Beers you will never drink again

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Ha ha, figured this would show up. HATED it when I had it on draft the first time. Then I saw the episode of Brewmasters where Sam goes to Egypt and collects the yeast, chooses the fruit in the market, and tries it for the first time not knowing what to expect.

    After that I opened a bottle, and actually appreciated it. It still tasted weird, but it was a good weird. Maybe it was the first craft beer/TV show tie-in, and I bought it.
    robinsmv likes this.
  2. darknova306

    darknova306 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2005 New York

    Infinium. One of the worst drinking experiences I've ever had. I could barely choke down the small glass of it on NYE. Just pure awful.
    JulianB and CasanovaCummins like this.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    On a similar note it seems that mixing Honey Weiss and Berry Weiss yields a monstrosity known as the Honey Bear. I have never had it, but friends that are Leinies fans swear by it. I guess in order to make Leinies taste good you need to mix two of their mediocre beers together.
    CanConPhilly likes this.
  4. SrMonkey

    SrMonkey Aspirant (235) Mar 19, 2008 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Left hand wake up dead - mmm, burnt plastic
    GI 312 - for some reason I find it gag worthy
    Busch or rolling rock. There's a time and purpose for cheap beer, that's what keystone and high life light are for
    NG twomen and totally naked. Not worth it even when on special

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I have heard nothing but negativity regarding anything BrewDog has done.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I honestly refuse to buy Rogue based on principle. Everything I've heard about the people that own/run the brewery and the way they treat their customers has been awful. I've never had a single sip of any of their beers, and I hope not to. I don't care if I'm missing out on anything. Bad business ethics doesn't deserve patronage, which is why I'll never buy another Apple product either.
    arniepnminne likes this.
  7. drevim

    drevim Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    Great Lakes Nosferatu has been the only one in my limited experience that I am done with. Tasted like straight grapefruit juice, and I'm not a fan of grapefruit juice. Want to attribute it to the batch, but I've noticed others reviews that mention the grapefruit.
  8. JohnFatAss

    JohnFatAss Devotee (460) Jan 22, 2011 New Jersey

    Never say Never, but I would never drink Southern Tier Pumking again.
    SWChi likes this.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Why is there all this hate on Pumking (and ST in general)?
  10. rmcnealy

    rmcnealy Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2006 Illinois

    Had a Brooklyn Octoberfest on a buddy's wedding trolley yesterday and it was pretty raunchy. First one I can recall having and won't be giving it a second try any time soon.
    musicman7070 and JulianC like this.
  11. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,121) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    The #1 answer here is the "correct" answer: Voodoo Maple Donut. That was my last straw with Rogue. After getting mugged for $13 on that crap I've officially sworn them off entirely.
    Also, the nasty abomination known as Ass Kisser Chocolate Box. Not nearly as bad as the Voodoo but still just not for me.

    On a side note- all haters feel free to send me their unwanted Southern Tier Blackwater stouts.
    akbeerfiend, Brunite and klinger like this.
  12. Henamonster

    Henamonster Initiate (60) Feb 2, 2007 California

    Yeastie Boys Rex Attitude... Good God, that beer tasted like carbonated iodine. Not for the timid.

    On that note, I thoroughly enjoyed Voodoo Maple Doughnut.
  13. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,309) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I don't get the distaste for Old Stock Ale. I quite fancy it.

    I'll never have Budweiser Chelada again. Or so I hope.
  14. ItsLaTrappe

    ItsLaTrappe Initiate (0) May 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Brewdog's Storm still makes me angry when I see it on the shelf.
  15. skunk242

    skunk242 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Bruery White Chocolate
    voxomkid likes this.
  16. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Kern river Isabella blonde. I'm a huge fan of everything they do, except that one. Two drinks and it fed the weeds.
    Rumor mill from the brewery has said it will be retired. They have so many other amazing beers that deserve to be year round instead of that bud light of craft beer.
  17. DanK4

    DanK4 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    Shipyard (except Export on tap only, everything else is pure swill), Gritty's, anything and everything Geary's, Moat Mountain, and Superbrew 15- just look at the reviews if you're having a shitty day and need a pick-me-up
    Fluke828 and yeti123 like this.
  18. Houston_E89

    Houston_E89 Aspirant (263) Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    My Drain Pour List....

    Anything IPA (Ranger, Arrogant Bastard, Saint Arnold Sailing Santa)
    Sour Beers / Ales (Duchess de Bourgogne)
    Belgian Beers that are NOT Delirium Tremens (I drain poured La Fin du Monde and Trappistes Rochefort 8)
    Belhaven Scottish Ale

    There are too many beers to list that I would never buy again lol
  19. Claybo

    Claybo Initiate (0) May 29, 2011 Illinois

    I saw an empty 12 pack box of Red Dog in the alleyway the other day, which gave me a chuckle. However, someone forced me to drink a taste of Busch Light a few weeks ago (I was hanging out with some young people who wanted to play something called "Three Cup," similar to Beer Pong). Never. Again.

