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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15651 Post by Mark Y » October 19th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Earlier this week at the Cantillon Brewery
-Sophia Lambic (special brew for a local theatre)
-Cinsault
-St Lamvinus Grand Cru
-LPF
-Lambic d'Aunis
-2018 Zwanze day
-Baie d'Argosier which is some Sea Buckthorn that i've never heard of..
-50N, 4E

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#15652 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 20th, 2018, 7:18 am

The two posts immediately preceding this one = major heart attack! [Swoon]
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#15653 Post by SimonC » October 21st, 2018, 2:25 pm

How was the 50N, 4E? Have a couple of bottles I bought when I went to Brussels, still haven't tried it though.
I'm currently in Munich, so drinking a lot of weissbier. I think i've tried them all now, and Schneider Weisse remains my favorite.
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Earlier this week at the Cantillon Brewery
-Sophia Lambic (special brew for a local theatre)
-Cinsault
-St Lamvinus Grand Cru
-LPF
-Lambic d'Aunis
-2018 Zwanze day
-Baie d'Argosier which is some Sea Buckthorn that i've never heard of..
-50N, 4E

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#15654 Post by ClarkstonMark » October 21st, 2018, 4:21 pm

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Monkish Brewing Co. Broadcasting Live. DIPA.8.5% ABV 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped.

You all know I'm a Nelson whore, my favorite hoppy beer ever being the OG Alpine Beer Co. Nelson. Monkish dropped this recipe a couple months ago for tap/growler only. Ten days ago they released it in cans. I had one on day one for scientific purposes, it was amazing, but I wanted to let it chill out a week or so before I checked back in. The first thing that wallops you is the aromatics, I am comfortable saying the nose on BL is even more pungent and aromatic than the OG Alpine Nelson, no kidding. The flavor profile shows earthy green herbaceous notes up front before transitioning to sweet cantaloupe melon, papaya,that white wine must note, mandarine orange and stone fruits, absolutely incredible complexities. The mouth is soft and full but has enough carbonation to carry all these layers of flavors. It finishes long and bone dry. This is without a doubt IMO,and in part because I love everything Nelson, the best Nelson Sauvin beer I have ever had, and because of that, also IMHO, the best Monkish beer they have ever brewed.

If you can trade for it, seek it out, it's worth it.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15655 Post by Mark Y » October 21st, 2018, 6:06 pm

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October 21st, 2018, 2:25 pm
How was the 50N, 4E? Have a couple of bottles I bought when I went to Brussels, still haven't tried it though.
It was amazing. The acidity is smoothed out by the flavors of the Armagnac barrels. Delish.

Is yours the cognac or Armagnac barrel version! Either way I’m sure it’s killer.
Where did u get it in Brussels?! I’ve never seen this for sale retail.
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#15656 Post by SimonC » October 22nd, 2018, 1:00 am

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How was the 50N, 4E? Have a couple of bottles I bought when I went to Brussels, still haven't tried it though.
It was amazing. The acidity is smoothed out by the flavors of the Armagnac barrels. Delish.

Is yours the cognac or Armagnac barrel version! Either way I’m sure it’s killer.
Where did u get it in Brussels?! I’ve never seen this for sale retail.
It's the cognac version. Bought it at Cantillon. Also picked up some of the regular gueuze, lou pepe, fou foune and kriek.
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#15657 Post by Mark Y » October 22nd, 2018, 6:47 am

Nice! Yah I got fou there but never seen 50N.
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#15658 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 22nd, 2018, 3:29 pm

Majorly jealous about the Fou!! {Swoon}
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#15659 Post by BRhoades » October 22nd, 2018, 6:29 pm

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Noble Ale Works / El Segundo Brewing Co. Power Shower DIPA. 8.8 ABV. No hop bill listed. A fantastic collaboration. Pure west coast hoppiness. Loads of juicy citrus, stone and tropical fruit notes and a great wallop of bitter pine resin mid palate.Bone dry finish. A massive hoppy punch to your grill piece, and quite honestly, one I've been looking forward to for a long time. Oh, and it's clear !

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15660 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 23rd, 2018, 9:38 am

I had that one the other night, Bud, on draft, and thought it excellent. Glad to see it's in bottle, too!
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#15661 Post by Rick Allen » October 23rd, 2018, 11:48 am

Brian, you were asking about if our Rauch Helles will make it to California. I'm sending them 6 kegs of it this week. We will definitely be making it again, since it's been very popular.

