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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.
KBS for stout and Heady Topper for IPA's...F'n PERIOD!!
All things considered, its by no means anybody's white whale. For the money though, it might be what I look most forward to every year. If it wasn't seasonal I would have it in the fridge everyday.
picking one beer as my top is actually impossible, it happens that i sometimes give more point to one beer than the other while i think they're both equally good, it's just the mood i'm in and etc ...
but so far my absolute favorites are :
De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva both the 2000 and 2005.
Hair Of The Dog Cherry Adam From The Wood.
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey.
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux.
The small swig of Apple Brandy Hunahpu resonates in my mind but Melange 3 is up there as well for me personally.
Russian River Pliney the Elder followed very closely by Cantillon's Lou Pepe - Gueuze.
Cantillon Fou' Foune!
enjoy by, kbs, bcbs and variants, HT, double galaxy, fbs, pliny. mind blown. boom
Anti-hero? as in Revolution brewing anti hero? Didn't realize revolution was creating that much buzz out of state. I'm from chicago and we have antihero on the shelves of supermarkets for like $9 a 6pk. Always tell myself Ill buy it but I always end up buying something else. I guess because I see it everywhere, I pass it up for something I feel is more exotic. I guess I'll have to change my tune!
And its about damn time I visit the brew pub too.
#1: Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude No. 4
#2: Bruery Oude Tart
Don't review yet. But firestone walker sucaba
KBS and Backwoods Bastard followed by Founders Breakfast Stout and Hopslam
My avatar should make it pretty obvious, haha, but Firestone Walker XVI absolutely blew my mind and claimed my top spot.
Stout: Bell's Black Note
IPA: Heady Topper
Belgian: Trappistes Rochefort 10
Old Ale: BB4D
Eisbock: Kuhnhenn Raspberry
Overall kick-ass experience goes to Rochefort 10. The first beer that made me go "woah. what just happened?!"
Dreadnaught is mine. Followed closely by Ruination and then ZD and Rye da Tiger. Unearthly holds a special place as it turned me on to craft beer. however i am starting to explore stouts more and more. Bo and Luke was very good.
On another note, why do people think others like ZD because of the name or label? it could be called purple unicorns and it would still be up at the top of my list. For that matter, it could be called purple unicorn piss and I would still drink it
Palate Wrecker for hops, Lukcy Basartd otherwise.
AleSmith Speedway Stout and Heady Topper alone could keep me smiling for the rest of my days. I would have gone with BCBS or BCBCS, but those beers are meant for special occasions IMO. Lots of delicious brew in this thread!
Winter: Victory at Sea
Spring: Pliny the Elder
Summer: Saison DuPont
Fall: Dogfish Head Pumpkin
Such a difficult thing to pin down, but thats not a bad thing but a salute to all he great beer being produced today! Number One rated - in my mind is best in style and then overall and in that case it's a tie (I factored in accessibility and price)
Bells Two Hearted
Founders Double trouble
Founders Imperial Stout
I don't have a favorite beer but maybe five that are untouchable
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta
St. Bernardus Abt 12
St. Bernardus Tripel
Bell's Black Note
DFH Olde School
These just blew me away when I had them...
Reviewed Abrasive. Actual Apple Brandy Hunaphu! Then BA Vanilla DL and King Henry.
The brewery is great. Went there when I visited Chicago in December. Anti-hero is a very tasty IPA. If they have E. Norma Gene be sure to give that a try too, they don't bottle that one yet.
HOTD Bourbon Fred
Bruery Melange No. 3
Boneyard Hop Venom
I feel like I still have a long way to go with my beer experience (and I don't really do ratings here) but my top beer is still FBS. It's just perfect at what it does.
Palo Santo Marron
2008 Bourbon County Barrel Stout
What's your #1 album of all time?
This changes with the weather......NG Black Top.
2011 Black Tuesday
I'm a crappy reviewer, but BBQ is my top one.
Founders Imperial Stout
Pretty sure it's Reisdorf Kolsch right now, though just reviewed O'Hara's Leann Follain and that might take top honors. No perfect 5's yet.
To Date my top rated Beer would be Dark knight Returns from Barley Johns. it is released every 2 yrs. Waiting for others to age.
As far as ratings go, I have rated beers on here, RB, untapped and tasting cards from different events. I have never really combined them all to see what I gave my highest rating to. Three beers really stand out, the first time I had Isabelle around 08-09, BC Rare and Alexander. Out of those three I would have to go with Rare, the mounth feel and taste were excellent. It was a very decadent and wish I had another
Great Divide Yeti, all Fives. Just mentioned this in another post
Schell's Stag Series Citra Pils, Millstream Oktoberfest, Saison Dupont: All three are overlooked under appreciated styles that never get enough credit. Citra Pils was warm and bready with lively hops making it wonderfully refreshing; Oktoberfest was by in large the most in-style rewarding, reserved beer I have ever come across and challenging because of its clean cut simplicity; and Saison Dupont always always shocks me as to how good it is and puzzles me as to why it does not fly off the shelf especially since it is supremely versatile at the dinner table.
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