Your first drain-pour

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  1. Dogslife

    Dogslife (0) Nov 30, 2013 Georgia

    Fat Cat Confession IPA- picked this up at a gas station to introduce someone to ipa's. It was after-hours with nothing else avaliable and poured one glass took a sip and poured out a 4 pack.
  2. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    weihnstephaner ashamed to admit it..happened early in my craft journey and revisited it a couple years later and loved it(the thought that it might have been infected always makes me feel better lol)
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  3. BeerNutz324

    BeerNutz324 (0) Sep 20, 2011 Iowa

    For the record, I am pretty much against drain pours. I have been drinking craft beers for about 13 years now and have yet to do it. Tonight though I had my first. I poured a bottle of Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale and there was these weird gelatinous, ameoba like things floating in the beer. It wasn't the typical yeast sediment that you can have with some beers, so rather than risk it I drain poured it. I still have 1 bottle left though and would like to know what the hell that was. Can anyone with more beer chemistry knowledge than I tell me what the hell that was?
  4. EastHarris

    EastHarris (0) Jan 9, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hmm I don't know, but that's definitely not normal.

    What a shame you had to do that to Monk's. That's a wonderful beer and an awesome bar.
  5. turbo622

    turbo622 (0) Sep 25, 2013 Indiana

    Tiberian Inquisitor from FFF. Had heard bad things, but my curiosity got the best of me. Turns out those things I heard were right.
  6. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Tonight's was Double D IPA.
  7. ohiobrew

    ohiobrew (0) Apr 27, 2013 Ohio

    My first was Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat. Stuff tastes like cough syrup.
  8. cestlavie

    cestlavie (0) Oct 27, 2011 New York

    it tasted like band-aids!
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  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad (875) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Sounds like roping: jelly-like strands- probably caused by either acetobacter or pediococcus . Something definitely went wrong with that bottle, maybe the beer became oxidized during bottling? As far as the other bottle goes, who knows- there is a possibility it could be OK, though.
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  10. hshewsf

    hshewsf (0) Jan 25, 2013 California

    Same for me. I wanted to keep drinking in order to prevent it from being a waste, but I just couldn't drink it.
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  11. GregM44

    GregM44 (0) Feb 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Wells Banana Bread
  12. MrWilliams

    MrWilliams (0) Nov 24, 2013 Arizona

    Before I learned about craft beer I'd drink anything. Since I've learned more though the only thing I've drained is a Busch's given to me by a buddy. I've given everything else a fair chance.
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  13. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine (0) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    Yep, this. Got 3 down in a session, but was wondering why I kept drinking the stuff after every swig. The cherry flavor was cloying, overpowering, and medicinal to me, and the last 3 of the sixer went down the drain. Man, I hate wasting beer. Most stuff I find disagreeable I still power through.
  14. deathevocation

    deathevocation (0) Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Bought a Coors around 95. Probably sat on a container ship for months on end. Had one sip and poured it out.

    Think the next pour was 13 years later - a German smoke beer with pork flavour.
  15. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (965) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    That would have to be Desparados Tequila Beer. I like tequila, I like beer, sounds like it's a double good thing. Wrong! This can (picked up at a local convenience store) tasted baaad! I've eaten prickly pear cactus lobes so I know bad. The majority of the can went down the drain into the sanitary sewer system of Zurich, CH, which is probably still trying to recover.
  16. surfcaster

    surfcaster (0) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    BA Old Ruffian-Bomber and gave everyone a taste-drain pour times 4
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  17. JCam9981

    JCam9981 (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Have to agree here. That was a boozy mess. Took my two sips and fed the rest to the sink.

