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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
Some random dude who matches perfectly with the Feestbier
No need to be a dick about it. You listed 8 BA's and 25-30 beers, it's a legit question to ask.
I was with Islandboi8204 at that tasting last night and after about 12 or 13 beers split about 8 ways over 3 hours, we were just about done.
Wasn't being a dick, just a smartass. We started at 1pm and finished about 10pm. We had 10 courses from the chef starting at 6pm or so until 9pm, so that kept us full as well. By the end, I was totally sober because of the spacing and pace...it worked out well for everyone.
I cant speak for anyone else, but I am an alcoholic with an inexhaustible palate
Yeah, I was amazed by how sober I was. Kind of strange.
As for a "Pro" taking pics, here are a couple that I snapped that are my favorites:
Really like that last pic Chris
Thanks. Really glad I decided to stop every once in a while and take some shots, but even happier we had the pro to take most of them so I could sit back and enjoy the day. Good times!
I'm a pro. Got a little tipsy in the evening but walked home sober. All about pacing.
A good # of the bottles were Lambics/Gueuzes with lower ABV as well. That helped a lot, particularly in the beginning.
What is the pricing for a professional to photograph a beer tasting? I've been doing it for free all this time like a sucker.
hey thanks to everyone and there generosity a couple other pics I thought I throw in
They paid in dregs.
Looks like your Veritas 010 actually had carbonation. The one I opened up a couple weeks ago was completely still
quite a bit..cork jumped out with a big pop.. it was excellent..it was cool to try that and the upright Fantasia to compare peach sours
Yeah I was about to make a joke that Chad would have to muster up a lot of strength to crank that cork out, but it came out nice and easy. There was a lot of carbonation in it though, definitely as much as the Cantillon beers
I don't know but this seemed kind of epik. Lots of bottle variation in that Dave, but on average it was the best beer I've ever had. I definitely recommend grabbing a sixer of that brewski if you can.
Nope, the dregs are being re-used for a homebrewed white whale pseudo-lambic
Had a drinking contest yesterday. Sour homebrew on tap and fresh Heady for palate cleansers.
How was the Frambozen / Armand & Tommy [sic]?
L to R:
de Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005
Lost Abbery Red Poppy
White Birch Barrel Reserve American Wild Ale
Ithaca Le Bleu
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut
North Coast Old Rasputin XIV
Nectar Ales Blank Xantus
Cascade Sang Noir
Cascade Sang Rouge
Cascade The Vine
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Coffee
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Vanilla
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Bramble Rye
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2009
Jack's Abby Hoponius Union
Alesmith Speedway Stout
Uinta Birthday Suit
Cisco Cherry Woods
HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 2008
HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 2009
New Glarus Belgian Red
New Glarus Raspberry Tart
The Bruery x Cigar City Marron Acidife
New Belgium Lips of Faith - La Folie
HORAL's Oude Gueze Mega Blend 2011
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2010
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2011
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2012
Russian River Sanctification
de Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2010
Jolly Pumpkin Bambic
Armand/tommy was really good. Frambozen still had lots of raspberry in it but was a little plain, good overall.
Forgot to mention that the last two unlabelled bottles were southampton peconic and shot in the dark (blackberry Girardin)
Last nite thanks to Knifestyles, I got to try this…
…I'm still speechless.
Oh, yeah - other cool things were opened, too.
Yeah, that beer is amazeballs.
A couple of BA's stopped by and this was the end result -
growler to the left (fliptop) Allagash Saison Miham -Growler to the right (pigglyWiggly) Lips Of Faith -Tart Lychee
I think other than the Black Top (which I haven't had) and the Tripel, the rest was good. The Shipwreck was really good, and Wookey Jack is fantastic. I think the surprice was that Anniversary, that was a damn good beer, probably the first from Shorts that I've had where I didn't hate it.
Thanks for having me over Mike. I'll be back over for sure. I'm going to have to pick some good stuff up to share next time.
I thought the Dancing Man was a great surprise , I would drink that everyday
everything was pretty good and the company was better ..
Armand Tommy was great, pretty similar to the 02 oude vintage we opened and those were 2 of my fav of the night. As far as frambozen the fruit was def still in the nose but the taste not as much and.was pretty plain and forgettable. Not a bad beer but.certainly not in the same class as the other fruited stuff. The 05 lou pepe kriek was a sleeper for me as i thought it was very good.
Yeah, Dancing Man was very solid. I really think that it's probably the best wheat (save for GBH, which we discussed) that I've had to date. Dazara wants to go to Jungle Jim's soon, so we'll see what I end up bringing back.
Last night's tasting:
chris is there a list of wtf we actually drank?
Some 07 Frech Gueuze
Capt Law SFTO Wine B4
Ithaca Lebleu Batch 1
Cantillon Blabaer 2009
Cantillon Blabaer 2011
Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 2005
Cantillon 1998 Unblended lambic
Russian River Sanctification B4
RR Framboise for a Cure 2011
Upright Sole Comp Barrel Aged 7 with Brett
Drie Fontenein Armand & Tommy Blend
Upright Blend Love
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Red
Cantillon Monks Cafe Cuvee de Monks Gueuze
Allagash Victor Francenstein
Hill Farmstead Flora Batch 2
Bells Wild One
Le trou du diable .... something in bourbon barrel
2003 Dogfish 90 minute
Kernel Citra,Breakfast stout
Alaskan Smoked Porter 2007
Drie Fontenein Oude Gueuze Vintage 2002
Hill Farmstead Phenomology of Spirit
Hannsens Oude Kriek 2000
Cantillon Vigneronne 2010
Freemont BA Abomidable
Six Row whisky barrel porter
Hannsens experimental strawberry 2000/2001
Stone Ruination 10th anniv
Ithaca Brute Batch 1
Cantillon Gueuze 2008
Girardin Blackberry Lambic "Shot in the Dark"
SouthHampton Peconic Counth Reserve
Blabaer 750 was Lou Pepe Blabaer. Sole comp was De La Seven, not BA seven. The french sour was Bulles des Vignes. There was also the black IPA from Kernel. I dont remember the 4th kernel bottle cause I missed it while slaving over a deep fryer.
Enjoyed the hot weather with several BA's yesterday afternoon and into the evening at my place.
Bit of a spread from my 33rd celebration tasting this past weekend......just a couple of choice gems:
BA Ruffian 3yr Vertical
Kuhnhenn Extranious Cassis 2005, Tenatious Cassis 2007, Raspberry Eisbock 2007
Kuhnhenn BBBW 2011
1970's (???) Mort Subite
Southampton Trappist IPA
Hanssen's Mead The Gueuze
Fantome Magic Ghost (!!!)
Kuhnhenn Green Apple Riesling Wine
Wait, Ed Helms came to the tasting? (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1159180/)
A sizable dent but still soo much more to drink. V 2.0 in Rochester, end of summer-ish perhaps?
Finished these off with a fellow BA, Not bad for a weeknight!
Holy mother of god!
One of these things is not like the others.
haha, the PBRs were our "palate cleansers"