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    Default Tried a new beer tonight...

    Sam Adams Chocolate Cherry Bock. It was actually very good. Not too carbonated, very subtle hint of chocolate, but could off used a little less cherry. Overall a very good beer. I would actually classify it as a dessert beer. Save it for the last one of the night and enjoy. I tried it too early and switched back to Guinness stout.
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    Nobody drinks beer here bro. Better to take this to a different forum.












    JK. I got one of those Sam Adams 12 packs that had 12 different beers in it. Chocolate Bock was one of them,. Damn fine taste in that bottle.
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    There is something very wrong with chocolate and cherry in beer !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    There is something very wrong with chocolate and cherry in beer !!!!!
    The problem is when the parents of the beer decide whether it should be chocolate or cherry. (oops I was thinking of that other thread) I must've smoked to much gender. I better go have a beer!
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    I picked up a case sampler at a Sam's Club store that had the chocolate bock and also Black n Brew which is a coffee flavor. Very good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    There is something very wrong with chocolate and cherry in beer !!!!!
    Man law...don't fruit the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCNJ View Post
    Sam Adams Chocolate Cherry Bock. It was actually very good. Not too carbonated, very subtle hint of chocolate, but could off used a little less cherry. Overall a very good beer. I would actually classify it as a dessert beer. Save it for the last one of the night and enjoy. I tried it too early and switched back to Guinness stout.
    If you like this beer I suggest trying Troeggs Mad Elf. It's cherry beer done right. There is just a hint of cherry flavor instead of getting punched in the face with it like Sam Adams.
    If you like Chocolate beer then check out Rouges Chocolate Stout , Saranac Chocolate Lager. These beers are crafted to perfection and have a wonderful full bodied taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Nobody drinks beer here bro. Better to take this to a different forum.












    JK. I got one of those Sam Adams 12 packs that had 12 different beers in it. Chocolate Bock was one of them,. Damn fine taste in that bottle.
    Actually there is a ton of beer drinkers on this forum , many are hardcore about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    There is something very wrong with chocolate and cherry in beer !!!!!
    You my friend need to experience craft beers or just beer in general. There is a wonderful world out their past Miller and Bud. When you are ready come see me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    Man law...don't fruit the beer!
    Ok that makes sense on some levels except in the summer time and Christmas. Christmas beers have some hit of cheery in them and makes for a enjoyful experience. There are plenty of MAN beers out there during all parts of the season. So lets dig in just a bit.

    Summer time is Pilsner , Lager and Ale time. Many greats to be had in this area.
    Fall comes Oktoberfest beers which are lagers and Pumpkin flavor is in full effect. Spicy and festive.
    Winter kicks in and Stouts/Porters are where it's at. Most will start this path with Guinness draft , then once one gets a taste , one can explore this wonderful world of Stouts. Many to be had in coffee , Chocolate , Oatmeal and milk flavors. One could even check out the all in one Breakfast Stout from Founders which has Oatmeal , Chocolate and coffee all in one beer , tai about flavor explosion.
    Then Spring comes in and it's back to Pilsners , Lagers and Ales. You can enjoy these types of beer all year around but they taste better when paired with Seasonal foods and temperatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    You my friend need to experience craft beers or just beer in general. There is a wonderful world out their past Miller and Bud. When you are ready come see me.
    I lived in Germany, they brew real beer. I'll pass on the chcolate and cherry and the Miller and the Bud if it's alright with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftplumma View Post
    Spent many evenings with SA products auditioning audio gear.........
    Samuel Adams is a good start to open ones eyes on the path. So many better brews out there. Look past SA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    Ok that makes sense on some levels except in the summer time and Christmas. Christmas beers have some hit of cheery in them and makes for a enjoyful experience. There are plenty of MAN beers out there during all parts of the season. So lets dig in just a bit.

