The Awesome Beer Thread



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Posted by Deadmeat, 28.05.2009 - 16:38
After making a poll with having only 8 possible choices I decided that it would be better to have a Beer topic. So, tell us what's your favorite beer, why it is and give us all the necessary information about it so that we can try it when we have the chance.

So, keep on the discussion about this great drink called Beer!

As for me, I've already wrote it: Erdinger (i don't know much about it's short etc) is the best. It is a beer that kneeds in your bottle and it tastes great!
31.10.2017 - 02:10
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Last week we had a craft beer festival in Toulouse. 60 brewers (a bit less in the end I think) over 30 different places in the town. I certainly didn't drink that much but sampled some really nice stuff (unless noted, all were on tap). Also, note that while I'm not into sour beers, I did try some, just because I had to try again (and I don't regret it)!

FRANCE
Brasserie de la Seillone
- La Sauvageonne: coppery amber, really nice malts and caramel tastes.
Brasserie du Pays Flamand
- from their wilde Leeuw series, came a tripel aged in Sauternes barrels. Fantastic, starting like a great belgian tripel and finished like a sweet vin blanc. Amazing!
Elixkir
- Saison Abricot: Season with apricot, thymus and rosemary, nice and funny mix even if I'm not a fan
La Biérataise
- blonde à la tomate: if that slight acidic aftertaste was tomato, well...
La Chamoise
- Dubbel Trubbel: decent amber/brown dubbel, but sadly not on par with the porter
- Juicy Session IPA: nicely fruity/flowery, and not too bitter
- Robuste Porter: really nice porter with a distinct caramel vibe to it
Le Grand Bison
- Raaahaa!: really good IPA, more on the flowery notes and restrained side of things
Moehau (they've got a nice amber IPA with Nz hops, and a good witbier too)
- Blonde: tasty pilsner (but I prefer ales tbh)
- Porter: decent but a bit generic
- Sapin: amber with sapling added, but taste is almost non-existent (it's already better in bottles, and I guess it'll improve by aging)
Ouroboros
- Chimère Liquide: wheat IPA with Vic Secret, good and not too bitter
- Le Sang Des Muses: great stout with a nice fruity hop taste
Page 24 (Brasserie de Saint Germain)
- Belgian Triple Bourbon Barrel: really great and very well balanced!
- Ambrée: decent amber ale
- Imperial Stout Cognac Barrel: great but slightly too much on the Cognac side
Popihn
- Popihn Berliner Weisse: with strawberries, really decent considering I'm not a fan of the genre
- Popihn Black IPA: fantastic, really balanced between strong malts and hops
Collaborations
- Barallel / Ratz - Beer to Pear: 4 malts and cereals with pear added, nice, more on the pear alcohol than pear juice side of things
- Barallel / Brasserie du Pays Flamand / Elixkir - 'twas a great imperial porter, barrel-aged (bourbon), just a bit too much on the bourbon side
- Brasserie du Midi / Joli Rouge - Charlie Brown: brown IPA with hints of pepper in the end, decent but...
- Corrézienne / Manufacture de Bières - Citrus Maximus: American wheat Ale with Kaffir lime and pepper, a really exotic and great twist!
- Iron / La Débauche - Assam Rouge: tea (tasteful) + red lager was, well, not my cup of tea
- Joli Rouge / Ouroboros - Sainte Barbe: I already knew this imperial stout with smoked chili pepper, but enjoying it on tap was an immense pleasure
- La Braxéenne / La Garonnette - Tripel IPA: hops first, then more and more malt as it got warmer. Good work!
- bonus: tasted Know Your Enemy, an IPA craft-brewed specially for a burger restaurant here (it's still very rare in France). Less-than-average IPA for the beer lover, but it's good to see the craft beer world spill "in real life"...

Denmark
Rocket Brewing
- IPA: I don't know if it was The Problem Solver or Zero Gravity, but their sour take on the genre sure is interesting.

