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Jun 1, 2013 03:23 PM

Beer that Tastes like Beer ?

Banana bread flavor, delicate fruit enhanced, everything eliminated (zero carb, zero calorie, zero taste), watermelon flavored, iced tea infused, lemon extract hint, ginger ale mix, Radler, LIME, common !

No disrespect to those who like to drink this type of "beer" (seriously), or those trying to keep their jobs by brewing it for them (very seriously), but are we losing all real beer tasting beer ?

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  1. Just for amusement, what do you call a "real beer tasting beer"?

    A quick search just revealed to me that you started the Maple Sap Beer thread. So I guess that is "real tasting". :)

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    1. re: RB Hound

      I started this with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but I am seriously interested in finding flavorful beer flavored beer.

      Many of the traditional Canadian brews have gone the way of the DoDo Bird, or are becoming very difficult to find even in the Brewery Consortium beer stores. The trend of new releases is definitely in the direction I mentioned above.

      To answer your questions however, I would define "real beer tasting beer" as a flavorful brew made with the traditional ingredients of water, barley and hops. Emphasis on the word flavorful.

      BTW The Sap Beer search continues. I am fascinated by it's history and by the thought of making a beer using the late sap harvest.

      1. re: PoppiYYZ

        Perhaps you could cite a few examples of what you call a real beer, and give a few examples of the traditional Canadian beers that have disappeared.

          1. re: RB Hound

            How about the old Uncle Ben's from, where was it, Yellowknife?

            1. re: RB Hound

              Canadian Ace I haven't seen for decades.

        1. There are a thousand beers to be had. There must be one or two you like.

          1. There is an explosion of great Brewing going on in the USA right now. Lots of small committed Craft Breweries are springing up everyday not to mention the surge in great imported beers.

            1. The vast majority of beers on the market have none of the characteristics you mention. So, I think "real beer tasting" beer is safe from extinction.