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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Brianhophead, Dec 8, 2012.

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  1. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Just drank one with a year on it last week. It was way more buttery biscuit and vanilla than I remember fresh- but awesome either way!
     
  2. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    1. My Home brew.

    2. Someone elses homebrew.
     
  3. michael_king

    michael_king Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Virginia

    Should read "Bourbon GBS"
     
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  4. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Bruery Autumn Maple, if you can still find it. It's a 10% Belgian style brown ale brewed with 17 lbs. of yams per barrel, molasses, brown sugar. Also St. Bernardus Christmas ale is great.
     
  5. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    I think I'm finally going to drink 4 calling birds either on the eve or day of. Any thoughts, never had it
     
  6. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    That is what I will be drinking too. My favorite beer on my favorite day of the year
     
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  7. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    Got the Bourbon GBS an hour ago. Had one Sat from the release and this one will be uncorked in front of the x-mas tree. Also picked up three Bruery Autumn Maples for $4/ea - those will be night after treats.
     
  8. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I think I'm going to be popping a Melange 3 that I traded for a while back. Splurge a little on yourself.
     
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  9. blguillen

    blguillen Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 California

    On Christmas, I'll be enjoying the Bruery's 5 Golden Rings and 4 Calling Birds. I *love* Christmas beers. Love love love the spices and its by far (for me) the best time to enjoy great beer. I have a keg of Sam Adams Winter lager on tap at home. This past weekend, I enjoyed Noble Ale Works "You'll Shoot You're Eye Out" beer. It was bomb. Loved the apple cider!
     
  10. rob133

    rob133 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2009 California

    Wife just called me up to ask what she should get me from the beer store - a couple of bottles of Fantome it is then - thank you very much
     
  11. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,284) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Going all out. Definitely going to spread it out though, otherwise it could get ugly. The order is subject to change. Note: Lineup is not limited to just these brews, but will include the following!

    1. Pliny The Elder
    2. Mother of all Storms
    3. The Dissident
    4. Heady Topper
    5. Victory at Sea

    Here's to hoping everyone has a very merry Christmas and a hoppy New Year!
     
  12. kreg02

    kreg02 Aspirant (277) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Pretty sure the coffee is only in bombers the regular BCBS is in 12oz 4 packs though...
     
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  13. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    I agree on a normal day, but can you imagine buying a beer for the soul purpose of enjoying it on christmas and it ends up down the drain?

    I recommend something you know and love, an amazing BA Imperial stout sounds good. I'll have to pick one up.
     
  14. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    1 - Best given: Taking my sister to a few breweries & bottle-shop for her x-mas present this year. She seems really excited about it:slight_smile:

    2 - Best received: Last year my wife and I walked into a bottle-shop, and she said "Go nuts! Merry x-mas!".
     
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  15. Captstrapper

    Captstrapper Initiate (155) Nov 19, 2011 Vermont
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    Had Bush de noel premium last year close to the holidays, exceptional!

    beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/604/24693
     
  16. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Just walk down to your local store a grab Westy 12, they're super cheap this time of year.
     
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  17. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Initiate (193) Mar 29, 2010 Indiana
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    I've been saving a bomber or Fistmas from Revolution for about a month now gonna enjoy that
     
  18. Wreckoncile

    Wreckoncile Aspirant (200) Jul 19, 2011 California

    1. Homebrew and

    2. Whatever my brother in law feels like cracking from the gift basket of beers I'm giving him for Xmas.

    3. Maybe a Westy. Down one already, want to cellar at least 3 of them for a year. We'll see about that.
     
  19. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,861) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Is it safe to say it's better without age on it?
     
  20. pdbader

    pdbader Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 North Carolina
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    Hoppin' Frog BA Frosted Frog Christmas Ale or The Bruery 5 Golden Rings
     
  21. Bubbles

    Bubbles Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 California

    My favorite Christmas beers, this year were Mikkeller's Ris a la Male and their Red/White.
     
  22. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Initiate (163) Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    I'd give you some of mine, but it's got another month before it reaches its prime... :slight_frown:

    I'll remember next year to start a batch around my birthday (October 15th) so that it will be perfect by X-Mass... Some people say that a "typical" (ale) beer only needs 1 month to mature, although I think that's a little too soon for the flavors to refine.
     
  23. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Cantillon Oude Gueuze
     
  24. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Chimay Blue, SN Celebration and some Bud. Merry Christmas to y'all. maybe even some Torpedo, Boulevard and some cheep Scotch.
     
  25. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I will be opening my Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock.
     
  26. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    Uhm.. wha?? where the hell are you getting autumn maples for $4?!
     
  27. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    Celebration is well celebrated on this site
     
  28. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    For anything other than IPA I'd agree. Also, higher the ABV the longer it needs to smooth out.

    Cheers.
     
  29. racer2k

    racer2k Devotee (412) May 21, 2004 Massachusetts

    Sierra Nevada Celebration 12 pack, Delirium Noel bomber and St. Bernardus Christmas bomber...
     
  30. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (566) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado
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    I was thinking the Bruery's 5 Golden rings as well, or Bink Grand Cru. Last year I really loved Gouden Carolus Noel. Havent' seen it yet this year. Another awesome one is Jolly Pumpkin's Noel de Calabaza.
     
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  31. brianthelion23

    brianthelion23 Initiate (0) May 21, 2012 California

    If u can find older vintages of anchor osa holds up so well
     
  32. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Mind=blown
     
  33. ThatCracker

    ThatCracker Aspirant (295) Nov 20, 2012 Virginia
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    They had them on clearance. Had the Perkulator Dopplebock for $4 a 4 pack as well LOL. Just got lucky...
     
  34. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,465) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    What can you get? I couldn't walk into any beer store here and expect to buy a 20-30 dollar bottle of beer unless you bought one of the retardo magnum bottles.
     
  35. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Is the BA Frosted Frog worth the $15 price tag? I have two normal Frosted Frogs for Christmas.
     
  36. rob133

    rob133 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2009 California

    My ever changing choice for Christmas beer has taken another turn - drank a bottle of this last night and will be seeking out a few more of these over the weekend. What a great beer

    Bryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS - Hjul & Stejle



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  37. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    It's great having a wife that's as into good beer as me!
     
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  38. mikehblack

    mikehblack Initiate (117) Feb 10, 2010 California
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    Just picked up a super fresh 4-pack of 2013 Bigfoot! Will definitely be consuming these all next week.The 4-packs are cute but unfortunately priced the same as the 6-packs were.
     
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  39. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Are you sure that your not referring to the regular Bourbon county stout (bcbs) and not the coffee(bcbcs)? I would be very interested in a 4-pack of coffee if they exist.
     
  40. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    So how does it feel owning your own bottle shop now?
     
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