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Old 07-13-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default What's your favorite "big" commercial beer?

Just like it says, what big beers do you like from the store? It doesn't matter what style whether it's a RIS, Belgian, or a Barley Wine, what do you like?

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Not sure I have a favorite, but Gulden Draak near the top.

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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Cigar City Hunahpu's RIS--it's their regular Marshal Zhukov RIS but aged on ancho and pasilla peppers, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla.

Dogfish Immort Ale barleywine (when aged; it's not great until a year or two after purchase). Has a wonderful peatiness that really comes out when the sweetness mellows with age.

St Bernardus Abt 12 Belgian dark strong ale. A great, complex BDSA, and it's pretty readily available.

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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that is a really tough one but hop 15 is mighty fine

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How big does a beer have to be to be considered "big"?

This is just scratching the surface:

Anchor Old Foghorn
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Delirium Tremens
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Charlie, Fred & Kens Bock
Redhook Treblehook
Real Ale Devil's Backbone
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
Oskar Blues Gordon
North Coast Old Rasputin
Russian River Consecration

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #6
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Cigar City Hunahpu's RIS--it's their regular Marshal Zhukov RIS but aged on ancho and pasilla peppers, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla..
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Favorite recently is Allagash Curieux.

That tends to change every time I have another awesome big beer, though.

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I've started becoming fond of Delirium Tremens. The beer. Not the shakes I usually have in the morning

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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
They have a coffee version that's fantastic, too.
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One of my favorites is Sam Adams Imperial White which I think not a lot of people drink. Southern Tier Gemini is really good...

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