Best draft only beer...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by CityofBals, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    So we see these threads pop up from time to time about the best canned beers, the best IPA's, blah, blah, blah. This got me to thinking, what is the best beer I've ever had on draft? For me, '83 100% DH, but this is not draft only....


    Taking this idea a step further I ask you; considering PtY, Keane Idea, Rarer DOS, Zwanze (despite limited bottling for friends) and other draft-only highly rated beers, what is the best glass of beer you've ever had that you could only get on draft?
  2. GrindFatherBob

    GrindFatherBob Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 New York

    Wood Aged Life And Limb or COAST Blended Red Legs
  3. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,581) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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  4. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Meyvn (1,436) Aug 10, 2010 Oregon
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    I really enjoyed Ommegang's "one of the gang," Ithaca's collaboration "super friends," and great lakes "karma citra"
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  5. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I assume you mean Rare DOS? RareR DOS stumbles into a 500ml growler from time to time.

    Anyway... BA Darkness comes to mind. I don't exactly know why this beer surged to the top 100 though... standard Darkness is way better IMO.
  6. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I love Russian River's Perdition. They need to bottle it again.
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  7. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    This is true, my mistake.
  8. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Dirty Horse? Really? I thought it tasted like a mediocre old kriek, which is what it is.

    I think I'd vote PtY, based on what I've had.
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,480) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    cambridge brewing company's cerise cassee.

    solera sour available every year, and generally at whatever quantity you desire (provided you're in boston). in my opinion, america's best beer.
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  10. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    You had '83 100% on draft and thought it was a "mediocre old kriek?" :/ Glad I don't have your taste buds.
  11. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    There's an IPA here in OK (Coop F5) that is only available on tap, as far as I know. They've been promising to can it, like, forever now. Best stuff I've had locally.
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  12. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Yes, I did. I think that, in general, I'm less generous about my beer than most. If I reviewed here I'd probably have a negative Dev to rival Arbitrator's.
  13. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I don't know man, I thought it was pretty fantastic and the cherry flavor held up amazingly well for being almost 3 decades old. It was certainly better than fresh loon krieks, even 3-5 year loon krieks, better than Schaerbeekse at any age, better than any boon kriek, certainly as good or better than any De Cam... to say it's mediocre is a bit of an exaggeration I think. Is it a perfect beer? No. Mediocre? No.
  14. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    2008 Expedition stout through a Randall with Vanilla beans.
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  15. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Disciple (303) Jun 18, 2010 Virginia
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    Troegs Scratch beer #58 mango triple IPA.
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  16. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (688) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


  17. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

  18. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    That's like, your opinion man. I'd take Cantillon over it any day, easily, without pausing. I'd take Supplication too. (Not as familiar with those others, but pretty sure I'd prefer both 3F's and De Cam over it.)
  19. Jips

    Jips Initiate (198) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois
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    Baudonia! Fudgy slightly cherry'd bcs!
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  20. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

  21. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

    20th St Citra
  22. heavenlyStash

    heavenlyStash Disciple (359) Dec 16, 2012 California
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    Nutella SpeedWay !!!!!! Over anything.....
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  23. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Shipyard Pumpkin with a maple sugar rim. Jelly?

    Runner up is NEBCO Fuzzy Baby Ducks.
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  24. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    PtY is terrific, but Mad Fox brewpub in Falls Church, VA makes an all Citra IPA called Orange Whip. It's like Orange Julius decided to brew a beer. FANTASTIC!
  25. marquis

    marquis Crusader (775) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Much of the best beer in this country is cask only, bottling/canning/kegging is basically the province of larger breweries.What does get bottled/canned/kegged gets dumbed down in the process , the result being that our exports don't do us justice.
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  26. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Live Oak Old Treehugger Barleywine
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  27. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    BONEYARD!!!!!!!! Suge Knite, Hop Venom, and RPM IPA are the standouts for me.
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  28. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (189) Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    My favorite is Perennial's funk fest Flanders
  29. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (620) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    RAM (Big Horn Big Horn Brewery) BTBBACBA (Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Brown Ale) - they only brewed it once at the brew pub by me as far as i know
  30. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    I really enjoyed the Revolution Berry Brown I had last week. Bourbon+wine+raspberries; What's not to love? Also 3Floyds Ronaldo and Drunk Monk are both great.
  31. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    My avatar comes to mind
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  32. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Three Floyds' Hell's Black Intelligencer may be the best beer I've ever tasted.
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  33. rozzom

    rozzom Crusader (700) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Second this
  34. beergod1

    beergod1 Crusader (774) May 2, 2009 Ohio
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    Voodoo Brewery Cowbell. oatmeal imperial milk stout ..or something like that. best beer on tap or bottled!
  35. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Brooklyn Blast is pretty damn fantastic imho. Adirondack Imperial Cream Ale ranks right up there as well. A 9% Cream Ale... I'm in!
  36. kbdaniels

    kbdaniels Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 Connecticut

    With davey101:
    Definately - NEBCO Fuzzy Baby Ducks
  37. TheHurtMerchant

    TheHurtMerchant Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black
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  38. dhespelt

    dhespelt Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoy Blue point "wet hop experiment" when it comes around!
  39. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Victory Braumeister Pils comes to mind. As does Franklin Jr. from Sutter Buttes Brewing...
  40. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    I loved North French Ale from Vivant; also Escoffier, but I am not sure if that was ever canned.
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