The most unique beers you ever had...

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  1. 4ingredients

    4ingredients Initiate (0) May 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    Liked the response, did not enjoy the beer.
  2. JDice20

    JDice20 Aspirant (201) Aug 14, 2013 Louisiana

    this puppy i drank last night. First time trying the style. Twas goood

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  3. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia

    Utopias. Sink the Bismarck, wicked weed's amorous
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  4. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,024) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    DFH Sixty One as previously mentioned (beer/wine hybrid).
    Hill Farmstead's (2013) Phenomenology of Spirit - labeled as a Saison /Farmhouse Ale, but was slightly sour and had a whole lot more going on in the flavor profile than any Saison / Farmhouse Ale I've ever tried.
    Lost Nation Gose (or probably any well made Gose like Westbrook etc.) - just because its such a rare style with the slighty salty, slightly tart thing going on. Nothing like it.
  5. ajzbedo73

    ajzbedo73 Initiate (114) Jan 17, 2014 Missouri

    Hands down for me is Goose Island Identity Crisis. It was a porter they made. It had an amazing smell of cordial cherries and coffee. Taste was the same. Amazing stuff! What makes it even more unique is the bartender said it wasn't necessarily what the brewmaster intended, and they could not replicate it for some reason. So when it was gone, it was gone. Glad I got to have 4 glasses that night, sad I will never have another glass again.
  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (818) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Tired Hands Key Lime

  7. satisfied1013

    satisfied1013 Initiate (142) Jan 24, 2012 Kansas

    Ccb humidor ipa
  8. BEERchitect

    BEERchitect Poo-Bah (11,390) Feb 9, 2005 Kentucky

    I had one made with whale blubber the other day, Stedji Hvalur. I'll throw that review up once after this new Iceland brewery gets approval from BeerAdvocate. Yep, whale blubber.
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  9. fishmich

    fishmich Disciple (365) Apr 11, 2013 Michigan

    i actually enjoyed this beer. it tastes exactly like the description and i gotta give em credit for that. i can see why someone would hate it but i like bloody marys and thought it was pretty close to that.
  10. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,428) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    I was having trouble thinking of a truly unique beer. It seems like so many beers that might've once been unique catch on and are brewed by other brewers--especially if the first is successful. For example, Dogfish Head 61 was unique, but now multiple brewers are doing beers brewed with wine grape must/juice: Odell Jaunt, Boulevard Entwined are the two newest entries, but there are also ones like the Deschutes/Goose Island Class of 88 Belgian-style Ale. Or take the coined term "Mexican Imperial Stout"--someone brewed the first imperial stout with some combination of chocolate, chilis and/or spices, but now they are everywhere--Abraxas, Hunahpu, Mexican Cake, Prairie Bomb! and many more I'm forgetting.

    And even beers I remember standing out in my mind, aren't particularly unique from a stylistic standpoint. One that came to mind was GI Gillian, which was a farmhouse/wild ale with white pepper and strawberries. Obviously, many brewers have created sour/funky barrel-aged beers with additives like pepper and fruit, but I'd never tasted one that so captured the essence of the fruit and spice.

    And then I remembered Boulevard Tripel Julep - their Long Strange Tripel aged in whiskey barrels with fresh mint leaves. Now *that* was a different beer. BBA tripels already seem a little uncommon (the only one I can think of is Allagash's Curieux), but the use of fresh mint leaves really made it unique to my mind.

    Personally, I liked it, but I know it was a pretty polarizing beer around KC.
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  11. MCDub

    MCDub Aspirant (228) Dec 17, 2009 North Carolina

    Didn't hate the beer, didn't love it either. Was pretty unique.
  12. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (341) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia

    I've seen this around and have been wanting to try it, but have not pulled the trigger for some reason. It sounds like something I would like though.
  13. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Champion (860) Sep 9, 2013 Virginia

    It really wasnt terrible, I would say its worth a try.
  14. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,801) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Re: Kelpie
    Definitely surprisingly not bad. I don't think I'd go out of my way for it, bit I'd happily do another if I got one of those variety packs again.
  15. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,694) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I thought I might like it. I'd try it again ... I had it almost two years ago when I was just starting to get into beer.
  16. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (259) Jan 16, 2007 New York

    Dogfish Head Fluckey Fest. Brewpub exclusive back in 2007. 51% pilsner malt, 49% Chardonnay grapes. Champagne yeast.
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  17. Hoppsbabo

    Hoppsbabo Champion (890) Jan 29, 2012 England

    Nothing too out of the ordinary. The most unique was probably a Japanese green tea beer called Kinshachi Matcha Draft. It was disgusting.
  18. WalkerSmith

    WalkerSmith Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2014 Texas

    Renegade Beetnik
  19. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (222) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

    Fantome Magic Ghost. Definitely the most unique looking beer.

