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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 911CROFT, Aug 12, 2017.
Starting with Einstock: White Ale, while mashing a Dunkelweizen
Goose IPA. It's good I can now get my IPA/hops fix at a reasonable price and on the shelves...
Good morning BA, have a great Saturday. Not much going on today, relaxing after a busy work week. I may drive out to one of my favorite beer stores later on, they got a bunch of new beers in yesterday that I wanted to check out.
Beer this morning:
Haven't had this is in a long time, not been able to find it fresh until recently. This is a fantastic session IPA! Just as great as I remember. Flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, and pine hops; with moderate cracker, lightly toasted bread malt balance; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, grassy, citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Light-medium bodied; balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky hops in the mouthfeel. Touch of resins and increasing dryness, never astringent. Fairly crisp and completely refreshing. I always felt like this was one of the best session IPAs. There is a lot of flavor and a nice amount of body vs others I have had. Will definitely seek out a full 6 pack of fresh stuff. I grabbed this single last weekend.
2016 is tasting fantastic! Intense flavors of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, and pine hops; with raisin, plum, date, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Large sized pine, rind, grassy, spicy bitterness. Medium-full bodied; balanced bready creaminess and sticky/resinous hops in the mouthfeel. Quickly increasing resin dryness, a touch of hop astringency. This is one of the most aggressive American Barleywines out there, but I always love it. I have a better time finding this with age, did not see it fresh at all this year. Perhaps next year. I haven't had it fresh in over 5 years probably. Will make a point to find a fresh pack when it comes around again.
Awesome as always. November 2016 batch. Flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, and light pine hops; with moderate caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, light vanilla/toffee malt sweetness; and floral, grassy hop earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness and oak spice on the finish. Medium-full bodied and creamy; with some light hop stickiness and slickness in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing bitter/tannic oak dryness. Mildly warming 10%. I've had this fresh and well aged. I'd take em either way for different reasons. Always delicious.
This is insane! Flavors of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, biscuit, dark bread, and molasses; with lighter notes of licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, and herbal/spicy hops. Light-moderate roast/char/coffee bitterness and bourbon/oak tannin spice on the finish. Very full bodied; creamy, silky, velvety, rich mouthfeel; with some light sticky/chalky roast and oak tannins. Lightly increasing roast/char and bourbon/oak tannin dryness. Super smooth sipper, mildly warming 12.8%. No barrel booze, amazing barrel balance. I'd put this just above the base beer overall. There seems to be additional complexity going on, probably from barrel aging the coffee. Possibly better coffee sourcing than I've had in the base beer too. Thicker/silkier body than I have had with the base beer as well. Mind blowing amazing. Hope they release it again this year. This is at the 9 month mark on age.
Starting Sat out early, up cleaning and figured why not, its Sat. Cheers and Happy Sat to all.
Good morning BAs! Well, it's supposed to rain this morning so I won't be up on a ladder chipping paint until this afternoon; therefore, it's Return of the New Breakfast Beer. Today's selection is the most recent incarnation of:
Seems a little harsher than previous versions - I won't be buying a case of this year's as I have some past versions.
A Grodziskie/Gratzer beer (which in my opinion should be a style of its own here at BA and not simply put under "smoked beers") made by a collaboration between Dutch Jopen and Germany's The Monarchy.
Jopen / The Monarchy - Gratzer
Wish we had the cans of this, but this is my ultimate non Barrel Aged breakfast beer.
Very glad to hear that this is already tasting good after, what, 20 months post-bottling? I have 3-4 of them in the cellar and was deliberating when to crack one open.
How fresh do you get this in EU?
Gooood morning you all! I have made zee empanada! I love making them how easy. yesterday was my first time trying out the dough. If I told you how much i enjoy making bread and using my rolling pin you might laugh. =) Cheers!
Deschites • Black Butte XXIX
Produced on March, 21 2017.
Best before March, 18 2018.
Obviously not as fresh as you guys can get.. But it's still pretty good after 5 months.
Rothaus: Eis Zäpfle
Another, Chouffe (Yes Bless you, I know @TheDoctor)
Some locally fresh squeezed juice! 7 days old.
Happy Saturday, BAs! It's my birthday (a decade one at that ) so starting early.
God I love this beer. Aslin, you slay me.
Every time you post it it makes me want to go pick some up. They make great beer but I haven't had one in quite a while. Their Belgian IPA especially!
This one needs no introduction: Duvel. Shared with a friend. I took the glass on the right. The second pour. Prefer it with the yeast.
Boil is just about finished on the Dunkel
Collective Arts' IPA #2
Singlecut Mo ShugGie
A decade? Happy birthday ! I guess you are a bit over 20? :-)
Dare I suggest 20 pages today? It's been a long, long time.
Europe has got the thread rolling, and East Coast is showing up. I'll probably hit double digits today myself. Need to get pretty buzzed for karaoke tonight.
Go pick some! Their IPA is exceptional, maybe even better. Mc Chouffe is great too as a winter beer.
Double that number and you'll have it. I'm officially old
It's alright. And remember that the good thing about getting old is that you don't have to worry anymore about dying young. Enjoy your day.
No introductions needed. Pulled out a glass but I'll have this from the can just as I'm supposed to.
That's a good start!! Might hinder slightly getting to 20 pages
Not sure this will help either:
Liking it better today than I recall. Just put the rest of my non-cofffee bottles in the fridge as they seem to be fading a tad.
Maybe we can get the page count up continuing the "discussion" from last night listing the sports where steroid use was rampant.
I found the pecan much more prominent last year, and that's what made it stand out for me.
Doing my part from the Dublin airport...
Hey, I don't want to be intrusive but did you like Europe? The weather has been crappy... if I recall you were headed to Belgium and Paris.
I've been training my liver for this all week. Abv be damned!
(Although you're right, I very well could be passed out by 8. 50/50 chance.)
That looks amazeballs delicious. One good thing about the acquisition: I'll be able to find that in my local next year.
Singlecut Mo Shug Gie
La Santa Muerte by Amager Bryghus, honey stout.
Cheers my fellow BA'ers.