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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:12 am

lol, I should make it clear that I enjoy winter warmers for the most part. I like the combination of the spice and the malt if it's balanced perfectly, hence why I enjoy GLCA, Sly Fox Christmas Ale etc. I just find Harpoon to be a horrible example of the genre
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:18 am

shmenguin wrote::lol: the annual winter warmer controversy.


lol I was just going to say I thought this came up last year
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:20 am

We need Ron Burkle to mediate this discussion.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:20 am

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:I wasn't a big fan of the Winter Warmer either. Troy have you had Flying Fish Grand Cru Winter Reserve. I find it similar to Winter Warmer, but much tastier.


Is the Grand Cru available anywhere around here? I had it back home awhile ago, haven't seen it since.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:22 am

If by around here you mean Pittsburgh area, I have no idea. It's brewed in NJ so I would think it would be, but then again I can't easily get Penn Brewery or Iron City out here in SE PA.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:22 am

Winter is my favorite beer season, and yes, warmers are on my list of favorite beers. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better season than winter for beer, especially if you're like me and enjoy very dark beers.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby JS© on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:24 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:Harpoon Winter Warmer is delicious.


Ewwwwww

Even if I don't like a certain beer, I can generally appreciate it for what it's worth. Winter Warmer is the only craft beer I have ever had where I took one sip and dumped the rest down the drain. Overspiced grossness.

There's been two beers that I pushed away.

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and some annual release from Weyerbacher that tasted like Jack Daniels. Overkill on the oak just ruined it for me.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby the wicked child on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:32 am

Winter Warmer is by far my least favorite beer that I've tried from Harpoon. I could maybe drink one a year, but meh.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shmenguin on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:35 am

i was gracious enough this year to not mention how pumking tastes like cat vomit. you people could show the same respect to my winter warmer :lol:
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:39 am

you've tasted cat vomit?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:58 am

count2infinity wrote:Winter is my favorite beer season, and yes, warmers are on my list of favorite beers. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better season than winter for beer, especially if you're like me and enjoy very dark beers.


I used to share this view. Well, winter and fall being very close. Now that I've broadened my horizons and realized that IPAs are not the only summer beer, i.e., have become more experienced with saisons and kolsches, I like summer quite a bit too. Even though IPAs have year round appeal in western PA, establishments tend to better at including fall/winter offerings. We need to push for expanded summer beer lists too!
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:59 am

i'm drinking only IPAs tonight and dedicating them all to Kraftster.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:04 pm

Blech. Hope you aren't hoping to taste any food.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby count2infinity on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:12 pm

summer beers are good in the summer. I obviously wouldn't want to be drinking a winter warmer on a 80 degree 100% humidity day, but I just don't think you can beat Winter for beer season.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:05 pm

By far, my least favorite season has to be spring. I am not really a fan of spring beers at all
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:09 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:By far, my least favorite season has to be spring. I am not really a fan of spring beers at all


Have you had this?

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/287/17112
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:14 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:By far, my least favorite season has to be spring. I am not really a fan of spring beers at all


Have you had this?

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/287/17112


Hmm...I have not, but that actually intrigues me. Is that considered a spring beer? I want to try it.

I'm not really a big fan of pilsners and hefeweizens, which I always associated with that season.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:14 pm

love me some hopslam
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Are there even that many beers that are truly dedicated to the spring? Maibocks, what else? I guess I could see Ephemere being best in the spring. And I enjoy saisons in the spring.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:27 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:By far, my least favorite season has to be spring. I am not really a fan of spring beers at all


Have you had this?

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/287/17112


Hmm...I have not, but that actually intrigues me. Is that considered a spring beer? I want to try it.

I'm not really a big fan of pilsners and hefeweizens, which I always associated with that season.


It's their spring seasonal, I assume cause it only comes out during the spring each year.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:28 pm

Kraftster wrote:Are there even that many beers that are truly dedicated to the spring? Maibocks, what else? I guess I could see Ephemere being best in the spring. And I enjoy saisons in the spring.


It seems like brewers have been releasing special IPAs during the spring....I could see how you wouldn't have noticed that.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:04 pm

As an IPA lover, I enjoy alot of the special releases that spring has to offer. To me, I love winter. There are a few go to Christmas beers that I love, but nothing beats a Gonzo Imperial Porter or Expedition Stout on a cold night.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:05 pm

Troy Loney wrote:i'm drinking only IPAs tonight and dedicating them all to Kraftster.


lol

Stay away from me too.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:10 pm

count2infinity wrote:Winter is my favorite beer season, and yes, warmers are on my list of favorite beers. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better season than winter for beer, especially if you're like me and enjoy very dark beers.


I agree with this, mostly because of porters and stouts. I'm not a big fan of the spicier holiday brews, but there are some decent ones. Love ST Winter. I will say though, by the end of winter I'm ready for some lighter beers, and enjoy that as well. Just not quite as much.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:56 pm

IPA peeps, if you find Blue Point Hop Experiment, get it. It's a one time release and definitely worth checking out. Citrusy, piney hops and a smooth, slightly malty finish. Delicious.....
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