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Best beer you've ever had.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BottleCaps80, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. BottleCaps80

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    I've had a LOT of beers in my life, but I don't think any beer has topped this yet. Love Buzz from Anchorage Brewing. Holy. Shit. Ammmmmazing beer right here. Sour. Crisp. Floral. Woody. Bretty funk. Clean. Perfect buzz.

    This is my first introduction to Anchorage and holy hell....this is already the best beer I've ever had.

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  2. BottleCaps80

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    The grapefruit in this is spectacular.
     
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    Let the boasting insue....
     
  5. Northlax3

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    My first homebrew that i opened tonight.

    With all the work and nervousness i had in this beer, and the research done to find a good recipe. I am so happy with how it turned out. It was also great sharing the first bottle with family I had over as well. It came out EXACTLY how i wanted it to.

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  6. josephwa

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    Best beer as in highest rated or best beer as in most enjoyed?

    My highest rated is Heady Topper, and that's definitely up there for sheer enjoyment. Quite possibly the most intensely enjoyed beer I've ever had.

    That said, the enjoyment I got out of Ommegeddon way back in 2008 will always stick with me . . . and a couple of saisons have just been shit-kicking fantastic—Cellar Door fresh, Sofie when it's on point, etc. Also the enjoyment that I got out of Palate Wrecker last year far outweighs the actual rating it got in my review. I felt like an addict with every sip.
     
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    No. I was thinking ratings aside.
     
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  9. fmccormi

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    Ah. Well all of my above-mentioned beers remain in contention :)

    But all in all . . . probably Heady.
     
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    If you're talking about the 2009 version before it was ever bottled... I couldn't argue with that.
     
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    ratings aside, Alaskan Perseverance Ale on tap, bottled would be Moat Water.
     
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    KRBC Citra. First time I ever had it. Blew my mind! My friend and I brought back 8 growlers of the stuff.
     
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    Didn't know how to answer your question, so I took a peek at my handy work. According to my reviews, Kuhnhenn BBBW is my highest rated brew out of over 1100. Therefore, Kuhnhenn BBBW is the absolute best beer in the entire goddam universe...
     
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    I'm still waiting.
     
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    Bottled: Bourbon County Coffee
    Tap: Apple Brandy Hunahpu

    Can you tell I love stouts?
     
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    I've only tried a little more than a thousand or so, but so far I think my favorite beer style is IIPA and my favorite beer in that style is Kern Citra.
     
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    CBS or King Henry. Had the King again tonight at a tasting. Wow. It was all downhill for there.
     
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    Deschutes The Abyss.
     
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    This is a baseless thread. Best beer you've ever had can go down to the season, your company and your location. I can't honestly choose one beer as being the best beer I've ever had.
     
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    since i prefer stouts and porters,i like samuel smith's organic choc. stout the best.very smooth,natural milk chocolate aroma and taste.has a hint of roasted coffee.
     
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    Hard to say but the first Cantillon Kriek I ever had comes to mind. I didn’t know anything about lambic nor even that they existed, the bottle I had purchased was a year and a half old & the cork was wet and fell apart. It smelled sour & I was afraid that it might have gone bad. The taste was incredibly (& still is) and I remember thinking – I really hope that this is not infected because if it tastes like this infected, I can never taste anything this awesome ever again :)
     
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    Based on my ratings. Not that I'm surprised;
    Aventinus
    Backwoods Bastard
    John Barleycorn-Bourbon Barrel Aged
     
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    KBS. Pretty much every time I have it, it becomes the best beer I've ever had.
     
  24. NWer

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    Can't name just one:
    BB Vanilla Dark Lord
    Bourbon Fred
    Kentucky Dark Star
    '10 BCBS as it's drinking now
    Fou' Foune
    Younger
     
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    My first Heady Topper on tap at the Prohibition Pig, absolutely stunning after a long drive to get there. The first Abrasive was pretty damn good too, really a well done DIPA, fully as good as HT in the can.
     
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    GI King Henry
     
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    I agree with this top the extent that I'm still exploring new beers and a lot beers that I love I've only had once so I'm not sure I can say which one I like best. When I first tried Hopslam it was my favorite beer until I had many other world class DIPAs and now I think it's too sweet.

    I would love to dirnk Pliny, Alpine Duet, Double Jack, and Double Trouble side by side.
     
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    Brandy Vanilla Dark Lord hands down for me.
     
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    HF Edward knocked my socks off. It's not the most complex or overwhelming beer I've ever had, but it is exactly what I want beer to taste like. I haven't experienced any other HF IPAs, so who knows how I might feel about Abner, Susan, etc, but MAN can Shaun Hill brew a beer.
     
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    What kind of beer is it?
     
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    At this point in my life, just a smidge over 3 years drinking craft, it was Sam Adams Barrel Aged Tripel, or possibly Allagash Curiex. Incredible stuff. Although its tough to say. Id have to think on this some more, those two are just off the top of my head.
     
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    My first SN Pale Ale 20 years ago. It was my first non BMC and my first day living in Chico. An incredible lightbulb moment.

    Edit: not really the best, but the most memorable.
     
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    Its darkened and reddened by the crappy lighting i had, but its a 6.5% german style hefe. The banana and clove taste is off the charts. not too much though. perfect for the winter :)
     
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    If we're going strictly off ratings then it's Rare for me.

    Others that come to mind are Duvel, '09 BCBS, Beat, Iris...
     
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    Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th. Kate Upton in a bottle.
     
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    If I had to pick a "best beer" based on my own personal taste and personality, then I would have to pick Goose Island King Henry. But, if I had to pick what I though was the "best beer" in terms of an overall, well crafted, beer, I would have to choose Trappist Rochefort 10.
     
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    The Bud I was drinking back in the dorm room with Anna Marie Meyers back in 92.
     
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    Trying to think how to answer this.

    If we are talking favorite beer in terms of singular experience...my first bottle of Epic's Big Bad Baptist was truly one of my favorite nights of drinking. I was fortunate to get a bottle where there was some great, noticeable whiskey barrel influence going on, and it was my first beer with super strong coffee beans and cocoa nibs as ingredients. Absolutely loved it and one of those experiences where I couldn't get that beer out of my head for weeks. For someone who never repeat purchases bombers, I bought a ton of that beer this past season as a result. Always great drinking experiences, but none ever as good as that first one. I would definitely put that beer in my Top 10 (maybe even Top 5) but wouldn't consider it my favorite beer overall. But that one experience, very possibly.


    If we are talking favorite beer in terms of overall, like if you were stuck on a deserted island and would be guaranteed you would never burn out on a single beer what would I choose? Founders Breakfast Stout or Funkwerks Monarch, depending if I was in a dark or light mood at the time of choosing. Probably FBS.
     
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    Haven't had it in bottle yet but was lucky enough to have it on tap twice. Amazing! You're extremely lucky to have had it so early :)
     
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    So far, it was Enjoy By 09.21.12. And I'm not a loyal follower of Stone, but I thought this was really good. I am also enjoying Lagunitas Sucks, as well as one I tried yesterday, Rough Draft's Session IPA.
     
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