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Old 11-03-2005, 02:24 AM   #1
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...they make crappy session beers! My most recently matured batch is a 8% brown ale. Flavor is fantastic...in fact, I want to drink 2 or 3 everytime I crack one open, but I'd be worthless! I'm quite the cheap date with this batch. And I was patting myself on the back for bottling so much of it in 1L bottles.

Must aim for 5% next batch...

 
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Old 11-03-2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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This is so true. It's great to know that you can brew a higher alcohol beer, but it takes real constraint to just brew a good simple beer is enjoyable to drink.
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:03 AM   #3
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I'm working on cutting the ABV on some of my favorites, but then there's Old Bog Water...

 
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:26 PM   #4
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Bah, they're great session beers! The session is just much shorter is all.
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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NICE! Leave it to Sam to shower the Lighter Side....great thinking.
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Old 11-03-2005, 10:06 PM   #6
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Bah, they're great session beers! The session is just much shorter is all.
Well, that's true, but sometimes I want to see the entire game on tv! Too bad my neighbor's AA and my wife is a lightweight. I'm going to have to attack some of these 1L's pretty soon with my ESB getting ready to go to secondary.

 
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:38 AM   #7
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You know what? At twenty-five, I don't mind having a session with an 8% ABV beer. I don't like going to work the next morning though. Weekend session, I say.

 
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Old 11-04-2005, 01:58 PM   #8
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I agree, it's not ideal for a session. Though if presented with the opportunity, one will still have a good (if completely insane) time

Went on a trip to leuven belgium recently with some friends. Irish people drinking 8% ale like we drink our 4.3% guinness/smithwicks/bulmers at home is just dangerous at best.. Our pubs close at 12.30, these close at 4am. A real culture shock.

These are examples of how we'd start:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0060.JPG
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0072.JPG

And this is how we'd end up (sorry there were just so many of them):
Impression of a shelf 1:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0074.JPG
Impression of a shelf 2:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0078.JPG
A comfy place to lie down:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0125.JPG
I founds me a female woman! (His exact words):
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0054.JPG
Declaring independance:
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...gium%20029.jpg

And finally me doing the "Yurz my beszt frenj eva... No im.. im zerious"
http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~crosbin/pho...n/DSCF0117.JPG
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Old 11-04-2005, 02:22 PM   #9
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You know what? At twenty-five, I don't mind having a session with an 8% ABV beer. I don't like going to work the next morning though. Weekend session, I say.
At 35 I've figured out for every hour of fun I pay for at least an hour, not like the old days when I could just soldier on! But it is fun having a high-abv beer around.

 
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:09 PM   #10
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At 35 I've figured out for every hour of fun I pay for at least an hour, not like the old days when I could just soldier on! But it is fun having a high-abv beer around.
Once you hit 50 you feel like crap in the morning anyway, so it's really hard to tell if you're hungover or not.
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