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First beer to blow your mind.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    What was the first beer you had that made you go "Oh...my...God. This is excellent." For me it was St. Bernardus Abt 12. I had a lot of Sam Smith and Weihestephaner at this time, and while those are definitley fantastic breweries, something about that Abt 12 just knocked my socks off. How 'bout you?
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  2. Might of been Paulaner hefeweizen.
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  3. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (595) California Feb 22, 2011 Beer Trader

  4. Cambridge Brewing Company Porter back in '93 was a revelation. I was already into trying new imports/micros at the time, but a friend heard of CBC so we checked it out. Haven't turned back since.
  5. BeerShman

    BeerShman Savant (305) California Dec 14, 2010

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  6. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

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  7. Brau Bros. Moo Joos
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  8. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (280) Florida Jul 30, 2011

    Three Philosophers. At the time I didn't even know what quadrupels were, I just thought they sounded more badass than dubbels and tripels. In a way, I was right.
  9. Either Spotted cow (got me into craft beer, so I weight it heavily), or Nelson. Both of those beers I hold near to my heart.
  10. NB Abbey.
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  11. OneBeertoRTA

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

  12. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Savant (340) New York Mar 3, 2010

    I really hate to be cliche, but Pliny and KBS.

    I literally got dizzy from my first sip of Pliny, and when I took my first sip of KBS I said aloud to myself while alone "this is fucking world-class".
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  13. 4balance

    4balance Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2011

    Chimay Grand Reserve…thought I had died and gone to Heaven! Later I tried Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus ABT 12 and couldn't believe how amazing! So many great brews out there, damn, I love beer! :p
  14. blink7441

    blink7441 Aspirant (40) Mar 1, 2012

    Black Ops 2011. I had Black Ops 2010 back in 2011, but it didn't blow me away like the 2011 did.
  15. DFH 60
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  16. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Beatification, most recently.
  17. Woodstock Inn & Brewing Co. Pigs Ear Brown Ale. Was probably about 17-18 years old.
  18. GameFreac

    GameFreac Advocate (515) Georgia Apr 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Left Hand Milk Stout - was also the first craft beer I ever drank but it was 10 times better than Bud Light
  19. aceboogie

    aceboogie Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bells Hopslam.
  20. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Definitely old rasputin
  21. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Saison Dupont. Still does to this day.
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  22. Swim424

    Swim424 Savant (320) Florida Apr 29, 2011

    I think my first was probably hop stoopid by lagunitas. I had just gotten into really hoppy beers and when I tried that it blew my mind and I went from enjoying hoppy beers to loving them.
  23. IPx

    IPx Savant (260) Illinois Mar 22, 2010

    Hands down Bells Hopslam...not only did it blow my mind away, it blew my tongue away as well
  24. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (740) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    That's a tough one. First one that really made me go "Man that's good" and go out in search of good beer was Weihenstephaner.

    First one that actually "blew" my mind was Rochefort 10. I honestly didn't know beer could taste that good.

    I will say, i get that feeling quite often. Especially when I have the pleasure of drinking an amazing brew.
  25. Giovacchini

    Giovacchini Savant (255) California Dec 16, 2011

  26. Pretty things Our finest Regards. one of the most well balanced barleywines ive ever had.
  27. probably Black Butte porter or Il Vicino's Wet Mountain IPA. Both opened my eyes to craft beer.
  28. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (470) California Mar 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Delirium Tremens.
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  29. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (300) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Natty Ice. I had no idea anything could taste so foul.
  30. Anaz

    Anaz Aficionado (225) California Dec 22, 2009

    Old Rasputin, though honestly Black Tuesday floored me in a way that even that first sip of Old Rasputin didn't.
  31. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Savant (375) Georgia Feb 25, 2010

    Chimay Blue...I hated beer before, I hadn't tried craft though. After that Hunahpu's blew my mind wide open and is now my favorite beer:)
  32. muletrane

    muletrane Savant (420) Pennsylvania Oct 26, 2006

    Three Philosophers
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  33. The first easily obtainable "mind-blown" moment happened with fresh Hop Stoopid.

    Then after I had been involved in craft beer for about a year it happened again, with Rochefort 10.
  34. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Probably Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild. But most recently Sculpin floored me; set the bar for IPAs forever.
  35. asustevo

    asustevo Savant (280) North Carolina Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Same exact experience for me with KBS except my words were "HOLY FUCK"
  36. DevonStewart

    DevonStewart Disciple (50) Apr 21, 2012

    Even though I am really new to the beer scene..I had a bottle of Schneider Aventinus tonight and it was incredible...it definitely will be on a re-buy list for a longgg time to come.
  37. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Heady Topper. Every time I get a chance to get some the bouquet of aromas coming out of it and then the taste both amaze me. Nothing I've had has really done that, although I have had some other amazing ones that were a tier lower like Dreadnaught and KBS. PtE is probably a close behind 4th.
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  38. podunkparte

    podunkparte Savant (435) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Pliny the Elder. Easy. It was even a 3 month old bottle and it was the first thing like it I had ever had.
  39. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Aass Bock, 1982. I might as well quote myself from another thread lest I sound like a broken record (you folks know what records are, right? ;) ):