Beers you like, but everyone else doesn't like

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  1. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (500) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Trader Joe's Boatswain HLV. $2.50/bomber!
  2. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    yo la mango from the now defunct craggie in ashville. was one of the greatest beers ive ever had. im pretty sure my palate and the beer had sensual barry white sex with every glass i consumed. every time id pour a taste for some one they would say,"yeah thats a lot better than i expected, but ill have X other beer instead" :grimacing:
  3. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    Grain Belt Premium. Gets a 76 here, but I like it. One of the few really good American Adjunct Lagers, in my opinion.
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  4. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Initiate (146) Aug 29, 2012 Maine
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    Bridgeport Blue Heron. Cherry popper. May be mostly nostalgia at this point, but I love it.
  5. yemenmocha

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

    You're searching by style where it filters for # of reviews. I don't dispute that they have a large # of reviews. Most of these are like 3rd page when you filter by review score. Plus, in the big picture, it's not cool to like Hefe-Weizens in general... at least that's the clear, clear vibe I get.
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  6. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

  7. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Labatt Blue (straight out of the bottle)

    I'm not even kidding. It is truly a full point better from a bottle than a proper pilsener glass, I will drink two (at least) every time I'm at my parents' house.
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  8. Kerrie

    Kerrie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2012 Michigan

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  9. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (269) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Redhook Audible Ale
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  10. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    I agree Hefeweizens don't get enough love in general. But these are all 90's, it doesnt matter how many beers with one review are between these and the top rated. If you take only Hefe's with over 100 reviews all of these are still in the top 10. They are 3 of the highest rated hefeweizens in the world.
  11. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Brother David's Triple Abbey style ale from Anderson Valley (one of my all time favorites)
    Troeg's Mad Elf (my favorite belgian by far)
    Leinenkugal's Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (my favorite of the style by far)
  12. beastmammoth

    beastmammoth Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 New York

    Yeah but none of them sniff the top 250. He thinks they should, he thinks they're great.
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  13. beastmammoth

    beastmammoth Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 New York

    Also, Mean Old Tom! It's an 88 and I have no idea what people are tasting. It's the best session(ish) stout I've ever had and it isn't very close
  14. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,121) Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
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    Desperados. Taiwan Beer. Mikkeller Black Hole Peat Whiskey Aged. Delirium Red.
  15. Jonada

    Jonada Champion (840) May 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Hell or High Watermelon is rated fairly low, but I thought it was refreshing and pretty tasty. It's a good summer session beer.

    As for a more mass produced beer, I think Bass is a little under appreciated.
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (1,970) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I've been drinking a lot of these as well. I'm of two minds about it- on one hand it is not as rich and malty as the best Maibocks and probably doesn't stand up to scrutiny in that regard, but on the other it is just so freakin' pleasant and drinkable, which is how I generally look at it. Pour, drink, repeat.

    I like their O'fest even better, and buy it by the case, it seems to have a nicer balance and fits the style more. Surprisingly it is only ranked 77 (?!!), but I suspect a lot of that is due to misplaced expectations with people expecting the darker Marzen style rather than the paler Weis'n style.
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  17. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Rogue's ever hated Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale. It is so true to what is advertised it almost hurts how well they executed it. I definitely give them, and this beer, mass credit for that.
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  18. hustlemuscle

    hustlemuscle Disciple (310) Jan 13, 2004 Ohio

    I enjoyed it, but I didn't review it. Thought it was darn fine, especially for a fairly young brewery.
  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    The one that sticks out most for me is Infinium. I used to love popping that on new years instead of Champagne.....really enjoyed the beer, but people here seem to hate it.
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  20. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (717) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Except for Imperial, which is one of my picks.
  21. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I just had this for the first time this weekend and I loved it. It was a tad too bitter at the end but overall I think it was great, especially for the price.

    As for the other beers I like that aren't popular:

    Lobster Lover's Beer
    Molson XXX
    Natty Daddy
    Samuel Adams Imperial White
    Bud Black Crown
  22. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Meyvn (1,487) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    You're absolutely right. It's not as rich and malty as some, but what I like about it is the peppery note that comes in around mid-palate. Some Maibocks (particularly American-made ones) seem to get more of a lemony note instead. Good, but not quite the same thing for me.

