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Beers you will never drink again

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. keithmurray

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    Just had a 2010 Old Stock Ale and two years after having this 'cellared', it's still an unbalanced beer that is just a boozy mess. Choked down half of it and put the other half away to braise some lamb in.

    What are some beers that you will simply never drink again?
     
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    Probably everything in vermont....stop searching fot it! Hippie swill
     
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    Southern Tier Creme Brûlée Stout. I had it at Thanksgiving two years ago and my teeth are still chattering.
     
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    New Holland Cabin Fever Brown Ale. Bought two 6-packs last winter and was immediately turned off from the first bottle. For some reason, it had hints of a menthol taste (reminded me of Salem cigarettes). Maybe I had a bad batch, but it was totally not what I was expecting.

    It's always interesting to me how two people can taste things differently. I had the 2010 Old Stock (as well as the 2009). Loved both of them both aged and "fresh." Personally I thought the alcohol was a noticeable but not overpowering. Every winter I look forward to buying it and Bell's Thir Coast Ale.
     
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    Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic and Coastal Wheat

    Hen's tooth

    Fruit beers
     
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    '94 SA Triple Bock. I would consider it for use in a chow sauce, though.
     
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    Hop Rising.
     
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    Sadly everything from Heavyweight Brewing:(
     
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    Stone 16th!!
     
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    Smuttynose Wheat Wine. Ughhh
     
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    Stone Verticals
     
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    Liefman's Fruitesse
     
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    JW Lee Lagavulin barrel. Yuck, at a buck an ounce an expensive two sip drain pour. Lagavulin is one of the worlds best Scotch Whiskeys to do this to it should be illegal.
     
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    NG Blacktop. Smelled like its name. No redeaming qualities.
     
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    Khunhenn Mayhem, SA triple bock, and Shorts Bloody Beer
     
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    Never say "Never".
     
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    JW Lees Lagavulin Cask (yikes)
    Ola Dubh (wayyy to expensive for an odd beer, though I like Old Engine Oil)


    FWIW, I also found the 2010 Old Stock Ale to be a boozy, horrid mess even w/over a year on it, but LOVED the 2011, both fresh and aged, to the extent that I bought 2 4-pks of it!
     
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    Newport Storm 09!!! Tasted like a badly fermented piece of fruit.
     
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    SA triple bock & Magic Hat #9.
     
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    New Holland Charkoota, dear god is it terrible
     
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    Dfh tweasonale, festina peache, and anything from southern tier...
     
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    Anything from White Birch.
     
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    Was going to bring this up. I love properly done smoked beers, but I developed a stress headache trying to finish this one...every time I raised the glass my neck muscles tensed up.
     
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    Victory Otto didn't appeal to me at all. It tasted like the puddles left on the ground after the fire department put out the fire at the bandaid factory.
     
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    Anything from breckenridge, boulder brewing, or tommyknocker
     
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    Coney Island Freaktoberfest, got 1/3 through the first bottle and dumped it. Took me three weeks to give the other bottles away.

    Also, DFH Aprihop. Ipas shouldn't have to sit for 6 months to become drinkable.
     
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    I picked up a Gales Old Prize Ale from the late '90's because I had read about all the subtleties that develop in this beer over the years---- I'm still not sure if what I had was actually beer--- it was a thin, watery mixture of acetone and newspaper--- abs awful!!!!
     
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    I agree... Old Stock Ale is a total mess.

    For me,

    most pumkin beer
    most black IPA
    fresh DFH 120 (yuck)
     
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    I am with you on the Tweasonale. That was one of the most discusting beers I have ever had. I also thought the Festina Peache was pathetic. I'll never buy these beers again
     
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    Shorts Brewery Peaches n Cream
    and a couple others from that brewery.

    Those are beers I wouldn't drink if it's all they had. I'd drink toilet water first.
     
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    Route Des Épices.
     
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    Lindemans Faro
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    Anything from Southern Tier (other than the 2X milk stout which I think is pretty good) and any experimental/off-the-wall beer from Dogfish Head (but I like a lot of their "regular" lineup beers).
     
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    This would be pretty long for me, but thinking of a noteworthy beer, it would be the NG/ Alpine collar Super IPA. I still have a bottle of it if anyone wants one!
     
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