What's wetting the whistle P.4

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Gasc0igne, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    A new year comes around again so why don't we get a fresh thread goin' eh?

    Sunday arvo:

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    Last night had some family over and shared New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red, was devoured and loved by all (though I preferred Raspberry Tart). Split BBA Plead the 5th too, far superior to the base beer but not the best thing in history as mulder seems to think...what a twit.

    Cheers to 2016 everybody!
     
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  2. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    srfgjhwrjhewetghtghstghw
     
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  3. scmorgan

    scmorgan Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    Just had a glass of milk ...
     
  4. brendanos

    brendanos Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2005 Australia

  5. scmorgan

    scmorgan Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    Sorry mate, wife buys the lumpy stuff ... Just looks lacto ...
     
  6. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    please use this fuggin thread
     
  7. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    Had Pikes Cherry Kriek last night,
    really quite nice,
    reminds me of liefmans kreik of yesteryear
     
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  8. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    2015 Hunahpu - Stunning. Motor oil pour, dark brown lingering creamy head. Nose of chocolate, bitter roasted coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, fudge brownies, prunes soaked in alcohol, bit of cardboard, empty red wine barrel. Taste follows nose almost perfectly, bit of oxidation present and less of the spices. Stupidly drinkable for 11%.

    Wouldn't have thought I'd enjoy this more than Black Note. I'm amazed how it doesn't taste at all artificial, just gorgeous.

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  9. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (118) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    Dropped the $300 @Barny's? Eeek.
     
  10. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    No, got a single bottle in a trade late December. Barny's bottles are 2016 too, whereas mine is 2015. Besides, I'm not that much of a hypocrite!:slight_smile:
     
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  11. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (118) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    I'm not very familiar with that bottleshop, but do these inflated value grey imports actually sell?
     
  12. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Apparently quite a number of the recent Dark Lords sold before they hit shelves. Most of the Lambic Barny's bring in sell out fairly quickly too.
     
  13. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    too many stupid people in Sydney with too much money
     
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  14. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (118) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    I can just imagine the reaction of US traders when they realise people are buying from MBC etc and reselling what is already overpriced beer for a healthy ~200% profit...
     
  15. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    It's all about the hype and/or rarity, enhances the flavour :wink:

    Gets me thinking....what if Barny's brought in a bottle of one of the Toppling Goliath stouts? Seeing as KBBS has sold for $1500 on the secondary market overseas, would they charge $3k? :grinning:

    EDIT: Seems $1400 was the max value it sold at.
     
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  16. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    With all this talk in the other thread about 2015 Backwoods, let's see some photos guys!
     
  17. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Has anybody seen any Prairie BOMB! left on shelves?
     
  18. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Do you even Triple Bastard?

     
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  19. Twinathon

    Twinathon Initiate (127) May 1, 2013 Australia

    Was in Purvis on Bridge Road a couple of days ago and they had stacks of it left.
     
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  20. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Cheers!
     
  21. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Founders Distribution

     
  22. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Dat pampermousse (those of you in the know will know what I'm talking about)

    Hoppy as fuck. Dat grapefruit. Do you even hop the ^@%@ out of your beers and pretend they're saisons to appeal to your consumer base?

    6/6 ba reviews mention grapefruit so i guess I'm in the majority here... (unlike Golden Road drinkers, amIrite?) I'll be signing autographs after the thread...
     
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  23. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

  24. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    I'm confused, 3.3/5, would get you a credit where I went to uni.
     
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  25. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    It was good but inauthentic..I'm sure that's worthy of at least a 4.5 these days...
     
  26. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia


    • Just to clarify, that was referring to the Pamplemousse, which is a good IPA but a terrible Saison. Merchant Sniffer is a terrible beer and should generally feel ashamed of its existence.
     
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  27. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Panhead Fruit Loop: Dat Pina Colada: UJelly? So Pina Colada...
     
