3 Beans - Best Lion Beer Ever?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by BeerIsland, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. BeerIsland

    BeerIsland Zealot (548) Feb 9, 2003 Pennsylvania

    This is a damn fine beer from this facility - who'd a thunk it?
     
  2. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Thought it was rather disappointing.. Tries to have the flavor of a strong double stout but has the body of gatorade...
     
  3. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Agreed. First Lion beer I really liked.
     
  4. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Disciple (383) Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    Pretty sure this is a sarcastic response, but I'll just go ahead and be the one to say that I have no idea what a "lion beer" is.
     
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  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    3 Beans is brewed in Pennsylvania by Lion Brewery
    Lion
     
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  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,220) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, now... unless you want "Shane for Sixpoint" to get upset, that should read:

    As for the OP - don't care for flavored beers so I'll pass on this one, too. And, mostly for nostalgic reasons I guess, but this one will always be a Lion-brewed favorite of mine, circa mid-1980's.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,160) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Thanks for the correction. I am sure that it is noted on the cans or packages somewhere. You are exactly right, that is the proper way to describe how it is that Sixpoint beer is made in Pa. at Lion.
     
  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,220) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Oh, too early in the morning, so I see now that I forgot to add a ;) after that correction of your comment.
    ;) < I'm not going to make the same mistake twice - since that was a nice, subtle bit of sarcasm - [wasn't it?] :D
     
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  9. PittRooney

    PittRooney Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    ha ha this just made my day and its only 930

    shhh you can't talk about things like that on here, they'll get you
     
  10. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (209) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    Couldn't agree more, this disappointed me at first... but the flavor is so good, I reach for a 3Beans when I want the flavor of a stout but aren't in the mood for the chocolate syrup body of an imp stout.
     
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (2,777) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    What is your opinion of the Lancaster beers that are brewed at Lion Brewery?

    Cheers!
     
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I don't know what else has been brewed at Lion, but 3 Beans is a damn good beer and easily my favorite from Six Point.
     
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,810) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I found the Kolsch to be pretty damn solid last year.

    I also really like the 3 Beans- taken on its own terms it's quite nice with clear and clean flavors. Since when was being big, thick and borderline-clumsy a prerequisite for being good anyway? Whatever must you guys think of something like Courage Imperial Stout, if that's the way things are nowadays?
     
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  14. BeerIsland

    BeerIsland Zealot (548) Feb 9, 2003 Pennsylvania

    I never drink the cans or bottles so can't speak to them. I actually tried the Rumspringa today and found it pretty good; a little on the honey tasting side but very drinkable. Bill Moore has been telling me how much monitoring he does; both onsite and through reports.
     
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  15. foureyedgeek

    foureyedgeek Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I thought Rumspringma was downright undrinkable, I'd be hard pressed tp find a way to cook wih it.
     
  16. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,220) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Every Sixpoint beer packaged in cans has been brewed at The Lion - there's no canning line in their Brooklyn brewery.

    As for other breweries' brands, the list would be a long over the years.
     
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  17. bigfnjoe

    bigfnjoe Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I liked Resin a lot when it first came out, though I haven't had it in quite awhile.

    Lancaster Kolsch was my go to summer beer over the last two years because of the price, but Gansett Summer may replace it this year if I can find a case in the Philly area.
     
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  18. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Poo-Bah (1,947) Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Funny thing is that you can't buy Sixpoint anywhere near the Lion brewery (legitimately). Not available in Luzerne, Lackawanna, or Carbon counties. Anyone try the re-launched Steg Porter yet? My favorite of the more recent Lion beers and crushes Ying's offering.
     
  19. BeerIsland

    BeerIsland Zealot (548) Feb 9, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Although I haven't had one in a year or so, I agree it's the better porter.
     
  20. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (2,777) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    “Bill Moore has been telling me how much monitoring he does; both onsite and through reports.” Good for Bill! It seems that monitoring is an absolute requirement if you contract brew at the Lion.

    Cheers!
     
  21. BeerIsland

    BeerIsland Zealot (548) Feb 9, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Why do I have a memory kicking around in my head of Bobcat Goldthwait doing a hilarious routine about Manhattan Gold on the Howard Stern show?
     
  22. nickscatena

    nickscatena Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2007 Pennsylvania

    i think 3 beans is fantastic. resin is a really good ipa as well.
     
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  23. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,475) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    3 Beans and Resin are my favs from them. Should stocked up on 3 Beans when the shelves still had it.
     
  24. kennyo

    kennyo Devotee (451) Jan 30, 2003 New York
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    i remember this, i must be old
     
  25. lionking

    lionking Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Steg Porter was my favorite, dont know if they are still making it.
     
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