What were your top 5 beers from the EBF?

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  1. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    Round : 2016!

    Mine: in order
    1. Vanilla bean triple shot- Treehouse
    2. Lambo Door- Grimm
    3. King Julius- Treehouse
    4. Dark Apparition "Nuts"- Jackie O's
    5. Vinosynth Red- Upland
     
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  2. TheElectricOne

    TheElectricOne Defender (641) Jan 31, 2015 Rhode Island

    Lot of awesome brews this year. TH line was insane!

    1. Jackie O's: Dark Apparition w/ Nuts- so, so nutty, with all of the other deep, dark flavors of stout. Espresso, roast, chocolate, subtle almond and cashew. Absolutely phenomenal.
    2. Treehouse: Vanilla Bean Triple Shot- layers of smooth milk chocolate and coffee, mixed with potent vanilla punch.
    3. Proclamation Harper 2: oaky, with tons of cherry character, and so much tart.
    4. Rare Barrel: Impossible Soul- incredibly tart, with a balanced mix of cherry, lemon and funk. Also delicious was the back to back with Map of the Sun.
    5. Crux Fermentation: Nordic Saison- one of the last beers I had, but it was subtle, with lots of blackberry sour, subtle rose water and mild honey flavor. Very complex and yummy.

    Disappointments: did not like the three Funky Buddha beers I had at all (Lemon-Meringue, Strawberry Shortcake, and Tip da Tip). Tasted artificial to me.
     
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  3. soheadyithurts

    soheadyithurts Initiate (120) Jan 4, 2013 Massachusetts

    map of the sun - rare barrel
    give me truth - tree house
    Delusions Of Grandeur- Foundation
    Barrel Aged Bomb! - Pairie
    Bourbon GBS - Hardywood
     
  4. bovineblitzkrieg

    bovineblitzkrieg Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2008 New York

    Does anyone have a top 5 list based entirely on the beer rather than hype?
     
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  5. blisscent

    blisscent Devotee (446) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island

    OEC - Figtasma
    Proclamation - Plasmatic
    Kent Falls - Walking away in slow motion while the car explodes behind you
    Tree House - Doppelganger
    Wicked Weed - Angel of Darkness
     
  6. elucas730

    elucas730 Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 New York

    Free Will Black Friday
    Rivertown Pear Lambic
    North God Complex
    Hardywood Trickery
    Coconut ANTEAD
     
  7. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    I had no clue they brought coconut antead! God complex was great too
     
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  8. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Initiate (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    I like jackie o's but wasnt expecting their beer to blow me away like it did, same with the upland red...not to mention i had lambo door way before this festival when they werent hyped at all and i knew it was the real deal...sorry man, great breweries make great beers :wink:
     
  9. onemoresatnight

    onemoresatnight Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    Marz was really good, super interesting styles, especially the Pho based one. Forbidden Root was interesting, I was excited to try their beers. Wicked Weed's Framboos Morte was awesome, as well as Rare Barrels sours.

    I'm just gonna put it out there now: I'm not a fan of Treehouse! I've had 4 of their beers now and haven't been blown away at all. The only one that was pretty good was Single Shot in the can.
     
  10. NAPO

    NAPO Initiate (197) Jan 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    1-The North Brewing:God Complex-Highlight of the night for me.
    2-CBC:You enjoy my stout with coconut-Coconut flakes floating around...enough said.
    3-Jackie O's Dark Apparition with nuts- Thickest mouthfeel ever.
    4-CBC:Cerisse Cassee-OMG, I need to get my ass back to CBC.
    5.Rare Barrel: Map of the Sun.

    I had all of those TH beers so I skipped it. and Kane Brewing was disappointing. Mexican Brunch and ANTEAD with coconut were good, but not great. Wat too much hype.
     
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  11. bostonwolf

    bostonwolf Initiate (126) Jan 20, 2015 Massachusetts

    The beer brewed with five pigs heads that tasted like ham.
     
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  12. dmb987

    dmb987 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 New York

    Jackie os Evelyn was amazing. Anyone have thoughts on this one?
     
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  13. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (8,689) Mar 6, 2013 New York
    Society Trader

    Tree House Vanilla triple shot
    Hardwood Trickery
    Other half 2nd anniversary
    Kane ANTEAD Coconut
    Kent Falls Walking Away in Slow Motion While The Car Explodes Behind You
     
  14. Damian

    Damian Poo-Bah (3,098) Jun 1, 2006 Massachusetts
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    1. A Night to End All Dawns: Coconut
    2. Give Me Truth
    3. Trickery
    4. Mexican Brunch
    5. Maple Bourbon Double Negative
    Honorable Mention: Lumen and Grandis. Both were terrific.

