What Beer Are You Drinking Now? #2458

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  1. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (31,203) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Have a nice Sunday BA. Need to make a good beer haul today, almost out of stuff to review.

    Another Bruery review for this morning. 5/2015 bottling. Poor head retention/no lacing as expected. This was awesome. Aromas and flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, marshmallow, bourbon, toasted oak, hazelnuts, and brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, molasses, fudge, raisin, prune, fig, date, leather, tobacco, oak char, peppercorn, and yeast earthiness. Increasing booze in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Light herbal, grassy, roasted bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; very creamy, silky, velvety malts; lightly slick, sticky, tannic in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing lingering bitter/tannic dryness; no cloying sweetness. Smooth sipping, mild increasing warmth of 16.8%, minimal lingering barrel booze. Awesome balance between super rich malts, vanilla, cocoa, hazelnuts, and bourbon barrel presence/integration; with mild earthy hops and restrained fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. I was expecting a bit more out of this, but it got better as it got to room temperature. 4.1
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  2. loebrygg

    loebrygg Aspirant (209) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

    Time for a beer

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    brewing an Belgian Tripel IPA

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  3. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Savant (976) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    This beer is perfect right now! Thank you @TrojanRB!
     
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  4. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,577) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good day BAs! This'll be across-post with NBS. Today's New Breakfast Beer, a survivor from NBS #9, courtesy @jdell15:



    Very nice, even though I let it pass the BB date - rating 4.09, rDev -1.7%.
     
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  5. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,577) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good idea - looks like the perfect brew for today's "Noir Alley".
     
  6. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (31,203) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Fantastic IPA. Aromas and flavors of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, and pine hops; with moderate caramel, toasted bread malt balance; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body and fairly crisp finishing. Balanced creamy/bready malts and sticky/resinous hops in the moufeel. Moderate increasing bitter/resin dryness, no hop astringency. Extremely drinkable, never overly aggressive. Outstanding juicy and fairy dank hop complexity; nice bready Munich malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. Classic Columbus, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, and Amarillo hop bill. A top favorite when fresh.
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    Cheers

    I forgot how amazing this album was. Some of the best musicians of our time.


     
  7. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Savant (976) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I was thinking the same thing, although I believe today the feature stars Wisconsin's own, Spencer Tracy. I may have to drink some New Glarus when the show starts.
     
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  8. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Crusader (775) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Happy Sunday BA's! Work done, laundry started, TDF on TV, time for a little Bamburana.....
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  9. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (31,203) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Amazing as usual this year. Aromas and flavors of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy strawberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, lemon zest, orange peel, and light pepper/pine hops; with moderate wheat, biscuit, white bread dough, light honey malt sweetness; and herbal, floral, grassy hop earthiness. Very mild pine, grassy, citrus peel bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; very smooth and creamy/bready/grainy wheat/oat mouthfeel; light sticky hops and acidity. Slightly increasing lingering bitter/tart dryness. Amazing soft spot on mouthfeel for the style. Super drinkable for 6.8%. Super juicy/lightly dank hops with awesome balance of strawberry flavorings. Perfect wheat/oat/malt balance, and not overly sweet/heavy for the style. Can't say I prefer it over the base beer. Equally amazing spot on NEIPA. Hope they package some other variations eventually. Base M-43 is my top most purchased beer right now.
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    Cheers

     
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  10. officerbill

    officerbill Aspirant (267) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    The Breakfast of Champions out on the deck
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  11. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (31,203) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Insane as always, 9 months old. So glad this is year round now. Flavors of huge medium roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted nuts, toasted oats, molasses, biscuit, dark bread/crusts, and light smoke/char; with some herbal/piney hops, touch of dark fruit. Incredible bittersweet balanced finish between roast/hop notes. Medium-full body; amazingly creamy, silky, velvety, bready malts; light slickness, sticky hops, and chalky char/roast in the mouthfeel. Lightly increasing bitter/roasted dryness; no cloying, acrid, astringency. Super smooth/soft. Always liked this the most with 6-9 months of age, but still amazing fresh as well with more recent batches. Balance between rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee complexity, and bitter hops is perfect. Will get another pack eventually. Have one left from this batch.
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    Cheers



     
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  12. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,229) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Working on this . . .

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    Rich gold color with white cap and lacing.

    Aroma of ripe watermelon and that's about it. Nice aroma though, fresh, bracing and zippy.

    Taste is surprisingly sharp at first, due in part to the sea salt I expect, followed by a richness of watermelon flavor. This is a difficult flavor to capture as anyone who's tried to make Watermelon Daiquiris can attest. Founders pulls it off here providing a sweet salty watermelon flavor resting on a simple grain base.
     
