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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (425) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

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    The focus was New Belgium, it obviously expanded far beyond.
  2. stakem

    stakem Champion (870) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009

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    left to right:
    Fantone Clos Preal b2
    Fantome Boo
    JP Lambicus Dexterious
    Fantome Sante 4
    Fantome Sante 3
    Fantome Sante
    Fantome Caeymaex
    Fantome Saint Laurent
    Deviation
    Fantome Sante 16
    Fou Foune
    Fox Grape Berliner Homebrew
    Hof ten Doormaal Barrel Project Cognac

    not pictured:
    Growler tired hands strange owl
    Newport Storm 2001

    Big thanks to BA ClockworkOrange for hosting along with mymrnngjckt and joe (sorry didnt catch your username) for supplying the comedy relief.
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  3. GeoffreyM

    GeoffreyM Savant (440) Pennsylvania Feb 23, 2012

    I would have killed to be at a Fantome tasting like that.
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  4. This was a nice little lineup from a few weeks ago. The Wild Rock Pinot Noir was for the ladies.

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    The following week saw this small group of bottles shared amongst a small group of pals.

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  5. LSMroz

    LSMroz Savant (255) Illinois Jan 25, 2013

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    We started with some DIPAs and used the '12 DL as a buffer between those and the barley wines.
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  6. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (790) New York Dec 13, 2009

    Uh oh...something looks off here...a DONG has become a DOYG?
  7. Kyrojack

    Kyrojack Savant (410) Indiana Oct 9, 2012

    I wish I had friends like this. :(
  8. ressling

    ressling Savant (270) Georgia Oct 26, 2011

    Great pic. Someone's got some photo skills!

  9. C'mon. I did bring the Deviation in addition to the comic relief.
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  10. andrew84

    andrew84 Aficionado (155) Vermont Jun 19, 2009

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    Highlights were...
    2010 Bruery Saison Rue
    2007 Aventinus Icebock
    2004 Aventinus
    Blaugies/Hill Farmstead La Vermentoise
    2010 Lost Abbey Red Poppy
    Allagash FV13
    2012 Surly Darkness
    Cigar City Cognac Barrel Imperial Sweet Stout
    2011 Cantillon Vigneronne
    2011 Three Floyd's Blonde Behemoth
    1 week old Alpine Duet
    2009 BA Speedway Stout
    Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
    2010 East End Gratitude
    2012 Three Floyd's Darklord

    This was last Saturday with Chippo33 and 7 others. 4 pm to 2:30 am. Haha.
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  11. LockeSD

    LockeSD Aficionado (230) New York Mar 12, 2009

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    Bottle share with friends last weekend:

    Highlights: Fruet, BCS, HT, Deliverance, and the Cascade Apricot was amazing!
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  12. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (790) New York Dec 13, 2009

    Last night with the local crew (congrats to sidebordz on the new baby!!!)

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    This tasting will be difficult for us to beat!
    Cascade The Vine 2011
    Cascade Blueberry
    Commons Eidolon
    Roots Flanders Red
    Oakshire Skookumchuck
    New Glarus Raspberry Tart
    New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
    Upright Blend Love
    Bruery Rueuze
    Block 15 La Ferme De Demons 2011
    Mariage Parfait 2007
    Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse 2010
    Panil Barriquee 2012
    Duchess
    LP Kriek 2007
    LP Gueuze 2008
    LP Framboise 2009
    Fou Foune 2011
    Fou Foune 2012
    De La Senne Wadesda #1
    De Dolle Special Reserva 2010 x 2
    Abbaye De St. Bon-Chien 2009 x 2
    Consecration Batch 1
    Beatification Batch 3
    Supplication Batch 3
    Toronado 25th
    Peche n Brett 2012

    Not pictured:
    Sucaba 2012
    Tums Mixed Berries 2013

    And we also learned that Fou Foune means "pussy"
  14. The Abbaye De St. Bon-Chiens were Grand Cru's but forgot to look at what barrels.
    Forgot to list Mamouche.

