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Best Beer Session Ever

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BILF, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. BILF

    BILF Advocate (575) Israel Jan 9, 2010

    What is the best session you have ever had?
     
  2. Kendo

    Kendo Advocate (505) New York Dec 23, 2005

    The night before NYE a couple years ago. Here's the list:

    For me, a De Ranke Pere Noel on tap started the evening (though it was still afternoon at this point). Next up was a 750 ml of St Bernardus Christmas Ale, split 4 ways. Then we drank a 1.5 liter magnum of 2000 Chimay Grand Reserve (the blue label), split 5 ways. Next up was a 750 ml of regular Chimay Blue. Then we did a blind tasting of Westvleteren 12 vs. Rochefort 10 - to do this we busted into 2-3 bottles of the Westy, 3 bottles of the Rochefort (BTW we all agreed that Westy was better).

    Then we had Pliny the Elder - 2 or 3 bottles.
    Then we shifted into stouts, beginning with a 750 of Cigar City's Marshall Khuzov. Next up was a bomber of Surly Darkness. Then a 750 ml of Alesmith Speedway Stout. Then bottles of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
    Finally, at about 2:00 a.m., it was time for Founders Breakfast Stout.

    I think that pretty much counts as epic.
     
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  3. Elder
    Topper
    Hopslam
    Speedway
    2010 Abyss
    2011Parabola
    2008 BCBS
    Beatification
    Supplication

    Between 4 people
     
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  4. damn dyslexia i thought we were talking session beer.
     
  5. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (835) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I don't remember any of them.
     
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  6. BILF

    BILF Advocate (575) Israel Jan 9, 2010


    Yep. That's epic. In fact it is fantasy in my humble reality. That's the type of reply I was hoping for. You lead an opulant lifestyle foundationed by good taste.
     
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  7. BILF

    BILF Advocate (575) Israel Jan 9, 2010

    I did mean sessionable beer, but hey the opening reply set the bar.
     
  8. Drew26

    Drew26 Savant (330) Wisconsin Nov 2, 2012

    always my next one... ;)
     
  9. 7ate9

    7ate9 Savant (265) Virginia Apr 26, 2007

    I surely can't compete with the best beer session.
    So I'll answer what the question was meant to ask...
    the best session beer is Fuller's London Pride.
     
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  10. London Pride isn't a session beer.
     
  11. 7ate9

    7ate9 Savant (265) Virginia Apr 26, 2007


    No?
    Why?
     
  12. It's over 4.0%. Their session beer is Chiswick Bitter at 3.5%.
     
  13. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    Probably my birthday last year: Supplication batch 2, consecration batch 2, surly five, cuvee des jacobins, '11 abyss, bunch of other good stuff.
     
  14. 7ate9

    7ate9 Savant (265) Virginia Apr 26, 2007

    I see.
    There are many competing definitions for sure.
    As well as 4%, I've seen 4.5% claimed to be the limit most often(although I admit Pride is .2% over even that), and as high as 5.1%
    I change my answer to:
    Under the 4% limit my homebrewed english dark mild is my favorite (I can't think of a commercial example of a beer under 4% that is available to me)
    Under the 4.5% limit Goose Island Honkers Ale
    Under the 5.1% limit Fuller's London Pride
     
  15. Resuin

    Resuin Champion (795) Massachusetts Jun 18, 2012

    That one time I found PtE on tap and had 3 tulips of it. What a day.
     
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Drinking beer with my mates in Laramie. The beer was extraordinary but couldn't match the company I was with. You KNOW who you are.;)
     

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