Great breweries with that one clunker

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  1. VAcrossr

    VAcrossr Zealot (546) Jun 12, 2009 Virginia
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    Okay, so I read the thread about blood orange beers where tectactoe mentions Lambeek Wants Blood Orange. I hadn't heard of that beer, so I scoped it out and saw the 1.95 rating. It's by Dark Horse Brewing, http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1471, a pretty solid brewery with a page full of beers in the high 3s and low-to-mid 4s.

    Yikes. That one clunker really stands out as a misfire. Any other breweries that you can think of with solid lineups and that one clunker?
     
  2. Luckytiki

    Luckytiki Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 Indiana

    Three Floyds and anything they brew with bugs/wild yeast comes to mind.
     
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  3. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    O'fallon has been good up to the Rager Red Irish Ale,not sure how to discribe the complex off taste
     
  4. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (240) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    KBS

    *ducks*
     
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  5. DJMonroe

    DJMonroe Initiate (87) Jan 26, 2013 Washington

    Deschutes Miss Spelt Hefeweizen
    Southern Tier Creme Brulee
    Speakeasy Scarlett's Red Rye
     
  6. MrIncognito

    MrIncognito Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2008 Virginia

    Southern Tier Heavy Weissen. tasted like a bandaid and way too boozy... and I usually love booze
     
  7. Snowrs

    Snowrs Aspirant (219) Oct 10, 2009 Indiana

    Every brewery will have a dud, it's how they bounce back that counts. No one bats 1000 and to expect someone to is crazy. I actually respect breweries that push the envelope and have duds as well as awesome beers because at least they are experimenting.
     
  8. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan

    Do you mean breweries with a lunker based on score or personal opinion? Because for personal opinion, I'd have to go with Bell's and their Midwestern Fail Fail. I mean, Pale Ale.
     
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  9. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (853) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Not sure if you heard of it, but there's this small brewery up in VT that makes a beer called Heady Topper. Total dud! Everything else they make though...
     
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  10. ncsutton

    ncsutton Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Minnesota

    I like every beer Summit comes out with, but can't drink their Pilsner
     
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  11. Snowrs

    Snowrs Aspirant (219) Oct 10, 2009 Indiana


    They were a brewpub before they closed and started just canning HT at their cannery.
     
  12. AlienSwineFlu

    AlienSwineFlu Aspirant (293) Dec 14, 2012 Ohio

    There are breweries that don't have clunkers?
     
  13. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (853) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Oh, I know the whole story. Tropical Storm Irene was a real bitch around these parts. My post was a joke because obviously they only brew the one now. Most of my Vermont friends who frequented the brewpub actually consider a few of their other beers to be better than Heady.
     
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  14. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (1,828) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Alpine Mandarin Nectar. It may not be a true clunker but I didn't like it.

    Most of their brews are world-class.
     
  15. Denver_Beer_Guy

    Denver_Beer_Guy Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Colorado

    NB Rolle Bolle comes to mind but I feel that nearly every brewery has a beer or two that I don't like in the slightest. I chalk it up to palette, because somebody has to be buying it and drinking it for them to keep making it...
     
  16. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California

    Shorts - Oh wait they have mostly clunkers

    Cigar City - Cucumber Saison
     
  17. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina

    I picked up a bottle of Lambeek wants Blood Orange awhile back, read the reviews, and put it back.
     
  18. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California
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    Anchor - Small Beer
     
  19. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,428) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Whoa Nelly! Somebody needs to come into present day society. :wink: Shorts has not had a clunker in a few years since they started pasteurizing their beers and discontinued some others. They've grown up.
     
  20. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,428) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Believe it or not, Founders. I couldn't get to liking their ............ ooh, I can't even remember its name.... Frangelic something something? :grinning:
     
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  21. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,370) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    I'll finish it for you. Mountain Brown...Frangelic Mountain Brown
     
  22. mattsdenney

    mattsdenney Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 Tennessee

    Sweetwater Sch'wheat. Was going to be a year rounder, wow was it bad. They pulled the plug quickly.
     
  23. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (125) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    I wasn't too thrilled with Jack's Abby's Golden Legend.
     
  24. dawg1969

    dawg1969 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2010 Florida

    I really don't think there are bad beers in the craft brew world. One persons clunker may be another persons treasure. There are a lot of beers I don't like that many of my friends do, my palate does not like a lot of sours or , gose beers. Even my most hated bud, miller, coors ect. are some ones favorite beers. I just don't know why, but I guess there are those who do like watered down beer with no flavor.
     
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