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Posted on 05/13/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
Anyone notice Guinness tastes different? It seems to me when they stopped using the "widget" in their bottles, the flavor changed. It now has a slightly sour aftertaste.
A year ago or so I was asked to leave an irish pub when I got into a huge argument with the bartender. I told them their Guinness keg was crap after taking one sip of a draw and I told them I wanted my money back. They gave me my money and I was escorted out.
But now I tasted guinness(bottles) last friday for the first time in a year and realized its the same taste. Slightly sour aftertaste. They changed something. I can't drink it anymore.
I just went out and bought cans to try them and see if any different. Nope. same sour aftertaste.
When I was an 18 year old young fairly tiny lady I was removed from a bar bodily by two big guys carrying me off the ground, by my shoulders out the door. I was a very new pool player and handily beat the owners son at a game. His game was his pride, and he accused me of being a shark. His mom, the owner, had me removed, probably before her son would have hauled off and hit me.
One other time I was removed from a strip joint/bar by the bouncer, who carried me out. A young, zealous Christian I went up on the stage and started preaching to the girls and the crowd. It was interesting because the crowd loved me, not so much the girls, who were upstaged. The crowd booed the bouncer for taking me away. The bouncer was so gentle. He carried me like he thought I could easily break.
Murphys is far better than Guiness.
And the stout I make is hell’s bells better than both!
But for right now, I’m almost finished bottling a run of Dark Ale. Will get about 38 bottles out of this one.
My current 2 favorite beers are Guinness Extra Stout and Stella Artois.
Months ago my favorites were Sam Adams Cream Stout and Irish Red.
I’m ready for a price drop, though. Sometimes wish I still liked cheap beer.
Sad for you.
Those are good rules.
Those are good rules.
Their product was very funky, sold in battered, scratched, dark brown bottles that looked as if they had been recycling since the Civil War. Their draft was sold in saloons that they owned! The taste varied from day to day, (even from case to case!) possibly because everyone from the CEO and the inter-related board of directors down to the guys on the brewery floor was pixilated around the clock. BTW, their ad budget was miniscule!
We worked and worked on a suitable positioning statement to come up with "More than Just a Six-Object." My idea,"No Two Bottles Alike" was summarily rejected and I was sent back to the car account. We could do no wrong as long as all the very lo-bux commercials were shot on the company yacht and had plenty of hefty eye-candy around. Apparently, this brewery's ideal Babe was about 5'3" and 165, concentrating the weight in the all-important frontal waist to chin areas.
Mercifully, the main reason they hired us at all was apparently to convince a prospective buyer that they were "hip" marketers! After their facilities were sold to a big national, we never saw them again nor again had to drink their unreliable brew. Neither has anyone else, thankfully.
At one point, we also got to work on a famous national brand's new Lite Beer. At a lite-beer-powered brainstorming session, our Elegant Lady Radio Producer said, "Reminds me of making love in canoe!" The meeting went wild at her burst of creativity. She deadpanned the room, and said, "Yeah, f$#cking close to water."
PA did have a lot of good beers though, Senator's Club, Polski Pivo, Olde Griesedick, etc. etc. etc.The best?
Brand names omitted to protect the family reputation ... and my neck.
Allow me to commend you on your true scientific spirit. You have remained the same. It is Guiness that has changed. The bastards.
So you noticed it too then? Why are there so many guinness drinkers on this thread claiming nothing has changed?
Yuengling isnt’ available west of the mississippi.
It is the second oldest family owned brewery in America...second after Yuenling.
That Zommerfest is amazying beer. I tried it the first time last friday. Extremely tasty. Not quite as good as St Peter’s English Ale, but pretty close. I had never heard of German ale before friday. I talked to a guy who works for the Schell’s brewery and he explained to me the German “Kolsch” beers and the altbiers of Dusseldorf.
Kolsch is now my second favorite beer type right behind English Ale. I have not yet tried an Altbier.
No doubt extremely limited distribution!
Guiness has changed. IMNSVHO,it’s “thinner” and has some sort of “aftertaste.”
I’m afraid I don’t know your Acronym.
In my not so very humble opinion.........
knews_hound just emailed me a link to this thread and suggested I ping the Homebrews list to the thread and introduce myself as the new holder of the ping list.
I should inform all of you that are very experienced Homebrewers that I have only been brewing for a little more than a year and only have experience in extract brewing at this point. But it has turned into a passion.
I am currently sipping on a Nut Brown Ale(ABV 8.3) Brewed on April 6 and has just now developed a nice carbonation level. Brewed a Honey Ale last Friday - still in primary and have a Porter in my secondary and should be ready to be bottled next week. On deck is a Copper Ale.
I have been using Midwest Supply for my brewing supplies and ingredients.
Please ping me to any threads related to brewing, Beer, Wine, or Mead. And I will ping the list.
What do y’all think about a monthly Homebrewer Thread being started?
Here’s to good brews,
Well isn’t this a great start, I forgot to ping the list to my post #117!
Between nitrogen and pasteurization, Guinness outside Ireland just isn’t anywhere near the same. To me it’s bitter anywhere else. There, it’s smooth, almost chocolaty.
I had a domestic stout from a local brewery that I enjoyed a few weeks ago, Black Mamba. Slightly peppery, I asked why and was told roasted hops. Aviator Brewing Company, just outside Research Triangle Park in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Good to know.
So knews hound has retired from his post as ping list holder eh? I hope he isn’t also retired from commenting.
