What Northeast beer are you drinking now? (2022)

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  1. MattOC

    MattOC Crusader (701) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Tenner, Tenner.

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  2. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,978) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    My wife's business participated in the holiday market co-hosted by Free Will Brewing. So I hung out there this afternoon. Drank pints of the Kolsch (not pictured), the Lager dry hopped with Grungeist hops, Czech Dark Lager, and COB (Coffee Oatmeal Brown).
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  3. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (146) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    You might want to switch to a belgian tripel. High abv and they can go down easy
     
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  4. Xerlic

    Xerlic Zealot (555) Aug 26, 2016 New York
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    I made scallops and orzo for dinner and wanted to open something fancy.
     
  5. mvogt

    mvogt Aspirant (200) Sep 10, 2021 Massachusetts

    Mmm, Heady Topper from the can.
     
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  6. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    I am cleaning up the storage and the fridge from old beers—another good-tasting TH lager.

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  7. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Another old beer from summer. It tastes better today than four months ago.

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  8. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Aspirant (206) Apr 14, 2014 Vermont
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    Of First and Last Things from Hill Farm. Underrated IPA
     
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  9. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,661) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Well after a terrible game for the Jets, all of my fantasy teams faltering , Ive got no need to watch more NFL, so I will drink beer and tell you about it! This is Orono Brewing Classic Stout. a 7.2% ABV stout from Orono in Maine. No idea what to expect from this beer, but Im ready for a beer, that is for certain!
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    Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. I picked this up at a shop in New Hampshire in July and its been in my cellar since then. Holy Old Date stamp... 10/21/2020.... didnt notice that when I purchased the can. 7% should still be fine to be honest.
    The beer pours a rich black coffee color with a creamy beige head of 1 cm foaming up. This foam fades to a large wispy island and a sturdy edge layering. the foam also leaves some scattered lattice when I take a sip or swirl the glass.
    Aroma is mild, but I do get roasted malt notes and almost some charred wood, with dark chocolate mixing in for good measure. Not a sweet smelling nose, but still malt driven. No hop character nor any hint of the ABV.
    First sip reveals a medium body with smooth texture and gentle carbonation. Drinks very easy on the physical traits.
    Flavor is roasted malt and dark chocolate mixing with a faint hint of brown sugar and then back to some roasted notes and a bit of black coffee bitterness. No hops again and ABV hidden here too.
    This is a sort of old school stout with no additives or flavoring, just some dark malt and roasted hits through and through.
    Nice beer, even after 2 years in the can!
    4.11 in the BA DB
     
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  10. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Another Alchemist brewery-only beer. This was fantastic then and is fantastic now.

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  11. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Too lazy to change the glass for an ESB. Didn't care much for this in the summer, and neither do I now.

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  12. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    And now I'm too lazy to post to any other thread. It doesn't belong here, but it is the best treat of the season.

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  13. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,816) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Alligator Lounge?
     
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  14. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (233) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I did some hunting, and I think it was actually the Charleston.
     
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  15. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (233) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Barreled Souls - Crazy Squares 2.0 -- Barleywine with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Guys, you may be shocked to know that this tastes pretty much exactly like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It's definitely a bit much, but it nails the concept. I'm on vacation this week, hence my enjoying an 11% beer at 1PM on a Monday.

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  16. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (3,021) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Just posted this over in the Pumpkin Beer Appreciation thread, as it’s time to get into the Thanksgiving mood.

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    Pumpkin Cream Ale - Keuka Brewing

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    Is it possible that my tastes are coming around to this style, or are brewers less interested in the kitsch and are actually trying to brew drinkable Pumpkin Beers? Regardless, this one has the nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove, without being overly sweet, and with none of the artificial sensation on the tongue. It is more like pumpkin bread than pie. Now that the head has settled down, it is a nice relaxing beer on a cold evening.
     
  17. Trull

    Trull Devotee (412) Dec 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    Love being able to grab a Julius from the fridge, when I’m in the mood for some hops!

