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Beer that plummeted in 2012

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by kort27, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. kort27

    kort27 Savant (330) Illinois Apr 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Are there any beers that you feel got a whole lot worse in 2012? Recipe change, they brewed too much of it, you got sick of the style, etc..?

    I read in another thread that Dark Lord fell out of the top 100. Now, I'm too lazy to actually look it up, but what other beers took a tumble in 2012, either on an official last, or just for you personally?
  2. bcostner1

    bcostner1 Savant (300) Tennessee Sep 8, 2010

    For me, this year's FBS. I did not like it at all compared to previous years.
  3. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Advocate (625) Delaware Feb 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'd say DL fell for me in 2011. Also think this years Black Tuesday was overly sweet, but maybe I'm just spoiled by BT with a year or so on it.
  4. vande

    vande Advocate (565) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    Miller Lite... That new triple hopped thing.... didn't do it for me ;)
  5. Oh my God, a shocker. Someone thinking that Dark Lord is not good. Amazing. Never saw that one coming. I am shocked that the Floyds get anyone to show up for it anymore.
    Photekut, Zach136 and DoubleJ like this.
  6. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    For all the upcoming posts bashing the most recent batch of Dark Lord, feel free to forward any unwanted bottles in my direction.
    imduffman, beermeright, Rau71 and 7 others like this.
  7. hannydawg

    hannydawg Savant (440) Illinois Apr 4, 2010

    Shitty beer, great beer festival.
    jnoff78, kenm2118, Bung and 6 others like this.
  8. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (715) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    Normally I chuckle at the "x beer was better / hoppier / etc... last year threads", but I was also kind of taken aback by Founders Breakfast Stout. Typically my favorite seasonal beer that doesn't require me to go out of my way to grab a few of, but this year I was done after purchasing an initial 4 pack and having it on tap at two different places.

  9. bound4er

    bound4er Advocate (550) Wisconsin Jul 4, 2007

    The 2012 version of Double Trouble was no where close to the 2011 IMHO.
  10. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (490) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Idk why, but as mentioned before, FBS. I dont know if it's not as good, my palate has changed, or I'm just plain burned out on it. I labor through them anymore.
  11. Colt .45 Double Malt was way less corn-infused than last years! :(
  12. I thought FBS before I clicked on the link for the thread... only to find FBS mentioned.
  13. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    FBS for me as well. It was just "off" this year (and I'm usually the one rolling my eyes when people say this)...disappointing.
  14. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Wouldn't say it plummeted, but Celebration didn't do it for me the same way it has in previous years. Not really sure if it's me or the beer.
    FarmerTed, hilliard114, Bung and 5 others like this.
  15. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    GL Xmas ale sucked ass this year.
  16. Did all you FBS people only have the earlier batches... after 9/15 it has been as world class as ever!
    Bung, Durb777, visualmartyr and 8 others like this.
  17. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I enjoyed it.
    visualmartyr likes this.

  18. I just had some on draft for the first time this season and couldn't really notice any differences from last years, which I have been drinking periodically throughout the year.
  19. I'm gonna give some love for FBS, due to all the negativity towards it in this thread. Had last year's batch once and this year's many times. Still blown away every time.:)
    craigo19, musicman7070, Bung and 9 others like this.
  20. i agree, Celebration seemed weaker this year than in years past
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  21. I Thought exactly the opposite.
  22. Did you get a chance to try any of the stuff bottled in November? It was much fuller in body, and the coffee and chocolate stood out more.
  23. Everything made by Founders. They had an extremely sub par year as a brewer.
    CORKSCREWFISH likes this.
  24. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I hear this every year...
  25. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I agree. FBS was still amazing to me and I grabbed several 4 packs when I was in Chicago.
    jglowe77 likes this.
  26. Founders has yet to disappoint me. Even Frangelic Mountain Brown was decent.
    szmnnl99 and gtermi like this.
  27. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (650) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    I think there must have been something awry with the first batch of FBS that got sent out, particularly in bottles. I agree that it was not up to its usual high standard and was quite thin as others have mentioned. That said, I've had it on tap several times over the last few months, and it was just as awesome as always. I'm willing to chalk it up to one bad bottling and move on.
  28. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Founders is my favorite brewery and I have yet to have a single beer from them that I didn't like
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  29. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Must have had the earlier batches. I had some bottled in August and they were under par for my expectations. I bought a 4 pack bottled in October and it was spot on.

    Interesting, because this years Celebration was the most impressive for me, from what I remember in comparison to past years.
  30. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    I thought this year's Celebration was way too nutmeg forward, and I didn't like the new hops they used.

    Wait, these jokes are still funny, right?
  31. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Too over the top for ya huh?
  32. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Aficionado (185) Oregon Jan 5, 2012

    To me, this year's Christmas from Anchor's was no bueno.
  33. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Advocate (680) Arizona Oct 30, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I couldn't stand the 2012 Hopslam. It was way way too alcoholic tasting or something. I bought way too much (as I do every year) but this year something was off. Might have just been the one batch though.
  34. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Without judgement, Dark Lord may have dropped out of the Top 100 Popular, but it also crossed the 1000 review threshold and landed at #39 on the Beers of Fame.
    Chaney likes this.
  35. scootny

    scootny Savant (450) New York Dec 31, 2007

    Wow. Now I'm bummed that I just drank the one in my cellar from a few years ago.
  36. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    At the beginning of the year, I'm pretty sure Creme Brulee was on the Beers of Fame. At least, that's my excuse for why one has been sitting in my fridge for months. It appears to have dropped off the list, which is a relief because now I can just crack it and not worry about having to review it, or feeling bad if I drain pour it.
  37. scootny

    scootny Savant (450) New York Dec 31, 2007

    ...And now I'm going to buy a four-pak! Just like Wall Street, " BUY...SELL"
  38. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    You mad bro?
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  39. scootny

    scootny Savant (450) New York Dec 31, 2007

    Small sips on the Creme, good stuff that quickly overwhelms that palate if not moderated.
  40. FTFY