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Old 02-02-2013, 07:59 AM   #141
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Kwak (Bosteels)
Jever pils
Rochefort 10
Baltika Porter (cheap, big Russian bottles)
Yeti Imperial Stout (Great Divide)

Do all these American beers actually exist?
Interesting list. Kwak is an interesting beer. Jever pils is underrated, IMO. But I also love the Baltika #6! A great porter.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #142
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1. Wurzburger Hoffbrau: Probably not even what I would consider the "best" beer, but it was the first real beer I ever tasted!
2. Stone Ruination: Read the bottle!
3. Stone Arrogant Bastard: I am not worthy!
4. Smuttynose IPA: Slipping a little since I have found better IPAs, but still good.
5. Bell's Two Hearted Ale: Say YES! to Michigan!
Where did you find the Wurzburger Hoffbrau? I'd like to find it,as my family comes from a town near where it comes from.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #143
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My current list (subject to change based on mood)

North Coast Old Rasputin
Jack's Abbey Smoke and Dagger
Oskar Blues Old Chub
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #144
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Rodenbach: Grand Cru
21st Amendment: Marooned on Hog Island
Brooklyn Brewery: Sorachi Ace
Free Will Brewing Co: 10w Porter
Yards: Brawler

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #145
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La Fin Du Monde is way underrated.
I can't see if one loves La Fin Du Monde how he can't love Chimay (though my favorite is the Grand Reserve)
In these two beers rest the judgement of all other beers to me..
That's odd to me, because I like Chimay a lot, but I cannot stand La Fin Du Monde or Trois Pistoles, despite trying a couple different times. There's something there that I can't quite identify that's just not good. At first I thought it was hops, but my brother (who loves it) claims it's the yeast profile. I don't know.
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That's odd to me, because I like Chimay a lot, but I cannot stand La Fin Du Monde or Trois Pistoles, despite trying a couple different times. There's something there that I can't quite identify that's just not good. At first I thought it was hops, but my brother (who loves it) claims it's the yeast profile. I don't know.
LaFin du Monde is stellar. Sublimely smooth for 9%. As smooth as a 5% beer. Not saying you have to like it. Its no Duvel, the benchmark of yum in my book. But still good. I think your dislike could be their spices. I made a tripel with their yeast and its very subdued on the phenols.

Chimay is nice, I agree. A bit heavy on the mouth though. A touch dryer would be nice. But it's still world class in my book.
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I think Surly Furious is on my list right now.

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LaFin du Monde is stellar. Sublimely smooth for 9%. As smooth as a 5% beer. Not saying you have to like it. Its no Duvel, the benchmark of yum in my book. But still good. I think your dislike could be their spices. I made a tripel with their yeast and its very subdued on the phenols.

Chimay is nice, I agree. A bit heavy on the mouth though. A touch dryer would be nice. But it's still world class in my book.
I love Chimay, and Trois Pistoles is very nice... but I don't care for the spices in La Fin Du Monde. I will readily admit that it's a superbly crafted beer, but I just don't like it.

Much like La Chouffe. Coriander just kills it for me.
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I guess I've gotta give Duvel another run through.

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They have Duvel at Giant Eagle,but man,that 4 pack is expensive!
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