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What beer are you drinking now? #99

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gtermi, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Cheers and hope everybody has a great Sunday!

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  2. What a way to start the day, almosy makes me want to grab my Founders Imp Stout, that I picked up yesterday. But with kids on the loose this morning, I think I better at least wait till nap time.
     
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    just got home from work and thought i'd try this out
     
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I'm still on a Lagunitas Sucks kick. Damn it is SO good.
     

  5. I've discovered that FIS has improved my parenting skills dramatically.
     
  6. I want that glass.
     
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  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I'm drinking another bottle of Odell Lugene. Chocolate Milk Stout. I wish the abv was lower.
     
  8. Finishing the glass of Heavy Seas Black Cannon IPA that I abandoned last night to go to bed.
    Whoever told me Heavy Seas makes good beers is not my friend anymore
     
  9. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

  10. fredmugs

    fredmugs Champion (870) Indiana Aug 11, 2012

    Day 5 of Biggest Loser. No drinking for me (self-imposed) until the Super Bowl. Enjoy your beers.
     
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  11. Cup of coffee, 800mg of Ibuprofin, and a Bojangles Cajun Filet Biscuit usually do the trick for me. If that doesnt work then a bloody mary is in order
     
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  12. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (770) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Man, you guys start early (anyone coming off of a late shift, that's different). Just coffee for me right now, but either Bigfoot or Sculpin tonight.
     
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  13. Coffee here too. But I'm waiting for Beer Study in Carrboro to open up so I can go drink some Foothills Jade and play some Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
     
  14. Devi0us

    Devi0us Advocate (555) California May 3, 2011

    Rough day at work...I immediately thought of this beer on my drive home...

    Great minds think alike...
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    This is really hitting the spot right now...
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    Cheers!
     
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  15. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (770) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Aw man, I wanna have some Jade. Really hoping I can make a trip out to the brewery over spring break, and get a growler of it. I'd like to try all the Jades :)
     
  16. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

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    Starting my Sunday with a Torpedo. Then off to the bar to kick my Fathers @ss in pool while I drink Miller Lite or Heineken
     
  17. I heard Jade is coming out in bombers before too long. And yeah, I really need to try Papa and Baby Jade too. Hell I'm off work today and tomorrow maybe its time for a road trip to Winston
     
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  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,145) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    I'm waiting for the NBS thread to start so I can reply with this:

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    A delicious Belgian style ale made from the great state of Wyoming!
     
  19. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (605) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011

    Finishing up SN Celebration and hoping the Celtics avoid embarrassment on national TV....odds and ends clean up after that. Breckinridge Oatmeal Stout, probably.
     
  20. stuart3368

    stuart3368 Savant (255) Colorado Jan 3, 2011

    [​IMG] Counter Clockwise...Grand Cru, Serrano Double Stout, Palate Wrecker, 1st Anv Ale, Barlleywine Candela...Green Bullet...and then I forget...all Green Flash
     
  21. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

    Starting off with this as I catch up on Winter XGames on DVR

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  22. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (280) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012

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    Canned 01/24/13
    First Heady ever
     
  23. RelentlessLefty

    RelentlessLefty Savant (285) Iowa Nov 1, 2012

    What stood out?
     
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  24. Coffee. It's not even nine in the morning here! I gotta at least have lunch preparations started before I start drinking beer.
     
  25. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Advocate (545) New York Apr 27, 2012

    Since you're a HT rookie, you get a pass but.... Drink from the can!

    Kidding... it's delicious either way. Enjoy!
     
  26. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (280) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012

    Actually the first few sips were from the can, but I felt as if I was missing most of the aroma, so I poured some into a glass. :p
     
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  27. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (955) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    I wanted to give this one a try; pretty good.

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  28. meanmutt

    meanmutt Advocate (745) Ohio Feb 6, 2012

    Just picked up a 4 pack this morning...couldn't wait to try it...

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    Cheers!
     
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  29. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (445) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    HEAR HEAR! Cheers to Wyoming! :D
     
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  30. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Savant (465) Illinois Nov 4, 2008

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    This is good- ready for some big ten hoops in this ice storm here in Illinois....
     
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  31. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Champion (935) New York Aug 25, 2010

    Wish I could pretend that these were new beers (and post in the NBS thread), but that would be dishonest (aw, shucks)...

    My first ever side-by-side tasting (horizontal tasting?) of the top three tripels:
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    So, I gathered my supplies: the same glasses (I only had these wine glasses), some palate-cleansing Saltines and pretzels, cold water, a bottle opener (duh!), and a notepad (oh, and stoppers, to keep the rest of the beers fresh for later, when I can finish them lol):
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    I poured the beers into the glasses (left to right), trying to keep the amounts the same...
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    Where the hell is the head on the La Fin Du Monde (LFDM)? (*deducts points*) - the Karmeliet went "Duvel" on me and nearly overflowed... Lookit the cat - curious, as expected lol
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    How they settled down:
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    Tried to eat a cracker/pretzel and drink some water between samples...
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    More curious: note how the cat has gotten closer (borderline creepy, right?)
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    This was great fun, BTW - got to try the top-rated tripels side-by-side - I had my predispositions and I wanted to see if they were accurate (couldn't do it blind, since I was the only participant)...
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    My results:
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    The Westmalle (WM) is the best tripel in the universe (yes, universe), followed oh-so-closely by the Karmeliet (TK)... the LFDM was a little off-tasting, even though it is currently ranked as the top tripel on the site. I find that the Unibroue beers (and Ommegang's stuff, too, BTW) have a very distinct yeast flavor (at least I think it's the yeast) that is a little "off" - should be no surprise that the Belgians do it best (IMO).

    I thought the WM was the most beer-like and traditional, while the TK had an almost champagne-like character (that I love, BTW). The edge will go to the WM since it had the best head and lacing (yes, looks matter). The LFDM was sweeter, fruitier, chewier and had a spice character, as well as the aforementioned yeast character, that I didn't note in the other two. Maybe a lot of people like that, hence its currently higher rating. For my tastes, Westmalle and Karmeliet have the advantage, with the WM just a teensy bit more perfect; so I will finish the victorious Westmalle now:
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    Updated all my reviews, 'natch!

    Peace out, beer-lovers!
     
  32. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Savant (445) Wyoming Feb 24, 2011

    Thus spoken the Wolf!
     
  33. Drew26

    Drew26 Savant (350) Wisconsin Nov 2, 2012

    Nice glass!!
     
  34. kaseydad

    kaseydad Advocate (740) California Nov 23, 2008

    Was thinking about cellaring the 2012's.......nah. Too hard.

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  35. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

    It's not delivery...

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    It's Torpedo!
     
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  36. finishing off the last of my heady topper case :/
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  37. Lol! damn we should do a trade. I'll send you a Lrg pie from Gino's and you send me a sixer of torpedo. deal? you guys need some real pizza down there. no offense hehehe
     
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