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Best beer you've ever had.

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

  1. Not sure, but it definitely isn't Pliny...hyped, watered-down pale ale.
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  2. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (395) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    This is a tough one. I've had so many beers that I love, but two come to mind. Zombie Dust is just amazing and Bourbon County was a "religious experience" the first time I had it.
  3. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Savant (315) Nebraska Nov 17, 2011 Verified

    Apple Brandy Hunahpu's no doubt about it.
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  4. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I really took a liking to Jai Alai............ its a shame I can't get it in NY anymore
  5. philly224

    philly224 Savant (275) Pennsylvania Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    Pliny the Elder on tap for the first time in Philly.
  6. LankFreudRyte

    LankFreudRyte Aficionado (235) Illinois Mar 13, 2008 Verified

    I have to mention three floyds 'Dreadnaught, my all time favorite. Never has failed me.
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  7. sarch

    sarch Aficionado (150) Illinois Jan 16, 2013

    Firestone 15th Anniversary or Parabola.
  8. TheCondor

    TheCondor Savant (405) Missouri Dec 29, 2011

    I have no idea if anyone has said it already, but Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen is absolutely ridiculously good. I would drink it anytime, anywhere, with anyone.
  9. 71gto

    71gto Savant (270) Illinois Jun 3, 2009

    I agree with this.
  10. lackenhauser

    lackenhauser Champion (760) Maryland Dec 10, 2002 Subscriber

    Wow. Founders Breakfast Stout is pretty much the perfect beer for me. However, after a trip to Germany and Hungary/Austria in 1989 I brought home a 6 pack of the Maerzen from the Augusteiner Keller in Salzburg. I think maybe actually 4 bottles made it on the plane. My brother probably had 2 of those. about 8 weeks after being home I dove into the final beer and just about wept. Have had nothing like it before, or since.
  11. 71gto

    71gto Savant (270) Illinois Jun 3, 2009

    I had the 16th anniversary on tap last night and it was up there thats for sure. So much complexity, tasted something different with each sip.
  12. randylangford

    randylangford Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 11, 2008 Verified

    Cantillion Lou Pepe Kriek at the Brewery tied with a 2007 Pannepot perfectly aged from Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Great place, great time, perfect beer.
  13. Hopmarc

    Hopmarc Savant (315) Illinois Oct 30, 2012 Verified

    Zombie Dust
  14. jrbchef

    jrbchef Savant (275) Connecticut Feb 24, 2011

    Rodenbach Grad Cru .......on tap. My pants are getting tighter just remembering.
  15. KillerBrews

    KillerBrews Aspirant (35) Texas Feb 3, 2013

    anchor liberty ale. holy crap this blew me away, and still does.
  16. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Unearthly is what got me off BMC and on to craft beers
  17. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    One of my favorites that I dont buy that often. bought a bottle the other day and the next day my wife was making mac & cheese with beer from a recipe she found. I heard the bottle open and then i heard her pour it. I didnt think much of it for a second, as I have 15-20 different types of beer in the fridge. Curiosity got the best of me as to what type of beer she was using. To my horror, i saw a mostly empty bottle of three philosophers sitting on the counter.

    The M&C was phenomenal though.
  18. 2010 Abyss a few months ago.
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  19. bourbon county coffee was pretty spectacular
  20. tourdot

    tourdot Advocate (525) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012 Verified

    So we all appreciate different styles so I can't narrow it down to just one but for my favorite styles: Imperial Stout: new best is Central Waters 15, RIS: Dark Horse BB Plead the 5th, Scotch/Wee Heavy: Cigar City BB Big Sound
  21. Schmittymack

    Schmittymack Advocate (530) Colorado Sep 3, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    Mine would definitely either be Westy or GI Rare, both cracked at my 50th nearly two years ago. Thankfully I have a few more Rare's to enjoy.
  22. Id say in 2010, while on the flying dog tour, getting to try The Fear before bottling. Blew my mind. Still does. I could drink that beer all day.
  23. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I have not had the good fortune to have tasted many of the beers that have been mentioned but from what i have had: (in no particular order)

    Ruination 10 yr
    Zombie Dust
    Rye'Da Tiger
    Bo & Luke
    Rochefort 8 & 10
    Shahfly TIPA

    If i had to pick one beer for the rest of my life it would be Dreadnaught.
  24. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (710) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Tea Bagged Furious. It's staggeringly good.

    But I had a 2008 Cuvee de Tomme this summer that gave me pause before I typed that.

    COWHAWK Aficionado (140) Iowa Jan 29, 2013 Verified

    Some of the best beers I have ever tried no particular order
    -Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue
    -3Floyds Zombie Dust
    -Founders Pale Ale
    -Bells Pale Ale
    -Toppling Goliath Millenium Falcon