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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
The focus was New Belgium, it obviously expanded far beyond.
left to right:
Fantone Clos Preal b2
JP Lambicus Dexterious
Fantome Sante 4
Fantome Sante 3
Fantome Saint Laurent
Fantome Sante 16
Fox Grape Berliner Homebrew
Hof ten Doormaal Barrel Project Cognac
Growler tired hands strange owl
Newport Storm 2001
Big thanks to BA ClockworkOrange for hosting along with mymrnngjckt and joe (sorry didnt catch your username) for supplying the comedy relief.
I would have killed to be at a Fantome tasting like that.
This was a nice little lineup from a few weeks ago. The Wild Rock Pinot Noir was for the ladies.
The following week saw this small group of bottles shared amongst a small group of pals.
We started with some DIPAs and used the '12 DL as a buffer between those and the barley wines.
Uh oh...something looks off here...a DONG has become a DOYG?
I wish I had friends like this.
Great pic. Someone's got some photo skills!
C'mon. I did bring the Deviation in addition to the comic relief.
2010 Bruery Saison Rue
2007 Aventinus Icebock
Blaugies/Hill Farmstead La Vermentoise
2010 Lost Abbey Red Poppy
2012 Surly Darkness
Cigar City Cognac Barrel Imperial Sweet Stout
2011 Cantillon Vigneronne
2011 Three Floyd's Blonde Behemoth
1 week old Alpine Duet
2009 BA Speedway Stout
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
2010 East End Gratitude
2012 Three Floyd's Darklord
This was last Saturday with Chippo33 and 7 others. 4 pm to 2:30 am. Haha.
Bottle share with friends last weekend:
Highlights: Fruet, BCS, HT, Deliverance, and the Cascade Apricot was amazing!
Last night with the local crew (congrats to sidebordz on the new baby!!!)
This tasting will be difficult for us to beat!
Cascade The Vine 2011
Roots Flanders Red
New Glarus Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red
Upright Blend Love
Block 15 La Ferme De Demons 2011
Mariage Parfait 2007
Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse 2010
Panil Barriquee 2012
LP Kriek 2007
LP Gueuze 2008
LP Framboise 2009
Fou Foune 2011
Fou Foune 2012
De La Senne Wadesda #1
De Dolle Special Reserva 2010 x 2
Abbaye De St. Bon-Chien 2009 x 2
Consecration Batch 1
Beatification Batch 3
Supplication Batch 3
Peche n Brett 2012
Tums Mixed Berries 2013
And we also learned that Fou Foune means "pussy"
The Abbaye De St. Bon-Chiens were Grand Cru's but forgot to look at what barrels.
Forgot to list Mamouche.
Fou Foune 2011, Beat Batch 3 and LP Kriek 2007 were my personal standouts.
Can't believe I never looked to see what Fou Foune translated to before last night!
This was our 1st Annual Show Me Your Pucker Face event!
Any favorites or other notes?
the eisbocks were super cool to get to try. it was mix on who liked what, but i preferred the 07 raspberry to the new one, but liked blueberry the best.
surly four was pretty phenomenal and held up fantastic.
la vermontoise was pretty solid, but very dry.
ghost stories was not a fan favorite and most people did not finish their glass.
temptation batch 004 was drinking great.
citra is...amazing. comparing the nose from the IPA glass to some other glasses did make a difference, but i plan to do some better AB testing on this soon.
cuvee delphine amazing as always.
chez monieux stank like cheese, but tasted great.
new fantasia is incredible.
vlad drinking great.
etc...etc...etc...really good tasting.
This was a blind tasting that the wife put on for me and a buddy.
Any favorites or other notes? How is De La Senne Wadesda #1? Whalez bro?
Always wondered what happened after you drank a 60min, 75min, 90min and 120min in a row. Apparently you throw up!
Little tasting party on Sunday. Some Whalez for West Coast.
Wadesda was definitely super delicious as well. Light and citrusy and almost creamy with the unmistakable Cantillon shining through. Reminded me a bit of Duchessic, Ale Apothecary Sahalie and Temptation too. The best we could figure out for the translation of Wadesda is "What is it?"
Mini-tasting with some super generous Brooklyn BAs (brystmar and blatantdream). Thanks again for the great time, guys.
*2007 Utopias very generously shared. Tremendous stuff.
In honor of the March Madness Tournament, we decided to have a beer tournament. The first round was blind so that there would be no bias. The top beer per bracket received 3 points, 2nd place received 2 points and third place received 1. In the final four, 1st place received 4 points, 2nd place received 3 points, etc... We then added up our points and whichever beer had the highest average would be crowned the winner.
