ExPatriatePen wrote:Has this thread ever attempted to rank beers in certain categories?
Best IPA? Etc...
Just curious what LGP thinks...
I was thinking about trying to do this for myself recently. I collect all of my bottles and am going to be finally constructing my display "thing" in the next couple of months, so I was going through them to figure out the size I want. Beers I've only had on draft I am usually able to keep track of, but I've probably forgotten a few, though likely not memorable ones.
I am also not sure how to really compare something like a standard saison with a barrel-aged, bacteria-added saison.
Off the top of my head, I would say:
Best overall: Anchorage Love Buzz Saison
Saison: Saison Dupont (Runner up: Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale*)
Barrel/Bacteria Saison: Anchorage Love Buzz Saison (Runner up: Logsdon Farm Seizon Bretta)
American Wild Ale: Russian River Supplication (Runner up: Russian River Sanctification)
Flanders Red: Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge (Runner up: Cascade Kriek)
Lambic: Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus (Runner up: Hanssens Oude Kriek)
Gueuze: Gueuze Tilquin (Runner up: Hanssens Oude Gueuze)
Russian Imperial Stout: North Coast Old Rasputin (Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon)
Doppelbock: Ayinger Celebrator (Runner up: Troegenator)
Stout^: Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout (Runner up: Rogue Chocolate Stout)
Porter: Anchor Steam Porter (Runner up: Sam Smith Taddy Porter)
Schwarz: Kostritzer Schwarzbier (Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier)
Hefe: Ayinger Brau Weisse
Weizenbock: Schneider Weisse Aventinus (Victory Moonglow)
BSDA: Allagash Odyssey (Runner up: N'Ice Chouffe)
BSPA: Ommegang Gnomegang (Runner up: Dupont Moinette Blond)
Tripel: Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (Runner up: Victory Golden Monkey)
Quad: Ommegang Three Philosophers (Runner up: St. Bernardus Christmas)
*- only had on draft, so I'm sort of speculating a bit at how good it would be from the bottle.
^- don't really know how stouts are grouped/subgrouped
Styles I left out I forgot or don't feel qualified to really weigh in on, although some of the above are more of a stretch too.