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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Please let me know. Pliny the elder relaxes my nerves more than anything else. It's unlike drinking hard liquor which I can consistently drink without I'll effect

Belgian's are good but you have to find the right ones to fit your tastes. They can differ wildly. Same with stouts. It would be easier to narrow down if you could tell me what you have available at the liquor store.

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I've been intrigued by Mikkeller beers for a while but I've been hesitant to pull the trigger on any of them because they are expensive and I've been told they are really hit or miss. But I genuinely loved the Jester King collab that I tried this weekend, and I'm wanting to try some other Mikkeller stuff. Can anyone recommend me some of his better varieties? I'm partial to IPAs, tripels, saisons, and the like.

Black Hole is good. Black Hole aged in bourbon barrels absolutely sucked. Beer Geek Breakfast and Weasel are both ok, nothing special IMO. Those are the only ones I tried.
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Opinions on Shock Top's Belgium white? I had some for the first time a couple days ago on Anhueser Busch's factory tour and I thought it was really tasty.
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eh. it's aiight. it's a little bland tho and doesn't really have the nice coriander, orange peel smell you get from good witbiers. i'd rather have hoegaarden which is as widely available
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The labeling on Shock Top always dissuaded me from trying it. It's like something out of the bad part of the 90s.
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Shock Top is awful.
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Got a gift card for Central Market for the b-day, and decided to go nuts on beer.

Jester King Noble King. Just cracked this one open right now and it's delicious. I'm really impressed with the beers I've tried from this brewery. Everything I've tried is some variation on the saison and they are all really bright and delicious. This might be my favorite so far. Perfect for the weather.

Also got Naked Nun from Adelbert's. Another Austin brewer. I think they are fairly new. And I also found Mikkeller's Draft Bear on sale and thought I would give it a shot. Haven't tried either of them yet.
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need to get myself to texas
post #4628 of 7436
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Also got Naked Nun from Adelbert's. Another Austin brewer. I think they are fairly new. And I also found Mikkeller's Draft Bear on sale and thought I would give it a shot. Haven't tried either of them yet.

reviews:

Naked Nun - meh. OK witbier. Nothing special. Worth buying on sale.

Draft Bear- blech. There is some kind of flavor, kind of like anise or something, that is just bugging me. It's definitely unique and flavorful, but not in a way that I enjoy.
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Not a Fran. It's good but was too expensive for what it is. The funk is very heavy handed even at colder temperatures.
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Anyonehad Firestone Walker ddba yet? Binny's has some.
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Anyonehad Firestone Walker ddba yet? Binny's has some.

Really good stuff. A bit heavy on the barrel character, but insanely drinkable for 12% abv.
post #4632 of 7436
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Opinions on Shock Top's Belgium white? I had some for the first time a couple days ago on Anhueser Busch's factory tour and I thought it was really tasty.

Shock Top is sort of a dumbed-down version of a Belgian Wit. Try Allagash White for a more true-to-style American interpretation.
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What's your favorite IPA? Dogfish Head 60 minute is the gold standard for me, but I'm looking to try some others. I also like Heavy Seas Loose Cannon.
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The ipa I drink the most is Ithaca flower power bc it's so available near me. Ive really enjoyed heady topper and Pliny the elder. Sculpin I can find sometimes and usually will get that. I think the best ipa I've ever had was galactic daisy double cutter but it's really not a very traditional ipa.
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What's your favorite IPA? Dogfish Head 60 minute is the gold standard for me, but I'm looking to try some others. I also like Heavy Seas Loose Cannon.

Bell's Two Hearted & Great Lakes Commodore Perry. Very different styles.
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