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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:48 pm

I wish I could get into the more heavily spiced beers, but that's the one genre (along with pilsners, blech) that I just can't get into. Tripels and the like taste gross to me
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:51 pm

I like the majority of tripels. The only that I can't really get into are the ones that are heavy on the candied sugar that leave you with a cloying sweetness in your mouth. La Fin Du Monde breaks the tripel mold quite nicely with a nice dry finish, almost peppery like a saison but with the floral/fruity notes you'd expect in a tripel. An exquisite beer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Eismann on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:07 pm

ST Double Chokolat Stout was terrific. Dessert caliber, to be sure, prob wouldn't want more than one BB at a sitting. But really nice chocolate, managed a hint of vanilla, very smooth.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:36 pm

re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:45 pm

columbia wrote:re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.


Haha. This is so very true.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:46 pm

woof, too much yeast
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:19 pm

Kraftster wrote:
columbia wrote:re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.


Haha. This is so very true.


A /csb on this topic, our office takes off the week between Christmas and New Years. During that week this year I drank new yeasty beers every day. My wife did not want me in the house.

columbia, did you have the Hennepin yet?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:13 pm

The Hennepin was rockin.
It seemed to have a touch of sour in the aftertaste, which I definitely liked.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:09 pm

Just tried this year's Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA...delicious stuff. Has that up-front spiciness (not in the tripel sense) that I love about Sierra Nevada.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby slappybrown on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:22 pm

Sierra Nevada sucks.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:27 pm

slappybrown wrote:Sierra Nevada sucks.


I really don't like it.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 pm

columbia wrote:The Hennepin was rockin.
It seemed to have a touch of sour in the aftertaste, which I definitely liked.


Yeah, I find the funk on it to vary a good bit, relatively speaking (some stuff is really consistent). I just love that pepperiness and crisp finish. Its definitely one of the best American (straightforward) saisons.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:32 pm

It had the crisp finish of a decent white wine.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Kraftster wrote:
slappybrown wrote:Sierra Nevada sucks.


I really don't like it.


+1

I really don't know what it is, but I had the oatmeal stout, and it tasted almost exactly the same as the Red IPA, save for a slight hint of roast at the end.

It has some weird, harsh taste that other beers I've tried don't have.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:23 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
slappybrown wrote:Sierra Nevada sucks.


I really don't like it.


+1

I really don't know what it is, but I had the oatmeal stout, and it tasted almost exactly the same as the Red IPA, save for a slight hint of roast at the end.

It has some weird, harsh taste that other beers I've tried don't have.


Yeah. It's called hops.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:30 pm

Kraftster wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
slappybrown wrote:Sierra Nevada sucks.


I really don't like it.


+1

I really don't know what it is, but I had the oatmeal stout, and it tasted almost exactly the same as the Red IPA, save for a slight hint of roast at the end.

It has some weird, harsh taste that other beers I've tried don't have.


Yeah. It's called hops.


I thought all beers were made with hops?
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:48 pm

Most beer has hops. Some styles (like IPA) are more aggressively hopped. That bitter bite is hops.

Sierra Pale Ale is one of my go to summer beers if I'm just getting a six pack of something. However, their other stuff is hit or miss.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby BadHands71 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:19 am

Just an FYI, Bocktown in Robinson has a New Holland tasting tonight from 6-8. They have Blue Sunday Sour, Envious, Poet, and Dragons Milk on tap. I'm not a Sour fan but I know some are, figured I'd get the word out.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:50 am

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Used this last weekend for the first time. I had a Bell's Golden Rye. I definitely changes the bite of the hops and makes the beer smoother. Although, the end of the beer seemed a bit more skunky than usual, and i'm pretty sure i wasn't nursing it that long. I only drank one, so maybe that's just a sample size issue.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby IamtheWaris on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:19 pm

columbia wrote:re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.


Just about every craft beer is bottle conditioned. In fact I don't know if I have ever had one that is not.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:19 pm

I think I'll try mine this weekend. May go with Lagunitas Sucks.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby Kraftster on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:29 pm

IamtheWaris wrote:
columbia wrote:re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.


Just about every craft beer is bottle conditioned. In fact I don't know if I have ever had one that is not.


Well, the level of filtering certainly varies quite a bit. There's plenty of "bottle conditioned" beers that have no real visible yeast sediment, and a lot that don't have the level you'd find in belgians.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby IamtheWaris on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:42 pm

Kraftster wrote:
IamtheWaris wrote:
columbia wrote:re: bottled conditioned beers

I'm not sure that I would recommend having more than one, if you have to be somewhere the next day.
At least that's what my intestines would tell you.


Just about every craft beer is bottle conditioned. In fact I don't know if I have ever had one that is not.


Well, the level of filtering certainly varies quite a bit. There's plenty of "bottle conditioned" beers that have no real visible yeast sediment, and a lot that don't have the level you'd find in belgians.


The amount of visible sediment in the beer will have to do with the clearing agents that were used (Irish Moss, Gelatin is what homebrewers use, not sure about the breweries). The yeast is still unfiltered for bottle conditioning but the beer will appear a lot clearer.
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:47 pm

Firestone Walker Seasonal Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout.

So nice enjoying a brew that hits the perfect amount of roasted/burnt flavor. Bravo
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Re: GIVE ME YOUR BEER SUGGESTIONS!!

Postby MWB on Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:46 pm

Kennebunkport porter... Not good.
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