What are the best beers you've had?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Immanuelrx, Aug 3, 2019.

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  1. jamshard2mash

    jamshard2mash Initiate (0) May 4, 2017 California

    Pliny the younger. One of the very few beers for me that lives up to its hype
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  2. Dan_K

    Dan_K Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    Hard to say exactly but...

    Cantillon St. Lamvinus
    Casey Jammy
    Black Project Stargate (B1)
    Black Project Mach Limit: Tempranillo
    Wiley Roots Galaxy Dry-hopped Funk Yo Couch

    Weldwerks 18mo Medianoche
    Weldwerks Coffee Vanilla Medianoche
    Perennial Maman
    Praire BBA Paradise
    Maui Brewing Company Imperial Coconut Porter
    Bull and Bush Legend of the Liquid Brain
    Fremont Rusty Nail
    Fremont Coffee Cinnamon Abominable

    Weldwerks Extra Extra Juicy Bits
    Weldwerks Transmountain Diversion
    Other Half DDH Space Diamonds
    Cellarmaker Double Dobis
    Parish DDH Ghost in the Machine

    Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils
    Weldwerks Key Lime Pie Berliner Weiss
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  3. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Grand Pooh-Bah (5,160) Aug 12, 2007 California
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    OG Nelson
    Very Gggreennn
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  4. cavedave

    cavedave Grand Pooh-Bah (4,083) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Isabelle Proximus
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  5. Beer_Stan

    Beer_Stan Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2014 California

    These are the beer that first come to mind in no particular order:
    - Old Rasputin (for affordability, availability, and consistency)
    - Decadent Ales Vermont Maple IPA (solid IPA held up well by a maple syrup backbone, it works somehow and it's awesome)
    - Beachwood 28 Haze Later IPA (Monkish killer imo)
    - Chimay White (my first import beer)
    - Oskar Blues/Cigar City Bamburana (wish it came in larger formats tbh cuz I cant get enough)
    - Dogfish Head Higher Math (cherry chocolate decadence)
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  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I buy and age Burton and 90. I move it with age.

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  7. jamesroses

    jamesroses Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2015 Argentina

    I live in Argentina, so it's hard to get lots of great beers, but I managed to try some and my top 15 would be this:

    1.even more jesus
    2.rochefort 10
    3.ba ten fidy
    4. Kbs
    5. Tripel karmeliet
    6. Duvel
    7. Sn torpedo
    8. Old nation m43
    9.aslin orange starfish
    10. Paulaner salvator
    11. Saison dupont
    12. Pannepot special reserva
    13. Chimay blue
    14. Westmalle tripel
    15. Stone ipa
  8. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Barrel Aged Stout with Natural Flavors brewed for the 2018 Hunahpu Release.

    BA Sexual Chocolate

    Duck Rabbit Paul’s Christmas Vacation

    Heady Topper
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  9. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Pundit (985) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    If I had to pick one it would be Orval

    Honorable mentions go to:

    Rochefort 8
    Weihenstephaner Hefe
    Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen
    The Abyss
    90 Minute
    Ayinger Celebrator
  10. surfcaster

    surfcaster Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    A list of almost ALL classics!!
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  11. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Sorry, no special beer since many beers fall into my category of "beers I most want to repeat." The category of "top beer" has many so many ties so in picking just one won't work for me. Each of those beers often differs from each other in some way, but equally are enjoyable for different reasons. So basically my favorate among them is too fickle for there to be only one.
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  12. Junior

    Junior Pooh-Bah (1,859) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    In order of when I had them first:

    Two Hearted
    Zombie Dust
    Sip of Sunshine
    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder
    Psuedo Sue
    BA Ten Fidy
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  13. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,281) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    It's interesting that the relatively few of us who have experienced the taste of Utopias have not listed it in the 'best' category (me included). It goes to show that a beer that is rated 100 on this site is not as memorable as one would expect, regardless oit the cost. Maybe it's within its own class beyond memorable.
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  14. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Grand Pooh-Bah (3,891) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    My top three ranked:

    1. 2015 BCS Rare - Goose Island Beer Company (American Imperial Stout) - Had the pleasure of sharing with my two brothers in a rare (these days) get together. A very good day and beer share.

    2. Blushing Monk - Founders Brewing Company (Fruit and Field Beer) - Suggestion from BA thread, outstanding pour, still scoop these up anytime I see them.

    3. Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort (Belgian Quadrupel) - One of my first beers rated, love Quads and this opened the door to how outstanding a beer can truly be.
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  15. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    August. Late 80's. I was coming out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from North Hegman Lake. There had been a horrific storm the night before with trees falling down, etc. It was hot and muggy. The last portage was 90 rods of hell - downed trees everywhere and we had to climb trees and bush wack to get out. We got to our van, hot, sweaty, thirsty, and the battery was dead. I had a case of home brew in a cooler in the back and it was still cold. We sat in the shade of a tree with the cooler by the side of the road, drank beer and waited 2 hours for a car to come by and give us a jump - that was the best beer I ever had.
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  16. billydrinksbeer

    billydrinksbeer Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2017 Colorado

    -Weldwerks Rye Vanilla noche
    -TG Kentucky Brunch
    -TH Julius
    -Fremont Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb
    -Heady Topper

    all come to mind
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  17. ClePaul

    ClePaul Initiate (0) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    I guess you can read my top 15/20ish and they all could have an argument made.

    I guess the one that stands out more than some of the other big names is Otter Creek/Lawsons Double Dose. I think if I could revisit any of them. It would be that one. In fairness, it may be because its unlikely I'll ever have it again.
  18. jamesroses

    jamesroses Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2015 Argentina

    Yes indeed! And I left out Westvleteren XII, Old Rasputin, Chimay Tripel, Duvel Tripel Hop, Ayinger Celebrator and many more
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  19. Oh_Dark_Star

    Oh_Dark_Star Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2015 Washington

    I know these are in the hyped category a little but to pick three best beer experiences in the drinking I'd go with:
    Goose Island - Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015 (aged three years). Won right to purchase at a Black Friday Raffle and drank as my 1,000 rated/recorded beer. A wonderful character to that bourbon!

    The Alchemist - Heady Topper. One of the few trade haul beers that lived up to the hype and got it as an extra!

    Fremont - Brew 1000. Many of my top brews are from Fremont's barrel aging program, but when a Barleywine blows me away beyond what most BBA Stouts can hold a candle too, that's good drinkin'

    Now to pick a more random, I'll never find it again option, I'll go with Pizza Port - Salsipuedes an incredible quad and oatmeal stout blend on tap at the brewery.
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