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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,131) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Piggybacking off of another thread I saw. What beers do you like, but are rated lowly here on BA or people otherwise don't like?

    Baltika #6 - the baltic porter
    Zyweic Porter
    Full Sail Amber
    Radeberger Pilsener (on tap especially)
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  2. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    zyweic porter is low rated?! c'mon BA, that beer is awesome, classic example of a baltic. Is it priced to low to appreciate?

    edit: Wait, its an 88. OP what are you talking about?

    edit: for the record, its an interesting thread OP. Im just confused by your selection of not liked / low rated beers, as they are for the most part mid 80s.
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  3. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2010 Ohio
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    ...my day would have been a lot easier if that were true.
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  4. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,142) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    I thought NB Ranger was way better than a run of the mill 3.8 average.
  5. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    I have a bunch in the 80's that I think are underrated. But I'm going to go with the beers I like that are rated below 80:

    Magic Hat #9
    Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
  6. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    There are basically no beers that I like that nobody else likes.
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  7. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    St Pauli Girl - 67

    Within 6 months of packaging date, there is no better lager at a better price.
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    THANAT0PSIS Defender (678) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    New Glarus Cabin Fever. It is their lowest rated beer at 80 and 3.53, but I think it is much better than that gives it.

    Southern Tier Blackwater series. They're highly rated, but all I ever hear on BA is how terrible they are. I love 'em and was sad to see the series cut down to Plum Noir (which I've never had), Choklat (the second weakest), and Creme Brulee (easily the most polarizing). I don't get the hate, but I also don't get the removal of the three best: Mokah, Javah, and Oat.
  9. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,724) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Leffe Blonde. Gets no love..

    But admittedly, it is sorta Americanized Belgian beer..
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  10. WilliamLee

    WilliamLee Initiate (172) Jun 29, 2010 Mississippi

  11. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,030) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Belle Vue Gueuze.
  12. AstronautMikeDexter

    AstronautMikeDexter Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Indiana

  13. bjmh

    bjmh Initiate (148) Sep 9, 2012 Ohio

    Rivertown Hop Bomber
  14. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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  15. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Aspirant (288) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa
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    I love me some Boulevard Rye on Rye. I know its a 4.24 average, but I actually think its underrated.
  16. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    I know some people who use this site that won't buy anything that doesn't get at least a 90 rating on here.
  17. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
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    Green Flash Pallet Wrecker, Drain Pour!
  18. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    Creme Brulee is my favorite by far glad their still making it but I loved all of them if any Southern Tier employees are reading this please reconsider it's not like these beers sit on the shelves they made Mokak Javah and Oat last year and I can't find Mokah or Oat anywhere and haven't seen much Javah left ether so clearly theres people who love them and will be sad when their gone:slight_frown:
  19. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Lord Chesterfield
    St Pauli Girl

    (non-skunked for all of the above)
  20. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,393) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Corona and Budweiser
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  21. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

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  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (595) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Lakemaid from Schell's. Great beer for boating in the hot, Summer sun.
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  23. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,505) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    I wouldn't say NOBODY likes these, but many consider them average and I really like them...

    1. Magic Hat Elder Betty (hefeweiss with elderberries)

    2. Rivertown Blueberry Lager (the trick is to serve it with a handful of blueberries in the glass like the bars in Cincinnati used to do when this stuff first came out)

    3. Avery Samael (if you don't age this stuff, you're asking for 2nd degree burns on the back of your throat. If you give it 5 years, it's like liquid marshmallows)

    4. Hofbrau Maibock (I freaking love this seasonal and drink a ton of it every spring)
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  24. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I love my avatar beer but it doesn't get the same love on here.
  25. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    That beer is outstanding. :wink:
  26. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    ST Pumking
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  27. mnphish

    mnphish Disciple (344) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

  28. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Nobody? I'm assuming you mean not very popular among BA's.

    Pilsener Urquell
    Radeberger Pils
    Konig Pils
    Gaffel Kolsch
    Gordon Biersch Kolsch, Maibock, Czech Pils
    Boston Lager
    Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, & Franziskaner Hefe-Weizens
    Fuller's ESB
  29. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    I've never seen the gueuze, but a bartender in Dinant Belgium poured a Belle Vue Kriek for my wife and she almost threw up on him. That shit is too sweet to put on pancakes.
  30. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    I love all those beers except the GB Kolsch
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  31. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Your local GB or the bottle?

    When it is first tapped in June I think my local is best. After a couple weeks I think bottle.
  32. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Aspirant (234) Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Magic Hat #9, Shipyard Old Thumper and Prelude, Southern Tier Old Man Winter, Rogue Chipotle Ale, Mother Funker, Redhook ESB and Long Hammer, Kona Pipeline. Of course, most of those are 80s, but I think they're all above average.
  33. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Creme Brulee.
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  34. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,028) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Aside from the Gordon Biersch, which I will gladly take your word on, those are all quality beers. The Paulaner Hefeweizen is probably my fave of that lot, and definitely up there with the best of them.
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  35. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (268) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    We got no local, all I've had are the bottles. Not horrible, but there are better examples of American Kolsch.
  36. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Bud lite lime
  37. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You named some of the top rated Hefe's on BA, how are these not popular? They all have exceptional ratings.
  38. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I'll add one more to my above post (which also scores below an 80): Shipyard Export. I saw it in 12 packs of cans the other day and was stoked.
  39. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I think Fullers is the only ESB I've come across that I'd want a keg of. It's incredibly drinkable, where it's English brothers tend to have something kind of metallic/acrid to them.
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  40. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    koko brown doesn't get that much love... it's kinda light, but in july, it's perfect!
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