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Old 04-21-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default First beer

Nope. Uh uh. Don't get ahead of yourself.


Did I say "first brew"? No, I didn't.


Did I? Negative!

I said "first beer". As in, "today, at 46 years old, I'm about to try the first beer of my life". Yep, first one. At least since, at about 5 years old, I decided to try an open beer my dad had left in the fridge...

So I was coming back from the supermarket, and, finally, I decided to get to the nearest gas station. Of course, they had the natural assortment of "fine" beers (Coors, Bud, Heineken, etc) and then, sitting alone in a corner, I saw this one:



I don't know if it's good or bad. I just know that I don't know it, and I figured, being a wheat beer, it should be on the sweet side...right?

So, now, I'm excited (can you tell?). I just put it in the fridge, but, before trying it, I have a few questions:

1. Is it good? Is it bad?
2. Is it sweet?
3. How cold should I drink it? Fridge cold? Freezer cold?
4. Anything else I should know about it?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:25 AM   #2
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it's ok..prob not a bad one for your first. it will be fairly light, have some citrus tones and be pretty drinkable. Leinies does a pretty good job.

good luck!
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You are drinking beer for the first time??!!??!!??!! I personally like that beer... It is a good wheat light beer... It is on the sweeter side of beer, but compared to other alcoholic drinks, it's not as sweet as your "fruity" drinks... So cheers... just keep in mind that beer is an acquired taste...
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That's a bad beer. It's loved by some, but it tastes like Fruity Pebbles, the kids' cereal.

Leinenkugels is owned by BMC, and makes only lagers. Even their nut brown ale is a lager.
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Do I need to make 500 posts before I can have my first beer?

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Very funny. I hadn't even noticed I had 500 posts...

Anyway, now I'm confused.

Yooper, I know you like the bitter stuff. Is it bad because it's not bitter, or is it really bad quality? I understand that, for $1.50, I'm not gonna get the best beer in the World...

Anyway, I already have it, so, any answer to my questions?
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That's a bad beer. It's loved by some, but it tastes like Fruity Pebbles, the kids' cereal.

Leinenkugels is owned by BMC, and makes only lagers. Even their nut brown ale is a lager.

I don't care for it either...


But how does a guy get to 500 posts on a homebrewing forum without ever having drank a beer, much less brewed one??????
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Ok, tried it. Didn't like it.

Either way, I'm happy. Now I have a starting point to make comparisons.

So...is there a beer that's sweeter and with a whole lot more body than that one?
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Ok, tried it. Didn't like it.

Either way, I'm happy. Now I have a starting point to make comparisons.

So...is there a beer that's sweeter and with a whole lot more body than that one?
Can you find a commercial Maibock? They are out this time of year, usually, as they are seasonal beers. They are full of body, with no hops flavor, and not really "sweet" but not bitter either.

They also make coffee-like beers like milk stouts or even milk chocolate stouts, and those are black beers with a roast flavor like sweetened coffe.
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Can you find a commercial Maibock? They are out this time of year, usually, as they are seasonal beers. They are full of body, with no hops flavor, and not really "sweet" but not bitter either.

They also make coffee-like beers like milk stouts or even milk chocolate stouts, and those are black beers with a roast flavor like sweetened coffe.
Not a clue... But I'm willing to try. Any brands you'd recommend?
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