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Poem: "Ready, Steady ... Oh"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 7th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

I think it works either way. Even hard cider is not as potent as wine or distilled liquor. One or two mugs is unlikely to get anyone plastered. These are adults, just not very experienced ones, so they're old enough to drink. *ponder* If that culture even has rules about not giving alcohol to minors, which it probably doesn't. Most historic beverages were alcoholic just so they wouldn't harbor pathogens.

I do appreciate the fact-checking assist, though. I know I've got fans in many different countries, and I'd like my writing to be widely accessible.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 7th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

In the Middle Ages, the cheap drink would've been ale.

... And I still miss Scrumpy Jack. I really could use a cold tin of that right now, with all this heat.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 7th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

I do feature ale in some instances. Hm, yeah, it's what the apprentice wizard got drunk on in "Where Action Is, and Was, and Ever More Shall Be."
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: July 7th, 2011 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

I wish I could find a proper ale to try. I can't stand the taste of beer, likely because of the hops. Ale, traditionally made, doesn't have any hops.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 7th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Ale definitely has a different flavor than beer: more crisp, hint of bitter, without the sour note. It reminds me of lettuce.
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