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    Good job! It ain't cheap or light, but nothing beats it for a good time.

    Kinda reminds me of my RFX... total overkill for everyday use.

    For special occasions, nothing else comes close!
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    Whew, I thought this thread was gonna be about an expensive fat hooker.
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    Oooooooooooo, 14% alcohol, I've got to find me some of that.

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    Looks yummy, I'm eagerly anticipating this years Winter Welcome ale by Samuel Smiths, should be in the next few weeks.

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    I can't wait patiently for this seasonal to come back out;


    Beer Style: Russian Imperial Stout
    Hop Variety: Magnum, German Hallertau
    Alcohol By Volume: 12.2%
    Color: Black

    Behold the stunning crimson hues through the inky blackness. Inhale the noble Hallertau hops, spicy and floral. Savor the flavors redolent of English toffee, rich mocha, sweet molasses, candied currants and a hint of anise. We highly recommend cellaring additional bottles, as the Czar will continue to mature and become denser and more complex with age.

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    Hey FM, I picked up two bottles of this last night, and, in my usual style, drank them both. Interesting stuff; a malt liquor that to me had quite a barleywine type flavor. Loved the 14 percent kick too! Thanks for showing me another strong brew. I usually don't inbibe anything less than 7%. [I'm a beer/ale snob].


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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    I usually don't inbibe anything less than 7%. [I'm a beer/ale snob].
    How does alcohol content relate to snobbery?
    ...and I thought is was all about taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    How does alcohol content relate to snobbery?
    ...and I thought is was all about taste.
    Good question! I actually believe that I can tell if the alcohol percentage is less than 7% just from a taste. Not that high alcohol content equals good taste; many barleywines have high A.C. but just don't taste good to me.
    I guess the real answer is I'm just an alcoholic!

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    I thought that was a head tube badge...

    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Kinda reminds me of my RFX... total overkill for everyday use.

    For special occasions, nothing else comes close!
    my bad..so whats that stuff taste like having that much alcohol in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    my bad..so whats that stuff taste like having that much alcohol in it?
    It's a heavy flavor, strong initial flavor that swirls in your sinuses. You are not at all inclined to take big swigs of it, you're more inclined to allmost sip it. Last year the avery brewery here in Boulder Co. made a brew called the beast. 18% alcohol! Wow, you had to go slow. It came in 22 ounce bomber bottles; drink one bottle, and you were slurring your speech. This year they've cut the A.C down to about 15%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    It's a heavy flavor, strong initial flavor that swirls in your sinuses. You are not at all inclined to take big swigs of it, you're more inclined to allmost sip it. .
    So they had the beer in stock? I want to try some but haven't seen it before.

    The Winter welcome ale is out now and its good this year but it's only 6% so you would probably snub your nose at it Is the Avery Czar beer out yet? I want to try that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    So they had the beer in stock? I want to try some but haven't seen it before.

    The Winter welcome ale is out now and its good this year but it's only 6% so you would probably snub your nose at it Is the Avery Czar beer out yet? I want to try that too
    The austrian malt liquor is in stock at ace liquor at 30th and pearl in Boulder, and I won't be suprised at all to find it at liquormart. The re-released version of the beast is out, but I've only seen it in 12 ounce bottles, for close to 7 bucks a bottle. Hard to buy that when it use to be ten bucks for the bomber.
    The Beast
    Beer Style: Belgian Grand Cru
    Hop Variety: Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, Hersbrucker
    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
    Color: Burgundy

    The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it's futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain. IBUs: 98, OG: 1.148



    The czar isn't out yet. I hope to [insert deity of your choice] that the czar comes out again in bombers, and that the price remains about the same as last year. I LOVE the czar; I could drink that everyday of the week! It is the smoothest imperial stout I have ever tasted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Good question! I actually believe that I can tell if the alcohol percentage is less than 7% just from a taste. Not that high alcohol content equals good taste; many barleywines have high A.C. but just don't taste good to me.
    I guess the real answer is I'm just an alcoholic!
    LOL.

    I say that because I don't particularily like Barley wine because despite the high IBU, the high alcohol takes the bitterness down and makes it seem too caramel tasting to me. Same with Scottish ales.

    I have had bigfoot ale many times (IBU 90 and A.C of 9.6 percent) while the Avery you mentioned has IBU of 70 and 12.2%. I'm guessing I won't like the avery at all, but I'm gonna try some when I get a chance.

    That samichlaus has IBU of 25 so I imagine it to be even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    LOL.

    I say that because I don't particularily like Barley wine because despite the high IBU, the high alcohol takes the bitterness down and makes it seem too caramel tasting to me. Same with Scottish ales.

    I have had bigfoot ale many times (IBU 90 and A.C of 9.6 percent) while the Avery you mentioned has IBU of 70 and 12.2%. I'm guessing I won't like the avery at all, but I'm gonna try some when I get a chance.

    That samichlaus has IBU of 25 so I imagine it to be even worse!
    Ditto; there aren't many barleywines that I like, and many scottish ales I find kind of harsh. Bigfoot ale, which I believe they call a barleywine, doesn't taste barleywinish at all. You may not like avery's beast, but I highly recommend trying the czar imperial stout. Soooooper smooth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    my bad..so whats that stuff taste like having that much alcohol in it?
    Renegade pretty much nailed it... it's not super dark but very thick. The alchohol hits you in the pallette right away, straight through your sinus. One of these (@ 3.99) and my buzz is on. Not a beer I would suggest after a ride, not thirst quenching at all. VERY tasty as a desert beer though!

    Since this original post, I've put away 3-4 6-packs of Jubile Ale... and some Full Sail winter beer- I forget the name. And of course snow cap, but that's really nothing special compared to jubile ale etc imho.

    We had a fun ride sunday and finished off a 6-pack of moose-drool and 1/2 gallon of Rogue dead guy ale at the trailhead afterwards...MMMMM. I love Miller high-life in the summer but summers over, it's back to quality beer!
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    Man, all this talk about good beer and ale and now I am all kinds of thirsty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Man, all this talk about good beer and ale and now I am all kinds of thirsty!
    Beat ya to it! YUMMY!! Thanks FM

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    wow that looks good!

    I think this thread should be a sticky. I'm looking forward to drinking a lot of good beer this winter! starting tonight....gotta finish that 6-pack of full sail so I can have my first seasonal CHIMAY BINGE!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Beat ya to it! YUMMY!! Thanks FM

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    Renegade must be at the liquor store right now-LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    Beat ya to it! YUMMY!! Thanks FM
    You beat me to it too!
    Look at that; a good beer next to an open mtbr thread with my avatar right there!

    I think it's time for a new avatar for me..........
    Mmmmmmmmm.........beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    You beat me to it too!
    Look at that; a good beer next to an open mtbr thread with my avatar right there!

    I think it's time for a new avatar for me..........
    beat ya to it again

    Thats why they call it eMpTy BeeR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Oooooooooooo, 14% alcohol, I've got to find me some of that.

    "Hell Yes"

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    Hey FM!

    I'm flying in tomorrow for a couple of job interviews.

    You and EBX up for some swilling & chilling on Sat. night?
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    Burp .....ahhh

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    I'll be here this weekend -- Always been a Bud fan but Esq and IB from boutique Bikes are twisting my sensibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e[i
    o]Hey FM!

    I'm flying in tomorrow for a couple of job interviews.

    You and EBX up for some swilling & chilling on Sat. night?
    [/i]Yeah man! I could be into that- keep me posted..

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