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Old 01-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #311
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I have actually heard that the lime was to cover the taste of skunked beer. Since Corona is in a clear bottle there is much more of a chance of it skunking. If that happens, lime helps disguise the bad taste.

Lime will do wonders for all sorts of nasty light beers.... I am a big fan of lime or lemon in beer in the summer...especially cheap light beers which I really dont like otherwise...

... and wheat beer with w slice of lemon or orange is really nice
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:53 AM   #312
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Check this out.

I wouldn't necessarily trust either of our links as the be all end all although I probably would trust yours a little more than mine because we all know Wikipedia is not always the best source. That being said though, I think the truth is very possibly a combination of things and that the tradition was not started just in one location. I think numerous people were doing it for different reasons without even knowing others were doing it. That is just my take on it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:49 PM   #314
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The lime in a Corona is NOT a Hispanic thing, it started as a bet between bartenders to see if they could get a fad started.
in Mexico.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #315
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I have actually heard that the lime was to cover the taste of skunked beer. Since Corona is in a clear bottle there is much more of a chance of it skunking. If that happens, lime helps disguise the bad taste.
I'm having a hard time with this whole "skunky" thing. What makes a beer skunky? Tell me a beer that more than two people call skunky so that I can go buy some and see for myself. I don't get it. I don't.

The only "skunky" thing I know of is rolled between a piece of paper.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #316
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Lime will do wonders for all sorts of nasty light beers.... I am a big fan of lime or lemon in beer in the summer...especially cheap light beers which I really dont like otherwise...

... and wheat beer with w slice of lemon or orange is really nice
Blue Moon is fabulous with an orange. Fabulous.

Back to the if a "nasty light beer must have lime in order to be consumed".... don't drink it.

You wouldn't add sugar to a glass of wine, would you?
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:55 PM   #317
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I'm having a hard time with this whole "skunky" thing. What makes a beer skunky? Tell me a beer that more than two people call skunky so that I can go buy some and see for myself. I don't get it. I don't.

The only "skunky" thing I know of is rolled between a piece of paper.
beer is not made to taste skunky... it skunks when it has been improperly stored handled etc... you want skunk go to a frat house at your local university on Monday and tap into Saturday's keg....or stick that loosie beer from your trunk... the one that escaped the cooler... back on ice the next day and take a swig,

Heineken.. always seems a bit skunkish to me... but that is part of its charm
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #318
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Blue Moon is fabulous with an orange. Fabulous.

Back to the if a "nasty light beer must have lime in order to be consumed".... don't drink it.

You wouldn't add sugar to a glass of wine, would you?
um...sometimes that's all we got.. some of the bars in my hood not really known for selection or discriminating drinkers.... and sugar alone no.... but I would make sangria with an otherwise undrinkable bottle of wine.... also usually the problem with bad wine is too much sugar so sugar not going to help.... with a bad white... the only way to go is a spritzer.
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Beer is like wine, I can alway find the right flavor for the mood I'm in. My friends like beer too, so I alway have the cheap stuff around for them.
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I thought they were from California, down in Mexico for a surfing vacation...
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