    Summer time is Pilsner , Lager and Ale time. Many greats to be had in this area.
    Fall comes Oktoberfest beers which are lagers and Pumpkin flavor is in full effect. Spicy and festive.
    Winter kicks in and Stouts/Porters are where it's at. Most will start this path with Guinness draft , then once one gets a taste , one can explore this wonderful world of Stouts. Many to be had in coffee , Chocolate , Oatmeal and milk flavors. One could even check out the all in one Breakfast Stout from Founders which has Oatmeal , Chocolate and coffee all in one beer , tai about flavor explosion.
    Then Spring comes in and it's back to Pilsners , Lagers and Ales. You can enjoy these types of beer all year around but they taste better when paired with Seasonal foods and temperatures.
    It's all good, and was poking some fun.

    But, I am a bit of a purist when it comes to my beer and I shed a tear of regret when the Bavarian Purity law was repealed.

    I'll occassionally indulge in a seasonal brew that may have some spices, but when a beer goes heavy with fruit - I'll pass - not my thang...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    But, I am a bit of a purist when it comes to my beer and I shed a tear of regret when the Bavarian Purity law was repealed.


    The Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" or the "Bavarian Purity Law" in English, was a regulation concerning the production of beer in Germany. In the original text, the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. The law has since been repealed but many German and American beers, for marketing purposes, continue to claim to abide by the rule.The law originated in the city of Ingolstadt in the duchy of Bavaria on 23 April 1516, although first put forward in 1487, concerning standards for the sale and composition of beer.

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    I need recommendations for pilsner type beer for this weekend.
    Please list your favorites. I'll start with two:
    Brooklyn beer pilsner and Yuengling premiun.
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    Saranac Bohemian Pilsener .
    http://www.saranac.com/page/bohemian-pilsener
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESavinon View Post
    I need recommendations for pilsner type beer for this weekend.
    Please list your favorites. I'll start with two:
    Brooklyn beer pilsner and Yuengling premiun.
    Stella Artois is an OG in the pilsner world. Very good stuff.

    Brooklyn Brewing makes great beer in general.

    Yuengling, meh, I'd pick it over Bud/Miller/Coors but wouldn't be my first choice.

    Victory Prima Pils is excellent as well.

    When I first started drinking craft beer I enjoyed Saranac, but as I've tried others I realized there is much better out there. I rank them just slightly above Magic Hat, which isn't saying much, IMO.
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    Samuel Adams is a good start to open ones eyes on the path. So many better brews out there. Look past SA.
    I will reiterate this, Sam Adam's IS a good start down the right path. They have a plethora of good beer as well as a plethora of OK beer. As far as the Chocolate Bock and Black 'n Brew, they are by far my favorite SA beers for this time of the year. Come Spring Summer, their Summer Ale is just a good balanced beer to be drinking during yard work and the like. That is all.

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    OK, everybody over to see Mantis' place for some beer edification!!

    My bro-in-law will be visting soon and I need a new to me beer to try out. Not much experience in stouts or porters but would like one that's not too heavy but full body taste....suggestions?

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    I agree with one of the other posters -- Victory Prima Pils, if its available in your area, is excellent. I'd rate it as the best Pilsner I've ever tried. That said, I don't drink Pilsners often, but my favorites that are available nationwide would be the Stella and the Pilsner-Urquell (the world's first Pilsner).

    The think to remember about Pilsners is that even the best ones need to be served pretty cold. I'm a person who drinks mostly IIPAs and Imperial Stouts, so those both are best somewhere in the 50-60 degree spectrum. A Pilsner on the other hand, I'd prefer ~40 degrees.

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    Muncybob -- where you are, you should be able to get Smuttynose Robust Porter, which is very full and well rounded (lives up to the name), but isn't as strong as an imperial. Another one that should be available in your area is the Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, which is PA local and an excellent brew. Flying Dog only makes a couple of great beers, but the Gonzo is one of them.

    The Founder's Porter is my favorite porter, if you have it there (its out of Michigan). Utterly unreal. Most of my favorite stouts are really heavy, so probably not what you are looking for. I have a hard time recommending a good lighter stout, though the Bell's Double Cream is one of the few that comes to mind. Let us know what you end up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muncybob View Post
    OK, everybody over to see Mantis' place for some beer edification!!

