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What is the best beer that is 8%?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tearoller, Feb 16, 2013.


What is the best beer that is 8% or more?

  1. Pliny the Elder

    13 vote(s)
  2. Heady Topper

    23 vote(s)
  3. Citra

    1 vote(s)
  4. Abyss

    6 vote(s)
  5. Black Note

    4 vote(s)
  6. Ruination 10th Anniversary

    5 vote(s)
  1. tearoller

    tearoller Initiate (20) Feb 12, 2013

    Is it bad that all the beers I'm choosing are 8% or more?

    Did you guys notice that any of these beers are worse than last year?
  2. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Ruination 10th is worse than last year.

    Heady is my pick.
  3. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Great idea for a thread. I'm gonna do a 7.6% thread. It's gonna be fun!!
  4. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Lets come up with another way to watch Heady win a "best ..... beer" thread.
    ESeab likes this.
  5. I didn't even realize they made beers less than 8% ABV.
    TheBeerTruck, caguiar and bifrost17 like this.
  6. jmw

    jmw Savant (440) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    None of the above. Very naive and limited choices.
  7. Black Note is 11.5%.
  8. Hop Stoopid at 8% too
  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I do not think any of these beers make my top 10 or even top 20 beers at 8% or above.

    I think it is safe to say that beer in general is getting worse every year. Downward slope. All of it worse than the year before.
  10. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (495) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

    My personal favorite over 8% would be Plead the 5th.
    libbey likes this.
  11. mellowmark

    mellowmark Advocate (510) Minnesota Mar 31, 2010 Verified

    Where's the "none of the above" option?
    abcramer likes this.
  12. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Verified

    Rochefort 10
    hannydawg likes this.
  13. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (555) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    Being as the majority of those beers aren't distributed to me. This poll is bias, and I don't like it :(
  14. wisconsinbeer1

    wisconsinbeer1 Savant (370) Wisconsin Nov 11, 2004 Verified

    Easy fellas, hes a Member Since: Monday
    alucard6679 likes this.
  15. There's BBA stouts and DIPAs on here... one of the choices isn't even 8%... what a hell of a poll... lol
  16. 10th anniversaries only last 1 year
    BigBarley and Kaz646 like this.
  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Champion (975) Kansas Jul 5, 2009 Verified

    Great Divide Wolfgang Dopplebock
  18. Logsdon seizoen bretta.
  19. only half are 8% lol
  20. beesy

    beesy Savant (415) Ohio Jul 21, 2010 Verified

    I'm so confused...I was expecting to see a bunch of 8% beers not a bunch of 8+ beers. And why listen to what everyone else has to say about a limited set of beers when the reviews for said limited set are easy to find on this site - go find something you like in a style you like and enjoy the ride finding them!
  21. Excellent thread, please be sure to make more great polls like this one.
    SanMartianMustache and beesy like this.
  22. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    No way!!!!
  23. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Savant (335) Ireland May 20, 2009

    None of the above.

    And Fantome Saison.
  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Kern River Citra for me.