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#15662 Post by Rick Allen » October 24th, 2018, 8:12 pm

We had a Shelton Bros. beer thing at the local Tap Room. While Cantiilon and other Belgians were on tap, I went with the Mahrsbrau Ungespundet lager, which was as delicious in McMinnville as it was a month ago in Bamberg.

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#15663 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 25th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Very cool, Rick. Thank you. Is there someone I can contact to find out exactly where they'll be landing?
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#15664 Post by Rick Allen » October 26th, 2018, 7:18 am

Our distributor is Lime Ventures. They handle a lot of Belgians and a number of smaller American breweries. Probably the best way to get a keg where you want, would be to have the establishment contact them.

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#15665 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 26th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Thanks, Rick. I'll see what Naja's tells me. :)
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#15666 Post by b. c@stner » October 26th, 2018, 4:15 pm

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#15667 Post by BRhoades » October 29th, 2018, 6:03 pm

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Brouwerij West. Ask The Dust IPA 6.5% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic Citra and Simcoe hops.

The new batch, for Brian Grafstrom, how can they possibly make this better ? This new batch is incredible, hit up the brewery on Saturday mainly to to pick up the new 8 1/2, this time with Citra which is stupid good, I'll post a review on that one soon. Anyway I'm sure you've sniffed this one out already ?

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#15668 Post by Steven Miller » October 29th, 2018, 6:07 pm

Winter ales are appearing now in Oregon. Just had two so far, and neither did much for me. The most surprising Pfriem's Belgian Christmas Ale. Last years was amazing and disappeared off the shelves in a flash. This year's a total meh. Totally atypical for Pfriem.
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#15669 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 29th, 2018, 11:33 pm

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Brouwerij West. Ask The Dust IPA 6.5% ABV. Hopped with Mosaic Citra and Simcoe hops.

The new batch, for Brian Grafstrom, how can they possibly make this better ? This new batch is incredible, hit up the brewery on Saturday mainly to to pick up the new 8 1/2, this time with Citra which is stupid good, I'll post a review on that one soon. Anyway I'm sure you've sniffed this one out already ?

Cheers,

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Hey Bud! When did they can that one? I saw some at WF about a month ago, or so, but not since. Court brings me to Long Beach tomorrow morning, so perhaps I should swing by the brewery when I'm done, assuming not too early. Thanks for posting! and I guess I should try this 8 1/2 of which you speak, too, huh?
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#15670 Post by BRhoades » October 30th, 2018, 6:08 pm

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Brouwerij West 8 1/2. IPA 6.5 % ABV. 100% Citra hopped.

The latest in their single hop series focuses on one of my favorite hops. Pours a beautiful milky white light orange color with a nice inch of rocky foam. Opens with aromatics of everything orange, sweet candied mandarine orange, sweet tangerine's and navels. Flavor's follow the nose until mid-palate when this transitions to sweet ripe melons and stone fruits. This has a medium soft body with good carbonation to clean the palate, a real crusher @ 6.5 %. As good as any 100% Citra IPA I've had in recent memory. Oh, and that can art !

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#15671 Post by JeromeHan » November 1st, 2018, 10:42 am

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#15672 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 2nd, 2018, 11:33 am

That sounds very interesting Jerome.

Just considered an offer to buy Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, $24.99, but passed. With Perennial's Abraxas hitting markets here this week, and perhaps the coffee variants with some scouting, I prefer that to the Founders stout offerings at the same price, and sometimes less. Also a bit put off by the maple syrup thing. Side Project stouts are also local and amazing, though they can be pricey or on-site only.

I've been enjoying Decadent IPAs recently, as mentioned in another thread. Had a Prairie Birthday Bomb this week, a really big stout but hides its 15% alcohol well. Also had an Achel with last year's date that was quite good the other night.

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#15673 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 2nd, 2018, 11:52 am

Michael, have you ever had the Founders CBS? If "No," then you **really** should buy it. I never would have guessed the inclusion of the syrup if I had tasted it blind. The beer does not come across as sweet. I prefer it to the KBS, which I feel is overrated, but nonetheless excellent.
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#15674 Post by JeromeHan » November 2nd, 2018, 12:31 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
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That sounds very interesting Jerome.

