Beers that you regret purchasing...

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

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  1. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (554) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Unibrau Ephemere, Not that it was terrible but it was the fact that I bought an entire case thinking that it would be great. It turned out to be so so but for 55.00 bucks for an entire case I was a bit underwhelmed.
  2. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Weyerbacher Insanity. Not that it was a bad beer, but didnt live up to a damn near year old BBA Barleywine with a $5 price tag. Heresy was good and worth the $3 I paid.
  3. mrcraft

    mrcraft Meyvn (1,408) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Yuengling Lager. Not so much the beer. I just paid way too much for it.
  4. jethrow44

    jethrow44 Aspirant (204) Sep 13, 2010 Ohio
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    400 pound monkey
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  5. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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  6. radagascar

    radagascar Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 Illinois

    Victory's Golden Monkey (biggest regret), Victory's Noble Pils...
  7. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Srs x google^(googleplex)
  8. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Dude, I'd happily fork over $23/bottle.
    Where I live...IF you can find it, it's about $30...and delish.
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  9. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Weird...have had 2...still have 3...never once thought bad/off/infected.
    Was aware of issues with BA Yeti, but this is the first I'm hearing of issues with BA Old Ruffian.
  10. LisaEisMe

    LisaEisMe Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Rogue Vodoo. Bleech and I traded a Pumking for it...............
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  11. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,135) Dec 1, 2010 New York
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    Love this beer.
  12. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Traded one nasty beer for another, sounds equal. We're both sides disgusted?
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  13. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Aspirant (259) Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy (beer and lemonade. bleh.)
    Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss (tasted like cough medicine)
    Moosehead Lime (100% artificial tasting)
    These were bought for my wife who likes when the bars stick a lemon or lime wedge in a beer.
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  14. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,472) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    11.11.11 was a drain pour for me after I had it paired with a 12.12.12 and that's a huge deal for me as well.

    Also traded some Heady's to tray a bottle of Imperial Biscotti Break and while I thought it was pretty good, I have been much happier with other trades
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Dogfish Head Positive Contact. Same result as the first one I popped (thank god I only bought 2 when this came out). And to answer the thread's question: yes, I regret purchasing this:

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  16. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    The first Oude Tart I bought was worth it to try. It's the other 3 sitting in my basement that I really regret . . . .

    Really, anything is worth buying once. I don't regret buying anything, even if it's a drainpour. But having bought more than one bottle of a beer I hate is where the regret begins.
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  17. LisaEisMe

    LisaEisMe Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I for one adore Southern Tier and Pumking is a fav of mine. I buy a case of it a year and pour it when I am in the mood!
  18. LisaEisMe

    LisaEisMe Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss
    I bought a case a good while ago. what was I thinking? I think I have 22 bottles left.
  19. nharres

    nharres Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois
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    +1 on that. I had the Lemonwood and it tasted like club soda mixed with a Glade scented oil plugin...
  20. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    Wild Blue Blueberry Lager. I know, I know, I feel like an idiot for even mentioning it. If you haven't tried it, I'll save you the pain and discomfort. Imagine taking a mug with three Alka-Seltzer tablets and two packets of Sweet-N-Low at the bottom, and then fill it with the liquid from one of those blue unfrozen freeze-pop things (you know, the ones your Mom bought when you were a kid and stuck in the freezer for a "cool treat"?), pour in a half ounce of Everclear, and you're suddenly a long, LONG way from common sense.
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  21. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    It seems that is a love or hate beer, I am on the hate side.
  22. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    VE 11.11.11, SA Merry Mischief and Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
  23. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I went through my list of really low ratings and can’t say that I regret buying any of them. There weren’t too many “should have known better” beers on there, but most of them were single bottle purchases so not a lot of money lost there.

    Now if I had bought a case of beer with fantastic, painted bottle art outside and really mediocre beer inside that would be a different story.
  24. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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    Love the directions to make wild blue blueberry lager. I'm going to make it tonight!
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  25. Hopportunistic

    Hopportunistic Aspirant (263) Jan 24, 2013 North Carolina

    Drink some hot dog water instead. You'll thank me later ! :slight_smile:
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  26. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    Not in a long time. its why I do not buy unknown bombers. Of course I do not care about trying every new beer either.:wink:
  27. a74gent

    a74gent Aspirant (284) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Can't believe it! I was digging this and so were others when I had this summer.

    I'd have to say Herbaceous recently from Smuttynose. I should have checked the rating first, but wasn't getting signal in the damn store. So I jumped on it and I should have rolled up and smoked my twenty dollar bill instead. Better flavor probably.
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  28. Heady978

    Heady978 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    A-10 Warthog IIPA from Opa-Opa here in Mass was absolutely undrinkable. Not the priciest beer thankfully, but almost an instant drain pourer. Friends don't let friends buy A-10 Warthog.
  29. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2011 Virginia
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    No!!!! But I have drain poured some Creme Brulee.
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  30. HOMEPL8

    HOMEPL8 Initiate (149) Dec 26, 2010 Virginia

    21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon...
  31. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Well, there aren't REALLY any beers that I regret buying. The closest I can come up with, and one of my only drain-pours ever, is Lagavulin J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale. Nasty stuff, but I guess you have to have a taste for peeted whiskey to enjoy it, which I don't.
  32. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Oh, you mean the beer that was brewed with wet Citra hops that were flown overnight from the NW to NH - brewed and bottled in October and then first put on NH shop shelves for the week before Christmas?

    I picked up a bottle the day it went for sale (non-brewery) - not a hint of Citra to be had. Yay! :wink:
  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    As a ticker, the answer is none. You gotta do what you gotta do.
  34. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    SA Merry Mischief!! Almost threw-up
  35. AleShark

    AleShark Initiate (74) Jan 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Agreed. I use to really enjoy this beer. But, I don't know what has happened with them in the past few years. Their beers starting becoming very inconsistent, and now have reached the point of undrinkable. It's too bad.
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  36. sweemzander

    sweemzander Poo-Bah (2,337) Mar 26, 2009 Illinois
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    Sam Adams Infinium

    Easily the most disappointing beer in recent memory for the regretted price per bottle
  37. palma

    palma Defender (640) Dec 14, 2003 New York
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    Totally agree
  38. palma

    palma Defender (640) Dec 14, 2003 New York
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    Those pink bottles from rogue
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  39. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    mother funker?
  40. StaveHooks

    StaveHooks Meyvn (1,348) Nov 18, 2008 Oklahoma

    5 Golden Rings. It makes me shudder just thinking about it.
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