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#1 precenphix

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:37 AM

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:34 AM

Hate to say it, but check out the thread directly under this one (or titled The End of History in the event someone posts in another thread) :P

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:56 AM

Thats kinda cool :devil:
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:46 AM

I reiterate: that's fucking repulsive.

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#5 precenphix

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:30 AM

I reiterate: that's fucking repulsive.


Which probably matches the beer's palate perfectly.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

Can anyone elaborate on this: doesn't a beer cease to be a beer by definition, once put through a distillation process? Doesn't it then become a spirit? How can they get away with calling this a beer if it has indeed been distilled to reach such a high abv?
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#8 odiedog52

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:54 AM

Can anyone elaborate on this: doesn't a beer cease to be a beer by definition, once put through a distillation process? Doesn't it then become a spirit? How can they get away with calling this a beer if it has indeed been distilled to reach such a high abv?


This is a style (or in this case, they use the same technique) known as an eisbock, where they freeze off a portion of the water and remove it from the beer, increasing the beers body, flavor, and alcohol content. One of the highest rated esibocks, Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, has been around since 1930.

So where the line is drawn between beer and spirit I'm not quite sure, but this is nothing new.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

Indeed.

Just to clarify, there's no distillation involved, Gruene Fee.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

I believe this process is referred to as Freeze Distillation; I prefer the term Jacking.

Applejack is hard cider that has been treated in this way, usually by keeping it out on the porch during the winter and taking out the ice that has formed each morning.

I did a lil' experiment back in the day in Tucson, and found that one sixer of Oly will yield about 8 or 9 ounces of "malt liquor" ( I call it 40 beer myself). I knew the stuff was pisswater but was quite startled indeed to see how much of that "beer" is just H2O; easily 90-plus percent.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

I'm no chemist, but wont that concentrate any methanol thats present in the initial brew?

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

Can anyone elaborate on this: doesn't a beer cease to be a beer by definition, once put through a distillation process? Doesn't it then become a spirit? How can they get away with calling this a beer if it has indeed been distilled to reach such a high abv?


Sam Adams does a similar thing, and according to them its still technically a beer, although they did also say its kind of unclassifiable
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:07 PM

I'm holding out for their latest libation creation, Beaver Bitter. It comes with its own coaster.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:53 PM

I never found beaver bitter, but maybe that's just me. :paperbag3:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

Furry morte. :dry:
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:56 PM

Can anyone elaborate on this: doesn't a beer cease to be a beer by definition, once put through a distillation process? Doesn't it then become a spirit? How can they get away with calling this a beer if it has indeed been distilled to reach such a high abv?


Sam Adams does a similar thing, and according to them its still technically a beer, although they did also say its kind of unclassifiable


Sam Adams makes a 27% ABV beer .. but their alcohol content is achieved through active yeast, which is unlike all these 32%, 41%, 55%, etc beers that are achieved through freeze distillations. So they are all extreme beers, but Sam Adams actually does it through fermentation and utilizing yeasts that are able to be active at alcohol levels that high.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:49 AM

I never found beaver bitter, but maybe that's just me. :paperbag3:

Depends on what you did to piss her off in the first place.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:35 AM

Not me, TD...I like my showers out of the tap. :devil:

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:51 AM

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Sam Adams makes a 27% ABV beer .. but their alcohol content is achieved through active yeast, which is unlike all these 32%, 41%, 55%, etc beers that are achieved through freeze distillations. So they are all extreme beers, but Sam Adams actually does it through fermentation and utilizing yeasts that are able to be active at alcohol levels that high.
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Ahhh, thank you for the correct info :cheers:
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#20 Jonathan D.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:50 AM

Could be a collectible, I might have to...squirrel away some?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:59 AM

My only question why would anyone want to get that stuff? Beer is supposed to be enjoyable not an issue of how strong you can make it. That just seems gross, the whole roadkill casing seems to be very cool!
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:32 AM

Is 114 proof bourbon enjoyable? Why can't 110 proof beer? Not that I would buy it .. but I've had both their 32% and 41% beer and while I didn't prefer their 32% beer, I did really like their 41% beer .. but I wouldn't buy it because of the price. It wasn't priced anywhere near this, but the $60 a bottle it did cost coupled with getting it here from Scotland, it did end up more that I was willing to pay.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:23 PM

Could be a collectible, I might have to...squirrel away some?

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:36 AM

I once made a 12 point porter, but I always thought the same thing until recently. I thought it impossible to get 40 plus abv out of beer, but apparently they are prevalent out there on the market.

Can anyone elaborate on this: doesn't a beer cease to be a beer by definition, once put through a distillation process? Doesn't it then become a spirit? How can they get away with calling this a beer if it has indeed been distilled to reach such a high abv?


Edited by Brewmaster, 15 December 2010 - 09:49 AM.

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#25 m.a.mccullough

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:37 AM

Well that's one way to take the guilt out of roadkill. "Dad you hit the neighbors dog!" :shock: "It's okay son, I just brewed a keg of lager." ;)
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#26 baubel

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:57 PM

Instead of the Beer being served in an animal, the animal is served in the beer. . . . Brilliant! :laugh:

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