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Old 04-24-2010, 07:18 AM  
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50 Beers to Try Before You Die

Thought the beer snobs here might like this article (and probably critique the hell out of it).

http://www.wisdeo.com/articles/view_post/2984
(CBS) You've heard of "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"?

How about 50 to try before you die?!
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #331
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I had a small bottle of this today and I'm not quite sure how to describe it. Definitely not similar to anything I have had before and all kinds of flavors developed after the initial sour taste. Very interesting and enjoyable to slowly sip.
I couldn't fully describe it either. From my review: "The tart cherries and blackcurrants are very forward on the palate. There are hints of lemon and persimmon too. There is a ashy/leafy astringency that doesn't register to me as coming from hops; I think it is the char quality from the oak barrels. Whatever it is it is helpful. This isn't really all that funky; the tartness and lactic sourness shine much brighter here. The finish is all tart cherry and lightly browned malt. Each sip reveals different fruits - orange, strawberry, black cherry, kiwi. Yes, plenty of kiwi as the beer warms. This is a beer that defies a concrete write-up."
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:46 PM   #332
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From the past week in La Loosa:

Good People Snake Handler (imperial/double IPA) on-tap
Great Divide 16th Anniversary Wood Aged (imperial/double IPA) on-tap
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA on-tap
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (tripel)
Sierra Nevada Porter
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Terrapin Hopsecutioner (IPA)
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale (English IPA)
Boulevard Pale Ale
Really well written beer reviews, Reaper. Knowledge + skill = career? There would have to be possibilities here...

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Old 08-07-2010, 04:47 PM   #333
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I couldn't fully describe it either. From my review: "The tart cherries and blackcurrants are very forward on the palate. There are hints of lemon and persimmon too. There is a ashy/leafy astringency that doesn't register to me as coming from hops; I think it is the char quality from the oak barrels. Whatever it is it is helpful. This isn't really all that funky; the tartness and lactic sourness shine much brighter here. The finish is all tart cherry and lightly browned malt. Each sip reveals different fruits - orange, strawberry, black cherry, kiwi. Yes, plenty of kiwi as the beer warms. This is a beer that defies a concrete write-up."
Nice review and notes on all of the flavors. I think my favorite bit was not really knowing much of what to expect before taking my first sip. Didn't even realize it was infused with blackcurrants until I read your comment. It is probably the closest to the complexity of flavors in a good red wine that I have had in a beer. Really need to keep an eye out for Supplication now.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:48 PM   #334
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Ah, the Chimay gift set.

I need to run out and get some Chimay for my FF draft later this month. They guys all chip in $20 and I go out and get a selection of crafts, micros, etc.

Chimay was far and away the favorite last year.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #335
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Ah, the Chimay gift set.
It's how I got my beer drinking glass a while back that has served me well.

If the Chimay Blue went over well you might try St Bernardus Abt 12.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:57 PM   #336
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Really well written beer reviews, Reaper. Knowledge + skill = career? There would have to be possibilities here...

Just saying.
Thanks. I half-assed most of those recent ones during late night hours after coming back from the bars. My favorite reviews are beers I really love or really dislike. My review for Southern Tier Mokah might be my favorite review.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #337
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It's how I got my beer drinking glass a while back that has served me well.

If the Chimay Blue went over well you might try St Bernardus Abt 12.
Thanks for the suggestion. I was going to hit you, Irish and Reaper up for some advise closer to the draft date.
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Thanks. I half-assed most of those recent ones during late night hours after coming back from the bars. My favorite reviews are beers I really love or really dislike. My review for Southern Tier Mokah might be my favorite review.
Good god, Mokah was excellent. It only came 2nd, IMO, to Southern Tiers Chocolate Stout - which is by far, the best Chocolate stout i've ever had in my life.

I'm literally enraged it took me this long to find out about this brewery - and what's worse, it's not carried in Kansas.

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Old 08-07-2010, 07:15 PM   #339
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Good god, Mokah was excellent. It only came 2nd, IMO, to Southern Tiers Chocolate Stout - which is by far, the best Chocolate stout i've ever had in my life.

I'm literally enraged it took me this long to find out about this brewery - and what's worse, it's not carried in Kansas.

Enjoying one of these right now -

Creme Brulee is a ****ing experience. It makes me laugh. Choklat and Mokah are even less balanced than Creme Brulee and, to me, are not good beers insofar as they lack any sort of refinement or restraint. They're the stout equivalent of Tiger Woods' sexual misadventures: overdoing it on too much of a good thing.
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True - heavy on the chocolate flavors for both of them. Maybe that's why I love them.
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Good god, Mokah was excellent. It only came 2nd, IMO, to Southern Tiers Chocolate Stout - which is by far, the best Chocolate stout i've ever had in my life.

I'm literally enraged it took me this long to find out about this brewery - and what's worse, it's not carried in Kansas.

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Where'd you get it? MO?
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Central Waters [Brewer's Reserve] Bourbon Barrel Stout - like bourbon? Drink this.
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Goose Islands' Bourbon County Brand Stout quickly jumped into my all-time top 5 when I opened it last week. Would have easily went to the top had it not been so sweet.
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That much malt and that much bourbon flavor are always going to equal a sweet beer. Good stuff though.
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