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GUINNESS DRINKERS...

Posted on 05/13/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

Anyone notice Guinness tastes different? It seems to me when they stopped using the "widget" in their bottles, the flavor changed. It now has a slightly sour aftertaste.

A year ago or so I was asked to leave an irish pub when I got into a huge argument with the bartender. I told them their Guinness keg was crap after taking one sip of a draw and I told them I wanted my money back. They gave me my money and I was escorted out.

But now I tasted guinness(bottles) last friday for the first time in a year and realized its the same taste. Slightly sour aftertaste. They changed something. I can't drink it anymore.


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To: Fester Chugabrew

My rules:

Cold

Free


51 posted on 05/13/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: mamelukesabre

MacAndrews Scotch Ale was my favorite. (hot or cold) Caledonian Brewery.


52 posted on 05/13/2012 2:56:40 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Ax
...remember it as being more than drinkable.

Leftover Pelosi swamp water. (Where, exactly, did you think it went?)

53 posted on 05/13/2012 2:57:54 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
My rules: Cold, Free

I COMPLETELY understand the COLD part. When are you free?

54 posted on 05/13/2012 3:00:36 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Murphy’s Stout (Ireland), 7.9 gal. Keg
Is advertised as being available in the Liquor Outllet in Nevada... http://www.lvliquoroutlet.com/locationspage.shtml

I have not checked locally here in Ohio...last time I had draft Murphy’s was in Cork :)


55 posted on 05/13/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: mamelukesabre

Murphy’s Stout (Ireland), 7.9 gal. Keg
Is advertised as being available in the Liquor Outllet in Nevada... http://www.lvliquoroutlet.com/locationspage.shtml

I have not checked locally here in Ohio...last time I had draft Murphy’s was in Cork :)


56 posted on 05/13/2012 3:02:28 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: mamelukesabre
I was buying s 6er of WRB one time and an Ozite said that making love on a beach was preferable so I went upstairs.
57 posted on 05/13/2012 3:03:10 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: mamelukesabre

Guinness is my favorite, but I will only drink it on tap. Out of the bottle or (sacriledge) can and it has a much harsher flavor.

I can’t say I’ve noticed a change though, but a lot of little things can happen that could account for it.


58 posted on 05/13/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Ugh! I tried it once. The only beer I ever poured down the drain. I wouldn’t give it to Khalid Sheik Mohammed. I drink Yuengling and Sierra Nevada.


59 posted on 05/13/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
They still make Hamm’s??

To this day, I cannot read that name without seeing that bear and hearing the jingle in my mind's ear-

"FROM THE LAND OF SKY BLUE WATERRRRS..."

60 posted on 05/13/2012 3:13:48 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

You can taste that much difference between the two breweries from the same manufacturer?


61 posted on 05/13/2012 3:17:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Guinness brewed in Dublin has always been better than Guinness brewed in London.

A friend of mine mentioned that to an executive from Guinness who replied "Laddie, don't be drinking the Guinness in England. We piss in it."

62 posted on 05/13/2012 3:19:41 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: mamelukesabre

The new Black Lager is nothing like real Guinness. Even in the bottle, it is hard to get it near as good as on tap.

I wonder if some enviro wacko made them stop using the fish bladders in the filtration process (not kidding).


63 posted on 05/13/2012 3:20:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mamelukesabre

Shiner black lager or Guinness black lager. The only good guinness you will get is in Ireland and the black lagers are consistent and good. Move on.


64 posted on 05/13/2012 3:24:15 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: mamelukesabre

More often than not I order a Guiness/Sam black and tan when I’m drinking out. Maybe throw in a shot of good Irish or Rye whiskey.


65 posted on 05/13/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Guiness brewed in Ireland is not pasteurized.

Dunno what’s going on here in the US, but anything is possible. Perhaps inflation in one of the key ingredients has led to a substitution.


66 posted on 05/13/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: mamelukesabre

Yuengling Lager, Black & Tan or Light Lager are good. The Light Lager only has one WeightWatcher Point per 16 oz....(I’ve lost 50 lbs and have 35 more to go). Single Malt Scotch goes real nice with a fine cigar, too.


67 posted on 05/13/2012 3:32:35 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: ml/nj

I love a good dark, thick ale but that Boddingtons is good. Just make sure you have your glass nearby when you pop the top.


