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If you were to host a bad beer tasting party...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. flexabull

    flexabull Champion (820) California Mar 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Funny, I actually thought it had improved ever so slightly since the last time I had it (about a year ago). I think I may have preferred it to Chez Monieux.
  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Dropped every costly to make beer they used to make, most notably their fantastic Barleywine and Imperial Stout, and now use (from what I hear from others so take this as second hand info) the cheapest ingredients and quickest techniques to make their beers. Their Alt which was a favorite of mine, used to be fruity and clean and tasty, the last two visits it was a shadow of itself, and the second of those visits the Alt had an undertaste of sewage, which may be the lines, though that hardly excuses them. Three Pines IPA, another favorite, is now my least favorite English IPA, it is underhopped, poorly hopped, and you can taste the low quality of the malt versus the MO they used to use.

    Got 3 mill? You can buy it. Wish I had the cash, that all copper system in there could make some tasty beer in the right hands.
  3. How in the fug is Oude Tart mentioned more than Big Sky Kriek in this thread?

    Hell in a handbasket. . .
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  4. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    All you really need is Shipyard Pumpkin Ale and spit buckets. That's an abomination of a beer.
  5. gustogasmic

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

    NMS is a Saugatuck Brewing co. beer.
  6. gustogasmic

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

    The Gambler by Short's. Pretty sure they use real Gambler tobacco (the 99 cents a bag stuff) because that's what it tastes like

    This years Lambeek wants Blood Orange and Lambeek wants Dragonfruit- the Dark Horse sours that went all turpentine on us...
  7. All these beers with funny non-beer flavored flavors seem like missing the point to me. I'll bet it's easy to make a orange zest vanilla infused creamsicle beer taste lousy. I think the tasting would be most instructive if you eliminated those and all the cheap adjunct lagers and stuck with stuff like the above mentioned Porkslap, which are honest and well intentioned but just criminally weak attempts at making straight ahead craft beer. For example, somebody else will have to bring a bottle of this swill, on which I wasted a whole $5 when it showed up at a shop near me. I'm sure as hell not buying it again.

  8. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (525) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    I hear Minhas does some of the worst North American craft beer out there. With their reputation, how are they still in business?
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    With a tarnished reputation, good luck to the cheap owner getting 3 mil.
    In other news, do you ever get down to DeCicco's in Brewster?
  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    You mean that supermarket just off 84, with the crazy fine beer selection in their coolers, and great craft pub up front, where Andrew, Nate, and Vinnie work? Nope.;)
  11. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    That's exactly where I mean. You scare me.
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  12. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    I'm pretty sure Ta Henket would be the centerpiece. What an abysmal beer.
  13. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    I disliked moo thunder too http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13302/36056

    Is is wrong of me to really want to try voodoo donut maple bacon just because of all of its glorious reviews on this site? I probably would perish in the process....
  14. Everyone i know who has tried it can't undo the mental trauma of its taste memory ;).
  15. It isn't that bad...Chelada I imagine would be way worse.
  16. Moo thunder wasn't as bad as pork slap. At least I drank Moo Thunder. Voodoo maple donut bacon crap is just a novelty beer. Butternuts Beer and Ales have bad beer, but those could at least get better if they tweaked the recipe a little.
  17. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    If I wasn't allergic to shellfish, I'd try chelada in a flash. with a voodoo chaser :D I laughed so hard when it dawned on me that chelada was popular enough to have regular and lite versions.

    As for moo thunder, it definitely wasn't chelada level, but I did only drink 20% before a drain pour. Never tried pork slap (because while I'm a sucker for a good cartoon can, I am still a porter/ stout girl. so cow won out over pig.)
  18. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (780) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008 Subscriber

    Mix the two pink bottles together, and you get Pepto Rogue-mal.
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  19. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    All of those southern tier black water series. They are awful
  20. I'd celebrate the entire Sixpoint catalog for one night only I was hosting a bad beer tasting party.
  21. For the record to those who are concerned people will get sick or give up, by no means would anyone be imbibing an entire disaster beer to themselves ( unless they wanted to). i would probably dole the beer out into 4 ounce samples.
  22. Though there appears to be bottle variation (or people without a nose): http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3120/42157

    I'll pluck some of my favorite review notes:

    • Smells...Fucking stinks. Jesus anal farts, diacetyl, feet, popcorn, rotten corn and a bit of pinot.
    • S: Blue cheese and bile.
    • The combination of blue cheese, body funk, and vinegar are not entirely pleasant.

    Edit: The bottle I opened was pure blue cheese and almost undrinkable. (And I like blue cheese.)
    Edit2: I have another bottle for trade if anyone wants it.
  23. SometimesIfart

    SometimesIfart Champion (755) Michigan Jun 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't forget Crazy Stallion. Tastes just like you bit into a golf club.
  24. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (645) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    KBS, BCBS, CBS, BA Dark Lord, Parabola, Event Horizon, and Hunahpu . . . sorry thought you asked for a bad ass tasting.

    Just kidding, not sure how to answer your question.
  25. robwater

    robwater Savant (260) Colorado Jan 14, 2012


    The bottle is killer...
  26. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I wouldn't consider Porkslap bad. Bland though.
  27. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    I could be wrong, but no one has mention White Birch yet???

    Also, some of the worst beers I have ever had include Bully Guppy, batch 1 Blue Lady, Atwater Vanilla Java Porter (especially when aged for 4+ years), and Biggs' 'stache.
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  28. LambicKing

    LambicKing Advocate (685) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Abita Purple Haze. Anything Magic Hat. 09 Abyss was already mentioned. How about 09 KtG or 09 Mirror Mirror? A chance they won't be infected and if not, they'd be a nice break from atrociousness.
  29. I am actually planning a tasting and planning to have a crap bucket filled with "BMC" for those who chicken out
  30. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Belgo Anise IRS
  31. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Throw a vote in for Chelada. And Chelada light.
  32. I think shots of Ghost Face Killah would be the perfect nightcap at the end.
  33. darienm

    darienm Aficionado (150) Illinois Apr 23, 2010

  34. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    How about a night exploring the Mendocino catalog? Went to the brewery and did just that, 8 or so different styles, all ranging from low-mediocre to comically bad. At least all the pours were free. Everyone working there was in their 70's, at least, including the bartender, who hit on my wife while I was in the bathroom. Good times.
  35. Wow someone just gave this beer a 5. How sad is their palate?
  36. Smokey Bacon? It tasted like peat smoked garbage!
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  37. For a second there I thought the one can next to the Molson said "Sparkling Shite"
  38. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    Iron City is pretty bad! I remember when I was first getting into craft having just moved from Pa to Cali. Feeling homesick I ordered one, it was drinkable. That's all that needs said :)
  39. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poobah (1,010) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Okay, I take back my last statement... I cracked open a Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus tonight. It was nothing like the Sea Dog above. They know how to effectively merry raspberries with beer. :)
  40. I get the feeling that Cantillon is special though. They actually know what they are doing.
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