What's your favorite BEER?

dafattkidd Posted By dafattkidd, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:20 AM

  1. Zkx14

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    Have one Storm King left in the fridge-very good, but quite hoppy compared to most Imp stouts I have had. Have you had their Java Cask? I had one last year I got in a mixed 6. Awesome brew. I think it comes out in November, so on the lookout for it.
     
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    Been 'trying' different octoberfests (bottles) I thought Sam Adams was pretty good. Really like Goose.
     

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  3. Seasoned Oak

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    Perhaps if i had not had the Victory first(or at all) id of had a better opinion of the Sam Adams and the Lienenkugle. Try the Victory and then compare. But everyone's taste is different.
     
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    Nope. As mentioned, I’m not a big fan of Victory brews, too hoppy for me, but I do appreciate their expertise in that area. Their collection of brews all receive pretty high marks.

    Now on something more in my wheelhouse, there were two new treats for me this week:

    Avery’s 18.4% ABV Pump[ky]on, bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/30/135078/

    Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve 12% ABV Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/652/96677/

    Both were absolutely fantastic, IMO.
     
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    Got a 6 of the Festbier. Good stuff! It might be a touch hoppier than a lot of octoberfests. But the hops play well with others in this brew. Not hogging up center stage like an IPA.
     
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    Picked up some imperial pumpkin this weekend. First time iv had anything from this brewer. 9% fegleys-devious.jpg
     
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    Fegley’s makes my favorite Imperial Stouts, hands down. That whole series (Insidious, Devious, Delirious, Venemous, etc.) is all good stuff, some of my favorite brews.

    I used to eat at that brewery at least once or twice per week, I did my graduate studies right down the street from them, a nice walk in the right weather.
     
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    Another pumpkin ale ,this one is really good. Saucony Creek Maple Mistress 9.5% These pumpkin ales are getting better every year( and maple-mistress.jpg stronger) Having it with Habenero Banana sauce hot wings. Banana sauce is and asian sauce made with bananas.
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    Todays Treat . A good American made Belgian Quad.Three Philosophers from Ommegang Brewery in New York State. 9.7 % ABV . A rich wine like taste with chocolate and cherry notes. Belgian Quads are top shelf and one of my favorite beer styles. Never had a bad Quad. Three Philosophers.jpg
     
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    Philosophers is great, easily my favorite Ommegang brew.

    On the subject of bad quads, I'm not sure you could call it "bad", but my least favorite quad is ironically from one of my favorite breweries, St. Bernardus. Quads are all boozy, but their Abt.12 just takes that over the top, without the same sweet goodness of Philosophers, La Trappe, or some of my other favorite quads.

    Had a 25 oz. bottle of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel last weekend, I had forgotten how much I enjoy that brew, even with "IPA" in the name:

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/321/27804/
     
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    Ahh... so your not totally Anti IPA . Yes there are some good ones out there. Id be tempted to try an IPA with the word "tripel" after it. They are overdone in the market place though. A craft beer list at a local pub might contain 50% IPAs .
     
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    I tried some new stuff the past few weeks. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, not a big fan, not much pumpkin and spice flavor as others, Bells Brewing Special Double Cream Stout was pretty good, Left Hand Brewing Nitro Milk Stout was also pretty good. One of my new favorites is from a small brewery in southern Maine called Mast Landing called Gunner's Daughter. It's a milk stout with a little bit of peanut taste at the end and is really good. I imagine it's probably hard to find outside southern Maine though.
     
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    not much into berry beers, but that sounds good. On the cherries,..Got a 6 of Mad Elf last weekend. Mmmm
     
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    Today a new brew from one of my favorite brewers Innis and Gunn. Bourbon aged dark ale in the vein of Backwoods bastard from Founders. 7.4% ABV
    Smooth and tasty. Recommended serving temp 39-43 Deg.
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    Had some Elysian - The Fix and thought of you SO. It's complex and a very satisfying sipper. Seasonal only.

    American Imperial Stout- 8.9% ABV. This intensely dark, rich, and roasty imperial stout is brewed with over 9 bbls of Stumptown Cold Brew and aged on 3000 pounds of Congolese cocoa nibs sourced by Theo Chocolate.
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    I had an interesting one at a bar on Friday, but can't find any mention of it online. It's from Full Pint Brewery (in PA), and was called something like "Supreme Dudeliness". The name is a take-off from The Big Lebowski, and the beer had hints of coffee and creme, like his beloved White Russian. It was very good, not a daily drinker, but a nice treat. ABV 9%, if I recall.
     
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    His Royal Dudeness - Imperial White Russian Stout. My son would love this, but it looks like it was an east coast only seasonal.
     
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    That was it! Better than I was expecting, I only ordered it because it was the only non-Pale Ale on the menu, that day.
     
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    That looks good ,i dont think we will ever run out of new brews to try. I making it my mission in retirement to try as many as possible.But not all at once;)!
     
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    Got a mixed 4 from the bottle room of a local pizza place yesterday. Enjoyed the Narwhal last night along with an Italian sub and hot wings. Gonna open another here shortly. Tonight's menu- venison burger off the grill and Mrs Ts pierogies.
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    Blood red sky.jpg Todays toast ,another great brew from Innis and Gunn .An american amber red ale ,rum barrel aged. 6.8% ABV. This scotish brewer never disappoints. Smooth and rich. Paired with steak marinated in Apricot Brandy.
     
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    Nice lineup. I wish our local pizza place had such a selection! Our local sheetz now has a beer room,about 50 to 70 different brews mostly junk.
     
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    This place is actually so close we never go there to eat. Just get take out or delivery. I knew a while ago they started serving beer. Craft beers in particular. I did not realize it had grown into a 'bottle shop' and just found out their taproom has grown to 44 taps. They have a LOT of different beers including quite a few high dollar brews.. Of the 4 I showed 3 were $4 or less. The Java Cask was $9. They have MANY more that are more than that. I could really get in trouble in this place. LOL But at least I can try some stuff I would never have considered buying a case or even a 6 of.
     
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    It's my Friday...
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