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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/13/2005 10:06:55 AM EDT
I'd like to try one!!!!!

'World's strongest beer'
Reuters
September 12, 2005
A GERMAN brewer has concocted what he says is the world's strongest beer, a potent drink with an alcohol content of 25.4 per cent that is served in a shot glass.

"Everyone who has tried it is enthusiastic. It tastes like a quirky mixture of beer and sherry," said Bavarian brewer Harald Schneider.

Schneider, who lives in southern Germany where beer is a tradition, said his beer fermented for 12 weeks for an alcohol content twice that of Germany's other strongest beers.

"People will only be able to drink two or three glasses, otherwise they'll drop like flies," he said.

Schneider expects the holders of the world's strongest beer, the Boston Beer Company, to put up a fight.

"I'm pretty sure the Americans have something up their sleeve."

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0%2C5744%2C16577230%25255E29677%2C00.html

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:07:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:13:01 AM EDT
Doesn't a "Boilermaker" serve the same purpose?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:24:50 AM EDT
Isn't this more of an after dinner drink?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:25:11 AM EDT
I think I need a pint right about now......
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:28:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
51 proof beer? I'm not sure I WANT beer that will put me into a coma with one glass.



Exactly. One is for martini's, and my bourbon. That usually turns in to two. Choking down a beer doesn't sound to enjoyable.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:43:46 AM EDT
Its 90 degrees here, just came back from having a nice frosted mug of cold draft beer....deeeeeeelicious. Now I need a couch and a place were my boss won't see me for the rest of the afternoon.


Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:51:42 AM EDT
Traders has some good 10-12% beer and it only takes one.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:25:15 AM EDT
It was my understanding that 10 to 12 % alcohol was as strong a beer or wine that one could make because after that the concentration of alcohol killed the yeast. So to make stronger, one had to distill or use membrane technology to concentrate the alcohol more.

How did this bastard do it then?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:26:45 AM EDT
Oh HELL yeah.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:42:16 AM EDT
Sam Adams has a beer called "Utopia" that is 25% by volume. Should be interesting to compare these beers.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:48:41 AM EDT
Its no longer beer once you hit ~10% by volume, its a barley wine (that just happens to taste like beer) after that point.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:51:55 AM EDT
Ha! We used to laugh at you Yanks coming to hunt and fish up north. You guys could hardly handle Canuck beer then we'd let y'all have some Brador.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:54:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 11:56:52 AM EDT
Id rather just drink Golden Draak from belgium its 11.5% and tastes awesome
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:04:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Ha! We used to laugh at you Yanks coming to hunt and fish up north. You guys could hardly handle Canuck beer then we'd let y'all have some Brador.



Oh pleeze! Canada - Land of stale, skunky, carbonated beverages!

When will Canucks learn to use brown bottles?

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:11:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Ha! We used to laugh at you Yanks coming to hunt and fish up north. You guys could hardly handle Canuck beer then we'd let y'all have some Brador.



Oh pleeze! Canada - Land of stale, skunky, carbonated beverages!

When will Canucks learn to use brown bottles?




Canada, land of no sun, doesn't have to worry about beer going bad.

I have had Sam Adams Triple Bock before, interesting. Tastes more like soy sauce than a lager.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
"People will only be able to drink two or three glasses, otherwise they'll drop like flies," he said.




I want a 6 pack
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:16:42 PM EDT
IMO it doesn't make much sense but it's cool nontheless.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 12:18:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 12:19:47 PM EDT by FormUnknown]
Dogfish Head out of Delaware makes a 21% called 120 Minute IPA

and they also have this thing

www.dogfish.com/bargame.cfm
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:50:35 PM EDT
Dogfish Head also brews the WorldWide Stout, at 18% abv.: "the world's strongest dark beer."
www.dogfish.com/beer/worldwidestout.cfm
It's brewed for 7 months, then aged another 6. It is an excellent stout, and is as described: dark and rich. The alcohol is far from overwhelming, and does not "taste" as high as 18% while drinking it, but you definitely feel it once you finish the bottle.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:04:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Guntoting_Spartan:
Id rather just drink Golden Draak from belgium its 11.5% and tastes awesome



It's Gulden Draak, my friend, and the ale laid me flat on the ground one night. My buddy forgot to tell me about the alcohol content.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:14:08 PM EDT
Just in time for Oktoberfest!!!!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:27:00 PM EDT
ummm pardon me but I think id rather have something that I could drink a few bottles of before I even feel woozy, not floored after one shot.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:29:34 PM EDT
Id take Bacardi 151-proof rum over that turbocharged beer.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:32:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:48:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FormUnknown:
Dogfish Head out of Delaware makes a 21% called 120 Minute IPA

and they also have this thing

www.dogfish.com/bargame.cfm



I've had the 120 minute IPA. It was...interesting. Sure tasted better than Budweiser, but it's not something you'd want to have everyday, even if you could afford it (6 or 7 bucks for a 12 oz bottle). It was like a combination of IPA and maybe a strong light sherry. I felt kinda ripped off when I finished it. Then I had more beer and just felt ripped.

Randall the Enamel Animal is pretty awesome, I've had Randallized 90 minute IPA at the brewpub in Rehobeth, DE. It's not as sweet as the straight stuff, and has a unique flavor...it's quite good. At the end of happy hour the bartenders passed out free 4oz cups of what was left in Randall before they packed it up.
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