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  1. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    I've been playing around with beers between 9-13% alcohol. Stupidly, I just finished a "wheat wine" of 12 oz. and 11.5% ABV in less than 10 minutes, when I normally only drink any beer in an hour. This without having eaten anything today.

    It was Leviathan Triticus, of Harpoon's Leviathan series - the weakest beer in the series is 8.9%, with a series average of 9.785%. I go for beer efficiency ahead of volume - and if it happens to be delicious, then all the better. Just have to drink more slowly.

    ABV comparison - 11.5% per 12 oz (beer bottle) equivalent to 23% per 6 (wine glass), and of course equivalent to 92% per 1.5 (shot).
     
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    King Cobra is nice, though perhaps a little weaker than what you're looking for at 8% ABV. Also there's Duvel at 6.8% ABV, again weaker than those you listed but stronger than most lagers. Both have my guarantee that they can get you drunk in a short space of time.
     
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    I tend to buy beers and ciders that are around the 7% mark, simply because they are the most cost-effective means of providing what, let's be honest, alcohol is for.
     
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    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I'll see if I can find them.

    I didn't mean to imply that I only drink strong beers, as I had an amazing Rye IPA just last night with 6.6%, and I also enjoy a nice heady Guinness - I believe they're at 3.5%. I mainly buy these stronger beers to see if the beer is made well enough that I can't taste the alcohol - in Leviathan Triticus and Leviathan Quad, I certainly can't, and it definitely doesn't hurt that the hops involved in brewing these beers gives them a fruity aroma. My favorite beers tend to hover between 3.5% and 7%, with exceptional deviations like the two I just mentioned. Ales, Lagers, Stouts, Lambics, Porters - all fair game.

    And to think, alcoholic beverages used to be healthier than drinking the water they're made with.
     
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    Have you tried Duchesse de Bourgogne? Takes some getting used to, but it's a classy beverage. Oh, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
     
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    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Young's? I know where I can get that up here - it's right around the corner from where I live!

    I'm curious about Boon Geuze, as well. It's a Lambic, and it comes directly from Belgium, so the shipping cost directly affects the price more than any other transported beverage I've looked at.

    I'll need to see if I can find Duchess de Bourgogne, but I've had other red ales I've thoroughly enjoyed.
     
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    It would have been cool to try this beer. Fairly certain they don't produce it anymore, thought.
     
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    When I was in Holland, I tried the now second strongest beer, I think it was 41%. They also had the Atomic Penguin, but this one was a bit stronger.

    I usually drink the one's around 7%, but for a cheap and fast drunk, I'll go with one's on 10,5%.
     
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    Had some great imports over the Holidays:
    Santa's Butt, Reindeer Droppings, Criminally Bad Elf, Criminally Insane Elf, Mad Elf, and some Peat Smoked Porter. They all tasted great and fell within the range of 9%-12% abv. Some were in pint-and-a-half bottles and went down smooth, so if you weren't careful you woke up under the table only a few hours into the night.

    Mad Elf was the best. Made by Troeggs (sp?) right here in good ol' PA. All the rest were recipes from England. Good seasons...good seasons.
     
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    Tried some Grumpy Troll Beer from Little Norway Wisconsin in November. Not as strong as it claimed, since I downed the whole quart in one night.
     
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    One time, in Belgium, I had a beer. It was much stronger than I thought.

    I ended up vomiting in the car park.

    Never really liked beer anyway.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's not for everybody. I'm on a quest to try as many different varieties, and every permutation of variety subcategories as I can, before I die. Over 100 different beers at this point, but there are thousands of ways to brew beer...so I have to drink harder, dammit!
     
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    Kinda what I meant. I had a Futurama dialogue running in my head.
     
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    If you win a trip to the Slurm Factory I'm going too.
     
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    It's not my fault I was born with a sensitive liver. You guys are big meanies!
     
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    From the looks of their website, they do - but the site's closed until Today.

    Looks like the process is fairly simple, if simple means aging a stout for a year and then freezing the water out of the beer to increase alcohol content. I'd enjoy trying that myself so I don't need to pay for shipping.
     

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