18.2% ABV Beer (in Off-topic)
July 28 2009 10:20 AM EDT
Nice. I normally don't drink beer, but I might try this one.
July 28 2009 11:01 AM EDT
Gross...fed with glucose? I can assure you this cannot taste like "beer". That's just asinine. No beer yeast is going to attenuate up to 18.5. I should know, the only way I ever got over 18% in mead was to fortify half the batch with Everclear. Mind you, these guys could have cultured some killer yeast, but something around 22-23% is the absolute fermentable max no matter how much you "feed" the wort/must.
Just go buy a six of Steel Reserve. Works every time.
I thought if it hits a certain percentage it can no longer be called beer?
July 28 2009 11:43 AM EDT
Has no one heard of Samuel Adams Utopias, iirc its something like 21-25% ABV but its pricey and is limited in production
July 28 2009 11:48 AM EDT
Yeah, I had the Sam Adams triple bock a while back. Tasted awful, I have to say.
If I want to drink syrup, I'll drink sherry, port wine, or Karo syrup. That's why I think the Bell's brand of brews here in the USA are over-priced garbage. Anyone can shove loads of malt and hops into something and create a high-gravity result. So what? I don't even consider it "beer".
I like King Cobra, it doesn't taste of syrup unlike Tennets Super or Kestrel. But that's only around 11% iirc.
At the weekend I had my first taste of Innis and Gunn oak aged beer. It was lovely! :D
Innis and Gunn
July 28 2009 12:32 PM EDT
Hm, oak aging in a 7.4% beer...now THAT sounds like innovative, tasty beer!
aged beer? i thought it was all about the freshness date! ; )
I've not tried the 7.4% Rum one, but the normal oak aged (6.6%) was lovely! I think they sell it in the US in a couple of places, if you can get your hands on one, I really recomend it! :D
July 28 2009 1:31 PM EDT
I'll keep it in mind! The beer wall should be returning to mounted state at some point after August 28th when we close on our new place in Madison. Going to take a while to get everything else moved in and unpacked, so we'll see!
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