What ridiculously expensive beer should I buy for new years?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCImes, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    2010 Parabola. Exotic, I know...

    Regardless, I'll enjoy the hell out of it.
     
  2. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    FW XVI? or XV?

    They're only about 20-23, but i think a cool beer to round out the year. A blend of a ton of their limited release stuff
     
  3. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Magnum of Anchor xmas $15 @ Bevmo.
     
  4. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Lame
     
  5. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    The sad thing about it is someone will probably buy it...
     
  6. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    My New Years tradition is to splurge on a big bottle of Chimay Blue. 12 bucks, and I consider that expensive. But I'm kind of a cheapskate.
     
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  7. MCImes

    MCImes Disciple (353) Dec 31, 2010 Connecticut

    I just cracked a Westy 12.

    Thoughts:
    1. A great beer
    2. Not the best beer in the world. Not in my top 10.
    3. I drank 8 other trapist beers over the last 3 days in preparation to drink the westy, my opinion: I like trappist Rochefort 8 the best. $6 a bottle, available anytime.
    4. Glad I traded for 3 bottles so I can age some. I am also very glad that I was able to try this beer. Im sure people reviewed this beer so high because of the experience of being in the Belgian countryside and its rarity.
    5. Going back to my stance that not all trapist beers are very good, but some are world class!
     
  8. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Any time you buy a $13 bomber?
     
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  9. merc7186

    merc7186 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Wait wait wait...I thought the world was ending on 12/21/12. Do you meaning Ive been slaughtering my cellar for nothing???
     
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  10. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    HOW MANY calling birds, now? ; )
     
  11. Rockstrongo

    Rockstrongo Initiate (148) Jun 5, 2010 New York
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    Baladin Xyauyu Gold.
     
  12. CelticAleMan

    CelticAleMan Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    You must have a gueuze for midnight so go with the De Cam. Celebrate in style with the champagne of Brussels. I will drink some fresh IPAs (most likely Sucks will be amongst them) and then something aged in bourbon barrels (likely to be MoaS). Then I will open a 750ml of Doesjel or Tilquin for the New Year.
     
  13. aphexpat

    aphexpat Initiate (0) May 30, 2012

    The Saison-Brett was quite tasty, and you cant go wrong with a good Bruery Beer
     
  14. robwater

    robwater Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2012 Colorado

    2009 Dominus Vobiscum Brut
     
  15. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (480) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Skip #5 unless you love uncarbonated quads. And you should probably drink your #3 sooner, rather than later. I have had a bottle every 6 months or so for the last three years, and my last one got me thinking that it's starting to fade. The oak was very dominant, and not balanced by the rest of the beer.

    Lambickx is an unblended lambic.

    Ask at the counter at Zipps for Utiopias. I know they have had it there in the past, and they don't leave it on the shelf.
     
  16. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I'm not sure I could spend $25 on a single bottle right now if I wanted to. I don't think there are any shelf-whalezbro out right now in NoVA.
     
  17. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,238) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    I agree with your suggestion and comment regarding DeuS, it's a fabulous beer. Any time I've opened one of those, even with the folks who don't drink or enjoy beer that much, have always enjoyed it. I have to say, there's been at least (4) times when I picked up the Scaldis Prestige and then put it back due to the price tag, but who am I trying to kid after dropping $125 on a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin? :rolleyes:
     
  18. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,480) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Why spend $40 on a beer that is just KINDA worth it?
     
  19. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Budlight Platinum
     
  20. Demer

    Demer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 New Jersey

    Damn being a reserve society member really has changed what I view as "ridiculously expensive" since most of those beers are over $20 easy. I agree with the opening of a lambic or gueze at midnight though whichever you decide.
     
  21. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Disciple (316) Nov 5, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon, if it's being released this year.
     
  22. jzand219

    jzand219 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012

    I saw a store making a 4 pack out of Mikkeller Bourbon Barrel Monk's Brew for $60.
     
  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,910) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Good call. Tasty beer to boot.
     
  24. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Anything that starts with BA and ends with Dark Lord!

    Cheers
     
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