    Vanilla Bean Triple Shot was a huge disappointment. No vanilla in the nose and hardly any in the flavor profile. The coffee has a stale, coffee grounds-like note to it.

    Kane and Grimm killed it. So many great beers from both breweries.
     
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  15. Piels25

    Piels25 Aspirant (213) Dec 17, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Didn't get to taste any of those because of the line or they were kicked.
     
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  16. Jdiddy

    Jdiddy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2002 Rhode Island

    In a room full of so many hyped beers, it was shocking to see the Lost Abbey table so empty. Used to be one of the longest lines at the fest. How the times have changes. Anyone who missed Tomme at his table missed what were some of my best beers of the night. He brought pure brilliance.
    My Top 5 of the ones I tasted:

    1. Lost Abbey-Experimental Barrel C9
    2. Jackie O's- Evelyn
    3. Lost Abbey-House Sour 1
    4. Prarie-BA Bomb!
    5. Proclamation-Harper 2 (Great to see Proclamation tearing it up and getting so much love yesterday)
    6. Two Roads-Hexotic (had to add a 6th because this beer was so damn good).
     
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  17. BCarder

    BCarder Initiate (80) Dec 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    The North Brewery - God Complex (whoa, sleeper)
    Due South - Coconut Bay Breeze
    Relic Brewery - Fore (beer of the fest for me)
    Slumbrew - Porter for Paradise
    Rare Barrel - Forces Unseen

    As far as shittiest beer - Ballast Point Coconut Victory at Sea. Blech. Bitter in the wrong way. Just terrible.
     
  18. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (305) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    Porter Cochon from Earth Eagle, they do some pretty crazy meat beers.
     
  19. Davl22

    Davl22 Disciple (305) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    I completely agree on Lost Abbey, Cuvee De Tomme was one of my favorites last year and still was this year.
     
  20. SweetChicken

    SweetChicken Zealot (545) Nov 5, 2011 Massachusetts
    Trader

    In no order:

    Doppelganger
    God Complex
    Vanilla Triple Shot
    Impossible Soul
    Framboos Morte
     
  21. Jmonah3

    Jmonah3 Initiate (194) Nov 3, 2014 New York

    1: Rare Barrel Map of the Sun
    2: Lost Abbey Experimental C9
    3: Kane Mexican Brunch
    4: Shorts Critterless
    5: Treehouse Give Me Truth
     
  22. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (553) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts

    Agree with all of these and adding Imperial Cabinet from The Bruery. Another table with no line, for the second straight year.
     
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  23. Jdiddy

    Jdiddy Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2002 Rhode Island

    Agree, shocking that the Bruery had little to no line all day. BT variants may have changed that but hell, even last year with BT there was no real line.
     
  24. brikelly

    brikelly Initiate (161) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts

    Lost Abbey House Sour
    Tree House Vanilla Bean Triple Shot
    Firestone Krieky Bones
    Surly BBA Darkness
    Jackie O's Apparition with nuts

    Was very disappointed with my first try of White Chocolate. My palette was shot, but still...just sickly sweet.
     
  25. Zekenyce

    Zekenyce Savant (993) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey
    Trader

    1. FURY
    2. The Amazing Adventures of The Alpaca Magi
    3. Maple Bourbon Double Negative
    4. Framboos Morte
    5. God Complex
     
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  26. DarthXavius

    DarthXavius Initiate (63) May 28, 2015 New York

    #1 - Newburgh Cafe Sour
    #2 - Jackie O Cucumber Berliner Weisse
    #3 - Due South Coconut Bay Breaze
    #4 - Hardywood Bourbon GBS
    #5 - Kane Coconut ANTEAD

    Runner's Up: BA Bomb, Bo & Luke Sass, and Finnback BQExC
     
  27. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (4,066) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    1. Kane Mexican Brunch
    2. Other Half 2nd Anniversary
    3. Prairie Barrel Aged Bomb
    4. Kane Hop Lab Triple IPA
    5. Surly Barrel Aged Darkness
     
  28. jweave16

    jweave16 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2013 New York

    1. Wicked Weed - Angel of Darkness
    2. Kane - Mexican Brunch
    3. Funky Budha - Lychee Berliner
    4. Treehouse - Give Me Truth
    5. Lost Abbey - Experimental C9
     
  29. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    No real order:
    North God Complex
    Tree House Vanilla Bean Triple Shot
    Surly BBA Darkness
    Cambridge You Enjoy My Stout (coconut)
    Grimm Maple Bourbon Double Negative
     
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  30. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    Other Half absolutely killed it.
    Marz Mosaic dry hopped Gose was awesome!
    Rare Barrel all beers amazing.
     
