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Post by nimimerkillinen » December 25th, 2017, 11:19 am

matthewscott8 on Dec 25 2017, 03:38:08 AM wrote:I discovered a variety of beer recently that I don't like, Flanders Red Ale. First time I had a Duchesse de Bourgogne I thought it was a bad batch, something had gone wrong, but no, it does taste like balsamic vinegar as standard, had a less vile one recently, but still undrinkable.
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge is my favourite of the bears ive tasted so far, im definitely fan of Flanders Red Ale tho i have only tasted 5 of them

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Post by metaller » December 25th, 2017, 12:06 pm

weirdboy on Dec 24 2017, 09:06:22 PM wrote:Smoky, like something from Bamberg?
Get me away with the bamberg beer. I was all hype for it, and when I was on a trip to Bamberg (the old town is really, really nice to look at) I thought this is the perfect chance.
Turns out I don't like that style of beer at all. In my mind a beer with taste of smoked bacon sounded great. But nope.
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Post by weirdboy » December 25th, 2017, 4:21 pm

I also am not a huge fan of acetic flavors in beer, although I still occasionally drink a Flanders Red, and I often judge the sours category in competitions, which usually has one or two Flanders Red entries.

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Post by OldAle1 » December 25th, 2017, 5:16 pm

I generally like Flanders Reds and sour beers generally but they have become very trendy in the past decade in the US and there's too much crap out there, and too many weird experiments that look more fun to make than to drink - who really wants a Jalapeno cheddar coconut Berliner Weiss, or some of the other silly flavor combinations? "Beer geeks will drink anything" seems to be the motto of many breweries (see The Bruery and Evil Twin for a couple of obvious examples) and "Beer geeks are starting to spend like wine geeks" is another trend coming on. It's getting silly, but thankfully there are still enough people out there who just want to produce drinkable quality stuff and not follow every single trend, so even when you separate out the experiment-for-experiment's sake things there's still an awful lot of great beer available compared to where we were before this century.
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 20th, 2018, 11:00 am

Yesterday, I drank Melvin's Lambda Lambda Lambda -a hoppy triple IPA.

After a couple seconds it dawned on me - it's a Revenge of the Nerds allusion. Apparently, they're fans of the movie, and named their beer in reference to it. Beer was good, too.

@OldAle1: Rereading your last post here is amusing to me, largely because I drank The Bruery's Autumn Maple tonight.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » January 31st, 2018, 6:35 pm

OldAle1 on Dec 25 2017, 10:16:20 AM wrote:who really wants a Jalapeno cheddar coconut Berliner Weiss
Sounds potentially very interesting to me to be honest. I'm very much in favour of experimentations of they are done decent enough, you never know, some probably work very well

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » January 31st, 2018, 7:07 pm

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I had bought a 4-pack of this (Dogfish Head's Pennsylvania Tuxedo) before the holidays but only just got into it last night. It's a pale ale with hints of spruce (subtle, minty) and pine taste, and a kick of citrus. Only moderately bitter with a sweet undertone - a pretty good seasonal!
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Post by maxwelldeux » January 31st, 2018, 7:41 pm

nimimerkillinen on Jan 31 2018, 11:36:04 AM wrote:https://untappd.com/b/brewdog-tokyo-16-5/650968 on the glass, sturdy taste!
That looks good - I've had the 18.2% one before and have it at a 4.5/5. :cheers:

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Post by Gershwin » January 31st, 2018, 7:58 pm

maxwelldeux on Jan 31 2018, 12:41:25 PM wrote:
nimimerkillinen on Jan 31 2018, 11:36:04 AM wrote:https://untappd.com/b/brewdog-tokyo-16-5/650968 on the glass, sturdy taste!
That looks good - I've had the 18.2% one before and have it at a 4.5/5. :cheers:
Woah! I'm in. :pinch:
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Post by matthewscott8 » January 31st, 2018, 8:40 pm

I do like a nice sour beer in general, just Flanders Reds are tasting very different to me from the typical sours I've had. Luciernaga by Jolly Pumpkin I've gone back to quite a few times, and once every couple of years I get a case of Cantillon Kriek in.

We have a quite a few branches of Brewdog in the UK and I quite like their Abstrakt range, so I'm ok with experiments (cherry imperial stout was my fave so far), though I've had a few bad experiments recently, one was an Imperial Stout deliberately brewed with lactose. The best beer I've had in the last six months was probably Almanac Splendid Population, which is a sour blonde brewed with Muscat grapes, peaches, nectarines, and vanilla beans. Quite experimental although it doesn't sound "piss take" experimental as per some examples.

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Post by weirdboy » January 31st, 2018, 10:18 pm

Flanders reds have a distinct acetic flavor that is usually considered a fault in other sour beers.

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Post by zuma » February 4th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Did I miss a best beer of 2017 thread?

