What's the weirdest beer you've ever tasted? Would you get it again?

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  1. Antg8989

    Antg8989 Meyvn (1,130) Jul 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    For me, Indra Kunindra by Ballast Point. I'd be willing to purchase this once a year and split it with someone who wants a beer adventure.
     
  2. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (300) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Indra Kunindra is definitely up there. I'd say Rogue Voodoo Donut Maple Bacon and Jester King Snorkel are the strangest. I'd actually probably try them all again but I'd probably get grossed out again by Voodoo Donut. Love the innovation though
     
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Indra Kunindra was definitely unique, but I loved both the regular and barrel aged versions.

    I would mention Mama Mia! Pizza Beer for this topic. It definitely has some pizza like aromas and flavors, but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I don't think I would get it again though,
     
  4. Antg8989

    Antg8989 Meyvn (1,130) Jul 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    Jester King Snorkel is an awesome name
     
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  5. Antg8989

    Antg8989 Meyvn (1,130) Jul 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    pizza beer? Wow I gotta check this out
     
  6. Droopy487

    Droopy487 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 Tennessee

    It's been awhile since I had it, but Hebrew Funky Jewbelation was weird. I'd try it again.
     
  7. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 California

    Crime by Stone. It was really weird to me that Stone would sell such an awful beer for over a dollar an ounce.
     
  8. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland


    Again:
    Jester King Snorkel
    is delicious and you wouldn't know it had mushrooms in it.
    My Blueberry Nightmare is definitely interesting.
    Catherine the Great is not a RIS.
    Hebrew Jewbelations are always an adventure.
    All of the MAD beers, such as Umami.
    There are more but that is all that comes to mind at the moment.

    Never:
    Venus
    is just bad.
    Spontanseabuckthorn is Venus but with fewer ingredients.
     
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  9. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (619) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Anything from CIB, and I'm not chomping at the bit to try any of their other offerings again
     
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  10. MLaVioletteJr

    MLaVioletteJr Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Gonna have to go with SA Triple Bock on this one, weird as hell. It was like drinking some disgusting third world delicacy, but enjoying it...I don't think I'd have another.
     
  11. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,140) Jun 6, 2010 Texas
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    a brew pub here in Bryan-College Station does SMaSH IPAs and their Vienna malt/sorachi ace hop IPA tasted like super sweet/super bitter s'mores. And I'm not kidding.

    Yes ... I would drink it again. Wildest ish ever and pretty dang good.
     
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  12. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (5,023) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    One that comes to mind the most is
    Wostyntje

    which is a mustard seed beer. Based on my review and the price (6 dollar admission) I guess I would not do it again.
     
  13. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    habanero sculpin. I will buy it again.
     
  14. Ian_B

    Ian_B Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts

    Another vote here for Indra Kunindra. Didn't sound very strange and it wasn't bad, but much stronger spice character than expected. Usually anything weirder than that is not worth the gamble in my book/wallet.

    Had the chance to purchase the smoked-sage saison Little Did We Know, but if I recall it was ~$35+, and even without looking at the mediocre ratings it was too much to risk. Hell, that's almost too much even if I know I like it!
     
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  15. ILikeGoodCider

    ILikeGoodCider Zealot (516) Jul 31, 2008 New Jersey
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    Indeed Brewing's L.S.D. It smelled like bug spray. But still tasted...pretty good. Damn interesting. However, I will not seek it again.
     
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  16. Antg8989

    Antg8989 Meyvn (1,130) Jul 18, 2014 New Jersey
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    that just arrived at a liquor store near me. only problem was that it was 15.99 for a sixer.. I'll wait til I see it cheaper
     
  17. MN23

    MN23 Initiate (70) Feb 11, 2015 Minnesota

    Any Rouge Voodoo... NO
     
  18. hopnado

    hopnado Devotee (417) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Venus...it still gives me nightmares
    Shorts key lime pie...citric with graham cracker crust flavor...would buy again
    Flying Dog's pearl necklace stout made with oysters...not bad but I felt wrong drinking it
     
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  19. The_Beer_Shark

    The_Beer_Shark Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Illinois

    Stark Raven Mad from Pipeworks would be pretty high up their for me, I've never had a Sazerac before but that beer made me want to try one.
     
  20. Seanibus

    Seanibus Meyvn (1,499) Dec 6, 2004 California

    The weirdest beer I have ever tasted was Jamil Zainasheff's Rye-wheat, which is about 40 percent rye (most ryes are 18 percent max). Very challenging beer to brew and almost as challenging to the palate. Delicious, however. If I ever get back to home brewing, I will make it again. It was sharp, tangy, and surprisingly delicious.
     
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  21. Droopy487

    Droopy487 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 Tennessee

    I forgot about that one. Yes that one was a weird one and I would not revisit it.
     
