Ruined by the Pour

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TastyAdventure, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. TastyAdventure

    TastyAdventure Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2012 Kentucky

    When I had La Fin Du Monde, I was still pretty green to craft beer, and I wasn't thinking and ended up pouring the WHOLE thing very slowly and sideways.

    There was no head on it, and it really felt like it needed it. I feel like I missed out and "ruined" it, because it wasn't as awesome as I was expecting from what I read.

    Now, I just had Scotty Karate by Dark Horse, and I aggressively poured ALL that sediment into the glass. I thought, shit, I meant to slow down at the end! The first 5 or 6 drinks had that overly nutty, grainy sediment flavor that's not an accurate reflection of how this style of beer should be. It got better as I drank, and about 2/3 of the way through I was really enjoying it, unlike the La Fin Du Monde experience.

    So I was just wondering, BA community, what do you think of my experiences? And have you ever had a beer ruined by the pour?
  2. robhbest

    robhbest Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Michigan

    Usually my mornings after are ruined by bad pours
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  3. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    The sediment thing I've done way too many times. I often am not thinking while pouring beer. Very very bad habit. Then again, in the context of the evening (coming home from a 12 hour day of work), it's to be expected.
  4. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,324) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    If you pour a beer too slowly and are left with no head, just pour it more vigorously into another glass.
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  5. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I think your experiences are awesome! I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to understand them when I tell them of them.
  6. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Might not have been the pour; I've had some duds from unibroue in terms of zero head.
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  7. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (272) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    A bad pour does suck but lucky for me it doesn't happen too often.
  8. JK4Stout

    JK4Stout Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Virginia

    I constantly tell people not to pour like me, because to be GREAT at it take more patience and practice than I plan on giving time for. I will say that with La Fin Du Monde, I have poured several different ways. (Once into a regular shaker pint...please don't tell) and have yet to be too dissapointed. HAHA! Hope the next bottle goes better for you!
  9. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I thought I was the only one to do this!
  10. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (272) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Sometimes I get too excited and I end up pouring too agressively.
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  11. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (871) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    I'd argue your disappointment with La Fin Du Monde wasn't due to the pour, but rather due to the beer itself.
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  12. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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    Again the overthinking of a beverage.
  13. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Nothing you could have done would possibly make that beer any worse than it already is. NOTHING!
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  14. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (148) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    What I do, pour with the glass leaning. Then I leave about an inch in the bottom of bottle. Shake it a little then dump it in.
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  15. Tballz420

    Tballz420 Meyvn (1,187) Mar 4, 2003 Minnesota

    Eat the yeast, it'll clear out your tubes
  16. RayUF07

    RayUF07 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Florida

    No head is never a good thing.
  17. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2010 Illinois

    We love beer. It's made with yeast! Let's not be afraid to ingest it.
  18. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Yes, it happens but it's just beer. Enjoy it as best as you can.
  19. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    What's with people in this thread bashing La Fin Du Monde?
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  20. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I hate it when its a gusher !!
    No matter how good your pour is some beers are just really happy to see ya .
  21. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (275) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    I liked this beer a lot.

    I thought the label said something about pouring the first half the bottle carefully. Then when you go pour the second, swish it around to stir up the yeast and pour it all out. Didn't try it, but I'm pretty sure that's what it says.
  22. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    I won't "bash" fin du monde here but I will say I really have no idea why that beer is rated so high. This is just my opinion but I think it's terrible. So my 2 cents, it was the beer, not the pour. But what do I know.
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  23. Jason311

    Jason311 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Virginia

    You can not ruin a La Fin Du Monde unless you dont swirl the last 25%.
  24. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,126) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Subscriber

    Relax ... stop thinking too hard about it and just pour the beer.
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  25. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,126) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    To each their own ... I do have to say, that beer has spawned soooo many creative thoughts and ideas for BeerAdvocate over the years.
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  26. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    la fin du monde is probably one of the few beers ill drink right out of the bottle. tastes so much better at room temperature than cold. plus i really dont know why all the
    hate. its one of the best trippels ive had. but hey like jason said to each their own
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  27. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I usually watch 2-3 hours of Youtube beer pouring instructional videos while taking notes and drawing diagrams on any given beer before I finally pour it, and even then I have to dump out the first few if I don't get the head level correct. It is an expensive and tedious process but hey, this is beer we are talking about.
  28. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,251) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Spend a year sampling other beers and then give La Fin du Monde another try.
  29. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,192) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I agree with the majority here, no doubt. But I can kinda maybe see the OPs point. There's tons of topics about the right glassware, right this, that and the other thing that maybe makes a person wonder. So you have a beer that is popular or <gasp> highly hyped, and your experience doesn't come close. I would say I just didn't like the beer, maybe give it one more try to confirm (for me Sucks is an example...trued it due to hype, tried it a couple more times and decided its good, but not earthshattering for me). But i can see someone thinking they possibly actually did something to affect the experience.

    Ok...I did say I kinda understood...but not really.
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  30. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Wow too much time on your hands or were just yanking our chains here ?
    La Fin Du Monde Rocks BTW
  31. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Same here. I'm pretty aggressive when I pour so it's not uncommon for my beer to overflow the glass.
  32. TastyAdventure

    TastyAdventure Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2012 Kentucky

    Overthinking? Maybe so in this case. But then again, there IS an entire site and several others devoted to this beverage. I mean, you have an account on here and sift through thread after thread about this beverage... so aren't we all "overthinking" this beverage?
  33. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Aspirant (259) Feb 14, 2011 California
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