What beer are you drinking now? #3279

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  1. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (2,918) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Dinner is in the oven - stuffed poblano peppers. Got a surprise in the mail today, a friend sent me some Carolina Reapers that he grew himself. These things smell potent, I can smell them outside of the ziplok.

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  2. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (905) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Good afternoon BA's,

    It seemed like a Dunkel kind of day, so I'm drinking this fantastic Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel. Sweet nectar of the gods. I'm not sure how old this bottle is, but if a fresher bottle is better, this may have moved to 1st place in my Dunkel favorites. Anyone know how to decipher these confounded German date codes? This one is 088M1253.

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  3. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (5,328) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Great beer, great song, can't help you on the date code :slight_smile:
     
  4. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (3,088) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Home now enjoying a Czech pilsner from our good friends at Berkshire Brewing
    Cheers all
     
  5. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,938) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    More Toppling Goliath Intergalactic Warrior

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  6. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,938) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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  7. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Poo-Bah (1,938) Nov 18, 2013 Texas
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    Made a beer run today. Tickled blue lips to find even more Toppling Goliath.


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  8. ATL6245

    ATL6245 Savant (905) Aug 16, 2018 Georgia
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    Nice variety!
     
  9. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,697) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    [​IMG]yards Philly standard
     
  10. LeperJim

    LeperJim Meyvn (1,116) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio
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    If this is Tuesday, I must be in the NowVille Virtual Bar. Cheers!
     
  11. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Meyvn (1,120) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Lovely hibiscus! Cheers!
     
  12. JLK7299

    JLK7299 Meyvn (1,421) Apr 21, 2016 North Carolina
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    My gateway craft beer: Pieces of Eight from Foley Brothers
     
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  13. Providence

    Providence Crusader (793) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Harpoon Flannel Friday.

    I fell in love with this seasonal last fall. I'm excited to see it back again this year. Then again, I'm a sucker for a hoppy red ale. This is filling the part of my soul that's been empty since Sierra Nevada Flipside was axed. RIP.
     
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  14. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,697) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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  15. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,737) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Lag's Little Sumpin'..... lovely 82 degrees and sunny. Perfect beer drinking and bird watching weather......
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  16. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,899) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Hey BAs
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    I lit the fire pit again tonight per @TCgenny suggestion and I threw in a Duro Flame Log because of what it said on the box
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    According to Mrs G it’s false advertising, tonight’s not the night.
     
  17. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,899) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Congratulations!
     
  18. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (5,929) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Dinner from Maine, as I await dinner at The Blind Tiger.
     
  19. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,737) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Ya know Mike at our age sometimes all a fellow needs is a nice fire, cold Zombie Dust and the solitude of staring off into space ....cheers mate!!
     
  20. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (6,959) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Some more Lawson's while we cook spaghetti together (we will be switching to red wine after, naturally):

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    Little Sip

    Cheers!
     
  21. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,276) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...probably around 12 noon...

    Mikerphone Brewing -- Gold Record Status (golden ale) -- 44 °F

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  22. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,276) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...and drinking now...

    Bristol Brewing Co. -- Smokebrush Porter 'Love' (American porter) -- 61 °F

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    3.94/5 rDev +7.7%
    look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

    Revisited October 12th, 2021

    Still has super looks. The smell is a fine blend of mildly roasted grain with a touch of cocoa and vanilla sweetness. The taste is lightly sweet, bringing cocoa nibs, light baker's chocolate, and a light hop bitterness to round things out; very faint smoked malt note. Medium body; smooth and velvety; excellent residual sugar presence; generally sweet mouthfeel throughout.

    Oh, yeah! This is a wonderful annual offering from one of Colorado Springs early brewers. The balance, depth, and subtle complexity are awesome. No fancy adjuncts, just a well-crafted old-school porter.

    Poured at 61 °F; 2021 vintage (Love)

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    Original February 18th, 2012 ratings: 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 w/aggregate score of 3.41

    Served at the brewery's tasting room 2/17/12

    The pint glass had a black-bodied beer with a one-finger thick, tan head. The head dissipated quickly yet left nice lacing and rings down the glass.

    The smell primarily signaled roasted grains and dark bread.

    The taste was of roasted malts and toasted grains; there was a light hop bitterness.

    Body seemed light-to-medium in character.

    This porter was good and refreshing. It was not overly strong and seemed nicely balanced between the malt flavors and hop bitterness. Nothing stunning overall, but very decent and satisfying.

     
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  23. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (5,929) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Threes Brewing - The View From Nowhere
     
  24. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,138) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Hey BA's

    Happy Tuesday......one more day to work this week....took Thur-Fri off to burn up some more vacation days

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    caught a little fishy on my lunch break today

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  25. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,213) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Epcot Food & Wine tonight with the fam
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    Japan: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Urayasu Rice Lager
     
  26. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,899) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Cheers Vann, you nailed it.
     
