Most Interesting Beer You've Had

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

  1. Breckenridge Agave Wheat on cask with elderberries and orange tea. Definitely off the beaten path but quite delicious.
     
  2. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    BA Abraxas, cedar aged jai alai with peaches (can't say enough about this beer), and decade+ old Iris all come to mind as things that don't taste/smell like anything else.
     
  3. Prh27

    Prh27 Savant (320) Virginia Apr 24, 2012

    I was thinking the same thing! I immediately looked online in hopes of finding some, to no avail.
     
  4. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (485) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

  5. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (435) Texas Dec 24, 2012

    Funk Metal, Mint Chocolate Stout
     
  6. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    I am drinking a Southern Tier Creme Brulee stout as I type this. Definitely the most interesting beer I've had. A little sweet.
     
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  7. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,155) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member Verified

    Easily the Bud select 55. It's amazing that anyone can make something with so little flavor, and yet still call it beer. It even looks a bit like beer. Amazing...
     
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  8. had a DFH immort ale the other night, definitely a lot going on with that flavor wise...very odd but in a good way. while it had the presence of a strong ale it reminded me of a barley wine which is awesome but the taste of maple and vanilla was definitely strange for this type of beer IMO

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/64/199
     
  9. dbc5

    dbc5 Advocate (535) Ohio Jun 18, 2009 Verified

    For me BA Abraxas.
     
  10. ShameAndFailure

    ShameAndFailure Savant (305) Texas Mar 26, 2009

    Funk Metal. Barrel aged stout with Brett. Holy hell.
     
  11. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (585) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    At a beer festival I got the ugh.... Pleasure to try a homebrew brewed with Mountain Dew. Awful.
     
  12. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (805) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Verified

    Westbrook Lichenhainer....I like sour beers and I like smoke beers but not rolled into one. As far as for the complexity it was top notch but personally it was a drain pour.
     
  13. I can hook you up with a properly cellared 03 Pangaea for a decent sour first off or something else you might think is fair.
     
  14. craftpunk

    craftpunk Disciple (55) Illinois Feb 6, 2013

    Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord De Muerte. the way the heat from ancho and guajillo chili coats your mouth. amazing!
     
  15. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Jan 16, 2012 Verified

    Smoked beer... My friends and I tried it at a beer joint, dont remember the brand but it tasted like smoked meat and was quickly dubbed "meat beer". Not my cup of tea but interesting none the less.
     
  16. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (520) Texas Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    A beer can be "interesting" for any number of reasons. It might be interesting because it is unique. In that sense, perhaps I might say "Quelque Chose" - probably comes to mind because I've been keeping an eye out for it lately and havent seen any.
     
  17. rdilauro

    rdilauro Savant (400) Connecticut Mar 8, 2010 Subscriber

    With our a doubt, Dogfish Head Birra Estrusca Bronze

    Nothing else to add. You have to try one before reading anything
     
  18. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Kuhnhenns Ginger Cinnamon IPA. It should work but it shouldn't. I does work but you're almost surprised it does. The warmth and spiciness of the cinnamon and ginger really melded with a legit IPA.
     
  19. The Bruery Fruet
     
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  20. Maybe not the most interesting ever but since I just drank it and it is different, a curry porter from earth eagle. It was tasty but One pint was enough. Still enjoyable.
     
  21. Haandbakk or NEBCO's Gold Stock.
     
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Cigar City Cucumber Saison.
     
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  23. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Most interesting beer? hm good question. These come to mind:
    Evil Twin Nurse Pepper (Sour Chile Stout)
    Great Lakes Wit's End (Lemongrass and Ginger Wit)
    Bull City Burger & Brewery Bountiful Backyard (Wet hopped Serrano pepper)
    Indigo Imp Jester (only because its from Cleveland and open fermented beers are abnormal)
     
  24. planbee

    planbee Savant (405) North Carolina May 28, 2009 Verified

    Haandbryggeriet Dark Force
    Mikkeller Mexas Ranger
    DFH Bitches Brew
    Terrapin Liquid Bliss

    Just that come immediately to mind.
     
