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Best beer you had at KBS?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Orchids, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Orchids

    Orchids Aficionado (220) Illinois Feb 7, 2010

    I was lucky enough to be in line around some badass BAs that were kind enough to szare some amazing brews. Was just curious to see what other people shared?
  2. Trystero

    Trystero Savant (290) Ohio Jul 28, 2009

    The Barrel Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown on tap blew my mind.
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  3. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I tried some great whales....but the one that stood out the most and surprised the hell out of me was my Melange 3. Such a perfect blend of sour and sweet!
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  4. BeRanger

    BeRanger Advocate (520) Michigan Dec 11, 2011 Verified

    I'll second both those posts. The Sumatra was amazing as well as Raymo's Melange #3.

    My top 5 were:
    Melange #3
    Black Tuesday
    King Henry
    Oude Tart
  5. clegolfski

    clegolfski Savant (350) Ohio Jul 13, 2008 Verified

    I think i might have to agree with on on the BA Owd Engwish, Melange 3 was pretty delicious too.
  6. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    Far and away the sours that GRBrew made and shared. That man has got it dialed in!
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  7. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (370) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Frangelic Brown and Bourbon County Rare were my two favorites... though I did try many that were quite close.

    Biggest surprise for me was Lolita... liked it a lot more than I thought I would!
  8. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (415) Indiana May 21, 2009 Verified

    BBQ, PopSkull, HeadyTopper, Pipeworks Pipedream.

    Never made it inside to get any of the Sumatra... :/
  9. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    That is probably the single most smartest thing you have said on this forum all day! Just sayin ;)
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  10. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    Got to try King Henry and just a bit of Rare and both were pretty amazing. Marshall Zhukov's is also thicker than motor oil. I saw someone rinse their glass twice with water and it still had remnents of the beer in it.
  11. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    You're great. Single most smartest. Stay on topic.
  12. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (320) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    Sumatra and Frangelic Mountain Brown, both on tap, both off the hook.
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  13. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Savant (390) Indiana Feb 18, 2009

    I had a sip of Black Tuesday, some King Henry, Bramble, Coffee 2011 and 2010, BA 4D, BA Plead the Fifth....
    In the taproom the BA Sumatra was really outstanding.
  14. BeRanger

    BeRanger Advocate (520) Michigan Dec 11, 2011 Verified

    After cracking the Zhukov, I want to get another one. I wouldnt believe how damn thick it was - it was fantastic. Special thanks to Heyta for that bottle as an extra, too bad he won't read this!
  15. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (365) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    Best of the day out of beers I had never tried:
    BA Sumatra Mountain Brown
    '11 Black Tuesday
    Arctic Devil
    Melange No 3

    Always tasty favorites:
    Black Note
    King Henry
  16. BeRanger

    BeRanger Advocate (520) Michigan Dec 11, 2011 Verified

    Ah geez, wtf am I thinking.. Also a special thanks to dblab for that Black Note!
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  17. decadance

    decadance Savant (395) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I thought Arck Angel was pretty good.
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  18. psykosis

    psykosis Savant (415) Indiana May 21, 2009 Verified

    Oh, and if any of you had some of the Black Eye.P.A. from Right Brain I brought, drop me a BM. I don't think I have contact info for any of the group my friend and I hung with.
  19. Top 5:
    King Henry
    FW Sucaba
    FW Parabola
    Cascade Kriek
  20. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    I had a lot of amazing beers that I've never and probably will never have again. But hands down the BA sumatra brown was on a whole other level for me. I'll go as far to say that it is better than KBS...and CBS! My new number one want for the backstage series is BA sumatra. Please founders make it happen!
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  21. clegolfski

    clegolfski Savant (350) Ohio Jul 13, 2008 Verified

    Jacob, I hear how much everyone loves that beer but I dont know. My palate might have just been destroyed from such much beer all day.
  22. sarro

    sarro Savant (390) Michigan May 12, 2009 Verified

    Frangelic Mountain Brown
    But Big Rock Chop House St.Claire Saison from bottle shares.

