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Old 08-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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It was OK.

I like the black lager a lot, and the pumpkin ale is actually probably the best one I've had.

The rauschbier? Blech! I guess I like smoked porters and stouts, but this beer was light amber and tasted like sweet bacon.

Irish red - why not

Boston Lager - been there

and there was one more........??



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Old 08-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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I picked it up last week. Haven't tried the Black Lager yet, but in the past it was good. Doesn't hold up to Kostritzer though. Their Oktoberfest is one of the best in the style (that's the other one in there ). I liked the Irish Red a lot last year. I don't think it was in the mixed pack last year.

The rauchbier was interesting, but definitely not my favorite of the style. I feel it could use more body. The pumpkin actually disappointed me. I guess there's just so many good pumpkin beers out there now that it's easy to be picky. It's one of the few styles actually where I like mine best. I make mine similar to a brown ale, which I find compliments the pumpkin flavor perfectly.



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Huh!

Me too. I put roasted pumpkin seeds in mine that lend a little something most pumpkin beers don't have.

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Didn't know Sams did a Rauchbier. I'll have to check it out.

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I was excited to IP, the rausch is probably what ultimately made me grab that 12'er, but as stated, it left me puzzled. sweetish bacon is all I can say. Maybe yummy with eggs, but otherwise not for me.

(how are your peppers?)

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I was excited to IP, the rausch is probably what ultimately made me grab that 12'er, but as stated, it left me puzzled. sweetish bacon is all I can say. Maybe yummy with eggs, but otherwise not for me.

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Peppers? the pepper beer? I just tasted again yesterday and it is ready. I'm very pleased with it so far. Just enough heat in the back of your throat to notice, but subtle enough to drink a couple pints.
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Peppers? the pepper beer? I just tasted again yesterday and it is ready. I'm very pleased with it so far. Just enough heat in the back of your throat to notice, but subtle enough to drink a couple pints.

Not growing any?

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f56/what-do-box-cayenne-peppers-265540/
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I was excited to IP, the rausch is probably what ultimately made me grab that 12'er, but as stated, it left me puzzled. sweetish bacon is all I can say. Maybe yummy with eggs, but otherwise not for me.

(how are your peppers?)
WAs gonna get the 12 of Oktoberfest until i saw the rauchbeer and switched. (both were on sale for $15)

Haven't tried it yet but you've all got my hopes down now.
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I thought the oktoberfest this year wasn't as good as it used to be. Like everything else SA seems to be putting out...

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Hmmm, I actually like the oktoberfest better this year.



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