best beers? list them so i can try them!

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brewfish said:
Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
(I'd rather suck lemons than drink a Sierra Nevada...too hoppy and citrusy for my palate...) Many of us here in the NW proudly wear the title "HOPHEAD"
I know, I know. lIke I said, I've been there several times.:D
 

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Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
I had this for the first time on Friday night. Real nice beer, I *love* the hops - but there's a very strong roasted undercurrent that I'm not sure I'm in love with. Definately a noticable element to the beer. Seems like they use a decent amount of roasted barley or something similar in there, it's more than just a toasted note, it's definately burnt/roasty. If it wasn't for that, this would definately be in my top-five; it's still up there, though.
 

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Brewsmith said:
A word of caution: Just because you may be able to find some of these beers, doesn't mean they're in good shape when you get them. I'd try to find them as close to the source as possible to get it fresh and not handled poorly.
Excellent advice. Nothing better than drinking a stoic craftbrew near it's origin site.

Mine:

Wieckse Wit
Goose Island 312
Newcastle Brown
Celis Grand Cru
DFH 90 (I know it's been mentioned, I'd just like to mention it again)
DFH Sawtooth


The funny thing is, several of my own blow any of these commercial brews right out of the water.
 

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Here's a few of my favorites:
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Three Floyd's Alpha King
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Summit Maibock
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
New Belgium 1554
Guinness
St. Bernardus Tripel
Duvel
Orkney Skullsplitter
 

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XELA said:
someone may wanna delete repeted beers from this post, im jus to drunk to do that right now.. so this is the list so far, any addition?

(i plan on trying all these beers and putting them in order of best to worst with ur help)

hobgoblin


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New Holland - Dragon's Milk

Hrm well, personally I would try to group the selection by what they are like put the Optimator and Dead Guy on a night or something...etc.. along with one other type that is a contrast. This should help keep you do a comparison (by grouping them) and adding another type will help keep it interesting. Maybe try max of 4 in a tasting, or if you have someone to share with go for some more. My advice too would be to work from lower strength and up (in a night) and work from less to more hoppy. Higher strength and hoppier beers tend to muddle your palate for other tastings...

Add anything from Brewery Ommegang to your list while you are at it:

Ommegang Abbey Ale
Hennepin
Rare Vos
Witte
Three Philosophers
 

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Cheesefood said:
Goose Island 312

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Hey Cheese, we were @ Geno's East and had a pitcher of this...it seemed thin though? I was just wondering if that was normal? It almost seemed 'watered down'? which was odd. Is it supposed to be really light and thin? btw..thx for extending the offer to grab a few brews with you, but it was 4 of us travelling together and you know how stuff like that goes.
 

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Trappiste Rochefurt 10
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Siera Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barlywine
Rogue Hazel nut brown nectar
Dogfish Head 90 min. IPA
Delirium Nocturnum
 

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zoebisch01 said:
:off:

Hey Cheese, we were @ Geno's East and had a pitcher of this...it seemed thin though? I was just wondering if that was normal? It almost seemed 'watered down'? which was odd. Is it supposed to be really light and thin? btw..thx for extending the offer to grab a few brews with you, but it was 4 of us travelling together and you know how stuff like that goes.
AB bought them, what can I say? I will say this though: GENOS?!? Ewww! That place gets closed down every couple months for roaches, rats, etc.
 

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Cheesefood said:
AB bought them, what can I say? I will say this though: GENOS?!? Ewww! That place gets closed down every couple months for roaches, rats, etc.
:off: Mediocre pizza, for sure. They thrive on tourists. But I hadn't heard anything about health concerns. Now, there is a Gino's at Rush and Walton that gets shuttered a lot. No relation to Gino's East, which was bought by Rich Melman (Lettuce Entertain You) a long time ago.

Back on topic, I have to add St. Arnold's Christmas Ale to my list.
 

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My list from ratebeer. Numbers are my rating out of 5 and date I rated the beer. Nothing has achieved a 5 yet.