All three of us picked Heady Topper at #1.
Quad Ale Bracket
Two people picked Westy and I picked Rochefort
Everyone had a different #1 in the Stout Category
Wild Card Bracket
The label-less bottle is a homebrew of mine. Hel & Verdoemenis easily won this bracket.
We drank the entire bottle of Hel & Verdoemenis during the first round, so I had to open another one for the finals. I ended up opening a 2010 version, which was probably unfair.
The 2010 Hel & Verdoemenis ended up being crowned the winner of our tasting. Two people had it ranked #1 and another had it ranked #3, for the highest average score.
My birthday tasting last night. Missing from the pic is the mimosa undecided to trade because most of
Us had already tied it
litte tasting last night.
Four+2010 Darkness glass+2009 Darkness glass=Indescribable Awesomeness
How was the Four, is it heading down hill?
Just a couple friends getting together
Last Night's "Stout Tasting", in sequence.... until the pizza showed up, then the IPAs came out.
Full Sail Black Gold
Sunday beers with MinorThreat (thanks for the bottle of Blanton's), SkeeterBoganski (thanks for hosting), and DenverBeerDrinker (thanks for driving!).
The line-up: Saint Lam, LPG, HandFarm, Prarie Ale, HF Harlan, HF Double Galaxy, PseudoSue, Love Child No. 2, Vlad The Imp, Ivan The T, Blanton's, and Zipline Belgian Pale Ale.
How was the Chimay 150?
This pic needs more air time
It was a very solid Chimay. Signature yeast. If you like the regular Tripel, you'll like this. I'm glad I have another one.
Just got back from a Stonewall vertical. Or should I say 3 bottles of the only batch...
a little something we enjoyed last night.
-Dark Lord '12
-Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord '12
-Bourbon Barrel Dark Lord with Vanilla Beans '12
-Cognac Barrel Dark Lord '12
-Cognac Barrel Dark Lord with Ancho Guarillo Chiles '12
-Barrel Cherry Aged Alpha Klaus '12
-Barrel Plum Aged Alpha Klaus '12
-Brandy Barrel Aged Dark Lord with Vanilla Beans '11
-Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Rare
-Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout -'09
-Bruery Black Tuesday 2009
-Black Damnation V Double Black
-Black Damnation XI Special Kay
-Olde Hickory Event Horizon
-Bells Black Note
-Fitgers Barrel Aged Old Fitzgerald 2008
-Olde Rabbit's Foot
-Portsmouth Kate the Great 2011
-Full Sail Black Gold Imperial Stout
-Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate 2011
-Town Hall Czar Jack 2012
-Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
-Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti
-Kern River Citra
-Midnight Sun London
-Russian River Toronado 25th (x2)
-Dogfish Head/FFF Popskull
-FFF/Dogfish Head Popaskull
-FFF Rye'd da Lightning
-FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf
-Lost Abbey Sinner's Ale 2009
-4 Hands Cuvée Ange
-Karl Strauss 22nd Anniversary Vanilla Imperial Stout
-Hill Farmstead Clara
-Hill Farmstead Life Without Principle #1
-Hill Farmstead Edmund
-Short's Key Lime Pie
-Alchemist Heady Topper
-Dirty Horse 1983
-Cantillon Blabaer 2012
-Cantillon Blabaer 2011
-Cantillon Blabaer 2010
-Cantillon Blabaer 2009
-Hanssen's Oudbeitje (Strawbewry Lambic) 2000
-Cantillon Iris 2007
-3 Fonteinen Hommage 2007
-Cantillon Don Quijote 2008
-1997 Cantillon Kriek
-2010 Cantillon Kriek
-Cantillon Crianza Helena
-'06 Oerbier Special Reserva
-'07 Oerbier Special Reserva
-'09 Oerbier Special Reserva
-'10 Oerbier Special Reserva
-Cantillon J&J Blauw 2003
-3 Fonteinen Armand4 Lente
-3 Fonteinen Armand4 Zomer
-3 Fonteinen Armand4 Herfst
-3 Fonteinen Armand4 Winter
-'02 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
-'01 Cantillon Fou Foune
-'11 Cantillon Fou Foune
- '10 Lost Abbey Cable Car
- 3 Fonteinen Millennium Gueuze
-'10 Hanssen's Gueuze
-1960's Hanssen's Gueuze
-DHL 20th Anniversary
How many people was this? And is the follow up post part of the same tasting?
Saturday night a Couple friends and I went to the spring craft beer festival. It was very disappointing so we had our own tasting at my house.