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Old 05-29-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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No. No-one actually likes the taste. It's all about the image when it comes to alcohol, don't believe the nonsense that people might tell you. My aunt and uncle run a brewery, they chuckle at the business that they run - selling a product that no-one likes to people that no-one would like unless they bought this product that no-one likes. It's amusing to take a step back and watch society kid itself.
It's literally beyond my capacity to articulate how dumb this post is.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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No. No-one actually likes the taste. It's all about the image when it comes to alcohol, don't believe the nonsense that people might tell you. My aunt and uncle run a brewery, they chuckle at the business that they run - selling a product that no-one likes to people that no-one would like unless they bought this product that no-one likes. It's amusing to take a step back and watch society kid itself.
Hah! Speak for yourself, beer is delicious.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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it's an acquired taste, like *****
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Hah! Speak for yourself, beer is delicious.
I totally agree!!! I also like the fact that there are so many beers that taste differently.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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The smell of alcohol alone makes me want to gag. I can only imagine what my body would do if I actually drank it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I'll speak for me. I had a sip of booze when I was about 5... it was one of my parents' drink... Blackberry brandy... and I loved it. I loved the taste of Robitussin, Nyquil, and I didn't mind the taste of Vicks 44. I loved the taste of beer... and this is all while I'm between the ages of 5 and 8. Oh, also that Galliano Liqueur.

I was allowed to drink "near beer" and apple beer. It was non-alcoholic, but tasted a bit like beer. I liked sparkling wine.

I didn't like the taste of whiskey too much at first, but I developed a liking for good bourbon... as in the Tennessee kind.

But to be quite frank about the topic, the main reason I drank any booze was due to the effect produced by the beverage.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:00 AM
 
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The smell of alcohol alone makes me want to gag. I can only imagine what my body would do if I actually drank it.
It might start getting happy feet and having fun.

Mixed drinks are okay, but I still prefer a beer chilled down to being almost slushy. Heineken Light followed by Michelob Light are my faves.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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No. No-one actually likes the taste. It's all about the image when it comes to alcohol, don't believe the nonsense that people might tell you. My aunt and uncle run a brewery, they chuckle at the business that they run - selling a product that no-one likes to people that no-one would like unless they bought this product that no-one likes. It's amusing to take a step back and watch society kid itself.
Seriously? Doesn't sound like they really enjoy what they do and so are kidding themselves. Most brewmasters I've met or have seen on tv biographical specials, enjoy doing what they do for a living and try coming up with different flavors for competition and future brewing. Flying Dog Brewery comes to mind, but there are so many others.

We all have different likes and dislikes. Some like beer more than wine or wine more than beer and some will easily drink both (tho not likely at the same time). DH likes the dark beers [ie-Guinness], I can handle a mix [black and tan] but prefer more of the light lager type beers. Whereas DH will most often opt for a beer, I'm inclined to flip between either a beer or wine or mixed drink. I guess it just depends on my mood, the weather, and which drinks the place we visit offer. There's been times when I won't order any alcoholic beverage and when I do drink, it's usually just one glass.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You're right, I doubt many people like the taste of alcohol ITSELF, but may enjoy the taste of alcohol with something else, like wine, beer, spirits.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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Lots of people like the taste of alcohol. I love to sip some wine, beer, or a good whiskey...vodka tonic with lime...oh yum. Too bad I'm at work right now!
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