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Funny things your BMC friends say when given craft.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nquigley16, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. nquigley16

    nquigley16 Savant (420) Massachusetts Sep 18, 2012 Subscriber

    I always get a good laugh at some of the things BMC drinkers say to me when they try craft beers.

    The other night I gave a friend some Hennepin and he said to me "it tastes like mint leaves".
    Another friend, after trying SNPA told me he didn't like it because it was "too smokey".

    What funny remarks have you heard?
  2. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Advocate (730) District of Columbia Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    "too much flavor"
  3. match1112

    match1112 Champion (750) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    My father-in-law uses the line "what is this, paint stripper or rust remover?", he aint funny.
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Just the basic..."this is shitty beer".
  5. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Savant (450) Illinois Feb 26, 2011

    OMG, I'm so wasted!
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  6. hannydawg

    hannydawg Savant (440) Illinois Apr 4, 2010

  7. mellowmark

    mellowmark Advocate (630) Minnesota Mar 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I was drinking some Furious and had a girl I was with smell it. She it said it "smelled like poison".
  8. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (460) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    "why does it taste like that?"
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  9. "You like the taste of weed?"

    "It's too strong for me, I can taste the booze"

    "Some men like beer, you apparently like soy sauce" -my favorite when I gave my uncle a sip of my SN Narwhal
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  10. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Savant (405) Georgia Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    "I don't want to think about my beer"
  11. Prh27

    Prh27 Savant (370) Virginia Apr 24, 2012

    "That doesn't taste like beer"

    At least it has a taste...
  12. Offering a taste of a Southampton Keller Pils I heard, "This is craft beer? But it's not even dark or anything."
  13. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Woman I know said Golden Monkey tasted like "Ovaltine".
  14. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    A friend of mine said that. He acknowledges that craft beer is better but prefers beer to be bland. To each his own.
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  15. Buudy's a hardcore Bud drinker. Gave him a smuttynose ipa and he said it tasted like throwup.
  16. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Savant (250) Maryland Jun 20, 2010

    "is this an import"?
  17. Gave a buddy of mine some Southern Tier IPA "This tastes like skunked beer man, it reminds me of soap"
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  18. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    I've been told that Samuel Adams Boston Lager is too hoppy. :confused: I also get the "I don't like dark beer," line from people who drink lots of coffee.
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    "ipa's are too dark"
  20. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    No joke, my sister in law calls my beer "fancy beer". I cringe
  21. My dad and brother aren't BMC drinkers but not craft aficionados either; mostly they drink pale ales, german/czech lagers and pilsners, and so on. When I gave them my glass of Supplication to try, they thought it smelled like Branston pickle.
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  22. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Savant (435) California Jan 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    My uncle had a pour of Abyss and he now refers to it as the cat piss beer.
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  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    "Oh, what's this? I just wanted a .... Oh, yeah, I get it. You need more "light beer drinkers say the darnest things" type-comments for that damn beer website you spend all day reading..."
  24. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    Technically, any beer not brewed according to Reinheitsgebot can be considered "fancy."
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  25. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    I wonder if it's the bitterness or the hoppiness that people object to, I would guess the former.

    I'm always somewhat amused when I find an old American beer ad such as this one:


    IBU levels for a basic American adjunct lager in the 60s would have been in the 20s or high tens I'm guessing, though if Schlitz wanted to distinguish itself from its competition by having less "harsh bitterness", then I guess it might have been in the mid to low tens even back then, who knows. Considering how successful they were I guess one shouldn't be too surprised when a 30IBU beer such as Samuel Adams Boston Lager is percieved to be too bitter (which I'm guessing is what they are really objecting to).
  26. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    I don't like heavy beers like Guinness.
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  27. biga7346

    biga7346 Savant (315) Michigan Jun 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    My wife's uncle picked up like a Sam Adams or something and says, "Is this like a regular beer?"
  28. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    A female friend of mine calls mine "weirdo beer". :confused:
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  29. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Savant (440) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Once I let an acquaintance of mine try a sip of Dales Pale Ale out of a can, and he told me "It tastes like Coors to me". I promptly asked for a sip of his Breckenridge Agave Wheat, which he was bragging about some man in the store recommending it to him, and how great it was, and I told him "It tastes like tequila, I don't like it."
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  30. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    As a general rule, IBU can be a deceiving measurement depending on how well the beer is balanced and your individual palate. If you are used to drinking Bud Light, then the well-balanced nature of SABL will likely still be too much. Adjunct lagers have decreased in overall IBUs, but unless you are drinking light beer, hop notes are still present. I haven't been able to see any definitive IBU measurement for Schlitz Gusto, which is is one of the more widely available adjunct lagers with a more definitive hop profile. I would guess it's closer to the high teens and lower twenties.
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  31. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    Indeed, although it's at least measurable and quantifiable which gives you an idea, though of course the malt bill will influence one's appreciation of the bitterness greatly. When discussing the hop profiles as opposed to bitterness of macro pale or adjunct lagers one inevitably ventures off into the land of subjectivity to some degree, it will be hard to achieve a consensus as to the hop profile or taste of a particular beer (to some degree due to the general perception that adjunct lagers are devoid of hop taste, which makes people less inclined to describe such a taste perception, imo).

    It would indeed be interesting to see where they have landed with the Schlitz gusto in terms of an IBU to make it more old school, 20s or high teens as you say. They've started to sell Schlitz gusto in a 4.5% version here in Sweden through the monopoly which I'm interested in trying but as of yet you have to pre-order and buy an entire 24 pack of it which is rather expensive.
  32. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (490) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009 Beer Trader

    " i love drinking your beers, they make me silly immediatley!"
  33. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Speedway stout was good, tastes like bad coffee.............

    Ex g/f liked duvel, said it tastes like miller................
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  34. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    I really think some people are looking for something flavorless that gets the job done. I deal with finicky customers in a college town who buy nothing but vodka. It gets mixed with some type of soda or juice until it tastes like candy. They perceive Bud light as a good beer because it lacks any real flavor. Bud Light lime exists for the same reason, its closer to candy than beer. Until your perception of what beer should taste like changes, you'll keep drinking rice water and calling it refreshing.
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  35. pjs234

    pjs234 Champion (750) Connecticut Jun 29, 2008

    One of my brother-in-laws usually says "it tastes too ale-ly"
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  36. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    "are u sure it's supposed to taste like this"
    Every beer taste like liquor. No particular liquor just liquor
    " how the hell do you drink this"
    " this beer is too hoppy". ( any type of beer)
  37. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    I hear that a lot, I just nod and smile disingenuously.
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  38. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (365) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    In response to my mix-six gift...."are any of these more full-flavored? like Miller Lite?"
  39. magget

    magget Aficionado (135) Connecticut Mar 15, 2006

    "Tastes like an ale or something"
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