    Fou Foune 2011, Beat Batch 3 and LP Kriek 2007 were my personal standouts.
    Can't believe I never looked to see what Fou Foune translated to before last night!
    This was our 1st Annual Show Me Your Pucker Face event!
    Cheers!
  15. Any favorites or other notes?
  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (790) New York Dec 13, 2009

    the eisbocks were super cool to get to try. it was mix on who liked what, but i preferred the 07 raspberry to the new one, but liked blueberry the best.

    surly four was pretty phenomenal and held up fantastic.

    la vermontoise was pretty solid, but very dry.

    ghost stories was not a fan favorite and most people did not finish their glass.

    temptation batch 004 was drinking great.

    citra is...amazing. comparing the nose from the IPA glass to some other glasses did make a difference, but i plan to do some better AB testing on this soon.

    cuvee delphine amazing as always.

    chez monieux stank like cheese, but tasted great.

    new fantasia is incredible.

    vlad drinking great.

    etc...etc...etc...really good tasting.
  17. jcreegan

    jcreegan Aficionado (220) Florida Aug 12, 2010

    This was a blind tasting that the wife put on for me and a buddy.
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  18. futura123

    futura123 Savant (330) California Jul 29, 2010

    Any favorites or other notes? How is De La Senne Wadesda #1? Whalez bro?
  19. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Savant (490) Ohio May 24, 2011

    Always wondered what happened after you drank a 60min, 75min, 90min and 120min in a row. Apparently you throw up!

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  20. chodog

    chodog Aficionado (125) California Dec 31, 2010

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    Little tasting party on Sunday. Some Whalez for West Coast.
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  22. Wadesda was definitely super delicious as well. Light and citrusy and almost creamy with the unmistakable Cantillon shining through. Reminded me a bit of Duchessic, Ale Apothecary Sahalie and Temptation too. The best we could figure out for the translation of Wadesda is "What is it?"
  23. Mini-tasting with some super generous Brooklyn BAs (brystmar and blatantdream). Thanks again for the great time, guys.

    *2007 Utopias very generously shared. Tremendous stuff.
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  24. In honor of the March Madness Tournament, we decided to have a beer tournament. The first round was blind so that there would be no bias. The top beer per bracket received 3 points, 2nd place received 2 points and third place received 1. In the final four, 1st place received 4 points, 2nd place received 3 points, etc... We then added up our points and whichever beer had the highest average would be crowned the winner.

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    All three of us picked Heady Topper at #1.

    Quad Ale Bracket
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    Two people picked Westy and I picked Rochefort

    Stout Bracket
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    Everyone had a different #1 in the Stout Category

    Wild Card Bracket
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    The label-less bottle is a homebrew of mine. Hel & Verdoemenis easily won this bracket.


    We drank the entire bottle of Hel & Verdoemenis during the first round, so I had to open another one for the finals. I ended up opening a 2010 version, which was probably unfair.

    The 2010 Hel & Verdoemenis ended up being crowned the winner of our tasting. Two people had it ranked #1 and another had it ranked #3, for the highest average score.
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    My birthday tasting last night. Missing from the pic is the mimosa undecided to trade because most of
    Us had already tied it
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  26. litte tasting last night.

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  27. Sender

    Sender Initiate (0) Minnesota Sep 19, 2010

    Four+2010 Darkness glass+2009 Darkness glass=Indescribable Awesomeness
    How was the Four, is it heading down hill?
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  28. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    Just a couple friends getting together

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  29. watsonmd

    watsonmd Savant (365) Georgia May 16, 2009

    Last Night's "Stout Tasting", in sequence.... until the pizza showed up, then the IPAs came out.