    If you want to talk non-macro, then Hinterland's Winter Land. Some people can stomach that stuff, but I say no way.
  20. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Another vote for (or against) Voodoo Doughnut.
    Also, DFH Midas Touch, Raison D'Etre, and Festina Peche; Ommegang Aphrodite; and Lindeman's Faro.
  21. JustinQ

    JustinQ Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 California

    Cantillon Brouscella, Just not my thing.
    Black Butte XXIV
    Bruery Autumn Maple
    Probably a few more
  22. Bushka

    Bushka Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Michigan

    Redhook Longhammer IPA. Immediate headache.
    danipp likes this.
  23. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Have you had Crème Brûlée? That beer should be sold in 2oz bottles.
    I have a bottle of Pumking in the beer fridge, never had it before. Now my curiosity is piqued.
    gwguest and kmatlack like this.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, I actually enjoyed Crème Brûlée for what it was: an alcoholic representation of the dessert it is imitating. I drank the entire bottle myself. I also did the same with Mokah, Javah, and Choklat, all from Southern Tier. Southern Tier's thing seems to be directly emulating whatever the inspiration for the beer was, and they are damn good at it. Perhaps it is not everyone's thing; perhaps some people can't tell they're still drinking a beer, and they do not like this ambiguity. Whatever the case, I will tell you right now that, in a word, Pumking is the beer representation of pumpkin pie, right down to the sweetness (though there is a VERY mild hop bitterness).

    I suppose I just answered my own original query with this: some people don't like what Southern Tier does, and that is just fine. As a huge fan of the entire Blackwater Series and Pumking, I must say I cannot fathom never having another Pumking, Mokah, or Javah. I could probably do without drinking an entire Crème Brûlée bottle, but sharing one of those with a few friends (especially those who do not drink craft beer) would be a great experience in my mind.

    To borrow an abbreviation from reddit: TIL not everyone enjoys Southern Tier's imitation-style of brewing.
  25. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Camo. It just ain't right.
    RKPStogie likes this.
  26. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    For the record, I really liked Mokah and Javah, as well as Choklat if I'm in the mood (still have a few of those in the cellar). Maybe Crème Brûlée was just a bridge too far for me. In any case, I'm more intrigued than ever by Pumking. Now wondering if I can hold out til Halloween to try it.
    THANAT0PSIS likes this.
  27. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Bitch, Please
    Boozecamel likes this.
  28. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I was thinking about this again today and I think that I would NEVER drink a Brooklyn Post Road again. I use to think it tasted amazing, but it honestly was so bland and flavorless to me this year. This use to be one of my favorite pumpkin beers ever too
  29. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (588) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Gulden Draak and ST Pumking.

    Maybe the quad is ok, but GD's white bottle tasted like water from a rusty tap. As for Pumking, it was well made, and indeed tasted of pumpkin, but I could not manage more than a glass. Good thing the bottle was a friend's.
  30. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    yeah wake up dead sucks, which is weird because nitro milk stout it so good
  31. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    I'll never ever drink a light beer. It's been years since I have. Just can't shame myself or desecrate my palate like that anymore.
    huhl23 likes this.
  32. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Are you serious? Harvest is very good as well as Festina Peche. I would revisit those before you write them off.

    As for myself, tough to say never to anything, but I do not see a Shipyard purchase in my future
  33. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Lucid Camo got drain poured after 3 sips on Fri night and I ticked it just to remind me not to drink it again.

    Stella Beer in Egypt. By no means should you get this one confused with Stella Artois. It is like some one threw some moldy grain into some Nile water and canned it afterwards.
    zirkusaffe likes this.
  34. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    New Holland Black Mad Hatter. just kind of fell flat for me.
    Magic Hat 9
    Bud Platinum (durp.)

    What's with the Rogue hate?
    In all honestly, I'm just curious...why are they run poorly and by bad people?
  35. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Yea I really hated this beer too, too much all spice or anise.

    I also was severly underwhelmed by several of Gritty McDuff's brew (there stout is ok, the rest is trash).

    Sam Adams: Cherry Wheat, Coastal Wheat, Cranberry Lambic. Harpoon UFO Pumpkin. Smuttynose Star island Single.

    Mayflower Autumn Wheat (I Love mayflower but I hated this brew).
  36. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    wow all the hate for Southern Tier in this one. geeze. :slight_frown: anyhow...

    you couldn't pay me to drink anything from Weyerbacher, the stuffs just nasty, but to each his own right?!
    Fluke828 likes this.
  37. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,304) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Trader Joe's "Boatswain" line is brewed by Minhas (dba as "Rhinelander").


    TJ's has or had contracts with, among others, Firestone-Walker, Schell, Goose Island, Gordon Biersch and Unibroue for their private label beers - pretty easy to figure out the actual brewer by looking at the city listed on the label and buy accordingly.
  38. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (273) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    I know, my little bro thinks it's great, maybe he just thinks that cause I don't steal it from his fridge.
  39. bomb

    bomb Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Sam Adams Winter Lager.

    What is up with the ST hate? I can see if the stouts and Pumking don't float your boat but people also don't like Unearthly, Backburner, or Gemini? How is that possible.
  40. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    Short's Bloody Beer ... yikes.
    FosterJM likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.