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  18. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Finally, my Saturday and this is spectacular, especially after another cold scrimmage with my girl’s u-12 team. This is actually really impressive, love it.
     
  19. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (378) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    OEC Tempus #15: I haven’t had OEC in forever. This is tasty but a bit more acidic than I prefer my wild saisons.
     
  20. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,978) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Warwick Farm Brewing (Jamison, PA) - PHL to LHR, a brown ale. Clever name, the airport codes for Philly and London.
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  21. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    This is fucking excellent. Just as good, if not better, than the can I had a few weeks ago.
     
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  22. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Still cleaning up the fridge. This became quite malty in a good way.

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  23. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Got gifted a few cans of the snake fruit from a friend. Definitely tasting some Strata in this snake and it’s tasting great.
     
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  24. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Another Kölsch-style beer. It is excellent.

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  25. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (8,978) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Human Robot -Tmavy 13°
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  26. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Closing out with another can of this. Love this shit.
     
  27. Jbrews

    Jbrews Disciple (368) Aug 6, 2013 New Hampshire

    Saw a last four pack of Foam The Nameless.

    What in the actual fuck was that? Tasted like a bad ipa with a tart random shitty beer infused. Maybe worst tasting beer of 2022 for me. Slight smokey smell. Curious if it was an infected beer.

    Love foam but that was just horrible.

    We both couldn’t do it. Sucks to pour two remaining cans.
     
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  28. zid

    zid Poo-Bah (1,816) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Red Tape is classified as a Dunkel on BA because the brewer used to call it a Dunkel. It's often the case that a brewer will push the branding of "amber" on something because it's less foreign sounding. Shipping out of Boston is classified here as an amber lager because the brewer calls it that (and I assume always has). Why brewers insist on calling extremely dark beers "amber" is whole nother story. It always rubbed me the wrong way.

    I also find Von Trapp's Dunkel to be coffee-ish. It actually resembles Warsteiner's Dunkel in that way rather than a Bavarian Dunkel. Perhaps Von Trapp was intentionally going for this emulation rather than making a Dunkel in the Bavarian mold. I have no idea if Warsteiner's beer is an idiosyncrasy or if it's an indication of regional differences in approaches to Dunkel in Germany.
     
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  29. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (233) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Smuttynose - Finestkind IPA -- This tastes just how I remember it from college, which is to say, perfect. I found this fresh (bottled 10/4/22), and if I can keep finding it that fresh I'll buy more.

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  30. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    The last of the cans my buddy gave/traded with me is a doozy. But, it’s Schilling so I’m not surprised. Perfect lager for pre-German restaurant festivities.
     
  31. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Yeah, that brewery classification is what seems odd to me. And that on BA the style is a copy of what the brewery calls it.
     
  32. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Fridge shelfie? Yes. Excellent? Also yes.

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  33. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    This is wonderful. Chocolate campfire smoke. Going out to eat.
     
  34. Trull

    Trull Devotee (412) Dec 24, 2016 Massachusetts

    Off work until Monday! and boy, this Dunkel is delicious!

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  35. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (233) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Decided to make mine a Smutty for a second time. Old Brown Dog is still fantastic.

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  36. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    Last can of this weird "Oktoberfest" OH collab. It wasn't good, to begin with, and only got worse with time. Not the brewery to get lagers from.

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  37. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    This is really good. Someday I need to get to the actual brewery.

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  38. shkin

    shkin Disciple (311) Feb 6, 2011 New York

    It's getting maltier with age, but still great.

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  39. mvogt

    mvogt Aspirant (200) Sep 10, 2021 Massachusetts

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    Always a favorite of mine.
     
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  40. guinness77

    guinness77 Poo-Bah (2,168) Jan 6, 2014 New York
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    Stepping outside the forum for a freshie. Tons of barrel but I love that. Chocolate. Hot, but smooth. This is always the best “variant”. Enjoy your Thanksgiving BA. I don’t know if I’ll be in here to wish it real time but I appreciate all you guys and this thread seriously kept me on this site.
     
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