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Science Says Drinking Guinness Makes You Bitter Health
Foodbeast ^ | February 10, 2014 | Nora Landis-Shack

Posted on 02/15/2014 6:21:32 PM PST by nickcarraway

Next time you and your friends are our for a pint, maybe hold off on the dark stout. As tempting as it might be in this wintry weather, scientists have recently released a study suggesting that stout beer, Guinness in particular, might make you bitter. The study links tart and bitter tastes with, you guessed it, a tart and bitter mind.

When consumed in “delicate situations,” bitter drinks might lead people to “voicing thoughts they’ll later regret.” The study asked people to rate certain scenarios on how morally questionable they were. Those with bitter drinks were much harsher on the subject of each scenario.

Other drinks that might have this effect are gin and tonics, which means I need to find replacements for two of my favorite drinks. I’m pretty bitter about it.


TOPICS: Food; Science
KEYWORDS: alcohol; junkscience; neoprohibition; pseudoscience; psychobabble; science; stout
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1 posted on 02/15/2014 6:21:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Good grief.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 6:22:40 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

Had six Guinness draughts today.

All is right with the world.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 6:24:36 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: nickcarraway

Guess I’ll drink those multi-colored, fruity drinks with the tiny umbrellas in them then. And stick my pinky finger out while drinking it.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 6:24:50 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway
But Guinness is delicious.
5 posted on 02/15/2014 6:25:06 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: nickcarraway; Bender2; tomkow6; All

LOL

Bender 2 and tomkow check in


6 posted on 02/15/2014 6:25:23 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 1rudeboy

As soon as I’m wealthy enough to support it, I’m becoming a hermit.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:01 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: nickcarraway
I consider Guinness a desert beer. Guinness and chocolate fondue is pretty good.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

They’ll get my Guinness (and my Chimay and my Old Peculier and my - well, you get the idea) when they pry them from my cold, drunken hands.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:31 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: nickcarraway

Whenever I see something that says, “Science says”, I want to speak to Science and ask how it came up with such utter bullshit.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 6:29:12 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Mikey_1962
I prefer medium-dark beer. I think Guinness is too syrupy and dark.

Sam Adams Light is just perfect. That and Spotted Cow made here in WI.

11 posted on 02/15/2014 6:29:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway

“When consumed in “delicate situations,” bitter drinks might lead people to “voicing thoughts they’ll later regret.”

LOL. I’ve got scars to prove that happens with other forms of alcohol.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 6:30:30 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: wastedyears

Guinness Extra Stout drunk with a hot curry, culinary perfection.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 6:33:19 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’d have to search for the recipe, but I made a chocolate cake with Guinness and it was the best cake I’ve had. Ever.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 6:35:05 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: nickcarraway
I drink Guinness Stout, triple-hopped Ales and heavily peated Islay Single Malt Scotches. I eschew anything labelled "Lite" and I don't drink any stinking Merlot! Drink like a man or step away from the bar!

I'm not "bitter" although the Marxist Maggot in the White Hut has branded me and like-thinking patriots as "Bitter Clingers."

I stand in opposition to the Chardonnay drinking, prevaricating, blood-sucking poseurs now in power in our beloved Nation!

Cast a Cold eye on Life, on Death! Horseman, pass by!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 02/15/2014 6:35:40 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Riley
Hermit?

"Hermit hoar, in solemn cell,
Wearing out life’s evening gray;
Smite thy bosom, sage, and tell,
What is bliss, and which the way?
Thus I spoke; and speaking sigh’ed;
Scarce repressed a starting tear;
When the smiling sage reply’d
Come, my lad, and drink some beer."

Samuel Johnson



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 02/15/2014 6:40:56 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Two thumbs up! (And two toe “thumbs” up too!)


17 posted on 02/15/2014 6:41:37 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Mikey_1962

“Had six Guinness draughts today.”

If they weren’t Irish pints, you din’t have enough!


18 posted on 02/15/2014 6:44:08 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if drinking a bitter beer makes you bitter, then I’m going to drink a Dr Pepper and buy a stethoscope.


19 posted on 02/15/2014 6:46:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Sam Adams Light is just perfect...”

Might as well drink Bud Lite...


20 posted on 02/15/2014 6:46:33 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: nickcarraway

Many of my friends in Derry drink “The Dark Stuff” on a daily basis and I have found them to be the opposite of bitter.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 6:47:30 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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22 posted on 02/15/2014 6:47:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m drinking Guinness NOW complemented with an Aurora cigar and I must say I feel pretty good with limited bitterness. The study seems askew.


23 posted on 02/15/2014 6:50:23 PM PST by bigcat32
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

24 posted on 02/15/2014 6:53:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: nickcarraway

Some years ago, Guinness changed the shape of its bottle. I swear they changed what was inside it as well and that the old Guinness tasted better.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 7:06:00 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway

Try Guinness and Vanilla Ice Cream............... The true desert.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 7:09:16 PM PST by RareCTCnstve
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Just read your profile page, FRiend! Outstanding! I and my family have stood, we stand now, and we will stand in the coming times!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 02/15/2014 7:10:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Mikey_1962
Had six Guinness draughts today.