Spain
Basqueland Brewing Project
- Arraun Amber Ale: almost IPA in its bitterness, yet the malts were there
- Lervig No'rway José: another IPA (that I already knew in bottles), but where fruits give way to something more 'resinous'

UK
Black Metal Brewery (they're from Scotland and it shows in their beers)
- Gates Of Valhalla: real tasty oatmeal pale ale
- Will-o'-the-Wisp: juniper smoked ale, really acidic but in a different way
Lines Brew Co
- Double IPA Blend: fantastic, the sour blend makes it easily drinkable yet strong (8,1%)
- Imperial Porter: decent and quite subtle
- NE-NZ IPA: hoppily flavorful but not overbearingly so, great stuff
Mad Hatter (weren't part of the brewers in residence, but as I stumbled upon that one...)
- Orange 'N' Basil: sour, so not my cup of tea, but the mix is definitely interesting
Siren Craft Brew
- White Tips: IPA and wit work very well together, but this one is simply outstanding!

USA
Brooklyn Brewery
- Bel Air Sour: not too sour, so that was fine with me
- Brooklyn 1/2 Ale: a season light in alcoohol but not in taste. Great!
- Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Season: the famous. I did try that hop elsewhere, and it's definitely weird.
- Improved Old Fashioned: felt like drinking a weird mix of beer and stuff like jagermeister. Not for me, but happy I tried it nonetheless.
- Scorcher IPA: nice classical IPA

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Edit: pfew, done. Nice record to use later.
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31.10.2017 - 23:58
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Written by Darkside Momo on 31.10.2017 at 02:10

UK
Black Metal Brewery (they're from Scotland and it shows in their beers)
- Gates Of Valhalla: real tasty oatmeal pale ale
- Will-o'-the-Wisp: juniper smoked ale, really acidic but in a different way



How was BM beer?
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01.11.2017 - 00:00
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Founders Backwoods Bastard - Scottish Ale ,USA 11,5%

One of best ale I have tried so far, its amazing, darker beer never disappoints.
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01.11.2017 - 00:11
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Written by Bad English on 31.10.2017 at 23:58

Written by Darkside Momo on 31.10.2017 at 02:10

UK
Black Metal Brewery (they're from Scotland and it shows in their beers)
- Gates Of Valhalla: real tasty oatmeal pale ale
- Will-o'-the-Wisp: juniper smoked ale, really acidic but in a different way



How was BM beer?

like I said, really Scottish. Strong, with hints of smoke or peat on top of the beer. Juniper was really acid but not like your usual sour
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03.11.2017 - 11:41
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Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal , USA , 9,5%
Ouatmeal stout is like made in china, in Italy you have some Ferrari, but in China car made looks same, but its not same. Outameal stout is poor people stout, made from corn. I liked it but I like luxuarry live

Lervig / Hoppin' Frog Sippin' Into Darkness Barrel Aged , Impersial stout Norge, 12%
Vanilla o coffee , it, honey, sweet taste what over takes all taste in beer, weird beer, weirest I have tried, but that brevery has good beeers
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03.11.2017 - 19:55
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Written by Bad English on 03.11.2017 at 11:41

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal , USA , 9,5%
... Outameal stout is poor people stout, made from corn. I liked it but I like luxuarry live



Where the bleeping bleep do you get this nonsense from? Oatmeal is totally different to corn, it has nothing to do with corn. And oatmeal stous poor people stout? That is totally laughable. Nothing to do with being cheaper. usually oatmeal stouts are more expensive than stouts that don't have any oats in them.
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04.11.2017 - 01:36
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 03.11.2017 at 19:55

Written by Bad English on 03.11.2017 at 11:41

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal , USA , 9,5%
... Outameal stout is poor people stout, made from corn. I liked it but I like luxuarry live



Where the bleeping bleep do you get this nonsense from? Oatmeal is totally different to corn, it has nothing to do with corn. And oatmeal stous poor people stout? That is totally laughable. Nothing to do with being cheaper. usually oatmeal stouts are more expensive than stouts that don't have any oats in them.

it's probably because they can be really smooth to the palate... I guess he reacts the same way to milk (lactose) stouts
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28.11.2017 - 02:52
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Opened my last Gouden Carolus Christmas from 2007.
My god, those beers age so well
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10.12.2017 - 02:49
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Excellent Scottish Ale.

