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Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by Conehead » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:38 pm

Here's a new one for the books. I just picked this up recently and thought I would share.

I'm not really sure what this alcohol statement means. Thoughts? Maybe I'm not the only one and that's why they aren't around. Anyone else ever seen anything else along these lines (weird alcohol statement)?

The canning code is also one I have not seen before. 52-4 CBV.

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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by Leon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:02 pm

What's a Centum, I looked it up in the Dictionary & I need the Definition defined. Remember I'm a Caveman. LEON.
FAVORITE SAYING: WHY DUMP LOCALLY & FIND PROGRESS O/I's WHEN I CAN DRIVE A THOUSAND MILES AND FIND NOTHING.
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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by keithker » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:25 pm

per•cent′al, adj. usage: percent is derived from per cent., an abbreviation in English of per centum, a phrase borrowed directly from Latin.

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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by Leon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:32 pm

Mine said something different?


centum adjective
cen·​tum | \ ˈken-təm


, -ˌtu̇m\
Definition of centum
: of, relating to, or constituting an Indo-European language group in which the palatal stops did not in prehistoric times become palatal or alveolar fricatives
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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by Leon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:33 pm

what's a alveolar fricatives?
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Post by keithker » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:44 pm

@Leon Do a search for per centum and alcohol and you'll be heading in the right direction....

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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by rusteditor » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 am

Jim,

I've never seen anything like this! My guess would be that someone at the brewery who had to deal with State alcohol regulators worded it as a big CYA. I would be interested to hear Matt Menghini, Neil K. and Candog's take on this. Yet another reason to turn over every cone, no matter how common the brand!

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Post by ConeAddict » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:57 pm

I have always found the "alcoholic strength" wording on the strong version of the early FBIR Old Style's to be pretty funny, they were looking out for us even way back then. :razz: Did those 2 words show up together like that on other cans?

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Re: Awkward Alcohol Statement, Old Style Cone Top

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Post by conesplus » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:02 pm

Well, this is a new (and VERY WEIRD) variation for me.
That is the strangest alcohol wording I can recall, even for Heileman. The canning code is new to me also.
Never seen or heard of a company that wanted everyone to know that there is "exactly" 4% alcohol, (my suspicion is that it was "just a little over" 4%).
Must have had something to do with the Heileman legal department, making sure whatever state it went to, it was NOT considered "strong" beer.
I wonder what state it went to?
That is my guess.
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