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Beers that you regret purchasing...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Thedrizzle, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I have actually spent money on BL Chelada, multiple times too.
  2. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I've never regretted a beer purchase. Sure, there's been a number of beers I've bought that I haven't liked, but there's also been a lot I've taken a chance on and really enjoyed.

    I do really enjoy the liquor stores that allow you to make your own 4/6 pack because then I feel less guilty about not enjoying a beer since there's only that bottle to finish.
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  3. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aug 2, 2012 California
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    Tart of Darkness - a sour stout? I don't drink sours, but I love stouts. Thought I'd give this one a whirl to see if I could get into sours - FAILED!
  4. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ya I have to call shenanagins on CW Barleywine... That is a top notch example of the style..... Am I a Wisconsin beer fan boy, for sure! But that aside it is a very solid example of the style, better then most, especially for the price!
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  5. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    If nothing else it put some [more] hair on my chest. A case, in retrospect, was not my best idea.
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  6. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    I won't lie, I laughed out loud in my chair.
  7. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    NG Enigma !?!? That is actually perfect liquaflied! Jk, I do love it though!
  8. taxman

    taxman Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    There are beers that I bought that I didn't like, but I don't regret buying them. That's part of the adventure!
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  9. pk18

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Most things from Mikkeller have disappointed me. At least they're moderately priced.....:(
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  10. stealth

    stealth Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Craft beer for me is all about experiences, so like others said, no regrets. I don't regret that bottle of Voodoo Doughut - proud to say I tasted and survived it, and I have a funny story/experience from it.
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  11. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

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  12. hardy008

    hardy008 Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    I don't regret buying any single bottle to at least try a beer. My only regret is when I bought a 6 pack, didn't like the beer, and wished I would have bought a single bottle instead.
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  13. rfbenavi80

    rfbenavi80 Mar 15, 2010 Missouri

    Just my 2 cents worth....... Cucumber Saison was being talked about earlier. I LOVED that beer! very unique and different.

    +1 for the Boatswain DIPA that was said earlier.
    +1 for the Voodoo Doughnut also.
  14. dirtyfab

    dirtyfab Oct 21, 2004 New York

    Sam Adams Triple Bock. Tasted like Vick's formula 44.
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  15. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Newcastle Winter IPA.....the worst English IPA I ever had, like water. Hell, Bud Light has more flavor than this crap. Grrrrrr!!!! At least it's not expensive.
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  16. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I knew I was going to hate Voodoo Donut so I bought one and brought it to a beer bar and had the bartender pour out like 10 pours for whoever wanted one. 2 people actually liked it, I had a good laugh about it which was the idea.
  17. BlowstotheBody

    BlowstotheBody Oct 22, 2012 Florida

    No regrets. I like to try anything I can get my hands on. But for the price I payed and how much I didn't enjoy it, I was pretty damn close to regretting Infinium.
  18. Chugs13

    Chugs13 Dec 11, 2011 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Anything Buffalo Bills.
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  19. T-RO

    T-RO Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Southern Tier Pumking
    Southern Tier Creme Brule
    Smuttynose Herbaceous
  20. pk18

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I second that. Thankfully, I hadn't remembered I tried it.....until today.
  21. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I had it this summer. Way too boozy and chewy for me. Just could not get it down. Maybe just not my style brew.
  22. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah many people say it is a great barleywine. I guess I just don't like them much. I am actually glad people told me that cuz I had a KH and ended up trading for some nice stouts that I knew I would enjoy rather than open it and dislike it. Very helpful information.
  23. goalie33

    goalie33 Dec 3, 2009 New York

    Tart of Darkness
  24. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

  25. allouez86

    allouez86 Jan 24, 2009 Wisconsin

  26. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    Southern Tier Jahva. Sickest I've been this century. I still can't look at Southern Tier labels and won't drink their beer.
  27. Belial

    Belial Aug 9, 2005 Illinois

    The only beer i regret is from college and it was some crap called Northern Lager that was 8.99 for a case. I drank a lot and ordered a pizza but before the pizza got to my apartment i barfed and fell asleep. My roommate got to eat the pizza and i woke up with my eyes swollen shut

    that was horrible but ive never regretted any craft beer that i bought and turned out lousy. at least i tried it
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  28. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    I know! I love New Glarus. I actually tried it 2x just to make sure I hated it. Yep. Hated it. I'm pretty sure that this confirms that I'm just not a fruit beer sort of girl.
  29. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    WOW, so many on this list I love. I've got a solution, next time you hate a beer send it to me. Problem solved!!! BM me and I'm happy to share an address . . .
  30. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Well I am a fruit beer sort of man, Enigma is more or a half Sour/fruit beer but either way if you find your self with such awful offering again I am avaliable for free beer mailing! Cheers
  31. gpawned

    gpawned Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    I was looking for a 6th beer for a mix 6 and the girl at the store said that Wild Blue never disappoints...holy hell...I nearly cried it was so bad.

    Hinterland Maple Bock (Those are the only two beers I've ever drain poured)

    I choked down my first Dark Lord ('12). I kept trying to like it but it was such a huge let down...I'd hunted it for so long. Wah-wah.

    3F Schaerbeekse Kriek 2009. Found one on the shelf in Indy and it wasn't cheap. I didn't expect that skunk/burnt rubber smell...I like funky but it was too much (maybe it was a bad bottle?).
  32. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Everything I buy from The Bruery that isn't a Stout or a Sour. Overpriced garbage makes me regret my purchase.
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  33. Brunite

    Brunite Sep 21, 2009 Illinois

  34. gpawned

    gpawned Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    FFF Stack N' Stabb
    Widmer Raspberry Imperial Stout
    Hoppin' Frog Sweet Evil
  35. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Dec 10, 2010 California

    I'd second that, except the moderately priced bit, aside from Beer Geek Breakfast, most of their bottles are tiny and expensive.

    Aside from that, I'd say I regretted buying Bootlegger's Brewery's Mint Chocolate Porter. A syrupy minty mess...:(
  36. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    river horse tripel horse. still probably the most shameful beer i've tasted.

    sure, some beers taste worse. but tripel horse knows what it wants to be, and tastes like the worst cheap vodka ever.
  37. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager tasted like metallic windex. I still have 3 left from the four-pack. Pretty terrible.
  38. Derranged

    Derranged Mar 7, 2010 New York

    None. Tis one of the downsides of craft beer drinking. Sometimes you get caught with a stinker.
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    CORKSCREWFISH Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Insane good beer! Never talked about!
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