What's your #1 rated beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. chetw

    chetw Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Pliny, Ale Smith IPA, Founders Breakfast Stout, can't go wrong with any of them.
  2. kecarl7

    kecarl7 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2010 California

    All things Kuhnhenn. Biggest and baddest -bals in the business
  3. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    I'm inclined to say Westy 12 just because well...it's the only whale I've had. But if I could have only one of the beers I've ever tried right now I'd pick Heady Topper. That is number 1 in my mind.
  4. stonermouse

    stonermouse Devotee (487) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts
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    Heady Topper and Bourbon Barrel-aged Plead the 5th are my only perfect 5s.
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  5. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,156) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I've given 2 beers all 5's, North Coast Old Stock Ale and Unibroue La Fin Du Monde. My favorite beer is probably still Chimay White though.
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  6. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
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    This is what I love about beer! Its not necessarily the highest rated beer. But what you like, Personally. I dont like the snobs that snub your choice, beer is made be shared, I love this thread. With that being said...
    Left Hand Milk Stout (nitro)
    Old Rasputin Russian Imerial Stout.
    Oskar Blues G'Knight Imerial Red(DIPA)
    Or Hop Knot IPA from SanTan Brewery (drink local!!)
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    PORTerCITY Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2013 California


    but moloko is climbing up there too!!!!!!
  8. stooge

    stooge Aspirant (263) Feb 22, 2012 Michigan
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    Kuhnhenn BB 4th Dimentia followed closely by Founders Backwoods Bastard
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    BEERQWEST Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013

    Victory At Sea...Tap.
  10. Photekut

    Photekut Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2006 Tennessee

    anything wale-y
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  11. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 New York
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    drie fonteinen oude gueze golden blend

    you know what it is

    distant second, BOT
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  12. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Reviewed: 2012 Darkness just edges out Mamouche
    Had: Tea-Bagged Furious (my only 5)
    Unreviewed: 2008 Cuvee de Tomme
  13. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Aspirant (207) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    It changes all the time lol
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  14. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (858) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    In terms of ratings, a tie between Moat Water and Rochefort 10.
  15. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    As for what I've reviewed my top beer is Duvel at 4.9. When I think about it that's a pretty appropriate beer to be 1st.
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  16. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    RareR DOS, AB Zhukov, and Bramble.

    For stuff I can actually get, I really love Wake n Bake.
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  17. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    Mine is Abyss, but it's really 2010 Abyss consumed in 2012.

    Followed by regular BCBS (2011 vintage consumed in 2012) and Double Sunshine (super fresh).
  18. MaddMatt639

    MaddMatt639 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012 California

    Sierra Neveda Hoptimum, without a doubt!!!
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  19. jwgkicks

    jwgkicks Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2012 Connecticut

    Personally, I prefer the King of beers: Budweiser, I cannot believe I am the first one to think of this spectacular brew.
  20. emilylee

    emilylee Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 California

    Cantillon Fou' Foune...
  21. lic217

    lic217 Champion (892) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Fresh Gandhi Bot.
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anchor Steam - the best any day, every day, classic craft beer.
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  23. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,865) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Duck Duck Gooze
  24. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Meyvn (1,229) Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  25. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    HF Galaxy, prefer it to Abner. But really Fou' Foune.
  26. Stankonia

    Stankonia Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2010 Idaho

    It's hard to really pick one..but the best beer I've ever had would come down to either Black Note from Bells, or KBS that had about 8 months on it.
  27. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,467) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Arrogant Bastard so far ...

    ... but I've got a lot of beers to try, and I'm sure I'll run into something better.
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  28. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,674) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Narke Kaggen! Stormaktsporter.

    I hate to be cliche having an imperial stout as my #1, but it was just transcendent.
  29. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    2009 Darkness. Although, the 2011 and '12 were much better and will hold up much longer.
  30. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,487) Aug 29, 2012 Michigan
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    Based on my ratings, Tank 7 is the highest at 4.8, but Duvel is in a virtual tie at 4.79. I could drink both all day and never tire of either, so that seems about right.

    I also have a couple beers that are 4.75: Orval and Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
  31. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (624) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Im an optimist. It's in the future
  32. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Rye on Rye. 3 year old old stock. 2001 bigfoot, as of a month ago. super fresh bourbon county coffee. The old Mathias from Haymarket, before they started getting super drunk when they brew. Galaxy unicorn from pipeworks. Murda'd Out. Olllld Juliet, before they started making a lot.

    Weheinstephaner Kristalweiss and Vitus.
  33. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    FFF Behemoth
  34. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California
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    Pliny the Younger
    Black Tuesday

    sorry couldn't pick just one.
  35. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,303) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    Lagunitas Maximus. The only solid 5 I have ever given.
  36. arfenhouse

    arfenhouse Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 California

    Victory at Sea then Pliny as my runner-up.
  37. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Smuttynose Baltic porter. It's the perfect beer
  38. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Whale level - BB4D, 09 BCBS, 11 BA Pt5
    non-whale - Edmund Fitzgerald or Siberian Night
  39. CKYnick01

    CKYnick01 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Delaware

    Never have been lucky enough to score a bourbon county, however my favorite beer that is no longer made unfortunetly would have to go to Dogfish Head's Fort.

    Unibroue Trois Pistoles is a close second
  40. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,214) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Double Trouble and Raspberry Tart are tied atop my list. Those are from 5 years ago and my standards have grown exponentially higher since then.
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