helmut
member since 07/07/2004
I'm a 26 year old guy from United States
About me: Small. Bipedal. Made of meat.
User Votes: 2047 Helpful / 32 Funny / 53 Agree / 28 Disagree
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312 days ago

I think few Americans today could say they truly do not struggle with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our landscape is a sprawling maze of health landmines which (for the most part) must be navigated while sitting. I am no exception. When I entered college I was 40 pounds overweight and ignorantly consuming north of 3000 calories a day. I come from the south, an area which consistently leads the nation in obesity. My parents told me it was baby fat and my doctor was completely silent. It wasn't until I met a beautiful young woman who encouraged me to become healthy that I changed my lifestyle and subsequently entered a career path in medicine.

After much study, it is clear that lifestyle related illness (and obesity as the probably the largest indicator of it) is the single greatest health, and possibly economic problem facing our country. We currently spend far and away the greatest per-capita health care cost of any nation in the world, while being consistently outperformed in both low infant mortality and overall life expectancy by the "socialized" systems of Europe.

I don't want the government telling me what I have to eat any more than the next person, but if we are to beat this thing, we have to change the comprehensively broken way we raise and eat our food in this country. We must educate our youth on the fundamentals of being healthy. It was not until college that I had any sort of health education that would suggest that I needed to make changes, and the evidence that this is happening elsewhere is clear.

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1424 days ago

Pretty good for mass produced stuff. A Belgain Witbier, made avaliable to the masses. Hoegaarden is better though.

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1424 days ago

Review Icon helmut reviewed Michelob Ultra in Beer:
This is truly one of the most offensive things I have ever put in my mouth, save possibly an over-ripe home grown chile, which I ate whole, and which left my palate numb for days.  This beer is truly vile.

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1424 days ago

Review Icon helmut reviewed Bud Light in Beer:
Rating this "terrible" is difficult for me, as it is truly not an offensive beer. The taste, aroma, flavor, everything about the beer is not unpleasant at all. But as a friend said, the guy beside me got his water for free and I had to pay $4 for mine. This beer is a testament to the amazing power of advertising.

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1424 days ago

They had this on glass night at the Flying Saucer in memphis. It was kind of a funky, slightly sour, wattery beer. And now I have a duster with SLEEMAN in big letters across the front. All right!

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1424 days ago

Fat Tire's tremendous popularity has made it one of those beers that really gets people into good craft beer.  I think this is in part due to its simple flavor profile and mild aroma.  It is a well crafted, perhaps flawless beer.  But having said all that, as I have come to be something of a connoisseur, this beer leaves me wanting more in terms of depth.

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1424 days ago

Review Icon helmut reviewed Smithwicks Ale in Beer:
As I remember, this was a rusty brown ale with lots of toast and caramel flavors. Pretty simple, but drinkable nonetheless.

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1424 days ago

This is a wheat beer, and I think it is spiced more than their other hefeweizen (which is not a Germans style hefeweizen, so I call it an American wheat beer). When you brew 31 varieties of beer, you have to make tiny distinctions to keep them different enough to tell them apart I guess. This was a bit more sour than the other, and it makes it a tad more interesting, but still nothing special.

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1424 days ago

This is an OK marzen.  But as I say that, I must admit it is not my favorite style.  Reminds me of spice cake that my mom makes.  I get lots of clove, and it's a bit overpowering.

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