Which Lager Fest beers were your favorite?

Discussion in 'Lager Fest in Cyberspace (2021)' started by Todd, Aug 23, 2021.


Which Lager Fest beers were your favorite?

Poll closed Sep 22, 2021.
  1. BeerThugLife + Indie: Para Mi Gente with Organic Blue Maize

    32 vote(s)
  2. Dovetail: Baltic Porter

    47 vote(s)
  3. Enegren: Nighthawk

    32 vote(s)
  4. Halfway Crooks: Radix

    32 vote(s)
  5. Jack's Abby: Destination: Australia

    34 vote(s)
  6. Live Oak: Pre-War Pils

    34 vote(s)
  7. Russian River: STS Pils

    65 vote(s)
  8. Schilling: Landbier Dunkel

    15 vote(s)
  9. Urban Chestnut: Stammtisch

    48 vote(s)
  10. von Trapp: Dunkel

    26 vote(s)
  11. Wibby: Volksbier Vienna

    27 vote(s)
  12. Wolf's Ridge: Buchenrauch

    38 vote(s)
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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Super Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    We did the "Which Lager Fest beers are you looking forward to the most?" poll, and now it's time to vote for your favorites from the fest. I know it's hard to pick (they were all awesome!), so we'll give everyone three votes to work with again.

    And feel free to back up your picks with a reply.

  2. beergoot

    beergoot Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,589) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Stammtisch was my favorite overall.

    Rich and flavorful, balanced and nuanced with it's malt-forward base. I though the hop aroma and bitterness would top-notch, too. It was just incredibly tasty and satisfying.

    It rated a 4.35 overall score from me.
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  3. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    My top three were:
    1. Wolf's Ridge: Buchenrauch
    2. Dovetail: Baltic Porter
    3. Urban Chestnut: Stammtisch

  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,826) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Yeah, that Stammtisch was really special.
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  5. cryptichead

    cryptichead Grand Pooh-Bah (3,441) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois
    Data Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Radix, Landbier Dunkel and Pre-War Pils got the highest marks from me
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  6. ovaltine

    ovaltine Grand Pooh-Bah (5,719) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    So far the Dovetail Baltic Porter, followed closely by Radix, but I’ve still got 2/3 of the box to work through. That Baltic Porter will be tough to topple from the top spot for me, though - I thought that one was world-class.
  7. mbostenbeer

    mbostenbeer Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Massachusetts

    Lisa - My wife’s

    Pre War
    Para MiGente


    Para MiGente…

    honorable mention
  8. NEBeerGoddess

    NEBeerGoddess Zealot (509) Dec 28, 2020 Connecticut

    Buchenrauch, Baltic Porter, & Radix were my faves. I think Volksbier was my least fave (but still good). The variety and curation of this box was great .
  9. csniezek

    csniezek Pundit (896) May 5, 2004 Massachusetts

    My top 3:
    Destination Oz (Limes!)
    Nighthawk ( there will never be enough schwarzbier available to satisfy my thirst for it )
    Landbier ( orders of magnitude more flavorful than any dunkel I've ever had )

    I should say, though, that they were all top-notch. Cheers to the brewers for bringing their A game!
  10. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Pooh-Bah (2,360) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Friday - STS for sure, followed closely by the Von Trapp Dunkel

    Saturday - Dovetail Baltic Porter stood out above the rest.
  11. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Pooh-Bah (2,178) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Shared all twelve over the course of 4-5 hours with a group of people.

    The Baltic Porter was the crowd favorite and made for a nice counterpoint after the first six beers. I definitely want to get up to Chicago and try some more Dovetail.

    I was also impressed with both the Buchenrauch and Prewar Pils. Overall my favorite of the virtual festival boxes that we’ve done.
  12. Eyeluvbeer

    Eyeluvbeer Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2016 North Dakota

    My favorite of the fest was Enegren Nighthawk. So well done. I could drink that all day! Also loved Von Trapp Dunkel and Radix. Can't wait for the next Virtual Fest!
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  13. poisoneddwarf

    poisoneddwarf Savant (1,054) Mar 26, 2010 Idaho

    Buchenrauch - 4.4
    STS - 4.4
    Stammtisch-- 4.3
    Dovetail Baltic Porter - 4
    Pre War Pils - 3.9
    Von Trapp Dunkel - 3.9
    Vibby Volksbier - 3.8
    Radix - 3.8
    Destination Australia - 3.8
    Nighthawk - 3.8
    Para Mi Gente - 3.7
    Landbier Dunkel - 3.7
  14. cigardave

    cigardave Initiate (0) May 25, 2005 Oklahoma

    Concur 100 per with the others on the Stammtisch. IMHO ... the best of the lot!

    Followed closely by STS Pils and I went with the Baltic Porter as my third choice, even though I think they should've stayed with the Dovetail Helles!!

    Honorable Mention: Pre-War Pils, Radix, Wibby Vienna Lager, Buchenrauch, Nighthawk
  15. WhiteAngus

    WhiteAngus Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2021 Illinois

    I mean...... come on STS was phenomenal, but Russian River always gets accolades. A great beer but not my favorite. I was really blown away by Dovetail's Baltic Porter, then Enegren's Nighthawk was delicious (would love to see that with hops like a Black IPL, just an idea). Jack Abbeys Fingerling Lime Lager was delicious.
    Another surprise was the Pre-War! I came out of this fest with an appreciation for craft lagers and it has me wanting to brew one up. Cheers to all!
  16. ChicagoJoe

    ChicagoJoe Zealot (653) Mar 23, 2008 Illinois

    Overall, a great lineup. Had a hard time picking only three.
  17. MadtownMaltman

    MadtownMaltman Aspirant (224) Feb 28, 2015 Wisconsin

    The Russian River STS Pilswas so easy to love. The von Trapp Dunkel was spot on and Wolf’s Ridge Buchenrauch transported me back to Bamberg—so tasty, right up there with the big dog Schlenkerla.
    Ok… I’ve only drank thru the first six beers so my voting is skewed a little :wink: Looking forward to revisiting my vote soon.
  18. squirrelmadness

    squirrelmadness Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2005 Massachusetts

    I went with the Buchenrauch as number one, then the Baltic Porter.
  19. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Virginia

    While I thoroughly enjoyed all of the beers, my top three were:
    1. Wolf's Ridge: Buchenrauch
    2. Dovetail: Baltic Porter
    3. Jack’s Abbey Destination Australia
  20. UrbanCaveman

    UrbanCaveman Pooh-Bah (1,866) Sep 30, 2014 Ohio
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I seriously can't even narrow it to three. As evidenced by my order from Half Time that was nearly $150, heh.

    Buchenrauch is fantastic, but I live in Ohio, so I'm in normal distribution range for it (and only 2 hours from the taproom).

    Dovetail was a known phenomenal quantity for me from before I moved away from Chicagoland. If you haven't had their Vienna, hefeweizen, or pretty much anything else they brew, do yourself a favor.

    Contrary to popular opinion here, I loved the Volksbier.

    Von Trapp and Enegren have become new sought-after breweries for me. In case anyone trading enjoyed the Wolf's Ridge stuff and wouldn't mind some common-to-an-area trades. :wink:

    The Radix and STS were fantastic, and I also enjoyed the Landbier Dunkel.

    Just too many to pick only three, heh.
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