  22. DruC4

    DruC4 Devotee (453) Dec 18, 2010 Michigan

    I'd have to say for me it was the Sam Adam's Longshot Honey B's Lavender Ale. To be drinking a lavender flavor was just confusing, but I absolutely loved it and wish I could have more.
    Second place goes to any spicy stout. It's a flavor I love, but it's just so much going on in my mouth all at one time.
     
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  23. BlackNotesIII

    BlackNotesIII Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Alabama

    Night Shift Harborside was a little odd, but I thought it was amazing. It tastes like the fresh ocean smells from the oysters.
     
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  24. Vitacca

    Vitacca Champion (829) Sep 15, 2010 Montana
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    Not the weirdest but definitely different. I enjoyed it.

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  25. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (2,153) May 28, 2010 California
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    Definitely going with UCLABrewN84 and saying the Mamma Mia Pizza Beer. Triple Bock wins worst beer for me, but Pizza beer wins weirdest. And it was damn close to taking home worst as well.
     
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  26. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Sorachi Ace Showers and maybe. Probably the weirdest hop around.
     
  27. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (2,188) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Indra Kunindra first tasted a taster, had a few beers went for the tulip, left with a growler. Filled it up 3 times over the next week and a half. I will get it if it is on tap wherever I go.
    All the Jewbelations are always a roller coaster ride. My daughter gave her friend the sampler they came out with for Christmas and she brought the last 4 or 5 over to the house and we whittled them down
     
  28. GregJ

    GregJ Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2014 Louisiana

    Perle Ai Porci - Birra Del Borgo
    A stout brewed with oysters. It had a distinct brine taste and some shellfish on the aftertaste. It was not terrible but I would not buy one again.
     
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  29. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    DFH - Ta Henkett...I would never get it again. I like DFH too, but that beer was just too bizarre.
     
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  30. Akerstache

    Akerstache Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Germany

    I think the 'weirdest' thing I've ever tried was BrewDog's Cocoa Psycho so not really that weird in comparison to what's out there, particularly in the American scene. I liked it but I think it's another one of those beers that'll either take some time or that you'd rather bring to a tasting.
     
  31. interman

    interman Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2010 Norway

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  32. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Canada (QC)

    Probably not the weirdest one but this one was pretty tasty. Very strong sea salt mixed with a hoppy IPA.
     
  33. will_eye_e

    will_eye_e Aspirant (240) Jul 29, 2013 Florida

    New Belgium / 3 Floyds - Gratzer. I appreciate all styles but this wasn't for me.
     
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  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    CCB Humidor series, their IPA done on cedar chips is way too much. I found it undrinkable, like eating my wifes cedar chest, ugh.
     
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  35. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (406) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky
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    Freigeist / Jester King - Sauer Power. Awesome smoked sour that got no love on tap at the local bottle shop, tasted like a campfire soaked in warheads. Wish they bottled it.
     
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  36. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (5,260) May 27, 2005 Missouri
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    Honestly I seek out the unusual. If all I had were the typical examples of each style things would get a bit dull. This is why I really like Dogfish Head, New Belgium Lips of Faith, Perennial, Prairie, Stone, etc. I

    Would try again:
    4 Hands Smoked Pigasus (smoked rye and maple syrup in a Porter)
    Perennial Hopfentea
    Dogfish Head Noble Rot
    New Belgium Lips of Faith Coconut Curry Hefeweizen
    Founders Mango Magnifico
    Dogfish Head 61
    Stone W00tstout (easily my favorite of these)

    Wouldn't:
    Stone Punishment
    O'Fallon Cherry Chocolate
    Schlafly Lewis Osterweis Hard Ginger Beer
    Boulevard Hibiscus Gose
    Stone Matt's Burning Rosids
     
  37. TylerKitchens

    TylerKitchens Aspirant (270) Apr 9, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I hated this beer
     
  38. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,421) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    What's the weirdest beer you've ever tasted?

    The Concoction from Brooklyn Brewery

    Would you get it again?

    Dear God, no! I'd drink Venus at least 3 more times without drain pouring it before drinking Concoction again.
     
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  39. Ericness

    Ericness Devotee (415) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts
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    A few recent ones that come to mind:

    Earth Eagle Bog Mare: A gruit brewed with moose head broth. A little bit sweet and a little meaty/gamey. I'd do a sample pour of it again no doubt if I had a chance to but don't think I'd want a full pint in one sitting.

    Element LESO: Strong ale "dry-hopped" with lavender. Way too herbal for me. Wouldn't do this one again.

    Stone Punishment: Why brew a beer you know people are going to hate? I'd try this again in maybe 10 years or so to see how its aged.
     
  40. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 New York

    Rook & Leer from De Molen--Very confused after drinking that one.
     
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