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Old 11-03-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Went to a BevMo today and picked up 4 interesting sounding beers with pretty cool bottles and was wondering if anyone has heard of them and if they had tasted some of them, what their opinion was.

1. Altenmunster Maibock from Germany

2. Drake's Imperial Stout from Bay area California

3. St. Sebastiaan Grand Reserve Belgian Ale from Belgium

4. Fischer Amber Tradition from France.

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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I have had St. Seb's before. Its just OK, nothing special, and for the price, would much rather get something else

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Altenmünster Maibock is the shiz-bam-diggity! of course, i love most bocks and a lot of german beers, for that matter. rich, malty...you'll love it.

I don't like ANY of Drake's beers that I have tried, unfortunately...they all have the same bad taste, like they use the same hops or don't clean their water or something. I don't think i've ever tried a single dark beer, however...i didn't even know they made a stout



I don't think i've ever tried the St. Sebastian...let me know how it is!

Fischer Amber is a great beer. The blonde is good, too. they have a nice grainy mouthfeel, rich and thick. i have a few every now and then when i stop by a particular liquor store.

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Altenmünster Maibock is the shiz-bam-diggity! of course, i love most bocks and a lot of german beers, for that matter. rich, malty...you'll love it.

I don't like ANY of Drake's beers that I have tried, unfortunately...they all have the same bad taste, like they use the same hops or don't clean their water or something. I don't think i've ever tried a single dark beer, however...i didn't even know they made a stout



I don't think i've ever tried the St. Sebastian...let me know how it is!

Fischer Amber is a great beer. The blonde is good, too. they have a nice grainy mouthfeel, rich and thick. i have a few every now and then when i stop by a particular liquor store.
Cool, thanks. Trying to expand my beer taste buds.
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I will disagree with Drake's. I like some of their stuff. I am sure that's from the old ownership, but they were just bought out, so things might change. I guess we'll see what your tastebuds say!

I'm not a huge Fischer fan, but the Amber is ok. I think their blonde is pretty unimpressive. Is it a flip top bottle? Even if you hate it, you have a neat bottle! I used a blonde bottle last night.

That maibock is a good maibock. For the style, I don't have any complaints. If you read the style guidelines, I doubt you'd find any surprises.

And the St. Sebastian is probably the best of the bunch. It is strong, but pretty crisp. I pick up a lot of fruit notes, and I would probably drink that again sometime. If I recall, you might have a hard time realizing this is a 10% beer by the way it tastes.

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I will disagree with Drake's. I like some of their stuff. I am sure that's from the old ownership, but they were just bought out, so things might change. I guess we'll see what your tastebuds say!

I'm not a huge Fischer fan, but the Amber is ok. I think their blonde is pretty unimpressive. Is it a flip top bottle? Even if you hate it, you have a neat bottle! I used a blonde bottle last night.

That maibock is a good maibock. For the style, I don't have any complaints. If you read the style guidelines, I doubt you'd find any surprises.

And the St. Sebastian is probably the best of the bunch. It is strong, but pretty crisp. I pick up a lot of fruit notes, and I would probably drink that again sometime. If I recall, you might have a hard time realizing this is a 10% beer by the way it tastes.
I made sure and got all flip top bottles so at least if I didn't enjoy the beer I'd get some bottles to refill I'll let you know what I think. Since we have a slight disagreement on the Drake, I think I'll start with that tonight.
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Did not care for the Drake. Way too strong for me. Very malty so no hoppy bite to it but a very strong flavor.

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Did not care for the Drake. Way too strong for me. Very malty so no hoppy bite to it but a very strong flavor.
Well, it is an RIS. They're not exactly light beers.
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i used to drink drake's at the brewery, every friday night. it was a fun place to hang out, but was otherwise lacking

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