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    Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    A friend and I were arguing this the other day and I thought I'd get your esteemed opinion.

    My feeling is I don't like to drink if I have responsibilities to do in the near future. If I have to mow the lawn and go to Menards later I'm not going to have a beer at an afternoon block party or something. People drink alcohol solely because it has a mood altering effect on their brain and that is the reason, regardless of quantity, people drink. I drink only when I know it will alter my mind and I can relax and enjoy it.

    My friend says people drink for the taste. I asked if people would drink a truly non-alcoholic (0.0% abv) Miller Lite and he said "probably not". He smokes marijuana. I asked him if he would smoke it if he did not get high. He said "of course not". I think that made my point pretty solid.

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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I'm with you. If people drank for taste, you would never drink beer because the first time you try beer, most hate it. Same with a lot of liquors. Yeah, once you drink more regularly, like through college you learn how to have a beer or two but when you first start you are in taste acquirement mode. I think once you are older it's more of a reason to socialize than actually taste a beer. "Hey, let's go grab a beer." That's more about the social aspect than it is about having a beer because you just love the taste of beer.


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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Both...
    This. A good G&T is both delicious and wonderfully mind altering.


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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    d. All of the above.


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    I drink to forget...



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    I'm with you. If people drank for taste, you would never drink beer because the first time you try beer, most hate it. Same with a lot of liquors. Yeah, once you drink more regularly, like through college you learn how to have a beer or two but when you first start you are in taste acquirement mode. I think once you are older it's more of a reason to socialize than actually taste a beer. "Hey, let's go grab a beer." That's more about the social aspect than it is about having a beer because you just love the taste of beer.
    I'm guessing you aren't a craft beer guy??



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I drink to relax and for the taste.


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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I drink for taste. Wine goes better with steak or prime rib than pop or milk. Likewise, on a really hot day, a really cold beer or hard cider goes down better than a really cold pop (less sweet, less aftertaste).

    Yes, I'm OLD, but even in my misspent college days, I didn't like being drunk. I'm too much of a control freak to allow myself to get OUT of control. :)



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I like when my wife drinks. *wink wink* Makes ME more desirable.



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I'm sure there are people that drink beer solely because it tastes good, to me there are other drinks I'd much prefer if going on taste alone. I don't have any interest in getting really drunk anymore, I'd rather not feel like **** if I can avoid it, but a beer or 2 after work to unwind is sure nice sometimes.



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I've never really thought about it but I guess I mainly drink to get drunk. I mean I like the taste as well, but I don't drink beers that are meant to be "drank for taste".



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    after this week? To be drunk.

    God I hate German emails that have gone through the Apple maps version of Google translate.

    But in reality, probably both. Like mtown, I don't drink if I know I've got stuff to do. But yeah, the wine I like goes better with pasta than milk or water, so it's taste too. Pop tastes too sweet to me most of the time now - so rum and coke is a perfect combo of taste/relax/become a chatty Cathy!



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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    I will amend mine by agreeing with the original poster that once I have an alcoholic beverage I become irresponsible and uninterested in anything other than having fun. No work will get done, none.


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    Re: Do you drink to get drunk or for taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    after this week? To be drunk.

    God I hate German emails that have gone through the Apple maps version of Google translate.

    But in reality, probably both. Like mtown, I don't drink if I know I've got stuff to do. But yeah, the wine I like goes better with pasta than milk or water, so it's taste too. Pop tastes too sweet to me most of the time now - so rum and coke is a perfect combo of taste/relax/become a chatty Cathy!
    I'm guessing a whole lot of "Essen" this, and "mein scheisse" that?


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