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Title: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 08, 2011, 11:54:27 AM
Anyone try any of these before? The Sam Adams is probably the most beautiful beer I've ever poured. It had about a 1" head that was the brownest brown I've ever seen in a beer... it was gorgeous. I wish I took a picture of it. Might be the most flavorful stout I've had as well. Not much bitterness, mostly just a slightly burnt aftertaste. Very good. I haven't cracked the other ones open yet.

(http://i.imgur.com/rcBC0.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: FoMoGo on May 08, 2011, 11:56:45 AM
I tried the choco stout... its good, if I am in the mood...


Jim
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: camaro_man on May 08, 2011, 12:14:12 PM
It is so hard to find any good brews around here. Crudweiser and Nasty Ice reign supreme because no one around here seems to care bout taste, just getting hammered to bone their cousins it seems. There is one liquor store here that carries different beers, but the selection is extremely limited. They have Arrogant Bastard though so that is a plus.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: cfkingfish on May 08, 2011, 12:21:28 PM
It is so hard to find any good brews around here. Crudweiser and Nasty Ice reign supreme because no one around here seems to care bout taste, just getting hammered to bone their cousins it seems. There is one liquor store here that carries different beers, but the selection is extremely limited. They have Arrogant Bastard though so that is a plus.

Damn man, Natty Ice is popular there? That shit is so nasty, it makes Bud look like a Belgian Ale. The last time I drank that shit I committed various acts of vandalism to plants in the greater Boston area.

I have had the Affligem before, it is good and will hit you fast. Pretty sure it is over 10%.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Mick on May 08, 2011, 12:24:22 PM
Haven't had the imperial stout before, but have had the double bock in the imperial series which is a very good beer. Haven't had that rogue beer either, not a fan of the chocolate stouts. And haven't seen the others before. Also for sam adams, my 2 favorite beers they produce is the Double bock and the Black lager(pours about how the imperial stout does).
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: James on May 08, 2011, 12:26:38 PM
I have all 4 of those in my beer fridge (plus quite a few more).  The Sam Adams Imperials are great for a beer produced en masse....particularly like the Imperial White.  The Affligem Tripel is good but I don't think it's particularly outstanding in terms of Abbey ales.  I think I prefer the Affligem Double.  The latest out of Abita with the Andygator, SOS, and Abbey Ale are very good beers for the money.  Usually about $4.50 a bomber and $50 for a case around here.  The Rogue is a good chocolate stout but I much prefer the Stone Bitter Oatmeal Chocolate stout. 
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 08, 2011, 12:30:26 PM
I'm truly surprised as the beer selection in this town. Being a town of 50,000 college students, I figured it would simply be overrun with Natty Lights and Milwaukee's Best, but there is actually a fairly prominent beer scene. There's a few places that do beer tastings during the week and quite a few grocery stores have a decent selection. I bought the pictured beers at a local Publix grocery store. :lol:

I have had the Affligem before, it is good and will hit you fast. Pretty sure it is over 10%.

I think it's a 10%. The Sam Adam's was a 9.5%, I think. I'm a big fan of some of the sweeter, higher alcohol ales like Victory's Golden Monkey.

I have all 4 of those in my beer fridge (plus quite a few more).  The Sam Adams Imperials are great for a beer produced en masse....particularly like the Imperial White.  The Affligem Tripel is good but I don't think it's particularly outstanding in terms of Abbey ales.  I think I prefer the Affligem Double.  The latest out of Abita with the Andygator, SOS, and Abbey Ale are very good beers for the money.  Usually about $4.50 a bomber and $50 for a case around here.  The Rogue is a good chocolate stout but I much prefer the Stone Bitter Oatmeal Chocolate stout. 


I'm a little leery of Belgian Whites. I've tried two now and they both reminded me (smell and taste) of raw meat. I saw the Sam Adam's Belgian White last night and considered it, but I typically don't migrate towards a witbier anyway. I saw the Affligem Double as well. Maybe I'll pick that up at some point if the Tripel doesn't do it for me. I think $4.50 is about right for the Andygator if I remember correctly. It was about $33 for a 4-pack of the Sam Adams and the other 3 beers pictured.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: angry hampster on May 08, 2011, 01:37:07 PM
Rogue's Chocolate Stout is a great dessert beer. Very smooth, but also very sweet and rich.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Maverick on May 08, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
Yes, and they are all very good.

