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Favorite Beers...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by JoeWoah, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    Duchesse de Bourgogne was awesome. Something i'm definitely going to pick up again in the near future. A girl i was hanging out with said it almost tasted like soda and wanted more as she'd never drank non-typical beer. She was hooked.

    delirium tremens was pretty good. Something i'd drink again. It was just overshadowed because i liked DdB so much.

    I need to get a decent glass for beer. I have tall thin glasses or wider plastic cups now.
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Duchesse de Bourgogne was awesome. Something i'm definitely going to pick up again in the near future. A girl i was hanging out with said it almost tasted like soda and wanted more as she'd never drank non-typical beer. She was hooked. delirium tremens was pretty good. Something i'd drink again. It was just overshadowed because i liked DdB so much. I need to get a decent glass for beer. I have tall thin glasses or wider plastic cups now.
    Excellent [​IMG] . For the Duchess, just use a red wine glass, medium sized would do (that is what their official glass is, too). I usually use a tulip goblet for most of what I drink, I just find it to be the most flexible in the characteristics it allows through...
     
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    I really like Anchor Steam right now.
     
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    Any Chicago folks had the Goose Island Bourbon County Stout? I believe it's limited release (comes in the 4 packs, costs $20). It's magnificent, pours like a liquid black hole and is sublimely smooth with its bourbon cask influence. Mmm.
     
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    German's Paulaner

    They have awful US distribution. It was fine until the mid to late 90s and has sucked since. I cannot find the Salvator now and I live in perhaps the nation's largest beer market.
     
  7. leftover_salmon

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    What I can always rely on:

    Guinness
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Newcastle
    Brooklyn Brown Ale
    Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
    Brooklyn EIPA
    Beck's
    St. Ambroise Pale Ale
    St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout
    Stella Artois
     
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    Lowenbrau, Carlsberg, Prosdroy, Medovar.
     
  9. chronoaug

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    Ugh. I unfortunately drank more natural light the past 3-4 days than anyone should in a lifetime. I'll never get that taste out of my mouth....
     
  10. Nantucket Red

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    Guinnesss
    Chimay blue label
    . . . and on the other end of the spectrum . . .
    Hoegarden
     
  11. skalogre

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    Guinnesss Chimay blue label . . . and on the other end of the spectrum . . . Hoegarden
    As you're in Japan, NR, have you tried Kiuchi Brewery's Hitachino Nest White Ale? I think it is better than Hoegaarden, although not as good as Witterkerke. Very good interpretation of a Belgian witbier, IMHO. [​IMG] I like it. I also tried just recently their Espresso Stout, was pretty good. As is their Red RIce ale (very interesting, that one).
     
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    Ugh. I unfortunately drank more natural light the past 3-4 days than anyone should in a lifetime. I'll never get that taste out of my mouth....

    What taste?
     
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    As you're in Japan, NR, have you tried Kiuchi Brewery's Hitachino Nest White Ale? I think it is better than Hoegaarden, although not as good as Witterkerke. Very good interpretation of a Belgian witbier, IMHO. [​IMG] I like it.

    I also tried just recently their Espresso Stout, was pretty good. As is their Red RIce ale (very interesting, that one).


    Never heard of it, actually. Beer is my drink of last resort after gin, wine, whisky and Cognac.

    That said, Yona Yona Ale is probably the best Japanese beer I've had. A while back, they produced a stout called Tokyo Black that was excellent.

    I'll have to look for Kiuchi Brewery beers.
     
  14. chronoaug

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    I'll probably drink these over the next week or two. At a liquor store with a good individually bottled beer selection i went with some old favorites and a few new ones i wanted to try. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll probably drink these over the next week or two. At a liquor store with a good individually bottled beer selection i went with some old favorites and a few new ones i wanted to try.

    http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8...ture042vx6.jpg


    NICE!

    Bavik's Witterkerke is hands down my favourite witbier (prefer it to Hoegaarden).

    P.s. Bavik also make the Petrus Oud Bruin. It is related to the flemish reds like the Duchess, but less acidic and "oakier"; as its name suiggests it is a "brown" ratrher than red ale. I have not been able to have it in years, I loved it [​IMG]
     
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    I'll probably drink these over the next week or two. At a liquor store with a good individually bottled beer selection i went with some old favorites and a few new ones i wanted to try.

    [​IMG]


    Fuck, I wish my local sell individual bottles. I prefer the Ommegang Three Philosophers to the Abey Ale, but nice selection nevertheless. Speaking of which, thanks for reminding me to visit the Ommegang brewery in the near future. [​IMG]
     
  17. chronoaug

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    I got these in orlando and saw it there but this was cheaper [​IMG] . I'll go with 3philosophers next time. Individual bottles are great. Especially when some stores have them priced about the same as if you bought the whole pack. I picked up a 4 pack of the dogfishhead peach brew today as it was only $4 for a 4pack. Hell, even if i don't like it, i'll look like a gentlemen giving the rest to guests. edit: that dogfish head peach thing is disgusting. it's not beer but malt beverage and tastes like asshole. don't buy it
     
  18. chronoaug

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    Cross post from the sufu beer thread




    I went to a great small beer bar in gainesville, stubbies, last night with a friend. About 300 beers with proper glassware and a friendly knowledgeable lady working.

    -I had a Vichtenaar (sour ale by the same company and similar to duchesse de burgnone).
    -Old Rasputin Imperial Stout was on tap so i wanted to give it a try after seeing the pic Alf posted last page. I'm normally not a big fan of the super heavy stouts but i did enjoy it.
    -Ommegang Three Philosophers i split with a friend and was absolutely lovely. I need to get another one of those soon. One of my new favorite beers. A US brewed belgian style ale with 2%cherry lambic. Fruity, but not overly so and was balanced out with a more earthy flavor.

    They have a challenge where if you try every beer on their main menu (250ish) over time. I wish i was going to be in gainesville long enough to give it a try.


    If anyone is driving through the gainesville area, drop me a line and we can grab a beer.
     
  19. skalogre

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    Cross post from the sufu beer thread




    I went to a great small beer bar in gainesville, stubbies, last night with a friend. About 300 beers with proper glassware and a friendly knowledgeable lady working.

    -I had a Vichtenaar (sour ale by the same company and similar to duchesse de burgnone).
    -Old Rasputin Imperial Stout was on tap so i wanted to give it a try after seeing the pic Alf posted last page. I'm normally not a big fan of the super heavy stouts but i did enjoy it.
    -Ommegang Three Philosophers i split with a friend and was absolutely lovely. I need to get another one of those soon. One of my new favorite beers. A US brewed belgian style ale with 2%cherry lambic. Fruity, but not overly so and was balanced out with a more earthy flavor.

    They have a challenge where if you try every beer on their main menu (250ish) over time. I wish i was going to be in gainesville long enough to give it a try.


    If anyone is driving through the gainesville area, drop me a line and we can grab a beer.


    I'm jealous! How did you like the Vichtenaar?
     
  20. chronoaug

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    Really liked it. Maybe more so than the duchesse. The lady said she's getting more red/sour ales soon as well and that's she's excited about them.

    I saw a now hiring sign in there and might try to take them up on that. It'd only be nights cleaning glassware, stocking the beers, cleaning and such but why not.
     

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