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  13. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (3,060) Sep 11, 2010 Maine
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  14. pat61

    pat61 Poo-Bah (5,548) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota
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    TRVE Surly Nokken
     
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  15. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (484) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    Elation Notice This IPA and Bella the Black Dog Coffee Porter at the brewery
     
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  16. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (308) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    Whistling Springs English Dark Mild at Whistling Springs Brewery of McDonald County Missouri, just across the state line from Pea Ridge Arkansas.
     
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  17. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,177) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

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    Cheers!
     
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  18. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,177) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

    The burgers look delicious!
     
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  19. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (31,203) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Outstanding stuff. Waited a whole year for this to become rotating. Did not see it last year. Aromas and flavors of huge juicy, lightly tart/tangy pineapples, coconut, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red apple yeast; with moderate wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honeyed malts; light clove, peppercorn, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, floral, grassy bitterness; peppery yeast spiciness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Medium carbonation/body, and fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very creamy/grainy wheat; some sticky hops, and fruit tang/acids in the mouthfeel. Light-moderate increasing acidic/tangy dryness; no cloying/pucker. Super smooth/soft/refreshing, no warmth of 5.5%. Amazing balance of juicy/jammy fruit and American wheat yeast complexity; with a great balanced pale/wheat malt backbone. Mild earthy hops. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp acidic fruit dryness. Another perfect beer for summer. Amazing for the style. Will keep grabbing the singles.
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    Cheers



     
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  20. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,979) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Misty grey morning with a bit of a nip in the air. We have a sparkling wine tasting set for this afternoon at one of our favorite winery’s tasting room. So to get in the mood, a sparkling wild ale instead of my usual Stout - FW’s “Violet Underground” made with raspberries:



    Strong raspberry nose; tart raspberry with green apples, pears, oak, wet straw and a little funk. Light dry and crisp. Champagne-like bubbles. Another great barrel aged sour from Firestone Walker, in collaboration with Wild Beer Co., England. Cheers and have a great day!
     
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  21. LifesAnesthesia

    LifesAnesthesia Crusader (759) Dec 17, 2014 Virginia
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    Stone's Re-Vengeful Spirit. Honestly, a lot better than I was expecting. Cheers!
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  22. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,177) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

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  23. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (3,537) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Victory Prima Pils for breakfast at the beach, cheers!
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  24. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (2,046) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Enjoying this fine offering
    Off to Green River Festival
    Cheers all
     
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  25. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,177) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

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    Cheers!
     
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  26. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,399) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    My 1500th beer! Cheers BA’s, thanks for all the good times at the virtual bar!

     
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  27. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,041) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    @jvgoor3786 warned me the Arvons he sent went bad. Other than being a bit too carbonated, this one seems fine.
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  28. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,804) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    III Little Birds from Sand City in the improper yet proper glassware of a Yeti mug on this hot and humid day on Long Island. Cheers!
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  29. Danmullens1

    Danmullens1 Meyvn (1,018) Mar 24, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Beauty day for baseball
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  30. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,849) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Happy Sunday everyone!

    Well, it's my birthday today, and after church a friend stopped by to give me a treat :

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    He's a fan of sours, while I have to be in the mood for them. Luckily @ 85 degrees and sunny, this dark sour was just right!
    Pretty good!! Cheers!
     
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  31. Beer-Panda

    Beer-Panda Disciple (363) Mar 27, 2016 Netherlands

    Iterate IPA from Gamma Brewing (Denmark).
    Cheers!

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  32. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Crusader (775) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    So the wife came from home after me and ask...."do you mind having bloody Mary's with brunch"......no my pet mix away. Floors mopped and run completed.......I see a nap in my future..Cheers Mates, have a great, safe Sunday!
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  33. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,083) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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    Heres to Bastille day



    And gun powder

     
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  34. officerbill

    officerbill Aspirant (267) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    On the shelf last week. I prefer Sunny Ridge, but Oatis is a worthy replacement.
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    The pack is on the prowl
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  35. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (4,184) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    Well, today was a failure. Calls for a shower beer.

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  36. VABA

    VABA Poo-Bah (3,177) Aug 8, 2015 Virginia

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    Cheers!
     
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  37. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (6,959) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    BEER TIME!




    Cheers!
     
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  38. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Meyvn (1,199) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey

    Dogfish head world wide stout[​IMG]
     
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  39. Shanex

    Shanex Meyvn (1,312) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. Not exactly a summer beer, but it’s the evening here already and it hasn’t been really hot.

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  40. The-Adjunct-Hippie

    The-Adjunct-Hippie Poo-Bah (3,849) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    Birthday beer #2! Some joe for this late morning!

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