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The Official Beer Thread

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

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    duuuude. i am sooo jealous
     
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    So much envy. I haven't been there since 2013.
     
  3. brp2

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    Got a couple of bottles of Sticky Hands waiting for me, which is a bit of a shame as I'm guessing they'll have degraded a bit by the time I get to them. Contributing to the overall problem in beer right now, I'm all for hyped stuff when I get to try some. [​IMG]

    Also, opened this one up tonight. I liked it. You really got the grapes on the nose, almost dessert-wine-ish in smell, and it was mildly sour and nicely dry. Can't say I noticed the dry-hopping though, and its 9.5% abv was pretty well hidden.

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  4. indesertum

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    it's good. it just won't blow your mind
     
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  6. alexg

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    ^Fucking love their Blond. I'm considering having one after my current beer...
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    Cantillon Iris on tap.
     
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  7. Portland Dry Goods

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    New glass, broken in with a Smuttynose Baltic Porter from my hometown. Deep dark and smooth. Nothing particularly different porter wise, just a really good execution of a style
     
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  8. alexg

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    @hc4thehc You convinced me, I had to get a Blond.
     
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  9. brp2

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    Jealous of the Westy and the Smutty. I miss the latter's IPA.
     
  10. budapest12

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    Mikkeller simcoe double IPA. Very smooth, fruity, and delicious beer.
     
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  11. alexg

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    Just tried both of these. Don't know which I prefer, I love the tropical fruit thing that the Prairie yeast has, but the Anchorage one has great flavors from the Chardonnay barrels. I think I may prefer the Prairie, it has more going on. I'm not getting any brett or Belgian characteristics from the Anchorage, even though it was fermented with both.
     
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  12. b1os

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    Did your Puncheon have this weird lingering slightly chemical flavor too?
     
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    I don't think so, maybe a slight metallic taste, but once it warmed up the off flavors went away. It definitely wasn't my favorite Prairie, but it wasn't bad. I tasted it with two other people, a Belgian and a Catalan. The Belgian liked it a lot, the Catalan thought it was terrible.
     
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    Lucky you. I'm wondering what could've caused the taste.
     
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    Sorry in advance for the somehow even crappier than normal photo. Had this one tonight; couldn't resist when I saw it on the list. Parts of it made me think of a milkshake. Big vanilla and whisky flavors and smells; tons of sweetness, which should be expected at 12%; and a very bitter tail-end, possibly from the coffee. Nice enough, but I would like to see what would happen with some age. It might actually get pretty interesting instead of just reminding me of a milkshake.
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    Also, as @alexg 's post reminded me, I'm pretty sure I've never been disappointed by Anchorage. While I've probably only had three of their beers, I've loved every one.
     
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  17. b1os

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    Had this yesterday. Very focused on the cherry. Not very sour. Not very funky. Just full-on cherry. It's not a bold beer. Some might call it boring. It's very good, but nothing I'll have to get a second time.
    Also had half a bottle of Duvel Tripel Hop 2015 (Equinox). Dumped the other half. Too much for me. Too much hops, too sweet, too everything. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for it.

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    Having this now to continue the Prairie theme. Lots of carbonation. Vegetal funkiness (or is it slight acetone too?), but less than the Puncheon. Still not super pleasant. I'm thinking that those bottles maybe got too warm at some point. Overall good, but I don't remember it having these extreme flavors the last time I've had it.
     
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  18. hc4thehc

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    Brilliant saison... Been in the stockroom of my flat for two years... Was a bit scared I killed it... Popped the cork - that first whiff just blew me away...

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  19. budapest12

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    Mikkeller brunch weasel - ok, really great oatmeal stout with coffee. Better than my beloved Victory at Sea? Probably yes. Worth paying 3 times as much for? No way.

    Very impressed by the Mikkellers I've had but with their pricing I'm not likely to repeat most of them. Maybe the simcoe double IPA.
     
  20. b1os

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    I love the Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. Very worth the 5.50 € I paid for it.
     

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