Worst Sounding Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RaulMondesi, May 18, 2022.

  1. tolar111

    tolar111 Aug 17, 2008 New York
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  2. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I personally enjoy kale lol but not raw I saute it in olive oil and garlic. Which may be why I like it
  3. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    The words "Martin House". That sour pickle beer was terrible. The hot pickle beer wasn't as gross, but it's a low bar to clear.
  4. dbl_delta

    dbl_delta Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Agree, but my workaround is to pretend that the heat from the peppers is alcohol burn.
    Try it - you'll be amazed. :slight_smile:
  5. WickedBeer

    WickedBeer Sep 23, 2015 Alabama
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    Gotta be Enigma for me; that hop is an abomination lol.
  6. BruChef

    BruChef Nov 8, 2009 New York

    I love Summit hops. Especially in combination with Citra and/or Amarillo.
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  7. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Yipes. To me they taste like salty onions and smell like BO.
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  8. pjbear05

    pjbear05 May 28, 2008 Florida

    Worse than Michelob Ultra? Remembering what the original Mic tasted way back when, that moniker is a case of pissing in your own soup-or beer.
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  9. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Hmmm. Is 'cat piss' another way to describe your taste experience? I've seen that descriptor applied to Summit and Mosiac (and I've experienced it) but I recall reading somewhere that that smell/taste characteristic depends on how fresh the hops are when the brewer uses them. (Or maybe it was how old the hops are when the hop grower gets tham processed/dried.)
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  10. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California
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    I really hate it when a beer has onion elements to it. Is there a hop in general that might give off that taste, or is it just bad brewing?
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    At least in my case, the only hop that ever has a cat pee note is simcoe. That's only in really specific beers and it even seems to vary from batch to batch, though. Some beers that feature simcoe (like Pliny) never have that flavor.

    With summit, it basically always has that same salty onions note. I still remember trying the original Gubna from OB (100% summit) and realizing we were about to pour 5 of them out. TRVE's original Nazareth and Renegade E3 were similarly all-summit and both tasted like they were designed to kill vampires. Feels like summit has fallen out of favor lately, though. All of the local places that used to use it seem to have either dropped it completely, or made it small part of a blend.
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  12. bubseymour

    bubseymour Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Blasphemy. How long did you think that response would take?
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  13. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Bud Light Next 0.
    0 flavor
    0 body. I have not, nor will try it, but with 0 carbs, it can't be good.
    Any beer with groceries in it is another pass, unless a fruit Lambic.
    Anything milkshake.
    Session IPA's. Just call them a Pale Ale already!
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    Contains Dill Pickle Juice or Beets.
  15. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I was baiting @TheIPAHunter but he's too mellow for that. Love u brother
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  16. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Groceries lmfaoo
  17. mickyge

    mickyge Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    I’m not a big fan of coconut in beer period.

    The worst sounding beer to me was Brown Note by Against the Grain, I couldn’t get past the can art to even try it. I’m gagging now thinking about it.
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  18. bubseymour

    bubseymour Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Yeah I was just playing along for fun.
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  19. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I guess I can honestly say I've never had Summit hops because I've never experienced either of those (off-putting in beer) characters! :grin::grimacing:
  20. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Over use of citra is this cat piss to me
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  21. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Well, you know what? I think I am mixing up Summit with Simcoe. Onions and BO? I can't say that I've ever experienced that. Maybe I don't run across Summit hops very often.
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  22. tone77

    tone77 May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Obolon Bile.
    It's actually a pretty good beer.
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  23. tobelerone

    tobelerone Dec 1, 2010 New Jersey
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    Brown note sounds pretty…crappy.
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  24. Giantspace

    Giantspace Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    A lemongrass saison or wild ale seems like it would be really good. Make it around 4% even better. Could even add ginger.

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  25. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Most of the beers I drink are pretty quiet, so it's hard to say.
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  26. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Pickes, oysters, peanut butter, Dragon Fruit.
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  27. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Apr 9, 2015 California

    Nut Brown Ale from Alesmith
    Never would i buy that shit..abv makes it worse
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  28. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    It didn't strike me until just now, but the mean age of BA members is showing in this thread since no one has mentioned a certain Young's label...

    It *is* retired, but still...

    #68 steveh, May 20, 2022
    Last edited: May 20, 2022
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  29. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, that's some dirty trick you're playing, there, steveh - don't dick around, just tell us!

    There used to be a "secret" live show trading group for Richard Thompson fans called Spotted Dick, after the British dessert. ("Secret" 'cause he didn't approve back in those lower tech days).
    Although "Sponge Pudding" doesn't sound better, does it? Sounds slightly pornographic...

    This era is a mean age for everyone!

    (Oh, wait - wrong definition).
  30. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    No, you got it right. :grin:
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  31. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    The can thing is whatever but more important what do the young nieces and nephews think of the beer?
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  32. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    I knew that googling “spotted dick” was a risky game, but it took me down an educational adventure of traditional English cuisine. I must say, the Brits have some quirky names for the culinary dishes, and I dig it!
  33. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California
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    I don’t like that the title was changed to “Worst Sounding Beers.” Imho, it makes it sound like I’m thinking of actual beers, and not one’s own idea of what would be the worst to them.
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  34. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That one was pretty Mild compared to what we see today. :wink::sunglasses:
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  35. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Feb 2, 2015 Illinois

    The older nieces/nephew (high school / college) avoid gluten, so not into beer. They like seltzer and spirits, but that generation doesn't party / overindulge like my generation.

    For the younger ones via my youngest brother, I gave the oldest a sip of Pliny the Elder and he thought it was "spicy", but was glad to have tried it. The youngest with a sweet tooth liked his sip of a haze bomb from Beer Zombies, had to cut him off before he drank all of it. I am hopeful for their future, and perhaps the gluten free preference will pass once they move out of home (their Father/My Brother drinks beer, and also eats gluten away from home).
  36. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Isn't that physically (medically?) detrimental if you don't have (professionally diagnosed) gluten intolerance?
  37. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    Graham cracker marshmallow pastry stout

    Yes, I'll admit I've tried it so no one can say I won't know until I try it.
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  38. thebeeremptor

    thebeeremptor Aug 12, 2018 California
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    No IPA I've ever had in my life has been improved by the addition of fruit.

    Grapefruit, peach, blood orange, hell Lazy Dog has a Melvin contract brewed hazy IPA with huckleberry, none of it.

    Not a single one has made me go "You know what, this beer is great and would be merely mediocre without [insert fruit here]."
  39. JamFuel

    JamFuel Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    Brewdog... :stuck_out_tongue:
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  40. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Pastry stouts should come with some type of warning for sugar comas.
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