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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
Had an awesome Christmas tasting, BA Speedway is the truth!
I felt the 50th and MG were letdowns - a strange, overbearing mint flavor overshadows the complexity of the geuze in the 50th. The MG just wasnt as good as I remember and compared to the '99 it was underwhelming. I felt the '99 was by far the best of the trio and was significantly more interesting. A lot of the typical 3F geuze flavors in that one, and time seems to have done that vintage some favors. I'd like to try it again next to some fresher 3F vintage and maybe the A&T blend.
I think most of us had the order at 1999, Millennium, 50th. The 50th was sorta minty, which worked for a couple of us and for others, not so much. But as Evan said, they were not a highlight. The Blabaer vertical was fun, but I think the 1959 3F Geuze was the highlight. It was two or three decades past its prime, but it was a lot of fun getting that bottle opened up and drinking it.
The 10th Anniversary was superior to the 2003 Utopias (which is holding up great).
Small spread from our New Year's Day tasting...
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011 growler
(not pictured: Dark Horse Monster 29/BB Monster 29, Stille Nacht Reserva 2010, Cascade Sang Noir 2011)
Looks awesome. I haven't gotten so lucky to try Kuhnhenn. I've only been to SW Michigan and couldn't find it there.
You'll have your chance in 11 days.
That looks amazing. Still never had any Kuhnhenn but someday...
surly darkness: 07(probably the rarest beer I'll ever drink)08,09,12
3floyds: broodoo, baller stout, murdered out stout, biggs stache(worst beer ive ever drank)
freetail: porto callito
bourbon county rare
jesterking funk metal
Great night, Bad hangover
This was our year end tasting right before Christmas...
SN - Estate
Half Acre - Quakerbridge
GI - Nightstalker
GI - 2012 BCBS
FW - Sucaba
FW - Parabola B2
Black Damnation Mocha Bomb
CC - Warmer Winter Winter Warmer
Bruery - Fruet
CC- Marshall Zhukov
GI - 2011 BCBS
DFH - Bitches Brew
Choeffe - IPA Triple
Kuhnhenn - BBBW
FFF - RisGoop
Me, Bluecane, verecund, osubeerstudent, and another friend had one last night. I dont have a picture, but heres the list:
Indigo Imp Blonde Bombshell
Brew Kettle Ruddy Rye
Bootleggers Black Phoenix
Melange No 3
50/50 Four Roses
09 LP Kriek
2012-12-27 RareR DOS tasting (plus much MUCH more)
Hill Farmstead - Edward
Peg's - RareR DOS
Hill Farmstead - Susan
De Struise - Pannepot Wild
Hill Farmstead - Birth of Tragedy
Sam Adam's - Utopias 10th anniversary
FiftyFifty - Old Fitzgerald Eclipse 2012
Bruery - Bottleworks XII
Olde Hickory - Event Horizon 2012
Cantillon - Crianza Helena
De Struise - Black Damnation V: Double Black
Port - Churchill's Finest Hour 2012
Armand4 - Herfst
Armand4 - Zomer
Armand4 - Zomer (oops, we opened a 2nd one!!!)
Armand4 - Winter
Goose Island - Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout
Armand4 - Lente
Result from the Festivus tasting on 12/12. Big thanks to DoctorRock for hosting as well as some other great BA's for bringing some tasty beers!
Toppling Goliath Assassin
FW 14th Anniversary
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Boneyard Hop Venom DIPA Growler
Revolution Very Mad Cow
Bourbon County Cherry Rye
Bourbon County Coffee '12
Chocolate Rain '12
HotD Matt '10
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus '11
Lawson's Kiwi DIPA
Finally figured out how to post pics lol. Here were the highlights from our NYE tasting. Cheers!
That table is becoming legendary on BA
yeah, i get so many emails about that table.
Drank these and a Tired Hands Falco's Nerd Flight growler last night
Not one bad beer which was nice to kick off the new year
portsmouth's version of kabert!? how did it compare to the destruise version?
More decadent, tangy fudge, less carbonated. Possibly thicker but I havent had the de struise version in a while.
2008 Lost Coast Old Rasputin
2009 Stone Old Guardian
2012 Oskar Blues G'Night
2012 SKA Euphoria
SKA Local Series #19 - Orange Blossum Imperial Pilsner
Odell Woodcut #1
Odell Woodcut #2
2011 Bruery Smoking Wood
2010 New Belgium Frambozen
2011 New Belgium Kick
2011 New Belgium Abbey Grand Cru
2012 Odell Meddler
2011 Dark Horse Fore
2009 Deschutes Dissident
2010 Cigar City Boltia Brown
2011 Firestone Walker Abacus
2010 Deschutes Jubel 2010
2011 Deschutes Stoic
2007 Stone Vertical Epic 07.07.07
2008 Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08
2009 Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09
2010 Surly Darkness
2010 Boulevard Saison-Brett
Good ass night.
How was the BCBVS doing?
10? 12/17 is the bottle#/total
FFF Cognac Barrel Aged Dark Lord
FFF Murda'd Out Stout
Bruery Melange 3
GI Bourbon County Bramble Rye
GI Bourbon County Brand Stout 2009
GI Bourbon County Stout Rare
Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella
Cigar City Moat Water
NG Apple Ale
NG Raspberry Tart
Almanac Farmhouse Pale
Maine Beer Company Mo
Lawson's Kiwi Double IPA
Lawson's Fayston Maple Imperial Stout
GI Pere Jacques 3 years in barrel with a refermentation with ale yeast
Alchemist Heady Topper
Year old Bell's Hopslam
Hennessey Black <----- Thank you for your contribution, Vav
I know. Was using Bduble's /10 joke to show my admiration of that bottle count. I can see how that would be misleading though.
I see. I need to get familiar
For Rent: Studio apartment, central heat/air, sweet motherfucking ledge, parking spot included.
sunday morning beer with DenverBeerDrinker. cheers!
i was never a big fan of that beer, but then this summer shared a bottle with a grumpy yet kind soul and flipped out over how much i enjoyed it. this time it was still tastier than when fresh, but wasn't as earth shattering to me as it was this past summer. i'd guess it'll be past peak before the end of this year...but all this from someone who was not a fan of the beer fresh, when lots of people sang its praise right out of the gate.
We're about to set a record this weekend here in Michigan I think. The 2013 Waterford Winter Beer Fest will eclipse the 2102 summer tasting by far!
January tasting @ Joe's
2011 Freemont BBA Abominable
2012 Fou Foune
Blue Water's Long Winter's Nap
Vertical Epic 11.11.11 aged in White Wine Barrels
Vertical Epic 11.11.11 aged in Red Wine Barrels
2007 Raison d'extra
Brew baker's something chocolate milk stout
Barely Wine and DIPA Beer Academy at Trappeze Pub.
Draft 2XIPA to show a typical dry American DIPA
Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA to show an earthy IPA
Moylans Old Blarney to ease into American Barleywines
'98 Gale's Prize Old Ale to show some diversity
'07 J.W. Lees Harvest for a great English Barleywine
Green Flash Palate Wrecker to, well, wreck palates.
The corked '98 Gale's was super interesting to someone new to the whole cellaring thing, we had a two bottles floating around that both tasted great, but were super distinct. One had a strong raisin and plum flavor, the other was distinctly tart more like a gueze.
Pic of the Barleywines:
Stay tuned for tomorrow night. There's gonna be another 25 bottles to add to this.
Memo to self: If you hear strange noises in the night tomorrow, it's just the sound of whales being slain.