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Old 02-01-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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I have purchased my final 6 of this beer. Never again!

Three of the 6 times I have had it, the beer has been sour. Granted the times it wasn't, it was a decent milk stout. All 6 of tonight's bottles were as sour as you would expect a flemish sour to be and wound up going down the drain....sad considering I am with-in two hours of the brewery and where I bought it has a decent turn over. Good thing I have a few chilled homebrews to save the day.

Any other PA locals have this experience with this beer? My experience with the milk stout makes me wary of their other brews.

 
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:24 AM   #2
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I've only had the milk stout once and it was fine. That's unfortunate you've had problems with it. Have you, by chance, contacted the brewery about it?
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:11 AM   #3
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I've only had the milk stout once and it was fine. That's unfortunate you've had problems with it. Have you, by chance, contacted the brewery about it?

I have not..I was planning on letting them know that some bad beer is getting out there. Either way, the time between purchases has been pretty wide (several months) and from two different places. Shame, I really like to see the local brews keep gaining ground.


 
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:12 AM   #4
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I've had the Milk Stout before and I too thought it was too sour. For the most part I like Lancaster Brewing Co; but my best experiences with any of their beers have been right there at the brewery. Their food is decent too. Actually their chicken wings are some of the best I've ever had, Creepin Dog Hot. These wings will set your mouth on fire but have an irresitable sweetness to them that keeps you eating more. Then the beer really goes down nice.


 
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:39 AM   #5
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I've been curious about trying this beer quite often...maybe I'll hold off for a while until the current local stock rotates...

You know, this is a good oppty to score some free beer.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:30 PM   #6
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I've had it at the Lancaster Distillery (restaurant) and thought it was pretty good. It definitely wasn't sour.

Who's your distributor? Maybe they're buying old cases?
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:18 PM   #7
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I've had it at the Lancaster Distillery (restaurant) and thought it was pretty good. It definitely wasn't sour.

Who's your distributor? Maybe they're buying old cases?

That's the thing, I have had it from a few different places and it was sour from more than one of them (6 packs and individual bottles, no cases). Sure they could be buying from the same wholesale distributor but who knows. I sure am not going to keep rolling the dice on this one.

 
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #8
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Now you've got me wondering about it. It is very possible that they are all purchasing from the same distributor. I'll have to go get a bottle and see how it tastes.
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Well... a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:42 PM   #9
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Now you've got me wondering about it. It is very possible that they are all purchasing from the same distributor. I'll have to go get a bottle and see how it tastes.

If you do, you will have no problem determining if you got a sour one or not

IIRC, the last time I had a good sample it was 2 bottles from the Washington House in Sellersville.

 
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:02 PM   #10
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I've had one sampler case of theirs and that was enough for me. Their beers aren't bad, but if I'm going to drink local I'd rather have Stoudt's.
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