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As requested: the pub! [message #180757] Wed, 05 July 2006 02:59 Go to next message
JSI2001
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Tried the Duvel the other night Maarten. Very nice. Thumbs Up
Re: SQL Date problem [message #180760 is a reply to message #180757] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Maaher
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JSI2001 wrote on Wed, 05 July 2006 09:59

Tried the Duvel the other night Maarten. Very nice. Thumbs Up

Laughing It is indeed one of the best but I've seen several people taken by surprise. It is a lot heavier than one would suspect...

Perhaps we should open a "pub" at the community hangout? Very Happy

MHE
Re: SQL Date problem [message #180761 is a reply to message #180757] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, it only took me a few minutes, but it's stil a pain.

What text editor do you use? I'm a big fan of TextPad.

Interestingly, I picked the same date format you did, Maaher, but looking at the data, iI suspect that this is MM/DD/YYYY format.

More interestingly, it doesn't make any difference to the final results.
Re: SQL Date problem [message #180762 is a reply to message #180760] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Laughing I'd spend the majority of my time there. Sounds like a good idea Smile
Re: SQL Date problem [message #180766 is a reply to message #180760] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think that's a great idea!

As the Romans said, 'Festinate ad tabernum'

I shall have to look out some Duvel, given the reviws it's getting round here.
Re: SQL Date problem [message #180769 is a reply to message #180766] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Right. Make mine a pint.

Lets get some discussion going. What is everyone's favourite beer?

The pub [message #180770 is a reply to message #180766] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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At work they have a lincense of UltraEdit and at home I use Crimson Editor (if I ever need it). The column mode editing is a gem! Copy/paste and modify all lines you want at once!

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Re: The pub [message #180772 is a reply to message #180770] Wed, 05 July 2006 03:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Favourite beers:
1. Westmalle Tripel
2. Duvel
3. Leffe Dark

I have other beers I like but as it comes to special beers I usually stick to one of those. Westmalle is in a league of its own. I find it better than Westvleteren (and a lot easier to get your hands on)

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Re: The pub [message #180803 is a reply to message #180772] Wed, 05 July 2006 06:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On occassion, I like a pint of Auld Jock (Not many places you can get it tho') and you can't beat a good pint of Caffreys. Guiness would have to be another 'occassional' favourite if in the right pub (Jinty McGinty's) in Glasgow's West End.
Re: The pub [message #180806 is a reply to message #180803] Wed, 05 July 2006 06:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, "Guinness is good for you"! I adore the old publicity signs for that brand. Occasionaly I drink one. One of our local pubs has it on draught. I only know a few of these ales: Murphy's, Kilkenny, Gordon...I don't even know whether they all are of the same type. I do know that my girlfriend drank a Gordon Finest Gold from time to time.
Re: The pub [message #180843 is a reply to message #180806] Wed, 05 July 2006 08:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm more of a bitter man myelf.
Batemans brewery make a range of particularly drinkable beers, including XXXB.

Theakstons Old Peculier is very welcome on a cold winters evening.

Leffe Dark is very nice, but I'd prefer the Blonde in summer.

I'll also willingly drink anything that Sam Smiths make (all brewed 25 minutes away from home)
Re: The pub [message #180936 is a reply to message #180843] Wed, 05 July 2006 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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An interesting beer problem is finding a good chick-beer: a packaged beer I can buy for my wife (that she will drink) so that it doesn't appear I am monopolising the drinks fridge with my Cascade and Coopers Pale Ale.

My best win was Red Back Light (2.5% Wheat beer - like soft-drink) but it's hard to get outside of Perth now.
Lately I've had success with Sol from Mexico. Again, tastes nothing like beer, but that's not the point.
Re: The pub [message #180963 is a reply to message #180936] Thu, 06 July 2006 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My girlfriend used to drink an occasional Gordon Finest Gold. Now she can appreciate a Leffe Dark or a Kriek (Lindemans).

