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post #10411 of 10831
Meanwhile, in Belgium...

Fantôme Hiver, since it's the most miserable season of the year, and I long for winter... This year's batch is INSANELY good imo...

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€urope's answer to Mexican Cake...

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Canadian and American beer... So fucking stoked on these...

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post #10412 of 10831
^ Dood, your intake of good beer is truly inspiring, As mentioned above, had my first Hiver the other day in DC and really dug it. Definitely more "robust" than expected.
In NYC now and popped into Blind Tiger on a fairly hot and humid day, after tromping around the city. Crushed a Saison DuPont first to quench the thirst..,

Moved onto a Jack's Abbey, "3x dry hopped hoponicus" after that, which was very good. Hadn't had anything from them since the Xmas beer exchange a couple of years ago (who was my secret Santa? I forget...)
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​Fantastic pumpkin beer. No chili heat but plenty of spicy flavours.

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post #10415 of 10831
Soft carbonation. No funk, no sourness. Pretty much nothing, actually.

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post #10416 of 10831
^Drainpour. Onwards!.. Smells and tastes like oak aged orange juice.

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post #10417 of 10831
"What d'you mean I can't take of my clothes... I'm HOT!.."

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Finally tracked down Hill Farmstead at two separate bars and one bottle shop with taps. All were pretty fresh, but the one bar with the Excursion #3 might have had something going on with their lines, as it seemed just off on the back end. The Edward and Citra were both absolutely delicious though. I'm real glad I got to try them, but I think I built up my expectations a bit to high.

post #10419 of 10831
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Finally tracked down Hill Farmstead at two separate bars and one bottle shop with taps. All were pretty fresh, but the one bar with the Excursion #3 might have had something going on with their lines, as it seemed just off on the back end. The Edward and Citra were both absolutely delicious though. I'm real glad I got to try them, but I think I built up my expectations a bit to high.

I'm not a big fan of the draft/growler beers from them, but love the bottled saisons, stouts, and barrel aged stuff. The shelf bottles at $10 per are one of the best values out there IMO.
I think Trillium and Treehouse do better hoppy beers.
post #10420 of 10831
Goes down so smoothly for a 8.5% geuze... Real fruity, but real good.

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post #10421 of 10831
^^ Copy that. Unfortunately the one good bottle shop I found in NYC, where I had the Edward, didn't have any bottles. I did grab a mixed sixer of Evil Twin 16oz cans to bring back with me though. 2ea of Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti and Molotov Lite. Not bad...
post #10422 of 10831
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

I'm not a big fan of the draft/growler beers from them, but love the bottled saisons, stouts, and barrel aged stuff. The shelf bottles at $10 per are one of the best values out there IMO.
I think Trillium and Treehouse do better hoppy beers.


I think it's fair to say trillium and tree house have changed beer hunting in New England because of the quality. I also think it's fair to say the hoppy stuff is just as good and for that reason I haven't been to HF in 3 years. Whenever I'm home it's trillium or tree house. Trekking up to vt isn't were it unless it's the middle of the week.
post #10423 of 10831
It's so fucking warm here... This does the job!..

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post #10424 of 10831
Think this needs to be cellared for a a good while... Mad carbonation, not unlike Oerbier...

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/le-trou-du-diable-limperatrice-fut-de-bourbon-americain/155654/

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post #10425 of 10831
Nice hc4! Cooling off myself.
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