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Old 07-11-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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It's a little late to buy new beers-- but given my $35 limit on the east coast (and help from my fridge), I think I did pretty well. You'll notice that there aren't' many Belgian styles represented -- that's cause they cost too much per bottle and because half the guys attending are pretty casual drinkers and I didn't want to completely scare them away, haha.

Also, you'll notice we have Heineken Can vs. bottle pretty early. Some of the guys wanted to taste skunking-- and I heard on the Sunday Session that you can taste the skunk difference if drinking those side by side-- so we'll see!

Here's the list, in order of how I initially intend to drink them (different flights separated by spaces) -- If you have any suggestions on the order to enjoy, I'd love to hear it!



Style # / Style Name / Pg Ref / Beer

1 – Light Lager - Pg 1 – Bud Light
1C – Prem. Am. - Pg 2 – Heineken Can vs. Heineken Bottle
1D – Munich Helles – Pg 2 – Weihenstephaner
1E – Dortmunder Export – Pg 3 – DAB
6C – Kolsch – Pg 10 – Harpoon Summer
15 – German Wheat/Rye- Pg 29 – Paulaner Hefeweizen
7B – California Common – Pg 13 – Anchor Steam


9D – Irish Red – Pg 16 – Smithwick’s Irish Ale
8C – ESB – Pg 15 – Fuller’s ESB
19A – Old Ale – Pg 43 – Fuller’s Celebration Ale


10A – American Pale Ale – Pg 18 – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
10B – American Amber Ale – Pg 19 – Avery Redpoint Ale
14B – American IPA – Pg 27 – Dogfishhead 60 Minute IPA


4 – Dark Lager – Pg 6 - Shiner Bock & Warsteiner Dunkel
10C – American Brown Ale – Pg 18 – Brooklyn Brown
11C – North English Brown – Pg 20 – Newcastle
12A – Brown Porter – Pg 21 – Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter


13A – Dry Stout – Pg 23 – Guinness Draught
13B – Sweet Stout – Pg 23 – Mackeson XXX
13C – Oatmeal Stout – Pg 24 – Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout


18B – Belgian Dubbel – Pg 40 – Chimay Red

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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You should move that Dubbel to dead last. I think the rest of the progression is pretty good. The reason being is that Chimay has legs of its own, and can be the coup-de-gras (sp?). The final beer in the tasting . The only other change I'd make would be to bump the bock up into the higher position in the Dark Lager, my concern being the sweetness could mask some of the following impressions.

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I don't have anything to add to the above. I just wanted to say that this is a great idea. I may have to get some friends together at some point and try this myself. I love the idea of a progressive beer tasting to expose people to some different beer styles and the differences between the styles.

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I don't have anything to add to the above. I just wanted to say that this is a great idea. I may have to get some friends together at some point and try this myself. I love the idea of a progressive beer tasting to expose people to some different beer styles and the differences between the styles.

It was about 26 months ago that I attended my first one of these. I walked in a die-hard Coors light fan. I walked out a homebrewer.

I think people have to have an open mind going into it, but I'd say it usually converts a good percentage of the casual drinkers into real beer drinkers. Plus, it's good for homebrewers cause it let's us figure out what to brew next
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You should move that Dubbel to dead last. I think the rest of the progression is pretty good. The reason being is that Chimay has legs of its own, and can be the coup-de-gras (sp?). The final beer in the tasting . The only other change I'd make would be to bump the bock up into the higher position in the Dark Lager, my concern being the sweetness could mask some of the following impressions.
Done and Done (Is that what you meant by moving the bock up?)
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I personally think there are better examples of IPA's than DFH 60. But that could just be because I am a west coaster. I don't know where you live or what's available by you though.

Everything else looks pretty good though. If you really want to taste the skunk leave that Heineken bottle in the sunlight for a bit.

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I would say DFH is more like an imperial IPA. I would get a regular American IPA to get into the mix. Maybe a west coast brewery or something like Bells 2 hearted may be good. I love DFH, but I think something in between would be good.

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Yeah, I was really having a hard time figuring out IPA-- but DFH 60 min was in the style guide under an IPA (I was initially going to get it for Imperial IPA).

I was broken hearted to learn they didn't have any normal size rogues in stock (just giant bottles that were pretty expensive) and I wanted some Russian River-- didn't have that either (do they even bottle?)

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Yeah, I was really having a hard time figuring out IPA-- but DFH 60 min was in the style guide under an IPA (I was initially going to get it for Imperial IPA).

I was broken hearted to learn they didn't have any normal size rogues in stock (just giant bottles that were pretty expensive) and I wanted some Russian River-- didn't have that either (do they even bottle?)
Russian River only bottled a couple special beers for a while, but the Blind Pig IPA, and Pliny the Elder are just starting to be bottled. It is extremely limited release though.

Where are you located? It will make it easier to tell what you might find by you. Stone IPA would be good to use. Lagunitas, Avery, Mad River, Green Flash, are all available by me and really good. I am sure there are plenty of great micro IPA's you could use that are available near you.
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This is a great idea - where can one get some more information on this kind of tasting? We do a simple winter beer tasting, but nothing like this -

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