  28. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    cant see the point in a photo of the beer,
    had another one last night,
    ,
    (founders backwoods)
    really nice,
    also went to Albany/ Denmark WA on the weekend,
    had Boston Brewery beers: ,
    ok only good one is the Rye pale ale
    best thing was Going back to "true South" , and pint of 8Wired Sour poppy and SN hop hunter,
    both $11 a pint!
    Albany had the "taste of the great southern " on which was a ticketed event where you could go in a taste booze etc, unfortuanly not really a place for small children,
     
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  29. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    Thanks for using this thread,
    as th other one with so many pages so hard to view on the phone app
     
  30. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Saw some new (to me at least) local Canberra beers for sale at Jim Murphy's, grabbed a mixed six from "Tortured Gum Brewery". Anyone seen them interstate? Will report back tonight after I've had some.
     
  31. Narkee

    Narkee Initiate (81) Jun 20, 2013 Australia
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    A few still floating around Perth. Let me know if you are unsuccessful. Happy to send one or two your way if need be.
     
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  32. Narkee

    Narkee Initiate (81) Jun 20, 2013 Australia
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    Also, had another Breaking Bud over the long weekend (and have another in the fridge). Damn I love this beer so much.
     
  33. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Tortured Gum initial thoughts.

    Duntroon Pilsener: Crushable, bland, essentially zero hop presence, very light grassy sweetness, a bit grainy too.
    Average initial soapy off-white head, messy lacing, clear light gold colour, a little undercarbed.

    Capital Pale Ale: Again - crushable, the nose is actually pretty nicely hopped and floral, taste is almost note-for-note their Pils, a bit more carbonation, light bitterness right at the end, still no real hop flavour, and again fairly sweet.
    Looks the same in every aspect, maybe a shade darker.

    Stinger: This is an "American Pale Wheat Ale" according to the website, no previous experience with the style. Nose is very mild but what I can pick out is pretty decent. Bit of grain, some lemon tartness, honey, there's some very soft spice in here too - if I had to name it I'd say clove but it's very generic. The nose got my hopes up but the taste didn't deliver, I'm not kidding when I say this tastes like water, lemon, and honey (the kind I'd get from my grandma when I had a sore throat) - horrendous and bland. A bit more lively on the tongue, the best mouthfeel of the three. Also looks the bloody same as the other two!

    Well...that was dissapointing!
     
  34. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Yesterday - Almanac Farmer's Reserve Blueberry. Enjoyed more than Peach de Brett, I feel the Blueberry actually shined through nicely, juicy and not as harshly acidic. Looked pretty great too.
     
  35. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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  36. Gasc0igne

    Gasc0igne Devotee (427) Oct 6, 2013 Australia
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    Murray's Spartacus is back! In 5 years we'll have a good Barleywine :wink:
     
  37. Mountain_high_book

    Mountain_high_book Initiate (108) Nov 26, 2014 Australia

    It has been about a year since I first tried it and I'm still purchasing Golden Road 'Wolf Among Weeds' almost every session.
    Amazingly refreshing for 8%.
    Big grapefruit/citrus/pine hop hit.
    Nice and dry but still retains a satisfying biscuity malt character.
    Destroys all Aus IPAs.
    Plus it's only $8.50 for a 473ml can from my local!!
     
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  38. Mountain_high_book

    Mountain_high_book Initiate (108) Nov 26, 2014 Australia

    To ├śl Fuck Art - The Heathens Are Coming. Found this to be a bit too sweet and overpowered by overly ripe fruit flavours - almost compost like. Although reading reviews I seem to be alone on this one.
     
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  39. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (203) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    Went to the South West again this weekend

    Pourhouse Dunsborough, best was Artisan belg apa, pretty nice, got a growler,

    Dunsborough cellars,
    a damn good beer selection at pretty good prices

    Blacks Brewing ( was Duckstein I think) had 3 of their own pretty dull beers on tap,
    best was probably a rice lager..

    The Grove " experience" pretty Odd "experience" lots of tacky liqueurs n shit, found the whole vibe really creepy, bought a tasting pack will report, not expecting much

    Eagle Bay, reasonable beers,just no kick arse stuff,

    Mash bunbury,
    Copycat tasting pretty good only a hint of diacetyl
     
  40. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    Just a case of some people preferring visual vs reading text. Reality Kings vs 50 shades
     
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