The imperial stout doesn't beat Stone's imperial... sorry. Much smoother.

If you can, try to track one of these down:

(http://www.surdyks.com/Images/Products/633232952982092771.JPG)

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leydtshJI71qfgw8xo1_400.jpg)

Trois Pistoles. Try finding the cork top one.

It will knock you on your ass with flavor.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Darcsun on May 08, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
The Sam Adams Imperial series is good, but it's far short when compared to their beer that started the series.  If I can ever find this again, I'll pick up a few cases.

http://www.samueladams.com/enjoy-our-beer/beer-detail.aspx?id=6594977d-4170-4f97-a6ac-59ca8e264704

This stuff will know you on your ass after a couple, and it tastes awesome.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: angry hampster on May 08, 2011, 03:15:03 PM
Yes, and they are all very good.

The imperial stout doesn't beat Stone's imperial... sorry. Much smoother.

If you can, try to track one of these down:

(http://www.surdyks.com/Images/Products/633232952982092771.JPG)

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leydtshJI71qfgw8xo1_400.jpg)

Trois Pistoles. Try finding the cork top one.

It will knock you on your ass with flavor.


I prefer their La Terrible to the Trois Pistoles. Both are great though.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Maverick on May 08, 2011, 03:20:00 PM

I prefer their La Terrible to the Trois Pistoles. Both are great though.

quit reading reviews ;-)
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: angry hampster on May 08, 2011, 03:33:21 PM
quit reading reviews ;-)

Reading reviews?  Unibroue is my favorite imported brewery. ;)
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on May 08, 2011, 09:02:45 PM
Yes, and they are all very good.

The imperial stout doesn't beat Stone's imperial... sorry. Much smoother.


There are lots of better Imp Stouts out there than the Sam Adams, though it is good. But ones like Bell's Expedition Stout, or Oskar Blue's Ten Fidy put it to shame.

As for chocolate stouts, I must say my favorite is still the classic Young's Double Chocolate stout. Especially on tap.

In regards to the Tripel, I would choose others over the Affligem like Tripel Karmeliet, Allagash, St. Bernardus, etc.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: James on May 09, 2011, 12:43:48 AM
Whittled my selection down to these few for tonight.

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/5921/p5080262.jpg)


I think I'm going with the Chicken Killer.  Barley wine ale @ 10% ABV.  Help me tolerate some of the worthless posts some of you jokers make.


 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: dotCom on May 09, 2011, 05:09:04 AM
Can we just have a beer thread?

Translation, since re-reading that makes no sense.. Kal, why don't you make this the official AR beer thread, that way we can keep up with what everyone is drinking since some of you guys actually have real taste.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: James on May 09, 2011, 09:52:30 AM
That's a good idea.


A bad idea?  Drinking that Chicken Killer Ale right before bed.  I woke up crop dusting the house so bad the cat was giving me the "Why the fuck don't you go outside with that?" look.  Capped off with a pretty hefty beer shit.



Can't think of a better way to start the day. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 09, 2011, 10:17:54 AM
Can we just have a beer thread?

Translation, since re-reading that makes no sense.. Kal, why don't you make this the official AR beer thread, that way we can keep up with what everyone is drinking since some of you guys actually have real taste.

Great idea.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Rocket 442 on May 09, 2011, 10:28:35 AM
To go along with the new thread, had some of my favorite Imperial Stout last night.


If you like stouts, this is a great one to try. It just has that perfect balance to me.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/DmstcDisturbance/IMG_0777.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Mick on May 09, 2011, 02:30:10 PM
You ass holes are making me want to run to my favorite beer store(huge selection of micro brews and other beers you just don't see at most of the beer stores around here) and pick something nice to chill with today.

Went and picked up a few things.
My Haul: Ommegang Abbey Ale, Sam Adams Imperial Stout(since OP seemed to like it), Pub Dog Hoppy Dog(local brew here in MD) and Rogue Dead Guy Ale(Never had it before any good?)
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z1/mikku00/100_0556.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: James on May 09, 2011, 06:30:11 PM
You ass holes are making me want to run to my favorite beer store(huge selection of micro brews and other beers you just don't see at most of the beer stores around here) and pick something nice to chill with today.

Asshole is one word, fuckstick.  And you should be thanking us.

