Most Interesting Beer You've Had

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  1. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (617) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    Throw a beer at me! Not literally, but name a beer that sticks out in your mind as the most interesting and unique beer you've ever had.

    Mine would be Fraoch Vintage Cask No. 22 by Williams Brothers Brewing Company.. crazy mix of an Imperial Heather ale aged in Scotch barrels from Auchentoshan. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on some.
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  2. teal

    teal Initiate (76) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    I'd say the most complex - that is myriad of taste and mouth feel has to be a tie betwix

    Goudenband by Liefmans
    Duchesse de Bourgogne by Verhaeghe
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  3. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    de Viento by Jolly Pumpkin.
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  4. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Theakston Old Peculiar and Boulevard/Pretty Things Stingo were both unique and similar.
  5. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (603) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Bitter Monk by Anchorage. I defy anyone to name a beer like it (I've asked and got no responses before)
  6. Alilley

    Alilley Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2010 Georgia

  7. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,284) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Not only like it, but better, was Super Friends, by Ithaca. Like it, but not as good, is Evil Twin Femme Fatale Bretta.
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  8. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (603) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Wow! I would love to try that, I loved Bitter Monk. Thanks! EDIT: BOOO! Retired beer.
  9. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    <3 Super Friends
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  10. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,338) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    The first one that came to mind for me was Ballast Point Indra Kunindra. It wasn't something I particularly loved, but it was absolutely intriguing, and I felt the execution was outstanding (even though it wasn't flavors I would particularly go for usually).
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  11. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,474) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    belgian lambic brewed with kombucha tea, kinda tasted like pickle juice.
  12. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    Trinity Double Rainbow
    "Interesting" to say the least. Yikes.
  13. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    BB Dexi (Zymatore) from Borrificio Barley . An english barleywine w/ wild yeast and aged in whiskey and pinot noir barrels.

    Tons of crazy things going on in that one, but it was delicious.
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  14. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,284) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Just had a crazy beer from Peekskill Brewery called World's End, which is a tart yeasty, hop bomb, coffee forward blast of intensity that is complex, interesting, and mind blowing.
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  15. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (603) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Not in a good way was Rogue's Voodo Bacon Grease Donut Abomination
  16. burgundysmoke

    burgundysmoke Initiate (145) Sep 11, 2012 California
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    Freigeist abraxxxas
    L'amoureuse rouge no.2 by brasserie trios dames
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  17. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    BA and BJCP Master trevorjn06 brewed and ancient Egyptian beer last year that was quite intriguing.
  18. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Kiwi Rising. Such fresh new zealand hops... of you I'll be dreaming til next year...
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  19. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    Fantome saison. Tastes like fruity bubblegum and pepper in a good way.
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  20. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Not quite a year should be in November, also heard from Dan that PT Meadowlark should be out in July and be year round after that.
  21. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,324) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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  22. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

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  23. beerindex

    beerindex Initiate (123) Jun 18, 2007 Michigan
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    Trinity Double Rainbow. The single most complex beer I've ever had.
  24. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Ale Apothecary Sahalie.

    Most interesting and very, very good.
  25. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,361) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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  26. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half. bourbon, sweet, maple. wish it was brewed instead grumpy ol' curmudgeon
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  27. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,035) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Homebrewing buddy made the final four of Sam Adams' Longshot competition in 2011 with a Colonial Ale that included, among other ingredients, three pounds of Raisin Bran, molasses, smoked powdered malt, and licorice root. He then aged the beer in Madeira barrels. All things considered, it was quite understated and drinkable.
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  28. TheFightingMongooses

    TheFightingMongooses Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 New Jersey

    First off, mad props for the pimped out Statler and Waldorf avatar^

    Now in regard to the thread, I'd have to say DFH Pangaea. Really great concept and execution, very complex. I only had it once on tap but I'd love to find a bottle.
  29. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I'd have to say Anchor Porter. It's very complex and has distinct trappist notes, which I've never experienced in a porter before.
  30. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    28 posts and no one says the "most interesting" beer is Dos Equis? I'm impressed.

    Lagunitas had a Gueuze that was fascinating to me, because I thought it was WAY better than they'd be able to pull off. I'm a fan, but I see them as a hoppy beer company and a producer of high quality daily drinkers... high output. For them to have done a Gueuze that was so tasty was a testament to their abilities.

    They also had a warrior dry hopped cask version of one of their IPAs that was so tremendously homebrew tasting, and utterly perfect for the specific day we were there, that I guess I'm writing them a little love letter here, fanboy style.

    Three Floyds has done some souring of dark beers on cherries that had gone truly WEIRD, while still sort of tasting great. I found that interesting. I could see it being worthwhile to homebrew a stout or porter, dump 3 gal on cherries and try to consume it all before it goes from weird to "what have I done?"
  31. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (146) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
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    I'd go with 3:
    Fantome Magic Ghost
    JP Madrugada Oscura
    GI Fleur
  32. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Devotee (452) Sep 3, 2008 Washington
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    Fantome Hiver....very smoked taste for what is advertised as a Saisson
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  33. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    A recent one for me is a beer called Bracia by Thornbridge Brewery in the UK. I thought I knew what leather and tobacco tasted like in a beer until I had this. Wow. Think of a really intense HotD Adam. Definitely one of the most interesting (and not in a Voodoo Doughnut kind of way) beer experiences I have ever had.
  34. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    Brooklyn Conconction. Definitely interesing!
  35. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

  36. k_rhodes

    k_rhodes Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Indiana

    Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Turd Ale definitely a most interesting in a bad way, but Flat12 Wine Barrel Aged Half Cycle IPA definitely a most interesting in a good way.

    Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge also a crazy interesting sour.
    Can't leave out Dark Lord '12 either.
  37. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (349) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Peated Embrasse
    Apple brandy huna
  38. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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    Bandersnatch Brewpub in Tempe years ago had this Chocolate Cherry Stout brewed for Valentines Day. I went there often in those days, and popped in for a pint at the bar in the late afternoon just as they were getting a real rush of people coming in and I was served quickly by the bartender doing 6 things at once. I spat the beer all over my shirt and had the greenest look on my face from the roughest bitterest chocolate water taste when the bartender said " Oh sorry, you have to have one of these first". He shoves the box of those chocolate covered cherries, the kind with the gooey clear syrup inside. Ah, that much of a sugar coating on the tongue brought that beer right around, awesome flavor but don't run out of those candies.
  39. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Lake Erie Monster is a really interesting brew.
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  40. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    This will change 6 times, but after 11 seconds of thought, love child number two was really cool.
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