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tdogg 02-14-2012 01:03 PM

Commercial beers that let you down?
This thread is exactly what the title says; What commercial beers, if any, have not lived up to the hype? I'm around a lot of beer fans and we talk about craft beer a lot. I'm also fortunate enough to work near a great craft beer store, so i have sampled some of the well marketed beer offerings.

Which beers have just not lived up to expectations? I DON'T want this to be a "bashing" thread, just a discussion. Some beers are released in limited quantities to drive up demand, and it often works.

My $.02, I just tried Bell's Hopslam. I have heard so much about this beer that I just had to try it! I have to say I was let down. The aroma was good, but not the big hop nose I was hoping for. The honey taste was present, and overall the flavor was nice. Alcohol was present, which I expected, but in general the beer just seemed unbalanced and definitely not my favorite.

Which commercial offerings have made you as anxious as a 5 year old on Christmas morning, only to find out you got socks from Santa?


Airborneguy 02-14-2012 01:20 PM

Pliny the Elder

D_Ranged_Eskimo 02-14-2012 01:47 PM

Left Hand TNT

BargainMugs 02-14-2012 01:48 PM

DFH 120 min.

ReverseApacheMaster 02-14-2012 03:29 PM

Miller Lite. Too much flavor. Three times too many hops.

GilaMinumBeer 02-14-2012 03:31 PM

SA Irish Springs. Taste like Lever 2000.

gunner65 02-14-2012 03:41 PM

Guiness black lager

GilaMinumBeer 02-14-2012 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by BargainMugs (Post 3784028)
DFH 120 min.

Anything DFH except Santo Marron. I was not expecting much from that beer and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

tdogg 02-15-2012 01:14 AM


Originally Posted by BargainMugs (Post 3784028)
DFH 120 min.

I'm curious because i have never had this one. what did you think of it? This one gets a ton of hype.

Airborneguy 02-15-2012 01:27 AM

120: under-attenuated.

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