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    Regular Blackout
    BA Blackout
    Full Sail Black Gold
    Black Note
    Porcine Unidragon
    iStout
    Allagash Black
    Best By
    Palate Wrecker
    HopSlam
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  30. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Savant (420) Colorado Sep 24, 2010

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  31. How was the Chimay 150?
  32. seeswo

    seeswo Savant (490) Ohio Jan 10, 2010

  33. This pic needs more air time o_O

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  34. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    It was a very solid Chimay. Signature yeast. If you like the regular Tripel, you'll like this. I'm glad I have another one.
  35. Just got back from a Stonewall vertical. Or should I say 3 bottles of the only batch...

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  36. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (605) Virginia May 28, 2010

    a little something we enjoyed last night.
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  37. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Savant (475) Missouri Aug 13, 2010

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    -Dark Lord '12
    -Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord '12
    (x2)
    -Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord with Vanilla Beans '12
    -Cognac Barrel Dark Lord '12
    -Cognac Barrel Dark Lord with Ancho Guarillo Chiles '12
    -Barrel Cherry Aged Alpha Klaus '12
    -Barrel Plum Aged Alpha Klaus '12
    -Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord with Vanilla Beans '11
    -Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Rare
    -Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout -'09
    -Bruery Black Tuesday 2009
    -Black Damnation V Double Black
    -Black Damnation XI Special Kay
    -Olde Hickory Event Horizon
    -Bells Black Note
    -Fitgers Barrel Aged Old Fitzgerald 2008
    -Olde Rabbit's Foot
    -Portsmouth Kate the Great 2011
    -Full Sail Black Gold Imperial Stout
    -Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate 2011
    -Town Hall Czar Jack 2012
    -Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
    -Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti
    -Founders KBS
    -Kern River Citra
    -Midnight Sun London
    -Russian River Toronado 25th (x2)
    -Dogfish Head/FFF Popskull
    -FFF/Dogfish Head Popaskull
    -FFF Rye'd da Lightning
    -FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf
    -Lost Abbey Sinner's Ale 2009
    -4 Hands Cuvée Ange
    -Cascade Strawberry
    -Karl Strauss 22nd Anniversary Vanilla Imperial Stout
    -Hill Farmstead Clara
    -Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #1
    -Hill Farmstead Edmund
    -Short's Key Lime Pie
    -Stag
    -Alchemist Heady Topper
    -Dirty Horse 1983
    -Cantillon Blabaer 2012
    -Cantillon Blabaer 2011
    -Cantillon Blabaer 2010
    -Cantillon Blabaer 2009
  38. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Savant (475) Missouri Aug 13, 2010

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    -Hanssen's Oudbeitje (Strawbewry Lambic) 2000
    -Cantillon Iris 2007
    -3 Fonteinen Hommage 2007
    -Lambikx Gueuze
    -Tilquin Gueuze
    -Cantillon Don Quijote 2008
    -1997 Cantillon Kriek
    -2010 Cantillon Kriek
    -Cantillon Crianza Helena
    -'06 Oerbier Special Reserva
    -'07 Oerbier Special Reserva
    -'09 Oerbier Special Reserva
    -'10 Oerbier Special Reserva
    -Cantillon J&J Blauw 2003
    -3 Fonteinen Armand4 Lente
    -3 Fonteinen Armand4 Zomer
    -3 Fonteinen Armand4 Herfst
    -3 Fonteinen Armand4 Winter
    -'02 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
    -'01 Cantillon Fou Foune
    -'11 Cantillon Fou Foune
    - '10 Lost Abbey Cable Car
    - 3 Fonteinen Millennium Gueuze
    -'10 Hanssen's Gueuze
    -1960's Hanssen's Gueuze
    -DHL 20th Anniversary
  39. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    How many people was this? And is the follow up post part of the same tasting?

    And OMG!
  40. HugeBulge

    HugeBulge Savant (370) New York Dec 31, 2012

    Saturday night a Couple friends and I went to the spring craft beer festival. It was very disappointing so we had our own tasting at my house.
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