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Re: Alcohol

Postby Annapurna » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Yeah, alcohol free beers are great. I like some of them a lot, and better than the alcoholic ones since my head stays clear.
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Re: Alcohol

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:14 pm

Annabel wrote:Yeah, alcohol free beers are great. I like some of them a lot, and better than the alcoholic ones since my head stays clear.


I think they taste like crap. If im gonna suffer with the taste of them i might as well as drink a real beer and get buzzed! Not that i would do that but i never drank for the taste i can tell ya that! Oh and by the way there is alcohol in non alcoholic drinks, they contain no more than .5 percent alcohol by volume. Non-alcoholic beer can contain a small amount of alcohol (the exact percentage varies by country), so purchasers of non-alcoholic beer in some US states must be at least 21. So theres not enough alcohol to get you buzzed but ya cant say your completely abstinate.

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Re: Alcohol

Postby Jechbi » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:44 pm

zavk wrote:But again, this is not an excuse. I just don't wish to beat myself up with some sort of puritanical stick and generate feelings of aversion over my 'failure' to be a 'perfect' Buddhist. I just do what I can, watching and learning from my present circumstances, and always with the precepts as guiding principles, even if I cannot adhere to them totally. I do believe that with enough 'dhammic momentum' my craving for alcohol (even though it is mild) will dissipate.

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Re: Alcohol

Postby Individual » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:10 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:
Annabel wrote:Yeah, alcohol free beers are great. I like some of them a lot, and better than the alcoholic ones since my head stays clear.


I think they taste like crap.

I'd have to agree. When it comes to beer, it all tastes pretty bad, which is why beer companies don't say it "tastes good," because that would sound ridiculous. Instead, they say it "goes down smooth" and has good "drinkability" -- as in, it tastes bad, but not so much that it makes you want to vomit.

A beer can be good with certain meals, though, like a burger or a steak.
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Re: Alcohol

Postby MJH » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:20 pm

Individual wrote: it all tastes pretty bad, which is why beer companies don't say it "tastes good," because that would sound ridiculous.


You don't remember the old Miller commercials do you...... :D

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Re: Alcohol

Postby Annapurna » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:54 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:
Annabel wrote:Yeah, alcohol free beers are great. I like some of them a lot, and better than the alcoholic ones since my head stays clear.


I think they taste like crap. If im gonna suffer with the taste of them i might as well as drink a real beer and get buzzed! Not that i would do that but i never drank for the taste i can tell ya that! Oh and by the way there is alcohol in non alcoholic drinks, they contain no more than .5 percent alcohol by volume. Non-alcoholic beer can contain a small amount of alcohol (the exact percentage varies by country), so purchasers of non-alcoholic beer in some US states must be at least 21. So theres not enough alcohol to get you buzzed but ya cant say your completely abstinate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-alcoholic_beverage

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Come on over to Germany and Munich, where the worst alcoholfree beer is still better than the alcoholic beers of the rest of the world! :jumping:

Germans can't drink beer from abroad..... it is such an assault to the taste buds.Sorry! :console: No offence or arrogance meant, really.

If you're ever in the vicinity, come on over and try the difference! I live in an area where the best hops of the world grows!

We have a brand here, about which I've heard an American say "it runs down your throat with the smoothness of thick oil." :toast:

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But of course you're right.

The alcoholic ones do taste better when you're used to them.

But if you want to follow the precepts, you can't drink them, and then, after a while, a non- alcoholic one tastes just as fine. Even better. Clearer, *crisper*.

Be warned of the glasses we use here! :twisted:

1 liter..... :toast:
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Re: Alcohol

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:58 pm

I haven't imbibed salubrious libations (:lol:) in over 28 years, since my son was born, since I wanted him to have better memories of his dad than I had of mine. However, I like to use beer for cooking, specifically making batter and certain breads. I assumed the alcohol cooked out, but with alcohol-free beer it became a non-issue, hooray, can I get a hallelujah from the 12-steppers?

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Re: Alcohol

Postby clw_uk » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:54 pm

hallelujah :clap: :bow: :clap:
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