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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    BTW I was in Alabama last week trying some stuff I can't get here. Most of the Alabama craft stuff was kind of meh but I did like the Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA. Nice refreshing balanced, citrusy IPA in a can (which was idea since I was headed to the beach).
     
  2. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Are you me? Had this same experience. Alabama last week.. Really enjoyed Monkeynaut
     
  3. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    So a group at work is starting up an IPA tasting every other Tuesday and I went out last night to pick up something to bring. Look what I ended up finding in the new arrivals section:
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    I drank this last night. Started off pretty weird and then ended up tasting like a pretty standard Belgian IPA. Was a expecting a bit more sour considering that it is wild but oh well!
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  4. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    It's alive supposedly gets more sour with age.
     
  5. concealed

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    Polished off a bottle of Hill Farmstead Edith last night, best "dark" saison that I have had so far. No real surprise considering the source though.
     
  6. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    It had no bottling date and I was antsy so I tried it. Will probably buy another to age however that will have to wait until I move in August. Going to start "cellaring" some beers when I do move and by cellaring I mean, having a mini-fridge set to 55 F.
     
  7. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    Staying in Boston?
     
  8. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    Yup! Ditching the roommates (who frequently drink my beer) and moving in with my girlfriend.
     
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  9. concealed

    concealed Senior member

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    congrats
     
  10. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    And more importantly: congrats on that Bourbon County...
     
  11. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! I really couldn't believe it. They had one more four pack of the stout and a couple four packs of the barleywine, which I considered stocking up on for trade-bait but the price tag was quite steep and my bank account isn't so happy right now (the aforementioned new apartment playing a big part in that).
     
  12. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    How much was it for a 4-pack of the barleywine?.. I'd probably pay you for it, and then trade stuff for it... :)

    Schneider Aventinus. Re-visiting it. Am thoroughly enjoying it this time!..

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  13. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    PM'd!
     
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  14. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    This is top 5, maybe even top 3 material of beers I've had so far... Belgians are too modest to make a beer this bold!..

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  15. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    Shouts out to @ocooney for an awesome trade! Great stuff in here, already have the Westbrook chilling in the freezer!

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  17. hc4thehc

    hc4thehc Senior member

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    @BC Stout: Unfortunately, the alcohol % is too high at 15%, and the smell turns chemical as it warms up.

    Still: this is degustation heaven. Would recommend to share this one!..


    If you find a fridge that goes up to 55, let me know... Or are you gonna add a temperature controller...

    http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contr...404895473&sr=8-12&keywords=fridge+temperature
     
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  18. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    No-Li Jet Star Imperial IPA. Don't know a lot about this maker and their lousy looking bottles had left me uninterested for a while, but it was cheap by craft standards so I picked it up and it turned out delicious. 8.1% ABV, which isn't that high for an "imperial" but you wouldn't really want more for this time of year.
     
  19. OmniscientCause

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    I drank mine from may 13 last week and thought the exact same thing. I was holding off because i thought it would be mediocre but still wanted an occasion to open it...have had a good couple of weeks and bam was nice was to cap them off...sour tasting in a week or so though.
     
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    Madtown Nutbrown (Ale Asylum, Madison, WI). Tasty, tasty stuff... I'm not sure whether it's available anywhere near here. It's a good thing I stopped at the grocery store in Eau Claire!!

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