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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2008, 06:01:21 AM »
How about if they used a Seville orange then?


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2008, 06:06:02 AM »
My thought is that people think lemons are "too sour" and they want something "sweeter" with beer.

NO NO NO. WRONG WRONG WRONG.

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I would have thought they would have complained about their beers being "cloudy" first.


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #62 on: November 16, 2008, 02:36:21 AM »

Yeah, I can see that re: Blue Moon. They both have the nice coriander thing.  Last time I had Hoegaarden was in London, actually.

Pet peeve though--I fucking cannot STAND it when bars put ORANGES in a weissbier or a belgian style. It's LEMONS that go in there, people. LEMONS.  The yellow one.

I don't have any really strong associations with beer and memories like that. In college I drank Keystone (!) and Busch Light (eghhh), but can't for the life of me remember anything...wonder why...hm...



Personally, I can't stand it when they put anything in my beer. If a beer can't taste good without some sort of post-hoc additive, then it isn't worth my time. If it must have an orange or lemon, then the brewer has something to hide.


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2008, 05:45:28 AM »

Yeah, I can see that re: Blue Moon. They both have the nice coriander thing.  Last time I had Hoegaarden was in London, actually.

Pet peeve though--I fucking cannot STAND it when bars put ORANGES in a weissbier or a belgian style. It's LEMONS that go in there, people. LEMONS.  The yellow one.

I don't have any really strong associations with beer and memories like that. In college I drank Keystone (!) and Busch Light (eghhh), but can't for the life of me remember anything...wonder why...hm...



Personally, I can't stand it when they put anything in my beer. If a beer can't taste good without some sort of post-hoc additive, then it isn't worth my time. If it must have an orange or lemon, then the brewer has something to hide.

I don't even like it when they put my beer in a glass.  Putting fruit in my beer is disgusting.
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #64 on: November 16, 2008, 10:05:22 AM »
If they made the beer right, they shouldn't need lemon to mask or enhance.  It's just parsley on a plate or a cherry in your Coke.
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #65 on: November 16, 2008, 11:07:51 AM »
What are you talking about?  They can put all kinds of flavors in beer. 
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #66 on: November 16, 2008, 11:23:13 AM »
What are you talking about?  They can put all kinds of flavors in beer. 

(I do homebrewing so I am not totally off-base with what I am saying)

I think he means, you could put lemon juice during the boiling/cooking step, but it would be a muted citrus and not a fresh, bright flavour and aroma that you get by putting in a slice of lemon in your Hefeweizen beer.    The downside of the acidity is that it tends to kill the head.

It really comes down to taste.  Personally, I dont add the lemon, but there is nothing wrong if you do.


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #67 on: November 16, 2008, 11:51:35 AM »
No, that's not what I meant.

I've done some homebrewing too.  I'm saying if you make good beer you shouldn't have to squeeze lemon juice into your beer.
It's beer not a cocktail.  You can put juice in your beer if you want, or you can buy better beer.
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #68 on: November 16, 2008, 12:19:52 PM »
Something tells me that you two are not going to agree on that point!  :D

But I am sure that you can agree that Miller Chill is the work of the devil.


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2008, 01:44:22 PM »
Your hamburger analogy is wrong, but I'm tired of you now.  All that gimmicky stuff like Miller Chill is the devil's work.
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #70 on: November 17, 2008, 10:07:19 AM »
What about a nice strawberry lambic?  8)
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #71 on: November 17, 2008, 10:10:19 AM »
Never tried Strawberry, Raspberry's good as is Gooseberry.


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2008, 10:28:21 AM »
I may of came off as an asshole here, and for that I'm sorry.

I LOVE beer.  Plus I worked full-time in a college town for a liquor store for 6 years, and I have tried every beer we had.  Also, we have made our own beers, and there are two really good micro-breweries in town that spoiled me for good.

So in short....I am a beer snob.
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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2008, 10:31:59 AM »
Have you tried any Lambics though?


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Re: The beer topic.....
« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2008, 10:34:49 AM »
Have you tried any Lambics though?

Yes.  I like them.
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