:mrgreen:

Quote
Went and picked up a few things.
My Haul: Ommegang Abbey Ale, Sam Adams Imperial Stout(since OP seemed to like it), Pub Dog Hoppy Dog(local brew here in MD) and Rogue Dead Guy Ale(Never had it before any good?)

Feh.  Most of that stuff is available in most niche box stores. Don't think I've had a Rogue beer I didn't like, including that one.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on May 09, 2011, 09:06:16 PM
Don't think I've had a Rogue beer I didn't like, including that one.

I thought the John John Hazelnut was a waste of good Hazelnut Brown Nectar. The barrel aging did a lot to the flavor, none of it particularly beneficial. But otherwise, I agree.

Rocket, Yeti is great, absolutely. I had it for the first time recently, not sure why it took me so long to get around to it.

Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: angry hampster on May 10, 2011, 11:38:37 PM
Rogue Dead Guy is my favorite beer.  Double Dead Guy is also wonderful.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 11, 2011, 09:12:42 AM
I'll have to see if I can locate some Yeti around here.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Meatywand on May 11, 2011, 01:05:32 PM
No Samual Smith? The Oatmeal Stout and the I think it was call Nut Brown Ale were fucking tasty, and I had a weird fondness for skull crusher as well.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 11, 2011, 01:18:27 PM
Samual Smith Oatmeal Stout is one of my top beers. It's so smooth.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Mick on May 11, 2011, 02:23:47 PM
Thinking about trying this, saw it at the store the other day.
http://www.troegs.com/our_brews/dead_reckoning_porter.aspx
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on May 12, 2011, 01:21:15 AM
Haven't had it, but Troegs is well spoken of. Probably worth a try.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on May 12, 2011, 01:37:14 AM
No Samual Smith? The Oatmeal Stout and the I think it was call Nut Brown Ale were fucking tasty, and I had a weird fondness for skull crusher as well.

Skull Crusher? Or Skull Splitter? Splitter is damn good. Last time I had it I was up on the roof working on the swamp cooler. Upscale white trash drinkin'.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Rocket 442 on May 12, 2011, 12:48:52 PM
I'll have to see if I can locate some Yeti around here.
You'll be glad you found it if you do.

It isn't too exotic, but it just seems to have the perfect taste and aroma. They've got everything blended together very well. After that, try the Oak Aged Yeti, very good as well.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Meatywand on May 12, 2011, 12:53:54 PM
Yeah Skull Splitter, my bad it's been like 4 years since I was able to drink beer.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: GMCBrewski on May 13, 2011, 10:01:20 PM
Anyone recommend a really good wheat bear? Seems to be the style I enjoy most. I wish I could get my hands on an authentic Hefeweizen. My local brewery makes a decent one.

The selection around here is horrible... my Publix/Kroger has nothing like the stuff in the OP. There's a few good stores in downtown Nashville though.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Reaper on May 13, 2011, 10:04:54 PM
Anyone recommend a really good wheat bear?

Sorry... I prefer wild meat bear.  Wheat bear tastes too... wheaty.

:lol:

:hide:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: GMCBrewski on May 13, 2011, 10:12:44 PM
heh... I'll blame it on my slight intoxication. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on May 15, 2011, 11:47:45 AM
My wife and I met with a couple of friends last night at a local place called Stubbies and Steins (http://stubbiesandsteins.com/) with 24 beers on tap and 400 bottled. It's fantastic. They have really good authentic German food, too. It can get a little pricey drinking there, but it's worth it once in a while. There's no Miller Lite here. :lol: They do have a single PBR in the cooler though. :P The only thing that's hurting them is the size of the place. They technically own two addresses but the rooms are connected. Unfortunately, they can't fit a whole lot of people in the establishment at once. It can be rough on a Saturday night. We got there around 8pm and it was pretty empty. By the time we left at 11:30, it was packed and it's summer in Gainesville so most of the students have gone home.

Spent $44.20 between the two of us which I don't think is too bad. I was expecting even more.

I had an Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. It was good, but a little too bitter for me. This was on draft, too.

(http://i.imgur.com/YOQHQ.jpg)

Then, I had a Great Divide Yeti per the recommendation in this thread. Tasty.

Then, a Skullsplitter, which was really, really good. I was amazed at how much I could pick out the flavors from the figs and dates. It really lingered.

(http://i.imgur.com/yDgEO.jpg)

And, to finish the night off, a La Fin Du Monde, which I've had before and enjoyed.

