Dark Horse Lambeak Wants Blood Orange...what's the deal?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Duff27, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    OMG, talk about confusion. Here we go...
    IMO, the way the release was organized wasn't too bad at all, except for the way things were communicated to the masses. If you have 450 people standing in line, yet have 40 taps, and a sign saying "If you get out of line, you WILL lose your spot", how the fuck?
    If they would have done the "Calling numbers x thru x" but, instead of making us line up like cattle, I think there would have been less "I'm gonna punch BrohammedAli" in the face type stuff going on. Just odd...
    Too much of "The line starts here" "No the line starts here" shit from the DH volunteers.
     
  2. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I was there and didn't see a sign because I didn't wait in line until my number was about 10 away from being called. Immediately after they made the "get in line" announcement, I asked a worker if we had to wait in line the whole time and he said as long as you were there by the time your number was called they didn't care. There were a few things with this release where you just shake your head and wonder why DH did what they did.
     
  3. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    Here's a thought:

    Instead of bash the hell out of a brewery anonymously on an online forum, why not bring the quality issues to the attention of the brewery and brewers so they can possibly make things better? I mean, I'm no expert on the issue or anything, but for goodness sakes, they can't fix something that is wrong if they don't know it's wrong.
     
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  4. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    If they don't know it is wrong, then that is what is wrong.
     
  5. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    this. i've never had a dark horse sour, but there are so many reports of "totally undrinkable acetone bomb" just in this thread that i can't imagine there's any way they didn't know exactly what they were selling.
     
  6. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I don't really consider this conversation "bashing the hell" out of Dark Horse. Just some beer geeks throwing ideas around. I'm sure half of us have already contacted them, in fact some have already gotten refunds on beers (BBN Perk). But I do respect your comment, and mostly agree.
     
  7. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    I like sour's as much as the next guy, I had no intention of buying bottles of them from DH, but wanted to sample one on tap. Tried the Blood Orange lambeak and it was god awful and passed it around to those willing to try it, but what If I didn't know any better...and drank several of them for whatever reason? Before this thread I had no clue that a beer could potentially make me go blind, or poison me. That's like, pretty shitty dude
     
  8. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    At least you know what I meant by it.

    I get a little irritated by things like this, because I see it on here all too often (see the myriad of "infected" threads) where people jump up and down on a brewer's name but haven't even taken a step towards letting the brewery know. It's ridiculous.
     
  9. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    Damn, I emailed everyone at the friggin brewery on that one and didn't even get a response, let alone a refund.
     
  10. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
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    This is a little different than beer ended up being infected a while after it is released. This is beer was bad the day it was released. It was bad when they were bottling it the night before it was released. In my opinion, the problem isnt that the beer was bad, it is that they had to know it was bad and released it anyways. It speaks to character and how they regard their customers.
     
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  11. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    6 weeks after 4 Elf and we're on our way to another thread about DH getting shut down.
     
  12. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    If they did not think they would get bashed on the internet, then they were not thinking.
     
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  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I really enjoy Dark Horse brews and in no way ever want to come across as bashing them...
    But it does speak to character, when you sell a product you know isn't RIGHT. If they knew, and like Dan said, it's near impossible to correspond with anyone there.
     
  14. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Has anyone tried a bottle of Sour 3 guys of the Scale? and is it an Old Ale or an American Barleywine?(soured version of either style of course...)
     
  15. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    I have tried a bottle of batch 1 Aigre Pt5 and that was actually a really good beer.
     
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  16. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Yes, it is an acetone bomb (or whatever it is) as well...basically undrinkable.
     
  17. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    In a word...D*mnitwillis! This dissapoints me to hear the news, but I guess that I am not so surprised to hear the bad news:(. Based on how much I enjoyed Aigre Pt5 2 years ago. I was hoping for something of the similiar caliber.
     
  18. ThirstT

    ThirstT May 5, 2012 Illinois
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    I've had the exact same experience. And, as I say shame on DH for putting out such a terrible product, I will also be fine to say how darn good BAPT5 was. I'll give credit to great work, and be weary of future purchases from a company who would knowingly sell that Lambeak mess.
     
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  19. MacJenkins

    MacJenkins Feb 14, 2012 Michigan
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    Can't argue with most of what has been said in this thread, but I will say the Sahti was sour (not sure if that was intentional) and was one of my favorite beers I had that night. Also, I've had one bottle of the Sour 3 Guy and really enjoyed it. I'm guessing there are inconsistencies from bottle to bottle.
     
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  20. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Anyone drink a bottle of BB Monster 29 lately? Trying to get a feel for how the carbonation is coming along if at all. Only have 1 bottle and don't want to open it if it's not right yet.
     
  21. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    I had my first the other night and carbonation was nonexistent. There was some sediment stuff stuck to the bottom so I held the other bottles upside down and shook them really well. I'm keeping them in a warmer environment to hopefully get that yeast going.
     
  22. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    That's what I've been doing to the bottle as well. Thanks for the response. I've never had the beer so I have nothing to base it off of but since I only have 1 bottle I want to do whatever I can to make it as good as possible.
     
  23. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    I'd sit on it for at least another month, probably longer. A trading partner of mine had his bottle last week and it was almost completely flat still.
     
  24. jacob4999

    jacob4999 Dec 9, 2008 Michigan

    Damn you and your flat beer Steimie! :)
     
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  25. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    With this thread going like this, let us hope that less people come to 4elf next year.
     
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  26. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    Soooo last I heard they're still selling this the Dragon Fruit, and Whisky Richard at the brewery in bottles and serving the Dragon Fruit at Winter Beer Fest this weekend. They won't respond to emails and won't refund/exchange the bad beer. Dark Horse used to be one of my favorite breweries but now, I think they deserve plenty of bashing.
     
  27. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    That beer is 17% ABV so the yeast is probably long ago dead. Unless the brewery primed it with a champagne yeast or something that can live in its own high alcohol, I'd give up on getting any carbonation. When I had this beer on tap it was flat too.
     
  28. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    FT my king of forest.
     
  29. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Apr 20, 2011 Ohio

    I liked Sour 3 Guy and really didn't mind Aigre Plead, though trying the Plead didn't really make me want to buy a bottle.

    Those Lambeaks, though, were... fearsome. I admit I'm a little curious about how many bottles left the brewery.
     
  30. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    the aigre plead was bad at first taste. i went back at it 3 hours later and it was much better. not the best, but it did improve as it warmed up.
     
  31. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    If you read the label, it clearly states that the bottle is filled with metal polish cleaner.
     
  32. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Perfect for blind tastings with people you hate.
     
  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Was this before or after consuming all the high gravity beer?
     
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  34. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Kinda off/on topic, has anyone had a SoBro and is it close to Bully Guppy?
     
  35. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    You haven't truly experienced Bully Gulpy if you havent mixed it with equal parts Peaches & Cream and Key Lime Pie
     
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  36. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Love Peaches n Cream. One of Shorts best last year! Key Lime didn't do well in the bottle though, stellar on tap.
     
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  37. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Dark Lord does not hold a candle to KLP and P&C when it comes to sweetness. I'm still on a sugar high from drinking those in 2012
     
  38. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Agreed they are sugar bombs. Love me some sweet brews.
     
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  39. Slay40

    Slay40 Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Key lime pie by shorts is the....you know what. Goodnight.
     
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