What's the craziest beer you have had?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by smitherz22, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Brooklyn's Pre-Prohibition Lager!
  2. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    SPIT beer .... case closed
  3. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

  4. socon67

    socon67 Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Agreed. When the intention of the beer is more about the marketing spin than it is about the quality of the beer, I think they've jumped the shark.
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  5. PangaeaBeerFood

    PangaeaBeerFood Nov 30, 2008 New York

    Brewing is, in part, a creative process, and as such, will always attract a certain niche of envelop-pushers. Some of these brewers will make awesome, eye-opening concoctions that will become the next big thing on the market. Others will brew with bull testicles.

    Either way, it's unlikely to encroach on the mainstream styles. For every beer that hits the market in the corpse of a taxidermied squirrel, there are 7,000 new IPA's, brewed precisely to style guidelines, and things like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Stone Ruination will be on shelves for a very, very, very long time.
  6. THEcorky

    THEcorky Jan 9, 2011 Illinois

    Miller Lite. It's triple hopped man!
  7. drgarage

    drgarage Aug 19, 2008 California

    Spontankoppi from Mikkeller (coffee Lambic)
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  8. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Jul 7, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    well i think the craziest beer was Firestone Double DBA aged w/brett funk was just too much they told me it was an experiment but think it went bad cause it was just way off
    also had Ladyface Cheesebro Double IPA w/mango and ghost pepper dust and this was really good although it was so spicy/hot it burned the back of your throat
    The craziest worst beer i have ever had was Southern Tier Creme brulee just odd tasted like a butterscotch candy and just was way too much
  9. rappmann

    rappmann Mar 20, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    I recently had a beer brewed with Brussels sprouts and smoked meat...horrible is an understatement
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  10. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I like to call it terrible.
  11. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Jun 27, 2007

    Insanity. It was insane.
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  12. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I had an Evil Twin beer made with smoked spanish ham that was pretty good. Brussel sprouts are awful though.
  13. breugal

    breugal Dec 18, 2012

    I agree that we should celebrate traditional styles and that some beers are a gimmick. But innovation is a beautiful thing. In the us we are lucky to have this strong innovative spirit without the cultural restrictions. We need something new. Aging beer cider etc gives them a unique character. In some cases its downright brilliant. But at the end of the day what does any of this matter? Beer should taste delicious. That is the only thing that matters to me.
  14. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

  15. AlanCLT

    AlanCLT Sep 5, 2012 North Carolina

    Rogue's Voodoo Maple Ale...ehhhh
  16. brianthelion23

    brianthelion23 May 21, 2012 California

    Out of all the ideas i have seen ever none of them seem wrong because its trying simething new but Rogue wand the moby book pages is just plain stupid
  17. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
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    Sour Spruce ale - a homebrew by a buddy who is also a professional brewer in MI. This was not only one of the craziest, but one of my favorites. He cut fresh spruce tips right outside his home brew house. Aged it in the carboy for 3 years, soured it, then cold aged it in the keg for another two. As someone who likes to run around in the Northern MI backwoods, this completely reminded me of that dank earthiness that you experience in a pine forest right after a rain. It was delicious. Other than that, probably Voodoo Maple Bacon, which is actually pretty good when grilling dinner over a campfire. That backwoods thing again I guess.
  18. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Wacko is pretty odd.
  19. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    A few beers from Jolly Pumpkin would make my list. Madrugada Obscura (sour stout) and just recently de Viento (sour coffee saison) which are both excellent.
  20. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I keep hearing this was a bad idea. Because i have a super sensitive palate, i would NEVER pay to try this. I am worried if i try it i would have to pay to undo the effects anyhow. I am sort of with anyone on here who says beer should taste like beer. Its ok in my opinion if it contains a hint of something to enhance it, but when the additives overpower the beer, is it even beer anymore?
  21. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Rage by Greenbush. About 15% Black IPA. Monster. Scary, and scary good.
  22. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    ISO: BA Candida Vag Saison
  23. pgetchell

    pgetchell Dec 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Had some Bacon Brown Ale, Uncommon Brewers. The last thing you expect is a finish with a subtle bacon taste. Very weird but not bad
  24. ChiPool

    ChiPool Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    +1 to this...most unique
  25. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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  26. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Oh, but I have had Brooklyn's Concoction and that was nuts, also very good IMO.
  27. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Jan 22, 2012 California

    Brother Levonian w/Sansho Buttons. Definite mouth numbing properties. Gonna have a few of these before my next dental appointment.
  28. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Chai stout from a brewpub. And it was phenomenal.
  29. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Are you referring to chicha? Which is basically beer thousands of years old in style?
    So it jumped the sharked centuries ago?
  30. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Luwak beers are among my favorites! i drank one yesterday!
    (and there are several beers using these beans)

    but really this is only strange if you didn't know that ti was a "thing" in coffee before ppl decided to use those coffee beans in beer.
  31. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Tart of Darkness and Ta Henkett. Both like nothing I've ever had before or since.
  32. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    Had this last night(with a different label) and it was amazing!!! Liquid indian food!!
  33. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
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  34. TNGabe

    TNGabe Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

  35. TNGabe

    TNGabe Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    No moutain oyster stout fans? Pisgah Bacon?
  36. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    Funky Jewbelation...in a good way
  37. dipaguy

    dipaguy Feb 20, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Ginger Lemongrass from the Funky Buddha
  38. ThePorterSorter

    ThePorterSorter Aug 10, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Stillwater bronze age was like whoa who just served me this meat pie in a glass....but TA Henket was just weird & bad...in a bad way.
  39. Mscarpen

    Mscarpen Apr 2, 2011 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    I was fortunate enough to find Wake n Bake aged in red wine barrels while in Pittsburg this Fall. I wasn't sure the two would mix well... In the end, it was the sum of its parts, no more no less. Coffee stout and red wine. Interesting, but not worth repeating.
  40. Sourkehd

    Sourkehd Dec 10, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    2006 3fs Doesjel was chock full of dirty diaper burnt rubber goodness. Very unique indeed.
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