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Re: The pub [message #181107 is a reply to message #180936] Thu, 06 July 2006 18:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My wife is quite partial to a Boag's Premium Light, but a Corona with lemon in the 'pipe' is a qreat summer drink.

David
Re: The pub [message #181119 is a reply to message #180963] Thu, 06 July 2006 22:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maaher wrote on Thu, 06 July 2006 16:33

My girlfriend used to drink an occasional Gordon Finest Gold. Now she can appreciate a Leffe Dark or a Kriek (Lindemans).

MHE


Girlfriend who drinks dark ales. Marriage material, that one.
Re: The pub [message #181183 is a reply to message #181119] Fri, 07 July 2006 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rleishman wrote on Fri, 07 July 2006 05:18

Girlfriend who drinks dark ales. Marriage material, that one.
Laughing

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Re: The pub [message #181184 is a reply to message #181183] Fri, 07 July 2006 04:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have bought her variants like Grimbergen or Corsendonk but it "wasn't the same". I could only agree Very Happy.
Now that I think of it, most women seem to like Leffe dark.
So I guess you could call it a "chick beer".

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Re: The pub [message #181710 is a reply to message #180936] Tue, 11 July 2006 04:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had some succes with the Belgian Trappist fruit beers, but the problem with those is that they are quite ruinously strong
Re: The pub [message #181723 is a reply to message #181710] Tue, 11 July 2006 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A Kriek is not that strong. Their flavour ranges from sour to sweet. But my girlfriend is picky when it comes to the brand.

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Re: The pub [message #181750 is a reply to message #181723] Tue, 11 July 2006 07:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Or any of those Witbiers. Hoegaarden/St.Bernadus have low ABV.
Re: The pub [message #181754 is a reply to message #181750] Tue, 11 July 2006 07:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aha: witbier (white beer) (mostly Hoegaarden, but also Dentergemsen or Haags Witbier) is indeed available on draught in most local pubs but it has lost some of its appeal since Inbev recently decided to move Hoegaarden from Hoegaarden (the village) to another brewery in Jupille. People here have turned away from Hoegaarden.
Re: The pub [message #184090 is a reply to message #181750] Tue, 25 July 2006 05:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Or any of those Witbiers. Hoegaarden/St.Bernadus have low ABV.


Now I'm scared. Hoegaarden over here is a healthy 5% abv.
If that's low where you come from, then I'm not getting into a drinking match ith you!!!
Re: The pub [message #184093 is a reply to message #184090] Tue, 25 July 2006 05:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JRowbottom wrote on Tue, 25 July 2006 12:22



Now I'm scared. Hoegaarden over here is a healthy 5% abv.
If that's low where you come from, then I'm not getting into a drinking match with you!!!
5% is indeed modest. A regular pale lager like Primus Haacht or Jupiler has 5%, Duvel 8.5%, Westmalle Tripel 9.5% and Kasteelbier 11%. The last one (Kasteelbier) is extremely dangerous: it is very sweet but all of the sudden it strikes.

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Re: The pub [message #184099 is a reply to message #184093] Tue, 25 July 2006 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Maaher wrote on Tue, 25 July 2006 12:34

The last one (Kasteelbier) is extremely dangerous: it is very sweet but all of the sudden it strikes.


Ah, just like Grolsch Kanon can.
But also La Chouffe does that to me, even though it is only 8%
Re: The pub [message #184106 is a reply to message #184090] Tue, 25 July 2006 07:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In generic terms, anything less than 5% would be a session beer (Ofcourse, it depends on the person. This whole thingy is an acquired taste).
As Frank/Maaher said, almost all the good strong belgians are around 8-12% and are very deceptive.
There are many many good (and my staple) ales that are above 8%.
Like those American barlewines(bigfoot,old horizontal), Imperial stouts and IPA's. The best i have tried (that are high ABV and very drinkable and consistent) are from Stone,dogfish,ommegang(duvel),allagash etc.
Dogfish (http://www.dogfish.com/) has some very impressive brews.
Like the 120 min IPA is 20% abv, 90 min ipa is around 9% ( and very drinkable.My staple IPA).
And speaking of extreme beers, it would be unfair if i would not mention the Sam Adam's Utopias/millennium series (my local brewery).
These handcrafted ales are around 25% abv and claimed to be world's strongest.

