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23-04-2011, 02:24 PM
RE: ALCOHOL
(23-04-2011 02:07 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  Tried this last night. Dogfish Head Midas Touch
Now there's an interesting brew!

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23-04-2011, 02:46 PM
RE: ALCOHOL
(21-04-2011 09:20 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(21-04-2011 02:23 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  
(19-04-2011 10:00 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  I tried some Famous Grouse whiskey today and for about 5 seconds as I tried it the first time I almost believed in god.

Now that's some strong shit !!!
How strong was it ? Alcohol volume ?

40%, which is the strongest alcohol volume available in the UK that isn't purely for cleaning xD

You're kidding I hope ... Confused

I can easily buy 50% vodka or 68% absinthe at my local liquor store. I hope your
government isn't the reason behind this ... you do have some weird laws over there.

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23-04-2011, 07:36 PM
RE: ALCOHOL
(23-04-2011 02:24 PM)The_observer Wrote:  
(23-04-2011 02:07 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  Tried this last night. Dogfish Head Midas Touch
Now there's an interesting brew!
Does Belgium import American stuff? You ought to try it if you can get your hands on it. This is the same brewery that was rumored to be brewing that ancient Chinese recipe I mentioned some time ago, but I couldn't find it online.

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23-04-2011, 07:52 PM (This post was last modified: 23-04-2011 07:59 PM by Cetaceaphile.)
RE: ALCOHOL
(23-04-2011 02:46 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  
(21-04-2011 09:20 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(21-04-2011 02:23 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  
(19-04-2011 10:00 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  I tried some Famous Grouse whiskey today and for about 5 seconds as I tried it the first time I almost believed in god.

Now that's some strong shit !!!
How strong was it ? Alcohol volume ?

40%, which is the strongest alcohol volume available in the UK that isn't purely for cleaning xD

You're kidding I hope ... Confused

I can easily buy 50% vodka or 68% absinthe at my local liquor store. I hope your
government isn't the reason behind this ... you do have some weird laws over there.

Nothing more than 40% sold.

I once saw an 80% spirit but it was covered in "not for human consumption" stickers and those little red icons with the hand being eroded by acid xD

EDIT:
I asked a friend of mine who works in Thresher and he said that alcoholic drinks over 40% can only be sold by specialist shops and off-licenses and supermarkets aren't allowed to sell it.

EDIT2:
He also said that over 40% may have been banned some time in the last 20 years xD

EDIT3: But that's only for transportation, buying and owning is ok apparently, which makes it odd that you can't legally transport it.

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24-04-2011, 02:16 AM
RE: ALCOHOL
(23-04-2011 07:36 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  Does Belgium import American stuff? You ought to try it if you can get your hands on it. This is the same brewery that was rumored to be brewing that ancient Chinese recipe I mentioned some time ago, but I couldn't find it online.
It is certainly allowed. But usually these things don't have much success.

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24-04-2011, 05:27 AM
RE: ALCOHOL
(23-04-2011 07:52 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(23-04-2011 02:46 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  
(21-04-2011 09:20 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  
(21-04-2011 02:23 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  
(19-04-2011 10:00 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  I tried some Famous Grouse whiskey today and for about 5 seconds as I tried it the first time I almost believed in god.

Now that's some strong shit !!!
How strong was it ? Alcohol volume ?

40%, which is the strongest alcohol volume available in the UK that isn't purely for cleaning xD

You're kidding I hope ... Confused

I can easily buy 50% vodka or 68% absinthe at my local liquor store. I hope your
government isn't the reason behind this ... you do have some weird laws over there.

Nothing more than 40% sold.

I once saw an 80% spirit but it was covered in "not for human consumption" stickers and those little red icons with the hand being eroded by acid xD

EDIT:
I asked a friend of mine who works in Thresher and he said that alcoholic drinks over 40% can only be sold by specialist shops and off-licenses and supermarkets aren't allowed to sell it.

EDIT2:
He also said that over 40% may have been banned some time in the last 20 years xD

EDIT3: But that's only for transportation, buying and owning is ok apparently, which makes it odd that you can't legally transport it.

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Weird laws you have. I think Amsterdam has similar laws for marijuana - consumption and sale is ok but you aren't allowed to grow it or something.
Can't they just make things legal rather than spin around loopholes ?!!

Oh well , I guess you have to go to specialty shops for the "poison".

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24-04-2011, 08:11 AM
RE: ALCOHOL
(24-04-2011 02:16 AM)The_observer Wrote:  
(23-04-2011 07:36 PM)cfhmagnet Wrote:  Does Belgium import American stuff? You ought to try it if you can get your hands on it. This is the same brewery that was rumored to be brewing that ancient Chinese recipe I mentioned some time ago, but I couldn't find it online.
It is certainly allowed. But usually these things don't have much success.
One thing I have noticed on the foreign beers I've tried is that they aren't very bitter. American breweries (at least the good ones) kind of make more bitter beers it seems. Is that what isn't so popular over there? Or is it nationalism? Smile You can tell the truth, I've been known to go on about "damn Americans..." myself sometimes Big Grin

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24-04-2011, 02:26 PM
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To a certain degree it probably is nationalism yes. To many Belgians it is the ONLY pride they have. That's kind of sad if you ask me...

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24-04-2011, 06:40 PM
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Couldn't help but notice your posts.
Don't get me started on the nationalist fanatics we have in the Europe. I swear I ooze liquid hate from every pore when I think about it.
It usually just boils down to enforcing a culture with force. If that's the only reason to keep "nations" and "cultures" then I think we have to really start thinking about what we're doing.

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24-04-2011, 06:50 PM
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Eh. I have no nationalistic pride whatsoever. Were I to live in a country where I felt the government officials cared about me or my class, I may feel stirred to have some. So for me, beer is as a good a reason as any to have some pride.

Just uncorked my Chimay Blue. Unfortunately I don't have the correct glass for it, as my collection of glasses is still fledgling, but I couldn't wait any longer.

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