I’d imagine the further you get from Minnesota the harder it is to find. Since I’m in iowa, its not that difficult. Yuengling is impossible to find where I am. It just plain not shipped west of the mississippi. period. As for authentic kolsch beers and altbiers from cologne and dusseldorf, I don’t know. I havn’t tried to locate any of those yet.
Have you ever ordered from More Beer? Mr. Sg has made some great-tasting brews from them.
P.S. Monthly thread sounds good!
P.P.S. Can’t wait ‘til you report re: Thanksgiving cranberry meade!
I will have to look into More Beer do you have a recommendation?
I don’t know if he is retired from commenting. But when he sent out an FReepMail to the ping list, about a month ago, he said he does not visit FR very often and would like someone to take over the Homebrewing list. So I replied I would be glad take on the task. He just replied today.
I hesitate to recommend anything to an experienced brewer because my tastes were very pedestrian before my husband started brewing. I’ll get back to you when I’m more accomplished unless my brain turns into oatmeal from too much sampling.
I bottled the Cranberry mead this past Friday it will be Thanksgiving time frame before I try it. Because I knew going in to this mead it would be a year long project I can wait. I will report then. The mead had been in a secondary since the middle of Jan. It did have a nice taste and was around 13.5 ABV but still needs some time to mellow. Nice red/blush color and clear as glass.
My tastes run to the amber - reds - browns and stouts. Although I did brew up a blonde Honey Ale on Friday - hope it turns out good.
Mead appears to be a whole lot more trouble than ale. The time frame will make it a real pain to tinker with recipes. I’ve done a batch of ale in 2.5 weeks.
Yep! I agree on a quick ale is the way to go. Actually the mead is no trouble at all. Just set it aside and forget about it. It just takes a lot of time before it is mature and ready consume. I doubt I will do many meads. I want my beer!
Hubby brewed a blonde honey ale from Midwest and we liked it. The only note he left in his beer log was that it had a citrus note. The very first thing he made was from HomeBrewStuff—Kolsch. It had a caramel, nutty flavor.
The primary advantage of ordering from More Beer is that they don’t charge for shipping. Their stuff is good, but our notes are too sketchy (he thought I documented, I thought he documented....)
the worst swill i ever had was “Iron City” beer
We bought a one-quart CAN for $.40 cents (all we could scrape together) when I was 18 (ok maybe 16) and even we wouldn’t drink it.
I make a ground turkey chili with Sam Adams that is deeee-liscious
Actually all I was asking is, what has tasted good to you? My wife is not a Beer drinker but will taste a sip or two of my efforts. She thinks my Nut Brown Ale is to strong. That is why I brewed up the Honey Ale. It is a Blonde Ale and supposed to be mellower than my darker brews.
That reminds me of one of my favorite blonde jokes- the punchline is:
“was it pastuerized?” “no- just up to my t*ts”
OK, now I get you. I didn’t care too much for the Belgian pale ale from More Beer. (Too strong.) I hate to post this but my favorite beer was Natural Light. After having my husband’s brews, I don’t want NL any more. If you like, I can send you a list of the stuff that we’ve liked. I’d be more comfortable if I could include a flavor description and maybe a Likert scale (0 is strongly dislike, 5 is strongly like.) Beer evaluation is a serious responsibility and I refuse to mislead you. I really liked the Kolsch (sp?). Will be more conscientious and keep in touch.
Yep - on tap is the way to go.
Or learn to brew your own clone...
I have brewed a couple of Belgian Ales. They were OK but took quite a while to condition in the bottles. Sure I would like to see your like it list.
I'd be up for that if I could get the recipe for Konigsbacher Pils, my favorite beer of all time.
Then again, who am I kidding...I don't have the time, or the patience for that.
I blame Jim Thompson for the lack of time...lol!
I can't tell you why there is a difference, but draft Guinness in Ireland is very different from, and superior to, what we get in this country, be it draft, can or bottle.
If you want to try a truly disgusting Guinness, find a bottle of Guinness brewed under license in Nigeria.
When brewing your own from kits or using Extracts the brewing time is not the problem. It is the daggum wait (Patience) needed until a beer is ready to drink~! Darn that waiting time! But it rewarded with that first glass of delicious Homebrew. Try it.
Koelsch bier is from Cologne(Koelsch is “of or from Cologne, Koeln” in the local dialect). When I lived in Koeln, there were 21 local brewerys each making distinctive ales. Always served very fresh in 300ml glasses. My favorite is Paeffgen, only served at the brew pub and restaurant. Worth a trip to Cologne for just the Paeffgen.
I get it...Koelsch is kinda like Welsh...a person from whales is welsh...or kinda like the “ish” ending typical in english words. Interesting that “cologne” appears to be a french word, yet it is a city in germany.
It sure is good beer. I really like ale, except I don’t like belgian ale very much. Before I tried the Koelsch ale I never knew there was such a thing as german ale.
I like the idea of no shipping charges. I wish MoreBeer listed the ingredients of their kits and had reviews like like Midwest does. The Kolsch from Midwest is on my calander after the Copper Ale only thing is they recomend a cool/cold secondary. I will have to use an ice chest and blue ice to keep the temps down to between 60° - 50° in the secondary. I am keeping my porter in a cool secondary and it is a pain in the ice to keep it cool with the blue ice.
When I saw some in the supermarket the other day, it (Guiness label ) said it was brewed in Canada?
Used to be that brewed in Dublin was part of the lure.
Please add me to the list. I don’t homebrew yet but have an interest in learning more about it. Actually, would like any threads about beer. Thanks!
Guess you never tried a Perl. Horse piss in a can. Terrible stuff.
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