Forums The Vibe Chat Guinness

This topic contains 32 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by Avatar cozmic October 6, 2011 at 6:19 am.

Viewing 8 posts - 26 through 33 (of 33 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1243841
    Avatar
    Raj
    Participant

    It does taste better for not being in an aluminium keg any length of time though – its very acidic and picks up the taste very fast

    #1243831
    Avatar
    Anonymous

    @globalloon 452584 wrote:

    i worked for guinness in france and helped set up the first bar with a cold room in that country… very few pubs in europe even used mixed gas to serve guinness then, so the first pint of the day was 50% head and all the rest had no head at all

    it’s a myth it doesn’t travel… it’s brewed in so many countries under strict quality control… the important thing is how it’s poured and that goes for loads of drink

    its that whole gas thing that puts me off Guiness

    #1243858
    Avatar
    manaman
    Participant

    @cozmic 452555 wrote:

    a wise leprechaun once told me that if u want to taste a proper pint of the ‘real’ Guinness you must go drinking in Dublin

    Not any more, what you drink in dublin is brewed in london these days.
    Its about keeping the pipes clean and so on, around 20 years ago the barman would have four or five pints lined up on the bar,
    from a tenth full to nine tenths full, there was a real difference back then, but diagio took it over and it went down hill from there.
    Also the original name for guinness is porter, named after the english guy who first produced it,
    and still today back my way the old fellas still ask for a ‘pinta porter’

    #1243833
    Avatar
    Anonymous

    @manaman 453283 wrote:

    the original name for guinness is porter, named after the english guy who first produced it,
    and still today back my way the old fellas still ask for a ‘pinta porter’

    porter is just another name for stout (in short)

    #1243837
    Avatar
    sinner69
    Participant

    from wiki Porter (beer) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Porter is a dark-coloured style of beer. The history and development of stout and porter are intertwined.[1] The name was first used in the 18th century from its popularity with the street and river porters of London. It is generally brewed with dark malts. The name “stout” for a dark beer is believed to have come about because a strong porter may be called “Extra Porter” or “Double Porter” or “Stout Porter”. The term “Stout Porter” would later be shortened to just “Stout“. For example, Guinness Extra Stout was originally called “Extra Superior Porter” and was only given the name Extra Stout in 1840.[2

    #1243859
    Avatar
    manaman
    Participant

    well i be, never trust what you hear in an irish pub, the little fickers

    #1243835
    Avatar
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    I drink porter – I bought some Whitechapel Porter last week and am drinking it tonight, although its Asda own brand (albeit from Shepherd Neame who know their stuff when it comes to beer).

    as shown in the article Sinner unearthed, Irish porter was brewed in response to competition from London. this bit was interesting, amazing what went in the beer in them days.. opium was the least worst of all of it and relatively healthy in comparison to vitriol (sulphuric acid as used in batteries…)

    This act said no brewer, or dealer, or retailer of beer, shall receive, or use, or have in his possession or custody, any liquor, extract, or other material or preparation, for the purpose of darkening the colour of worts or beer, other than brown malt. He was also prohibited from using molasses, honey, liquorice, vitriol, quassia, Cocculus indicus, grains of paradise, guinea pepper, or opium, or any extract or preparation of the same, or any substitute for malt or hops, under a penalty of 200 pounds; and no chemist or vendor of drugs was permitted to sell, send, or deliver any such things to a brewer or retailer of beer under a penalty of 500 pounds.

    #1243834
    Avatar
    Anonymous

    @General Lighting 453500 wrote:

    I drink porter – I bought some Whitechapel Porter last week and am drinking it tonight, although its Asda own brand (albeit from Shepherd Neame who know their stuff when it comes to beer).

    got a few porters in the cupboard myself

Viewing 8 posts - 26 through 33 (of 33 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Skip to toolbar