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Beers you had low expectations for but were pleasantly surpised

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. djrn2

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    Wether the beer is highly rated or not, I've had a few beers that I didn't think would be to good, only to be pleasantly surpised. For me it was

    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout

    Saranac Blood Orange Porter

    All the Long Trail Brewmaster Series

    Magic Hat Burnpile
     
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    Coors Batch19. Surprisingly good
     
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    Good call on the Long Trail Brewmaster series, I have loved that stuff as well.

    Bitburger. Didn't expect much, but it was awesome! Perfect "lawn-mower" type beer, especially out of a 16 oz. can!
     
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    Green Flash Barley Wine
     
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    Michelob Dunkel Weizen. It's absolutely killer. It's the best dunkel weizen I've ever had, and I've had alot. Oh, and it's usually only $6.99/6'er when you can find it.
     
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    Temptress from Lakewood Brewing. Amazing beer.
     
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    Harpoon Summer Beer (Kolsch). Super refreshing.
     
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    Dundee mix pack. Good beer and great value.
     
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    New Albion Beer and SA Double Agent
     
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    It's kind of funny, I guess, but I didn't have low expectations when I bought some from an online store. Maybe it was because I used to live in CT?
     
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    Snowdrift Vanilla Porter. Totally decent (I've only ever had it on tap, though).
     
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    Sam Adams Triple Bock. I personally love it.
     
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    Utica Club
     
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    I expected to hate Festina Peche (usually very skeptical of most DFH beers) and as a result, I avoided it for quite a while. Tried it on tap and ended up really enjoying it.
     
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    I received an extra - Columbus IPA last year. I am originally from Ohio and thought this will be a quick taste and pour. I did not look at BA on it. When I tasted I was very shocked. I actually have since traded for it. Brewery only I believe....
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/341/33215
     
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    This just entered Wisconsin in the last 8 months or so and damn, talk about the best shitty beer ever. I like to think it's what Ward Cleaver would've drank. And +1 to boobies.
     
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    sun king cream ale, not my style of beer generally but loved it
     
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    Green Flash Saison Diego
    Captain Lawrence Saison
    Captain Lawrence Brown Bird Ale
    CCB Maduro Oatmeal Brown Ale
     
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    Hop Henge Experimental IPA. Not that my expectations were super low, but this one definitely well-surpassed my expectations. A really tasty beer.
     
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    Killian's Irish Red. Amazing on tap, especially during bowling league.
     
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    Old Forge Overbite IPA for those in PA. Floored by how much I liked it. And, about $10 for a 6'er of 16 oz cans. Reminds me of Torpedo. Great Value.
     
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    Dark horse thirsty trout
     
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    Samuel Adams Merry Mischief Gingerbread Stout.... a whole lot better than I expected.
     
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    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon and Clown Shoes Pimp. My friend drinks a lot of their beers, and I've just never been that interested in trying them, but he let me try those and they were not too bad at all IMO.
     
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    Genesee Bock. By no means a great beer, but when I think Genny, I think cheap, barely drinkable beer. I went to a friends house the other night and this is what he had. Much better than I was expecting it to be.
     
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    Almost anything from Sam Adams.

    For some reason, I never buy much SA stuff myself...there's always more tempting options at my shops. But everytime I have one of just about any of their beers, I'm satisfied. Although, maybe that's because someone else has purchased them.
     
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    Frangelic mountain brown
     
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    Saranac Belgium Pale Ale - you have to try it to believe it.
    Narragansett Summer Ale - the ultimate summer session
    Widmer Bros Citra Summer Ale
    The Shed Mountain Ale
    Sam Adams Double Agent
    Saranac Black Diamond Bock
    Abita Turbodog
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    Upland Bad Elmer's Porter

    An excellent Porter.
     
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    Zyweic porter
    Baltika #6
    Bornem Dubbel
    Heart Of Darkness by Magic Hat
    Anchor Bock
     
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    Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout
    And I'll second the nod to Samuel Adams Merry Michief.
     
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    Dragonmead Killer Bee. I expected over sweet syrup, I got a summer day.
     
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    Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company.
     
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    Dortmunder Gold. Not really a Pils/Lager style guy, but it was great, I was expecting an American kinda lager, but it's not.
     
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    Jester King Gotslandricka. I had heard nothing but terrible things about it but it's actually quite good.
     
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    Guess you skipped right over the "Dortmunder" bit. ; )
     
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