Drug info - New found love: Carling 8%

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by pankreeas, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. pankreeas

    pankreeas Gold Member

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    Swim just recently discovered a new poison in the form of hops and barley. It

    A./ Boasts a mighty 8% alcohol content
    B./ Doesn't taste anywhere near as bad as the cheapest stuff on the shelf

    He doesn't know how he missed seeing it.. or maybe it's new? Anyways it's made by Ca®ling, which is a internationally based subsidairy of Molson In Montreal, Canada. The product is black label SUPREME. It's like the second cheapest beer in stock @ his local shop and a sixpack of this is pretty much the equiv of a 9 or 10 pack of regular brew. (and did he mention it actually tastes quite nice!)
     
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  2. mickenator

    mickenator Titanium Member

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    Re: New found love

    We have something similar in the UK, it's call 'special brew' and it comes in at around 8%, but a few lab rats have said it doesn't taste that bad.
     
  3. sci

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    think thats carlsberg special if SWIM not mistaken tastes like crap LOL ..
     
  4. Nagognog2

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    You don't see much Carling around the USA these days. Carling Black Label was a very popular cheap beer a few decades ago. It wasn't bad if bought in the heavy bar bottles (returnable). But the cost of shipping bottles - two ways - caused these to vanish. In cans, it tasted like rat-piss.

    Anyone remember "Old Frothingslosh?" Had these enormously fat women dancing on the label (cans only). And it said it was the only beer with the suds on the bottom!

    That was because the pull-tab was on the bottom of the can so you had to flip it over and make the fat ladies stand on their heads!
     
  5. Senor Gribson

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    nope, carling is a canadian brand (or used to be i think theyre owned by molson now) and black label used to be one of the most popular exports. BLS has been SWIM's favourite option when he's low on cash since he was in high school. it actually tastes like beer!
     
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    Thanks, what I was waiting to hear! :)
     
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    I am only familiar with this version of Carling. It's not a particularly nice tasting beer but it is moderately cheap and reasonably drinkable if you're willing to settle for the mediocre stuff. It used to be fairly popular on tap in pubs before I even started drinking but it faded out of the competition and now can only be seen in very few bars.

    SWIM's never seen the 8% Black Label version but might try it if he ever sees it around.
     
  8. sci

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    And theres SWIM thinking Carling is originally, British after a Web search I have found its founded in London Ontario in 1840!! ,,
    has anyone tried Carling Premier a nicer version of the above.. Smoother creamy and drinkable ;)
     

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  9. Raz1569

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    Skoll supers or special brews are 9%, I had some cresta super last night at a whopping 10% a can and it doesn't take too bad, much better than cheaper cider which is 7.5% but nasty, I drink it when I have to though
     
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    Is swim right in thinking if alcohol is above 9 percent it legally cant be sold as beer as has to be sold as 'Barley Wine'

    anyone tasted Bank's barley wine..Shockin!:eek:
     
  11. Senor Gribson

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    here in canada we have a beer over 9%. it's made by, surprise, CARLING!
    it's really hard to find though, most beer stores don't carry it.
     
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    Skol super is bareable, but then again I am a raging alchoholic. Now where it is really at is Strongbow Super 7.5% Cider (thats alchoholic applejuice for all you americans out there) and it tastes the same as regular strongbow! There is no limit for the alchohol content in beer or cider as far as I know, in fact I once drank a 40 % beer in this bar in amsterdam which boasted 300 different bottled beers, bit nasty considering it was like drinking a bottle of whiskey straight
     
  13. Jimmy Splash

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    Re: New found love

    i drink special brew and i think it tastes quite nice!
     
  14. Mona Lisa

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    I do too! :)
     
  15. Senor Gribson

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    40% beer... swim's no professional distiller, but to his knowledge that IS whiskey
     
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    In the UK these are called "super strength" lagers. The classic (and best IMHO) is Carlsberg Special Brew. They all come in around 8 or 9% ABV.

    They really need to be well chilled to be drinkable - I'm talking a few hours in the fridge followed by 30 mins in the freezer. Even then, many of them have a sickly sirupy taste.

    They are, however, much better than the cheaper alternative that is strong cider, but that's another story.
     
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    I am glad he drank special brew, not carlsberg special brew, but coop own brand tramp fuel (as reccomending for "An utterly disgusting, horrific hangover, this brew wins the trampfuel awards" on the tramp fuel website).

    The hangover made swim cry the day afterwards, and swear off of alcohol. A few years later he got sick from smoking tobacco, so sticks to psychedelic drugs and hasn't looked back since.
     
  18. JumpinJackFlash

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    Well atleast the barman said it was a bottle of beer! I was in Amsterdam at the time, so it probably didn't happen, I was actually in a canal somewhere wondering why the hell I ate all the mushies :p
     
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    tramps drink
     
  20. Micklemouse

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    So do ducks. Giraffes too, although with some difficulty.