68 posted on 05/13/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Drinking Black and Tans will get you killed in some parts of Ireland. I’m not kidding. Black and Tans are the drink of the Orange Royal Irish Constabulary and mostly detested in the Republic.


69 posted on 05/13/2012 3:44:34 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: dfwgator

Stegmaier... Case for 6 bucks.


70 posted on 05/13/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Ellendra

I know what you mean — not about Pringles, but Hershey bars taste bad lately.


71 posted on 05/13/2012 3:49:18 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I’m starting to dislike catholics(in a way)...sorry but true. Wherever they have strength in numbers things go to shit. The paradox is that my best friends and best girlfriends have usually been catholics. I tend to date catholic girls, and not on purpose. My best buds are usually catholic.

damn, I just hijacked my own thread.


72 posted on 05/13/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
I live in Canada and drink canned Guinness that I buy at liquor stores. When the cans still had those ping pong ball widgets, they were brewed and canned in Toronto using ingredients shipped from Ireland. Now the cans are shipped directly from Ireland and no longer have the plastic ball. They seem to me to actually taste a little bit better. These are the Guinness 4.2% alcohol tall black cans that come in 4-packs and 12-packs.

You've got more life experience than I have. I've never been escorted out of a bar. Of course I've never told them that a commercial name-brand product they served me was "crap".

73 posted on 05/13/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: mamelukesabre
I like to drink Guinness from time to time but my favorite everyday beer is Pilsner Urquell. However, don't buy it in the six-packs as you will likely have it skunked. Instead, buy in the sealed cases or 12-packs where no light can get into the green bottles. Pilsner Urquell tastes refreshing on a hot summer day but it also is a great beer to have by the fireplace on a cold, winter's night.

I don't drink Sam Adams as much anymore but I'm still a sucker for the seasonal beers. Over the winter, I had plenty of their Coffee Stouts, Chocolate Double Bocks and Black Lagers.

74 posted on 05/13/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: mamelukesabre

Guinness has always sold beer in bottles without widgets. Not nearly as good as the beer they sell in cans or bottles with widgets.

As far as I know, nothing has changed.


75 posted on 05/13/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mamelukesabre

Are you on any kind of medication? Some medications change your tastebuds or something. I’ve been on medications before that made bottles of water taste like something completely different.


76 posted on 05/13/2012 4:16:53 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: TheMole

lol

Maybe you were not aware of the problem with guinness kegs. They go bad much easier than any other kegs in a bar. The are not pressurized with CO2. They are pressurized with nitrogen. If they don’t serve several pints per day every single day, the beer in the line from the keg to the tap will go bad and the “infection” will spread to the keg and spoil the entire keg. It is common for a keg to go bad in a bar that doesn not serve enough of it to keep the lines clear of “infection”.

This is why most bars do NOT have guinness kegs and do not offer guinness on tap. You have to watch out for the bars that are marginal...the bars that WANT to have guinness on tap but do not serve enough of it to keep their lines clear.

Thats my beer course for the day, I guess. Carry on.


77 posted on 05/13/2012 4:17:56 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: RightFighter

no

I do not take any meds at all. I do eat very bland food due to my propensity for heart burn and my desire to stay off heart burn meds. That may have some effect, I don’t know.


78 posted on 05/13/2012 4:19:32 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 9YearLurker

Not true at all.

I am a home brewer and for a long time I preferred guinness bottles for my brew based on their appealing appearance. They were an extra pain because you had to get the plastic widget out of the bottle before you could sterilize it. I fabricated my own widget extraction tool out of a ham slicer knife and invented my own technique for getting the widget out.

NO, they only recently stopped using the widget in the bottles...like the last 2-3 years.


79 posted on 05/13/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Libloather

I live 2 miles from Ska Brewing. Even better than Modus is Hoperation Ivy Wet Hop IPA.


80 posted on 05/13/2012 4:32:25 PM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Illuminatas
Part of last years harvest:

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81 posted on 05/13/2012 4:35:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: mamelukesabre
A good bout of flu can change taste sensetivities for years,
82 posted on 05/13/2012 4:44:01 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Usagi_yo
You've encapsulated some of the reasons my great-grandfather emigrated to Canada. I prefer to accentuate the positive.

The “symbolism” I referred to in my first post was simply Irish stout on top of English ale.

83 posted on 05/13/2012 4:45:01 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: mamelukesabre

No, for years you could buy Guinness in regular 12 ounce bottle six-packs, or you could buy them in bottle six packs with the widgets or can 4-packs with the widgets.

