60% ABV Beer- The Strongest In The World- For Now



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06.08.2010 - 04:43
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120 Proof Beer - The Strongest Beer in the World - For Now

By Jim Cohen | August 2, 2010



Ladies and Gentlemen, just one week after "The End of History" was released by BrewDog, the record has been shattered. A Dutch brewery, brewery, 't Koelschip (The Refrigerated Ship), has recently released a 60% ABV (120 proof) beer. The beer is called "Start the Future" adequately named after BrewDog's "The End of History" (how cute).

If you have followed Beer Universe over the past several months, you will know that we have covered this topic through several series of articles:

* 55% ABV Beer? You've Got to Be Kidding Me...
* When is a Beer Too Strong?
* The Strongest Beers in the Universe

At 60% ABV, the Dutch brewery is really pushing the envelope. As a comparison, there are only a handful of mainstream alcoholic beverages which are stronger: Bacardi 151 and Everclear. Both of these beverages are 75.5% ABV (Everclear is also available at 95% where legal). By the way, sometimes rubbing alcohol (the stuff you can't and shouldn't drink) ranges from 70% - 100% depending on the manufacturer.

Thinking about 60% ABV another way is comparing your traditional 5% ABV beer (let's take Budweiser). If you drank 12 Budweisers in a row, you'd get the exact same buzz from drinking one bottle of Start the Future. I suppose if you are only trying to drink 1 beer when you go out, this may be the one that you'd want to select. Although, please remember this is supposed to be consumed more as a spirit than a beer.

Start the Future is reasonably priced at €35 ($45) a bottle and doesn't come in a stuffed dead animal. If you recall, The End of History came in a squirrel's body and was priced at over $750, as there were only 12 bottles initially produced.

We were stunned with a 55% ABV, thinking that it would take another brewer months to beat the record. After a week on the record books, Jan Nijboer, the brewer, showed us. Will this be the end of the competition?

"It has become a little competition," Nijboer said to Dutch news agency ANP. "You should see it as a joke."

Well we're not sure that at 60% ABV you can call it a joke. However, with a reasonably priced bottle of Start the Future, we'd be willing to give this brew a try. Now we can only look forward for the next brewery to shatter the record…

Your Choice. Your Beer. Drink Up.
- Beer Universe
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Now I'm waiting for someone to come up with a 100% abv beer.
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06.08.2010 - 13:25
Bad English
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06.08.2010 - 16:36
The Shape 1973
I bet it tastes like shit.
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06.08.2010 - 18:17
Elio
Red Nightmare
Written by The Shape 1973 on 06.08.2010 at 16:36

I bet it tastes like shit.


for sure. they did it just for some internet fame.
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06.08.2010 - 18:24
Warman
Erotic Stains
This must taste f-ing awful!
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07.08.2010 - 03:19
Kennoth
I'd fucking love to try it, but like most people said it, it probably tastes like shit.
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07.08.2010 - 17:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
I have tried it and was surprised at its taste. It's actually quite good. And tastes much less of alcohol than expected.
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07.08.2010 - 17:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Oh btw the name of the brewey does not mean "refridgerated ship" but means "a ship that can transport stuff and keep it refridgerated for the duration of the voyage"
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07.08.2010 - 18:28
Zombie
Thrash'tillDeath
't Koelschip means "refridgerated ship" but means "a ship that can transport stuff and keep it refridgerated for the duration of the voyage" ?
Wow, dutch is fairly simple... a single dutch word replaces 20 English words
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08.08.2010 - 01:31
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Come to think of it "refridgeration ship" is also correct and of course much shorter ;-)
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09.08.2010 - 13:31
GT
Coffee!!
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.08.2010 at 01:31

Come to think of it "refridgeration ship" is also correct and of course much shorter ;-)

Haha yeah that might be a better word. At least that was what I would have translated it to. The Danish word for that is quite similar (køleskib)
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09.08.2010 - 15:46
Promonex
Cathemeral
Kühlschiff in German. And I might try to get hold of one of those bottles. Should be a lot easier (and cheaper!) than getting one of The End of History.
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09.08.2010 - 15:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Promonex on 09.08.2010 at 15:46

Kühlschiff in German. And I might try to get hold of one of those bottles. Should be a lot easier (and cheaper!) than getting one of The End of History.


So it's the same in German, Danish an Dutch, so probably it is something like Cooling Ship in English.
Okay, looked it up and it's... what? Hahahaha, it IS refrigerated ship in English.
Strange... as if the ship is refrigerated instead of it refrigerating
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11.08.2010 - 08:20
Nighthowls
Paratrooper
You guys if its exported? cause man Id love to taste it, I ve got too much time on my hands so i think Ill try to knock out 2
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