You'll regret writing that! :)

28 posted on 02/15/2014 7:10:48 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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29 posted on 02/15/2014 7:13:45 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Sir!


30 posted on 02/15/2014 7:18:01 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Fiji Hill

I like the cans with the fizzy thing in it.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 7:18:02 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Well, if drinking a bitter beer makes you bitter, then I’m going to drink a Dr Pepper and buy a stethoscope speculum.

There.

Fixed.

No need to thank me...

32 posted on 02/15/2014 7:40:14 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Revolting cat!

My God! I thought that was my ex for a moment!


33 posted on 02/15/2014 7:41:17 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: ConorMacNessa

>> I drink Guinness Stout, triple-hopped Ales and heavily peated Islay Single Malt Scotches. I eschew anything labelled “Lite” and I don’t drink any stinking Merlot! Drink like a man or step away from the bar!

Ha! Laphroaig and Murphy’s when you’re on a diet — otherwise, Lagavulin and Guinness.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 7:43:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: nickcarraway

There is an interesting theory being bandied about that there is a reason our sense of taste is associated with sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savory. This is because several different forms of these things may be essential to good health.

Important sugars include glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, maltose and lactose.

Important salts include the balanced electrolytes in our blood.

From there, sour and bitter, while seemingly unpleasant, are often indicators of all sorts of essential chemicals, as well as poisons.

Savory is an indicator of glutamate, which is an important neurotransmitter.


35 posted on 02/15/2014 7:43:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Savory is an indicator of glutamate, which is an important neurotransmitter.

And of protein as well.

36 posted on 02/15/2014 7:46:10 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Mikey_1962
Had six Guinness draughts today.

All is right with the world.

Come on and admit you're bitter - bitter that you only bought one six pack!

37 posted on 02/15/2014 7:50:16 PM PST by tahoeblue
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To: nickcarraway

drinking weasel piss will do that to you ;)


38 posted on 02/15/2014 7:52:30 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Gene Eric
Laphroig was the first Islay Malt I ever had the pleasure to enjoy. That was several decades ago.



I now favor Lagavulin - My recent experiences with Laphroig have been disappointing - I believe they are damping it down to cater to to the masses.

"Freedom and whisky gang thegither!

Robert Burns



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 02/15/2014 7:57:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlicha<center> <table backel the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: nickcarraway

40 posted on 02/15/2014 8:00:49 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s two of my recent favorites: Samuel Adam’s Chocolate Bock and O’Fallon’s Brewery Cherry Chocolate. I’ve always been a big fan of the oatmeal stouts and triple stouts. Some may taste a little strong or funny till you’re about three or four deep then they flow like wine, lol. Scientist, what are you going to do with them. There’s a reason PhD stands for post hole digger in my neck of the woods.


41 posted on 02/15/2014 8:04:29 PM PST by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Laphroaig 10 yo? Great value dollar-wise. The Triple Wood is very nice, but I never compared either to Lagavulin side-by-side. But I think I’ll make it a point to do so.


42 posted on 02/15/2014 8:12:47 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: null and void

Maybe not, but my mother raised me to have manners. Thank-you. I’ve scheduled your colonoscopy for Tuesday at 8am. Just drink a gallon of whiskey on Monday night to clean yourself out. That way, if you don’t make it to the bathroom, you won’t care. My fraternity brothers used this method.


43 posted on 02/15/2014 8:14:21 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

We need to reschedule, I’m donating blood that day.


44 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:16 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: nickcarraway

I love tonic water, and I am one of the most forgiving and gentle ladies you’ll ever meet. Guinness is gotaste od, but I find it a little too sweet, so when I go into a pub I order “a half of bitter, please,” and get a taste for grownups.


45 posted on 02/15/2014 9:05:12 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare
Guinness is gotaste od,

Lousy phone.

46 posted on 02/15/2014 9:09:20 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: ottbmare

I thought you’d dropped into Gaelic!


47 posted on 02/15/2014 9:14:53 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well 254 years of brewing speaks for itself

I love a freshly tapped keg!


48 posted on 02/16/2014 1:35:03 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Mikey_1962

I drank a glass of Guinness in the Guinness factory observation tower in Dublin last July with scores of others. Nobody appeared bitter there.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 1:47:45 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: nickcarraway

Guinness is more sour than bitter.....

If you want a good beer and you like stouts, try a Murphy’s Irish Stout.

If you want a bitter beer, try a strong IPA.

If you want the best beer, try a Russian Imperial Stout that has been aged for a year or more in a whiskey barrel.


50 posted on 02/16/2014 1:59:39 AM PST by tired&retired
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