    Was Frangelic Mtn still pouring later in the day? Our group grabbed a few growlers of it so I think we helped it kick if it wasn't.
  23. trginter

    trginter Savant (415) Michigan Dec 1, 2008 Verified

    I didn't think you could get a growler of their top tier beer.
  24. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    Frangelic was a tier 2 which you can get growlers. The sumatra brown was top tier and you could only get an 8oz pour max.
  25. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    And a BIG thanks to the guys in front of us, and behind us for that matter. Didnt (or dont remember) getting any names but I was 439 and they gave me and my two friends a taste of a lot of great beers like Kuhnhenns 4d from 10 and 11, king henry, and 120 min.
  26. Auracom

    Auracom Savant (310) Illinois Nov 5, 2010

    Many thanks to fellow BA's.

    07 Expedition
    09 MoaS
    Eric's homebrew version of Alpine Nelson
    11 Zhukov's
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  27. denimdemon

    denimdemon Savant (455) Indiana Mar 8, 2009 Verified

    I was the guy behind you, Jose2412, thanks for sharing the Lolita, CBS, etc. I really dug the Gilgamesh I brought. Lots of good stuff was tried. I thought the BA Sumatra Mountain Brown was good as well, but really wasn't that fond of Frangelic...however, my wife's a hazelnut nut, so it was her jam.
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  28. hansgruber

    hansgruber Savant (345) Indiana Feb 14, 2008

    The BA Sumatra Brown was just amazing. I had a glass of it and KBS side by side and I barely touched the KBS. It was mighty tasty and smelled amazing too. I hope to try that again some day.
  29. Orchids

    Orchids Aficionado (220) Illinois Feb 7, 2010

    I got to try, among other things:
    Heady Topper
    120 Min

    Major props to 6footpete for being badass. Everyone else, we either didst swap BA names or I just don't remember, but you're awesome and it was awesome waiting with you.
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  30. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    Agreed on the Gilgamesh, its made by upland, correct?
  31. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    Man, so many great ones.... It's tough to pick 5, honestly. My favorites probably were:

    Rare BCBS
    Mother Funker
    Heady Topper
    Avery Rumpkin
    Black Tuesday

    Honorable mentions: Black Note, CBS, Melange No 3, BA Sumatra Brown, Marshall Zhukov
  32. BA4 D
    Black Tuesday
    Heady topper
    BA plead the 5th
    Arctic Devil
    Black Note
    Mother funker
    There were a lot of amazing beers...
  33. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (660) Illinois Jan 7, 2011 Verified

    Melange #3 blew my mind
  34. zrab11

    zrab11 Advocate (575) Indiana Dec 25, 2010 Verified

    dblab - Black Note
    RayMo's - Melange #3

    Enough Said!!
  35. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Anyone else find it funny that no one has said KBS?
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  36. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    I didnt even have any KBS at the release, being up 23 hours after waiting in line for 7 hrs didnt make me want to wait in another line to get a glass on draft. Do they keep it on tap for quite a while? Need to go there this week to pick up the Snifter I foolishly ordered and assumed I would be able to pick it up on KBS day...
  37. The BA Sumatra Mountain Brown in the tap room and the Mother Funker I tried in line were my favorites of the day.
  38. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,260) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    Just like Dark Lord Day...
  39. beerhan

    beerhan Savant (490) Ohio Apr 28, 2010 Verified

    I vote BA sumatra as best beer overall. I found myself with kbs in one hand and this in the other and could hardly get down the kbs in comparison. One of the finest things I have ever drank.

    I would like to thank Titus and his folk for the melange #3 and the bourbon county bramble as those were delicious and awesome.
  40. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    Tried Hi-Fye-Rye by Flossmoor Station and had a Block-15 Nebula that was pretty damn tasty