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What beer are you drinking now? #99

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gtermi, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. gtermi

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    Cheers and hope everybody has a great Sunday!

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  2. Chickenhawk9932

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    What a way to start the day, almosy makes me want to grab my Founders Imp Stout, that I picked up yesterday. But with kids on the loose this morning, I think I better at least wait till nap time.
     
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    just got home from work and thought i'd try this out
     
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    I'm still on a Lagunitas Sucks kick. Damn it is SO good.
     
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    I've discovered that FIS has improved my parenting skills dramatically.
     
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    I want that glass.
     
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    I'm drinking another bottle of Odell Lugene. Chocolate Milk Stout. I wish the abv was lower.
     
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    Finishing the glass of Heavy Seas Black Cannon IPA that I abandoned last night to go to bed.
    Whoever told me Heavy Seas makes good beers is not my friend anymore
     
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    Day 5 of Biggest Loser. No drinking for me (self-imposed) until the Super Bowl. Enjoy your beers.
     
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    Cup of coffee, 800mg of Ibuprofin, and a Bojangles Cajun Filet Biscuit usually do the trick for me. If that doesnt work then a bloody mary is in order
     
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    Man, you guys start early (anyone coming off of a late shift, that's different). Just coffee for me right now, but either Bigfoot or Sculpin tonight.
     
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    Coffee here too. But I'm waiting for Beer Study in Carrboro to open up so I can go drink some Foothills Jade and play some Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
     
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    Rough day at work...I immediately thought of this beer on my drive home...

    Great minds think alike...
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    This is really hitting the spot right now...
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    Cheers!
     
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    Aw man, I wanna have some Jade. Really hoping I can make a trip out to the brewery over spring break, and get a growler of it. I'd like to try all the Jades :)
     
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    Starting my Sunday with a Torpedo. Then off to the bar to kick my Fathers @ss in pool while I drink Miller Lite or Heineken
     
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    I heard Jade is coming out in bombers before too long. And yeah, I really need to try Papa and Baby Jade too. Hell I'm off work today and tomorrow maybe its time for a road trip to Winston
     
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    I'm waiting for the NBS thread to start so I can reply with this:

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    A delicious Belgian style ale made from the great state of Wyoming!
     
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    Finishing up SN Celebration and hoping the Celtics avoid embarrassment on national TV....odds and ends clean up after that. Breckinridge Oatmeal Stout, probably.
     
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    [​IMG] Counter Clockwise...Grand Cru, Serrano Double Stout, Palate Wrecker, 1st Anv Ale, Barlleywine Candela...Green Bullet...and then I forget...all Green Flash
     
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    Starting off with this as I catch up on Winter XGames on DVR

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    Canned 01/24/13
    First Heady ever
     
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    What stood out?
     
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    Coffee. It's not even nine in the morning here! I gotta at least have lunch preparations started before I start drinking beer.
     
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    Since you're a HT rookie, you get a pass but.... Drink from the can!

    Kidding... it's delicious either way. Enjoy!
     
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    Actually the first few sips were from the can, but I felt as if I was missing most of the aroma, so I poured some into a glass. :p
     
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    I wanted to give this one a try; pretty good.

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    Just picked up a 4 pack this morning...couldn't wait to try it...

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    Cheers!
     
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    HEAR HEAR! Cheers to Wyoming! :D
     
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    This is good- ready for some big ten hoops in this ice storm here in Illinois....
     
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    Wish I could pretend that these were new beers (and post in the NBS thread), but that would be dishonest (aw, shucks)...

    My first ever side-by-side tasting (horizontal tasting?) of the top three tripels:
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    So, I gathered my supplies: the same glasses (I only had these wine glasses), some palate-cleansing Saltines and pretzels, cold water, a bottle opener (duh!), and a notepad (oh, and stoppers, to keep the rest of the beers fresh for later, when I can finish them lol):
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    I poured the beers into the glasses (left to right), trying to keep the amounts the same...
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    Where the hell is the head on the La Fin Du Monde (LFDM)? (*deducts points*) - the Karmeliet went "Duvel" on me and nearly overflowed... Lookit the cat - curious, as expected lol
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    How they settled down:
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    Tried to eat a cracker/pretzel and drink some water between samples...
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    More curious: note how the cat has gotten closer (borderline creepy, right?)
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    This was great fun, BTW - got to try the top-rated tripels side-by-side - I had my predispositions and I wanted to see if they were accurate (couldn't do it blind, since I was the only participant)...
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    The Westmalle (WM) is the best tripel in the universe (yes, universe), followed oh-so-closely by the Karmeliet (TK)... the LFDM was a little off-tasting, even though it is currently ranked as the top tripel on the site. I find that the Unibroue beers (and Ommegang's stuff, too, BTW) have a very distinct yeast flavor (at least I think it's the yeast) that is a little "off" - should be no surprise that the Belgians do it best (IMO).

    I thought the WM was the most beer-like and traditional, while the TK had an almost champagne-like character (that I love, BTW). The edge will go to the WM since it had the best head and lacing (yes, looks matter). The LFDM was sweeter, fruitier, chewier and had a spice character, as well as the aforementioned yeast character, that I didn't note in the other two. Maybe a lot of people like that, hence its currently higher rating. For my tastes, Westmalle and Karmeliet have the advantage, with the WM just a teensy bit more perfect; so I will finish the victorious Westmalle now:
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    Updated all my reviews, 'natch!

    Peace out, beer-lovers!
     
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    Thus spoken the Wolf!
     
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    Nice glass!!
     
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    Was thinking about cellaring the 2012's.......nah. Too hard.

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    It's not delivery...

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    It's Torpedo!
     
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    finishing off the last of my heady topper case :/
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    Lol! damn we should do a trade. I'll send you a Lrg pie from Gino's and you send me a sixer of torpedo. deal? you guys need some real pizza down there. no offense hehehe
     
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