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Re: The pub [message #184133 is a reply to message #184106] Tue, 25 July 2006 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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25%? http://www.orafaq.com/forum/fa/450/0/ gulp...that is quite something. Can you still call that beer?

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Re: The pub [message #184147 is a reply to message #184133] Tue, 25 July 2006 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The brewer calls so and beer geeks agree.
I have'nt tried one yet (very pricey!)..
~Peace~
Re: The pub [message #184257 is a reply to message #184147] Tue, 25 July 2006 22:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can you actually ferment up to 25%? I thought it topped out in the high teens and then you had to fortify/distill. If so, it aint a beer.
Re: The pub [message #184378 is a reply to message #184257] Wed, 26 July 2006 06:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quoting from the Brewers website http://www.samueladams.com
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Samuel Adams Utopias™ was brewed at a very high gravity using a wide variety of malted barley and a touch of maple syrup. It was then fermented and conditioned in a blend of scotch, bourbon, port and cognac casks for up to ten months using a pair of proprietary yeast strains we developed at our Boston Brewery.
Re: The pub [message #184531 is a reply to message #184378] Wed, 26 July 2006 22:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Conditioned"? Hmmmmm......

Friday tomorrow. Think I might go to the pub and get myself mightily conditioned.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm currently working at Fosters Australia. And yes, we do have a free bar on-site.
Re: The pub [message #184546 is a reply to message #184531] Thu, 27 July 2006 00:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What's the daily per person limit?

David
Re: The pub [message #184585 is a reply to message #184546] Thu, 27 July 2006 02:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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2 cans per man per day

Just kidding. All you can drink, 5pm-7pm Thu-Fri.
And they're served by the Grid-Girls on the Friday before the GP.
Re: The pub [message #190049 is a reply to message #184585] Tue, 29 August 2006 02:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ross,

Lucky to get beers on job and top of that serverd by girls... Wink . And Fosters is one among few i tried.

Hey, Do you have more openings in your office ??? Some part-time work for fridays...... Laughing .

( Just Kidding )

Tarun
Re: The pub [message #190265 is a reply to message #190049] Tue, 29 August 2006 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sad news is that Fosters have dropped the F1GP, so no more Grid Girls (sob) in the office.

The funny thing about it is that no-one drinks Fosters Lager in Australia - it is almost exclusively an export beer. You almost can't get it on-tap in this country (except in backpacker bars), and I don't remember seeing anyone drink one since the 1970's.

New conversation: what's your favourite "Travel Beer"? The non-export foreign beer you drink on holidays, and stuff into your backpack because you can't get it at home.

Mine is Mac's Gold from New Zealand - a rich golden malty lager. A pleasant change from hoppy lagers, and easier on the stomach than the meal-in-a-can English/Irish ales.
Re: The pub [message #190537 is a reply to message #190265] Thu, 31 August 2006 03:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I prefer Kingfisher , i do not know whether anybody heard about it but it's common here...

Re: The pub [message #190612 is a reply to message #190537] Thu, 31 August 2006 07:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nup, it's an export beer. You can get it (packaged) at my local bottle-O.
Re: The pub [message #191007 is a reply to message #190612] Mon, 04 September 2006 01:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just back from Thailand. 'Leo' was first produced when Decaprio(?) made that 'Island' movie. Still the best taste for the dollar over there.

David
Re: The pub [message #195139 is a reply to message #190265] Wed, 27 September 2006 02:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm a big fan of Fischer when I'm over in France.
Re: The pub [message #198496 is a reply to message #195139] Tue, 17 October 2006 07:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ross, I'll settle for a Hoegaarden Grand Cru.

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Re: The pub [message #198497 is a reply to message #198496] Tue, 17 October 2006 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Ah, there are two bottles of Hoegaarden Grand Cru awaiting me in my fridge as we speak...
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