1 Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
Imperial/Double IPA 4.7 12/12/2006

2 Stone India Pale Ale
Stone Brewing Co.
India Pale Ale (IPA) 4.6 10/17/2006

3 Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA
Dogfish Head Brewery
Imperial/Double IPA 4.5 9/13/2006

4 Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith
Sweet Stout 4.3 8/3/2006

5 Youngs Oatmeal Stout (London Stout)
Youngs
Stout 4.2 8/8/2006

6 North Coast Cru dOr
North Coast Brewing Company
Belgian Strong Ale 4.2 7/16/2006

7 Left Hand Warrior IPA
Left Hand / Tabernash
India Pale Ale (IPA) 4.1 1/2/2007

8 Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Dogfish Head Brewery
Imperial/Double IPA 4.1 3/4/2007

9 Victory HopDevil
Victory Brewing Company
India Pale Ale (IPA) 4.1 10/4/2006

10 Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand / Tabernash
Sweet Stout 4.1 8/22/2006
 

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1....Pilsner Urquell

2....St. Ambroise oatmeal stout...McAuslan Brewing...Montreal

3....Hobgoblin..Wychwood

4....Dominion Ale... Molsons...Canada

5..Mill St. coffee porter...Toronto
 

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Some favorites, in no particular order...

  • Schneider Aventinus
  • Avery Czar Stout
  • Avery Mephistopheles Stout
  • Westvleteren-St. Sixtus
  • Fantome Noel
  • Hanssen's Kriek
  • Gouden Carolus' Grand Cru of the Emperor
  • Stoudt's Fat Dog Stout
  • Bell's Expedition Stout
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
  • Scaldis Prestige
  • De Glazen Toren Winterscotch
  • Unibroue Ephemere Cassis
  • Unibroue Terrible
  • Unibroue Trois Pistoles
  • La Chouff Noel
  • Kulmbacher Eisbock
  • Kulmbacher EKU 28
  • Eggenberg Natur Trub
  • Bell's Winter White
  • Skullsplitter

I could go on.
 
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firstly, id like to say, how stupid am i?? :p

this would have been alot easyer if i had done this


1. got people to choose there top 3 beers only

and

2. got people to copy, paste then add theres to the list

this is the list so far (i may have got things on there more than once or missed someones off by mistake)