Just considered an offer to buy Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, $24.99, but passed. With Perennial's Abraxas hitting markets here this week, and perhaps the coffee variants with some scouting, I prefer that to the Founders stout offerings at the same price, and sometimes less. Also a bit put off by the maple syrup thing. Side Project stouts are also local and amazing, though they can be pricey or on-site only.

I've been enjoying Decadent IPAs recently, as mentioned in another thread. Had a Prairie Birthday Bomb this week, a really big stout but hides its 15% alcohol well. Also had an Achel with last year's date that was quite good the other night.
It was actually delicious. High acid and try finish with a little bit of earthiness.

I'm not a huge fan of the big stouts and imperial stouts. I may have overloaded at first from the KBS, CBS, Goose Island, EvilTwin jesus more jesus and all the other Jesus's. I basically stick to 3 stouts. The brooklyn chocolate stout, westbrook mexican chocolate cake, and goose island. Great with cigars.

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#15675 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 2nd, 2018, 1:14 pm

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Michael, have you ever had the Founders CBS? If "No," then you **really** should buy it. I never would have guessed the inclusion of the syrup if I had tasted it blind. The beer does not come across as sweet. I prefer it to the KBS, which I feel is overrated, but nonetheless excellent.
I've never had it. My reluctance was from being underwhelmed by the KBS and even the regular breakfast stout. Also, there's just a lot of good stouts available locally and it makes this kind of wide (well, national anyway) release seem a bit meh. That said, I appreciate your advice and if I can work back by the store maybe I'll grab a bottle. If I do I'll let you know my opinion.

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#15676 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 2nd, 2018, 1:20 pm

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It was actually delicious. High acid and try finish with a little bit of earthiness.

I'm not a huge fan of the big stouts and imperial stouts. I may have overloaded at first from the KBS, CBS, Goose Island, EvilTwin jesus more jesus and all the other Jesus's. I basically stick to 3 stouts. The brooklyn chocolate stout, westbrook mexican chocolate cake, and goose island. Great with cigars.
I like big stouts in colder weather. My favorites are all locals though. Perennial's Abraxas and all of the variants I've tried are great. The coffee and particularly the Barrel Aged are great but very hard to get. But my ultimate favorites are from Side Project and are usually on-site only. They do a Three Candles or a Five Candles that are aged in used Four Roses barrels for three or five years respectively and are really to me as good as I can imagine a stout getting. They're huge, and a small glass will do. For something more widely available I like the Prairie Bomb and variants, especially since they come in 12 oz. bottles and can be had for about $6-7, making them seem far more accessible than the high priced, 750 ml offerings that are the norm in this category. Oh, and Boulevard used to make an Imperial Russian Stout that was really good too. They may still, I'm not sure.

If I see any of those you mention I'll give it a try. By Goose Island I assume you mean the Bourbon County? If so I find those okay but a bit hot.

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#15677 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 2nd, 2018, 2:15 pm

@Michael - barrel-aged Abraxas is impossible to find out here, so well played. I usually pick up a bottle or two of the regular Abraxas, as well as the Sump, which I prefer.

There are a TON of Prairie Bomb! variants, but I've thought they were a bit overpriced. Fremont Barrel-Aged DS (formerly KDS), Deschutes Abyss and Alesmith Speedway (now in cans!) are all hitting the shelves. I believe Fifty Fifty Eclipse should be coming out in December, which is one of the OGs of the category (with Abyss).

Other ones that I like hitting up:
* Midnight Sun: Berserker (has molasses and chocolate)
* Firestone Walker: Parabola (Parabajava variant is awesome, as well, but I've only found at the brewery). Velvet Merkin is ok, but nowhere near as good.
* Epic Big Bad Baptist: super reasonably priced for the quality. Haven't seen it yet on shelves, but it's usually $9.99. They also do some great experimental hops stuff on the IPA side.
* Pelican: Perfect Storm. Aged barley wine (I know, dif thread), but this one is one of the better ones. Avoid the rest of the Pelican line-up if you see it.

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#15678 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 2nd, 2018, 3:45 pm

I know it's an Imperial Porter, not a stout, but I think Ballast Point's "Victory at Sea" is pretty damn good, and it's very affordable for the style. Another big fan of Alesmith's "Speedway Stout". hmmmmm ... both of those have coffee in them ... I should look more into coffee stouts, I suppose.
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#15679 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 2nd, 2018, 8:27 pm

I actually have a weird thing about coffee stouts. When they’re done properly I think they’re excellent. However often I find a lot of bitterness, and a flavor the reminds me of coffee grounds. I’m also very picky about coffee, so it could just be that I have an issue with the quality of the beans, or it could come from overextraction. I do think the best examples can be some of the best stouts.

