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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BottleCaps80, Jan 27, 2013.
Not sure, but it definitely isn't Pliny...hyped, watered-down pale ale.
This is a tough one. I've had so many beers that I love, but two come to mind. Zombie Dust is just amazing and Bourbon County was a "religious experience" the first time I had it.
Apple Brandy Hunahpu's no doubt about it.
I really took a liking to Jai Alai............ its a shame I can't get it in NY anymore
Pliny the Elder on tap for the first time in Philly.
I have to mention three floyds 'Dreadnaught, my all time favorite. Never has failed me.
Firestone 15th Anniversary or Parabola.
I have no idea if anyone has said it already, but Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen is absolutely ridiculously good. I would drink it anytime, anywhere, with anyone.
I agree with this.
Wow. Founders Breakfast Stout is pretty much the perfect beer for me. However, after a trip to Germany and Hungary/Austria in 1989 I brought home a 6 pack of the Maerzen from the Augusteiner Keller in Salzburg. I think maybe actually 4 bottles made it on the plane. My brother probably had 2 of those. about 8 weeks after being home I dove into the final beer and just about wept. Have had nothing like it before, or since.
I had the 16th anniversary on tap last night and it was up there thats for sure. So much complexity, tasted something different with each sip.
Cantillion Lou Pepe Kriek at the Brewery tied with a 2007 Pannepot perfectly aged from Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Great place, great time, perfect beer.
Rodenbach Grad Cru .......on tap. My pants are getting tighter just remembering.
anchor liberty ale. holy crap this blew me away, and still does.
Unearthly is what got me off BMC and on to craft beers
One of my favorites that I dont buy that often. bought a bottle the other day and the next day my wife was making mac & cheese with beer from a recipe she found. I heard the bottle open and then i heard her pour it. I didnt think much of it for a second, as I have 15-20 different types of beer in the fridge. Curiosity got the best of me as to what type of beer she was using. To my horror, i saw a mostly empty bottle of three philosophers sitting on the counter.
The M&C was phenomenal though.
2010 Abyss a few months ago.
bourbon county coffee was pretty spectacular
So we all appreciate different styles so I can't narrow it down to just one but for my favorite styles: Imperial Stout: new best is Central Waters 15, RIS: Dark Horse BB Plead the 5th, Scotch/Wee Heavy: Cigar City BB Big Sound
Mine would definitely either be Westy or GI Rare, both cracked at my 50th nearly two years ago. Thankfully I have a few more Rare's to enjoy.
Id say in 2010, while on the flying dog tour, getting to try The Fear before bottling. Blew my mind. Still does. I could drink that beer all day.
I have not had the good fortune to have tasted many of the beers that have been mentioned but from what i have had: (in no particular order)
Ruination 10 yr
Bo & Luke
Rochefort 8 & 10
If i had to pick one beer for the rest of my life it would be Dreadnaught.
Tea Bagged Furious. It's staggeringly good.
But I had a 2008 Cuvee de Tomme this summer that gave me pause before I typed that.
Some of the best beers I have ever tried no particular order
-Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue
-3Floyds Zombie Dust
-Founders Pale Ale
-Bells Pale Ale
-Toppling Goliath Millenium Falcon
Can we please revive this thread?
In no particular order,
Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye
Cycle Pallet 1
Trillium PM Dawn
Angry Chair German Chocolate Cupcake Stout
The Bruery Chocolate Rain '15
Cigar City Good Gourd Almighty
Westbrook Mexican Cake Tequila
077XX from carton. Ive yet to find an IPA/ DIPA that even comes close to it. I pick it up everytine i see it. Sad that its only about once every other month. Everything about that beer is perfect, ill drink the entire 4pk in one night.
I'm a big stout guy, and to be honest nothing has ever been as good as Good Morning by Tree House. I love barrel aged stouts, but something about this one that is just different. The taste just lasts and lasts. Coffee, maple, chocolate deliciousness!
Imo gueuze tilquin ...it was just perfect for me.
I think that there's a certain subjective element to drinking beer, in that the circumstances around you when you are drinking are more important to your enjoyment than most people would care to admit. The same beer that knocks your socks off one day might come across as more ordinary if you had it under different conditions. To wit, all of my favorite beer memories come from times when I was in a really great mood, out somewhere cool with good people and having a great time. A few examples:
- Went to Hill Farmstead for the first time last year with my girlfriend, my brother and a close friend of ours. Only got to try four 3-oz pours, since we were in a hurry. Most of them I wasn't too excited about, but when I tried Harlan, my face lit up. I've had it since then and still really like it, but that first taste was magical in a way that others haven't been, probably because I was enjoying spending a day driving around the back roads in Vermont.
- I got taken out to dinner by a company I was working with and they wined and dined the hell out of us. After eating swordfish steak and drinking Westmalle beers, I had my first ever DFH 90 Minute and it completely blew me away. A bit later, I was able to get 6 more bottles at a bottle shop, but I didn't enjoy them nearly as much.
- Got the in-laws to watch our son so the missus and I could have an evening out for the first time in a while. Drank a pint of Sabotage at Benelux in Montreal and was on cloud nine the whole time. It's a great beer, but I doubt anyone here would consider it a top-tier IPA.
- Went back to Hill Farmstead this summer and managed to get a bunch of growler fills. Most of the beers were good, but the one that really impressed me was Society & Solitude #4. I drank most of it while playing in the lake at my parents' cottage with my son, my glass sitting on the dock in between sips.
Beer is great, but for my money you'll enjoy anything more if the conditions are right.
Im going to go with the 8 oz I had last year of Vanilla Rye. I nust had Abraxas and that is right up there.
Hill Farmstead Susan or Trillium Artaic...Toss up
Maine Beer Co Dinner
Sour in the Rye with Pineapple&Coconut may be the best beer I've ever had. I say that because as a style Sours are not my top choice. I like them, but I prefer something big and boozy. SITR w/Pineapples and Coconuts was memorable even among the awesome stouts and such I've had (Utopias, Rum BT, DB Cake, BA Abraxas, Abraxas, DBJ, Bramble Rye, Backyard Rye, etc.) Not bragging just giving some context of how much this beer stuck out above those beers, which I think all are amazing.
I think at this point I would have to say Blackout Stout by Great Lakes Brewing.
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