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This Open Thread Is Comparing Drinks

Beer makes me sad.

Cider makes me chatty.

Whiskey makes me forget how to speak English. (I’ve always wondered about people who claim to be able to speak a foreign language when they’re drunk. Does that actually happen?)

Vodka makes me very, very drunk.

Don’t follow my lead — start your week sober! What are your plans, good people?

By Karo

Schnazzy East German translator and cricket obsessive residing in England. I have other qualities, too.

9 replies on “This Open Thread Is Comparing Drinks”

I like beer. I’ve only been a beer drinker for a year and a half, and I’m already a beer snob. There are a few major brands I can drink (like Sam Adams, sometimes Blue Moon or Magic Hat), but I have a definite preference for a few local breweries. One makes a hefeweizen that tastes like sunshine. If there’s no good (or decent) beer, I’ll just drink something else.

I also appreciate wine, but I don’t know anything about it. Aside from the inherent awesomeness.

Wine and whiskey are my favorite drinks and tend to relax me and mellow me out. Like Amandamarieg, wine is my weekday alcohol of choice.

Tequila makes me happy or maudlin, depends on my state of mind when I start drinking.

I like beer, but not more than one or two because it does weird things to my stomach if I drink more.

I hate gin.

Vodka has been known to get me dancing on tables.

Soju (Korean liquor) gets me drunk pretty fast and gave me the worst hangover I’ve ever had in my life.

There was the time I had my cousin’s husband’s personal brand of moonshine. I don’t remember much, but according to reports, I had to be chased through the woods in order to get me inside for the night.

I’ve always had a very strong tolerance for alcohol. I remember once sitting down before dinner with a large Polish man who kept pouring me shots of very good vodka. It took six, on an empty stomach, before I was drunk. If I have food in my tummy I am invincible.

I love vodka and whiskey, true to my Irish, Scottish, Russian and German roots. It’s hard to find good Vodka, but if you can get your hands on Żubrówka, buy it. Whiskey is easier. I have a Buchmill’s Irish Honey Whiskey right now, and it is very good.

For beer I am very picky. I do not like beers than focus primarily on the hops. I prefer beers with flavor, like a good Saison, porter, lager, or a brown ale. Sadly, the large name american brands I mostly only use as cooking beer. They do add a nice flavor in cooking, but they are not for drinking.

I don’t have much to say about wine. Here I am largely uncultered. I do prefer Mead if I can get it, but it’s hard to find.

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