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Old 11-10-2012, 01:42 AM   #101
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Guiness. Remains the most overrated overhyped beer I know. Every twentysomething with the faintest hint of irish blood in him or a cousin that went to notre dame for a semester or who hangs out at the "I-whish" bar has to wax poetic over and over about this one. Every once in a great while I try it again trying to maintain the most open mind about it and everytime... It still sucks.
On draft, I think it's just OK assuming it's been poured properly. I never cared for the can or bottle versions, but I always attributed that to just not really caring for the style. The only other commecially available example of the style I can ever come across is Murphy's. I may prefer that a bit more, but It's not really my thing.
Have you tried any other craft versions of a dry Irish stout, and how did they compare? Is it just a style thing I guess is what I'm getting at?


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Old 11-10-2012, 03:56 AM   #102
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Sure, could be the style. But still it lets me down every time. And there are few styles I don't like one or another example of. Perhaps its not just me... or there would be more versions of the style. Dunno.



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Old 11-10-2012, 04:34 AM   #103
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PtE, most everything from DFH, Bourbon County are the big ones....the gluten free from Alchemist also, but less so than the others...I guess I was just hopeful that the awesomeness would translate to a GF beer

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:36 AM   #104
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That was actually on my list of beers to try until the other three let me down
Imagine Cherry Coke and nail polish remover.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:46 AM   #105
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Stella Atrois - When they forst started selling it everyine raved about it. Doen;t do anything for me.
Most anything Belgian - just don't care for the style
I agree. To me Stella tastes like skunk water! Id rather drink cheap malt liquer than a Stella.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:04 AM   #106
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Pretty much everything I've ever had from New Belgium, esp Fat Tire.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:10 AM   #107
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I love their Abbey and their Trippel , its my go to beer in the wastlands I live where craft beer is just starting to catch on

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Pretty much everything I've ever had from New Belgium, esp Fat Tire.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:16 AM   #108
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Magic Hat was exactly what I had in mind coming into this thread. #9 was one of those beers I had heard people rave about for the longest time, but upon trying it, I couldn't stand. I don't like the tangy, sour aftertaste contributed by the apricots, and the mouthfeel seems too syrupy for a pale ale. I thought maybe I just had a pint from a dirty tap line at first, but the couple times I've given it a chance since then haven't been any better. I give them credit for what they're doing, it just doesn't do it for me.

Fat Tire is decent, but maybe a little overrated. I'd classify it with stuff like Shiner Bock and S.A. Boston Lager as "gateway beers" for people starting to get into craft beer.

You bite your tongue about Ommegang though!
I take that back. Had a few of Ommegang's amber ale at the bar tonight. Awesome beer.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #109
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I wonder if you just got a bad beer , this is one of my favorite beers , been in business since 97 and since 03 has been owned by Duvel, in Brew Like A Monk they go on how they have used the same methods in this brewery as in Belgium maybe try another one from a different package store

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I had very high hopes when I brought home a bottle of this beer today.
Boy was I disappointed.
About the only thing remotely Belgian about this beer was the bottle format.
Maybe it's the cumin (something I would reserve exclusively for cooking).
Reminiscent of an English bitter gone terribly awry.
I'm a bit sad because I really like what these folks are doing up there, but they won't be around long brewing beer like this.
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I will probably get crap for this, but Southern Tier's creme brulee was awful! I don't feel like I can say anything appropriate about that beer. Are you ready for this one? PUMKING! What a disappointment. It's SO hyped up, but it's only "good". Not the best pumpkin beer ever, or whatever. It just wasn't worth bragging about. However,.... 6.99 was a pretty fair price for it.



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