What beer are you drinking now? #1876

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuicesFlowing, Dec 9, 2017.

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  1. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

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    Early kick-off, literally and figuratively.
     
  2. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (4,790) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    I do love me some Schlenkerla every now and then. Goes great with pork scratchings! Would probably be even better with smoked beef jerky, I wish I had some...

     
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  3. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,844) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] A holiday staple for me. This stuff always warms my sole on cold morning, with snow in the forecast for later today. Cheers all.
     
  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (25,484) May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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    Good morning BA, have a great Saturday! We are supposed to get a fair bit of snow today, but it is not sounding as bad as the forecast was yesterday. Will see how the day progresses before I decide if I want to drive anywhere. I kind of wanted to go to Trader Joes to pick up some of those new beers.

    Revisit after 5 years already. Really nice witbier! Flavors of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, coriander, peppercorn, clove, and light banana/bubblegum yeast; with balanced wheat, cracker, biscuit doughy malts; herbal, floral, grassy, and yeasty earthiness. Mild herbal bitterness, yeast spiciness, and wheat/tang tartness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body; great creamy/bready wheat creaminess, and slight spice stickiness in the mouthfeel. Slightly increasing bitter/spicy dryness. Refreshingly drinkable. A bit better than I remember. Perfect balance of malt, spice, and yeast character. Really spot on stuff. Will definitely buy again.
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    Always amazing, though not as hazy as last year. Flavors of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, and pine hops; with wheat, bready, light honeyed malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied; balanced bready/grainy malt and sticky/resinous hops in the mouthfeel. Crisp/drying finish and never astringent on bitterness. Amazing juicy, vibrant, and dank hop profile; refreshingly drinkable for an IPA. Mosaic and Equinox hops are my favorite of all time. They have been changing around the hops every year; but as long as those two stay, I don't care much. Got 3 packs this year, may get a 4th.
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    Fantastic as usual! Flavors of big toasted coconut, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, toffee, dark bread, marshmallow, and light coffee. Light balancing roast bitterness against sweetness; with an amazing creamy/silky/velvety medium body; light touch of sticky/chalky roast character and dryness. Glad it was easier to find this year. Definitely my top favorite coconut beer, but there are plenty others I buy more often. Wish this was year round. I bought a full case worth of 4 packs this year lol. This, Born Yesterday, and Xocoveza are my top big buy beers of the season.
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    Today's massive new beer review. This was really good. Zero head retention or lacing as expected. Crystal clear appearance. Flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, rum, toasted oak, cinnamon, pepper, raisin, plum, fig, date, pear, apricot, apple, and light molasses. Similar muted aromas, with mild increasing booze as it warms. Light-moderate rum/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full body; balanced silky/slick/syrupy malts and rum/oak tannins in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing tannin dryness. No cloying sweetness. Increasingly warming 20% with some booze, but not too heavy. Pretty smooth slow sipper. Getting much better as it warms. No doubt the rum barrel is HUGE with this. Drinks more like actual rum than a beer, but maybe that was what they were going for. Nice complexities from oak, malt, and some yeast fruits. Really unique, but enjoyable. 3.73
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    The new DSO album is fucking amazing. They got a new vocalist, so there aren't any opera vocals anymore; but they are still jamming the same swing metal style with brass and stuff. I am addicted, probably going to be listening to it all week now.

     
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  5. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Champion (801) Apr 17, 2015 Washington
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  6. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,780) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    Saturday Mole Stout

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  7. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,238) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Morning BA's

    Time for some shopping and other holiday fun today....need to hydrate!

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  8. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,502) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Morning BA

    The snow just started falling. Starting things off with a vanilla bean blend.

    Wife and kid are still upstairs sleeping.

    I'm downstairs, alone, in peace and quiet, catching up on some DVR goodness, including a short Eagles documentary. Planning to reconnect with the first couple albums this weekend.





     
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  9. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Poo-Bah (1,864) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    This is one of my favorite Saturday morning beers.
     
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  10. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (5,780) Sep 17, 2005 New Mexico
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    How are you liking that porter?
     
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  11. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,844) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Steak tip bomb omellettes and another cup of coffee.[​IMG]
     
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  12. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I’m envious of all of this snow talk. It’s bone dry in Kansas and temps have been in the 50’s for the last month. :slight_frown:
     
  13. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Poo-Bah (4,144) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana
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    O.W.A.G.B. (Oh! What a great beer!).
     
