Beer Alert & Directory IV


#808

Jever feel like there’s a conspiracy against you when you look for Urquell Pills and they have every other Pils but that?


#809

Yep, Jever is famous. One of the best known north German Pilsener style beers. Especially well known for pronounced bitterness. From a huge brewery, part of Radeberger group (biggest brewery group in Germany)


#810

Have you tried it in Taiwan?

I found the Urquell here to taste a bit different than what I’ve had in the States. Cans should not make a difference, but here in Taiwan it’s not as good as I remember. In the States I had bottles, which was very good, and I had it on tap, which was world-class good.

I’m wondering what Germans think of Jever purchased here.


#811

The Urquell I’ve had here seems sweeter that what I remember from my college days. Not sure if it’s actually different or because my palate has changed.


#812

To me Urquell has a noticeable, distinctive, mineral crispness, and is just slightly bitter. Here that seems missing, and yeah the malt comes forward. Not sure it’s sweeter, but it does taste a little maltier here (to me).

I should add that I’ve only had like 3 500ml cans here. Sample size may be small.


#813

Temperature, breakdown of malts in the can?


#814

Maybe so, but I haven’t had any Urquell since before it turned super hot in the last week or so. Of course, what I had may have been stored somewhere else (hot) before it got to my local Family Mart.


#815

Urquell tastes different between bottle and can. Carnegies has it in bottle.


#816

There even is an urquell bar or restaurant somewhere downtown. Might have it on tap I guess.

I’m not a fan of bitter beers unfortunately, so I can’t comment on Jever or urquell much… Even though I’m drinking one of the latter right now. Got carried away by you guys talking about it :grin: prost!


#817

Hanoi beer.


#818

Is that any good? It looks a little thin.


#819

Very good. German brew aftertaste. And of course great with the right food.

This place in Xizhi:


#820

What was the hit to your wallet on a bottle? Noticeable or not noticeable? :beers:


#821

Not the dishes I would’ve ordered, but it looks good.


#822

I just returned from a trip to Minneapolis, where there are some damn fine breweries. Surly makes an IPA and it is Furious-ly awesome. And one of my all time favs, http://www.fultonbeer.com/beer/sweet-child-vine

It is a little funny when someone orders one like this… ‘I’ll have a Sweet Child’. Hahaha

There are some good beers in Taiwan but nearly impossible to find equivalents.


#823

It’s what beer normally costs at restaurants here. Can’t remember, though.

Not what we normally get, either. Our kids got pho, and so the wife and I experimented with some different dishes.


#824

Close, but I now think it’s that the aroma of Urquell gets up in my nose less from a can vs from a bottle or on tap.

Just finished off 2 of the 50cl cans from Family Mart, second one poured into a glass. Second one was a very, very good Pilsner Urquell, better than out of the can. Difference is getting the smell up in my nose, it seems.

Terrific mineral (hard water) flavor, just a hint of bitterness, very refreshing on a hot Taiwan afternoon.

Family Mart, the one-stop shop for American booze hounds in Taiwan. :yum:


#825

I feel like the cans this year are better than the cans last year. Probably that batch just got the heat treatment


#826

IAll the big boys are being made into one huge company with net result worse beer

Bless the little craft brewers

We have a few in and around berkeley
One in alameda
Just went to a cafe specializing in board games with pizza and hot sammmies and half pint beer on offer

hot pastrami Sammy washed down with a half pint of alameda hazy IPA. Sort of a cross between an unfiltered wheat beer and an IPA
Man both were good

Especially the beer

Now at a specialty cafe also in Berkeley for a shot of espresso on a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Yum yum

I do like berkeley

Specialty places pretty college girls all around

There are bums tho
But some of them are interesting

Bum lady met me crossing the street said
Hey why u got the Monterey T shirt ?

I said cuz I love the place

She said ‘Lier you ain’t even been there…you are Japanese

Oh ok

Been called a few things. … Japanese is a first

Maybe it’s cuz I’m SUMO sized ?

At Romeo’s

Intense like the one I had at the lobby bar at Halekulani


#827

The Urquell is tasting better and better. On my balcony enjoying the sunset before the craziness starts again tomorrow.