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post #9916 of 10835
Westvleteren XII 2013. Better now that it has aged a bit, but still not a favourite by far.

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post #9917 of 10835
@brp2, the Blood Orange Saison is amazing on tap.
post #9918 of 10835
Fuck getting up at 5am.

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post #9919 of 10835
Tried the "Death By Coconut" from Oscar Blues tonight. Gotta hand it to them (and all other brewers adding coconut to their porters/stouts), adding coconut is a pretty solid concept for porters.

Also tried the Buxton "Ring Your Mother", which turned out to be the most overhyped beer I've tried in a while. All reviews I read prior to tasting it really got my hopes up but I found it downright horrendous.
post #9920 of 10835
Fun times at Storm Peaking Brewing Co. (Steamboat Springs, CO)

TIPA IPA

So good...



The Arborist Spruce Tip Saison



Zomb Brown Ale



More like ZOMG, this is so delicious!

You have to love Colorado...



All in all, some solid beers. This is definitely a worthy stopover while driving Highway 40!
Edited by Fueco - 2/19/16 at 7:55pm
post #9921 of 10835

Arranging a beer tasting tonight for the next door neighbour (there will be three of us).

 

He is into beers but only so far as English ales (a la Hobgoblin, Bishop's Finger etc) so this should be quite an experience I should imagine.

 

What do we reckon will be his favourite? I'm going for Pannepot.

 

post #9922 of 10835

Haven't posted for a while.

 

Very disappointing. No discernible maple and to be honest just tasted like an every day Belgian Ale.

 

 

So disappointed with the lack of maple that I opened this. No shortage of maple here - in fact maple overload. No pleaeing some folks...

 

 

Evil Twin Meme Jesus Plus - Solid Stout but not as outstanding as I expected compared to other recent examples.

 

 

Fantastic. So much barrel character and the aging in the bottle has improved things no end compared to the fresh bottle I had three years ago. Amazing to think this is Bush Noel as I find that to be a sweet, malty mess until it has a few years on it.

 

 

De Molen & Hair of the Dog - Binkie Claws - Wow, this thing is powerful. Serious hops and a very malty backdrop. Like a very strong and sweet goop. A real sipper.

 

Nogne Dragonwort - Powerful barrel again with a thick mouthfeel. Not as over the top as you may expect but still very, very boozy.

 

 

A nice cherry beer but nothing special to be honest. Not sure this is my style of beer.

 

post #9923 of 10835
@Steven Cash - try the regular Mariage Parfait mate... The cherry'un is too sweet.... I see you have the Mikkeller Book of Beers laying about as well... If anyone wants my copy, PM me. Minty fresh condition, I'll send it to you for a tenner all inc.

About 18 months old?.. SO GOOD... DAT SLIGHT CHILI BURN...

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post #9924 of 10835
last night at local Neapolitan pizza place:

Me: "How's the Destihl Wild Sour?"
Server: "Really, really sour."
Me: "Sounds great!"

beer arrives

Me: "Oh, this tastes like chewing on a vitamin C pill."

FIN
post #9925 of 10835
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

last night at local Neapolitan pizza place:

Me: "How's the Destihl Wild Sour?"
Server: "Really, really sour."
Me: "Sounds great!"

beer arrives

Me: "Oh, this tastes like chewing on a vitamin C pill."

FIN

Which one did you get? I think something happened in their brewing process because I had their Flanders Red at the end of summer and it was a good tart cherry sour. I got it again about a month ago and it tasted like stomach acid. Yuck.
post #9926 of 10835
Yeah, it was the flanders red and it tasted like stomach acid.
post #9927 of 10835
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Yeah, it was the flanders red and it tasted like stomach acid.

Wtf? It was awesome last summer.
post #9928 of 10835
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Originally Posted by Steven Cash View Post
 

Arranging a beer tasting tonight for the next door neighbour (there will be three of us).

 

He is into beers but only so far as English ales (a la Hobgoblin, Bishop's Finger etc) so this should be quite an experience I should imagine.

 

What do we reckon will be his favourite? I'm going for Pannepot.

 

 

Update.

 

Beer tasting was a success. I was very impressed that he liked all of them and could pick out the different subtleties (or not so subtle in some cases :smarmy: ) as I had thought that some of the styles may have been a bit of shock for a newcomer to this level of craft - particularly as early on in the evening he commented on Guinness being bitter. I did however try and get a an example true to the style for each.

 

As guessed it was Pannepot which was favourite (closely followed by Abbaye des Rocs) so to round the evening off we opened a 2014 Gouden Carolus Blauw.

No - I most certainly have not got a headache this morning. Not even the tiniest bit.:embar:

post #9929 of 10835
Yesterday, Bible Belt. Fred's Blend was a lot better.

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Now: Aurora Australis. Fab.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bridge-road--nogne-o-aurora-australis/198208/

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post #9930 of 10835
Always good...

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