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Favorite beer/beers you have had on tap.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Sadly most of the good beers in my life have come from a bottle, but personally something about beer on tap is just magical to me and I really enjoy it a lot. I saw that in lucky BC Canada someone was getting a Cantillion tap takeover! I've never even had Cantillon from the bottle!
    So here goes:
    Duvel (IMO Duvel from the bottle doesnt compare and i dont really care if this has a lower abv, in fact all the better as i am not trying to get wasted).
    Blaches de Bruxes- White beer i think is meant to be consumed as fresh as possible. Bottle is pretty decent, but the tap was sublime and perfect for a summer day.
    Liefmans Gudenband- Delightfull.
    Black butte porter- When this stopped being a popular staple in most bars years ago I was beside myself. the bottle is NOT the same.
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  2. lookrider

    lookrider Savant (425) Pennsylvania Apr 22, 2007

    Two stand out for me that were stupendously deliciious at the time for numerous reasons in addition to just being great beers:
    Hercules Double IPA
    Delirium Tremens
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  3. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (925) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Off the top of my head....

    Blind Pig
    Zombie Dust
    Black Note Stout
    Oscar Blues lineup
    90 Minute
  4. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Savant (480) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010

    The Apex DIPA from Bear Republic stands out in my mind. It's always great to go to a bar and try something you've never had or even heard of. That stuff was delicious.
    Santa's Little Helper RIS
    Hibernation Old Ale
  5. Some memorable ones:

    Beachwood Tovarish and System Of A Stout
    Bear Republic Tartare
    To Ol Goliat
  6. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (745) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    I also drink most of my beers from out of a bottle. I have had mixed experiences with Two Hearted. The first time I had it on tap it blew me away, the second time I had it on tap it was just alright. Hopslam blows me away every time I have it on tap!
  7. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    Pliny The Younger.
    Knuckle Sandwhich
    Humulus lager
    Old raspy nitro tap

  8. Imperial Biscotti Break OMG phenomenal
    BA Adoration
    BA Life and Limb
    Weyerbacher Imp.Raspberry Stout
  9. tut2528

    tut2528 Savant (475) Illinois Sep 26, 2008

    1. Bourbon County Stout
    2. FW 15
    3. Hopslam
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  10. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    Left Hand Milk Stout
    Duchesse de Bourgogne
    Old Chub
    Dirty Bastard
  11. Resuin

    Resuin Champion (915) Massachusetts Jun 18, 2012

    IPA's on tap (as long as they're fresh - which they generally tend to be) are pretty awesome compared to their bottled counterparts. PtE fresh from the keg is nothing less than miraculous.
  12. ja1022

    ja1022 Aficionado (220) Indiana Sep 27, 2009

    The single best beer I ever had was a Founder's Double Trouble on guest tap at Three Floyds a few years back.
  13. KBS 11'
  14. mellowmark

    mellowmark Savant (465) Minnesota Mar 31, 2010

    Had a Mephistopheles 2007 on tap last year and it was absolutely divine.
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  15. Dreadnaught comes to mind first. Also, Founders CBS is killer on tap.
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  16. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Savant (330) Michigan Dec 9, 2008

    Founders BB Sumatra Mountain Brown
    Kuhnhenn BBBW
    Kuhnhenn BB4D
  17. jrnyc

    jrnyc Advocate (700) New York Mar 21, 2010

    This is an easy one, PTE. Its a better beer on tap than in bottle.
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Pliny The Younger, Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock, Snake River Pandemonium Quad, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Snake River Pako's IPA, Odell Myrcenary DIPA, and more..
  19. kcp85

    kcp85 Aficionado (210) Missouri Sep 7, 2012

    Paulaner Hefeweizen. On tap in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
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  20. I find CBS and KBS to be much better on tap than in bottle.
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  21. 2010 Great Divide Expresso Oak Aged Yeti. It was spectacular.
  22. Firestone Walker Union Jack on tap at my cousin's kid's Bat Mitzvah. Bottles are great; tap even better.
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  23. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    Karbach Bourbon Barrel Aged Hellfighter
    (512) Pecan Porter
    Saint Arnold Pumpkinator
  24. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    Samuel Adams Boston Lager on tap when it's fresh? That's tough to beat. So is Anchor Steam.
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  25. Old Rasputin, Bling Pig, Matilda. If Old Rasputin is served properly, then you have a nice delicious hoppy milkshake on yer hands.
  26. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (365) Ohio Dec 29, 2012

    Kbs or Columbus brewing company bodhi dipa
  27. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (750) Florida Feb 16, 2012

    Hopslam awesome, but so much better on draft. Also, CCB Cafe Con Leche was redonkulous.
  28. My #1 is still Green Flash West Coast IPA. Luckily its everywhere, bottles and on tap!
  29. mrcraft

    mrcraft Champion (885) California Dec 15, 2012

    I had FW Parabola on tap today. Their theme for next month is barleywine, so I'm hoping they'll have FW
    ┬žucaba (Abacus) on tap next week.
  30. Some memorable ones for me:

    curmudgeon's better half
    2 Yr old BA aged Double Bastard(Best bear I've ever had)
    Black Butte XIIV
    Mix Tape Vol 2 (Very interesting wouldn't want again)
  31. jnoble

    jnoble Aficionado (170) Washington Feb 23, 2012

    At Brouwer's Back In Black Stout Fest last year I was fortunate enough to try Fremont's Kentucky Dark Star.

    Mind is still blown.
  32. Zimm

    Zimm Savant (490) New Jersey May 18, 2012

    Fresh Dales Pale Ale is absolutely fantastic on tap!
    Lef Hand Milk Stout
    Maine Spring Peeper Ale
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  33. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Savant (255) Illinois Oct 29, 2008

    HayMarket Mathias DIPA is amazing. Revolution Anti-Hero is pretty tasty from tap as well.
  34. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    I foolishly believed Bell's Two Hearted to be over rated a tad until I had it on tap last Saturday. I have a new appreciation for this beer and it is a new favorite.
  35. Drew26

    Drew26 Savant (455) Wisconsin Nov 2, 2012

    Alaskan Barleywine
    Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter with Nitro
  36. Sculpin, beats the bottled version any day.
  37. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

    Pliny was really really good, but not too different from the bottle.

    Two that I would like to mention are high ABV brews that were just completely different on tap than out of the bottle. Avery's The Beast and Rogue's Old Crustacean. I don't know where the difference comes from with it being on tap, but damn! The Beast was much smoother and seemed sweeter than from the bottle, meanwhile Old Crustacean on tap was almost like drinking straight whiskey. It was potent to say the least.
  38. RelentlessLefty

    RelentlessLefty Savant (290) Iowa Nov 1, 2012

    2.Third Coast Old Ale
    3.Backwoods Bastard
    5.GI Fleur(i have a secret passion for this beer)
  39. Shakory

    Shakory Aficionado (185) Wisconsin Jan 10, 2013

    fresh zombie dust on tap is soooo goood