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Old 03-20-2011, 11:40 PM   #21
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It's mediocre at best. You'll be disappointed if you are expecting anything other than a sub-par "craft beer" in my opinion. I'd suggest grabbing a different mix case of beer from costco. They have a pretty decent selection at the one by me and I made the mistake of grabbing the kirkland case one day.


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Old 03-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #22
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My costco used to have Dead Guy for $24 a case, sadly that's gone. At least they have Hop Czar.


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Old 03-21-2011, 02:38 AM   #23
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I've had them all, here are my Beer Ap ratings for them:

KS Amber Ale : 3.5/5
KS German Lager: 3.5/5
KS Pale Ale 1.5/5
KS Signature Hefeweissen: 0.5/5

All in all the Amber and German that I had were fantastic for widely produced commercial beers. The Pale Ale was okay, and the Hefe was not good. I grade pretty hard when I grade beers so don't let the 3.5 kill your spirit.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:14 AM   #24
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I grade beers so don't let the 3.5 kill your spirit.
Absolutely not. You'd give them a C overall? Actually that's about right. It's slightly better than BMC, but horrible compared to anything else COSTCO offers.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #25
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yeah, I used to buy that beer a lot when I was collecting bottles. It's decent beer and, like the other's said, it's just a tad more than buying empty bottles, so it's a no-brainer if you need more bottles.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #26
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Absolutely not. You'd give them a C overall? Actually that's about right. It's slightly better than BMC, but horrible compared to anything else COSTCO offers.
Depends on where you live. In Nashville, we have BMC stuff, Corona, Guinness, Yeungling and maybe a case from a 'microbrewery.'
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #27
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I recently picked this up. Mine still had the hefe in it. The pale ale isn't bad at all, I genuinely like the german lager (even though it's not at all to a style), I like the amber enough, and the hefe is absolutely horrid and NOT even remotely a hefe.

Overall, I'll probably keep a case around as I go to Costco a lot (its a mile from my house) and I don't like giving out my better homebrews to people who won't appreciate it anyway (I'm selfish).
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:06 PM   #28
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Had their new Belgian Wit and the IPA. I would give the wit a another go around but not the IPA. Certain hops when used for bittering just taste extremely astringent and grassy/dirty, very good head retention though.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:19 PM   #29
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Had it at a party last fall...can't remember the specific ones I tried as it's been a while. I remember not being all that impressed though. I wouldn't spend my own money on it...I'd rather spend a few books more and get a much better beer.
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The best product at Costco by far is the Artichoke Jalepino Dip. I can't explain the awesomeness of this dip. It may go well with the two Costco beers that are good.


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