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Beers that you regret purchasing...

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

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  1. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Expired BrewDog Paradox Islay Batch 9. I know, I know, it was expired, but it's a BA Imperial Stout that was bottled less than three years before I consumed it, so I thought it would be okay. Nope, tasted like someone made a big breakfast and let it sit for a couple of days at room temperature.
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  2. mfdish

    mfdish Oct 30, 2011 Nevada

    2012 Eclipse Imperial Stout.

    A great brew, don't get me wrong, but at $25 I felt like an asshole buying it.

    And the Old Raspy XXV... again, the price.
  3. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Full Sail LTD 06 (left it at friend's place)
    Flying Dog Gonzo (shared with friends)
    Jolly Pumpkin Madruaga Obscura (drain pour)
    Farsons Lacto (drain pour)
  4. pjs234

    pjs234 Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    I've only had two beers that I have purchased that I actually hated:

    1. ST Creme Brûlée
    2. Anchor Christmas

    Couldn't finish either one.
  5. Archemedies

    Archemedies Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Definitely not worth it. I think I paid $15 for mine and felt like I got robbed...
  6. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    '12 DFH Immort Ale. highly disappointing. Remember liking it a few years back too..
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  7. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Same here brother, it tasted like potpourri, i get shivers remembering it. Shame on you Anchor
  8. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Oude Tart 2012, absolutely horrific (and I loooooove sours). Twenty frigging dollars.
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  9. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Sep 10, 2012 Florida
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Shiner holiday cheer. Ugh. Please let me forget that taste.
  10. cityofFestivals

    cityofFestivals Sep 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Elysian BiFrost. I was actually really interested to try it out, knowing it wasn't a typical winter beer, and I couldn't even get through half the bottle. Calling it a schizophrenic hot mess would actually be kind. Completely awful.

    Immediate drain pour and disposal of the other 5.
  11. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    You're allowed to bring your own beer to a bar?
  12. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    A buddy of mine bought their altbier a while, and it was absolutley dreadful. It tasted like olive juice, and stunk like trash or something along those lines.
  13. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    $10 and still feel robbed?
  14. Archemedies

    Archemedies Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    I would not buy it for that. If you can find it that cheap, and really want to try it go for it. If it is bad, you were warned ;)
  15. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    How dare you sir! I will not let you tarnish the name of Pearl Jam! Plus I haven't had the beer yet and now you've ruined it for me :(
  16. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Aug 12, 2008 California

    Voodoo Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. I wouldn't touch another Rogue Voodoo collaboration even if it cured my Irish curse.
  17. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    For awhile and I shared many beers, but alas the owner decided it was too risky so put a stop to it. I still bring a bottle by for a staff member every once in a while, but they are for them to take home.
  18. royalskrub

    royalskrub Nov 29, 2006 Washington

    BrewDog - Storm (Islay whisky Cask aged ipa). Id drink a Bud light before this beer. Watered down scotch
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  19. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    One that comes to mind right off the bat was the Weinhenstephaner Heff. Beer was terrible and tasted like Corona. I've heard this beer needs to be consumed right off the boat otherwise it's terrible but IMO only shitty beers have that requirement.
  20. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Ruckus Hoptimus Prime. Had heard good things about the beer, but didn't know that the name had been sold to Ruckus and the recipe had changed. A total let down.
  21. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Are you sure you just don't like hefeweizen's? Hard to believe it tasted like Corona.
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  22. cyraschris

    cyraschris Dec 15, 2012 Florida

    Interesting! I love the Midas touch!
  23. Yarni28

    Yarni28 Oct 26, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Anything Deschutes. Worst beer ever.
  24. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I love heffs. Like many others I was drawn to craft originally because of Heff's. My fav Heff is actually Franziskaner, so it isn't even that I don't like the German/Bavarian style. It just tasted really subpar to me.
  25. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aug 10, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    First of all, I haven't been around here long but what percentage of posts are jokes ? I sometimes have a hard time deciphering.

    For me it would be Black Ops. It was an OK beer in my opinion but the price is not where it should be.
  26. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I like Franziskaner but like Weihestanphaner better. Seems you had a bad bottle.
  27. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Popped open a Uinta Labyrinth yesterday and I couldn't even finish the glass I had for myself. The flavors really just did not jive with my taste buds. I knew what I was in for so it's not a mark on that brew, but given the $13 I paid for it, if I wasn't sharing it with a friend that would have been about $10 worth of drain poured beer.
  28. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Rolling Rock Light wasn't what I had hoped it would be.
  29. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Infinium. A $25 mess of a beer. I finished it, but only because I wasn't going to pour $25 down the drain.
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  30. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Correct Answer!
  31. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I'd change my answer to Mikkeller Peat Whiskey Black Hole. I can handle peat and Islay scotches....but holy hell that was just brutal.
  32. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    All things Karl Strauss, Black Diamond, Devil's Canyon and High Water. Lucky U IPA & Conflux 2.
  33. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Definitely did not taste any of what they described on their label. It didn't even taste like anything really. There was like no nose on it whatsoever. I was highly disappointed with this beer as well. Got a couple for the cellar. Hopefully it will get better with age.
  34. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    Kona Koko Brown. Really fake coconut flavor.
  35. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I could taste everything described on the label and it was fantastic. Bought some for my "cellar" as well, hope it ages well as well.
  36. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I only truly regret buying dark dawn from Jolly Pumpkin I normally love their brews but that beer was foul. Completely the wrong infection. It tasted exactly like the infected 2012 peruvian morning I had from Central Waters. I couldn't appreciate it as a stout or as a sour and even worse I was stupid enough to buy two I choked the other one down but never again.
  37. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Dang! There are very few DFH bombers that were not worth $10 IMO. I am very skeptical about this one.
  38. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'm sure the right answer, for those that bought it, is BULLY GULPY
  39. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Elysian Night Owl, Pumking, ST Crème brûlée, and Biscotti Break, only because it was so damn expensive.
  40. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Jan 13, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Festina Pecha...ugh
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