    VDODSON (0) Feb 5, 2013 North Dakota

    Duvel, didnt care for it whatsoever.
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  19. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan (0) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Sam Adams cranberry lambic. Yikes!
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  20. iamdariusstone

    iamdariusstone (0) Jul 23, 2013 California

    New Belgium LoF Transatlantique Kriek
  21. LagerCognoscenti

    LagerCognoscenti (0) Jun 28, 2013 England

    Last night. Tatra - a Polish lager. Had drunk a couple of really nice beers already and poured aggressively but got absolutely no head whatsoever. Always a bad sign. It actually tasted tolerable but as it was a relatively high abv of 6% and a 500ml can I decided not to waste alcohol units on a beer with little merit. Maybe my can was unrepresentative as a Polish friend said this was good and I normally quite enjoy Polish lagers.
  22. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn (0) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    About 6 weeks ago, it was a bomber of 2012 BC cherry rye. I really tried to like it, but I hated it.
  23. WreckedPalate

    WreckedPalate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Yeah? How did that work out for you? little too foamy?
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  24. WreckedPalate

    WreckedPalate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Almost everything I have tried from Anderson Valley. Sorry, but I can't buy another one of their beers.
  25. Redbeerd

    Redbeerd (0) Feb 21, 2013 California

    I drain-poured my first beer yesterday, old Dominion Morning glory. Tasted like bad coffee.
  26. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    Don't remember my first, but a few that come to mind are:

    Unibroue- Trois Pistoles (Awful weird tomato paste taste.)
    Souther Tier- Creme Brulee (Way too sweet, nauseating)
    Dark Horse- One Oatmeal Stout (Soy sauce)
    And I had to power through Anchor Steam.
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  27. carlitos92

    carlitos92 (0) Jul 12, 2012 Texas

    Stone Punishment 2013 - I love strong beer and I love chiles, but this was too much of both. Probably should have shared it, but I don't even know anybody who would like that.

    Damn near drain-pouring this Shiner White Wing. I loved Shiner Bock back in the day, but don't go to it much in the years since I discovered craft beer. Wanted to see what they could do with a style I like. Not much, apparently. Sigh.
  28. BBAVUSO21

    BBAVUSO21 (0) Jan 25, 2013 New York

    ST Creme Brulee. Right down the drain
  29. craftaholic

    craftaholic (0) Jun 14, 2009 New York

    this beer called heady topper, never heard of it before but its just way too bitter...

    (had to, jokes all around guys)
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  30. whitemomba

    whitemomba (0) Mar 19, 2011 Virginia

    DFH Immort Ale....tasted like bandaids.
  31. Jewmagic151

    Jewmagic151 (0) May 31, 2013 Kansas

    Great Divide Hercules without a date on the bottle I was a Newburgh and didn't know
  32. -Andrew-

    -Andrew- (0) Jul 22, 2013 Michigan

    I don't think I've ever drainpoured. I tend to finish what I start, even if it's that bad and I have to choke it down. It's a learning experience.
  33. Crafts_and_recreation

    Crafts_and_recreation (0) Sep 26, 2013 Ohio

    Wild blue would be the first, though my second was just moments ago. I couldn't stomach O'Fallon Cherry Chocolate Beer. It was like trying to drink a cherry tootsie pop; hated to do it but that one's just not for me!
  34. Ace_of_Suds

    Ace_of_Suds (0) Nov 12, 2013 New York

    Cascade Apricot. Disgusting.
  35. iamdariusstone

    iamdariusstone (0) Jul 23, 2013 California

    mmmm love this beer
  36. BrooBub

    BrooBub (0) Oct 14, 2011 Maryland

    First ever drain-pour a few minutes ago... Finished half of it
  37. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler (0) May 15, 2011 New York

    got any more?
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  38. Broanoke

    Broanoke (0) Feb 23, 2013 Virginia

    Natural Light when i was 10.
  39. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom (0) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Kentucky Ale. It was infected something fierce.
  40. cello

    cello (0) Oct 17, 2013 Pennsylvania

    You don't need a refined palette to know if a beer is sometimes just to "boozy" or spicy. Trust me, I think a lot of us want to finish them but occasionally it's too hard.
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