Sometimes you would see all three at the store at the same time. The regular bottles were clear, the widget bottles were colored over and a different shape.


84 posted on 05/13/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mamelukesabre

So pour some cider in it and call it a Snake Bite. Good stuff.


85 posted on 05/13/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t know where you live, but where I live, there were no guinness bottles without widgets(not counting the shortneck extra stout bottles)...until recently...then they stopped putting widgets in bottles.

I suppose I should buy some cans and taste them to test my whole premise.


86 posted on 05/13/2012 5:19:33 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

The Northeast. Boston, NYC, etc..

Where are you?


87 posted on 05/13/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mamelukesabre

The Northeast. Boston, NYC, etc.. Has been that way for years.

Where are you?

(Oh, and I may have mistyped, my memory is faulty. The regular 12-ouncers may not be clear glass.)


88 posted on 05/13/2012 5:23:46 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mamelukesabre
It now has a slightly sour aftertaste.

whoa..how long you been drinkin that stuff ?
and you just now notice a slightly sour after taste ?

When I drank that stuff, it always had a sour after taste, until I realized that particular taste was my own throw-up.
89 posted on 05/13/2012 5:27:03 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: 9YearLurker

There was never a clear guinness bottle as long as i’ve been alive.


90 posted on 05/13/2012 5:31:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 9YearLurker

I am in iowa


91 posted on 05/13/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

That is because the company was sold to the TWO GAY IRISHMEN...PATRICK “FITZ”GERALD AND GERALD “FITZ”PATRICK!!


92 posted on 05/13/2012 5:37:00 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: mamelukesabre


Maybe instead of clear he meant the translucent brown of "Extra Stout" vs. the opaque brown/black of the "draught" (w/widget):


93 posted on 05/13/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: mamelukesabre
Guinness factoids.....

Guinness tried to push their Guinness Extra Cold line over the past few years. They didn't realize that "Can Result in Dog Sex" is an anagram formed from that name, thankfully the line appears to be a miss with the public.

Nigeria loves Guinness. I think they drink more of it than in Ireland. Outside of Ireland and England, Nigeria was the first to have a Guinness brewery.

I remember about 5 years ago Guinness was messing with a new way to create the perfect pint. The black stuff was poured straight into the glass then put on a magnetic pad. When a charge was passed through it, the trademark "storm before the calm" arose from the bottom of the glass and formed a perfect head. I don't know why this never caught on as it was like watching a Guinness volcano erupt right before your eyes!

I had a barmaid pour me a pint with a perfect shamrock on the head. No biggie, I thought, so I challenged her for a flower on the next one. A perfect daffodil. Damn, she was good at Guinness art. And so young to be that talented. The third pint, I thought would be an impossible request, I asked for a poodle. In return, perfection, pom-poms on tail and feet, it was a French one! If only she wasn't working in relative obscurity, in a small town pub in East Anglia, she coulda been a contender!

To Guinness' credit - they are always experimenting with ways to perfect it, and their marketing has been absolutely brilliant over time. Of course, having Paddies flung to all four corners of the globe helps its appeal.

94 posted on 05/13/2012 5:48:40 PM PDT by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: mamelukesabre

These days, I’m a beer snob. I prefer Stella Artois on draught, but I also like Sam Adams. There’s also a “Stella” beer from Egypt and it tastes like anteater urine.


95 posted on 05/13/2012 6:01:16 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Riley

“COMES THE BEER REFRESHING..”


96 posted on 05/13/2012 6:07:43 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Ax

I’m drinking stella as I type this. ITs’ ok, but not stellar.


97 posted on 05/13/2012 6:08:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

I only will drink the cans if they have the little widget in them. Draft is good too. I don’t care for the bottles, even the ones with the widget. Very important is that you pore it slowly and then let it cascade before you move the glass. And the shape of the glass is important too.


98 posted on 05/13/2012 7:17:32 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: mamelukesabre

I drink nothing but Yuengling now. I am convinced it is the best American lager. I used to love Rolling Rock, but they changed the receipt; now I won’t drink it. And I do remember Schiltz, it was good until they changed the receipt.


99 posted on 05/13/2012 7:18:31 PM PDT by lmsii
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To: lmsii
changed the receipt

Buy it somewhere where you like the looks of the receipt. That's what I do. Some receipts have discount coupons on the back, too!

100 posted on 05/13/2012 7:22:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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