NBS BIF #15 Hints and Hauls: Was it Over When the Canadians Bombed BIF #14? HELL NO!

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  1. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,394) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    All I hear is "I need more beer!!!!!!"
     
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  2. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Glad you liked it . I do like the taste . I like it for some other reasons too…I think I need to send some in every Bif box going forward
     
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  3. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,484) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    I still have a lot to review from this BIF, but this is the best can from @FBarber so far.

    Energy City Bistro Crumble. This is INSANE. Murky ruby/purple smoothie color. Solid fluffy head retention, minimal lacing. Aromas and flavors of huge raspberry/blackberry jam, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, red grape/wine, green apple, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, wheat, toast, hay, straw, grass, light peppercorn/lacto funk. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and fruit tang on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; balanced creamy/silky wheat, lactic acid, and fruit tang/tannic mouthfeel. Fairly crisp/clean finishing with no pucker or cloying flavors. Refreshing and minimal warming 6.5%. This is pretty much the best fruit smoothie sour I've ever had. Monumental amounts of jammy fruit with perfect balance of lacto and dessert like cinnamon/crumbles flavors. Tastes 100% like the label claims. 4.72
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    Cheers
     
  4. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,455) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    So glad you liked it!!
     
  5. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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  6. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Less that three hours before my LIF locks up. Then we wait and see how good (or bad) the Seahawks are in their first two games. Here's where we sit:
    Roy Hobbs - 6
    Whyteboar - 7
    Coronaeus - 8
    Roguer - 10
    2BeerDogs - 12
    WunderLlama - 13
     
  7. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,999) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    We are still reviewing here right?

    This was excellent. Goose Island Obadiah Poundage courtesy of @FBarber.

    I was intrigued by this beer as I tend to have a thing for trying historical recipes. Frank noted my interest and included this in his Florida LIF from last round.

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    Pours a dark mahogany brown with moderate head that dissipates to a light ring.

    Complex aroma. Pipe tobacco, stewed fruit, cocoa powder and an ever so slight hint of Brett. Very interesting.

    The taste follows but is even more complex, yet light and drinkable. Stewed fruit, chocolate. Dry. The Brett is there but very subtle.

    Light body, but in no way thin. Excellent.

    This was a treat. Thanks so much for the bottle Frank!
     
  8. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    We are indeed still live! I won't be closing this thread until the next round's H&H thread goes live, in about a month. :grinning:
     
  9. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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  10. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Unspoken message:
    So drink your damn BIF beer!

    (goes to check inventory)
     
  11. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  12. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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  13. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Dude probably passed out from the previous game and was still just looking for the exit
     
  14. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Off work, and now drinking a western Washington beer, courtesy of @BBThunderbolt, to give the Seahawks a little luck.
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    I'm not sure a citraweisse is a real thing, but this is a nice raspberry Berlinerweiss that's quite tasty to my admittedly smoke damaged taste buds.
     
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  15. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Wow. What a bizarre game. Not gonna complain, I'm happy to send Russ home from playing the team he spurned with an L, but what the hell kind of coach takes the ball out of the franchise QB they've chained their future to and instead opts for a 64yd field goal?! What the hell was that?

    Anyway, by my crude calculations, Seattle scored two touchdowns and turned it over only once. All of y'all's in my LIF are still alive, with the lower bidders looking best.
     
  16. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Three Magnets Brewing -- Dry Season
    Lightly smoked rustic saison
    ABV: 4.8%; pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning info: unreadable
    Source: @snaotheus (BIF #15 LIF)

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    4.08/5 rDev +11.8%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    Light yellow body; dense, slow-rising carbonation; clear; thick, sticky, sudsy white head, rocky and sculpted plus long lasting with spidery fingers of foam clinging to the glass. Nice aroma combination of green apple and floral notes; cumin and coriander. Nice flavors following along the lines of the smell; more muted in character, earthy; spicy bitterness; mild phenol presence; minimal smokiness. Medium body; smooth yet somewhat sticky; some dryness from the alcohol presence.

    A smoked saison is not something one expects to cross paths with. The smoke is more noticeable in the flavor near shortly after the pour then kind of fades away later then seems to creep back into the picture as the beer warms. Overall, though, this is a thoroughly enjoyable saison with a a nice fruity, fall-like character.

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    ...between @Roguer and @snaotheus, I'm going to have to step up my BIF game with #16 in the wings...:grin:...
     
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  17. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Really want to visit 3 Magnets one of these days when I am in Olympia visiting my brother.
     
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  18. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I've been there a couple times, I like it. Food is good. Gives me a little bit of a pretentious vibe, but not deadly.
     
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  19. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Apparently my brother got put off by a visit when they first opened and weren't really dialed in yet. He goes to local breweries maybe once a year so he's in no hurry to check them out again, and I don't want to be the shitty uncle that runs out on hanging with the nieces to go drink on his own, so I haven't been able to make it happen.
     
