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04-02-2008, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
With regard to Great Lakes brewery, I really like their Eliot Ness. I always get a glass when I'm at Fat Heads. It's got a really smooth flavor and it's about 6%, so it'll get you going too.
I got their Conway's Irish in an attempt to find a beer that would be similar to Kilkenny Irish Ale that my father once had in Montreal and that he loved. Regrettably, Diageo doesn't import that into the US, allegedly because of an agreement with Coors to keep it from competing with Killian's Irish Red.
I've also had the Blackout before and really enjoyed it. I do like a beer to have a good bit of weight to it, so I like something in the 8-9% vicinity.
One fantastic brewery whose beers I really enjoy is the French Canadian brewery Unibroue. Their beers are all in french, named after things related to the church. They have some really sweet label art.
Maudite (8%) "Damned" is a strong red ale.
La Fin Du Monde (9%) "The End of the World" is a golden flavorful ale.
Trois Pistoles (9%) "Three Pistols" is a dark, malty ale.
Blanche de Chambly (5%) is a standard wheat.
Don de Dieu (9%) is a wheat triple.
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