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Mercan Beer Advice
#291487 12/30/09 9:21 pm
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So there I was mooching round our local supermarket when I find this

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Now it's brewed by the Flying Dog brewery of Colorado in that there Maryland. It's an American-Style imperial stout of 8.7% grin It's called Gonzo Imperial Porter

Now then my question is this do I drink it cold or warm confused

It also has a quote from Hunter S Thompson on it, hence the name Gonzo, that says

"Good people drink good beer"

Over to you my American Chums

beerchug

More info at www.flyingdogales.com

P.S obviously a tasting report will follow at some point!!


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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
Paul G80 #291496 12/30/09 10:36 pm
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Paul I drink such ales porter, stout etc, at anything between cellar temperatures and room temperatures. So between 13 and 18 degree Centigrade or cool to the touch but not icy cold or warm.
I find that as they warm a bit their flavour and aroma develops anything colder or warmer and you don't get the effect. All IMHO... smile


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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
KarlB #291514 12/31/09 1:04 am
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Hi Guys,

Well, I know that out in the shed, there is only two rules for drinking beer:

1.) the top has to be popped off.

2.) the hostess gets the first beer.

.....and that pretty much covers it. Oh, and any time it's possible, it's nice to drink a nice base of Guinness before going to the cheap beers.

Beer: it's a good thing. beerchug


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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
KarlB #291515 12/31/09 1:06 am
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Paul Lad. BLIMEY ! Have we learnt you NUFFINK when you've camped with us ?

It's a PORTER Lad. Over here, that would be a winter ale really, but them 'mercans are a strange lot, so they probably bosh it out all year round and THEN freeze it to death ? laugh

Drink at NO LESS than a rough cellar temperature lad... about 15 degrees or so. As Karl very rightly says, flavour and aroma need a bit of temperature, but not too much, or indeed too little.

By the way, I'm sitting here supping a pint of 'Rudolph's Nose' .... <hic>

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Graham Ham #291529 12/31/09 5:17 am
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Looks like good beer. Never had it myself though. Lets us know how it is.... I will concur on the suggested temperature.....


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wadeschields #291535 12/31/09 6:20 am
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yes, drink it as you would any proper English porter!

and WHOA! A Flying Dog, Hunter S Thompson, Ralph Steadman
collaboration?
BRING IT.

and remember, it was H.S.Thompson who said those immortal words:
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."


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ricochetrider #291541 12/31/09 9:45 am
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Right then cellar temperature it is, well cupboard temperature anyway.

As for you Grandad Jr Of course I learned nuffink with you lot because I was always ever so slightly inebriated......a lot! crazy

Tasting notes to follow later


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Paul G80 #291548 12/31/09 11:33 am
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Paul lad, as you know I've spent some time out there in the Colonies, and I've had a few beers with em all. Now lad IF, and you'll see that's a big if, wearing a hat coat & gloves. If that there Ale was over there, they'd have it at -75 degrees KELVIN shocked It would be the coldest thing known to man, why I wager they'd have it sent to NASA so that the temperature would be just right, they'd use some sort of nuclear powered freezer so that beer would be just cold enough. Then you'd have to hand over half your hard earned holiday money, as a 'Tip' to the waitress who handed it to you shocked

BUT, and that there is a big but wearing Tweeds and smoking a pipe. We're in England lad, home of fine taste and quality. So lad, get that Ale up to cellar temperature, pour it into a jug glass at the correct angle, find a nice high backed leather chair, by the side of a roaring log fire, and enjoy your winter Porter wink


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Kent Shaun #291566 12/31/09 1:45 pm
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Pauls post piqued (how's that for alliteration?) my interest so I dragged out my big book of beers about stout and porter etc. I didn't know for example that some stouts are a bit like Belgian Gueuze beers, as in made from a mix of an old beer with a younger one. Also Imperial Stouts were made in Southwark and sent out to the Baltics and Russia as well as America and as far as Japan.

I'm always amazed by how beer has flowed through history and around the world connecting folk up.

http://www.flyingdogales.com/Beer-Specialty-Gonzo.aspx

Cheers... beerchug

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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
KarlB #291571 12/31/09 1:53 pm
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Karl lad, can't wait till we're at a camp together lad, I'm SO glad you got that A50 on the road, it's this sort of learning that I miss wink


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Kent Shaun #291589 12/31/09 4:31 pm
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CUE the *MORE BEER* song boys...
right. steady on...
a one, a two, a three.....GO!


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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
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Mmmmmmmmm...Flying Dog Porter! It's a constant battle over here trying to get the restaurants and bars not to over chill the good beer! There are a few however that know enough to keep the Porters and Stouts at celler temerature. Here in PA we have award winning Yeungling Porter which also happens to be the oldest brewery in the USA.
As for the fizzy yellow beer as I call it, it almost has to be frozen to tolerate it!



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Interesting you should mention the Flying Dog Porter because thats what I just popped the top off and behind that I have a Troeggs Brewing Company (Harrisburg, Pa of all places) "Java Head" which is a very fine Stout with a heavy coffee bean taste. I bought a 12 pack of Butt Lite to take to family function we didn't make and it sat here for months until another function. In the U.S. this is a great time to be a beer drinker because we finally have some good beers. Of all of the Porters my favorite is the Stone Smoked Porter.

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Having a few Sierra Nevada "Celebration" ales to help ring in the new year. The "celebration" ale is kind of like an IPA on steroids!



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When my friends travel south to Moab, Utah they always bring back Polygamy Porter. Why have just one?


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Re: Mercan Beer Advice
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Originally Posted by Dr. Z
When my friends travel south to Moab, Utah they always bring back Polygamy Porter. Why have just one?


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