I know I keep harping on side project but they really do a good job. One of the things they do with there “shared” line is a range of stouts called coffee shop vibes, each of which uses a different single origin coffee from local roasters. Excellent stuff, and I’ll be damned if you can’t actually taste the variation from the beans. I guess what I’m saying is that I think it takes a deft hand to properly handle coffee in stouts.

Andrew, I’m surprised to see you mentioned that Prairie is expensive. We typically only see a couple of the variants, but there never more than seven dollars for a 12 ounce bottle, which is an excellent price in my opinion for a stout like that.

Most of the other beers you mention I’ve never seen in my market. Same for some of those that you mention Brian. However the beers and breweries available here are constantly expanding, and I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

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#15680 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 2nd, 2018, 8:30 pm

Oh, and I should add that the barrel aged Abraxas is very hard to get here as well. Great stuff if you could be found though.

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#15681 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 2nd, 2018, 8:31 pm

I usually see them at $10-$13, in the same range (and size) as the Avery Tweak bottles.

Guessing you get plenty of the Sump :)

Just finished a Rogue 30th Anniversay “wheat wine.” Went great with pizza, albeit at 10.1% Not bad.

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#15682 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 3rd, 2018, 7:02 am

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I usually see them at $10-$13, in the same range (and size) as the Avery Tweak bottles.

Guessing you get plenty of the Sump :)

Just finished a Rogue 30th Anniversay “wheat wine.” Went great with pizza, albeit at 10.1% Not bad.
Andrew that's crazy, literally half that price here. I'm a semi-regular buyer at $6-7, finding not much in the "serious stout" category that inexpensive. At twice the price I'd be less thrilled.

I'm not usually into the wheat and barley wines. Too often the alcohol sticks out and/or they can be really sweet.

We get "some" sump but it's not the easiest either. Being local though you sometimes just happen upon the limited Perennial releases, more often somewhere odd like a grocery store, than at the more serious beer shops where it moves faster. Find it on tap sometimes too. (I will add that Sump coffee, also where in town, is on par with the best I've had anywhere. I know the roaster there works closely with the breweries to ensure a good end result).

I actually missed the opportunity for the Abraxas pickup party this year, which is a four pack for $100, including 2 Abraxas, 1 Coffee Abraxas, and 1 Vanilla, which was new last year and I haven't had.

As an interesting experiment I picked up a 2013 Mikkeler To/From, their Christmas Ale (I think), for like $2 on closeout. I'm giving it 75% DOA, but sometimes those spiced holiday ales can be long lived. Even the TJ's, made by Unibrou, can go a few years.

I'll probably start a bit early today for Arsenal - Liverpool. I'm unable to go to my preferred football pub, so I'll be pubbing it a bit at home instead. Not sure yet what's on deck.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15683 Post by JeromeHan » November 3rd, 2018, 9:45 am

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I like big stouts in colder weather. My favorites are all locals though. Perennial's Abraxas and all of the variants I've tried are great. The coffee and particularly the Barrel Aged are great but very hard to get. But my ultimate favorites are from Side Project and are usually on-site only. They do a Three Candles or a Five Candles that are aged in used Four Roses barrels for three or five years respectively and are really to me as good as I can imagine a stout getting. They're huge, and a small glass will do. For something more widely available I like the Prairie Bomb and variants, especially since they come in 12 oz. bottles and can be had for about $6-7, making them seem far more accessible than the high priced, 750 ml offerings that are the norm in this category. Oh, and Boulevard used to make an Imperial Russian Stout that was really good too. They may still, I'm not sure.

If I see any of those you mention I'll give it a try. By Goose Island I assume you mean the Bourbon County? If so I find those okay but a bit hot.
Agree on the Bourbon County. I usually drink them after about a year mellows them out just enough without turning them into bourbon milkshakes.

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#15684 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 3rd, 2018, 1:59 pm

Working my way through a growler of Born Yesterday.

Was looking through the coolers at my local beer place and saw several 4 packs of MW Space Ways ;)

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#15685 Post by BRhoades » November 3rd, 2018, 2:38 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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Working my way through a growler of Born Yesterday.

