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3Beans at $14.99 before taxes..

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

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  1. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    3Beans was $13ish for 48oz of a pretty good baltic porter. Alaskan Baltic was $10 for 22oz. and I didn't enjoy it much. Worth is relative.
     
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  2. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    Tongo, thanks for the useful input, I will drink the last one I have closer to room temp and give it another shot.
    ThirstyFace, thanks for informing me that my opinion is not very intelligent. I will try to have better taste in the future.
     
  3. mnrider

    mnrider Crusader (701) May 26, 2009 Connecticut

    I'm pretty sure I saw it for 9.99.
     
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,008) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Definitely- as long as you have another, that makes sense. Here's hoping you get more enjoyment out of it- cheers!

    I'll also repeat another thing I've posted about this beer: I really like those dark chocolate-covered espresso bean candies, and that's the very first thing that came to mind when I tasted 3 Beans- almost like the coffee is not processed at all. Plus (some) booze! And no grit in between your teeth!
     
  5. Noelito76

    Noelito76 Defender (668) Oct 30, 2004 New York
    Beer Trader

    Where? Only saw it here in NYC for $14.99. In any case, it was okay but for that price I'd go elsewhere for mr stouts/porters. And I happen to like Sixpoint beers.
     
  6. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    I like the damn stuff... but... thats way to much for thin cans..
     
  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I believe I paid $13 for mine, so $13 for 48oz of a 10% abv pretty damn delicious coffee porter? I've paid way more for way worse before. I think it is the best beer they put out.
     
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  8. JAramini

    JAramini Aspirant (230) Jun 5, 2005 New York

    You know the book "Unsafe at Any Speed"?

    3beans is overpriced at any price. I honestly found it terrible. There are plenty of other options at similar and lower price points that are better.
     
  9. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois


    Yowza, super not worth the monehs. (very mad cow)
     
  10. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (567) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Price is high as compared to what it sells elsewhere. However, I doubt that once you try it you'll have any remorse what so ever, Sixpoint really did a great job on this. Keep it quite, but once I tried it, I'd have paid more for sure.
     
  11. pressedmeat

    pressedmeat Initiate (141) Jan 7, 2013 New Jersey

    About right, a little cheaper in New Jersey(by about a buck or two).
     
  12. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I drank one tonight. Not very good cold. Not much flavor at all. Pretty good at room temp. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm glad I bought it.
     
  13. antzman

    antzman Aspirant (208) Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    I think someone screwed up and priced it at the same price as their regular offerings. Either the store, or the distributor that sold it to them is taking a big loss on this one.
     
  14. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    10.99 at a store local to me in NJ.

    Also, better than FBS. IMO of course, but i blind tasted them last night and 3Beans won EASILY. much more coffee flavor and a nice chocolate as well. FBS has no Oatmeal.
     
  15. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I dont find it expensive. Anyone want to recommend me a cheaper ~10% abv oak aged coffee/chocolate baltic porter? Especially ones with similar quality ingredients?
     
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  16. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Heady Topper's $13 for four 16 oz cans. That's my bench mark. Have a hard time paying the same price for fewer ounces, or paying more for the same ounces. When it costs more, and has a lower volume...I won't touch it. I have tried it, and it's most certainly not worth the cost, in my opinion.
     
  17. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,318) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    Considering the expensive ingredients used the price is understandable. The two places I've found it have had it for 12.99 and 13.99, and I enjoyed it enough to seek it out again.
     
  18. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,318) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    I don't think you're considering the cost to the brewer. It is significantly cheaper to brew an IPA (of any type) than a Oak Aged Baltic Porter using high quality coffee, cacao, and romano beans.
     
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  19. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    IMHO Sixpoint is one of the more overpriced breweries out there. It's nice that they're pints but at the same time, I'm usually paying $3.50-$5 a can. 3Beans was a little disappointing in that it was 12oz.
     
  20. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,558) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    That's a pricing error. The case cost was almost twice what the regulars cost.
     
  21. Zbyler

    Zbyler Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    $12.99 here at my store in CT
     
  22. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    $13 in vt, I liked it quite a bit and got a few 4 pks. For those looking for similar flavors in a thicker beer, try to find some Peak Mocha Oak aged Stout, that ones certainly not lacking in flavor especially for $6 a bomber.
     
  23. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    not impressed w/ 3 bean....like their other stuff more
     
  24. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (391) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    12.49 in western ma. Great beer. Very worth it.
     
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  25. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Fifteen bucks is a lot for a 4 pack of beer from a brewery that hasn't really made anything too impressive, imo.
     
  26. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (454) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    just curious what steps you took to have them served *below room temperature?
     
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