Last beer to blow you away?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mychalg9, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Also, breakfast weasel cognac, and red&white... first bottle, second on tap. Really made me think. This year's BCBS Coffee was INSANE, as well. Really crazy, smelled like the best coffee shop you'll ever be in.
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  2. Franch

    Franch Devotee (445) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
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    bourbon vanilla dark lord. i have a bottle that i had never found the right time to open. in part, i was scared of it being incredibly overhyped or tasting like its foul soy sauce-y base beer. it tasted like pure heaven.
  3. climbeer07

    climbeer07 Initiate (60) Mar 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    2012 Liftbridge Commander, small brewery but they are doing great things with the SMALL BA program they have running!
  4. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 Michigan
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    Had Cigar City Moat Water yesterday and it was fantastic. Now I'm sad I only had the one bottle.
  5. Brewin_Bruin

    Brewin_Bruin Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California

    Ditto - obviously u are an educated Bon Vivant. Which brew will u be enjoying watching the holiday bowl?
  6. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Savant (932) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    I would have to say Lightning Sauerstruck Berliner Weiss. Good examples of that style is hard to find where I'm at and this one was realy good.
  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,900) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Perhaps my last bomber of 2009 BCBS.
  8. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    06 Beast, Parabola, Barrel Aged Speedway, and FW16
  9. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Illinois

    Gingerbread Stout, Retribution 2011, Remy, BAM29
  10. 451beer

    451beer Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2011 Ohio

    Three Floyd's alpha klaus. That may change Friday. About to have zombie dust for the first time. On a such a three Floyd's kick I decided im going to visit the brewery. Super stoked.
  11. saburky

    saburky Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 Ohio

    Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
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  12. Brewin_Bruin

    Brewin_Bruin Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California

    Strong choice. I'm thinking FW 16th Anniversary. Both should taste fine with a Bruin victory.
  13. BGdad

    BGdad Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Iowa

    tripel karmeliet... does it everytime
  14. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    BCBS 2 weeks ago
  15. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (551) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Agreed,Kiwi is the latest beer to blow me away......yum.

  16. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Devotee (443) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    I know there's a lot of hype out there for Narwhal right now, but that one did it for me. Drank my last of the one four pack I could find last night.... Hope that's not the last time I'll get to try it. I also had Prost's (In Denver) Octoberfest recently.. I could drink that for days and days.
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  17. copybingo

    copybingo Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Living in PA, we don't get much Heady Topper. Had my first one last week. Simply Amazing.
  18. JasonStrauss

    JasonStrauss Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2002 Pennsylvania

    A few recent ones have been great:
    Firestone Walker Double Jack
    Everything from Sam Adams Oak Barrel series -- moreso because I wasn't expecting stuff like this from Sam Adams. Add to that a tasting of Utopias just a few months ago. Good stuff.
  19. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    I know i said Midnight Sun Berserker but i recently i had Jack's Abbey Kiwi Rising and HOLY SHIT that was tasty...CHEERS
  20. neas

    neas Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Imperial Biscotti Break, I need more.
  21. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    I know I am late to the club, and of course its been said time and time again, but BCBS really left me saying "wow". Seriously, that beer is amazing...the richness and complexity surpasses any stout I have ever had before. Bravo
  22. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    Duvel <drooool> :D
  23. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    The last beer that I had that i immediately went in search of was Samichlaus. Had it on tap and it was just so different from anything else, while being enjoyable as well, I immediately went in search of some. Looking forward to the next release as it is only brewed one day a year 12-6-xx then aged for 10 months before being released. It's not your typical, especially at 15% abv.
  24. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Devotee (443) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Yes! I think the SA barrell aged stuff is great too. Not nearly enough love for them. I went to their booth many times at the GABF a couple years ago trying to get Utopias (like everyone else) and got to try those beers. they're all awesome!
  25. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    cbs on tap @ founders a few weeks ago, also kbs from this years batch, with about 9 months on it it is tasting so amazing!
  26. mporter13

    mporter13 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    Not a particularly sought after beer, but I recently tried DFH Indian Brown for the first time and I was pretty blown away. I've never been a big fan of browns, but that one hit the spot! Now I'm just upset it took me so long to get around to trying it.
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  27. ToddThompson

    ToddThompson Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012 North Carolina

    I've had a few blow me away recently.
    New Belgium/Alpine - Super IPA
    Founders - Harvest Ale
    Pipeworks - Ninja vs Unicorn
    Firestone - Wookey Jack
    but most of all ............ Alpine - Nelson !!!!!!!
  28. j-rod18

    j-rod18 Initiate (172) Dec 13, 2012 North Dakota

    rogue double dead guy

    it was immense
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  29. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
    ¬°Bad Trader! Beer Trader

  30. ToddThompson

    ToddThompson Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012 North Carolina

    CBS on tap ....... OK now I'm jealous
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  31. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    when you live close to founders it aint nothing but a G thang :D
  32. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Surly Abrasive
  33. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New York
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    Cantillon Classic Gueuze. My first 'Loon... Certainly not my last :cool:
  34. zstef99

    zstef99 Initiate (37) Dec 25, 2008 New York

    Funny... for me it's Zombie Dust which I had for the first time about a week ago. I have a bomber of Alpha Klaus in the fridge right now. Hopefully that will blow me away as well.
  35. od_sf

    od_sf Aspirant (265) Nov 2, 2010 California

    Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne. Unreal how much flavor and complexity they're able to pack into a 4.50% ABV pale ale. HIGHLY recommended.
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    You both need to get a Dreadnaught. That beer is amazing. One of my Top 5 DIPAs! Just revisited the other night and am sad I only have 1 left. lol
  37. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,508) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Odell Mountain Standard. Might be better than Sublimely in the black IPA category.
  38. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    Probably one of the few around here, but I thought The Bruery Trade Winds was spectacular.
  39. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Disciple (354) Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    FW XVI - amazing even with it being fresh.
  40. TdLJg

    TdLJg Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Connecticut

    Hill Farmstead in Aug.
    Deus in Oct.
    BCBS in Nov.
    Westy XII on deck.
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