What Is Our Beer Or Alcoholic Drink Of Choice

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by JeremyScott, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Mrs got given this today.
     

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  2. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    What is the optimal aging period for urine?
     
  3. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I discovered this new gin earlier in the year. Best I've ever had. Simply outstanding.

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  4. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Am enjoying these 2 mixed together at the moment.
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  5. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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    A Kwaremont Belgian beer … a spicy blonde, brewed for cycling leaders

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    Named after the well-known (and notorious) bicycle escarpment of the Kwaremont in Flanders … not so steep with an average gradient of 6,6 % (like the alcohol percentage of the beer) …but quite troublesome because of the cobbles ... I did this one & de 'Muur van Geraardsbergen' (gradient up to 20%) earlier this year on my racing bike.
    Damned cobbles … but the beer is excellent! :cheers:
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  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Living in Connecticut, one of my favorite seasonal beers is Thomas Hooker's Chocolate Truffle Stout made with chocolate from a local chocolatier Munson's Chocolates. They also make a great Blonde beer. I always say that there is nothing like a Blonde Hooker! chocolatestout.jpg
     
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  7. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I thought the Dutch liked nothing from Belgium! :huh:
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The description is Blue Nun or Black Tower to a T.
     
  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Canuck - I know ... but actually Belgium once was part of Holland ... this is how Holland looked like after the French (Napoleon) left ca. 1815. Actually, the battle of Waterloo was fought on Dutch soil! See: Battle of Waterloo - Wikipedia

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    That's why the Belgians still have some positive sides left ;).
     
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Having a few nips of this lately

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  11. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Dave, I see you're taking your time and still not upgraded.

    Tim
     
  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Yep. Liquor bottles last a lot longer for me these days. Don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. :)
     
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  13. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    For me its bottled Old Speckled Hen (5% by vol) or another Greene King beer, their bottled IPA (3.6%). I prefer low(ish) alcohol beers, and I don't like hoppy beers.

    But its my wife I'm worried about. She has recently developed a taste for Feckin Unbelievable Irish Gin!


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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It is unlikely that my Norton got as close to the coast in 1940 as the Mont des Cats. 44th Division were there though. This 'Trappist' beer is an oddity as they have not brewed in the abbey since '14-'18 as the Hun stole all the brewing equipment. It's actually brewed for them in Scourmont (Chimay) so it's a Belgian / French hybrid. First bike and beer picture of the spring :)

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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    HURRAY!
     
  17. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    I had numerous wonderful ciders in the U.K. last year. Tragically, none of them are available in Canada.

    I'm still drinking Bowmore 12 year old, as I am too cheap to spend more. I like to think that it's a pretty good drink if that's all you're prepared to pay. :)
     
  18. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Clive,

    Is that meant to be an inspirational poster?
     
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  19. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    Forgive me for drifting off-topic, but seeing the picture of your bike, transported me back to the late 1950s, when dad had a 500cc Norton. I was always fascinated by the 3 "extra" controls on the handle-bars.

    There was a small one that he held in to reduce the compression while kick-starting it. If released too early during the kick, the bike would try to throw dad over the handle bars.

    I think another was for manual timing advance & retard. So what did the 3rd one do?

    I've also just remembered that dad always wore a huge coat with a thick belt when riding the bike. I now wonder if this was his army issue greatcoat.
     
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  20. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Enjoying this ale from a local brewery at the moment very nice.

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    Link to Ennerdale Brewery below.
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