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What's wetting the whistle P.2

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by danieelol, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Last night was too many Feral Smoked Porters off of the handpump at the Sail and Anchor.

    I got hammered, organised a blind date for my friend with one of the girls I used to work with, made my old boss comp my tab and then got him to drive me home at 3am ( a 40min detour for him) whilst I bitched about my life.

    It was clearly the beers fault.
     
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  2. last Full Nelsons or what ever they are called these days were at least 3 months ago and tasted a treat
     
  3. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    A squealer of Watermelon (every job has it's perks - that and 45min old Hop Hog), followed by Riverside 44 and 55 (thanks to Mr Heygeebee {Owen, I will drink yours later, thanks too}).

    Riverside really good. Really good. It was the only good thing about watching Tottenham v Fulham. Boring game. Although the sight of Dimitar Berbatov always makes me swoon. You can never have enough Berba-rotica in your life.
     
  4. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Savant (345) Australia Nov 29, 2008

    Orval, that Chimay anniversary beer - which isn't my cup of tea at all, and some Speedway Stout. Leftover Carslberg in the fridge is probably next.
     
  5. been a while since I chirped on this one...

    Watermelon Warhead @ Feral last week was a highlight - a very different interpretation of the beer than I had @ Pumphouse a while back. New batch is much clearer with much better head retention. Boris was excellent as well.

    Last night some odd blue and green drinks @ Frankie's Pizza. hmmmm. Brother Thelonious worked well, as for Honey I'm Home, well I wish it wasn't.

    Oh, and some dead fresh Hop Hog from IBS.... can't be bad - imho better after 3-4 days in bottle than dead fresh but there you go....
     
  6. Sinha stout. Every time, it's "it's going to be pretty good but come on, it couldn't be _that_ good."

    Other recent fabulous: Evil Twin Even More Jesus, 3 Fonteinen Oud Gueze, Herfst, Stone Smoked Porter.
    Fairly impressive: Mornington Mosaic IPA, Forrest Pobblebonk Honey Saison, Amager 500 IPA, Hopworks Hub Lager, Hercule Stout, Holgate Millenium Falcon.
    Less taken by: Evil Twin Honey I'm Home, Alesmith Old Numbskull.
    Kill it with fire: Struisse Wit.
     
  7. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I wish Sculpin cans, but woolworths.

    CHEAP BIG EYE IPA GUYZ~!
     
  8. sinkas

    sinkas Aficionado (190) Australia Jul 9, 2008

    what lukie, who has the cheap big eye? and who has sculpin cans?
     
  9. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    No one. That is the point.
     
  10. Dan Murpys has been selling cartons of BP Big Eyes for $65 for sometime now, just depends on the store and if they choose to stock it.
    One of the few craft brands that doesnt gather dust like the rest of their range.
     
  11. sinkas

    sinkas Aficionado (190) Australia Jul 9, 2008

    No worries, yep have bought about a dozen slabs of it from dans,
    had red IPA from LC last night,
    its good, a bit watery on the finish, and has the sierra nevada like hop profile , which I can only assume is whole cone hops,
     
  12. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I find Sierra Nevada's aroma hop profile to be muted and subtle...fair hit of bitterness though.
     
  13. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Halfway through Hargreaves Hill Phoenix 2012. Great beer. Really complex fortified malt character, plenty rewarding.

    Started with Birrificio Del Ducato New Morning. Bit much lemon all-purpose cleaner action, but doable.
     
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  14. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    From Tap:

    Riverside Resurrection - pretty good
    Young Henry's Real Ale - infected or just bad
    Riverside Golden Ale - nice, considering the style. better than reviews suggest.
    Little Creatures Red IPA - pretty enjoyable
    Holgate Millennium Falcon - very pricy, could drink this but the aromatics and general flavour were muted, nothing much here really (bottle could be very different, I've no idea). Very hard to justify the price on this one.
    Moo Brew Belgo - enjoyed this one. Light and sessionable but with big heft from the banana and breadiness. Well made and crisp wit-esque beer in my opinion.
    Young Henry's/Mountain Goat Collab - ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. The most disgusting, horrible, infected and just downright bad mess of beer I think I may have ever had. Tastes worse than sour milk. Should have been able to return that to the bar and really just denigrates the notion of craft in general. Young Henry's actually need to learn to brew decent beer. Seriously.

    At home:

    Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale: Bit of ye olde plastic (Let's call it Aussie hop character as Aussie brewers really love the scent of plastic in many of their beers) but pretty nice in general, did get some fruity hop character from it
    Moon Dog Artisan Poseure - A non-infected beer from them so that alone impressed me. Lots of cola character. This one could see mainstream success if they dried it out and toned down the cloves and sweetness a little.

