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Beers that you regret purchasing...

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

  1. chanokokoro

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    Seriously? I thought that beer was fantastic. Huge fan!
     
  2. chanokokoro

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    Perhaps you don't care for saisons?
     
  3. MasterCraft

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    Frangelic Mountain Brown (first beer I wanted to drain pour)

    Pumking (first beer I did drain pour)
     
  4. gpawned

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    So much hate for these two beers...I'd gladly drink either one.
     
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  5. ferillo

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    Devil Dancer
     
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  6. MasterCraft

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    To each their own, I'm a fan of both breweries, but I found both beers grossly artificial tasting. Pumking was cloyingly sweet to boot, tasted like canned vanilla frosting with spices to my pallet.
     
  7. Zimbo

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    Everything associated with Newcastle Brown is garbage these days. Wasn't always like that.
     
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  8. mikecharley

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    Cantillon Bruscella Grand Cru. I found out really quickly that Unblended Lambic is nothing like Kriek or Gueuze. Had to pour it out it was so bad.
     
  9. Stinger80OH

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    Rogue Voodoo Donut
    Terrapin/Schmaltz Reunion Beer 2012

    both drain pours :(
     
  10. chadillac3

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    12.12.12...both the wife and I ended up drain pouring the last few ounces. Really disliked the cinnamon in it. For the $6 the bottle cost, not really bummed about it, just didn't like the beer.
     
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  11. ScottStache

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    Allagash Interlude. Was really looking forward to this when I found it but, the "funk" was just too much for me.
     
  12. BradStokley

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    I may get bashed for this, but I'm not a fan at all of Troegs Mad Elf. I've got 4 left that I can't drink. If anyone on the West coast wants to trade for them, I'm open.
     
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  13. grynder33

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    Abitas Christmas Ale,supposed to be hop emphsized,tasted like a bad homebrew
     
  14. Andygirl

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    I am big fan of beer in the banana bread I bake, tastes better than the banana in the beer.
     
  15. mcrago

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    Really, I found this to be underrated.
     
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    I have loved almost every Olde Hickory Beer that has ever been brewed.... Except for "The Bean" not good
     
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    Thankfully in CA, among other states, we're allowed to break up 4- and 6-packs. I rarely buy an entire pack until I've tasted one.
     
  18. Stouttyme

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    When I tried '11 BCBS, thought it was a hot,sweet mess and promptly traded my additional bottles away. Seems as if my palate has changed alot over the last year because I really enjoyed '12 BCBS and bought a case.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Saisons. Not a fan of cucumber juice. I still have a bottle. What do you have that you hate. I will trade you.
     
  20. Stouttyme

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    Nogne Imperial Stout - first drain pour of '12.
    weihenstephaner vitus - glad it was only a buck, second drain pour of '12.
     
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    I don't know, I've had a very good bottle that had some age on it (8 years). I also really like older De Cam Lambic so maybe I just like the style.

    However, the one thing I have trouble with is absolutely still lambic. Tried it from each of the main sources over the last few years, never have I turned the corner on this one.
     
  22. jmchinch

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    after reading this thread, not feeling good about the voodoo donut I have sitting in the cellar...maybe I should drink it near the sink
     
  23. Giantspace

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    Not really a regret. Columbus Winter. Still have four left. Maybe they will mellow out by next winter. Cinnamon ginger bomb. Tried twice but could not do it. Drain pour both times . Drank about half of each.

    Enjoy
     
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    Rock Creek Infusco
     
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    You gotta be shitting me.
     
  26. robboyd

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    Ah yes, Belgo Anise IRS was just plain bad in my opinion. I was sold a couple bottles by a clerk who was overly excited about them. Drinking both was painful. Also, Poppaskull was regrettable.
     
  27. robboyd

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    How did I forget Bitch Please? Had it last night for the first time. Never again.
     
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    Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic. Drank half of one and it turned my stomach and wrecked my pallet for the rest of the night. One of the only beers I have ever dumped.
     
  29. dc4three

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    im a big fan of dogfish head but i gotta say when i bought urkontinent i thought it would be a whole lot better than the concotion that was in that $12.99 750 bottle.
     
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    A Fathead or Black Betty is a nice treat once in awhile.
    These are not everyday or weekly drinkers though for sure unless you have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
     
  31. mikecharley

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    The bottle I had was completely still. Couldn't finish one glass
     
  32. GennyCreamAle

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    Weihenstephaner Vitus? Are you positive you actually like beer?
     
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    Elysian Peste...but to be fair, this did me the favor of letting me know I don't care for chili flavor in my beer, so not a total loss.
    Mikkeller Black Hole...just awful, drain poured half the bottle, and I don't do that typically. I think it was the honey note and the weak mouthfeel. Not what I was looking for, especially at premium pricing. I wouldn't turn down a Mikkeller at a tasting, but I'll never buy another either. For the record, I really like Beer Geek Breakfast, but there are at least 10 domestic coffee infused beers I'd opt for moving forward.
     
  34. codysjb

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    Several Vertical Epics. I'll never have the whole set, and I don't really want to anyway, and just having random ones is not useful. Plus, they really aren't great anyway.

    It took me a while before I realized I won't need to taste EVERY beer ever and just buying beers to taste in a vertical is pointless and kinda unnecessary.
     
  35. RichD

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    I'd say Samuel Adams Imperial White. Thought this one had some promise. It was just a boozy mess with a bunch of stupid spices that made it suck even more.

    Oh and not that I thought it would be amazing or anything but the 20 bucks I spent on Infinium may have been the most premature thing I've ever done.
     
  36. Ivegotmule

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    Green Flash Friendship Brew. Not only did I pour it out, I threw away the other 3 bottles. I don't dislike anyone enough to give them that mess of a beer.
     
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    I concur.
     
  38. Ivegotmule

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    Why? I find it one of the best DIPA's under $5..
     
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    It depends on the year. The 2011 version was hoppier than the 2012 version. And I don't say that because my taste buds have acclimated. Abita changes the recipe for their Christmas Ale every year.
     
  40. nc41

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    Bolt Cutter.
     
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