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religious experience

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThirstyBehr, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. you ever had a beer so good that it sets a new standard for beer and completely blows your mind? that's religious! the first time it happened to me was when i drank 90 minute for the first time and since then i've been chasing that feeling trying to find that next beer to rock my world. well i found it and i've gotta say it was even more powerful then the grand 90 minute... burton baton has stole my heart and drove it off into the heavens! goddamn this beer is beautiful almost a liquid poem. i know i'm not alone out there, share your religious experiences!

    p.s. my intention is not to offend anyone, its all in good fun!
  2. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    BCBS - started a massive trading addiction that has caused me to acquire 200 bottles of BA stouts.
  3. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    I have honestly told friends that the first time I had Bourbon County was a religious experience.
  4. when i first poured a glass of baton (hophead btw) i could smell pineapple while the glass was sitting on the counter at that moment i knew it was all over. then i took my first sip and it was as if a white puffy cloud floated me through those big pearly gates while angel whispered in my ears lol
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  5. mrcraft

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

    Maybe not a religious experience, but a very pleasant surprise. I'm drinking Alpine Pure Hoppiness as I type. I thought it was going to be hopped to the max and bitter. It's a very balanced, delicious brew... I like it a lot!
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  6. DogfishJoe

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

    For me it was definately espresso oak aged yeti. The moment I smelt that beer I knew It would be one of my favorites.
  7. We had some time off when working in Germany, so on a long religious weekend we went to Belgium and were at Orval and Chiamy. Does that count? Probably not here.
  8. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    along time ago..... hennepin and la fin du monde did this for me................. but now with all the beers out there.................... I am a mess..........
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  9. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (305) New York Oct 21, 2004 Beer Trader

    Apple Brandy Hunahpu on the end of the world day - the world did not end but I was floating above the ground!
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  10. I didn't care for burton baton.... haha it was good though

    I wish I could remember the beers I felt that way about.
  11. Angst

    Angst Savant (270) California Nov 8, 2007 Beer Trader

    '09 Abyss. Either I got a non infected one or it was before it turned. It was delicious!! It was the beer that got me into stouts. Now they are my favorite. Especially BA Stouts! Pliny would be another. Made me say "Wow!" and understand the whole hop craze thing.
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  12. that sounds f*cking awesome... to drink chimay in belgium is religious... now if you shared a pint with a monk while at chimay, then you my friend sit atop the stairway of heaven!
  13. its ok the baton is very forgiving lmao
  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Parabola!! Blew my mind!!
    Pliny!! I hated hoppy beer before I tried Pliny!!
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  15. You have no idea, do you? We saw a little of the manastary, and then had some Chimay in town.

    Orval allows you to see a little more, but not much more, you can also buy beer, cheese, bread and religious artifacts in the gift shop.
  16. Thirstygoat

    Thirstygoat Advocate (720) Illinois Nov 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    My first quad, Sixth Glass, got me into the church. Then ABT 12 I was converted Amen!!!
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  17. obrike

    obrike Savant (480) Texas Jun 19, 2009

    My first Maharaja a few years ago blew my mind. Was very, very sad when it was all gone.
  18. As an atheist since childhood who had to fend off religious indoctrination, my idea of a religious experience is probably unorthodox (OK - pun intended). So I'm going to go with Pumking. My friends kneel before it, and I try it every year, only to have my body reject it.
  19. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Hopslam 2011 but none of their examples since.

    PROST Dunkel on draft at the brewery where I had one of the first pulls from a new batch.

    Bell's Two-Hearted that was one week old.

    Pliny & Blind Pig fresh on draft at a few California places.

    Odells IPA fresh batch once at the brewery before a tour.

    Guinness in Europe.
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  20. ahh the great pumpking... how you made all other pumpkin beers obsolete.
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  21. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Savant (390) Pennsylvania Jan 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    As I'm not religious no. If I have any visions or bleeding palms I just chalk it up to the alcohol.
  22. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    You obviously haven't had '09 BCBS recently.
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  23. Anker13

    Anker13 Savant (295) New Jersey Feb 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Was over in Munich for Oktoberfest last fall... In the Paulaner tent at 10:30 in the morning, a litre of beer and a plate of sausages and kraut in front of me. Looking around, everyone was drinking but no one was drunk (maybe cause it was before noon haha). All I saw was friends and family enjoying each others company over a few beers, which is what it's all about when it comes down to it. One of the more significant drinking moments I've had
  24. hagbergl

    hagbergl Savant (320) Maryland Aug 27, 2009

    La Fin du Monde, for sure. I had never had anything like it. I thought, "BEER CAN TASTE LIKE THIS!?" Mind. Blown. Been hooked on craft beer ever since.
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  25. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    I don't know about religious but the first beer to really blow my mind was Stone IRS. I had been drinking good beer before that but never really went beyond what was easily found in supermarkets.

    This was probably 7-8 years ago and I had just picked one up at a local place. I think it was $4.99, which at that time seemed like a lot. Well I was amazed from the first sip. In fact, I had to pull over for a few minutes so I could really stay in the moment and enjoy it.
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  26. Why? Would my body reject that one, too?
  27. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Your body would convulse with spiritual ecstasy.
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  28. amen brother! one of the best memories i have from drinking was the night of election day. we all sat around a table, drank good beer, and talked politics. at the end of the night everyone agreed and agreed to disagree but we all got to enjoy an old tradition that i'm sure a group of patriotic men were enjoying 250 years ago. something that intertwines history, tradition, brotherhood, and beer! what a beautiful thing
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  29. Not for BCBS, it wouldn't.

    Besides, the only spirit that enters my body is Bourbon. Actual Bourbon, not the ohmygawd-this-beer-smells-like-it kind.
  30. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Have you had '09 lately?
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  31. MystikCelt

    MystikCelt Savant (360) New York Jun 11, 2011

    Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from the Funky Buddha brewery. I haven't tasted anything that good since this one time at band camp...
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  32. Actually, had the 2012 special painted bottle version of Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) last night. It'd been long years since I'd had it, and the last time (small 11.2oz bottle) it was 'meh, not bad'. I figured maybe my tastes had just changed (which, let's face it, they have) over the years and this beer just wasn't as good as I once thought it was.

    I. was. wrong. It gets no love on here, as it's not the 'coolest' among the Trappist brews (read, it's easy to get and nicely priced) but DAMN is it still a classic among classics...
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  33. bostonlogga

    bostonlogga Zealot (85) Washington Jan 13, 2013

    Hoponius union
    Sang royal
  34. palma

    palma Savant (495) New York Dec 14, 2003 Beer Trader

    Agree about Stone IRS. I had similar experience. thats the first beer that blew my mind. Pretty much turning me into a hophead (although that has subsided now and I am now a malt head)
  35. palma

    palma Savant (495) New York Dec 14, 2003 Beer Trader

    just picturing this environment in my head gave me the chills.
  36. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Washington Sep 12, 2012

    That's not a haiku.
    You need seven syllables
    In the middle dude.
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  37. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Goin to church stinkin', shitfaced drunk is fun
  38. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    I can't stop thinking about B3 Beat or Blabaer :(
  39. Houblon (at the Chouffe brewery pub)
    Sofie (Goose Island)
    Westvleteren 12
  40. When I pulled the cork on the first Lucifer I ever had, the aroma took me back to the first sip of beer I ever stole from my father. I know it's not the best beer in the world, but every time I crack one that wonderful aroma reminds me why I can't live without beer!