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  31. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Meyvn (1,288) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    In no particular order:

    Wicked Weed Golden Angel
    Upland Way Down Yonder
    Tree House King Julius
    Tree House Doppleganger
    Funky Buddha The Love Below
     
  32. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,149) Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Trader

    Tough Love from Crux was really good, had 4 pours. Talked to GM from there at Row 34 after, very good guy.

    I had a list of all of the beers and what I had, but of course when I got back to hotel room realized I lost it somewhere along the way. Off the top of my head also enjoyed BA BQE, BA Bomb and a sour from Upland.

    Great event, so well run. Hats off to the bros for putting on this event.

    Oh yeah, meeting Sam from DFH was cool, he was so positive and cordial, truly a rock star in the craft beer world.

    Best beer I had yesterday was Mettle at Row 34 so good, Trillium amazing brewery.
     
  33. Kanger

    Kanger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    Off the top of my head:

    Marz Hop Gose the Weasel with Mosaic.
    7venth Sun Time Bomb Session IPA
    7venth Sun Life on Mars
    Upland Way Down Yonder Lambic
    Rare Barrel Impossible Soul
     
  34. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,948) Apr 16, 2015 New York
    Society Trader

    Had tons of great brews but a few that made a very positive impression were:
    Briney Melon Gose - Anderson Valley
    Cerisse Cassee - Cambridge Brewing Co.
    Delusions of Grandeur - Foundation
    Money and Atypical - Barrier
    Mexican Brunch - Kane I new this would be good, but it exceeded my expectations.
     
  35. BeerKarmaNYC

    BeerKarmaNYC Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2015 New York

    Lambo Door cans will hit shelves in NYC this week and I am very excited.
     
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  36. jcflorian

    jcflorian Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Connecticut

    Top 5 in no particular order

    Tree House- Triple Shot
    Jackie O's Dark Apparition Nuts
    Kane (2)- ANTEAD and Mexican Brunch
    Prairie BA Bomb.

    Lots of other really good ones that did not quite make the cut but I really liked.

    Did not hit Grimm, Wicked Weed or Other Half.
     
  37. aabuhanna

    aabuhanna Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2014 Connecticut

    1. Wicked Weed Angel Of Darkness
    2. Shorts Peachy Pom Pom
    3. Upland Vinosynth White
    4. Kane Mexican Brunch
    5. Treehouse Give Me Truth
     
  38. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (180) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    No real order:
    Kane - Mexican Brunch & Coconut ANTEAD
    Rare Barrel - Cosmic Dust
    Upland - Way Down Yonder
    Praire - BA Bomb!
    Kent Falls - Walking Away in Slow Motion While the Car Explodes Behind You

    Really, all the beers I had were pretty great, save for 2 horrible ones that I couldn't dump fast enough (Carrot Cake Milk Stout & El Chewbrewcabra) An amazing fest every year!
     
  39. Johnct

    Johnct Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2014 New York

    My favorite ones were ones that surprised me.

    Rivertown Pear Lambic
    Strangeways Gin Barrel-Aged OTIS
    Ryeway to Heaven, Deth's Cafe, and BA Queequeg's Coffin from Revolution
    Tin Man Tomato Gose
    Jackie O's Cucumber Ginger Berliner Weisse

    And the weirdest beer at EBF that wasn't awful - Forbidden Root Celery Radler
     
  40. Toddwildcat

    Toddwildcat Initiate (0) May 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    -Triple Shot from Tree House
    -Impossible Soul from The Rare Barrel
    -Imperial Cabinet from the Bruery Terreux
    -Pirate Bomb! from Prairie Artisan
    -Evelyn from Jackie O's
    Row 34...Money IPA from Barrier, Mettle from Trillium, & Mosaic Fort Point Pale from Trillium
     
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