Here's my top 10 beers from last year;

Hill Farmstead - Dorothy (Barrel aged batch #1) 5/5
De Garde - The Purple 5/5
Drie Fonteinen - Armand 4 Zomer - 5/5
Cantillon - Fou' foune (2016) - 5/5
Crooked Stave - The Progenitor (2015) - 4.75/5
Drie Fonteinen - Hommage (2015) 4.75/5
Auval - Aronia (2017) 4.75/5
Hill Farmstead - Sue (2017) 4.5/5
Treehouse - Julius 4.5/5
Bellwoods - Motley Cru (2017) 4.5/5

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Post by Kasparius » May 22nd, 2018, 7:29 pm

zuma on Feb 4 2018, 12:59:37 PM wrote:Did I miss a best beer of 2017 thread?

Here's my top 10 beers from last year;

Hill Farmstead - Dorothy (Barrel aged batch #1) 5/5
De Garde - The Purple 5/5
Drie Fonteinen - Armand 4 Zomer - 5/5
Cantillon - Fou' foune (2016) - 5/5
Crooked Stave - The Progenitor (2015) - 4.75/5
Drie Fonteinen - Hommage (2015) 4.75/5
Auval - Aronia (2017) 4.75/5
Hill Farmstead - Sue (2017) 4.5/5
Treehouse - Julius 4.5/5
Bellwoods - Motley Cru (2017) 4.5/5
FYI, Foufoune means pussy, and not the purring kind.


I went to David Lynch's Festival of Disruption the other day, and they had Mikkeler's limited Twin Peaks beer. I had the Damn Good Coffee Stout B) It was good.

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Post by zuma » May 22nd, 2018, 9:31 pm

Kasparius on May 22 2018, 01:29:13 PM wrote:FYI, Foufoune means pussy, and not the purring kind.

Apricot beer eh? B) I would drink that all day, every day, if it was available.

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Post by Kasparius » May 23rd, 2018, 6:02 pm

zuma on May 22 2018, 03:31:21 PM wrote:
Kasparius on May 22 2018, 01:29:13 PM wrote:FYI, Foufoune means pussy, and not the purring kind.

Apricot beer eh? B) I would drink that all day, every day, if it was available.
:cheers:

Haven't had that one, sadly.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 4th, 2018, 11:40 pm

Meandering around my local grocery store today, I stumbled across four-packs of Founders KBS. :thumbsup:

As tempting as it was to buy out their entire stock, my liver, waist, and pocketbook wouldn't allow it. But I did buy a 4-pack.

I was particularly excited not only because this is a fantastic beer, but because it has been historically hard to get. About 5 years ago, I stood in line for 3+ hours on a Saturday morning for the opportunity to buy two bottles. (My beer obsession has been replaced by movie obsession.) Now, I don't have to. I win.

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Post by Gershwin » November 24th, 2018, 10:49 pm

I just had a Westvleteren 12. It's really everything they promise.
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 24th, 2018, 10:54 pm

Gershwin wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 10:49 pm
I just had a Westvleteren 12. It's really everything they promise.
Damn I'm jealous - that was #1 on my wish list for years when I was more into beer.

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Post by Gershwin » November 24th, 2018, 11:21 pm

I just had my end-of-year-bonus-equivalent, which is simply just an extra month's pay for civil servants. Then I ended up having a drink with a close friend in a pub selling Westvleteren. This was an awesome moment to buy something more expensive for once. I had been drinking dark, somewhat complicated beers all night, so this seemed a great choice to top it off.

And then when I checked it, it turned out to be exactly my 500th beer on Untappd. I only learned that afterwards. I happened to rate it 5 stars out of 5 without knowing about this number. Now I have to believe nothing happens coincidentally.

The point being: if you're not having financial troubles, try it our. It might cost you 20 dollars or something like that, if you're importing as well, but it's worth trying at least once in a lifetime.
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 25th, 2018, 12:30 am

I can definitely say you've renewed my interest in the beer. For the longest time, it was the top-rated beer in the world on Ratebeer. When last I looked (3-ish years ago), I could only buy in bulk, but it doesn't seem to be the case these days. Will have to be on my wishlist again soon.

And congrats on the Untappd milestone! That was a hell of a beer to hit it with. My next milestone there is 5000, so I have a bit to go.

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Post by OldAle1 » November 25th, 2018, 12:34 am

You guys make me nostalgic.

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Post by zuma » November 25th, 2018, 3:47 am

Gershwin wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 11:21 pm
I just had my end-of-year-bonus-equivalent, which is simply just an extra month's pay for civil servants. Then I ended up having a drink with a close friend in a pub selling Westvleteren. This was an awesome moment to buy something more expensive for once. I had been drinking dark, somewhat complicated beers all night, so this seemed a great choice to top it off.

And then when I checked it, it turned out to be exactly my 500th beer on Untappd. I only learned that afterwards. I happened to rate it 5 stars out of 5 without knowing about this number. Now I have to believe nothing happens coincidentally.

