Beers that you regret purchasing...

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

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  1. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    The longer I drink craftbeer the less this happens to me since I mostly buy only fresh, dated beers that I know are going to delivef what I want.
  2. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    I'll gladly take any off your hands. That was one of my favorite beers pf 2012.
  3. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Shock Top End of the World Wheat to finish a pick a six. That made it about 2 sips until getting drain poured. I want my 1.99 back too!!! 2 DOLLARS! 2 DOOOOOLLLLLAAAAARRS!
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  4. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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  5. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,145) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Sam Adams Cream Stout
    Young's Double Chocolate Stout (doesn't live up to its namesake)
    Paulaner Salvator (tried this several times, just doesn't do it for me)
  6. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    75 Minute IPA. Bleh... Followed by Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder, collaboration. Meh...
  7. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

  8. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    I think I got burned about 4 times by Odell Woodcut #5. Every bottle I bought -- each at a different time & place -- was 100% flat. Zero carbonation. This, despite several people telling me that they had gotten it carbonated.

    After the Hiveranno mess, I am no longer sure Odell knows how to carbonate a beer. I have not taken a chance on Woodcut #6.
  9. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,145) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I was going to say the same thing, but I did make the mistake of buying some out of date Vitus once and that shit wrecked my stomach something fierce. But when it isn't past its prime, Vitus is an amazing beer, no doubt about it.
  10. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

  11. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    IPAs on the internet without knowing bottle date.
    Not wise as I've gotten a couple that are borderline expired.

    Never again.
  12. razeup

    razeup Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 New York

    21st Amendment Fireside Chat. I normally like winter warmers but that was just undrinkable. I also despise Oskar Blues' IPAs for some reason (other stuff good-to-great).
  13. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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    Dog father from laughing dog. Tasted like rancid chicken soup. Also Guinness black lager. Disgusting.
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  14. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Initiate (16) Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    I loved the cucumber saison. I expected a refreshing saison with a cucumber taste, Cigar City delivered that.
    For me it was
    Drie Fonteine oude geuze golden blend. I never had this style. It was $20 for a 375ml.
    Worst part is letting the guy stocking beer talk me into. I was in a food coop in Vermont drove an hour out of the way to get Hill Farmstead and Lawsons. I put back one 750ml of Anns and the only 750ml Fayston Maple. 2 days later after a 6 hour drive home I realized I made the worst decision.... I am not fan of Geuze or the guy who talked me into that.
  15. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,995) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Amen!!! As well as Infinium, Theobrama (spelling?) and Black Albert.
  16. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (735) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I enjoyed Black Albert but not for ll the fuss and cost.
  17. TheGoldsmith

    TheGoldsmith Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Missouri

    Completely agreed on Wild Blue!!! First truly awful beer I had. Gave it away to some poor fools.

    Only other regret is Weston's Lil Lucy Hot Pepper Ale, practically undrinkable!
    And for all the hatred towards Voodoo Donut, I enjoyed it. Wouldn't want a full glass, but I did like it in moderation.
  18. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Disciple (352) Nov 17, 2011 Nebraska
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    I love most beers, just can't stand any variety of wheat beers.
  19. Stouttyme

    Stouttyme Disciple (352) Nov 17, 2011 Nebraska
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    You telling me there is no style of beer you don't enjoy? $1 for the vitus so no big loss, if I paid retail I would have finished it.
  20. myspoonistoobig

    myspoonistoobig Aspirant (205) Jan 25, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Sink the Bismarck! God that was vile, and super expensive to boot.
  21. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    That explains it. Not a huge fruit beer fan to begin with and I haven't had good experiences with sours yet. I keep trying though. So maybe regret it too big a word. It's all a learning experience, right?

    Except for that banana beer. I still cringe when I see it on a shelf.
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  22. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,486) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Cigar city guava grove. Traded for it though
  23. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,533) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Pretty much any Christmas Ale
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  24. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (391) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    Voodoo Doughnut for all the reasons already mentioned...

    Dogfish Head Festina Peche. Had a great experience with it about 5 years ago, tried it again several years later and could barely drink it. Maybe it was old at the time but I thought it was cloyingly sweet with a strong syrupy body.

    These days I tend not to regret too many beer purchases as I put a lot of thought into picking up the more expensive brews. Haven't dropped $20+ on a whale in some time, unless you count BCBS 4 pack.
  25. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,465) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    Nah, not really. There have been some bad beers purchased, but lesson learned
  26. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Holy Cow, I got a creepy chill just reading that and imaging that on the palate, indeed it is unthinkable
  27. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Should call it Snowjob instead of Snowdrift, Leinies who are they fooling except the gateway/BMC mainstreamers
  28. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    NB Peach Porch Lounger. Had high hopes. Hot mess.
  29. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,862) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    It was supposed to be undrinkable. Damn predictive text.
  30. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Same except I bought it at a bar... for like 26 bucks...
  31. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts


    Do you like Stouts or Porters in general? You must just not like Imp Stouts and Baltic Porters if you didnt like that.
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  32. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    Regret?? none. you'll never know unless you try it. even if I didn't enjoy it, i certainly don't regret it.
  33. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I like all styles but I was just really surprised because those are two pretty universally loved beers. There's no accounting for taste. I've drain poured Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA and a couple of different Chimay Blue vintages among others in my time so we're pretty much in the same boat.
  34. beerranger

    beerranger Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Hate to say it, but Stone Enjoy by 12/12/12. It was ok, but I don't know what
    all the hype was about. Certainly not going to extenively search my local spots
    in search of that again. I have no doubt someone just said, "thank you, more for me."
  35. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Hey. For me, it's Bell's Batch 9000. I came across a boatload, I thought the taste profile was right up my alley, and got caught up in a frenzy. While I'm nibbling away at it, the bulk of my stash is being properly aged. I'm patient that I will someday like it. Thanks.
  36. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Actually I mainly drink Imp. Stouts, but overall stouts and porters more than anything.

    What can I say, the bottle of Smuttynose Baltic I had was just not drinkable. It may have been that particular bottle though. I know it had been on the shelf for a while, so maybe I got the bad egg of the group.

    I'm not against trying Baltic's again, just that particular incident ended in a drain pour. That bitch was off!
  37. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Anchor Christmas ale..... immediate drain pour and gave a way the rest of the sixer, and $13 at that.

    1554 and snowdrift, both regrettable
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  38. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    One of my local shops has two of these left. Priced at $20 a piece. I want to try it since I have only seen it at one place and haven't tried it yet but not for $20.
  39. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    3x Lindley Park. Fortunately, other people were happy to swap for the other 2.
    BA Old Ruffian. I haven't opened it yet, but I've realized I don't love barleywines that much, and I didn't love the base beer, so I regret spending $23 on it. I'd spend that on a BA stout, but a barleywine probably wasn't the best choice. That money could've been much better spent elsewhere.
  40. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington
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    Vertical Epic '11. YUCK
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