What beer are you drinking now? #1917

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  1. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,190) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    True that.
     
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  2. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (4,892) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Ok, so one Scotch and one IPA later...

    My first beer from New Zealand! *tick*
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    Moa, Russian imperial stout aged in pinot noir barrels...

    Oh, it's classy alright - cage and cork in effect...
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    No idea about the bottling date, but this was a very wine-forward beer!

    I'd almost go so far as to say it tasted like someone mixed pinot noir with a stout...
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    Lots of tannic berry and cherry-like impressions - not tart, not too sweet, but very reminiscent of a dark red wine, with ample barrel notes - and then more traditional cocoa and coffee-like suggestions of stout ale... The body was very thin, smooth and easy-drinking - not heavy at all, and very slick and quick across the palate...

    As it warmed, it became more stout-like, and I gotta say, I'm really liking it, but as a RIS, it may not be what you're looking for, but as an interesting brew... well, really cool...

    Cheers...




     
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  3. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,420) Jan 6, 2014 New York

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    Yessss. What a Friday, BAs. My third already and they’re just tasting better. Cheers.
     
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  4. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,236) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Free State, Tallgrass...
     
  5. freewill35

    freewill35 Zealot (562) Oct 27, 2007 Indiana

    The Seymour Brewing Company Bing Bong Oatmeal Stout
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  6. PuppyClawz

    PuppyClawz Aspirant (240) Nov 22, 2014 Maryland

    Don’t worry you got me. If I hadn’t drank that crowler and maybe some Four Roses I would keep up.
     
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  7. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,832) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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  8. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (2,757) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I guess Perrenial wouldn’t be that far off too? I’d love me some draft Abraxas.
     
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  9. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,346) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Good evening BA, happy Friday! Hope everyone is enjoying the start of the weekend. Another quick and busy work day to finish off the week. Not much planned for the weekend, but it should be warmer. Probably going to make a beer run tomorrow.

    Today's reviews:

    Very nice APA. Flavors of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, and pine hops; with moderate cracker, biscuity malts; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Similar/muted aromas. Moderate pine, citrus rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation, medium body, and moderately crisp finishing. Balanced bready/grainy malts and sticky/resinous/rindy hops in the mouthfeel. Moderate increasing bitter dryness, no hop astringency. Very easy drinking, though quite aggressive. Not really an NE style as they claimed, but still delicious. Very dank hops with a nice solid pale malt backbone. Claims to be only Galaxy hops, but this feels like it has Columbus/Chinook as well. Never seen Galaxy taste like this before, by itself. Can was 5 months old, so it probably could have been better; but I was a fan. 3.88
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    Very nice Gose. Great head retention/lacing for the style. Flavors of big tart/tangy blackberry, raspberry, lemon, peach, pear, red/green apple, red grape, sea salt, hay, and grass; with balanced wheat, cracker, biscuity malts; light pepper, lacto funk, and yeasty earthiness. Similar/muted aromas. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit/wheat tang; and light bitter/spiciness on the finish. Medium carbonation, light-medium body, and moderately crisp finishing. Balanced bready/grainy wheat, lactic acid, fruit tang/tannins, and salinity in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing lactic/tangy fruit dryness; no pucker/astringency. Refreshingly smooth, 4.2%. Very impressive! Nice malt body for the ABV to balance acidity. Awesome balance between the fruity lacto, berries, salt, and bready malts. Great style example. Looking forward to the other Gose I have, I bought a bunch from Urban Artifact of various weird creations. 3.88
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    Excellent doppelbock! Amazing clarity, great head retention/lacing. Aromas and flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread dough/crusts, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, date, and herbal/peppery noble hops. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium full body; great creamy/bready/grainy Munich malt mouthfeel; some sticky hops and chalky roast. Light-moderate increasing hop/roasted bitter dryness; no cloying/acrid/astringency. Perfectly clean lagering, never yeasty. Mildly increasing warmth of 10%, dangerously smooth. Tastes like a Schwazbier/Doppelbock hybrid, but I believe that was the intention. A little more bitter, drying, and roasty than I expected; but still really delicious. Extremely rich Vienna/Munich malt complexity; well restrained fruitiness and balancing noble hops. This is spot on stuff. 4.03
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    This is amazing! Amazing lasting head retention and thick lacing on the glass. Dense thick looking pour. Aromas and flavors of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, whiskey, coconut, toasted oak, and dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, and peppery/piney hops. Light-moderate roast/char and peppery/piney hop bitterness on the finish. Some bourbon/oak tannin spiciness. Medium carbonation and full body; very creamy/silky/velvety/rich mouthfeel; some sticky hops, chalky roast, and oak tannins. Light-moderate increasing hop/char bitter dryness; never acrid/astringent. Mildly increasing warmth of 12.5%, zero barrel booze. Dangerously smooth. Not quite blowing me away as much as the base beer, but close. Aromas left a bit to be desired, not as intense. Otherwise this is a superb BBA RIS, hits the style perfectly. Perfect barrel integration, rich roasty/charred malts, and nice earthy hop presence even after the barrel aging. Wish this was available outside of the gift pack. Love all three beers, but I don't need much more glassware haha. 4.38
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    Cheers



     
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  10. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (3,155) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Moving along...
     
