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Postby RelentlessLefty » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:05 pm

i still cant believe this...but hyvee here in muscatine has bcbs still on the shelves after a week...and still like 5 or more bottles of enjoy by....i bought 6 . Spaten is great but how much can you drink at one time....i guess thats only about 1.6 boots. :)
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Postby Grimm » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:10 pm

RelentlessLefty wrote:but how much can you drink at one time


Want to bet?
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Postby RelentlessLefty » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:12 am

Was not doubting your ability. I was just asking how much dark delicious german beer you would want to drink at one time. A boot and half is a pretty awesome amount of beer.
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Postby grodney » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:18 pm

Westvleteren 12 first come first served at Total Wine tomorrow - $85 for a 6-pack and 2 glasses. Hmmmmmmmm.
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Postby The Donator » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:22 pm

grodney wrote:Westvleteren 12 first come first served at Total Wine tomorrow - $85 for a 6-pack and 2 glasses. Hmmmmmmmm.

A fellow BW'er bought one of those a couple days ago and had the $85 receipt pic on FB. Whats up with this stuff?
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Postby grodney » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Never had one, but Balk(?) used to talk about it on here. Everybody says it's the best beer ever. I'm not a huge Belgian fan. I mean I like them, but I'm not going crazy over them. So I can't help but think I would be let down.
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Postby 10up » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:26 pm

pule costs $1200 a kilogram. That's cheese ..from donkeys. Donkey cheese is called pule.

I like cheese, but I can't bring myself to try this.

That being said, I've tried some of the best Belgian beers in Monasteries in Belgium and Germany, and have discovered they all taste like Belgian beers. Without a trained palate I doubt you'll be able to enjoy the intricacies that supposedly make it a superior Belgian Style brew in comparison to others.
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Postby RelentlessLefty » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:32 pm

Its #2 on Beer Advocates top beers. Its typically only ever sold in Belgium, which makes this harder than hell to get in the states. Its similar to the Abt12 made by St.Bernardus. The same yeast is used in both beers and are very similar(so I have heard). I bought a six pack today at John's in Iowa city. The Royal mile is selling some tomorrow from what i have heard. I don't know when.

P.S. I have heard from a few ppl now that even after the cost of $85 a six pack the places that are selling this stuff are only making around a dollar of profit per six pack
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:56 am

thanks for the Djokovic update there Dan-o.

My sister is a celiac and I'm wanting to bring her a good gluten free beer this weekend. Is there such a thing?
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Postby jnecessary » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:04 am

GDL17921 wrote:thanks for the Djokovic update there Dan-o.

My sister is a celiac and I'm wanting to bring her a good gluten free beer this weekend. Is there such a thing?


http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... beers.html

Check google, i've seen at least one or two of these around. Never tasted one though.
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:23 am

jnecessary wrote:
GDL17921 wrote:thanks for the Djokovic update there Dan-o.

My sister is a celiac and I'm wanting to bring her a good gluten free beer this weekend. Is there such a thing?


http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... beers.html

Check google, i've seen at least one or two of these around. Never tasted one though.


I read that article yesterday. I'm looking for an opinion from somebody that might have actually tasted one of those.
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Postby gretagun » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:52 am

Jay,

I have never tried any gluten-free beer, but last time I was at Beer Crazy, a customer was getting some recommendations on a few that they carry. You may want to stop by Beer Crazy or give them a call and see what they recommend.
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:57 am

will do, thanks Casey!
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Postby AO » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:09 pm

I had Stone Vertical Ale the other day. Couldn't stand it. Way to much nutmeg, cinnamon and spices.
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Postby 10up » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:29 am

my ex only drank gluten free beers. I don't know what you can get in Iowa but she preferred something called Bards the best. There is another called New Planet that is on tap around here that isn't bad. Very light. My favorite gluten free brew that I think tastes most like beer is Estrella Daura. Pricey though. Just make her drink good english ciders.
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