  14. RonaldTheriot

    RonaldTheriot Poo-Bah (4,144) Aug 11, 2008 Louisiana
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    5.6% alcohol. 27 IBU. Brewed in Louisiana.

     
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  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    G'day BA!!

    I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

    Winter can "officially" start now that this beauty is in town!

    Prost!
     
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  16. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,502) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    The first snowfall is always nice!
     
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  17. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,502) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Middle of the road "good" for me. I bought the winter variety pack to split with a buddy for some relatively inexpensive easy drinking, and it serves its purpose. It's not the most robust of porters but opens up a bit as it warms. Just enough vanilla.
     
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  18. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

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    The reason that the English Premier League is the greatest league on earth is that the 19th place team can beat the 3rd place team, but don’t be mistaken this is not a parity league. Disappointing start to vacation, I guess I’ll drink. Depressing music for depressing times.
     
  19. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (967) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Let the festivities begin!

    Today's my sons birthday.

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    He's turning 2 :flushed:

    Drinking this in his honor :sunglasses:

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    Prolly finish the rest after the party.

    Cheers Gang! :beers:
    Stay toasted :blush:
     
  20. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (3,467) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    At almost 15%, I think this is the highest abv canned beer I've ever had, it's a nice kickstart for a day off and a good prelude for my 1,000th rated beer, which will be enjoyed tonight.
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    Happy Saturday, Advocates!
     
  21. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,336) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  22. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,248) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    First snow of the season means it's time to crack open a spruce beer and put up the tree.
     
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  23. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Disciple (334) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Having some beer for breakfast with Christmas movies on all day

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  24. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,459) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    At the Bonnie Prince Pub, the snow is falling, the wife is shopping, and I’m drinking this:



    “Black Gold” from Cairngorm Brewing Company, Scotland. Cheers from downtown Zürich!
     
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  25. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,336) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  26. brewnme

    brewnme Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2017 Maine

    On the way out to do a final pre-snow clean-up. So as inspiration I have a couple Elysian Space Dust IPA to get started/.
     
  27. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,964) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Liking this one more than I would have expected. Going down nicely on this frigid 48 degree FL morning.......
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  28. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,238) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Making some split pea / potato soup for lunch before heading out with the gf to shop a bit

    This is pretty nice and 10% butt kicker

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    my lake is frozen a bit - the "free" Alacrity sailboat is locked in for the winter - hope she fares ok!

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  29. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (4,790) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Amazing peach aroma, although taste is not quite as intense. Still a nice peach note though along with some citrus and grass. A little weak for an IPA, really more of a Pale Ale.

     
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  30. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Happy Saturday! Breakfast Stout while the first snow falls.

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    Cheers!
     
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  31. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,416) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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    Good morning.
     
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  32. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (6,336) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia
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  33. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (233) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Well, it's the first snow of the year here in Massachusetts, so that means it's officially stout weather. Glad I sat on a couple of cans of PM Dawn for a few months, definitely a bit less hot than it was, and a bit of the bitter black coffee burnt off too.

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  34. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (2,384) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming
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    Splitting wood with Melvin this morning.

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    Heard the snow crunching and this guy came in.

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    Old buck mule deer still in velvet.
     
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  35. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (6,112) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    First snowfall. Hoping it stays nice and light, enough to have a nice blanket over the ground, but not the roads :slight_smile:

    With it, this beer might seem more fitting than when I got it last night:
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    With a few extra snowflakes for flavor. Cheers, all!!
     
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  36. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Crusader (720) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Knee Deep Stoutella (hazelnut stout)
     
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  37. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,844) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Oh snap @Lingenbrau look at that gem![​IMG]
     
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  38. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,968) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    A beer loaded with citrus notes before going outside in the cold and snow. Doesn't match up to the weather but nothing is going to help with the feezing cold here[​IMG]
     
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  39. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,771) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Sixpoint - 3Beans (Bourbon Barrel-aged).. cheers!
     
  40. beerloserLI

    beerloserLI Meyvn (1,316) Apr 2, 2011 New York
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    Happy Saturday ba. First snow fall of the winter here on the island. Looking at about 1/2 foot. So compared to the real snow states its basically raining here. Regardless, no better reason than to keep my ass home and rack up beers all day. Starting with Even Mo Mofo, all mosaic dipa, from Sand City. Crazy good,
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