  27. goingbrokeonbeer

    goingbrokeonbeer Poo-Bah (1,793) Dec 4, 2013 South Carolina
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    Having a little Cake before it’s off to my daughter’s rec league softball game.
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  28. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,408) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Hello BAs!

    This evening I'm going with a Moon Pie-style sour ale brewed with banana purée, cocoa nibs, marshmallow, vanilla beans and graham crackers.

    Moon Magick by Newgrass

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    Gimmicky or not, but when these beers are done right, they're very delicious!



    Cheers! :beers:
     
  29. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,276) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    I remember Wine from years ago, probably when Lindows came out. Never liked it then but maybe it's something to revisit. If I can get PaintShop Pro (with Nik4 plugins), Hugin, and Photomatix to work, I may forego dual-booting at least one of my laptops...thanks...:sunglasses:

    And, no, I'm not a fan of GIMP so far. I use it on occasion, but still find its interface to be clumsy compared to PSP, Photoshop, or even Snapseed on Android.
     
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  30. Bhubbard34

    Bhubbard34 Aspirant (294) Mar 4, 2016 Pennsylvania
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    Cause why not a 17% stout on a Tuesday

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  31. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,494) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] Still hits the spot nearly 4 years after they opened. Cheers all.
     
  32. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Poo-Bah (1,737) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Grabbing a light one on Taco Tuesday......
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  33. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (5,929) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Apparently forgot to take a photo before starting to drink it, but now Jester King's Cloudfeeder #2 farmhouse IPA.

    Probably one more then back to the hotel.
     
  34. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,213) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Next stop: Germany
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    Beer flight
    Gaffel Kölsch
    Weihenstephaner Lager
    Schöfferhofer Wild Cherry Hefe

    All winners!
     
  35. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,215) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Good evening BA
    My wife and I had the day off together with no kids today. Naturally, she lined up a relaxing day of cleaning out the garage and yard barn, cutting grass and dealing with some shrubs she thought needed to go. She's baking banana bread now and I'm having a beer courtesy of @BigIronH
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    A Michigan sourced Grisette according to the label. Perfect payoff for my toils in the field today...
    Thanks Harley and cheers all!
     
  36. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,748) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
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    90 Minute Imperial IPA brewed by Dogfish Head.
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  37. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (14,673) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri
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    Just finished mowing. Drank a Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat and working on an 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat.
     
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  38. beergoot

    beergoot Poo-Bah (8,276) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Epic Brewing Co. (SLC) -- Imperial Pumpkin Porter (pumpkin ale)

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    4.02/5 rDev +4.4%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

    Revisited October 12th, 2021

    Dark mahogany body, nearly opaque; thick and creamy light tan head. A strange aroma, not like pumpkin or grain; some sweet, lightly roasted malt. Outstanding taste; beautiful base porter, rich and chocolatey with notes of grain char; light cocoa; sweet, spicy pumpkin; very low-key booziness percolating below the malt sweetness. Medium-heavy body; rich and smooth on the palate; velvety residual sugars; semi-sweet.

    I'm inclined to believe that Epic is getting better and better with this beer. There is no doubt about this beer's imperial porter baseline. What's nice is that the pumpkin is overpowering yet is solidly present in the taste. A fine Autumn beer to enjoy while watching gray skies and colorful leaves.

    Poured at 58 °F; ABV - 8.9 %; RELEASE 48, SLC 7295

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    2nd review ratings (unknown date): 4.0 3.75 4.0 4.0 4.0 (aggregate score of 3.94)

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    Original review date: September 25th, 2013

    Original ratings: 3.5 3.75 4.0 3.5 3.75

    Very nice looks with a thick and lasting head; sheets of foam paint the inside of the glass. The aroma remains much the same. The taste also remains much the same yet it seems more top-notch than seven years ago; it's balanced with nutty and pumpkin flavors and incredibly approachable; it doesn't hammer you with excessive pumpkin or boozy flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and soft.

    Perhaps my tastes have matured and changed, but whatever the reason, this is one fine pumpkin ale.
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    Pours a dark mahogany color with a thick, foamy head. Roasted grains, a tad bit of chocolate, and a spicy, pumpkin-like aroma; allspice, nutmeg, and dulled cinnamon notes; cocoa. Nice combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness in the taste, closely following the aroma. Medium-light body; semi-sweet, clean finish.

    Flavor-wise, this beer comes across like a rich, chocolate-spicy pumpkin cookie. Somewhat light feel overall, but the aroma and taste make this a beer worth exploring. Excellent depth and complexity with the flavors. A really good, interesting twist on the pumpkin ale style.

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    ...man, those Music and Photographs partitions take the longest to copy over to my backup drive...well, should have a 'new' laptop up and running by this time tomorrow...

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  39. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (6,494) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    [​IMG] So happy to have these guys in NH stores.
     
  40. HoppingMadMonk

    HoppingMadMonk Poo-Bah (2,697) Mar 3, 2017 New Jersey
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    Jacks abby oktoberfest [​IMG]
     
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