  25. Cee-Poe

    Cee-Poe Savant (250) Wisconsin Feb 12, 2013

    Péché Mortel is a beer that evolves so amazingly in the mouth from start to finish... Definatly the most interesting beer I've had that hasn't included an ingredient that, on its own merit, is different.
     
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  26. Kill Ugly Radio by Lagunitas.
     
  27. Hitachino Extra High (XH) - the beer is aged in shochu barrels
     
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  28. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (500) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Verified

    Ghost Face Killah was really interesting and hot...
     
  29. Ballast Point did a Habanero Sculpin IPA this past fall. It was INSANELY weird! Had it on draft in Asheville NC. Everything you would expect from the nose of a Sculpin and first two seconds of the mouthfeel were normal and all of a sudden BOOM with spicy habanero. Burns all the way down the back of the throat.
     
  30. millerbuffoon

    millerbuffoon Advocate (570) Pennsylvania Oct 18, 2007 Verified

    I may be alone on this...but I love Ballast Point Indra Kunindra...A foreign export stout brewed with coconut, curry, cayenne pepper, cumin, and kaffir lime leaves. I bought a case. Once a month, I enjoy the shit out of a bottle...
     
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  31. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,430) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Some memorable ones:

    Twisted Pine Ghost Face Killah
    Cascade Honey Ginger Lime
    Mama Mia Pizza Beer
    Abraxas
     
  32. NYCBUCKEYE

    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (295) New York Jan 21, 2013 Verified

    Scored a few tired hands beers this weekend - Guillemot Nebula is one of the most interesting beers I've ever tried. Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
  33. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (505) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Verified

    I thought (and I'm probably going to get some flak for this since a lot of people seem to loathe it on here) the Creme Brulee stout from Southern Tier was pretty damn interesting, and also quite tasty. Sure it was really sweet, but I drank the bomber I bought no problem. Really unique beer.
     
  34. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (710) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    I came here to say this. Smells like a saison, tastes like a cucumber. I opened one on Darkness Day, and friends took pictures of the bottle so they could remember to look for it. Fantastic and unique beer.
     
  35. I couldn't have this discussion without thinkin about The Duchesse. It really hooked me on craft beers specifically because of its interesting ever changing flavor.
     
  36. Since I do not consider "interesting" to be a pejorative term, i would have to say the jasmine ipa from elysian. Considering the setting, situation and overall novelty of the beer in a time when few beers deviated from the normal for me, it was a refreshing suprise. I am since no longer shocked by any ingredient in beer, so I actually find few beers "interesting" anymore.
     
  37. atomic

    atomic Savant (480) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Verified

    Fleur weird? I thought it was incredible, but not particularly weird. I have two left from 2011, waiting to see what age does. Found them in wisconsin last summer for $9 a 4pk having never tried fleur before. Only when I got home did I learn they had retired it. Honestly, probably the happiest beer purchase I've ever made. I see them sitting in my basement and smile every time. Such a shame I won't have the chance to buy them again.

    edit: disregard what I said, I was reading this thread thinking people were posting weird beers... don't mind me, ill see myself out.
     
  38. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (560) Oregon Mar 27, 2009 Subscriber

    Truly the most oxymoronic beer on Earth. A beer brewed for people that hate beer.
     
  39. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    I bought out a store of their stock of "oxidized and well past their prime" sweetened fruit lambics. 2005 De Boomgaarde Peche, 2005 St. Louis Peche, 2007 Liefmans Frambozenbier....stuff like that. Mostly drain pours but some are retired so they were shelf wales. Was cool to try all of those. '99 Le Coq stout and '94 SA triple bock were also rather interesting.

    Ta Henket was a terrible mind fuck.
     
  40. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (870) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale was pretty fantastic and interesting. A Belgian strong pale ale, but with definite undertones of it's Japanese origins and the rice grain base.

    I also thought Green Flash/St. Feuillian Friendship Brew was interesting, but maybe not quite right. I didn't dislike it, but it was a little strange, a bit medicinal.