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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hoptualBrew, Feb 18, 2013.
Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge....to this day one of my all time favorite beers. Such a surprising mix of sweet and sour, but unbeatable in drinkability.
I'm inclined to say Orval.
weekapaug gruit http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/14/16083
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.
Boxers Rebelion... So incredible... so complex
Also, Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Sentience
My Blueberry Nightmare
Collage from HOTD and Deschutes.
Probably my first beer.
Ruud Awakening IPA from Old School House Brewery in Winthrop Washington
Either CCB sugar plum brown, or Hardywood GBS
Good interesting: Melange#3
Bad interesting: Moa Imperial Stout, Ghost face killah,
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.
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.
Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA.
I don't know if it's the most interesting I've ever had, but I recently tried Professor Fritz Briem 13th Century Grut Bier, and it was pretty darn unique.
had that at Zwanze Day this year...it was definitely interesting. I liked it.
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.
Definitely Ballast Point Indra Kunindra....CHEERS
Why, Dos Equis, of course! The most interesting beer in the world!
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
A smokey, peaty, gold ale.
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.
The first one that I thought of instantly would be Shorts - Freedom of 78. Interesting.
Founders Dirty Bastard
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....
Founders Spite. I give props to anyone who can drink an entire pint of this pepper bomb.
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, actually pretty much any Jolly Pumpkin brew is damn interesting.
Goose Island Naughty Goose. Liquid butterscotch. Awesome.
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.
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.