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Old 10-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #281
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A few years back, in their summer variety 12 pack, Sam Adams had a cranberry (maybe raspberry, don't remember for certain) lambic. Most god awful beer I've ever tasted. Also the first "lambic" I'd ever tasted - had me convinced for a couple years that lambics were just bad, until I had a lindeman's and realized Sam Adams just had no idea what the style was all about.
+1 on how aweful that cranberry lambic was, also did not like the east/west kolsch or their bonfire rauchbier. The rouchbier tasted of liquid smoke and would have bee best consumed by pouring out over a bonfire.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #282
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Oh, I love you guys. Getting to read opinions on beers I like where others ABHOR with certitude is delightful. Keep it up!

But, really, those of you who don't bow to the altar that is Stone? DIAF. (Joking of course)

I liked 16th Anniversary Pale Ale more than the 10th Anniversary Ruination. TEHO, folks, To Each His Own. Cheers!
I normally like Stone, but I'd say their new belgo IPA monstrosity is awful.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:49 PM   #283
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I'm not sure this is the worst commercial craft brew I've had, but I had Roscoe's Hop House IPA a couple weeks ago and couldn't finish it. Had to put it down the drain.



Thankfully, I bought it as a single.
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I thought these were pretty bad excuses for an IPA.
Those are both contract brewed for Whole Foods, I used to work there as their beer buyer and hated that I had carry them because they're so terrible and just space away from good beer.

As for the worst beers I've ever had, we have the following:
New Holland Charkoota Rye-reminded me of bacon and tasted very thin and just off
Southampton Pumpkin-very metallicy, thin and kinda soapy
Coney Island Freaktoberfest-Also thin and watery
Harpoon Winter Warmer- Have some sitting around from last winter still
Mostly everything from Sam Adams, esp Raspberry wheat and Cranberry lambic

And that's all I can think of at this moment, I'm sure more will come to me.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:27 AM   #284
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I'll also add my voice to the Voodoo Maple Bacon. It tasted more like they mixed Guinness with rancid maple syrup, with bacon fat thrown in for good measure.

However, at least I was able to finish that one. I was at a beer tasting a few years ago and tried Cave Creek Chili Beer. I like spicy, but that was just so obnoxiously jalapeno-flavored. That's the first and only time that I've poured out a beer sample.
Agree on the Cave Creek Chili Beer. I believe it's more of a novelty than a beer. That being said, it's one of the secret ingredients in my chili.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:47 AM   #285
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Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude learned me good: that bag of peated malt I'd bought on a whim and was gonna add to some future batch of darkish beer? Yeah, don't do it, is the lesson. Sweet galloping animated elephant balls. We're talking a beer made with 100% peated malt: $7 per 12oz bottle, and it tastes like tube sock bologna (in a very, very bad way).
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Picked up a 6 pack of Terrapin's Golden Ale and it was horrid

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Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude learned me good: that bag of peated malt I'd bought on a whim and was gonna add to some future batch of darkish beer? Yeah, don't do it, is the lesson. Sweet galloping animated elephant balls. We're talking a beer made with 100% peated malt: $7 per 12oz bottle, and it tastes like tube sock bologna (in a very, very bad way).
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Cracked my Unibroue 17th Anniversary Grand Reserve... very disappointed. I knew it was oaked, but MAN, too much oak. It smells like a heavily oaked wine, and tastes a bit like a heavily oaked wine. Far from the worst beer ever, but easily the worst Unibroue beer I've ever had. And at $16 for the bottle, that hurts.
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I waited in a very long line at a brewery to get an $8 bottle of New Glarus "Brewmaster Select" Sour ale. Everyone was bonkers for it as it a local phenomenon and has been aging since 2009. Got home, poured a glass and had to choke it down. I drank it alright as I won't pour an $8 beer down the sink but man was it sour! Tasted like sweet tarts in an already over carbonated beer. Dang it! I could have a whole 6 pack of Fat Squirrel for the same price.

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Those are both contract brewed for Whole Foods, I used to work there as their beer buyer and hated that I had carry them because they're so terrible and just space away from good beer.

As for the worst beers I've ever had, we have the following:
New Holland Charkoota Rye-reminded me of bacon and tasted very thin and just off
Southampton Pumpkin-very metallicy, thin and kinda soapy
Coney Island Freaktoberfest-Also thin and watery
Harpoon Winter Warmer- Have some sitting around from last winter still
Mostly everything from Sam Adams, esp Raspberry wheat and Cranberry lambic

And that's all I can think of at this moment, I'm sure more will come to me.
Roscoe's isn't contract brewed for whole foods; I've seen it in our local grocery store. That' being said, thanks for steering me away from it!
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Sour Mash Wheat - Moonlight Brewing Company

Tasted like musty dirty anus, not that I know what that tastes like...

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