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Old 09-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #21
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I think commercials like that are the leading cause of information obesity. People consuming large amounts of undigestible information (dark beer is a left hand beer - I'm right handed so it makes me fat) causes early conversation death.

Good beer is like lobster, I like those who don't like it, it leaves more for me.



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Old 09-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #22
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My father in law (a hardcore BMC) told me that the Centennial Blonde tasted dark
Jeez....i have that on tap now and none of my friends like your FIL complained about that beer. You in MASHERS BTW?


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Old 09-20-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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My father in law (a hardcore BMC) told me that the Centennial Blonde tasted dark
I got this from my dad (at time thought Busch Lite is a premium) when I first started brewing. I brewed a wheat beer around 7 SRM and he was "Oh that's way to dark of a beer."

A year later he still drinks Busch Lite (Hard to kick 40 some years of drinking it) But I'm getting him into Pales and Ambers. Working on Stouts, that may take a while.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #24
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What's wrong with not liking dark beers?
I'm still extrememly new to drinking beer. But I've had 4 dark beers now and hated each one. The bitterness from the roasted grain was very off-putting.
Will I ever have a dark beer I like? Maybe, but I'm doubting it.

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What's wrong with not liking dark beers?
I'm still extrememly new to drinking beer. But I've had 4 dark beers now and hated each one. The bitterness from the roasted grain was very off-putting.
Will I ever have a dark beer I like? Maybe, but I'm doubting it.
Nothing wrong with disliking dark beer. The problem is when people "don't like it" because they think it is necessarily huge in calories, alcohol and absurdly bitter - which isn't always the case. A lot of people refuse to even try something because "it is too dark," which is ridiculous because they probably don't have the slightest idea of how that beer will taste, so how can they know they don't like it?

I'm betting I could make a dark mild and a high gravity belgian tripel and people would be convinced the mild was a huge alcoholic beast, but would love to chug-a-lug that tripel. Because, you know, dark beers are too heavy.
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My father in law (a hardcore BMC) told me that the Centennial Blonde tasted dark
LOL "tasted dark" makes about as much sense as "sounding smelly."
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What's wrong with not liking dark beers?
I'm still extrememly new to drinking beer. But I've had 4 dark beers now and hated each one. The bitterness from the roasted grain was very off-putting.
Will I ever have a dark beer I like? Maybe, but I'm doubting it.
Chill out. The point of this thread is the blanket statement made by people who dont "get beer" that any beer with flavor is "dark"

Drink whatever you want, trust me I'm not losing sleep about what you do or dont like.
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I try to initiate sarcasm online with the .... to show that something is not as it should be.

Perhaps it's not working well, perhaps you people are just not smart enough...

What do you mean by "you people" . . .
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I've heard this quite a bit. I always tell them, "Dark is not a flavor."

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What's wrong with not liking dark beers?
I'm still extrememly new to drinking beer. But I've had 4 dark beers now and hated each one. The bitterness from the roasted grain was very off-putting.
Will I ever have a dark beer I like? Maybe, but I'm doubting it.
Well what is it you're calling a "dark" beer? That's a big part of the issue to me. Many people who only drink BMCs think anything darker than a Bud Light is a dark beer. You can get beer pretty dark without using any roasted grains that provide that roasty bitterness. I don't consider a pale ale or an ESB to be a dark beer, but it's a lot darker than a Bud Light and that's enough for a lot of people to call it a dark beer.

It bugs me I think because it implies that all dark beers taste the same, and nothing could be further from the truth.


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