I've had a few people tell me that. Its beer, not sure what people expect, liquid pumpkin pie?
I picked up a bottle of Southern Tier Pumking while I was out and about today. Been wanting to try to GOOD pumpkin beer ever since I had Dogfish Head Punkin Ale a while back and picked this up since it's highly-ish rated.
It smells awesome, but I'm ready to pour it down the drain. Maybe I got a bad bottle?
Had to have been a bad bottle...
That's one of the only Pumpkin beers that I like. Never any diacetyl flavors in the bottles I've had.
Just yummy graham cracker crust goodness!
Going to grab a bottle of Elysian Pumpkin Stout today. Review to follow if it's any good.
I brought my brother a bottle of Voodoo Maple Bacon Ale to try at a party recently. A few of his friends (drinking Bud) were eager to try it out. They all said "this beer tastes nothing like bacon or donuts. It tastes like beer". Of course it does....its beer!
Also can't wait for Lagunitas' Brown Shugga to release again very soon!
Worst beer I've had in a long time: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/jw-lees...-sherry/34436/
I've never had it fresh, but I had a 2006 bottle yesterday and I have to assume that it just went so very far south. Tasted of raw green bell peppers and other, salty vegetably flavors. I was splitting the bottle with two friends, leaving each of us with only 3oz to drink, but it was a drain pour for all three of us. I want to say it was almost ten dollars for that miserable little 9oz bottle, too. Fortunately, other good beers were had (in order):
Lagunitas Undercover Shut-Down
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red (split 3 ways)
Southern Tier Jahva (split 3 ways)
Southern Tier Creme Brulee (split 3 ways)
2006 JW Lee's Harvest Sherry (drainpoured 3 ways)
2007 Avery Samael's (split 3 ways)
And, while finishing the Belgian Red and getting ready to pour the Jahva, a glass I was wiping shattered in my hand. Giving me a nasty cut between my thumb and index finger. Pretty gnarly, but it seems to be healing alright. Sucked, because I just bought the damn glass.
EDIT: Oh, and there was a Breakfast Stout in there somewhere, too. Forgot about that one.
Last edited by pat_ernzen; 10-02-2012 at 01:49 PM.
i found this over the weekend and popped it open, holys*** if you are a hophead i highly suggest this
fwiw..it wasn't the drought that did in the WI cherries...it was the early warm spring (80's in march), early blossoms, than several hard frosts right afterward that wreaked havoc on our fruit crops. Apples, cherries, etc...all hit hard.
The drought was just an added bonus
I'll have to find that NG beer..sounds interesting.
Alright so I've been lurking too long on this thread to not post.
Apologies on that front, but here are some of my favorites over the past couple months:
Aged Rogue's Double Chocolate Stout.
Could have given this to kindergartners for a lunchtime snack. Like the best chocolate milk you've never had. It stopped a room of people several high-quality beers in. They are rereleasing this in a couple weeks. I have ordered a case.
This one surprised me. Better than I expected. Not a huge fan of japanese beers.
My Local corner store is basically a local cornercraftbeerstoreemporium.
Small shout out to them: http://www.nathanielsquare.com/
Picked up a 2010 World Wide Stout, properly aged and only cooled for that day. Worth it.
Went to The Local in Saratoga Springs ( http://www.thelocalpubandteahouse.com/ ) and had this Heady-Topper from Alchemist.
Damn good. Hard to find because I guess their place got wrecked in serious flooding a year or two ago. Good to see them coming back strong.
Was in Saratoga Springs for the NAMJam car show, and got to sample one of the guys... wifes family?'s own brews.. I had the Hurricane, but everyone reported back proper deliciousness.
So should you ever find that- get it. Brewed in Kingston NY. Awesome, love NY craft beer. http://www.keeganales.com/
Ignore the business card- I was testing out my little tykes car card holder
But for a light, summer beer that you can sucker your friends into trying, in an effort to prepr them for meaner beers?
Southern Tier's Eurotrash Pils. Bet you can tell why we picked it up. Summer in a bottle. Seasonal.
If you ever get the chance to do Firestone's union Jack on tap- it's great. Way different than the bottle, just smoother and slightly sweeter.
I like licorice and chocolate and coffee.
Never had a better combination. However, we tried this one, aged 18 months. Sadly, i do not recommend it aged. Just got sugary sweet, followed by bitter. Bummer.
Barleywines- I like them, but only when they're really good, haha.
This one knocked it out of the park.
Brothers Reserve BRRRBON actualyl disappointed me.
Hard as hell to get, and just did not do enough. And I am a fan of barrel aged. Good, I'd still say try it if you can find it, but watching a couple of these bottles go for $35-45 is not worth it.
Anywho. I'll stay more current moving forward
Firestone Walker Parabola Imperial Stout...
pretty much makes everything else I have drank prior to it taste like piss AND... it packs a major punch sitting at 12.5%
I need to follow this... "Not everything you eat has to, or should, taste really f*cking awesome. Sometimes you need to eat 'boring' food to stay healthy.
Drank this and was actually surprised that I didn't absolutely hate it.
This bottle was about a year old, so maybe age actually helped it out a bit. I don't know.
Earlier today, before the Rogue beer...
One of the best beers out of Arizona, Four Peaks Hop Knot. I'm all for IPAs in cans.
Bell's Third Coast Old Ale is always good, but this one is even better because it was a Batch 9970 and almost two years old. That 10.2 % ABV was completely undetectable. So tasty.
Earlier today I bought two New Belgium 16oz globes for $.49ea. This is why Goodwill and Savers are my goto for glassware.
All of these are from Instagram, hence the squareness and such. I'm curious if anyone else uses Instagram/Twitter for this kind of stuff. Find it to be kind of a fun way to see what else is out there and what other people think about what they're drinking. I'm @valleyofthesuds on both if anyone is interested in that sort of thing.
Currently drinking a delicious New Glarus Enigma. Been a while since I've had a sour beer and this is such a good one, IMO.
Well, today I went to Bomber's Burrito Bar in Schenectady with Run Dub and had UFO Pumpkin ale served in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed glass. It was glorious.
This though, I am even happier with:
Good, simple red ale. It tastes loud(which is a weird adjective) and is so darn good.
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