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Re: Hippos in DE

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Mar 30 09:59, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> > Dave Korn wrote on Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:54 PM:
> > > On 30 March 2007 02:38, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) wrote:
> > >
> > >>
> > > [...]
> > >   *nosip*
> >
> > OH! NO!
> >
> > Didn't know that.  And upon re-viewing, the bottle actually says
> > something like "Alcohol Free", apparently in English.
> >
> > Can anyone explain to me why anyone bothers to drink alcohol-free beer?
> Isn't it the taste which counts, rather than the alcohol?  I, for one,
> don't see alcohol as an essential part of my diet.
> A popular drink called "Radler"(*), consisting of one half light ale and
> one half lemonade, is a very refreshing beverage in the summer, after or
> in between a bicycle tour.  However, the bicycle tour could become
> slightly fatal when drinking too much alcoholic Radler.  Ordering an
> alcohol free Radler helps to stay in a good shape, regardless how hot it
> is.  And there's this:  Not *every* non-alcoholic beer tastes bad.
> Really, trust me.
> >   And how can they get rid of ALL the
> > alcohol.
> They don't.  By law you can call your beer "non-alcoholic" if the
> alcohol content is lower than 0.5% (or 1% in some countries).  So
> a non-alcohlic beer is actually a very-low-alcoholic beer.

This reminds me of a story where my father was stopped by the police in
Russia and his blood alcohol count was above the limit, and turned out he
drank one of the popular Russian drinks (kvas) shortly before, and the
drink turned out to be mildly alcoholic. :-)  He had quite a time
explaining this away.
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