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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

I would recommend starting with a draft Hefeweizen or Belgian Wheat, or a fruit flavored mead such as a blackberry or passion-fruit mead. I would also recommend pairing the beer with a good meal so ...
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Looking for dark but not heavy

Let's start off with beers that you're interested in, something akin to a black lager. I'm going to keep things focused on beer styles rather than particulars, since I do not know where you are nor ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

This largely depends on the person's tastes, but in general one that tastes good. In my experience, most men I know are already beer drinkers, and most women I know have only been exposed to beer in ...
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Is there a site (or app) like Beer Advocate that lets me give just an overall rating?

RateBeer is the other big rating site. It also has a 5 point rating system but you can also just "tick" beers 1-5 stars, which may be helpful for you. There's also Untappd which is pretty popular. ...
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Dry Cider recommendations

I'm not a huge cider fan myself, but you should check out the Ace ciders. One of the drier ones I appreciated was Ace Joker Dry, which should be pretty ubiquitous and findable where you are. And if ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Irish whiskey is one I like to do with tea. In fact I like to make an Irish coffee by substituting the coffee with a strong black tea. Try it! I am rather fond of it.
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

Generally, you'll want to avoid things with brighter, more acidic fruit flavors (apple, lemon) as those will mess with the inherent acidity of the coffee (although it should be noted that cherry is ...
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Red Lager Recomendations and what flavours make a beer a "Red Lager"

The red color usually comes from certain kinds of caramel malt, which comes in a range of colors but is usually used to make a sweeter, fuller-bodied beer than everyday pale ales and lagers. In this ...
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Beer recommendations for India, please

As in every country exist brands most famous inside India too. The five brands are: Kingfisher (4.8% grade - strong 8%) Haywards (7%) Royal Challenge (5%) Kalyani Black Label (7.8%) Kings (4.8%) ...
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Trying to Find a Good Beer for A Friend

When I try to pick beers for friends that don't tend to like "regular beer" in general, there are a few different styles I focus on. It's worth mentioning up front that there are certain taste ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

If you are trying to get a person who does not like beer to try beer, you are going to have to be creative and go for something a little more exotic. Young's Double Chocolate Stout or Rogue's ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Gunfire is a classic British rum and black tea cocktail, with a German equivalent in the Jagertee. Two European great powers can't be wrong - go with the rum!
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

Most fortified wines such as port, Madeira, (sweet) sherry, Commandaria are both very sweet and are very high in alcohol. Many are in the range of 20% ABV. I would strongly [pun intended] suggest ...
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Wine recommendation on the sweet side with 12 to 15% alcohol

It depends on how sweet you are looking for. If you are looking for very sweet than dessert wines are the way to go, a Sauternes or Mustacel will be at least 12% if not higher. If all you want is a ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

I had never heard of this saying (I'm not a native English speaker), but the funny thing is that in Dutch there is a similar saying, except with wine instead of liquor and the other way around: 'wijn ...
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What kind of alcoholic beverages would've been common in a 1950s-1960s USA home?

What kind of alcoholic beverages would've been common in a 1950s-1960s USA home? As far as beer goes in 1950, the top brewer was Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., produced 3.4 million more barrels than the ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

There is a variant of stout available in the UK known as Sweet Stout. There is a version made by Sam Smith of Tadcaster in England who export to the US as Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout. The ...
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What alcohol beverage goes well with a certain type of smoking?

Smoke and drink like a pirate. Rum and cigars both hail from the Caribbean, so it’s no coincidence that they work well with one another. Match the spiced and sweet molasses undertones of this full-...
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What alcohol products go well with a particular type of coffee?

Rumpleminze (peppermint schnapps) and coffee and cream creates a smooth and potent alcoholic drink. Add a Godiva Chocolate Liquor for a first class-after dinner cocktail. Grand Marnier(something ...
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Recommendations for Tea/Fruity/Sweet beers?

If you like sour beers and fruit flavors, try lambics. I've known several people who "don't drink beer" who like this style. A lambic is a Belgian style, light in color and usually in alcohol level, ...
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What dishes pair well with black wine?

Saperavi is a Teinturier type grape, which usually means red skins and red flesh. I have grown two of these types of grapes. Dunkelfelder and Agria and they both are used to make deep red wines that ...
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Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine?

Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine? There is no one perspective that is a definite answer to this question because there are many factors that must ...
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Recommendations for a pandemic coronavirus drink?

During the spanish flu, whiskey was an accepted medicine: Amid 1918 Pandemic, Bootleg Whiskey Became a Respectable Medicine (or an excuse to bypass prohibition). A Hot Toddy is traditionally drunk to ...
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What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir?

What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir? Bitters have been around for along time, but have come back into favor as part of the current craft cocktail trend. ...
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

A beer that should be relatively easy to find across the United States (and hopefully Canada!) would be Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Ale. Certainly on target but likely much harder to find outside of ...
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Beer swapping online?

Check out BeerTrade. It's not specifically limited to swapping between countries, but there is no reason you couldn't organize something there. There are about 10,000 people watching that subreddit ...
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Recommended Android app

Beeradvocate.com Beer Expert - from "Rate Beer" data Both of these are the largest rating/tasting databases for beer, I haven't used them but they would be the place to look for the information ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

This might sound heretical to the true aficionados, but why not try a „Bananenweizen“, which is a Hefeweizen (.5l), to which you add about .1l of banana juice. It’s refreshing, not too sweet, and ...
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What is a good beer for starters, or people who don't typically enjoy the taste of beer?

I would choose a wheat beer for start, mainly because thats what got me started in the "real" beer world (with Erdinger and then Paulaner to be more precise). Mostly because they are not too bitter ...
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Is there a site (or app) like Beer Advocate that lets me give just an overall rating?

There is Untappd, which is a social network for beer drinkers (web and app). Quite straightforward, actually. You check you beer in, rate it and leave a short comment (like Twitter). And you see a ...

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