What beer are you drinking now? #930

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Ri0, May 8, 2015.

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  1. RichD

    RichD Crusader (792) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Schlenkerla Fastenbier. This is a nice brew. Some smokiness, but nothing too overpowering.

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  2. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,506) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Revisit review day this week again, found a few I wanted to revisit.

    Nice fruited pale wheat ale. Aromas and flavors of tart cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light tartness and yeast spice on the finish. Really well balanced between the fruit and yeast notes with good robust bready pale malt flavors. Very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel. Really tasty overall. Fells like a genuinely spot on APWA to style, with added cherry juice flavors that aren't overdone. I feel like the overall quality of this brewery has been going up recently.
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    After having the BBA version of this beer, it was really damn obvious I got a bad bottle of this a few years ago. And I was right. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light nuttiness, and slight herbal hops. Light roast bitterness on the finish gives some balance; but there is zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Great robust and balanced flavors of the chocolate and dark malts. There is actually no roasted grains in this at all which is unique, the dark chocolate additions make up for that. This is leaps and bounds better than my first review of it, there was an overly yeasty off-note going on with that bottle. This is a just a step below the BBA one I had a few weeks ago. Really delicious. I may even buy some more of this in the future now.
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    Random ass back of the shelf store find last weekend. Pushing 2 years old now. Aromas and flavors of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, spicy rye, dark bread, nuttiness, raisin, prune, date, and oak/bourbon spiciness with some light charred notes. Moderate roast/char bitter finish with some rye/oak spiciness. Really well balanced overall; a lot more depth and complexity than I remember it 19 months ago on the original review. Very smooth sipping for 13%; zero booziness, but some light lingering warmth present after the finish as anticipated. Really damn awesome. Age has helped this one out for sure.
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    Cheers!

     
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  3. Alpha309

    Alpha309 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

  4. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

  5. BKnarr

    BKnarr Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Florida
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    If I've said it once, I'll say it a thousand times: best card in the deck says simply: Dick Fingers.
     
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  6. Sunn

    Sunn Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2012 Iowa

    2012 Two Brothers Bare Tree Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer.

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    WOOO. This is so damn smooth and going down quick. I checked the ABV for the 2012 and it's 11.3%. No wonder I'm feeling goofy. Two Brothers is always hit and miss with me, but this is a definite winner. The cork wasn't a winner. It was a miserable failure. Pieces everywhere. Cheers!
     
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  7. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (1,790) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Yeah, this is my first, and it sucks knowing it was my only one. Oh well, another day, perhaps.
     
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  8. Chris33

    Chris33 Aspirant (248) Jan 10, 2015 Ohio
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    Good mix for the night: Home brew (oatmeal stout), Ithaca Flower Power, Bell's Saturn
     
  9. mabermud

    mabermud Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2006 Washington

    Trois Pistoles
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  10. fureousangel

    fureousangel Initiate (0) May 19, 2012 California

    A Pliny The Elder. No picture needed.
     
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  11. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,032) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Assuming this is my last beer for the night...


    Cheers, BA :wink:
     
  12. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,204) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    If you'd like to trade for a few more let me know.
     
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  13. BKnarr

    BKnarr Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 Florida
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    The others sound nice, but I'm sure your home brew is the best. Keep on keepin on!
     
  14. oldsailor

    oldsailor Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    Back at it with the first beer of dinner; '13 Oude Tart w/ Cherries!
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  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (1,790) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    I would definitely take you up on that offer. Remember this name, haha. I almost can't bare to finish these last few sips.
     
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  16. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,312) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    This is a very nice beer, and at less than $7 a bomber, it is, pound for pound, one of the better espresso beers out there, IMHO........
     
  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (1,790) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Finishing off my Bomb and watching "Montage of Heck" and loving this band that has produced so many love and hate songs for me.

     
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  18. Rootscipio

    Rootscipio Savant (990) Jun 13, 2014 Texas
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    Same vid you posted that turned me onto The Sword. Now they are one of my favorite bands right now. That is still one of my favorite songs by them.The Sword are just straight up classic metal stylings done right. Awesome band.
     
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  19. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,468) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Great beer, to style I'm sure, made in state. Ash & Alder

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  20. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,312) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Good Oatmeal Stout, nice and chewy.......
     
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  21. ElGabRyan

    ElGabRyan Crusader (731) May 10, 2013 New Jersey

  22. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Such a great band, and How Heavy this Axe is just kickass!
     
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  23. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,312) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Not too far off, Nissan Altima 2.5 2 door. Thanks for the reply
     
  24. miwestcoaster

    miwestcoaster Meyvn (1,223) Jan 19, 2013 Michigan

    Short's Blugeon yer Eye. Cheers!
     
  25. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (208) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

  26. BrownAleBollocks

    BrownAleBollocks Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2014 Kansas

    Dales Pale Ale followed shortly by Old Chub. I hope this Friday night is treating you all well.
    Couple new tunes I just got into. Don't know much about the artists but I like the songs. Cheers BA!!

     
  27. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2013 California

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    Woo back!



    Toni Morrison's Vagina.
     
  28. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,858) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    My evening opener @4:30 this evening and now the evening closer at @11:30.

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    Deja vu.



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  29. corby112

    corby112 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania

  30. Ccagno15

    Ccagno15 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 New York

  31. 5EKF

    5EKF Savant (997) Dec 8, 2014 Illinois

    What are some beers that have impressed Butters?
     
  32. mabermud

    mabermud Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2006 Washington

  33. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,858) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    ... Just finishin' the job:



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  34. meanmutt

    meanmutt Savant (958) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    MadTree Galaxy High

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    Cheers!
     
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  35. 5EKF

    5EKF Savant (997) Dec 8, 2014 Illinois

    First Transmigration of Souls, wow @DerekCarruth, this one is rocking my world in a different way that Tropicalia did. So much pineapple, mango, and papaya with a lot of malty sweetness. I might finish the beer before I even start eating dinner!

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  36. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (10,613) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Not this mediocre beer again :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  37. butters_mcgee

    butters_mcgee Zealot (502) Feb 26, 2014 New York

    couldn't make it to the Finish Line with the Rooster Fish pale ale.
    moving onto the last one for tonight. Stone Pale Ale 2.o
    Krassner approves

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    I think the Cortland Beer Co. Fire House Pale is my favorite of the night, and I'm not just being a Homer saying that. :rolling_eyes: (pun intended for those familiar w/ the area) :wink: have a great night all. :grinning:


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  38. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

  39. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Last one:slight_frown:..until my friends parents return to Florida in the fall:grinning:
     
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  40. oldsailor

    oldsailor Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    Been holding on to this one too long!
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