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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Interesting. I lost some taste for a few days when I had COVID and noticed it when drinking IPA's especially, although all seems back to normal now.
    Yes, I was drinking IPAs at the time as I noticed the altered taste. Didn’t lose taste, taste was different and this was Omicron which was much less likely to cause taste loss.
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    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and it's right on track. I'd say your sense of taste is still a little out of line. No worries, it will come back and hopefully in time for the holiday ales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I've got a twelve of Hacker Pschorr Marzen and it's right on track. I'd say your sense of taste is still a little out of line. No worries, it will come back and hopefully in time for the holiday ales.
    I’m assuming you are tasting Oktoberfest by Hacker Pschorr. While it has a characteristic taste, it is does not taste as bad as the Paulaner.
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    A BA comment on the Paulaner:
    A very nice Märzen-style Oktoberfest. This is one of the standard-bearers of the style and rightfully so. Things do change slightly year-to-year for this brew (not by much though). Some years I prefer this brew, other years I prefer Hacker-Pschorr's. The 2 are very similar and are owned, if not brewed, by the same company. Between the 2, Paulaner always seemed to tend to being more 'grassy' or even spicy.

    I agree with this assessment and I think my taste is more sensitive after COVID. Maybe all of that phlegm I blew out helped clean out a layer of cells in the olfactory area which is important to taste. Draft versions of these beers don’t have that grassy taste to the same degree. Perhaps the carbonation added in bottling amplifies that taste.
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    Draft beers:

    Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing, California

    Nelson Solo Pale Ale - The Brewing Lair, California

    Ales For ALS - Revision Brewing, Sparks, Nevada
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    This one is hitting me just right. On the front end is a hint of sorghum molasses taste, then followed by lengthy dark chocolate and expresso ending[emoji122]
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    ^ Great brew, that. Perfect for a chilly autumn night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Found these at Costco. In 500 ml (~pint) cans. They are very good. A collaboration between Bitbuger (Deutschland) and Deschutes (Oregon). Bitburger Dry Hop'd Zwickl.



    Read their beerpaganda here:

    https://www.bitburger.com/beers/coll...y-hopd-zwickl/
    What does Gravity % mean? I was looking at the beer's "specs." Is it unusual that it has no sugar? Maybe that's what "dry hopped" means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Total Wine is the big store for beer, and wine here and Loose Cannon is not in WA or Oregon. However, I did find Total Wine in WA, and:
    https://www.totalwine.com/beer/lager...kl/p/342797161
    Where I live, we don't really have any of those big beer and wine stores like Total Wine. CTTOI, I think all liquor stores are independently owned. No chains or anything more than one store, and most of them are pretty small. The only liquor stores that are at all big are the stores paired with Costco and Stew Leonard's (a small chain of big supermarkets). We have only one store, about a 20-minute drive away, that has a really good beer selection.

    When we were visiting relatives in Arizona, we were amazed by the large supermarkets that sold liquor. Our supermarkets can't sell wine, only beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    This one is hitting me just right. On the front end is a hint of sorghum molasses taste, then followed by lengthy dark chocolate and expresso ending[emoji122]
    I am not a big Scotch Ale guy, but this is one that I like.

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    Love Founders DB.
    Another good Scotch Ale is Old Chub, by Oskar's Blues, 8% abv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    Love Founders DB.
    Another good Scotch Ale is Old Chub, by Oskar's Blues, 8% abv.
    Yes, great one as well. McEwans was always my first and fav Scotch ale since my undergrad years, but those two are fab too.

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