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What beer are you drinking now? #157

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ubenumber2, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. CW Illumination Double IPA

    Talk about a HUGE year for CW! Another fantastic brew!

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  2. Beautiful Cali weather and my first 3F ZD. :)


  3. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Savant (265) Michigan May 16, 2012


    First time for me. It's damn good.
  4. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Jealous.. Trying to trade for some of that.
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  5. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (450) Florida Feb 15, 2013 Beer Trader

    A brief recap of tonight:

    1. Samuel Adams Alpine Spring (on-tap to pilsner glass)

    2. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (bottle to pilsner glass)

    3. [​IMG]
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  6. Enjoying one of my favorites-
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  7. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    It's still stout and barleywine season due the ridiculously cold march weather here in Chicago. Enjoying Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative courtesy of Oboogie. A very tasty, solid RIS. Very enjoyable!

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  8. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poobah (1,110) Hawaii Dec 10, 2002 Beer Trader

    Westbrook Shane's Big DIPA. This stuff is seriously fresh, smelled like fresh cut grass when I opened the bottle. One of my favorite DIPAs right now.
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  9. cneville

    cneville Savant (310) Ohio Sep 16, 2010

    enjoying this fine saison thanks to doodler while settling in for a late night of soccer!
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  10. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I hate you so much for having the TWO glasses I want the most, and one of the beers I've been trying to snag for such a long time.

    I hate you so much.
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  11. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,285) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    Tonight's newbies:

    Wasn't expecting much after picking this single up randomly. One of the best brown ales I have ever had hands down. So robust with a great creamy mouthfeel. This is going on the "clone brew this" list.

    Damn good Schwarzbier! I remember being a fan of the doppelbock these guys made. This is lagered just as well. Hardly any lager fruity esters present with plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and coffee with some nice robustness.

    WOW, the aromas and flavors on this beer are two different beasts. Smells like an Xmas stout; tastes like a heavy spiced Belgian stout. I am going to have to finish the review for final thoughts, but I think I'm a fan of this. We'll see. I might have to buy some cellarables of this one to tone down the spices.

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  12. Manoftyr

    Manoftyr Savant (270) New York May 6, 2009

    Some Bink Grand Cru.
  13. Wow, holy shit, this is drinking nice right now.


    listening to...

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  14. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

  15. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Yeah, I had a 2011/2012 last week. Was drinking great!
  16. I have a couple of 2009 & 2010 that I am giddy to crack over the next week.
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  17. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Severely underrated beer! It may be one of the chunkiest beers out there, but dammit is it a great beer for the $
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  18. Got me some Sucks and a 9:15 Tee Time.


    Bout to show Tiger why Lee Trevino is THE MAN.
  19. Palate Wrecker!!
  20. Ending the night with another favorite. And, it's 37 d F here. Cheers!
  21. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Is this the swing top bottle? God damn....how is it!?
  22. stakem

    stakem Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    yes, which had me nervous because the seal was severely crimped...
    luckily, it was perfectly carbonated despite my concern

    i added the beer and posted a review
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  23. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (440) Florida May 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Drinking my only CBS I received in a trade. Fortunately this bottle was a good one. Still taste the maple notes quite easily. Drinking this one with my brother tonight(got for him as Christmas present and just couldn't find a time to drink it). watching USA soccer shit the bed. Hittin the sack after this as I'm flying to vegas tomorrow for my bachelor party!
  24. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm always leery about swingtops, HF grolwers are ALWAYS wet around the seal but it seems fine for short term stuff. I've had a few swing top commercial stuff with a few years on them that were dead flat and oxidized. Seems like an odd choice of bottle for a Fantome....

    Great review by the way, sounds delicious! Roasty saison...crazy! Cheers.
  25. [​IMG]

    I never get tired of this beer...
  26. [​IMG]
    Had this a little earlier today -- full review in profile. (3.98/5 RATING... Y U SO LOW!?) I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of canned beer the more I have it... between the Oskar Blues that I've had and the Finch's Secret Stache, I don't wanna have a bottle again.​
  27. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Advocate (550) Rhode Island Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Goes well with Downton Abbey. Who knew?
  28. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Yeah, it really is a fantastic RIS, and I continue to like it more and more with each sip. I'm really surprised that the cumulative rating isn't higher. Then again, it isn't limited, isn't barrel-aged, isn't a huge hop bomb, and isn't a overly hyped special release. I'm not sure if a lot of reviewers here on BA know what to do with a beer like this. (I admit it, I'm really getting cynical...;))
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  29. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poobah (1,065) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    You know, that's the first IPA I ever had. Didn't even know what an IPA was before I picked up a 6 of this for a party about 7 years ago.
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  30. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    loose cannon and hopslamx2 while catching up on the following. great show
  31. davey101

    davey101 Champion (860) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Are we talking about insanity here? It is a bourbon barrel aged barleywine haha.
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  32. Doh
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  33. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (410) Michigan Jun 20, 2012 Beer Trader


    cheers! Thanks Brian!

    MSEGUIN Advocate (650) Michigan Apr 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Bomber of Wookey Jack while creating an Ad Plan for school.
  35. MattyG85

    MattyG85 Champion (945) Minnesota Aug 31, 2010 Subscriber

    Going to try this:

    Then a couple session IPAs

  36. mucsusn

    mucsusn Aficionado (110) Virginia Feb 20, 2013

    Lagunitas Sucks tonight. Contrast from the Dirty Bastard last evening. Yum!
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