hobgoblin
goliath
Unibroue Trois Pistoles (Canada)
Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA (U.S.)
Schneider Aventinus (Germany
new belgium brewery in Ft. Collins Colorado--fat tire and sunshine wheat.
Flying Bison Brewery in Buffalo NY
Sam Adams Boston
Sierra Nevada ~ Pale Ale
Stone ~ Arrogant Bastard
Bridgeport ~ IPA (I could be in the minority on this)
Deschuttes ~ Obsidian Stout
Rochafort
Chimay
Dogfish head stuff - had to throw in a U.S. company.
Fuller's ESB
London Pride (when it's on cask)
Adnam's Broadside
Craftman's Hefeweizen
Russian River's Pliny the Elder
Humboldt Red Nectar
Unibroue Ephemere
Lindeman's Frambois (Very fruity, though...in case you don't like that)
Three Floyds Alpha King
Two Brothers Domain DuPage
Rouge Dead Guy Ale
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Julius Echter (Nurnberg?)
Tucher (Nurnberg)
Schneider
Erdinger (Erding)
Ayinger (Aying)
Paulaner (Munich)
harpoon IPA
anchor liberty
anderson valley hop-ottin
westmalle triple
Russian River - Pliney The Elder
Hale's - Aftermath IPA
Stone - Ruination
Warsteiner Dunkel
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Grolsch Blonde
Saint Arnold's Elissa IPA
Saint Arnold's Spring Bock
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Paulaner Hefe
Duvel
Anchor Porter
Trumer Pils (for a good German Pils)
Sprecher DoppleBock (for a good DoppleBock)
BrewPastors Imperial Stout (for a good Stout)
New Glarus Belgian Quad (for a good BIG Belgian)
Capital Anything (for a good Lager) they have the best lagers I've ever had
Orval
Cantillon Gueuze
Boon Gueuze
Drie Fontainen Gueuze
Westmalle Tripel
Westvleteren
La Trappe Quadrupel
De Dolle Still Nacht
Saison Dupont
Houblon Chouffe
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Liefmans Goudenband
Zum Uerige
Boundary bay IPA
Golden Valley IPA vs Brut
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Russian River Pliny the Younger
Russian River Temptation
Russian River Beatification
Cuvee de Thomme
Silver City Whoop Pass IPA
Silver City Fat Bastard
New Belgium la Terroir
New Belgium La Folie
New Belgium Love
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
Victory Prima Pils
Standing Stone IPA
Rogue Old Crustacean
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Hair of the Dog Adam
Walking Man Homo Erectus IPA
Walking Man My Old Kentucky Homo
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Trois Pistoles
Spaten Optimator
New Holland - Dragon's Milk
Stone Ruination IPA?
Leinie's Big Butt Dopplebock
St. Peter's Old Style Porter
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Bell's Two Heated Ale (IPA)
Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye (Rye IPA)
Bell's Oberon (Wheat)
Two Brother's Cane & Ebel (Rye)
New Glarus' Uff-da Bock
New Glarus' Staghorn Oktoberfest
Boulevard Brewing's Irish Red
Three Floyd's Robert The Bruce (Scottish Ale)
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Old Crustacean
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Hair of the Dog Adam
Widmer 07 Reserve
Tripel Karmeliet.
Bridgeport IPA
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
North Coast Red Seal Ale
Bridgeport IPA
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA
Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Anchor Steam
Anchor Liberty Ale
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
Moylan's Hopsickle
Mendocino Red Tail Ale
Youngers Tartan's Special
2) Newcastle Brown Ale
3) Guiness Pub Draught
4) Double Diamond
5) McEwans Export
Pizza Port Sharkbite Red Ale
Widmer- drop top, snow plow
Bridgeport- ropewalk (amber ale)
New belgium brewery- 1554 (since fat tire is allready listed)
Westmalle- Dubbel
Pabst Blue Ribbon ( just joking)
Wieckse Wit
Goose Island 312
Newcastle Brown
Celis Grand Cru
DFH 90
DFH Sawtooth
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Three Floyd's Alpha King
Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Summit Maibock
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
New Belgium 1554
Guinness
St. Bernardus Tripel
Duvel
Orkney Skullsplitter
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Hennepin
Rare Vos
Witte
Three Philosophers
Trappiste Rochefurt 10
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barlywine
Rogue Hazel nut brown nectar
Dogfish Head 90 min. IPA
Delirium Nocturnum
St. Arnold's Christmas Ale
Pilsner Urquell
St. Ambroise oatmeal stout...McAuslan Brewing...Montreal
5..Mill St. coffee porter...Toronto
* Schneider Aventinus
* Avery Czar Stout
* Avery Mephistopheles Stout
* Westvleteren-St. Sixtus
* Fantome Noel
* Hanssen's Kriek
* Gouden Carolus' Grand Cru of the Emperor
* Stoudt's Fat Dog Stout
* Bell's Expedition Stout
* Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
* Scaldis Prestige
* De Glazen Toren Winterscotch
* Unibroue Ephemere Cassis
* Unibroue Terrible
* Unibroue Trois Pistoles
* La Chouff Noel
* Kulmbacher Eisbock
* Kulmbacher EKU 28
* Eggenberg Natur Trub
* Bell's Winter White
* Skullsplitter
batemans combined harvest


i have to add batemans combined harvest!! :eek:
 

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oh god so many beers, how to chose???

Some what are missing...
Barbar
Delerium Tremens
McChouffe
Judas
Kwak

Love that Schneider Aventinus, only got it once...
Duvel is also delicious
Liked SNPA while i was in the US.
 

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my top all time fav is the legendary first west coast amber Mendocino Red Tail Ale! the absolute most epic balance of hops and malt Ive experienced in any brew :) and i finally got around to getting some warrior hops to brew a clone :)
 

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Why don't i just give you what to start with?

These are the best (IMO) out of your current list. I also removed any i haven't tried or that are just plaing crap :D

Goliath
Unibroue Trois Pistoles (Canada)
Chimay
Humboldt Red Nectar
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Anchor Porter
Westmalle Tripel
Tripel Karmeliet.
Anchor Steam
Anchor Liberty Ale
Mendocino Red Tail Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale
1554 (this is the only good brew from new belgium)
Westmalle- Dubbel
Delirium Tremens
Unibroue Terrible
and i will end as you did with...Skullsplitter
 
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should prolly have been more organised bout this..

will any one gine me there top 3 beers, that i might find in englang?


anyone live near belper?????
try the old oak inn, the sell ledd mill beers an there not too bad at all!!

pluss they have a "lead mill" taste that i jus cant work out!
 
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