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Brett Tyre (Brett)
le Vicomte
Username: Brett

Post Number: 124
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

No, my order got swiped by Canada Post.

I tried to send it back, but it seems more trouble than its worth. They could garauntee when it would get there, or whether the bottles would make it back intact.
Alphasoixante (Alphasoixante)
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Post Number: 75
Registered: 9-2001


Posted on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 10:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

brett,
just out of curiosity--did your order from markus make it?
Brett Tyre (Brett)
Mousquetaire
Username: Brett

Post Number: 123
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 6:34 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yeah, Granville bottles their own stuff. Most of their stuff you can get at any BC Liquor Store, but when the Christmas Ale comes out, its limited and you can only get gift packs at the liquor store. To get a case or just a regular bottle, you need to go out to their store on Granville Island.
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 1574
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 3:02 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry Jakko.

I was under the impression



that you and I...


were on the same page.
Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago...
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Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 1570
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Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 2:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh... I see the problem now.
Z (Zman7)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 194
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yes.
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
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Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 1:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Am I the only BUDMAN here?
Z (Zman7)
Absinthe Mafia
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Post Number: 193
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 1:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Brett,
I was just up in Vancouver BC a couple of weeks ago. Does Granville bottle theirs?
Masked Reveler (Nolamour)
Elitist Bastard
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Post Number: 571
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 12:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Have you ever tried the Grolsch Zomergoud or Pink Grapefruit?

Interesting...
Brett Tyre (Brett)
Paysan
Username: Brett

Post Number: 122
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was going to comment on the portion of this thread re: beer, but the last beer I drank was Olde English 800. Needless to say, it is really about the only malt liquor I can drink (although 211 Steel Reserve was "good"); I haven't had Colt 45 in nearly a year and I haven't had O' Keefe's Strong in two years. (I've had it once, and that was the first time I've ever consumed such potency in such quantity).

But, I can see why Olde English has (believe it or not) won awards. As far as beer goes, its so-so, a little sweet and a nasty aftertaste, but the flavor isn't really that bad for what you're drinking. By comparison, the "standard" Canadian beer (Kokanee or Molson's Canadian) is watery to me.

Having said that, I'm really looking forward to trying the Young's Double Chocolate Stout I acquired. It usually only is released here around Valentine's Day.

And Granville Island Christmas ale is just superb, too bad no one on this forum other than my has ever tried it.
Masked Reveler (Nolamour)
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Post Number: 567
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2003 - 12:02 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Budweiser is to beer like Kleenex is to tissue or Coke is to Cola.

I think I kept the company in business throughout college.
Perruche_Verte
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 11:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The "ice cold" is key. I had a memorable experience with a genuine Frosty Mug (i.e., out of the freezer) of Pabst Blue Ribbon at a bar owned and run by Teamsters. They only served union-made U.S. beer -- which unfortunately means mass-produced swill -- but ice cold PBR isn't bad at all.
Artemis
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"I'd rather not taste anything than [for it] to taste bad,"

I spoke these very words only last night as I was on my way to a local bar with a young companion. He was saying there was nothing there I'd want to drink. I was explaining why an ice cold Bud Light is sometimes okay.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 10:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

from FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE ONLINE



Quote:


7) Budweiser Lager Beer (Anheuser-Busch; St. Louis, MO. 63118 at Houston, TX. 77029.). "It's almost clear!" John jingles. "I don't taste ANYTHING!" Ort. ostles ongrily. "I'd rather not taste anything than [for it] to taste bad," Scott summons. "It is what it claims to be," Ed. explains. "A decent example of an American Style Lager Beer. There is some flavor there, but it's subtle. I would prefer more, but that is getting to where it may not be stylistic." - I awarded it a 2, after hearing his explanation; the group vote was neatly tied at 1.5.



To recap our grading system, without my two modifications:
T/A = Try Again. The sample was mishandled or outdated.
U = Unacceptable. Bad beer. Inherently a zero.
1 = Acceptable But Unremarkable. Just there.
2 = Good Beer. Wholly drinkable. Nothing wrong.
3 = Very Good Beer. Mighty fine. Worth a roadtrip.
4 = Extraordinary Beer. If not World Class, very short of it.
My two modifications:
0 = Not Utterly Unacceptable - But Not Really Acceptable, Either. Just wet.
5 = Absolutely World Class. The definition of a style. A better version of this particular style is beyond possibility.




See??!?!?!?!! See what I'm saying???
Luvlite68
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Am I missing something here? The Budvar beer made in Czechland has NOTHING to do with American beer."

They actually have the same roots but way, way, way back.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I wonder where Anheuser Busch got
their eagle from? You think they
stole the idea from Yuengling?
OR vice-versa?
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Come on Jakko WASSSSSSUP!!!!!!!!!!
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

BUDWEISER DUDE!!!!
Think about it!!!!
Jakaroe
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 8:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Good Point. I feel dumb..

But my point is still stands..
Etienne
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 6:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Am I missing something here? The Budvar beer made in Czechland has NOTHING to do with American beer.
Jakaroe
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

That is NOT "Budweiser". I'll bet that is great beer, worthy of an award. Go read about it at their web site. It Budweiser's more complex brew. They can make such a great beer because they have the funds to do it.

"All I can think to say is... BUDWEISER"

Dont say that, and then point out that they DO make good beer, because you are only proving my point.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


Quote:

...brewmaster at Budweiser Budvar in the Czech Republic, gets a special award as the brewer of one of the world's classic lager beers. <---clickity click here




Well what the fuck do ya' know...

The Czech's went and did something right!
Jakaroe
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 6:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

True and True.. although Budweiser doesnt win awards. Its a cheap beer, for cheap folk.. Micro brews such as Stouts, are the quality.. I only know this from well established comps.


I just dont have time to try all 500,000+ brews
_Blackjack
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yeah, Green Bohemia discovered the hard way that the average consumer is an idiot. They did such a good job marketing Hill's (which is awful) that when they tried to sell La Fee (which is pretty decent) nobody was interested.
Head_Prosthesis
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


Quote:

More sales = More money = Quality products




All I can think to say is...

BUDWEISER
Jakaroe
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Why not start an annual Absinth competition? There seems to be enough connoisseurs to take on the judging. With the growing popularity and the sprouting rate of new companies, a competition could quickly develop to a grand scale. I know of the International Wines & Spirits Competition, but do they have an award strictly for absinth?

A mainstream, respectable, competition would quickly raise the quality of commercial absinth. It may also help to develop subcategories for all these drastically different absinths on the market today. Buyers will better understand what types of absinths the manufactures are selling.. This in turn would allow for more calculated choices among buyers, and make the consumer feel safer about the purchase.
More sales = More money = Quality products

How about it? Just wanted to know what you all thought. anyone interested?

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