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Old 11-02-2008, 08:02 AM   #1111
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I'm drinking my latest homebrew. It's an American Brown Ale, tasty.


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Old 11-02-2008, 08:41 AM   #1112
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I am drinking Brewfest Marzen, followed by
milk stout, and loving it.


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Old 11-03-2008, 02:00 AM   #1113
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Bellhaven Wee Heavy...



It's a right fat bastard of a beer....I'd rank it up there along side oaked Arrogant Bastard (without the oakiness.) It's not a smooth, mellow ale...

I like this definition from some beerblog I found while looking up info on it...

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Belhaven Wee Heavy is more aggressive and unrefined than many of its brethren. It's malty, but it is neither smooth nor suave. It is a barbarian at the door.

If you're a scotch drinker, you might like Belhaven if you're the kind of person who would choose a bold and peaty Laphroig or Lagavulin over a smoother more rounded flavor, like the Macallen.

Casual beer drinkers should probably skip Belhaven Wee Heavy and go for a smoother, maltier tasting wee heavy. I think beers like McEwans Scotch Ale (or even Skullsplitter) are much more palatable to a mass market, and I think they're closer to what a lot of American craft brewers aim for when they try to do wee heavies.

However, if you're a purist (and you know who you are), you owe it to yourself to try a bottle of this unusual and very rich beer. It is very complex, but also a very authentic traditional-style wee heavy.
Give it a try.

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Old 11-03-2008, 02:07 AM   #1114
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Tetleys English Ale.


I'd have to say it's pretty good...for beer out of a can.

I do love Widgited beer.
I'll be drinking some Fullers ESB later.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:29 AM   #1115
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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA. It's kinda like a Wit crossed with an IPA. It's their IPA but fermented with a Belgian yeast. Hoppy, fruity, a little bubble gum, but very balanced. An interesting twist on a favorite.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:38 AM   #1116
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Stone Cali-Belgique IPA. It's kinda like a Wit crossed with an IPA. It's their IPA but fermented with a Belgian yeast. Hoppy, fruity, a little bubble gum, but very balanced. An interesting twist on a favorite.

Am I understanding you correctly...it is a product by stone? Hmm I've never seen it...Have to dig one up if I can find one...

Right now I am eating ice cream and contemplating an Oaked Arrogant bastard.

Oh and before the wee heavy I had a Stone IPA with my exptremely spicy Chicken mole I made for dinner...
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:45 AM   #1117
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Am I understanding you correctly...it is a product by stone? Hmm I've never seen it...Have to dig one up if I can find one...

Right now I am eating ice cream and contemplating an Oaked Arrogant bastard.

Oh and before the wee heavy I had a Stone IPA with my exptremely spicy Chicken mole I made for dinner...
Indeed it is. I had this beer recently too and thought it was quite good. It didn't seem as hoppy as their IPA, but I wasn't focusing on the hops while drinking. It could also be that I've been drinking too much Pliny lately since they started distributing down here.

Either way, if you can find a bottle, snatch it up.

 
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:46 AM   #1118
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Yes a Stone Beer, but hard to find bottled. I had some growlers filled at the brewery on Friday.

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:41 AM   #1119
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Jubelale, washing down homebade tortilla soup.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:30 PM   #1120
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The Cali-Belgique sounds downright delicious. I may have to take a Stone clone recipe and try some alternate yeast strains, I've been wanting another IPA on tap for the cold months... Been easily 4 months since my English IPA kicked.

@Kahuna, +1 to canned beer. I love the Boddington's with the widget, it's a great creamy smooth beer. Love drinkin' it on poker nights. Saw Fat Tire at the store in cans today - Normally I would jump at it, but I just haven't been feeling Fat Tire lately... I've been in a hoppy mood lately.


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