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2 at 5% or 1 at 10%

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by anglagard1, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. BedetheVenerable

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    3-4% for weeknight drinking. I love flavor, and enjoy drinking a pint. With a beer of that strenth, when well made, I can thoroughly enjoy 20oz for the same amount of alcohol as a 5-6% 12oz. To me, especially since I love English session ales, it's a no-brainer, and I get the satisfaction of having brewed it myself as well. I also enjoy medium- and high-gravity brews as well, but usually save the high-gravity stuff (and especially those in bombers/750s) for Friday and/or Saturday night when a nice buzz, hanging out w/the lady and watching movies (before we have kids) is still an option.
     
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  2. JonHoswin

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    Well, since I'm in Tennessee, I'd love to have that 10% out of a grocery store someday!
     
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  3. psykosis

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    Whichever taste better. Abv of a beer rarely matters to me, other than to know how much I can have.
     
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    The bar has been confirmed. Maybe try following the thread before you run your mouth?
     
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  5. jsm1289

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    eh i'll take two 5% guezes over one RIS at 10% all day
     
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  6. DanK4

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    If I am out at a bar I like to hang around the 5-8% range and I'll usually toss in a high gravity beer or two in the beginning or end of the night. All about pacing yourself. At home though... fuck it, give me the BCBS and a Triple and I'll wash 'er down with whatever else is in sight.
     
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    If you keep track of your alcohol consumption, you probably aren't someone that I'd like to hang out with.
     
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    Wow. for real? Fucking horrible.
     
  9. cubbyswans

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    My mouth wasn't running at all. I was completely silent.
     
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  10. UCLABrewN84

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    Can I choose however many I want at whatever ABV I want?
     
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    I think we all like the buzz....but I like only enough to enhance the expirience...not cloud it. Two 5's for me.
     
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    Well said. Wanna hang out?
     
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  13. StubFaceJoe

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    I'll take all three please, the beers and the chicks.
     
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  14. lucas1801

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    If ABV is why you drink beer you are doing it wrong.
     
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    Agreed. Or you're drinking brand-name +"Ice".
     
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    To answer the OP, I'd probably just stick with drinking 20 of these.
     
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    When you are used to drinking 7-8% beers as a rule, a 5% beer is light to some people - like myself. It's just what I've gotten used to. A 5% beer, unless extremely flavorful, seems watered down to me.
     
  18. otispdriftwood

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    I drink what I feel like drinking at the time I'm ready to drink. If I drink a high ABV beer and feel a little tipsy as a result, I'll just take a break and have some water instead of opening another beer right away. Life is short; if you take your time drinking your beer it may seem to last a little longer.
     
  19. BackwoodsBrewing

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    Friday had a Hopslam and 2 Night Stalkers drafts have to say 2 at 10% will do.
     
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    I understand that. I was just kind of saying that jokingly. 5% beers are not light beers at all, they just, as you pointed out, taste light when you're used to drinking bigger brews.
     
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    Obviously. Hell I'll take one 20 year old over two 40 year olds.
     
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    Stop trying to make it out that any time ABV is mentioned it's the reason for drinking the beer. Get off your high horse. ABV is most certainly a consideration for many people when choosing a beer.
     
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    If the long term of this is 10 at 5% or 5 at 10% I want the 5 because 3-5 is probly enough, generally like stronger more flavorful beers, and drinking 10 beers is brings on too much of a space/volume issue.

    But, if my only choice is 1 or 2, I'm taking two because 1 of anything barely wets the whistle.

    Fav. WC Fields quote,"What weasel stole the cork out of my lunch".
     
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    I prefer three, 6-8oz pours of 9-13% abv beers. Generally speaking, body for me is the most important factor. If a beer is at 5% and is thick, I will chose that (which is why I choose nitro taps for that reason). It just so happens that beers with more body tend to be more alcoholic too.
     
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    Didn't realize I was on a high horse and I know ABV is a consideration, I just see people that consider the ABV as the most important part sometimes. I enjoy high ABV beers myself as well as low and mid strength beer.
     
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    Shouldn't the decision be two 40 year olds or one 20 year old?
     
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    1 @ 10%! No question. However, I would love to see breweries move more imperial brews to 12oz bottles. I'm not always up for 22oz at 10, 11 or 12+ percent so every time I can find a great imperial in a twelver, I'm happy. I'd lilke to thank Bell's for doing a great job at this (Expedition stout, 3rd Coast, Hopslam, The Oracle). Don't get me wrong, a bomber of Hopslam would do things to me most women can't!
     
  28. Thickfreakness

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    1 @ 10. Show me 2 5% brews that can give the flavor of one 10%.
     
  29. anglagard1

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    Someone else mentioned drinking a 10%er and then following it up with a water. For me, that defeats the purpose.
     
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    Gueuze, brahski
     
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    One at 10%, always-
     
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    I am one of the few who doesn't drink a beer for the alcohol content, but rather the flavor. So I would have to say 2 at 5%. This isn't to say I shun all 10% beers, as there are quite a few that I do enjoy.
     
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    I have reviewed like 1500 beers. I have to say, the higher ABVs usually get the higher ratings. Not always, but usually!
     
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    Not sure who is fooling who, nobody can handle two women, don't care the age! Bunch of women on here, give me plenty of 10% beers and I'll be happy, who wants water!
    It's like overrated Notre Dame thinking they could hang with the SEC, not happening, sure I'll get a ton of mess but it's true.
     
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    Send me the two 40 year olds, each carrying a bomber of BCBCS, please. Youngster over there can take on the cheerleader with the Magic Hat.
     
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    I'll take the 1 @ 10% any day of the week. More ABV true, but 1/2 the liquid volume too, less bloating. Also chances are the 10% stuff is far more enjoyable in flavor.
     
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