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Different Beer with Different food

Beer and food pairings have an entire subculture, not unlike wine. On both Ratebeer and Beer Advocate, there are entire forums dedicated to beer and food pairing. Honestly, there are an infinite ...
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Do wines from grafted vine stock taste different from non-grafted?

Oh... something I am a real expert at! You are mixing your context when calling vines hybrids. There are three ways you can grow grapes for fruit. 100% original "own rooted" vines, grafted vines and ...
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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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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Some people serve wine at the ambient temperature without knowing that some wines are better served at a specific temperature. Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine? Light dry ...
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Here is my take on serving wine at a variety of temperatures and colors after years and years of serving wine and drinking it. Remember storing wine and serving wine are two different things. All ...
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Is Guinness really different in Ireland, compared to what's sold in the US?

Guinness can taste slightly different and have a different head based on where it's coming from. A big factor in this is how long the beer you're getting has been in the keg. People in Ireland drink ...
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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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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

You want a mildly flavored, low hop beer for something like this. I would suggest a Kolsch or Helles Lager or a Mild. Pilsners can be heavily hopped. I have done a lot of this with wines when I taught ...
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What's the point of drinking light booze?

The effects of alcohol are well known. It makes you relax, uninhibited and generally have a good time up to a point. I once had a couple of friends that would order their Coors Light beer on crushed ...
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Ice cubes in rum

When it comes to what is socially accepted in the US, ice is mostly reserved for the harsher stuff like bourbon and scotch. The ice serves a purpose of diluting the liquor, thus making it smoother on ...
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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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Regarding light beers and dark beers: how would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer?

It depends upon what you think a dark beer tastes like because there is a wide range of shades of dark, and a wide range of flavors that come with dark. The amber beers can have tastes of caramel and ...
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Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

This isn't specific to alcohol, and is instead a general mechanism of neural association. When you consume anything and then become sick afterward your brain associates sickness with what you consumed ...
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How to know which tequila should be for drinks and which one meant to be drank on its own

Tequila has come a long way from when it was 1st manufactured, back in the day the traditional way to drink tequila was in a shot glass because it actually did taste like you were drinking paint ...
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How can I improve the flavor of a cheap bottle of sparkling wine?

Make a kir royale with it. Add a small amount of a strong, fruity liqueur to the bottom of the glass, such as creme de cassis or framboise (Chambord is one brand name). Then gently add the sparkling ...
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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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Spittoons - in a friendly wine tasting

The primary effect a spitoon would have, is less alcohol recpetion (some alcohol will get into the blood via the mouth-mucus). The alcohol could lead to different results for the later wines. You ...
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What is so special about Guinness DRAUGHT?

Guinness Draft is an Irish Dry Stout, a session beer, with alcohol by volume at 4.2%. It is intended that you can sit and drink several pints without becoming overly intoxicated. Compare that with Bud ...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

The same reason people put salt on their food. It enhances the flavor of the beer. The extra salt has other effects as well though, outside of simply making things more salty. Particularly, ...
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Difference between "Ale's" beer

Beers (ales and lagers) are broken down into many, many different styles based on how they are brewed. Most beers have only 3 or 4 different types of ingredients. Malt, water, yeast, hops and ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

Ultimately, it last until you decide you no longer like the taste. What's happening is that the wine is oxidizing, and the flavor and aroma compounds are being destroyed once they're exposed to a ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

This is a heated topic of debate among whiskey drinkers, actually. The heart of the answer lies somewhere between the sensitivity of the palate and the length of time that a whiskey remains open... ...
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Why do some people put olives in their beer?

Why do some people put olives in their beer? Apart from the obvious reason, because they can, they seems to be couple of reasons for this. Some individuals actually enjoy doing it. Olives are paired ...
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Why does Beck's taste more bitter than Heineken?

There are a number of reasons why you may perceive Becks as more bitter. Firstly, some of the bitterness you are perceiving is a factor of the beer's age. Beers like Becks, Heineken, Amstel, ...
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What makes sour beers sour?

From the Wiki page on Sour Beer: "[S]our beers are made by intentionally allowing wild yeast strains or bacteria into the brew. Traditionally, Belgian brewers allowed wild yeast to enter the brew ...
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Is Guinness really different in Ireland, compared to what's sold in the US?

There are a few questions here, so let me address them individually: Guinness Draft, the "standard" Guinness is not always brewed in Ireland, so that may be one reason for a different taste in ...
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What alcohol would go good with tea?

Wild Turkey American Honey is excellent with most kinds of tea including black, green, and orange pekoe. Throw in a squeeze of lemon for an delicious, easy to make, and modern twist on the Hot Toddy. ...
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Fashionable gins - are they what they claim to be?

Gin is very simply defined as a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavoured with juniper berries. So your differentiation between "made properly" and "just alcohol and flavor"...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

Is there a real reason for putting salt in beer? Putting salt in beer stems from a few philosophies - all of which seem to have had a purpose at one time or another. · An old wives' tale said ...
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