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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 8:23 pm

JR8 wrote:Wife-beater aka Stella Artois?


Lol good to know. Back in the early early drinking days, my hipster friends back in Chicago would drink Stella Artois as a foreign "sophisticated" beer.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 8:52 pm

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JR8 wrote:Gin and tonic would be my primo poison of choice,

+1 Hendricks and Tonic for me.

I do enjoy a Margarita or Mojito in a group, usually when the occasion calls for drinking with those (generally female) that don't drink often and they don't know what they like, but they want to get drunk (queue 'Like a G6'). [b]Sex on the Beach[/b] is also a great drink for those situations, but way too sweet for me.


I always heard that "sex on the beach" was a polite way of describing low alcohol content beer. You know, "F**kin' near water!"

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:25 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Wife-beater aka Stella Artois?


Lol good to know. Back in the early early drinking days, my hipster friends back in Chicago would drink Stella Artois as a foreign "sophisticated" beer.
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If you can get the genuine Belgic one, peferably in bottles it is a very nice beer. But they brew a lot under license (incl in the UK) at which point all bets are simply off. Another example of 'all bets are off' is Asahi Dry in Japan (elegant, refined) versus the version you find in the US... brewed by Labatts in Canada... enough said, not even remotely similar!


p.s. SMS, re: SotB... good one! I'll remember that next time someone offers me a mass-market American beer ... ;)

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:09 pm

JR8 wrote:Well you do get hot mulled wine, a spiced wine drink, aka gluhwein in Germany. But the trouble is that the heat evaporates off the alcohol rather defeating the object. The solution to that of course is adding a shot (or+) of rum or similar to the mug right at the point of serving. Phooo-ee the fumes sure as heck wake you up! :-D Rather like a hot flask of sake after a day out skiing... ker-wham! :)


Compared to Jagermeister or maybe Long Island Iced Tea? :mrgreen:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:12 pm

I'd have to agree. I've never drank US beer. In fact I never drank beer at all until I came to Singapore. Before that all I drank that had alcohol in it was Single Malt or Jack Black. I "acquired" a taste for workingman's beer after I was in Singapore a couple of years because of the costs of drinking good whiskey or burbon. So, I was weaned on Anchor Beer because my BiL was a Supply SSgt in the Singapore Navy and I could get a slab for $20. Another BiL brought home a 6-pack of Bud from the 7-11 store one night, I popped one and took a good swiq and then poured the rest in the monsoon drain. Haven't drank a US beer since.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:11 am

V4.
Jagermeister (‘Hunter-master’) is a herb-based drink that kids these days abuse to get whacked (don’t get me wrong I’ve done it too). But IME it’s not nice, you do it in shots, as a chaser on beers. It’s like, what’s that stuff.... Benedictine? ... no thanks. Maybe as a small glass after dinner as a digestif*... otherwise no way recreationally.

Long Island Ice Tea. Great cocktail if you can take it, given it has about 4 shots in it. That’s what the dude was mixing us in that hotel in Managua, and then ‘turning it up’ hoping for tips. I like it, but I also know that in the context of a night out hitting it, I must/should never start with more than two LIIT’s. [This is called knowing your limits eh ]

OMG SMS, that’s shocking, your experience of beer is defined by what you have drunk. I can understand it, but.... how about going to Carrefour or wha’ever getting something like a Duvel, chilling it down, and then pouring it and drinking it... just like it was a glass of wine before dinner. I’m not preaching, patronising, or nothing, it’s horses for courses eh.


* You get the idea/purpose of aperitif/digestif etc right?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:17 am

I've sampled quite a few types of beer in the subsequent 25 years or so, but frankly, I'm not really a beer drinker. Of course, some here might dispute that, having been to some of our gatherings. In today's world, I rarely drink any alcohol of any type, sometimes going for a number of months between alcohol.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 8:12 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:Gin and tonic would be my primo poison of choice,

+1 Hendricks and Tonic for me.

I do enjoy a Margarita or Mojito in a group, usually when the occasion calls for drinking with those (generally female) that don't drink often and they don't know what they like, but they want to get drunk (queue 'Like a G6'). [b]Sex on the Beach[/b] is also a great drink for those situations, but way too sweet for me.


I always heard that "sex on the beach" was a polite way of describing low alcohol content beer. You know, "F**kin' near water!"


Everywhere I've tried, they're very high alcohol content and very fruity/sweet. The kinds of things women would drink to get drunk without realizing.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 8:55 am

Addadude wrote:
x9200 wrote:You have to find your own way. I am only sensitive when it comes to Chablis, Champagnes and Zinfandels. For all the other ones I have never managed to develop any sophisticated taste for and I typically stick to some cheapo Merlots.


Since watching the movie Sideways, I've never been able to drink Merlot. To quote the character Paul Giamatti plays:

"No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f***ing Merlot! "


I actually saw that movie (it was a long flight). I find merlot a bit too sweet for me anyway, even before seeing Paul Giamatti swoon over pinot noir.

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Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:24 pm

JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:... or lager if I am watching football in a bar (usually wife beater if I can get it)



Genine lol! I haven't heard that expression for a while.

Wife-beater aka Stella Artois?

p.s. It reminds me of Mekhong whisky, there is something funky about the 6th'ish one that really tweeks your head. I don't mean drunk, I mean you get kinda special powers...


Yep Stella :-) It's still nicknamed wife beater in the UK but probably not so much out here in Singapore.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 1:05 pm

JR8, I actually have a liking for Mekhong whiskey. Mekhong & soda isn't bad. Or it isn't noticeable if the surroundings are interesting (sic!) enough.

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 1:11 pm

Somehow, I remember alcohol soaked with centipede or scorpion. My friend said it's drinkable, but . . . euh :-|
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 2:49 pm

v4jr4 wrote:Somehow, I remember alcohol soaked with centipede or scorpion. My friend said it's drinkable, but . . . euh :-|


I've tried the one with snake in Vietnam. Rice wine. Still as fiery but I can't remember what else that could've make this snake wine special (the rice wine was so strong that it blurred my taste buds).

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 5:09 pm

nakatago wrote:
Addadude wrote:
x9200 wrote:You have to find your own way. I am only sensitive when it comes to Chablis, Champagnes and Zinfandels. For all the other ones I have never managed to develop any sophisticated taste for and I typically stick to some cheapo Merlots.


Since watching the movie Sideways, I've never been able to drink Merlot. To quote the character Paul Giamatti plays:

"No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f***ing Merlot! "


I actually saw that movie (it was a long flight). I find merlot a bit too sweet for me anyway, even before seeing Paul Giamatti swoon over pinot noir.

You should both (with Addadude) do some hunting at the Esso stations. They occasionally sale wine called "Everyday Red". Still drinkable under specific circumstances but more importantly it would give you the right perspective :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 5:17 pm

x9200 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
Addadude wrote:
x9200 wrote:You have to find your own way. I am only sensitive when it comes to Chablis, Champagnes and Zinfandels. For all the other ones I have never managed to develop any sophisticated taste for and I typically stick to some cheapo Merlots.


Since watching the movie Sideways, I've never been able to drink Merlot. To quote the character Paul Giamatti plays:

"No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f***ing Merlot! "


I actually saw that movie (it was a long flight). I find merlot a bit too sweet for me anyway, even before seeing Paul Giamatti swoon over pinot noir.

You should both (with Addadude) do some hunting at the Esso stations. They occasionally sale wine called "Everyday Red". Still drinkable under specific circumstances but more importantly it would give you the right perspective :cool:


er...I find myself drinking more cab sauv than the others anyway.


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