Divine Reserve 13

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by JohnBender, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    2nded. The food was awesome when I went. I did have a Saint Arnold something beer when I went to. It was super cold as advertised, but I really didn't know much about beer at that point.

    Also the bar wenches weren't too shabby either...
     
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  2. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Defender (601) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Free scenic views. I don't expect little blond teenie boopers to know anything about the beer.
     
  3. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Any more left in San Antonio. Struck out today.
     
  4. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,731) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    DR 2 was made so long ago, and a completely different recipe that is would be silly to compare the two. I have had DR2 a hand full of times, though even those were years old. Not to mention it is a blend from two different fermenters with two different yeasts.
     
  5. Show

    Show Initiate (180) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    DR2 and DR13 are miles apart...

    had tons of DR2 fresh and its a different animal completely..
     
  6. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    What about the fact that DR 13 and Rochefort, Westy, and St. Bernadus have all been thrown around in the same sentense ( forgive my spelling). We are comparing DR13 to some of the greatest Quads/beers in the world.......... Just sayin.
     
  7. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    You must like spicy food then. The one in round rocks food is nothing but spicy this or that. I think their nutty brewnette is decent though.
     
  8. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Pulled Pork Nachos, bro. You're missing out.
     
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  9. Compton25

    Compton25 Aspirant (279) Jan 25, 2011 Texas
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    Picked a bottle up at Dallas Whole Foods Park Lane. Limit 1, half case left
     
  10. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I do love spicy food, but I distinctly remember a non-spicy laden menu. Think I got a burger or something when I went. Just remember it being really tasty, and everyone in my party having to valet park because of their ridiculously tiny parking lot and the restaurant is always packed.
     
  11. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    Just grabbed DR 13 at specs walnut hill. The guy said they had about 5 left.
     
  12. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Then again, non spicy food to me can be pretty spicy :wink:

    I got the philly cheese steak and even that was spiced and the fries were "hot" fries. Just not my cup 'o tea, but im getting a little better now that ive been here 3+ years. Gotta get used to spicy someday since its all around here :wink:
     
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  13. crusian

    crusian Crusader (738) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Just popped a DR 12... lots of apple... Still better than fresh. needs more time.
     
  14. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Just popped a DR13. Very nice. Not going to do a full-on review for it just yet though. The beer definitely peaks in flavor as it warms up. Dangerously drinkable for the ABV with a nice touch of warmth in the finish. I wish it was still colder as this would be a perfect "Texas winter" beer!

    Really wouldn't mind buying or trading for a whole case of this now. I think it'll develop very nicely like DR12 did.
     
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  15. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    Yeah the HEB on potranco and 1604 had a ton when i was there earlier. The 1604 and Bandera probably still has some.
     
  16. ChrisYarborough

    ChrisYarborough Initiate (176) Oct 16, 2012 Texas

    I still have 3 bombers of DR12 left and really want to pop one open but a few people I know who tried it recently told me to hold off..

    I think I want to trade a bomber of DR12 cause I am not sure I want to hold on to 3 for another year minimum. Anyone want to trade let me know..

    I ended up picking up a six pack and drank one on release day. DR13 is just not a style I like.. with that said I actually did not hate it. I ended up giving away 4 of the 12oz'ers to friends and kept 1 for aging.
     
  17. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Just drink one and if you don't like it then wait 6 more months and drink another. Its beer not art.
     
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  18. awinkro

    awinkro Aspirant (201) Oct 15, 2008 Texas
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    Drink one. You'll be happy you did.
     
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  19. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I just popped a DR12 and I am happy. :grinning:
     
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  20. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Saw some bombers at the I10/De Zavala HEB today.
     
  21. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    How much are bombers going for?
     
  22. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Defender (601) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    $8-$9, about double the price per oz of the 6er. As usual for bombers.
     
  23. TheWritingWaffle

    TheWritingWaffle Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Texas

    I'm interested in the bomber. What would be a price/idea for you?
     
  24. ChrisYarborough

    ChrisYarborough Initiate (176) Oct 16, 2012 Texas

    Just sent you a private conversation. Let me know!
     
  25. bccocx

    bccocx Devotee (428) Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Another shipment arrived at Specs Brodie in Austin. 14.99 per six pack. Looks like they got a couple cases.
     
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Specs at 290/Jones got some yesterday. Looked like about 3 cases of 6 packs and 3 cases of bombers.
     
  27. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I was at Whip In Monday and saw that they had a few 6-packs... Picked one up and the cashier said "ya know, that's a limit of 2 bottles, right?" [12oz bottles] I immediately turned around, put it back, and just got a glass on tap.

    Reminded me why I don't go to Whip In for bottles. There's nothing I hate more than breaking 6-packs because of "demand" (secretly making extra monies under the guise of being fair)

    WFM Downtown Austin had bombers & 6-packs yesterday morning, btw.
     
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  28. adam320

    adam320 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 Texas

    My buddy yesterday found some at the Randall's on San Felipe in the galleria area.. No limit he got me two 6 packs and two for himself.. It was behind courtesy counter. I thought I was gonna miss out on this one.
     
  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    I'm going to go back and check tomorrow, but I bet my HEB still has some of this left. Ain't no beer geeks in my area
     
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  30. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Septin' you!
     
  31. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Thats why I drink alone, bro. :wink:
     
  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I do so quite often as well. Mostly the easy to find stuff. Gotta share the fancy beer.
     
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  33. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Screw that. I'm about to pound a whole Murda'd Out Stout by myself. Walez, bro!!!



    (kidding, btw)
     
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  34. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Hope so. That's one of the highest on my list of most wanted beers.
     
  35. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Only because you never come out when i can make it and you never ask me out :...(

    See if i share my BBA Old raspy or Black ops!!

    well, you know ill still share the black ops.
     
  36. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    You work all the time, so if you want to hang out, call me. I'm almost always free
     
  37. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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    I feel like I lucked out tonight and was able to pick up a bomber. Some of the earlier posts have me intrigued about this. I'm a big Belgian/quad whore so I'm going to stay skeptical until I crack it. Being better than Rochefort 10 is some ridiculously big talk.
     
  38. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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  39. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    Specs midtown tweeted they will have 6ers and bombers today!
     
  40. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    And DR12!
     
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