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This beer is too weak for this food.

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pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 09:02 Fri 6/14/2013

Have you ever paired a beer with food only to find that the beer was too weak and couldnít stand up to the food you were serving?



Today I put Southern Tier Hop Sun with gingered beef with scallions and it was lost. Just not strong enough. I thought the lemon in hop sun would be palate cleansing and contrast to the lack of lemon in the dish because usually you put lemon with ginger.

 
Danko
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09:14 Fri 6/14/2013

I tend to see a lot of pairings the other way around, i.e. people pair an overly rich in taste beer with more sublimely tasting food.

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 19:48 Fri 6/14/2013

I paired a Saison with roast turkey one thanksgiving and the turkey overpowered the Saison. Iím back to the drawing board on what to pair with turkey.

 
RABinCO
beers 1399 º places 87 º 19:59 Fri 6/14/2013

Originally posted by StefanSD
I paired a Saison with roast turkey one thanksgiving and the turkey overpowered the Saison. Iím back to the drawing board on what to pair with turkey.


turkey-aged stouts.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 20:07 Fri 6/14/2013

My latest was trying to pair Mariage Parfait with raw littlenecks. I thought the briny sea taste would compliment the gentle farmhouse funk of the beer well. I was wrong.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 20:08 Fri 6/14/2013

Originally posted by StefanSD
I paired a Saison with roast turkey one thanksgiving and the turkey overpowered the Saison. Iím back to the drawing board on what to pair with turkey.


Iíve had success with both pumpkin beers and some of the sweeter oktoberfests.

 
Alen
21:15 Fri 6/14/2013

I pretty much never pair a decent beer w/ food. Even if the combo works out very well, I still prefer to eat my food on its own and drink the beer separately, usually before I start a meal.

 
errantnight
21:19 Fri 6/14/2013

Originally posted by Danko
I tend to see a lot of pairings the other way around, i.e. people pair an overly rich in taste beer with more sublimely tasting food.



This

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 07:45 Sat 6/15/2013

Originally posted by RABinVA
Originally posted by StefanSD
I paired a Saison with roast turkey one thanksgiving and the turkey overpowered the Saison. Iím back to the drawing board on what to pair with turkey.


turkey-aged stouts.


I need to get some De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey booze. That might be worth a try.

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 07:50 Sat 6/15/2013

Roasted turkey bird goes really well with good beaujolias cru. I am thinking a more easy drinker for turkey like an english pale or english bitter?

 
StefanSD
beers 2218 º places 45 º 08:23 Sat 6/15/2013

Originally posted by pinkie
Roasted turkey bird goes really well with good beaujolias cru. I am thinking a more easy drinker for turkey like an english pale or english bitter?


A nice fresh Beaujolais sounds like a good choice.

I think that the problem I have pairing for this meal is the overall richness of the whole. Lots of tasty sides. My stuffing includes sage sausage, walnuts and pecans. The cranberries are fresh and somewhat citric. The mashed potatoes include roasted garlic and heavy cream. The gravy is made from scratch from the pan drippings using double rich beef stock instead of water. Its fun stuff, but its tough to pair with beer, Iíve had better luck with red wines.