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First beer to blow your mind.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. ledzeppelin4

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    What was the first beer you had that made you go "Oh...my...God. This is excellent." For me it was St. Bernardus Abt 12. I had a lot of Sam Smith and Weihestephaner at this time, and while those are definitley fantastic breweries, something about that Abt 12 just knocked my socks off. How 'bout you?
     
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    Might of been Paulaner hefeweizen.
     
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    Cambridge Brewing Company Porter back in '93 was a revelation. I was already into trying new imports/micros at the time, but a friend heard of CBC so we checked it out. Haven't turned back since.
     
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    PtE
     
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    Celebration
     
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    Brau Bros. Moo Joos
     
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    Three Philosophers. At the time I didn't even know what quadrupels were, I just thought they sounded more badass than dubbels and tripels. In a way, I was right.
     
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    Either Spotted cow (got me into craft beer, so I weight it heavily), or Nelson. Both of those beers I hold near to my heart.
     
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    NB Abbey.
     
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    I really hate to be cliche, but Pliny and KBS.

    I literally got dizzy from my first sip of Pliny, and when I took my first sip of KBS I said aloud to myself while alone "this is fucking world-class".
     
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    Chimay Grand Reserve…thought I had died and gone to Heaven! Later I tried Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus ABT 12 and couldn't believe how amazing! So many great brews out there, damn, I love beer! :p
     
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    Black Ops 2011. I had Black Ops 2010 back in 2011, but it didn't blow me away like the 2011 did.
     
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    Beatification, most recently.
     
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    Woodstock Inn & Brewing Co. Pigs Ear Brown Ale. Was probably about 17-18 years old.
     
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    Left Hand Milk Stout - was also the first craft beer I ever drank but it was 10 times better than Bud Light
     
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    Bells Hopslam.
     
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    Definitely old rasputin
     
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    Saison Dupont. Still does to this day.
     
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    I think my first was probably hop stoopid by lagunitas. I had just gotten into really hoppy beers and when I tried that it blew my mind and I went from enjoying hoppy beers to loving them.
     
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    Hands down Bells Hopslam...not only did it blow my mind away, it blew my tongue away as well
     
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    That's a tough one. First one that really made me go "Man that's good" and go out in search of good beer was Weihenstephaner.

    First one that actually "blew" my mind was Rochefort 10. I honestly didn't know beer could taste that good.

    I will say, i get that feeling quite often. Especially when I have the pleasure of drinking an amazing brew.
     
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    Pretty things Our finest Regards. one of the most well balanced barleywines ive ever had.
     
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    probably Black Butte porter or Il Vicino's Wet Mountain IPA. Both opened my eyes to craft beer.
     
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    Delirium Tremens.
     
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    Natty Ice. I had no idea anything could taste so foul.
     
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    Old Rasputin, though honestly Black Tuesday floored me in a way that even that first sip of Old Rasputin didn't.
     
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    Chimay Blue...I hated beer before, I hadn't tried craft though. After that Hunahpu's blew my mind wide open and is now my favorite beer:)
     
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    Three Philosophers
     
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    The first easily obtainable "mind-blown" moment happened with fresh Hop Stoopid.

    Then after I had been involved in craft beer for about a year it happened again, with Rochefort 10.
     
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    Probably Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild. But most recently Sculpin floored me; set the bar for IPAs forever.
     
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    Same exact experience for me with KBS except my words were "HOLY FUCK"
     
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    Even though I am really new to the beer scene..I had a bottle of Schneider Aventinus tonight and it was incredible...it definitely will be on a re-buy list for a longgg time to come.
     
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    Heady Topper. Every time I get a chance to get some the bouquet of aromas coming out of it and then the taste both amaze me. Nothing I've had has really done that, although I have had some other amazing ones that were a tier lower like Dreadnaught and KBS. PtE is probably a close behind 4th.
     
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    Pliny the Elder. Easy. It was even a 3 month old bottle and it was the first thing like it I had ever had.
     
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    Aass Bock, 1982. I might as well quote myself from another thread lest I sound like a broken record (you folks know what records are, right? ;) ):

     
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