Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Feb 16, 2020.
Second that! Their Lager is damned good and i am usually only drinking stouts/BA stouts
The Schilling Alexandr that I've been getting lately seems like it's on another level
So wait -- is Anchor back in your town?
2021 OMB Mecktoberfest this past weekend. Fantastic as always, super fresh and spot on.
Does that mean that recent batches are 'better' than from before?
At one store. Only the variety pack.
That's what I'm wondering. Freshness could be a part of it, but it's not just that the hops have more vibrancy, the overall depth of flavor seems better too.
My last few packs have really had a Wow factor to them.
Fwiw, the Schilling selection at my local store is unpredictable. Sometimes it's the German Pilsner, sometimes it's the Kolsch, others it's the Landbier. There seems to be a rotation in effect, so maybe that's how they keep these beers at their freshest.
That is good to hear.
I discussed Alexandr in a past NBW thread. I was not impressed by that beer.
I wasn't a big fan of Schilling beers previously, but after seeing so many complimentary comments on BA I tried several of their beers including Alexandr on a recent trip to VT, and they were top-notch.
As for impressive lagers, Tree House Wanderer Helles is outstanding.
Samichlaus Bier Helles
Yowza, I had no idea a lager could be this complex / rich / delicious!!
Haven’t had it yet but it’s going to be https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=901440597119091
this one from Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Green Bench
My uncle was stationed in Thailand USAF, '67-68 and he recently told me he thought SINGHA was the best lager he ever had. So I got some at the Total Wine and Singha is better than the San Miguel we drank in the Philippines as I remember. 50 centavos in '73-74 in Olongapo City.
Goin' back to page 2 for my post of the same beer:
(It's very weird to read my old post from over a year ago... I probably haven't been out drinking like that since I made that post.)
I like some lagers but am far from a crispy boi, if that means anything to you.
anyway I have two answers. One is on a recent west coast trip had a Heater Allen Pils that was super fresh and that was delicious.
Secondly I had a Jacks Abby Post Shift Pils that was in the back of my fridge for a full year and it was still terrific and incredibly, pretty darn hoppy! Reminded me I need to be buying more beers from this exceptional brewery. Nice staying power there.
It’s been a bit of a love-fest in the Midwest forum over Roaring Table’s Fest Bier:
I, for one, just keep thinking about how great this beer is. @steveh has mentioned them a couple times in this thread, but this beer is on a whole other level compared to what a lot of domestic brewers are doing. It is my new standard of excellence for this style and, honestly, it makes a lot of beers that I have genuinely liked seem pedestrian.
I didn't catch this part of your post last week, so I'll ask now - what favorite place is this? Dead Reckoning? You may have helped add to my itinerary for when I pass thru your area. I'll add this question to our PM conversation.
I couldn't resist having another one yesterday myself (been 3 days, after all), it's just spot-on.
I only wish I'd been able to try it at the brewery to prompt questions about process. Need to find an excuse to get back.
That's the one. Went back and had the wadesda side by side with velvet glow, the helles from Russian River. Both wonderful, I think velvet glow got the slight edge on this round
Yikes, its scary for me to wonder if that keg was 18 months old. I suspect not as I have faith in the proprietor of the bar I got served at but you never can tell these days.
On a related note, that same bar is my last semi reliable source of schonramer bottles and we were chatting about what he knew about when fresh bottles would come in and I was musing that in my quest to clear the old stock out of the other store that used to carry them (which, was never replaced unforfunstely) I drank a fair bit of 12-15 month old pils and gold and both were better than many fresh examples of pale lagers from US craft brewers just getting into the lager game.
Noble Beast Pils!!!! Yowza! Truly a World Class beer. I want to go back bad.
INDEED Mexican Honey Lager. Creamy, smooth, rich and a little sweet. Beautiful. On tap. Multiple pitchers. I rate it... Crushtown: The capital city in Flavor Country.
Had a few good ones recently.
Dry Dock Smoked Helles - Reminds me of Schlenkerla helles...which isn't surprising, but it really is pretty close in taste and even in subtlety. That isn't easy.
Bierstadt Noble Stuff - An homage to Augustiner Edelstoff that gets pretty damn close for a brewery 4500 miles away. Reminds me of some great times relaxing in the Augustiner Keller.
Cohesion Tmavy Lazak - A Czech dark lager that's among the best examples of this style that I've encountered.
I had a new one last weekend Afternoon Breeze a hoppy but balanced lager from Untied Brewing in New Providence NJ.
Maybe this thread should have been tied in with Lagerfest; that was two days straight of great lagers.
Once I found out that Half Time was still selling individual Lagerfest beers I placed an order for a case of:
Wolf's Ridge Bruchenrauch
Urban Chestnut Stammitsch
Live Oak Pre War Pils and
Dovetail Baltic Porter.
So I guess that answers the question in a bit more detail.
Hold the phone...
They owe you with how many orders they may now get @TongoRad. Just ordered a small little box of goodies at super reasonable shipping!
I should also add that Schilling, Von Trapp and Jack's Abby are among my regulars, so take that post with a grain of salt perhaps.
This should be a year round offering IMO.
I too spent a bit more than perhaps I should have on those lagers. Too many great ones.
Well it looks like I've got some online ordering to do
Finally had Slow Pour Pils, and Helles from Bierstadt. Mind-blowing.
From earlier this summer, Jahrzent, Bottlecraft 10-year anniversary brew.
Getting some Palatine again soon to get re-acquainted with it.
Fox Farm Brewery The Cottege Helles Lager.
Another Fox Farm plug. I recently made my first visit there. Quiet Life Pils and Pip American Lager are both incredible.
Impressing me and many others around the world since 1842
Great minds think alike (see post #60 in this thread )
Did you perceive any diacetyl in that beer?
You might be interested in the recent exchange between @jonphisher and me on this topic:
I understand this beer is suppose to be one of the most prime commercial examples of diacetyl in beer BUT If I do then I love it at this level lol!
Several, I am loving here in SoCal:
Saaz Queen - Trademark Brewng
Ur Pils - Pinkus
Velvet Glow - Russian River