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Best beer you've ever had.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BottleCaps80, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Savant (300) Virginia Sep 15, 2010

    Hmmm....that's a tough one because there's many beers I truly love. I really like KBS and Heady Topper (I know...total opposites). Believe it or not, I had my first DFH 90 min the other day and really enjoyed that. I'll re-affirm Heady since I'll be doing a flight of IPA tomorrow with a friend.....

    Heady Topper
    DFH 90 Min
    Lags Sucks
    Boulevard Double Wide
  2. aorloski

    aorloski Savant (390) Massachusetts Oct 11, 2010

    a 1994 Thomas Hardy's
  3. TheBeerAlmanac

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

    The first beer at the end of my work day. I think that's a valid answer.
  4. Is that you Steve? ;)

    ...Recently had a fellow beer enthusiast say the same thing.
  5. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Beer Trader


    The best beer I've ever had would be a tie among King Henry, '09 Lou Pepe Kriek and a couple others.
    But Adam would probably be my favorite beer because of the relationship I'm developing with it.
  6. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (530) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    Difficult to answer. Possibly Stone 13th Anniversary Ale. My first Pliney the Elder is another candidate. Maharaja Batch 9 was also incredible.
  7. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Savant (430) Illinois Sep 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    I hope my first brew, which is in the secondary now comes close to this result.
  8. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hill Farmstead Society and Solitude, #5

    Best I've had, and it's not close.
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  9. KBS 11' on tap
    Heady Topper on tap
    HF Double Galaxy on tap.
    blew my mind all three times:eek:
  10. Sam Adams Utopias. Old Stock 09 (this year). Gotta lovel the Duval!
  11. gustogasmic

    gustogasmic Savant (350) Michigan Jan 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fou' Foune no doubt,

    probably followed by Bells Bourbon Batch 9000, Dark Horse Bourbon Monster 29, Dark Horse Bourbon Plead the Fifth, RR Beatification, and 3F Sharbeekse Kriek. Heady Topper too. Second place is tough but

    Fou' Foune no doubt!
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  12. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Difficult to narrow down a best, but I found LaCumbre Elevated IPA to be a near flawless IPA, in my opinion.
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  13. HopsHopenstein

    HopsHopenstein Savant (440) Connecticut Sep 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Would have to say King Henry is the best to date followed by a bunch of stuff tied for second and third.
  14. Inglewood

    Inglewood Champion (835) Illinois Jan 28, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have to say when Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest is around, I have to grab some.Also Augustiner Brau Edelstoff,New Belgium Snow Day,Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA, & Wurzburger Pils are really good.
  15. 2006 abyss
    The wanderer
    Maple tripple
    Silva stout
  16. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Savant (270) Illinois Nov 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    BA Vanilla DL
  17. cpz28

    cpz28 Aficionado (215) Indiana Dec 31, 2007

    I have a few:

    1) Bourbon County Rare...Yes, believe the hype (regular Bourbon County is second only to this)
    2) Hop Stoopid circa 2008... I had this on draft in Chicago in 08 at the Maproom and it was bigger in ABV and the had most incredible hop aroma/flavor of any beer I've ever had to this day in my life. It's still great now, but not the same.
    3) Barrel Aged Owde English from FFF...Just an incedible merger of beer and barrel
    4) Haymarket Indignant...This one is as close to a Borboun County killer as they come.
    5) 08 Darklord with 1-2 years on it...I really am not trying to open the DL can of worms, but to me personally, this was the last year DL was a beer that lived up to the hype and was the best vintage. To each their own though.
  18. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Fou foune
    Fresh CBS
    KBS 12 fresh
    St. Lam
  19. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    My only 5/5. 3F Armand Lente. Perfection.

  20. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (600) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    Devil Dancer? I drank one and traded the rest for some Schlafly Pumpkin. For me, DD was the most disappointing beer I've ever had.
  21. I will always remember the first time i had Hopslam. Got my draft and literally giggled when i smelled it.
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  23. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Cannot not possibly narrow it down to one beer. Here is a short list of some all time favs(no order):

    Framboise for a Cure
    La Folie
    The Dissident
    Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Indian Brown Ale
  24. Shakory

    Shakory Aficionado (185) Wisconsin Jan 10, 2013

    hmm favorite overall is to hard to decide, i drink alot of IPA's and DIPA's so probably Pliny, i can drink that stuff all day, surly abrasive is a close runner up
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  25. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Bourbon Barrel Suge Knite from Boneyard kind of melted my face when I tried it, un-fuckin-real. According to the dude working the taproom at Boneyard that day, the batch I tried was the first runnings of Suge Knite aged in barrels....15% alcoholic chocolate milk. Chardonnay barrel aged Black 13 from Boneyard was also phenomenal......damn that was a great weekend in Bend.
  26. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Well.fucking.played my friend. I don't care what beer it is, but nothing beats this beer. Best response ever.
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  27. Rochefort 10. Simply an outstanding beer in all respects.
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  28. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    Jesus, how big is your walk in?
  29. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    A few choices from Ommegang in this thread. Had a 2010 Gnomegang at Brouwers a few weeks, so freaking good.
  30. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Tennessee Feb 6, 2012

    I found a few bottles of this lingering in gift packs over the last year - wow, so good. Tried the new release on draft - blech! Seems like a different beer and I haven't bought any bottles of the new version to age.
  31. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    After moving into a new home and unloading all the trucks we stopped at a local bar. The first Guinness went down like I had just traveled the Sahara.
  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poobah (1,135) New York Aug 25, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    All of their line (that I've had (maybe 4?)) have been exceptional.

    Can't contribute a "favorite" for your thread though, I'd need to go individually through the styles and maybe identify a favorite from each style, but that's a little too exhaustive for me to do right now!
  33. backwoods bastard
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  34. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    1993 Courage Russian Stout. Or was the 1977 vintage better? One of those two.
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    I had 3 of them from the 70s and the 1976 reigned supreme. It could be because it was cellared better..I don't know.
  36. surly abrasive so far...it was hopslam before i tried this years batch...its not the same tasting beer as it was in prior years.
  37. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've had Pliny maybe 5 times but the last time the aroma on it just invaded my entire body. Even the next day at work I could still smell it in my mind.
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  38. Ayinger Oktoberfest
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  39. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    I've not had many from the 1970's. Other than the ones I drank in the 1970's. They were much too young.
  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I had the recent release of the Courage. Not nearly as harsh as some suggested it would be and I was super interested in trying it fresh but, I *would* put it in the too young category. Time will tell if it's a brew in the same league as it's older kin.