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Title: For da Schmidlin
Post by: jeffy on May 02, 2011, 09:38:03 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/4934684/Heres-to-the-worlds-first-known-whisky-beer

100% peat smoked beer.
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: euge on May 02, 2011, 09:41:12 PM
 :)

I wonder what it tastes like.
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: hopfenundmalz on May 02, 2011, 10:28:26 PM
:)

I wonder what it tastes like.

I would expect an open grave (thanks Gordon).

I like my malts smoked over wood, not organic soil.  To me soil = dirt.   ;)
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: alikocho on May 02, 2011, 10:45:44 PM
:)

I wonder what it tastes like.

I would expect an open grave (thanks Gordon).

I like my malts smoked over wood, not organic soil.  To me soil = dirt.   ;)

My first thought was along Gordon's line. Then I thought again -  I'm not so sure on the peat in beer, but I do love Laphroaig. I really like the earthiness of it.

Sadly, I rarely drink scotch nowadays as it seems to make me unwell.
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: tschmidlin on May 02, 2011, 11:30:30 PM
"World's first whisky beer"?  It's called wash, it's been done lots. ;)

I'd try it, but I expect to dislike it.  A lot.  I really like whiskys of all sorts of peat levels, but I've never had a peated beer that was very good.
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: phillamb168 on May 03, 2011, 08:33:27 AM
"World's first whisky beer"?  It's called wash, it's been done lots. ;)

I'd try it, but I expect to dislike it.  A lot.  I really like whiskys of all sorts of peat levels, but I've never had a peated beer that was very good.

I was thinking about this the other day, as I was silly enough to order 250g of peated malt about a year ago (before I became an AHA member and learned better). I wonder what it'd be like in a really roasty stout, or maybe in an RIS? In my mind peat and hop just do not go well together so a peated IPA would be death.

The other option would be something like a Geuze - that's got weird flavor to begin with, so why not?
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: punatic on May 03, 2011, 02:08:53 PM
FWIW hopped whiskey doesn't work either.  Pretty funky tasting.
Title: Re: For da Schmidlin
Post by: dak0415 on May 03, 2011, 04:16:38 PM
FWIW hopped whiskey doesn't work either.  Pretty funky tasting.
You actually tried that?