    My bro-in-law will be visting soon and I need a new to me beer to try out. Not much experience in stouts or porters but would like one that's not too heavy but full body taste....suggestions?
    There are many excellent stouts to try out. If you want an impressive Stout that is a hit with just about every single person on the earth would be Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout. It's incredibly smooth , tasty and finishs clean. It's like organic lovelyness.
    Another really good impressive stout would be Rouges Double Chocolate Shout. It's one of those beers you taste and say WOW after every sip. it's full bodied and super nice milky chocolate finish. It's smooth and will make you feel better. It's one of the very best Stouts ever made.
    Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout is an impressive treat. It's like the Riverhorse but not as smooth. It's creamy and sweet but has a nice clean finish. When drinking you have a hard time putting it down.

    So that should get you started down a unbelievable path. Just be quick to buy your stouts as they are getting out of season. Riverhorse stopped making the Oatmeal Milk stout and all that is left is what is not sold yet. Buy all you find like right now.
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    A local tavern carries several of the Rouge beers on tap. My fave so far is the Dead Guy Ale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timalan View Post
    I agree with one of the other posters -- Victory Prima Pils, if its available in your area, is excellent. I'd rate it as the best Pilsner I've ever tried. That said, I don't drink Pilsners often, but my favorites that are available nationwide would be the Stella and the Pilsner-Urquell (the world's first Pilsner).

    The think to remember about Pilsners is that even the best ones need to be served pretty cold. I'm a person who drinks mostly IIPAs and Imperial Stouts, so those both are best somewhere in the 50-60 degree spectrum. A Pilsner on the other hand, I'd prefer ~40 degrees.
    Most people don't know the importance of serving beer at the right tempature. A pilsner at 50 + is losing it's taste , a Stout at 40- you cover up all it's beauty. All beers have a temp the taste the best at. I'm a huge Stout guy myself but not so much a IPA. I only like a few IPA's as most get to bitter for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timalan View Post
    Muncybob -- where you are, you should be able to get Smuttynose Robust Porter, which is very full and well rounded (lives up to the name), but isn't as strong as an imperial. Another one that should be available in your area is the Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter, which is PA local and an excellent brew. Flying Dog only makes a couple of great beers, but the Gonzo is one of them.

    The Founder's Porter is my favorite porter, if you have it there (its out of Michigan). Utterly unreal. Most of my favorite stouts are really heavy, so probably not what you are looking for. I have a hard time recommending a good lighter stout, though the Bell's Double Cream is one of the few that comes to mind. Let us know what you end up with.
    Everything I have tried from Smuttynose is amazing. Can't go wrong with any choices from them. Founders Breakfast Stout is a lot for a new Stout person to take on. It's a lot for a seasoned person to take on. But some love it some hate it. It's one of those stouts that can be argued it's overdone having Oatmeal , chocolate and Coffee all in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muncybob View Post
    OK, everybody over to see Mantis' place for some beer edification!!

    My bro-in-law will be visting soon and I need a new to me beer to try out. Not much experience in stouts or porters but would like one that's not too heavy but full body taste....suggestions?
    Now that I'm on a Stout Kick Here is a few others to try out.

    Troeggs Java Head- dude if you like coffee and beer , this is the perfect one to try. Be careful it's strong at 8.2% as you can't slam to many down without falling over. But the flavor is amazing and one of my all time favorite beers/ Stouts on the planet.
    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout- This is the cream of the crop for this company , this is the flagship beer and after you have one or 3 you'll know why. It's everything you love about Guinness and then some. it's full bodied and thick with a super nice molasses finish. It can easily be called the best stout on earth by many. I rate it top 4.
    Youngs Double Chocolate Stout- another easy drinker with a great hint of chocolate finish. It's Stout up front and chocolate at the finish. It's an interesting beer that will have you coming back for more.

    If you need more I got plenty more.
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