  20. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Ex Novo Brewing -- Kill the Sun - Coconut, Chocolate and Almonds
    Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut, chocolate and almonds
    ABV: 11.7%; pouring temperature: 46 °F; canning info: ALMOND JOY 12/13/21
    Source: @snaotheus (BIF #15 LIF)

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    4.12/5 rDev 0%
    look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

    Ink black body, opaque; thin, light khaki colored head. Monstrous aroma of roasted grain, grain char, almonds, chocolate., brown sugar. The taste builds on the aroma; slightly sweeter flavor; bitter; subdued booziness. Heavy body; moderately heavy residual sugar presence; a bit sludgy; alcohol heat gently undercuts the sweetness.

    A well-rounded booze bomb, dark and lovely.

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    ...always something good from this Beer It Forward thing...I see this bourbon barrel aged beer is an annual winter release from Ex Novo...likin' it mucho macho...
     
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  21. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Fort George -- Cathedral Tree
    Barrel fermented pilsner
    ABV: 4.8%; pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning info: n/a
    Source: @snaotheus (BIF #15 LIF)

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    ...I've had this beer before...liked it then, love it now (you know, that 'free' beer thing)...of course, now I'm pestered with that moral dilemma of fulfilling some sort of karmic repayment debt because, well, beer ain't free when you BIF (and LIF)...unless it's stolen...but that was back in my wayward youth era...it's a new era now: the stingy old fucker era...got them ol' former Catholic blues...torn and frayed...

     
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  22. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I really dig that one. Haven't had it for a bit. Didn't even realize it wasn't a one-off, actually.
     
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  23. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Man, @beergoot really took this comment to heart!
     
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  24. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...there's a time to fuck around, there's a time to be serious...neither of these conditions really exist in this case, but then, I don't fuck around...:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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  25. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Just rated not 1, but two Bottle Shop Series from Founders. Highball Drifter and Belgian Twist,
    Despite being past its prime, the Highball Drifter wins in a throw down
    What has that got to do with this BIF? Nothing at all, I just thought I should contribute something as @beergoot says he is stingy and I am here to say he may lie about it, but stingy he is not!
    Cheers all!
     
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  26. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I am floored that this thread is still trending with a New NBS. You crazy bastards! Anyways I tried Motley Cru by Bellwoods. A fantastic Wild Ale. Thank you, Peter.
    @Coronaeus
     
  27. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Just looked up those. They sound pretty legit to me, especially the Highball Drifter. I was then moved to look up just what a Highball is, expecting to find a concrete recipe, and was surprised to find out that it's actually pretty open ended.
     
  28. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,429) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I tried the same thing and found similar results. Which is why I thought I'd better try a fresh one - and they just released them again as a 'regular' (no-bottle shop) 4 pack. I guess they'll be a regular thing for at least a while.
     
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  29. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,999) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s a different wild beer every year to celebrate their anniversary.

    Just the other day I was moving things around in the cellar and realized I’ve somehow unintentionally amassed a vertical of Motley Cru going back to 2014. This included all bottles from the years in which they had 2 or 3 versions. Some of the early ones are likely way past their best by dates…. The perils of accidental cellaring.
     
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  30. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I think we all just got invited to @Coronaeus' house for an epic vertical
     
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  31. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,999) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Please do. Please! I can’t emphasize how much this would be appreciated. The only rule: no one else is allowed to bring any beer.
     
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  32. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  33. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Don’t be a hoser, be sure to knock on @Coronaeus door and wear your toque

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  34. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I have all my beer cataloged, I ran into an old beer years ago. So everything is typed out, where it is from, what it is and so forth. I go through it every 6 months to make sure it is current.
     
  35. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    owercase brewing -- pilsnerist
    German-style pilsner
    ABV: 5.0%; pouring temperature: 45 °F; canning info: Auf Wiedersehen Goethe 07/11/22
    Source: @snaotheus (BIF #15 LIF)

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    4.54/5 rDev -0.4%
    look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

    This exquisite little beauty is basically a SMaSH (single hop and single malt) pilsner using Liberty hops and Baronesse malt. The brewers excelled at the craft with this beer and follows along the lines of the philosophy of Dieter Rams (the beer is dedicated to him) and his design philosophy of unobtrusive simple honesty. Simple, clean, tasty.

    This exquisite little beauty is basically a SMaSH (single hop and single malt) pilsner using Liberty hops and Baronesse malt. The brewers excelled at the craft with this beer and follows along the lines of the philosophy of Dieter Rams (the beer is dedicated to him) and his design philosophy ounobtrusivef simple honesty. Simple, clean, tasty.

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    ...one of the best beers I've had all year...
     
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  36. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Didn't have much from Lowercase, but I liked what I had. Kinda bummed they're gone now.
     
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  37. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Uh, nevermind. Apparently, I was thinking of Counterbalance, in the same part of Seattle.
     
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  38. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    By the way, that lamp is kinda cool looking.
     
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  39. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,574) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Glad to hear it!
     
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  40. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (9,208) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...that's all Mrs. BeerGoot and her innate sense of home decor...
     
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