Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Feb 16, 2020.
My only question is why are you doing it in secret lol?
Never seen that can before either.
It’s the one AAL I’ve never bumped into.
Because if I posted in WBAYDN, it would sort of be too repetitive.
These ones do, let's hope that all of the new shipments to the US will have them going forward. I know that prior shipments didn't as I could never find a code on their beers in Wisconsin, so I never bought them. I need to create an account with one of the services so that I can post pictures.
For example, the Maximator had the following code: L311081952. I assumed it was the 311th day of the 2019. I emailed the brewery and they confirmed my assumption. The gentleman also said that Maximator was a seasonal beer and only available from November until March or so.
Ottakringer Vienna Lager.
It could possibly be one of, if not the only, Vienna brewed Vienna Lager available in the US.
I steer clear of Pilsners and Lagers for the most part and drink IPAs, Stouts, Sours, etc. but this beer had my taste-buds surprised and "impressed the hell out of me".
Try it if you get the chance.
Hehe..I drank that when I was in Vienna.
Excellent thread. For the northern midwest, I would say Keller Pils by Summit Brewing or Choice Pils by Castle Danger. Both have fantastic citrus flavors while remaining light, crisp, and dry.
Suarez Family Ms. Frank was fucking incredible
also had Wren House x Horus x Superstition Poor Attendance which was super unique. The mead barrel lagering lead it to have a nice fruity finish that melded well with the traditional lager character
Just had my last Raven Heart Pilsner from Anchorage. Felt a couple percent over the 5% ABV and it was an off-style oddball but pretty good overall
If pilsners count I liked Human Robot's Hallertau Pils, I had it on Tuesday. Also, Bissell Brothers made a wet hop lager around harvest time in 2019 that was delicious.
Budweiser Copper Lager and Laegermeister (sorry I couldn't resist)
Von Trapp makes great lagers, probably the best I've had but Coors Banquet is perfectly fine with me at less than $20 for a case.
FWIW, most of the craft lagers I've had from new school breweries (those surviving on hazies and pastry stouts) are not very good, drinkable but not well executed and overpriced ($12+ for a 4 pack).
I'll try to do you a favor and buy some Augustiner myself and post the picture for you.
It's hard work, but I don't mind.
I'm not trying to be a dick, just trying to impart some knowledge. But Pilsners ARE lagers.
Pilsners DO count! And they're awesome!
Their Helles and Dunkel aren't that bad either, but don't tell my Salzburger friends that!
Did you get a chance to try the other lagers of Human Robot?
Pale Lager | 4.2% abv | $6
Beautiful bready malt balanced with a kiss of floral spice. Brewed lovingly with German Pils malt and a smidgen of sweet Munich then hopped with Bohemia's gift to the world Saaz hops.”
Czech Garnet Lager | 5.2% abv | $6
Subtle, yet satisfying. Translated as 'half-dark', this decoction brewed lager has a slight roast flavor from Vienna and chocolate malts.”
If so, what are your thoughts on these beers?
Well I would be if anyone would join me, but no that's looking through the window from the inside!
It's part of Oskar Blue's redesigned packaging
Supposed to be switching over this spring
Look. As an ex smoker who pre craft never drank much (only weekends with a little weed, or out to eat or whatever) it was always Yuengling Lager, or something like Miller Genuine Draft. Then I quit smoking, started playing alot of poker in bars, drinking pitchers of Lager (as we know it in PA) got to the point where I needed something bigger, better. That's when I Googled world's strongest lager, and discovered my first Samichclaus. So became a big fan of the Bock, which, of course, is a lager. And my 80 somehthing Bud drinking uncle always said my grandfather loved a good Bock, dark, strong German beer. So on that note ...
Trogenator an early favorite, still drink it, just had one tonight, another in the fridge. St Nikolas Bock (is it still?) the number 1 Bock for good reason, when, if?, I can find it, is so fucking good. Had the Von Trapp Vienna? recently, real authentic, German lager. Stoudt's Gold (I mention because I recently read about her retirement). Victory made an real good Cooper Lager back in the day. And one more, I can think of, since we booked our vacation shore hotel today (yes that would by NJ, duh, there's lots of beaches, very few shores), the Cape May Pale Lager is really delicious, for an 5% alcohol beer. Funny thing though, for the very rare time I go out for Happy Hour hot wings anymore, it will always be a Lager, see above. X5k, out.
I’d take some fresh G Knight, hell you cant find it anywhere at any age.
I think they keep the beer garden open year round and have the heated lamps right?
Sam Adams Sam '76
Von Bugle Munich Lager.
No, sorry I did not try either of those.
My most recent Wow lager was probably this one , back in April
Slugged two after a hard day in the sidecountry trees.
I always wanted to try Yuengling and finally did when I was in Nashville summer of 2018. Wouldn't say my mind was blown, but I really enjoyed it. Regretted that I didn't have a chance to stop somewhere to grab some to bring back to WI.
Gonna be the obscure Swede that I am and say Östersunds Nya Ångbryggeri. This is the third beer I’ve had from them, and the first in particular, Klassisk Pilsner, was amazing. Perfectly made, ridiculously clean and crisp beyond belief. This is a brewery I already hold in very high esteem.
Throwing in a hybrid (i.e. Altbier), as OMB’s flagship is always deserving: “the full flavor of an ale with the crisp, clean refreshment of a lager”
Profile of roasted caramel malt, toasted grains, and biscuits of honey with a slight hop kick. The outline provides fig & date nut bread, sweet maple toffee, and modest baked banana loaves. While the openings embroil more of the subtle fruit character in fruited skins, floral grape-nuts, and strawberry French toast in a tepid surrounding. A Reputable take that’s earthy, herbal, and well established: One that embellishes a creamy cleanness to a snappy, crisp, dry finish
I second the Klassisk Pilsner, what a gem of a beer.
I’ve ordered a few more, I can see it being my standard pilsner.
Bierkeller Bockbier, but you have to hang around Columbia SC until @herrburgess has a popup bier garden. Deliciously smooth and malty.
Oyster City Tate’s Helles. Brewed in Apalachicola Florida.
Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager (2015)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Had one tonight and loved it. Absolutely had the essence of a Be Hoppy but a little more crisp and clean.
Eehh... wadda they know?
Scott -- talk to me.
Green Cheek recently came out with We’re Listening; amazingly aromatic, hop-forward “California” Pilsner. Pretty sure I audibly “wow’ed” by myself
Full disclosure: didn't read the thread.
Would like to ask the same question, differently:
What's the most recent (insert style here) that impressed the bejeebers out of you?
The deeper one gets into anything, the more difficult it is to make an impression., let alone be a stand out. The "most impressive" IPA, Brown Ale, history book, biography, whodunit, travel guide? What does it take to actually impress you, in general?
Jacks Abbey House Lager...
You make it sound like @herrburgess is stingy with his beer and you have to campout on his doorstep.