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  1. #231
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    had a bottle of Lost Coast Tangerine (wheat beer).
    Great orange taste!!
    will be buying another 6 pack tomorrow. and a Downtown Brown (also L.C.)

    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    had some Goose Island while I was in Chicago, and I'm now a convert! The Pere Jacques that I had was the first beer that I've had which I truly enjoyed on its own... a bomber went down easy, with a pleasant richness on the palate and smooth, sweet malty notes that would be delicious for any whiskey lover. I've since sampled the Matilda (wild yeasty note, nice sour refreshing flavor), Fleur (great floral notes... brewed with hibiscus), Sofie (tart, citrusy, nice), and Pepe Nero (dark, smooth, with a hint of delicious spice from the peppercorns). Have a bottle of the Madame Rose that I'm saving to share with a beer-loving friend. Overall, a wonderful experience, and I'm definitely going to seek out more beer from now on. I've since tried the Affliget blond, which was good if not especially memorable; the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, which was a little too bitter for my tastes [still a novice beer aficionado], and a Lefthand Milk Stout, which was absurdly creamy and delicious. If only the Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts were more readily available...

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Tonight I am treating myself and opened a Bruery Melange 3. Its a blend of a ridiculous imperial stout, wheatwine, and an old/strong ale brewed using the solera method. I think the three individual parts are barrel aged, then blended, then rebarreled. I professed this as my favorite beer a couple of years ago when I first had it. I went through a lot of trouble to get some this year. I am glad that I did. This beer is absolutely amazing. Deep oak, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and warm figs on the nose. The taste is layered thick. There is a lot going on here. Dark fruits, brown sugar, oak tannins, caramel, vanilla, semi sweet chocolate, slight bourbon influence, and a little birthday cake. You can't smell any alcohol for it weighing in at 15% but you know its got to be a higher abv by having this level of ingredients in it. I would drink this everyday if I could. If I had to sum it up with one word, it would have to be "Damn!"

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    Thumbs up Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Had lunch with a customer today at the Stone Brewery in Escondido. Enjoyed a 2011 Double Bastard and the Cali-Belgique IPA. Both were delicious, but as great as they were, paled in comparison to the "Mac and Beer Cheese" I had to eat and the drop-dead gorgeous venue of that brewery with it's outdoor seating and large garden. Simply stunning. If I worked near there, I think I would be a daily visitor.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

  5. #235
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Dogfish Head Burton Baton on tap, stellar.

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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Great Lakes' Conway's Irish Ale is in the stores. I fell in love with this stuff last year and was devastated that it was only a temporary seasonal. I'm thrilled to have it fresh again, but I must remark that this year's batch is leaving me with a bit of a different impression; it's creamier and carries more sweetness than the taut brew of last year. It's still close to a perfect session-able beer for me (checking in at 6.5% ABV), but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed.
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    My favorites of the past few nights are:
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale
    Bell's Best Brown Ale
    Great Lakes Burning River

  8. #238
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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Anybody get their hands on the Bell's Hopslam? It was all gone by the time I went to pick some up (which was the night it was released in GA).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveOfAtl View Post
    Anybody get their hands on the Bell's Hopslam? It was all gone by the time I went to pick some up (which was the night it was released in GA).
    I had one at a buddies house. We had just spent 8 hours brewing a pre-prohibition ale and trying a lot of the home brews he had stored up. He pulled the hopsslam out after dinner. It was full assault of hops on the palette. Wooooo! It took me a coupe of drinks to adjust to it but it was fantastic.


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    Re: What Beer Are You Drinking? - Fall 2011

    Tried this one for the first time last night as part of a mixed sixer. Sweet and creamy definitely summed it up for me. I haven't had many Great Lakes offerings (which is odd, considering my love of breweries from the Great Lakes region), but I definitely picked up a resemblance to the Christmas Ale, minus the ginger and cinnamon.

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    Great Lakes' Conway's Irish Ale is in the stores. I fell in love with this stuff last year and was devastated that it was only a temporary seasonal. I'm thrilled to have it fresh again, but I must remark that this year's batch is leaving me with a bit of a different impression; it's creamier and carries more sweetness than the taut brew of last year. It's still close to a perfect session-able beer for me (checking in at 6.5% ABV), but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed.
    "Delicious... bourbon. Brownest of the brown liquors... so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you?" -Lionel Hutz

 

 

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