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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Eightyeight_mph, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Eightyeight_mph

    Eightyeight_mph Initiate (17) Mar 7, 2016 Virginia

    Hey, everyone-

    I'm headed to an event this Friday that is offering half-off rare bottles. It's an area that I'm relatively unfamiliar, and I am looking for 2 or 3 can't miss recommendations so I don't have buyer's remorse at the end of the night.

    I've whittled the list down to the styles that I like, so everything is fair game.

    Thanks for taking the time to look this over. I appreciate it.

    - Allagash Emile (Pineau des Charantes BA Sour Brown Ale)
    - Allagash FV 13 (Sour Brown Ale)
    - Allagash James & Julie (Sour Brown Ale)
    - American Solera Cranbarrel (Oak BA Sour Red Ale w/ Cranberry)
    - Cascade Cranberry Ale (Sour Red Ale w/ Cranberries, Cinnamon & Hibiscus)
    - Casey Cherry Fruit Stand: Bing (Oak BA Saison w/ Cherry)
    - Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Cherry 2015 (Oak BA Sour Red Ale w/ Cherry)
    - Crooked Stave Serenata Notturna Reserva: Blueberry (Sour Red Ale w/ Blueberries)
    - De Dolle Dulle Teve 2016 (Strong Pale Ale)
    - De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2015 (Red Wine BA Sour Brown Ale)
    - De Leite Fils A Papa IV (Wine BA Sour Brown Ale)
    - De Leite Merci Maman (Blond Ale)
    - De Ranke Cuvée De Ranke 2016 (Strong Blond Ale & Lambic)
    - Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek 2016 (Kriek Lambic)
    - Drie Fonteinen Zwet.Be (Porter)
    - Dunham Propolis (Witbier)
    - Eric Bordelet Sidre Brut (Cider)
    - Girardin Kriek (Kriek)
    - Grimm Psychokinesis (Oak BA Sour Blond Ale)
    - Hanssens Oudbeitje (Oak BA Lambic w/ Strawberry)
    - Hof Ten Dormaal Kriek 2017 (Kriek)
    - Jester King Biere de Blanc du Bois (Oak BA Sour Blond Ale w/ Wine Grapes)
    - Jester King Deimos' Companion (Oak BA Papalo & Lime)
    - Jester King Kollaborationsbier (Oak BA Pale Lager)
    - Jester King Snorkel (Saison w/ Smoked Sea Salt & Oyster Mushrooms)
    - Jolly Pumpkin La Roja 2016 (Oak BA Sour Red Ale)
    - Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza: Grand Reserva #1 (Oak BA Strong Blond Ale)
    - Perennial Funky Wit (Oak BA Witbier)
    - Rulles Triple (Tripel)
    - Saint Somewhere Lectio Divina (Dubbel w/ Brett)
    - Struise Pannepot Reserva 2018 (Oak BA Strong Dark Ale)
    - Struise Rio Reserva: St. Emilion & Bourbon (Wine & Bourbon BA Strong Dark Ale)
    - Struise Tsjeeses Reserva: Bourbon (Bourbon BA Strong Pale Ale)
    - Thiriez Blond (Blond Ale)
    - Thiriez Vielle Brune (Oak BA Sour Brown Ale)
    - Tilquin Quetsche 17/18 (Lambic w/ Plums)
    - Tilquin Rullquin 16/17 (Lambic & Stout)
    - Verzet Oud Bruin Vineyard (Oak BA Sour Brown Ale w/ Grapes)
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  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,397) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Me personally, I would be all over the De Struise offerings. Good luck!
  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,283) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Half-off what price? Certainly not retail, so I expect it's based on someone's inflated idea of rare-beer pricing. Some/many of these beers are still available from the brewer and many may not age well. For instance, Jester King Snörkel is still seasonally available and I expect it's not better aged. The Snörkel glass is cool, but this is not a rare beer.
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  4. islay

    islay Aspirant (237) Jan 6, 2008 Minnesota

    Ignoring prices (which I wouldn't do if I were at the shop): I'd say that Struise Pannepot Reserva 2018 (Oak BA Strong Dark Ale) probably is the highest-regarded of the beers listed, not necessarily highest rated here or on Untappd, due to the excitable young folks who push up the ratings of some of the more heavily hyped American breweries, but among more experienced and sober (no pun intended) critics. I'd probably grab the Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek 2016 (Kriek Lambic), not that it's considered among the best of Drie Fonteinen's work or hardest to obtain, but it is highly thought of nonetheless, and Drie Fonteinen sets the standard in the style. I'd probably round it out with the Tilquin Quetsche 17/18 (Lambic w/ Plums). That was the star of the night at a recent sours-oriented bottle share I attended, and Tilquin bottles (as opposed to draft) do feature some of the best lambics in the world. I'd pass on the American stuff, quite enjoyable though I'm sure much of it is; the best of the U.S. still doesn't ascend to the best of Belgium in these styles.
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  5. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,033) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    The Crooked Stave Blueberry and the Hanssens for me....
  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (686) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Post the cost you will need to pay. Could change things.

  7. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Crusader (720) May 14, 2013 New Jersey

    Aside from the vintages, plenty of those beers are available in any decent store. If you're looking for more rarity I would target the Casey and the JK BdBdB.
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  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,283) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    No Toppling Goliath KBBS on the list?