GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:14 pm

eddysnake wrote:if you get a chance, pick up Southern Tiers OAT (imperial oatmeal stout), it is incredible and unlike their other blackwater series (choklat, mokah, jahva, etc) this thing has some drinkibility, not just a desert. It was easily my favorite beer at the brewery and one of the best I've had of recent, check it out. and at 10.8%, a bomber or two warms you up nicely.


Yeah, sounds like I'd really like this. I haven't seen it around though.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:24 pm

That Dunkels Starkbier looks pretty good, columbia.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Yes...yes it does.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby ulf on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:08 pm

eddysnake wrote:
MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


picked up a case last week, I like it, different from most winters, can't quite put my finger on it.

that the old man winter? i picked up a sixer after work to celebrate. i'm happy that i started reading this thread, went into my giant eagle store and saw a bunch of beers that i recognized from here. almost gave in and got hopdevil, but i wanted to try something new. not sure i could put down 6 of those anyway, that taste might get old.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Froggy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:22 pm

columbia wrote:I had to make an unnecessary trip earlier this morning for work, so I decided to kill some time at the bottle shop, afterwards:


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not sure what this says about me, but i find these 3 pictures more attractive than the beer girls pic.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:26 pm

Beer porn at its finest.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:28 pm

What kind of taste did that Dunkel thing have?

I've been looking to expand my beer drinking tastes.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Froggy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:35 pm

my experience with dunkels is very malty... typical banana and clove flavors you get from weizens... the stronger you get, the less effervescent, and the more that the banana notes are replaced by almost a bubblegum note.

bottom line, it's probably the tastiest way to pour a 7-8% ABV beer down your face hole.

edit: that is, if you go with the doppleweizens...
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:53 pm

Excellent. That's what I'm looking for. Prefer that to overly bitter.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:22 pm

ulf wrote:
eddysnake wrote:
MWB wrote:Anyone had Southern Tier winter yet? Picked up a sixer today to drink this weekend.


picked up a case last week, I like it, different from most winters, can't quite put my finger on it.

that the old man winter? i picked up a sixer after work to celebrate. i'm happy that i started reading this thread, went into my giant eagle store and saw a bunch of beers that i recognized from here. almost gave in and got hopdevil, but i wanted to try something new. not sure i could put down 6 of those anyway, that taste might get old.


Yup, that's the one. Just cracked one. Very good. Nice balance of hoppiness and malt.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:54 pm

Froggy wrote:my experience with dunkels is very malty... typical banana and clove flavors you get from weizens... the stronger you get, the less effervescent, and the more that the banana notes are replaced by almost a bubblegum note.

bottom line, it's probably the tastiest way to pour a 7-8% ABV beer down your face hole.

edit: that is, if you go with the doppleweizens...


I had some swordfish for dinner and it was a perfect dessert....I definitely caught the bubblegum.
Different and delicious.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:39 am

Let me toss Victory Moonglow Weizenbock out there for this conversation. It's a very good one and always nice to support PA breweries.

I had a Bell's Kalamazoo Stout on draft last night. I appreciate the need for hops in stouts to help the finish and add to drinkability, but I thought the balance was off here. It's only 50 IBU so it should be fine, but it wasn't. Could have been uncleaned tap lines from an IPA or something, though. It was at Burgatory, so not somewhere you go for their beer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Think it might have been a tap issue. Had the Bells stout tonight and didn't notice an over hop to it. Actually seemed a little mild.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sigwolf on Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:59 pm

Ommegang Abbey Ale, excellent trappist style ale. Not necessarily something to have when you want to just sit down for a few beers, but a great malt beverage to have with a meal or when you want something different.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby malkinshair on Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Stopped at Whole Foods earlier today.

Bell's Amber Ale - Wow, so good. so very good. Great flavor for an Amber. Very impressed.

Church Brew Works Pious Monk Dunkel - So disappointed. Tasted more like a Yeungling than a dunkel. Had that metallic flavor on the first sip. Boo.

My wife bought a sixer of Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat the other day. Different, but pretty good. It's 'advertised' as midnight wheat, chocolate malt, chili, and spice. I get hints of those things, but nothing overwhelming. Would love to taste this flavor combination in the hands of a micro-brewer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:00 pm

I finally found Chimay Blue, at Giant Eagle of all places.

Any idea where I can buy a wide-mouthed glass (if they were in GE I missed it)?

Also bought a 4 pack of Guinness. Not bad. Not a very "beer" taste like you get from cheap college beers.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:02 pm

I had a Pious Monk a couple months back or so that was left over from a variety pack I got quite awhile ago... it actually was better than I was expecting. The one I just had at CBW was pretty meh though... Maybe a different brewer or something, but not even close to the same quality.

BTW for the hop heads, CBW apparently has a Thunder Hop Extreme right now that is supposed to be a pure Hops Assault.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby eddysnake on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Penn St Nicolaus Bock, that's a mighty fine beer
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:54 pm

Wolfgang doppelbock. Very good. I can handle the hops in doppels with good caramel/toffee.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Loaf31 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:28 pm

Bought a case of Anderson Valley Winter Solstice.... Chilling in the fridge now, can't wait to try it
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:55 pm

eddysnake wrote:Penn St Nicolaus Bock, that's a mighty fine beer

I hear tell during the holiday season, Penn has a "Brewers Reserve" version of this on tap. Anyone had this?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:59 pm

A lot to catch up on in this thread.

Good to hear it was likely a tap line issue.

Ommengang Abbey is very good. I've yet to be disappointed with an Ommegang beer. I am anxious to try Gnomegang one of these days -- collab with Chouffe.

The Bell's Amber is pretty solid.

I've never liked the stuff that CBW bottles all that much other than Oktoberfest.

I can never find Penn St Nic Bock. Have yet to try it.

Anderson Valley Winter Solstice :thumb:

I'm about to have a Youngs Double Chocolate myself.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:18 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I finally found Chimay Blue, at Giant Eagle of all places.

Any idea where I can buy a wide-mouthed glass (if they were in GE I missed it)?

Also bought a 4 pack of Guinness. Not bad. Not a very "beer" taste like you get from cheap college beers.


For complex and fragrant beer, I recommend getting a couple snifter and/or tulip glasses at Crate and Barrel. Solid glasses, pretty cheap.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:49 am

Had some Stone Lucky Bastard last night. It's delicious. It's a mix of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard and the Double Bastard Ale. Very good stuff.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:13 am

Sounds like a real bastard.
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