    Might drink a Murray's Best Extra Porter next. Straight from 2011 so you can know for sure it wasn't contract brewed.
     
  15. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Finished at the shop. Drank Mamouche.
     
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  16. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Mmmm capsicum lambic

    Fuck, I wasn't supposed to let slip Zwanze 2014...
     
  17. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    2014 might be the stout!
     
  18. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Jean told me to tell you that you're fired

    Revealing trade secrets
     
  19. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I am Jean. :O
     
  20. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Oh hi mate

    Could you perhaps brew a 2015 Zwanze with Vegemite, Anzac Biscuits and some food colouring representing a Southern Cross?

    I'd be very appreciative
     
  21. Oddly enough, Mamouche does remind me of the way gum trees smell in the half hour after a downpour following a long dry spell. And yet the talking Boonie says squat.
     
  22. drinking Raging Flem. Its not a BIPA for mine
     
  23. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    well what is it then?
     
  24. more of a hop driven beer like an APA, AIPA. Not enough Belgian carachter in it. Thats not to say it isn't a good beer because it is. But the Hop is too dominant
     
  25. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Zwanze 2015 will be cupcakes. Cupcakes steeped in lambic.

    100/100
     
  26. my my - Red Duck The Tiger tonight - and mighty fine it is too.... reminds me of Jaipur.
     
  27. foles

    foles Savant (410) Australia Jan 28, 2007

    Agree there, especially after trying a Stone Cali-Belgique and the Het Anker one. Still a very nice beer tough. Probably the yeast strain chosen isn't the most characterful.
     
  28. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I went to Dan's (I feel unclean) to get some Australian Brewery Pils and Pale in the cans... Turns out Woolies sent all the cans back to the Aussie brewery because they were "sharp".

    Good lord.
     
  29. enjoying a raging flem every day after work this week has been a treat,

    stand out brews from the last couple of weeks have been;
    omnipollo neb
    evil twin sonderho hipster
    evil twin even more jesus
    and on a local tip mash contender, delicious BIPA
     
  30. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Last night I had:

    DFH Indian Brown (not very good really)
    Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (not bad really)
    Big Sky Cowboy Coffee Porter (thanks to Owen)- real nice
    nevaRaven - enjoyable, drinking more like a barleywine now
     
  31. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Aurora Borealis on hand pump. Boozy but such an interesting beer to sip slowly.
    Followed that up with Seven Sheds Stella IPA. An excellent palate cleanser and such a clean hop bitterness. Not too dissimilar to an amped up S&W Pacific.
     
  32. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    The last few days in Myanmar have consisted of generally crap lager with Myanmar Beer (lager) and Tiger being prominent. Mandalay Strong Ale (Red) made for an uninspiring change. The best was some locally BUL ABC Extra Stout to get a bit of flavour going.

    Looking forward to a Franziskaner on Lufthansa.
     
  33. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Raging Flem (tasty and Le Freak-esque)
    Shepherd's Delight (still pretty good)
    Bigfoot 2013 (less hoppy than the last year's etc.)
     
  34. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    A selection of fin scotches in the Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt today. The beer options are awful by German standards so the hundred or so whiskies and whiskeys will serve me well.
     
  35. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Savant (345) Australia Nov 29, 2008

    Same boat, or similar. I've been in Vietnam all last week. Bia Ha Noi or Tiger and lots of bia hoi. That stuff does go down a treat when it's warm, mind. Especially at 25c a glass. First thing I did when I got home yesterday was drink the 2 Rochefort 8 I had in the fridge.
     
  36. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    I was just glad to get the ABC Stout at the end of the trip. Off to Toronto this morning so looking forward to some HOPS! It's just a pity that it will cost more than $1 a pint.
     
  37. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    In Toronto so a trip to C'est What was in order. Have tried the Black Oak Salt N'Pepper Rye Bock which was good, Durham XXX for some hybrid IPA action and now some house Big Butt Smoked Dark Ale. This is peaty as anything but damn tasty.
     
  38. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    O Canada! The hops are treating me well. So far I've had a few beers but Flying Monkeys Smashbomb and Nicklebrook Headstock are great. Unibroue 17 also impressed.

    In other news, Nogne O #100 and 8wired Hopwired are $7 a bottle. Scary.
     
  39. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Those prices are cheaper then their corresponding countries by a lot!
     
  40. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    Hence me calling the prices scary. The LCBO has a lot going against it but beer prices is not one of them. When they had Utopias, it was sold for around $120 a bottle.
     
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