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10.12.2017 - 13:53
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Written by Übermensch242 on 10.12.2017 at 02:49

Excellent Scottish Ale.




I know this one, its awesome. Great one
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18.12.2017 - 21:47
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Ocean Wee Heavy , Sweden, Scotch Ale, 7,4%
Tasteless beer, maybe most tastless what don't fits in suxer category as lager and pilsener.

Founders Breakfast Stout, Imperial Stout, USA, 8,3%
Coffee taste, good I like it, decent richful but not super roasted taste as YETI has

Opigårds Winter Ale, Sweden, Ale 5,3%
Weird, to richful taste for so low % same time its not so good craft beer and can be bought around xmass, a bit commercial, I like smell, taste and all even when I drunk it it was not my day

Põhjala CocoBänger, Estonia, Imperial stout 12,5%

Sweet tatse, aftertaste are awesome, good one but its a bit sweet in some way, I am not oversweet fan(yes I like band Sweet) but this is drinkable, but in not huge portions

Traquair Jacobite Ale, Ale, Scotland 8%
I tried few this brevery things, this was tatsless, but I had bad day maybe that's why, anyway if its case then British beers % are disappointment, well what can I say, to not drag in idiotism what they made

Kees Caramel Fudge Stout, Imperial Stout, The Nederland's, 11,5%
I like I think Pohjala must taste as this then it would be good, decent smootness, % and all what I like in the beers
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11.01.2018 - 01:11
Become Death
Just enjoyed a Rodenbach Grand Cru, quite excellent!
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04.02.2018 - 14:03
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Amager Winter In Bangalore, Denmark, IPA, 6%
Nice chill out beer

Nynäshamns Mysingen Midvinterbrygd, Sweden, Old Ale, 6%
This was first brevery what beer I tried from Sweden what don't counts piss lager or urine pilsener. I don't remember what was it, it was IMO some ale
Now this, bring back good memories about days when I was younger

Lazy Magnolia Freeze Warning, USA, Old ale, 8,9%
When I drunk it , it lost taste so fast, maybe something was wrong whit me?

Het Anker Gouden Carolus Christmas/Noël, Belgium, Belgian strong ale, 10,5%
Those noel beers are goodl but I prefer them from big 700ml bottles, not 33mml, I dunno why, I really like those Belgium beers


Ballast Point Mocha Marlin, USA, Porter, 6%
I liked it , but lose taste so fast. But it was that period when all was tastless.

Emelisse Winter Ale, The Nederland's, Quadrupel, 10,5%
Nice one

Anchor Old Foghorn Ale, USA, Burley wine, 8,8%
I love burley wines, every single I have drunk, it is my second fav beer style after imperial porter and stout.


Amager Cody The Crooked Cop, Denmark, Old Ale, 9,5%
Best Amager beer so far I have tried, don't lose taste so fast and also it taste amazing, rightful taste, amazing ale.

Mikkeller Black Bear, Denmark, Imperial stout 9.1%
Great one, I like MIkkeller beers, I have not tried so many but I enjoy all


Left Hand Bittersweet Nitro Imperial Coffee Milk Stout, USA, Stout 8,9%
Good stout

To Øl Garden of Eden, Denmark, Fruit IPA, 6,4%
mixture between strong IPA; whit soar fruit taste, weird combination, good beer, surprise, and I am thirtsy
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04.02.2018 - 14:15
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Masterchief
The Bruery Melange #3, USA, American strong ale, 16,1%
Best beer I have drunk so far, best even all porters n stouts cant reach this, rich taste, good % and you can tatse and tell that it has been aged in whiskey barrels, I was smart and bought 2 bottles even it costs 200 sek, fucking expensive.
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03.03.2018 - 23:10
Übermensch242
I tried a new, limited time Bahamian Craft Beer recently. It's called Sixty Six Steps and I think that it just may be the best craft beer from The Bahamas so far.

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04.05.2018 - 16:33
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Hey! Has anyone had the opportunity to sample beers from Odd Island Brewing?
(yeah, that's the one founding by two ex In Flames guys, who collaborated with Mikael Stanne for a MikAle red IPA)
I was curious, as I won't be able to try them in France anytime soon...
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