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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CityofBals, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    So we see these threads pop up from time to time about the best canned beers, the best IPA's, blah, blah, blah. This got me to thinking, what is the best beer I've ever had on draft? For me, '83 100% DH, but this is not draft only....

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    Taking this idea a step further I ask you; considering PtY, Keane Idea, Rarer DOS, Zwanze (despite limited bottling for friends) and other draft-only highly rated beers, what is the best glass of beer you've ever had that you could only get on draft?
  2. Wood Aged Life And Limb or COAST Blended Red Legs
  3. I really enjoyed Ommegang's "one of the gang," Ithaca's collaboration "super friends," and great lakes "karma citra"
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  4. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I assume you mean Rare DOS? RareR DOS stumbles into a 500ml growler from time to time.

    Anyway... BA Darkness comes to mind. I don't exactly know why this beer surged to the top 100 though... standard Darkness is way better IMO.
  5. I love Russian River's Perdition. They need to bottle it again.
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  6. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    This is true, my mistake.
  7. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Dirty Horse? Really? I thought it tasted like a mediocre old kriek, which is what it is.

    I think I'd vote PtY, based on what I've had.
  8. Pahn

    Pahn Advocate (695) New York Dec 2, 2009

    cambridge brewing company's cerise cassee.

    solera sour available every year, and generally at whatever quantity you desire (provided you're in boston). in my opinion, america's best beer.
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  9. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    You had '83 100% on draft and thought it was a "mediocre old kriek?" :/ Glad I don't have your taste buds.
  10. kingofhop

    kingofhop Savant (430) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    There's an IPA here in OK (Coop F5) that is only available on tap, as far as I know. They've been promising to can it, like, forever now. Best stuff I've had locally.
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  11. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    Yes, I did. I think that, in general, I'm less generous about my beer than most. If I reviewed here I'd probably have a negative Dev to rival Arbitrator's.
  12. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    I don't know man, I thought it was pretty fantastic and the cherry flavor held up amazingly well for being almost 3 decades old. It was certainly better than fresh loon krieks, even 3-5 year loon krieks, better than Schaerbeekse at any age, better than any boon kriek, certainly as good or better than any De Cam... to say it's mediocre is a bit of an exaggeration I think. Is it a perfect beer? No. Mediocre? No.
  13. 2008 Expedition stout through a Randall with Vanilla beans.
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  14. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Savant (325) Virginia Jun 18, 2010

    Troegs Scratch beer #58 mango triple IPA.
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  15. Younger
    Tartare

    Enjoy
  16. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    That's like, your opinion man. I'd take Cantillon over it any day, easily, without pausing. I'd take Supplication too. (Not as familiar with those others, but pretty sure I'd prefer both 3F's and De Cam over it.)
  17. Jips

    Jips Savant (355) Kansas Nov 29, 2007

    Baudonia! Fudgy slightly cherry'd bcs!
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  18. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Colorado Nov 24, 2011

  19. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) California Nov 29, 2012

    20th St Citra
  20. Nutella SpeedWay !!!!!! Over anything.....
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  21. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Shipyard Pumpkin with a maple sugar rim. Jelly?

    Runner up is NEBCO Fuzzy Baby Ducks.
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  22. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Savant (260) Maryland May 23, 2007

    PtY is terrific, but Mad Fox brewpub in Falls Church, VA makes an all Citra IPA called Orange Whip. It's like Orange Julius decided to brew a beer. FANTASTIC!
    Cheers!
  23. Much of the best beer in this country is cask only, bottling/canning/kegging is basically the province of larger breweries.What does get bottled/canned/kegged gets dumbed down in the process , the result being that our exports don't do us justice.
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  24. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Live Oak Old Treehugger Barleywine
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  25. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    BONEYARD!!!!!!!! Suge Knite, Hop Venom, and RPM IPA are the standouts for me.
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  26. My favorite is Perennial's funk fest Flanders
  27. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Savant (440) Illinois Apr 6, 2012

    RAM (Big Horn Big Horn Brewery) BTBBACBA (Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Brown Ale) - they only brewed it once at the brew pub by me as far as i know
  28. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (365) Illinois May 18, 2011

    I really enjoyed the Revolution Berry Brown I had last week. Bourbon+wine+raspberries; What's not to love? Also 3Floyds Ronaldo and Drunk Monk are both great.
  29. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aficionado (215) Oregon Feb 21, 2012

    My avatar comes to mind
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  30. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Three Floyds' Hell's Black Intelligencer may be the best beer I've ever tasted.
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  31. rollom

    rollom Advocate (510) New York Jan 22, 2011

    Second this
  32. beergod1

    beergod1 Savant (410) Ohio May 2, 2009

    Voodoo Brewery Cowbell. oatmeal imperial milk stout ..or something like that. best beer on tap or bottled!
  33. Brooklyn Blast is pretty damn fantastic imho. Adirondack Imperial Cream Ale ranks right up there as well. A 9% Cream Ale... I'm in!
  34. kbdaniels

    kbdaniels Disciple (60) Connecticut Jul 18, 2010

    With davey101:
    Definately - NEBCO Fuzzy Baby Ducks
  35. Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black
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  36. dhespelt

    dhespelt Disciple (60) Dec 12, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoy Blue point "wet hop experiment" when it comes around!
  37. Victory Braumeister Pils comes to mind. As does Franklin Jr. from Sutter Buttes Brewing...
  38. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    I loved North French Ale from Vivant; also Escoffier, but I am not sure if that was ever canned.

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