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Most Interesting Beer You've Had

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hoptualBrew, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (630) Florida May 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    Throw a beer at me! Not literally, but name a beer that sticks out in your mind as the most interesting and unique beer you've ever had.

    Mine would be Fraoch Vintage Cask No. 22 by Williams Brothers Brewing Company.. crazy mix of an Imperial Heather ale aged in Scotch barrels from Auchentoshan. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on some.
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  2. teal

    teal Aficionado (195) Wisconsin May 3, 2012

    I'd say the most complex - that is myriad of taste and mouth feel has to be a tie betwix

    Goudenband by Liefmans
    Duchesse de Bourgogne by Verhaeghe
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  3. de Viento by Jolly Pumpkin.
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  4. Theakston Old Peculiar and Boulevard/Pretty Things Stingo were both unique and similar.
  5. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (595) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Bitter Monk by Anchorage. I defy anyone to name a beer like it (I've asked and got no responses before)
  6. Alilley

    Alilley Aficionado (110) Georgia Dec 23, 2010

  7. cavedave

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

    Not only like it, but better, was Super Friends, by Ithaca. Like it, but not as good, is Evil Twin Femme Fatale Bretta.
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  8. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (595) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Wow! I would love to try that, I loved Bitter Monk. Thanks! EDIT: BOOO! Retired beer.
  9. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    <3 Super Friends
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  10. SadMachine

    SadMachine Champion (785) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    The first one that came to mind for me was Ballast Point Indra Kunindra. It wasn't something I particularly loved, but it was absolutely intriguing, and I felt the execution was outstanding (even though it wasn't flavors I would particularly go for usually).
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  11. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Champion (850) Virginia Apr 25, 2012 Beer Trader


    belgian lambic brewed with kombucha tea, kinda tasted like pickle juice.
  12. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (485) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    Trinity Double Rainbow
    "Interesting" to say the least. Yikes.
  13. Prh27

    Prh27 Savant (370) Virginia Apr 24, 2012

    BB Dexi (Zymatore) from Borrificio Barley . An english barleywine w/ wild yeast and aged in whiskey and pinot noir barrels.

    Tons of crazy things going on in that one, but it was delicious.
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  14. cavedave

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

    Just had a crazy beer from Peekskill Brewery called World's End, which is a tart yeasty, hop bomb, coffee forward blast of intensity that is complex, interesting, and mind blowing.
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  15. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (595) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Not in a good way was Rogue's Voodo Bacon Grease Donut Abomination
  16. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Aficionado (165) California Sep 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Freigeist abraxxxas
    L'amoureuse rouge no.2 by brasserie trios dames
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  17. BA and BJCP Master trevorjn06 brewed and ancient Egyptian beer last year that was quite intriguing.
  18. Kiwi Rising. Such fresh new zealand hops... of you I'll be dreaming til next year...
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  19. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    Fantome saison. Tastes like fruity bubblegum and pepper in a good way.
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  20. Not quite a year should be in November, also heard from Dan that PT Meadowlark should be out in July and be year round after that.
  21. DIM

    DIM Champion (795) Pennsylvania Sep 28, 2006 Beer Trader

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  23. beerindex

    beerindex Savant (350) Michigan Jun 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Trinity Double Rainbow. The single most complex beer I've ever had.
  24. harrymel

    harrymel Advocate (650) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    Ale Apothecary Sahalie.

    Most interesting and very, very good.
  25. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (1,100) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member Subscriber Beer Trader

  26. Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half. bourbon, sweet, maple. wish it was brewed instead grumpy ol' curmudgeon
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  27. herrburgess

    herrburgess Poobah (1,035) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Homebrewing buddy made the final four of Sam Adams' Longshot competition in 2011 with a Colonial Ale that included, among other ingredients, three pounds of Raisin Bran, molasses, smoked powdered malt, and licorice root. He then aged the beer in Madeira barrels. All things considered, it was quite understated and drinkable.

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  28. First off, mad props for the pimped out Statler and Waldorf avatar^

    Now in regard to the thread, I'd have to say DFH Pangaea. Really great concept and execution, very complex. I only had it once on tap but I'd love to find a bottle.
  29. I'd have to say Anchor Porter. It's very complex and has distinct trappist notes, which I've never experienced in a porter before.
  30. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    28 posts and no one says the "most interesting" beer is Dos Equis? I'm impressed.

    Lagunitas had a Gueuze that was fascinating to me, because I thought it was WAY better than they'd be able to pull off. I'm a fan, but I see them as a hoppy beer company and a producer of high quality daily drinkers... high output. For them to have done a Gueuze that was so tasty was a testament to their abilities.

    They also had a warrior dry hopped cask version of one of their IPAs that was so tremendously homebrew tasting, and utterly perfect for the specific day we were there, that I guess I'm writing them a little love letter here, fanboy style.

    Three Floyds has done some souring of dark beers on cherries that had gone truly WEIRD, while still sort of tasting great. I found that interesting. I could see it being worthwhile to homebrew a stout or porter, dump 3 gal on cherries and try to consume it all before it goes from weird to "what have I done?"
  31. teorn88

    teorn88 Aficionado (230) United Kingdom (England) Jun 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    I'd go with 3:
    Fantome Magic Ghost
    JP Madrugada Oscura
    GI Fleur
  32. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Savant (485) Washington Sep 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    Fantome Hiver....very smoked taste for what is advertised as a Saisson
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  33. A recent one for me is a beer called Bracia by Thornbridge Brewery in the UK. I thought I knew what leather and tobacco tasted like in a beer until I had this. Wow. Think of a really intense HotD Adam. Definitely one of the most interesting (and not in a Voodoo Doughnut kind of way) beer experiences I have ever had.

  34. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (615) Florida Sep 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Brooklyn Conconction. Definitely interesing!
  35. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

  36. k_rhodes

    k_rhodes Disciple (65) Indiana Dec 29, 2012

    Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Turd Ale definitely a most interesting in a bad way, but Flat12 Wine Barrel Aged Half Cycle IPA definitely a most interesting in a good way.

    Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge also a crazy interesting sour.
    Can't leave out Dark Lord '12 either.
  37. fehrminator

    fehrminator Advocate (570) North Carolina Jan 26, 2008 Beer Trader

    Peated Embrasse
    Apple brandy huna
  38. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (470) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Bandersnatch Brewpub in Tempe years ago had this Chocolate Cherry Stout brewed for Valentines Day. I went there often in those days, and popped in for a pint at the bar in the late afternoon just as they were getting a real rush of people coming in and I was served quickly by the bartender doing 6 things at once. I spat the beer all over my shirt and had the greenest look on my face from the roughest bitterest chocolate water taste when the bartender said " Oh sorry, you have to have one of these first". He shoves the box of those chocolate covered cherries, the kind with the gooey clear syrup inside. Ah, that much of a sugar coating on the tongue brought that beer right around, awesome flavor but don't run out of those candies.
  39. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Lake Erie Monster is a really interesting brew.
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  40. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    This will change 6 times, but after 11 seconds of thought, love child number two was really cool.