What's your #1 rated beer?

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  1. bmonty412

    bmonty412 Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts

    KBS for stout and Heady Topper for IPA's...F'n PERIOD!!
  2. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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  3. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    All things considered, its by no means anybody's white whale. For the money though, it might be what I look most forward to every year. If it wasn't seasonal I would have it in the fridge everyday.
  4. BelgBeerGeek

    BelgBeerGeek Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2012 Belgium

    picking one beer as my top is actually impossible, it happens that i sometimes give more point to one beer than the other while i think they're both equally good, it's just the mood i'm in and etc ...
    but so far my absolute favorites are :
    De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva both the 2000 and 2005.
    Hair Of The Dog Cherry Adam From The Wood.
    De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Wild Turkey.
    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
    Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux.
  5. Tiger33

    Tiger33 Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 North Carolina

    The small swig of Apple Brandy Hunahpu resonates in my mind but Melange 3 is up there as well for me personally.
  6. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
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    Russian River Pliney the Elder followed very closely by Cantillon's Lou Pepe - Gueuze.
  7. mattsander

    mattsander Zealot (569) Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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    Cantillon Fou' Foune!
  8. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    enjoy by, kbs, bcbs and variants, HT, double galaxy, fbs, pliny. mind blown. boom
  9. atomic

    atomic Disciple (332) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Anti-hero? as in Revolution brewing anti hero? Didn't realize revolution was creating that much buzz out of state. I'm from chicago and we have antihero on the shelves of supermarkets for like $9 a 6pk. Always tell myself Ill buy it but I always end up buying something else. I guess because I see it everywhere, I pass it up for something I feel is more exotic. I guess I'll have to change my tune!

    And its about damn time I visit the brew pub too.
  10. hagbergl

    hagbergl Devotee (405) Aug 27, 2009 Maryland

    #1: Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude No. 4
    #2: Bruery Oude Tart
  11. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Don't review yet. But firestone walker sucaba
  12. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    KBS and Backwoods Bastard followed by Founders Breakfast Stout and Hopslam
  13. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My avatar should make it pretty obvious, haha, but Firestone Walker XVI absolutely blew my mind and claimed my top spot.
  14. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Stout: Bell's Black Note
    IPA: Heady Topper
    Belgian: Trappistes Rochefort 10
    Old Ale: BB4D
    Eisbock: Kuhnhenn Raspberry

    Overall kick-ass experience goes to Rochefort 10. The first beer that made me go "woah. what just happened?!"
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  15. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Dreadnaught is mine. Followed closely by Ruination and then ZD and Rye da Tiger. Unearthly holds a special place as it turned me on to craft beer. however i am starting to explore stouts more and more. Bo and Luke was very good.

    On another note, why do people think others like ZD because of the name or label? it could be called purple unicorns and it would still be up at the top of my list. For that matter, it could be called purple unicorn piss and I would still drink it
  16. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Palate Wrecker for hops, Lukcy Basartd otherwise.
  17. Heady978

    Heady978 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 Massachusetts
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    AleSmith Speedway Stout and Heady Topper alone could keep me smiling for the rest of my days. I would have gone with BCBS or BCBCS, but those beers are meant for special occasions IMO. Lots of delicious brew in this thread!
  18. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,434) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Winter: Victory at Sea
    Spring: Pliny the Elder
    Summer: Saison DuPont
    Fall: Dogfish Head Pumpkin
  19. bullywee

    bullywee Aspirant (259) May 26, 2005 North Carolina
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    Such a difficult thing to pin down, but thats not a bad thing but a salute to all he great beer being produced today! Number One rated - in my mind is best in style and then overall and in that case it's a tie (I factored in accessibility and price)
    Founders Porter
    Bells Two Hearted
    Founders Double trouble
    Founders Imperial Stout

    I don't have a favorite beer but maybe five that are untouchable

    Isabelle Proximus
    RR Supplication
    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta
    Alpine Nelson
    Heady Topper
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  20. Quackershnoc

    Quackershnoc Initiate (184) Nov 7, 2012 Michigan

    St. Bernardus Abt 12
    St. Bernardus Tripel
    Bell's Black Note
    DFH Olde School

    These just blew me away when I had them...
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  21. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Reviewed Abrasive. Actual Apple Brandy Hunaphu! Then BA Vanilla DL and King Henry.
  22. TysonA

    TysonA Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 Washington
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    The brewery is great. Went there when I visited Chicago in December. Anti-hero is a very tasty IPA. If they have E. Norma Gene be sure to give that a try too, they don't bottle that one yet.
  23. TysonA

    TysonA Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 Washington
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    HOTD Bourbon Fred
    Bruery Melange No. 3
    Boneyard Hop Venom
  24. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I feel like I still have a long way to go with my beer experience (and I don't really do ratings here) but my top beer is still FBS. It's just perfect at what it does.
  25. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Palo Santo Marron
  26. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Indiana

  27. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Zealot (500) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

  28. AirborneBeer

    AirborneBeer Aspirant (272) Feb 5, 2013 Maryland
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    2008 Bourbon County Barrel Stout
  29. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

  30. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Initiate (133) Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    What's your #1 album of all time?
    This changes with the weather......NG Black Top.
  31. TNasty1126

    TNasty1126 Initiate (189) Jun 21, 2012 Washington

    2011 Black Tuesday
    Surely Darkness
    3Floyds Behemoth
    Zombie Dust
    Heady Topper

    My preciouses...
  32. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I'm a crappy reviewer, but BBQ is my top one.
  33. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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  34. DerrickW

    DerrickW Disciple (384) Jan 17, 2013 Georgia
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    Founders Imperial Stout
  35. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (146) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
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  36. MusicaleMike

    MusicaleMike Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Pretty sure it's Reisdorf Kolsch right now, though just reviewed O'Hara's Leann Follain and that might take top honors. No perfect 5's yet.
  37. Bildo

    Bildo Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Minnesota

    To Date my top rated Beer would be Dark knight Returns from Barley Johns. it is released every 2 yrs. Waiting for others to age.
  38. GradyS1

    GradyS1 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 California
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    As far as ratings go, I have rated beers on here, RB, untapped and tasting cards from different events. I have never really combined them all to see what I gave my highest rating to. Three beers really stand out, the first time I had Isabelle around 08-09, BC Rare and Alexander. Out of those three I would have to go with Rare, the mounth feel and taste were excellent. It was a very decadent and wish I had another
  39. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (404) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    Great Divide Yeti, all Fives. Just mentioned this in another post
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  40. paytonpowell

    paytonpowell Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 Minnesota

    Schell's Stag Series Citra Pils, Millstream Oktoberfest, Saison Dupont: All three are overlooked under appreciated styles that never get enough credit. Citra Pils was warm and bready with lively hops making it wonderfully refreshing; Oktoberfest was by in large the most in-style rewarding, reserved beer I have ever come across and challenging because of its clean cut simplicity; and Saison Dupont always always shocks me as to how good it is and puzzles me as to why it does not fly off the shelf especially since it is supremely versatile at the dinner table.
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