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Old 06-26-2015, 18:52   #16
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I would love to have a beer sommelier explain to my why Corona is such a good beer that it needs a lime wedge to make it taste good.
Some "metrosexual's" idea I'm sure......
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I would love to have a beer sommelier explain to my why Corona is such a good beer that it needs a lime wedge to make it taste good.
To cover up the flavor destroying effects of the clear glass bottle.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:35   #18
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Back when 5th Forward was first at Bliss, I was told the lime wedge was just used to help kill bacteria on the bottle tops caused by the impure ice used to keep the beer cold by street venders. If true I guess it works because I never got the shits drinking any, well for that matter I ate from those same places and never got sick...
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Back when 5th Forward was first at Bliss, I was told the lime wedge was just used to help kill bacteria on the bottle tops caused by the impure ice used to keep the beer cold by street venders. If true I guess it works because I never got the shits drinking any, well for that matter I ate from those same places and never got sick...
I heard the same story at Brown's Bar, Alice Town, Bimini, in the 60t's..

BUT not on FaceBook,, must be urban folklore??

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Old 06-27-2015, 07:59   #20
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Sommelier is just a fancy word for pompous asshole...
...not that I have any grief against pompous assholes


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If I am at a bar and my associate is drinking something different than what I have and I ask, "How is that?"
...and his answer is, "Well, there is a spirit of spicy hops, with a touch of pear drop fruit and hop resins on the aroma, enhanced by a burnt fruit sensation with light hints of rich chocolate, you can feel the chewy grain and peppery hops in the mouth, followed by a long, bittersweet finish with a rich dark malt, ripe fruit and a light chocolate note."

...well, then he is a pompous asshole.

Just tell me the shit tastes good...
...or that it is really bitter
...or that it tastes a little like chocolate
...or DUDE this is the fucking bomb... let me get you one

Or tell me... "this stuff tastes like wet pumpernickel bread - stick with bud light and dont waste your money"

but that rich note, mouth-feel, fruit forward, peppery finish type of bullshit?
Forgetaboutit.

GOOOOOOO.FUCK.YA'SELF


In closing, I think these new sommeliers are idiots.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:18   #21
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Back when 5th Forward was first at Bliss, I was told the lime wedge was just used to help kill bacteria on the bottle tops caused by the impure ice used to keep the beer cold by street venders. If true I guess it works because I never got the shits drinking any, well for that matter I ate from those same places and never got sick...
I think that might work if: they wiped down the entire bottle with a whole lime. Actually cleaned the glasses they pour it into and the bottle opener itself was a sterile instrument.

I have a food safety managers certificate, I know what contamination is and how to stop it, and the lime story isn't cutting the mustard.....
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Sommelier is just a fancy word for pompous asshole...
...not that I have any grief against pompous assholes



Well Billy you would know about assholes you served with one I looked at while shaving this morning,,,, And age has not made him smell any better.


As for the lime deal it may be a bunch of bull shit, but I hope no one minds if I keep on doing it..... Besides who in the hell uses a glass in Mexico, Well except for Tequila that is....... then no worries about germs.....
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I dont remember us drinking Bordeaux or Burgundy in the team room and I certainly don't remember us ever discussing the hoppy-goodness of cheap beer either!!!
I think we'd have been laughed out of the battalion over such nonsense

...and I'm with you on the Lime and Coronas.
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There is no hoppy goodness in cheap beer, no wonder you didn't discuss it.
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There is no hoppy goodness in cheap beer, no wonder you didn't discuss it.
Yea you got that right we mostly settled for wet and hoped for cold..
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I quit worrying about bacteria in food. After I came home from two years in Southeast Asia, I had to go to Mexico to get regular.
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I quit worrying about bacteria in food. After I came home from two years in Southeast Asia, I had to go to Mexico to get regular.
Bingo.......

Same thoughts here concerning the foods in Asia.......
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