    Speaking of ``pour drink repeat'', I made a BBQ chicken the other day in my rotisserie cooker and blasted through a couple HB Maibocks with dinner. Damn, that stuff went well with the food!

    I also like HB O'fest and agree with you about the ranking.
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  23. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I'm a sucker for the leinenkugel spring/summer variety pack.
  24. wardenclyffe

    wardenclyffe Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 Virginia
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    Magic Hat #9 and Porkslap
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  25. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (514) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    PBR.....none of my crew will drink it. I get mocked every time I drink a few around them. Hey $17 a 30 pack is a great deal on a very refreshing beer. I will mix others in as well but it is my go to. I have had many "Micro" beers that I will say are worse than PBR and cost much more.

  26. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,469) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    This question could mean several different things depending on how you interpret it. For example, some are taking "other BAs don't like" to mean "outside the top 250" (or similar). Others are taking it to mean what beers do you like that are generally low-rated (80 or less).

    If we're talking beers I think are outstanding, but only have moderate support through BA reviews:
    • Rayon Vert - this is one of my favorite/top-rated beers right now, but rAvg is only 3.88
    • Sky High Rye - a really fantastic beer, but only a 3.77 rAvg

    And if we're talking beers I generally like, but are lower-rated:
    • ZÔN - this is only a 3.54 rAvg, but I really like it for the style.
    • Boddingtons Pub Ale - I actually think this one is pretty refreshing, but it's a 3.21. I think the nitro turns some people off
    • Magic Hat #9 - interesting, but a little odd. It really gets no love on BA (3.41 rAvg)
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  27. Reneejane

    Reneejane Devotee (440) Jan 15, 2004 Illinois

    Bass, on tap, surprised to see how lowly it's rated on BA.
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  28. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,475) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    I was thinking these exact two.
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  29. palmdalethriller

    palmdalethriller Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2007 California

    Guinness Draught - I agree: there are better Dry Irish Stouts out there. There are better beers available at most of the bars I frequent as well. But sometimes, I just want that Guinness.
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  30. Gmanofleisure

    Gmanofleisure Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 New York
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    Kind of a reach since its 88 on here - but Troubadour Obscura. I found it a mind-blowing experience...
  31. BigBarley

    BigBarley Disciple (373) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    Left Hand "Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead"
    I love the hell outta that stuff, but it's only got a 77 on here. Surprising, considering the vast hard-on for BA beers.
  32. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,602) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    I agree. Very underrated beer, could drink it all day.
  33. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    That beer was so crazy thin, it was like barrel aged water to me.
  34. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,319) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Bad Elmer's Porter and Wheat both by Upland. Been drinking them since college. I'd also say Wee Mac by Sun King. I'll throw in Grain Belt Premium from Minnesota. That's pretty solid ice cold on a hot day. I'm sure that other folks like these, but these are beers that I buy when I'm in the area that are always available and BAs couldn't care less about.

    I also like Gorch Fock and Rabbid Rabbit by 3 Floyd's. I only mention those because I bet they're outside of most folks top 20 3 Floyd's brews.
  35. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I came into the thread thinking SA Whitewater IPA, but figured I'd go see what some of my biggest +rDevs were. Sure enough, SA Whitewater is number one.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (650) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I wish they'd release it in Spring/Fall rather than Winter. I feel it's very suited to outdoor drinking when it isn't swelteringly hot
    Both are great. It's weird because a lot of people on this site complain that FFF hops up their beers too much or does this or that to them to make them unique, but in these two beers where they play it relatively safe and keep them pretty true to style, people complain that they're too plain and that FFF didn't do anything to make them stand out.
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  37. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (40) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Saranac Pomegranate Wheat hits the spot on a warm day. 78 rating.
  38. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    DFH black and blue gets hated on a lot, in my all time top ten beers, so damn good!
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  39. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    I'm drinking one right this moment. Like you said, it's incredibly drinkable. When I can't make up my mind what I want, I'll usually grab a Fuller's. It never disappoints.
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  40. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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