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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:03 am Post subject:  Very strong beer.
 
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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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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:51 am Post subject: 
 
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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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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:51 pm Post subject: 
 
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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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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:16 pm Post subject: 
 
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Jojobobo wrote:
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.


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.

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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.


And to think, alcoholic beverages used to be healthier than drinking the water they're made with.

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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:54 pm Post subject: 
 
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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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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:55 pm Post subject: 
 
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Dark Elf wrote:
Have you tried Duchesse de Bourgogne? Takes some getting used to, but it's a classy beverage. Oh, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout.


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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 PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:48 pm Post subject: 
 
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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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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:00 pm Post subject: 
 
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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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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:46 pm Post subject: 
 
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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.


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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Or just drink more. Either way....

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 PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:07 am Post subject: 
 
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GrimmHatter wrote:
Or just drink more. Either way....


Kinda what I meant. I had a Futurama dialogue running in my head.

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Smuel wrote:
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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 PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:05 am Post subject: 
 
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Transparent Painting wrote:
It would have been cool to try this beer. Fairly certain they don't produce it anymore, thought.


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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 PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:48 pm Post subject: 
 
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Jojobobo wrote:
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.



King cobra? I wanna try that too.

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Transparent Painting wrote:
It would have been cool to try this beer. Fairly certain they don't produce it anymore, thought.


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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 PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:46 pm Post subject: 
 
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Charonte, I don't remember what I had changed it from...and what it says now actually matches my thoughts on the matter of this particular beer, and there's no edit time stamp from having changed my post after someone already posted.

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 PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:09 pm Post subject: 
 
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Found Brew Dog Bar in Edinburgh a few days ago. It felt strange to drink a 15 % draft, but I guess the wine glass should have given me a hint that it was no ordinary beer I ordered (Paradox Jura). They also hade a pelt clad bottle in the middle of a beer pyramid which I think could have been one of thier earlier strong beer experiments.


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