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Beers that you regret purchasing...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thedrizzle, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    I bought a 2 year old, old guardian an one of the worst beers ive ever had.
  2. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (720) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flossmoor Station Imperial Schwartz & Finlaggin Scotch. Bought two of both. Yup I'm I sucker for waxed caps.
    Made myself finish the the one of both I opened. The others are in the cellar with the Frangelic Mountain Brown hoping for a miracle.
  3. Zwans0n

    Zwans0n Disciple (60) California Mar 9, 2012

    There are three that I distinctly remember:

    1 was a Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale from Rogue... Blech and I'm not sure I want to risk the latest offering either...

    2 and 3 were White wine barrel 11/11/11 and Red wine Saison du Buff, both $15 and pretty terrible IMO
  4. TravisR

    TravisR Savant (400) New Jersey Dec 31, 2012

    Hoppin Frog Mean Manalishi. Worst bomber investment ever.
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  5. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Savant (275) Texas Sep 27, 2012


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  6. Hop Stoopid.
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  7. Hop on top, gross.
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  8. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Michelob Cactus Lime. Nastiest beer I have ever had.
  9. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Orval Trappist Ale
    GI Matilda

    Either I'm not a fan of Belgian Pales or both of these were bad bottles

    The Matilda I would swear was infected, because I almost tossed cookies on the second sip. It was just rancid.
    The Orval I simply didn't care for (it smelled similar to Matilda - only I was able to barely drink it.)

    Also, but not quite as bad, a 2008 Three Philosophers that I thought was at least a year past it's prime.
    I was able to take the remaining 3 bottles back for a refund.
  10. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (295) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale (WTF was I thinking??)
    Stella Artois
    SN Tumbler (don't kill me! I wanted to like it but it tasted horrible to me, the only SN beer I don't like)
  11. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    This almost makes me cry IRL....almost...I must be the only Banana Bread Beer fan on this board!
  12. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    I thought CCB Cucumber Saison was delicious.
  13. Beer of the Gods. Was just tasteless and boring. And Pumking.. tasted like someone stuck a pumpkin pie and bag of sugar in a blender and then bottled it. Couldn't take more than two sips.
  14. Another DFH. This one was Sah Tea or however you spell it, don't care. Garbage..
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  15. Did you have this when it first came out? I thought it was pretty darn good.
  16. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    You must be.
  17. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    DFH has some funky brews.
  18. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Savant (460) South Carolina Apr 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Green Flash Friendship brew.
  19. Glibber

    Glibber Savant (330) Idaho Jan 25, 2009

    A friend of ours was just in Northern California and knew I loved Pliney and that Russina River is not distributed in Idaho, so she picked up $240 work of beer for my wife without any direction at a Whole foods- picking many Russian rivers and other expensive beers. I am not a huge sour fan, and she picked out many sours- apparently these beers need to be aged. I couldn't tell if the bottle had gone south- or if it was supposed to be that bad. I am a cheap a$$ and rarely drain pour. One such beer was highly rated Deschutes "The Disident"..... yuck.
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  20. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Aficionado (115) Arizona May 31, 2012

    BROWN SHUGGA. I DESPISED that beer.I might be alone, but I really thought that it was one of the worst beers I have ever had. I choked down the first, waited a few weeks to try it again and ended up drain pouring it. Gave the rest to a friend.
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  21. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Bud Light Clamato
  22. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Accepting all rejected Wells Banana Bread beers, c/o my house. Thanks!
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  23. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Savant (275) Texas Sep 27, 2012

    Glibber, feel free to send me all of your 'terrible' RRBCs ;)
  24. ng85

    ng85 Aficionado (230) California Dec 15, 2011

    Did you age 11.11.11 or did you drink it when it hit the shelves?
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  25. Jfriz25

    Jfriz25 Savant (350) Wisconsin Jun 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mikkeller Black Hole (Peat)
    6 pk of Bigfoot (taught me I'm not the biggest Barleywine fan)
  26. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

    I keep a bottle of every beer I have tried. So as long as it's a new bottle it's a win for me anyway. I might need to rent a storage locker for my bottle collection soon. Also if you can mix a six you will have less regret.
  27. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I peel the labels off and store them in a photo album.
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  28. Good grief I loved Enigma. Please add me to your Christmas list. :)
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  29. stuckeyj64

    stuckeyj64 Aficionado (175) Indiana Mar 22, 2012

    Voodoo Donut (cool bottle, terrible beer), Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic
  30. Darkmagus82

    Darkmagus82 Savant (450) Virginia Jul 25, 2010

    Yeah the triple was pretty rough. It tasted sorta like cough syrup (probably even worse as it didn't have all the fake sugar to hide some of the massive boozy and astringent flavors.)
  31. Darkmagus82

    Darkmagus82 Savant (450) Virginia Jul 25, 2010

    Most anything by Nebraska. Anything I have had by them, reviewed or not, has been very good, just not worth the ~ 1.2 dollar per oz price you have to pay for their brews. Like Hop God: 10 oz = 12 dollars where I can get Avery Maharaja where 10 oz for just 3.75 (with Maharaja being quite very tasty). Nebraska makes good stuff, just way too pricey.
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  32. nharres

    nharres Savant (360) Illinois Feb 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ouch! One of the best porters I have had...to each his own I guess
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  33. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

  34. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Would have to be Leinies Summer Shandy. However, it turned out to be the best purchase form my wife. It quickly became her favorite this summer. Close tie for second was the Atwater Grand Circus IPA and an ESB that I think I my mind is trying to block as i cant remember the brewery.

    I did like the Leinies vanilla porter and the ST Creme brulee
  35. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    The magic hat ESB was naaaasty
  36. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Advocate (640) South Carolina Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mine was a 6er of SN Celebration. Wanted to punch myself in the neck once I took the first drink. Luckily I had a few friends come over a couple days later, and voila, SN Celebration was taken care of.

    Thats what makes this board so awesome. Opinions are all over the place.
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  37. supermodified

    supermodified Savant (330) Ohio Nov 28, 2012

    I take pics of them. Less to collect dust.
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  38. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Triple Bock....triple bock.
  39. Drank it fresh. I'm not a fan of peppers and to me it tasted like biting into a green pepper
  40. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I have to try another Baltic. It may just be that particular style of porter that doesn't jive with me.