Most Interesting Beer You've Had

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  1. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,955) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

  2. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Cuvee des Jacobins this day one of my all time favorite beers. Such a surprising mix of sweet and sour, but unbeatable in drinkability.
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  3. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm inclined to say Orval.
  4. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Meyvn (1,423) Aug 10, 2010 Oregon
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    weekapaug gruit
    most Stillwater offerings,
    a handful of dogfish head offerings,

    all the beers at our Buffalo BA Infected beer tasting....
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    highlights: Infected Oakshire Hellshire II and Alesmith barrel aged decadence (vintage 2008 or 2009?)...smelled of blue cheese and smoke.
  5. terrapinfan88

    terrapinfan88 Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Virginia

    Boxers Rebelion... So incredible... so complex
  6. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (326) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    This ^

    Also, Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Sentience
  7. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    My Blueberry Nightmare
  8. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    Collage from HOTD and Deschutes.
  9. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Probably my first beer.
  10. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    Ruud Awakening IPA from Old School House Brewery in Winthrop Washington
  11. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    Either CCB sugar plum brown, or Hardywood GBS
  12. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California
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    Good interesting: Melange#3

    Bad interesting: Moa Imperial Stout, Ghost face killah,
  13. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Disciple (371) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan
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    Most recently I would have to say Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock and also Brasseire Thiriez Extra Dry-Hopped French Farmhouse Ale. The farmhouse was super barnyard funky and delicious, would highly recommend if you're into something with some funk and complexity.
  14. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,528) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Shrug. If so, I haven't met this group. I'm not saying they don't exist, just that I haven't me them.

    In my mind, I guess it all depends on what you're looking for in food or a beverage. Just as I find it a bit odd that some restaurant would intentionally try to make the most bland hamburger, steak or sandwich possible, so I find BS 55 puzzling. The beer has so little flavor, I'm not sure who it would appeal to, other than the demographic I mentioned in my post (those folks who really don't like the taste of beer, and so want to drink something that has as little flavor as possible, while imparting as few calories at the same time).

    At least in my experience, most folks don't intentionally try to find and buy the most bland food items available. Which probably explains why most restaurants aren't trying to market such items ("Eat here, where we do our level best to make sure the food you eat will have as little flavor as possible. If you find any other restaurant with food more bland than ours, we guarantee we'll refund your money!"). So yes, I find it puzzling that a brewery would go out of its way to intentionally make a beer that has so little flavor, it will likely not appeal to anyone who actually enjoys the taste of beer.
  15. y2pascoe

    y2pascoe Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Rhode Island

    Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA.
  16. weltywm

    weltywm Disciple (362) Jul 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

  17. dmfc906

    dmfc906 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    had that at Zwanze Day this was definitely interesting. I liked it.
  18. OregonGrown7

    OregonGrown7 Zealot (564) Nov 2, 2012 Oregon
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    I have a Duchesse in my fridge right now! All the things I'm hearing about it however are making me hold off whenever I reach for it cause I don't feel like my tastebuds are ready.
  19. seplo

    seplo Disciple (376) Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Definitely Ballast Point Indra Kunindra....CHEERS
  20. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,877) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    Why, Dos Equis, of course! The most interesting beer in the world!
  21. WilderPegasus

    WilderPegasus Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Hopfenstark Boson de Higgs - a Berliner Weiss/Rachbier/Saison mix
    Dunham Leo's Early Breakfast IPA - brewed with guava and Earl Grey tea while hopped with Nelson Sauvin
  22. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,289) Mar 9, 2006 California
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  23. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    Well I just tried it the other night, I guess I'll go with Voodoo Doughnut, Maple Bacon Ale. At first it wasn't bad really, it kind of tasted like smoky bacon with maple syrup poured on it, but it got tougher to drink as I continued. I'm definitely not getting it again, but at the end of the day it wasn't as bad as I expected, just a little too smoky.
  24. CubsJedi

    CubsJedi Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Michigan

    The first one that I thought of instantly would be Shorts - Freedom of 78. Interesting.
  25. dsmil

    dsmil Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2009 Maryland

    Founders Dirty Bastard
  26. LieutenantDan

    LieutenantDan Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Texas

    Ska Brewing mole stout. Theres just so much going on in that beer. I got hooked on it. Very well balanced but becareful, i warn the weak stomached of MONTEZUMAS REVENGE....
  27. okcommuter

    okcommuter Initiate (193) Dec 25, 2012 Michigan

    Founders Spite. I give props to anyone who can drink an entire pint of this pepper bomb.
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  28. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, actually pretty much any Jolly Pumpkin brew is damn interesting.
  29. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Goose Island Naughty Goose. Liquid butterscotch. Awesome.
  30. vurt

    vurt Crusader (741) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Last weekend I had a beer called Captain Beefheart, a collaboration between Portland breweries Upright and Burnside. Fermented with a Scottish ale yeast, this copper ale was brewed with Turkish bay leaf, long pepper, and salt. Oh, and also 60 pounds of charred beef hearts. I didn't find this out until I was halfway through my glass. Malty, mildly sweet, spicy, and oddly savory.
  31. followerofmen

    followerofmen Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Massachusetts
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    CBC Sgt. Pepper is awesome. It's not the first beer I've tried brewed with peppercorns, but it's my favorite. The heat sits with you in the back of your throat for a while after every sip, and probably a full 30 min after the last sip, but in a satisfying way.
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