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Old 11-10-2009, 05:01 PM   #11
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I think that's the one I'm going with.

I went out to eat last night and had a leiney fireside nut brown. Not a bad beer, but had virtually NO brown ale flavor IMO. Tasted more like an amber to me. Washed the food down nicely, but certainly not a beer to try to reproduce as a brown.

I have everything, just need to build the starter up again and pick a day when I can do it. Probably Wednesday. Tuesdays are my busy taking girls to dance day.
That Leine's beer is a lager. That's why it tastes so, well, not. Not like anything very flavorful.

I like the Janet's Brown Ale, but another thought I had was a Moose Drool clone. It was on "Can You Brew It?" recently, and they consider it cloned, if I remember correctly. Moose Drool is a really great example of American Brown, in my opinion, but it's definitely toward the malty side rather than hoppy. I think you'd also like my Fat Squirrel clone. It was a really good beer, well liked by everybody who tried it.


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Old 11-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #12
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That moose drool clone comes out awesome. Never had moose drool, but I can tell you the recipe is delicious.


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Dammit you guys! I already made up my mind! Arghh!!

LOL! I'm going to stick with the Janet this time. Tasty McDole's recipes HAVE to be good, by default. Just hearing his name makes me want to try one!

I would love to try a Moose Drool for real and have a comparison though.
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That Leine's beer is a lager. That's why it tastes so, well, not. Not like anything very flavorful.

I like the Janet's Brown Ale, but another thought I had was a Moose Drool clone. It was on "Can You Brew It?" recently, and they consider it cloned, if I remember correctly. Moose Drool is a really great example of American Brown, in my opinion, but it's definitely toward the malty side rather than hoppy. I think you'd also like my Fat Squirrel clone. It was a really good beer, well liked by everybody who tried it.
No wonder. I told my wife it was good, but NOT a brown in my opinion. I said it's missing a lot of the "brown flavor".

That's what I get for drinking a Leiney's. Some of their stuff is good, but a lot of it barely passes for beer IMO. The Berry Weisse was simply nasty...
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+1 on moose drool

I forgot how good the commercial version is until a friend brought some over.

I have a clone being tapped later this week Only 7 weeks old but I can't wait any longer.....
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That Leine's beer is a lager. That's why it tastes so, well, not. Not like anything very flavorful.

I like the Janet's Brown Ale, but another thought I had was a Moose Drool clone. It was on "Can You Brew It?" recently, and they consider it cloned, if I remember correctly. Moose Drool is a really great example of American Brown, in my opinion, but it's definitely toward the malty side rather than hoppy. I think you'd also like my Fat Squirrel clone. It was a really good beer, well liked by everybody who tried it.
Wait, isn't that Fat Squirrel a beer from Wisconsin, or Minnesota? I can't remember the name. I'm sure I picked up a mixer on the way back from moving my friend back to Michigan. Shoot... starts with an 'S'...

Schnell?? I'd have to look it up. If I remember, I think the Fat Squirrel was my favorite out of the whole batch!
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New Glarus Fat Squirrel.
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I'm partial to Elk Drool (a Moose Drool spin off).

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Dammit you guys! I already made up my mind! Arghh!!

LOL! I'm going to stick with the Janet this time. Tasty McDole's recipes HAVE to be good, by default. Just hearing his name makes me want to try one!

I would love to try a Moose Drool for real and have a comparison though.
I am going to brew a mini-mash version of this recipe in a couple weeks. I'd love to hear how your brew turns out.

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New Glarus Fat Squirrel.
Yes! I remember picking up a 6er of Schnells or whatever, but the fat squirrel was a different brewer.

I wish we could get New Glarus here. I'll have to look for it the next time I get to the LHBS in GR. The beer store in BR is good, but not THAT good.

I bought an old 6er of some German Altbier. Well, it was OLD! It had swingtops, and one reason I wanted to get it was for the bottles, and also because I wanted to try a commercial Alt.

Well, it was flat, NO hops, and very watery. Basically like a watered down flat pepsi. I think it had been on the shelf since the 80s...


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