The Official Beer Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by DNW, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Tried Ommegang Gnomegang and SN Ovelia last night. Neither were anything special IMO.
     


  2. MrGoodBytes

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    last week I was at the Bristol and had Flossmore station's Saison & Garfunkel (which I think is about the only place you can get it)... incredible! and while it didn't taste like it, a single pint got me quite buzzed.

    Also had a chance to check out Half Acre's Ambrosia which was quite good. It definitely stands apart from the rest of their beers taste-wise (blind taste test, I would not have guessed half acre)

    Also had Southern Tier's Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale... I know I've randomly had a few bottles of ST before but never paid much attention to them. Nothing fancy here but incredibly well done and generally palletible, I'd recommend this to anyone.
     


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    Had a Founder's Double Trouble last night. That is some good beer! Tastes like grapefruit or some kind of citrus. Does it taste anything like Hopslam (for those who can compare)?
     


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    I never had side by side but I'd take double trouble over hopslam. I wish I bought a case of DT instead of hopslam.
     


  5. bdeuce22

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    But to answer your question. They are similar. I get more sweetness out of hopslam. I think it's brewed with honey.
     


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    I never had side by side but I'd take double trouble over hopslam. I wish I bought a case of DT instead of hopslam.

    Thanks for the info. I am thinking of buying a few 4-packs of DT (while they are still available). At least i won't have such regret over not being able to get Hopslam in NYC.

    I am still going to try to get a bottle of Hopslam just so i can see the honey/sweet aspect.
     


  7. bdeuce22

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    Thanks for the info. I am thinking of buying a few 4-packs of DT (while they are still available). At least i won't have such regret over not being able to get Hopslam in NYC.

    I am still going to try to get a bottle of Hopslam just so i can see the honey/sweet aspect.


    people seem to go apeshit over hopslam. it's really good, don't get me wrong, but if i had a gun to my noggin', i'd take double trouble. it's definitely worth trying. i preferred hopslam on tap over double trouble, but not a fair shake since i was also drinking a lot of KBS on tap as well. the combo of those two will fuck with anyones palette
     


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    people seem to go apeshit over hopslam. it's really good, don't get me wrong, but if i had a gun to my noggin', i'd take double trouble. it's definitely worth trying. i preferred hopslam on tap over double trouble, but not a fair shake since i was also drinking a lot of KBS on tap as well. the combo of those two will fuck with anyones palette

    KBS and Hopslam on tap... Lucky! There is a place in NYC that supposedly has that Goose Island Bourbon stout on tap. Going to walk over there this week and see for myself.
     


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    Out of all the hop-bombs that were released earlier this year I prefer Nugget Nectar>DT>Hopslam
     


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    Had a Founder's Double Trouble last night. That is some good beer! Tastes like grapefruit or some kind of citrus. Does it taste anything like Hopslam (for those who can compare)?

    Hopslam is sweeter with the honey they add. I'd say it's slightly less bitter as well.
     


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    Firestone Walker Double Jack beats them all!
     


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    Firestone Walker Double Jack beats them all!

    I had the opportunity to buy some of this over the weekend but bought some oak aged espresso by great divide instead. I'll have to check it out next time I am at the same store.
     


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  15. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Went back to West Lakeview Liquors tonight. Same dude helped me get some new choices. I got:
    Bockor Brewery Bellegem's bruin west flanders ale
    A German Rauchbier
    Blanche de Bruxelle white ale and
    2003 vintage Aventinus
     


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