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post #286 of 7350
Abita is big the New Orleans and I believe they make a couple different brews.
post #287 of 7350
It seems from the general consensus that IPAs are the be all end all of good beer.

The other day I had a dogfish 60min IPA. To be honest I really did not enjoy it. I feel the taste is way overpowering. Is the end of my beer career eminent?
post #288 of 7350
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...Saint Arnold's

Which one? I'm partial to the winter stout, as it's the only offering from Saint Arnold's that doesn't have the lingering aftertaste of hairspray.
post #289 of 7350
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It seems from the general consensus that IPAs are the be all end all of good beer.

The other day I had a dogfish 60min IPA. To be honest I really did not enjoy it. I feel the taste is way overpowering. Is the end of my beer career eminent?

No. There are plenty of good types of brews. I'm not a huge ipa fan either. I enjoy some, but there's plenty of fish in the sea.
post #290 of 7350
I don't like IPA.
post #291 of 7350
In my small beer-drinking experience thus far, this reigns. Monks rule!
post #292 of 7350
^^^One of the best beers in the world.
post #293 of 7350
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^^^One of the most overrated beers in the world.
Fixed.
post #294 of 7350
I have no involvement in beer connoisseurship; I read no reviews, I don't really know that many beer drinkers, I haven't even read this thread through. I wanted to try a Trappist because I enjoy monk-made liquors, and bought this. So, overrated means nothing to me because I didn't know. What I do know is that it is very good and that does mean something to me. So, now, what does you NSHO suggest?
post #295 of 7350
I'm not a big Chimay fan either. I've had other trappists and similar beers that i've liked better. We get it, huntsman. You're above beer snobbery and just like what you like. Totally Epic was just saying that because a lot of people out there act like Chimay is some ultimate beer because it's a very widely available rare brew if you know what i mean. It's the favorite beer of people who don't really care about beer but sometimes want to give the appearance that they do. I personally have never been impressed with Chimay (i've had 2 of the 3) even though i went into trying it hoping for something tasty. I think there are plenty of beers out there you'd be happy with, but if you really like chimay that much, go for it as you can get the big bottles for good deals at the right places.
post #296 of 7350
I've never heard any beer drinkers dismiss any Chimay offerings as mediocre or overrated. If I had my druthers, I'd probably drink other Trappist beers if available (e.g. St. Bernardus Abt 12), but Chimay does, no doubt, brew outstanding beers. So, chronoaug and totally epic, who makes better Trappist beers in your informed opinions?
post #297 of 7350
Well, obviously there are only a very small amount of true trappist beers available. It's not bad or anything, i just don't think it's really better than similarly priced beers. As far as true trappist beers go, i've only had chimay, rochefort, and orval. A friend of mine hooked me up awhile back and i greatly appreciated it as i don't know where he gets his beer from. I like other trappist like abbey ales like st. bernardus a lot and even the ommegang abbey ale is pretty solid although they're not. I'm not alone in thinking that Chimay is nothing overly remarkable as my friends who like good beer are kind of divided on the subject. I'll probably have another chimay brew one of these days (i haven't had red) and sometimes i can find them on the cheap so it's worth it to me. I just don't think it's the be all end all just because it's an official trappist beer.
post #298 of 7350
^ You're right, St. Bernardus is not a true Trappist beer, but rather an abbey ale. Aside from the question of licensing, the spirit of the beers is the same.
post #299 of 7350
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In my small beer-drinking experience thus far, this reigns. Monks rule!


Very nice, Chimay blue is one of my perennial favorites. Give Trois Pistoles by Unibroue a try next. The head brewmaster of Unibroue, a Quebecois brewery, used to be the head brewmaster of Chimay. You'll find a lot of similarities in the two, but Unibroue builds upon that Trappist foundation and really progresses the style.
post #300 of 7350
^ I love Maudite and La Fin Du Monde.
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