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

  1. Twinathon

    Twinathon Initiate (127) May 1, 2013 Australia

    This is the first time I have taken one sip of a beer and turfed it instantly. Ghastly stuff.

    Pirate Life/Ballast Point pale ale - sensationally bitter. Lovely hop aromas and flavours supported by aggressive bitterness. Delicious
     
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  2. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (193) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    Whaaaat?!? Did you have it on tap? Are you a stout lover? Bad bottle, maybe? I thought it was amazing.
     
  3. BCurious

    BCurious Aspirant (218) Jul 11, 2017 Australia

    @smithflipper, tried it last night. Agree with your notes. Huge body. Well balanced taste of oyster, malt, with tangy lime and liquorice notes emerging as it warms. Top beer.
    Also recommend Temple Brewing (Brunswick, Vic) New World Order American Stout. Dry-hopped stout in the Rogue Shakespeare tradition. But slightly more malt forward. A big, full-bodied beer with medium ABV (6.5%).
     
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  4. BCurious

    BCurious Aspirant (218) Jul 11, 2017 Australia

    I think I found my sub-8% RIS substitute:

    Exit Double Milk Stout (7.7%; 500ml bottle). Intense aroma: milk, honey, banana. Thick, sustaining, tan head. Black and lightly carbonated. Rounded, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet malts with a touch of blue cheese get a huge lift from the alcohol warmth. Pleasant hop bitterness with berry notes in the aftertaste.

    It's got more heft than some barrel-aged imperial stouts I've tried. Limited run so I'm going to get me another couple before they're sold out. Kudos Exit!
     
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  5. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,576) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    Understated tonight ... Pliny - bottled 21st Sept
    #doesnthappeneverydayroundhere
     
  6. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (193) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    Whered you pick that up? I was lucky enough to try pliny the younger on tap at a bar a couple of years ago in San Francisco. Was amazing.
     
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  7. BCurious

    BCurious Aspirant (218) Jul 11, 2017 Australia

  8. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,576) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    A mate did a hand carry back from SF.. :-) he got it at City Beer Store...
     
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  9. Ostpies

    Ostpies Initiate (145) Nov 3, 2015 New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    Anything interesting on tap right now?

    Will be in NSW for a wedding next week.
     
  10. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (193) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    Id head down to the bitter phew in Darlinghurst. Best craft beer pub in Sydney in my opinion.
     
  11. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Bentspoke Sprocket. It is amazing. No hype but smashes everything.
     
  12. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (193) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    Prarie Bomb, i think could be the best imperial stout ive ever had.
     
  13. BCurious

    BCurious Aspirant (218) Jul 11, 2017 Australia

    What am amazing coincidence! I’m in Chicago and I’ve just bought one but am yet to try it. What are they going for in Australia?
     
  14. Benjo87

    Benjo87 Initiate (193) Dec 27, 2014 Australia
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    23 bucks a bottle lol
     
  15. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (205) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    Cracked open a few vintage ales recently
    1977 "Coronation Ale" pretty darned stale tasting , ( basically hardy's ale)
    and very heat affected kind of cooked flavours, not great
    1977/78 Sherbourne Abbey Ale ( I assume hardy's ale again)
    similar to above ,but slightly more enjoyable
    1991 Traquair house ale
    so deep was the stale flavours had to dump this on the veggie patch,
    awful
     
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  16. Twinathon

    Twinathon Initiate (127) May 1, 2013 Australia

    Wildflower's puncheon fermented Czech Pils. Number 1 beer of 2017 for me. There is no dicking around with this beer. Classic Czech pils all the way, barrel is in the background and compliments that great relationship between Saaz, pils malt and a clean lager ferment. Proud that an Aussie producer has put something of this quality out.

    EDIT: Topher and crew are some amazing things with the wild cultured beers. However, i hope the team continue to produce this beer.
     
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  17. Narkee

    Narkee Initiate (83) Jun 20, 2013 Australia
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    Good to hear. I have one being delivered to me today.
     
  18. Twinathon

    Twinathon Initiate (127) May 1, 2013 Australia

    just a heads up that there is quite a bit of yeast in the bottle. I found that it settled to the bottom pretty quickly when the bottle was vertical and chilled. The beer poured bright when the yeast settled.
     
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  19. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    had to open old money to be extra decadent after a day of pure de-cadence.

    just ridiculous. don't know what they did but that brew and the barrels they used were pure gold.

    this if anything was an aussie whale and i was lucky to even get a bottle, let alone 3. reminded me of an aussie premium muscat but did not have the sweetness and was way more drinkable. that stuff was truly world class and i've no doubt that my expected bottle of bcbs will not compare in the slightest.

    if anyone still has bottles of old money (there's probably some cuck with a case) that beer is truly world class and I would not let it go lightly.
     
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  20. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Savant (903) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    It's getting released again later this month
     
  21. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    FUCK!
     
  22. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (205) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    how do we secure sweet ass bottlez?
     
  23. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Savant (903) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    I can only presume you can buy it at bottle shops

     
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  24. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (205) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    I see, will check it owt
     
  25. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (205) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
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    is the distribution of Founders floundering?
    it seem there is none on shelves here in WA,
    just occasional kegs
     
  26. Twinathon

    Twinathon Initiate (127) May 1, 2013 Australia

    VIC was hit by a shipment about a month or 2 ago that included backward bastard, doom and a few other things. Still plenty of KNS lying on the shelf around here.
     
  27. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Savant (903) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
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    Looks like they're trialling this new "send it to bottle shops" thing. From Friday.
     
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  28. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (119) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    Just me who makes rash/unsubstantiated claims or does this batch look rushed? 1/4 time aged & ready for a Christmas launch. Plus the bottles look like Wild Turkey Rare premix cans
     
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  29. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (956) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    thanks for pointing that out about the ageing and I agree on the bottles, they and the marketing do look kinda tacky. I probably won't bother with this one.
     
  30. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (119) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    Hope I can overcome my confirmation bias because batch 1 was top shelf
     
  31. Narkee

    Narkee Initiate (83) Jun 20, 2013 Australia
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  32. Kegjez

    Kegjez Initiate (119) Mar 18, 2015 Australia
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    I got you covered
     
  33. Narkee

    Narkee Initiate (83) Jun 20, 2013 Australia
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    <3
     
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