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Even in Central America there are rays of hope - Nestled south of Mexico, East of Guatemala (SP?), and north of Honduras sits the tiny country of Belize - Home of Tarantulas (saw many) large amphibious snakes (saw one, have no idea what it was but it was about 12 feet long) and Jaguars (saw none [thank heavens]) They do know they're beer there though!!

 

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Tasty stuff - Enjoying this bottle with 1/2oz of 12 yr old single malt scotch right now....Mmmmmmmm

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AAAAHHHHHH, Belikin,

Now I really want to go back to Belize. I preferred the Belikin Premium, but the regular was great as well. And more importantly, inexpensive.

 

 

Tony

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Just watched a "special" the other night, on Belize. I've got a good friend that's trying to talk me into retiring down there; he thinks it's heaven on earth.

 

Dave, that's probably a double (maybe triple) bock, but definitely not stout. Totally different taste.

 

Anyway, the guy (brew meister) that makes that beer, is a German master who relocated to Belize after a vacation... who doesn't speak much english, but knows his craft. In fact, I'm told Belikin beer is the only beer sold in Belize. Did you see any other, HL?

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There was one other beer, but i don't recall the name - this beer was sold as a stout, but really was more like a Bock...

 

I dug up a lot of information while I was down there in Belize and I would tend to agree that it is heavenly AND INEXPENSIVE. One American moved there to grow oranges for the country - he was sold 2500 prime farm acres for $1000 USD - Two languages spoken are English (primary) & Spanish. Everything is written in English there (California please take note). Kids start school at 3 and go to college at 17 -

 

HOWEVER, there are a ton of political issues there with Guatemala....I'm sure I only was given the information that they wanted me to have. Personally - being a US Army Vet I have to say that I'll love the US forever. I think that this will always be my home.

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When I was in the service (20 something yrs. ago) I was stationed in Germany for a while. Around Christmas time the breweries would produce Eisbock. Seems they drained the vats totally once a year. The stuff below the tank outlet is where they got this stuff. I remember sitting at an outside cafe and holding a clear mug of it up towards the sun and absolutely no light was visible through it. this stuff knocked your socks off. Tasted terrible but what a buzz. I still shudder at the thought of that dark stuff.

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That may be be more "folklore" than truth, Dave, but I'm there with you on the potency. icon14.gif Eisbock's are generally above 8 percent... and a few are actually brewed near 16 percent alcohol. If you were drinking a well made eisbock, your biggest "complaint" would be along the lines of "drinking overly sweet, liquid bread". I seriously believe the Bavarians have way too much pride in their beers, to be bottling vat dregs... unless it was intended solely for the Amis. wink.gif

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