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  20. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (222) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

  21. Boca-X

    Boca-X Zealot (529) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    It's always the last beer I just had.
  22. RedTarmac

    RedTarmac Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Maryland

    Hey! I'm a fairly new craft beer lover, but I had a Dogfish Head Hellhound Ale which was unique to me. Actually,I loved it!
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  23. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (3,001) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Agreed - but (for me) that would be unique in a bad way
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  24. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (3,001) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I got a bottle of Kelpie several years back (before I rated beers) as a novelty. I was surprised that I enjoyed it. As a student of history, it was neat drinking a beer that was similar to brews made many centuries ago.
  25. Ysgard

    Ysgard Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2008 Virginia

    3 Brothers 8 Bells...
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  26. Dizbro21

    Dizbro21 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2010 Connecticut

    Vanberg & Dewulf Lambrucha
  27. barroomhero1977

    barroomhero1977 Initiate (168) Nov 2, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sam Adams Triple Bock - 1996 version I think. Super soy flavor and thick thick thick oh my God thick. Definitely unique. Not my favorite but really glad I tried it.

    Also, as someone else said, Humidor Series IPA from CCB.... wow, just wow. I loved it but I don't think I have had an IPA with that kind of flavor to it. I think the cedar could turn a lot of people off.
  28. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Illinois

    Was it this guy?

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  29. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 Illinois

    +1. Amazing beer and totally unique. Sadly, at $10 at the brewpub I only had one. I really hope that story isn't true because I'd like to have it again.
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  30. highTempo

    highTempo Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2011 Oregon

    I had a Breakside miso stout a couple of weeks ago and the Commons Four Play is also a big change of pace. Some of the Propolis beers are pretty unusual.
  31. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Crusader (743) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Stone Matt's Burning Rosids
    Bruery White Chocolate
    DFH Palo Santo Marron
    and back in 2010... BCBVS
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  32. nawset

    nawset Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    (1) Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - civit poo
    (2) Wynkoop Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - testes
    (3) Rogue Beard Beer - face pube yeast
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  33. mj81

    mj81 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    The one that sticks out to me in a good way was DeMolen Rook & Leer at Monks on Zwanze day. Imperial smoked porter, whiskey barrel aged and soured with Brett. Yeah, it was as good as it sounds.

    Most unique in a bad way was DFH 61.
  34. yasky

    yasky Disciple (388) Dec 21, 2008 Canada

    Sprecher Mama Mia was certainly unique for it's time.
  35. BILF

    BILF Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Banana beer I drank in Sud Afrika (don't remember the name) that came packaged in a carton like milk does and cost me 2 Rand.
    Rancid. Fucking Rancid. I spat that shit straight out in a spray and then threw the mostly full carton on the ground and stomped on it before I ran away.
  36. vfgccp

    vfgccp Poo-Bah (3,477) Oct 28, 2010 New York
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    The first brews that come to mind are the Voodoo Doughnut beers, and this ale I had recently from Italy brewed with fresh homegrown asparagus, it was very interesting.
  37. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,801) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Great choices, although the Burning Rosids did kind of remind me of Unibroue Raftman (but done correctly :wink:). That one I really dug, and went back for a few more bottles.

    Another one that comes to mind for me is Allagash Odyssey- a dark strong wheat beer (10%) with candi sugar, aged in oak barrels. I've never had anything quite like it, in a good way.
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  38. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Mama Mia! Pizza Beer
  39. tbaker397

    tbaker397 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 West Virginia

    Two brothers domane dupage. Loved every second of that 'french country ale' with spices and man was it unique. Also, second the saison du buff. That was right as I was entering the beer world and never had a saison before. Loved it and will buy it again fresh (2 year old thanks )
  40. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2011 Bolivia

    Green Flash - Rayon Vert. It blows me away everytime. And I actually love that it's overcarbonated! Adds to it's uniqueness.
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