What beer are you drinking now? #99

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

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  1. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Cheers and hope everybody has a great Sunday!

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  2. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Jul 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    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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  3. ldhughes3

    ldhughes3 Jan 4, 2013 Louisiana
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    just got home from work and thought i'd try this out
     
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm still on a Lagunitas Sucks kick. Damn it is SO good.
     
  5. RPH2327

    RPH2327 Dec 5, 2010 Pennsylvania


    I've discovered that FIS has improved my parenting skills dramatically.
     
  6. Chickenhawk9932

    Chickenhawk9932 Jul 19, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I want that glass.
     
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  7. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm drinking another bottle of Odell Lugene. Chocolate Milk Stout. I wish the abv was lower.
     
  8. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    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
     
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  10. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

  11. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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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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  12. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    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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  13. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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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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  14. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    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
     
  15. Devi0us

    Devi0us May 3, 2011 California

    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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  16. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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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 :)
     
  17. DaKur

    DaKur Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

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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
     
  18. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    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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  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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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!
     
  20. LeRose

    LeRose Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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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.
     
  21. stuart3368

    stuart3368 Jan 3, 2011 Colorado

    [​IMG] Counter Clockwise...Grand Cru, Serrano Double Stout, Palate Wrecker, 1st Anv Ale, Barlleywine Candela...Green Bullet...and then I forget...all Green Flash
     
  22. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    Starting off with this as I catch up on Winter XGames on DVR

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  23. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Canned 01/24/13
    First Heady ever
     
  24. RelentlessLefty

    RelentlessLefty Nov 1, 2012 Iowa

    What stood out?
     
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  25. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington

    Coffee. It's not even nine in the morning here! I gotta at least have lunch preparations started before I start drinking beer.
     
  26. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Apr 27, 2012 New York
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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!
     
  27. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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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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  28. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I wanted to give this one a try; pretty good.

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  29. meanmutt

    meanmutt Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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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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  30. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

    HEAR HEAR! Cheers to Wyoming! :D
     
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  31. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

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    This is good- ready for some big ten hoops in this ice storm here in Illinois....
     
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  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Aug 25, 2010 New York
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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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    My results:
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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!
     
  33. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

    Thus spoken the Wolf!
     
  34. Drew26

    Drew26 Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Nice glass!!
     
  35. kaseydad

    kaseydad Nov 23, 2008 California
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    Was thinking about cellaring the 2012's.......nah. Too hard.

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  36. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    It's not delivery...

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    It's Torpedo!
     
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  37. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    finishing off the last of my heady topper case :/
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  38. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    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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