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Old 03-18-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Beer of the Week: Miller High Life/Guiness draught

Let's hear it, beer freaks!

Cracking one of each right now!!!!


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Old 03-18-2006, 02:19 AM   #2
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You mixing up a " Black and Gold" ?

The first one, I can drink by the gallon. The second one must be savored one bottle at the time. They both have their place in my world...


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Old 03-18-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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Gawd...got sidetracked.....Father-in-law came over and wanted to start framing up the brew stand.....

First beer of the week was rather...boring, I'd say!

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I had my Guiness. What a different animal. I haven't had one (or hardly any commercial brew) since I started brewing in December. My first though was 'This is pretty good. I can make better though.' It's thinner in mouthfeel then I remember but still one of my favorites with wings and other pub fare. One St Paddy's I drank 9 pints (personal best.) That was many years ago when you could still get it for $5 a pint. Now your looking at $7+ per in the pub and the four-pack I bought cost $12.75!

I couldn't bring myself to by a twelver of High Life, that's all they had.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:28 PM   #5
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Talk about polar opposites!
I could probably only drink a couple Guiness but I could drink a bunch of Miller High Life. Funny thing though, I prefer to drink Guiness.
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Hmm... Should Cheyco cough up $25.50 for eight cans of Guiness or $15.00 for a can of Mountmellick Irish Stout extract? Can anyone help him decide???
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Well, I had only the Miller High Life. I must have missed the Guinness part.

It did not taste as bland as I would have expected it. Given the fact that it has an FG of ~1.007 it is one of the less watery Bud-like beers. Yet it was still a strange taste, that I didn't care for that much. What makes it taste so much different from a good light lager? Is it the 6-row, the rice or even corn?

I'd guess it's the 6-row that they are using. So far I haven't used it myself (and are not planning to do so).

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I actually had both this past weekend - one MHL in a bottle and several Guinness, in a widget can and on tap.

MHL - not as watery/bad as I recalled, but nothing special or remarkable, either. Straw gold color with little to no hop aroma. Very little hop flavor. No head to speak of. Slight malt profile with a small hint of a 'charcoal' aftertaste. One was all I needed.

Guinness - what can I say - it's a Guinness! Dark, slightly ruby color. Creamy off-white head that never completely dissapated. Slight roasted flavor and that distinct Guinness 'tang'. Had a smooth, but not at all heavy, mouthfeel. I'll have another, please!


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