Was looking through the coolers at my local beer place and saw several 4 packs of MW Space Ways ;)
And.......did you buy said cans of Space Ways, this current batch is the last for this fantastic seasonal.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15686 Post by Adam Noble » November 3rd, 2018, 3:03 pm

Jellyfish Brewing in Georgetown Seattle opened their tap room today. They have been distributing for a year in the area and I've bought many pints of their different Sour Suzie versions before Sounders games. Today, I tried the Sour Suzie, Saison, imperial stout,, cerveza de los muertos and mole version, party on Garth sour red, and bbl fermented blonde. All good to excellent. I'd come back. Brought home some CdlM and Party on Garth to drink tomorrow. The space is open and good size, but no food. It's a few blocks off the cool main drag in Georgetown. Worth a visit if you're in the area, and close to Machine House, Lower Case, Georgetown Brewing (, and Elysian).

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15687 Post by JeromeHan » November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm

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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15688 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 3rd, 2018, 3:33 pm

BRhoades wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 2:38 pm
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Working my way through a growler of Born Yesterday.

Was looking through the coolers at my local beer place and saw several 4 packs of MW Space Ways ;)
And.......did you buy said cans of Space Ways, this current batch is the last for this fantastic seasonal.

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I was the first here to drink it... and I’ll likely be the last ;)
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15689 Post by Adam Noble » November 3rd, 2018, 3:38 pm

JeromeHan wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
Recently Had a Martchless bba sour brown with cherries with was a dead ringer for a Rodenbach. Tasty but wasn't what I was in the mood for.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15690 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 4th, 2018, 6:46 am

JeromeHan wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15691 Post by JeromeHan » November 4th, 2018, 2:28 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
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I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.
Yeah. Not what I was looking for. Tasty, but nothing to write home about especially when I am such a fan of the Rodenbach Alexander.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15692 Post by JeromeHan » November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am

So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15693 Post by GMcCarthy » November 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 6:46 am
JeromeHan wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.
That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
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#15694 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 6th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Space Wars, while Duke pounds Kentucky.

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#15695 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 7th, 2018, 8:19 am

GMcCarthy wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 6:46 am
JeromeHan wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Like a poor man's Rodenbach.
I used to drink a ton of this back in the day, but when I've revisited lately it comes off as rather sterile.
That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
That's what I thought. Did they not used to be? That would explain a lot. I'd just assumed my tastes had matured since this was one of the first really sour beers (or seemed it at the time) that I had experienced. I remember liking it a lot when I first had it, though that must have been around 2010 if I had to guess.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15696 Post by JeromeHan » November 7th, 2018, 11:07 am

GMcCarthy wrote:
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That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
Is there a reason for this?

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15697 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 7th, 2018, 5:02 pm

JeromeHan wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am
So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
How is the regular Rodenbach red? I got two bottles today at $2.50 per 750.

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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15698 Post by GMcCarthy » November 7th, 2018, 6:25 pm

JeromeHan wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 11:07 am
GMcCarthy wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
That's because they're pasteurized prior to bottling now.
Is there a reason for this?
https://embracethefunk.com/2012/06/26/l ... elgium-qa/ If you scroll halfway down to this link, it's basically a way to halt flavor development and reduce efficiencies on packaging side. There's also a great episode of goodbeerhunting with Lauren Salazar (head of sensory) at NB.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-pod ... brewing-co
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15699 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 7th, 2018, 10:30 pm

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:02 pm
JeromeHan wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am
So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
How is the regular Rodenbach red? I got two bottles today at $2.50 per 750.
*well* worth that price ... daaaamn!!
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Re: What BEER are you drinking?

#15700 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 8th, 2018, 7:22 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Michae1 P0wers wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:02 pm
JeromeHan wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 11:43 am
So hard to pass these up when you see them in the wild.
How is the regular Rodenbach red? I got two bottles today at $2.50 per 750.
*well* worth that price ... daaaamn!!
A local retailer gets some ridiculous deals from time to time. I used to worry that the products were compromised but I've never had a bad bottle of beer or wine. Lots of Dressner wines closed out for $4 and that kind of thing. Was checking out with a four pack of a local brewery's stout yesterday and they had cases of the Rodenbach at 2 x 750's for $5 so I grabbed a pair. If I like it I'll buy more. Best part is they have two stores which are located in areas where more esoteric closeouts will sit for awhile and I can always go back if interested before it sells out.

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