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  11. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,976) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Four Roses. I do not know you but I think we could be drinking friends.
     
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  12. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,471) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Long day of doctors then driving. Nothing conclusive learned from Drs so repeat scans in 2 months. At hotel with a good IPA from 3 Stars Brewing Co. - “Ghost”:



    Cheers from DC!
     
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  13. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,236) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Kansas is much better than people think, but pales in comparison to its closest neighbors west & east.
     
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  14. PuppyClawz

    PuppyClawz Aspirant (240) Nov 22, 2014 Maryland

    Yes it’s the tiny one that you can get with games in it already.
     
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  15. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Meyvn (1,086) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    Never a dull moment


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  16. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (2,757) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I enjoy 8-bit. I believe that’s the only beer I’ve had from Kansas though.
     
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  17. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,976) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Airlines can ship pets in cargo and they survive. So maybe....
     
  18. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,683) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    Blackrocks Starman Pale Ale
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    Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, Columbus and Mosaic hops
     
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  19. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (2,757) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    That’s baller. I want one of those.
     
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  20. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    God I hope it's not February 17-20th. I'll be in Bend. Other than that, it's a warm welcomed go!
     
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  21. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    You're welcome. As I've said before, even if the beer sucks, I could sit there all day every day.

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  22. PuppyClawz

    PuppyClawz Aspirant (240) Nov 22, 2014 Maryland

    We can be friends for sure. Trying to appreciate whiskey more and expand my palate. Really enjoy the ryes.

    It’s pretty damn fun. It was a gift. Plus you can save your progress on Super Mario and I guess other games also.
     
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  23. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    Seal of approval granted. I should really get back into that.

    Someday. Soon perhaps.
     
  24. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    You can bribe me with Schlitz! As long as there is good company, that's all I care about.
     
  25. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    Speaking of good company, happy Friday BA's. From the Lingenbrau's. Cheers.

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  26. cdawg

    cdawg Disciple (340) May 26, 2013 Arizona
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  27. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,236) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Was thinking Fedex Ground...
     
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  28. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,400) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Evening BA

    It's coffee time.

    Just started watching Catastrophe on Amazon. It's pretty damn funny.

     
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  29. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,976) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    You lost me but not hard to do so.
     
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  30. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Poo-Bah (2,757) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I hope you make it out here to meet up with all of us East Coast crazies someday.
     
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  31. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,134) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I'm enjoying this more than the first time I had it. I'm tasting more of the base porter with its vanilla and the rye isn't as strong. I may have to revisit my review. Mrs. Mac and I are headed out to Penna. tomorrow to watch our alma mater play hoops and I'll be on the lookout for some good beer to bring home.
     
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  32. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,976) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Dude, my prayers are with you. In my case, my wife has to deal with my medical crap. I know it is hard for her and my guess it is hard for you.
     
  33. TreyIsWilson

    TreyIsWilson Poo-Bah (2,598) May 8, 2013 Michigan
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  34. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    I'm a Nomad by fate. Someday when my kids are older, I hope to visit as many places and enjoy as many BA's company as possible. Until then, I'm just gonna really try and embrace this new beautiful place I get to call home, and welcome any who care to visit. Cheers!
     
  35. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,280) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    I wish you would do that then. Without your phone.
     
  36. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (2,976) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    Schlitz. Are they still in business? I think I left behind a few brain cells in my youth due to them.

    Have a good weekend my friend. Stay sober. Actually, I do not support that. But stay safe. Do not drink and drive.
     
  37. Lingenbrau

    Lingenbrau Poo-Bah (3,935) Apr 9, 2011 Oregon
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    Me too. Could you imagine that kind if tranquility?
     
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  38. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,265) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Pizza and beer







    Cheers
     
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  39. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,280) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut
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    Nice pie!
     
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  40. Barnoloid

    Barnoloid Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2015 Illinois

    Well I was going to adventure then I figured I had a date with the dinosaur. Sipping a few Sues (Iowa cans thankfully, not the ones brewed in FL) and watching The Last Waltz

    What a show!

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