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Re: Lagers
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2015, 01:59:15 PM »
I'd be interested in making a lager if I knew I'd like it. I can't remember ever having drunk one that I really like. Certainly no Belgian one, no Heineken, no Danish, etc. Not to speak of American. And, in general, I'm not much into German beers, so: is there hope for me?  Maybe mask the malt taste with a shipload of hops? :-P
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2015, 02:05:48 PM »
Ah yes, the best one I had the last few years was the Urquell. Nice, but for me still not interesting enough to want to clone...
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2015, 02:24:03 PM »
Nonsense. There are some delicious lagers out there, doppelbock for instance. When people say they "don't like lagers" it makes me wonder if they really understand beer all that well. ;)
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2015, 02:59:52 PM »
I don't have to understand it, I have to drink it.
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2015, 03:12:40 PM »
Doppelbocks in Belgium are as rare as pygmies on Greenland. I'm not saying there aren't any, but you would have to look really, really hard to find one.
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2015, 10:36:49 PM »
Sorry man, I'm only kinda kidding and I know you live in Belgium but to me it always sounds silly and "noobish" when someone says they "don't like lagers." And, for crying out loud, Germany is right next to Belgium. Road trip, brother. All there is to it.

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Re: Lagers
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2015, 10:44:29 PM »
The Samuel Smith Organic Lager is always very tasty to me.

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Re: Lagers
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2015, 04:03:23 AM »
Sorry man, I'm only kinda kidding and I know you live in Belgium but to me it always sounds silly and "noobish" when someone says they "don't like lagers." And, for crying out loud, Germany is right next to Belgium. Road trip, brother. All there is to it.
To me that's like saying "I don't like Belgian beers". There's really a broad spectrum and you will probably find something you like if you search long enough. I do understand the flip side, however - if you haven't found something you like on the first few tries you aren't likely to keep looking too hard.
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2015, 08:12:46 AM »
And, for crying out loud, Germany is right next to Belgium. Road trip, brother. All there is to it.

I know. But every time I head into the direction of Germany I get stuck in the Champagne or Alsace regions.  I never seem to make it across the d*mn Rhine  :(
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2015, 08:18:42 AM »
Ah yes, I did drink the Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock once. That wasn't too bad.
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2015, 01:27:43 AM »
Also Helles and Alt. Are they even lagers? I actually don't remember, but they are some tasty German beers. I make them all the time.

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Re: Lagers
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2015, 01:49:53 AM »
Also Helles and Alt. Are they even lagers? I actually don't remember, but they are some tasty German beers. I make them all the time.
Helles is a bottom fermented lager beer.
Alt is a top fermenter lager beer.
The Germans differentiate by top (ale) fermentation or bottom (lager) fermentation, and whether the beer has been cold conditioned (laggered).
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Re: Lagers
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2015, 02:44:29 AM »
Helles is definitely a lager! Alt can use a lager yeast or, as in the traditional Dusseldorf Alt beer it uses a clean fermenting ale yeast that is then "lagered" or col;d conditioned.