The point being: if you're not having financial troubles, try it our. It might cost you 20 dollars or something like that, if you're importing as well, but it's worth trying at least once in a lifetime.
Congrats on the beer...and the 500 milestone. :cheers: :thumbsup: B)

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Post by Gershwin » November 25th, 2018, 7:46 am

Heh, thanks. I’ll have to add: the 500th unique beer. And I don’t check most beers I already had once. :shifty:
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Post by zuma » January 3rd, 2019, 2:45 pm

Here's my top 10 new beers from 2018;

Burdock Brewery - Barrel 24 - - 4.75/5
Hill Farmstead - Barrel-Aged What is Enlightenment? (2017) - 4.75/5
Cantillon - Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio (2008) - 4.75/5 (first time of this vintage)
Tilquin - Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin a L'Ancienne - 4.75/5
Cantillon - St. Lamvinus Grand Cru - 4.75/5
Hanssens Artisinal - Scarenbecca Kriek - 4.75/5
Hill Farmstead - Art (2013) - 4.5/5
The Lost Abbey - Framboise de Amorosa - 4.5/5
Half Hours on Earth - Affection (2017) - 4.5/5
Burdock Brewery - Saison Du Must II - 4.5/5

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Post by nimimerkillinen » January 5th, 2019, 7:51 am

Top-12
Rodenbach - Vintage 2015 (Foeder No. 195)
Brouwerij Lindemans - Oude Gueuze Cuvée René (2017)
Brasserie Cantillon - Rosé de Gambrinus
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen - Intens Rood / Intense Red
Põhjala - Pime Öö PX (Cellar Series)
Brouwerij Rodenbach - FruitAge
Põhjala - Loits (Cellar Series)
These were tied on points so added all:
BrewDog Paradox Heaven Hill (should have tasted with cleaner palate)
Pühaste Brewery - Dekadents
Nøgne Ø - #100
Redchurch Brewery - Tartelette: Verbena
Rodenbach - Alexander

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 5th, 2019, 8:07 am

So much jealousy for me in this thread...

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Post by PirateJenny » February 21st, 2019, 8:09 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 8:07 am
So much jealousy for me in this thread...
I thought I didn't live in a bad area for beer selection until I read this. :lol:
I'm drinking Asahi Super Dry and I love it. I think it's a rice beer and so nice.

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 21st, 2019, 10:19 pm

PirateJenny wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 8:09 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 8:07 am
So much jealousy for me in this thread...
I thought I didn't live in a bad area for beer selection until I read this. :lol:
I'm drinking Asahi Super Dry and I love it. I think it's a rice beer and so nice.
I like Asahi on occasion, usually at a Japanese restaurant.

(And an excellent thread to locate on your first day here.)

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Post by Gershwin » February 21st, 2019, 10:46 pm

I think I had some beers tonight. So the beer thread seems like a nice place. Beer. Because, why not? Yeah. Beer.
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Post by Coryn » February 21st, 2019, 10:53 pm

Reading this makes me proud to be Flemish. I get to drink Westvleteren multiple times a year for example.

My favorite is still Karmeliet. Known beer in Belgium, not sure if it's that known outside of it but everyone should try it at least once.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 22nd, 2019, 12:23 am

Coryn wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 10:53 pm
My favorite is still Karmeliet. Known beer in Belgium, not sure if it's that known outside of it but everyone should try it at least once.
Been about 5 years since I've had one, but it's known in the US. Very well regarded - I enjoyed it well enough.

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Post by Coryn » February 22nd, 2019, 7:24 am

That's great. I live in the same province as Ghent, a lot of bars have over 500 beers available. For strong beer lovers this is heaven. I like to drink beers which have a large history, beers that were brewn hundreds of years ago by monks in Belgium for example.
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Post by Gershwin » February 22nd, 2019, 7:48 pm

Karmeliet is certainly my favourite tripel. Very good beer indeed.

Also, didn’t remember I had posted here last night. :sweat:
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Post by PirateJenny » February 24th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Last night I had on tap...
Brummie Gold 3/5 - a bit too hoppy for me.
Mad Goose 2/5 - a bit too citrusy for me.

Actually, I say 'too' when really they're bog standard IPAs.
I really like that dry rice beer Asahi Super Dry I mentioned. Thats a 5* for me anyway.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » February 24th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Finnish beers are weirdly underwhelming almost all of them, its strange
Asahi beer was first i drank when started to get into beers. (Currently taking some time off)
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Post by nimimerkillinen » February 24th, 2019, 6:05 pm

Yet to order beers from online but will eventually when got the munny, also a trip to Estonia and Latvia with car would be nice. There is monopoly company by government for beers stronger than 5.5% in finland (used to be 4.7% until 2018)

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Post by PirateJenny » April 28th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Brooklyn Lager. Had it at an American style smokehouse near me then saw it in my supermarket. Halfway between ale and lager. Not bad. Perfect with a cheeseburger.

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Post by jeff_v » May 1st, 2019, 10:59 pm

Forgot about this thread. Maybe this is a good place to remind @zuma to tell me when/where he wants me to ship him some more beer.

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Post by zuma » May 2nd, 2019, 2:28 am

jeff_v wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forgot about this thread. Maybe this is a good place to remind @zuma to tell me when/where he wants me to ship him some more beer.
Zuma does not read this thread.

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