My wife had a Young's Double Chocolate Stout which was also a recommendation in here, I think. It was on draft. Very tasty and I think she liked it, too. She also had a Major Tom Pomegranate and a Bell's Double Cream Stout.

Let me just say that I was pretty drunk. I wasn't too bad when we left the bar and didn't notice anything on the short drive home, but we started watching a couple episodes of Modern Family when we got home and it all started to hit me. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Mick on June 10, 2011, 10:30:25 PM
Picked up a 6 pack of Troeg's Troegenator Double bock and a 4 pack of Sam Adams Imperial Series Double Bock.

Stats(All info other than price take from brewers website):
Troeg's
Cost: $12.99 for 6 pack
ABV: 8.2%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 25
Color (SRM): Bronze
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate
Hops: Hallertau, Saaz
Yeast: Lager

Sam Adams
Cost: 11.99 for 4 pack
Flavor: Strong malt and caramel character; very smooth, full bodied, low to medium bitterness
Color: Deep mahogany
Original Gravity: 23.0 Plato
Alcohol by Vol / Wt: 9.5%ABV - 7.3%ABW
Calories/12 oz.: 323
Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, and Caramel 60
Hop Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrueh Noble hops
Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast


Both beers taste very similar with little taste difference. only thing I have noticed is the sam adams is a little thicker/fuller tasting. Both amazing beers in my opinion though. The troegs is a bit cheaper per bottle but it also contains a little less alcohol % per bottle and the sam adams does have a better taste as slight as it is. I do recommend both beers to all though.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on July 09, 2011, 02:02:18 AM
Anyone recommend a really good wheat bear? Seems to be the style I enjoy most. I wish I could get my hands on an authentic Hefeweizen. My local brewery makes a decent one.

The selection around here is horrible... my Publix/Kroger has nothing like the stuff in the OP. There's a few good stores in downtown Nashville though.

Weihenstephaner is probably the best example of a classic German Hefeweizen.

If you want a wheat beer with more kick, get some Aventinus.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Rammstein4Ever on July 17, 2011, 03:42:52 PM
Weihenstephaner is probably the best example of a classic German Hefeweizen.

If you want a wheat beer with more kick, get some Aventinus.

My favorite while I was in Germany was Erdinger Hefeweizen...  making my mouth water just thinking about it.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: handle on August 20, 2011, 02:50:28 AM
How y'all feel about this?
(http://i.imgur.com/baeMi.jpg)

I'm on my fifth beer and I still think this shit is alright. I wouldn't mind if it had more alcohol...
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: UberWasser on August 20, 2011, 12:41:16 PM
No thanks. :lol:
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kwhit10 on August 27, 2011, 07:36:45 PM
While waiting for Hurricane Irene I cracked open two beers I had in the fridge.

First:  Rouge Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout
Nice and dark with the oatmeal taste and chocolate after taste.  It's kind of frothy when in your mouth but isn't that thick overall.  4/5

Second:
Huyghe Brewery Delirium Tremens (Belgium)
A belgium ale, smell of citrus, but the taste has a very slight citrus and more of a sweet hop taste.  I little too sweet for my tastes, the wife enjoys this one more than I, and she's actually had it before because of the elephants on the label. 3/5
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on October 02, 2011, 11:09:35 AM
Drank this last night:

(http://i.imgur.com/kXc6z.jpg) (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/3818/43687)

Wow. What an amazing beer. It wasn't my favorite when considering overall beers, but it's the most interesting beer I've had yet. The name doesn't lie. When you pop off the cap, you can immediately smell the caramelized sugar and vanilla. When poured into a glass, it pours a thick black with a short brown head. The head disappears quickly and leaves very little lacing. Extremely sweet beer even with a 9.6% ABV. this thing's made with a lot of sugar. One hell of a dessert beer.

It's not something that I would turn to on a regular occasion, especially with the price (cost me $10) but it was a fun experience that I would recommend to anyone.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kwhit10 on October 04, 2011, 01:29:57 PM
The only thing I've had from Southern Tier is their pumpkin one, and it is definitely one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kalgorn on October 04, 2011, 01:57:47 PM
I believe it's called Pumking, correct? I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin beers so I tend to avoid them but my wife loves them.
Title: Re: Beer People
Post by: Kwhit10 on October 05, 2011, 02:50:38 PM
I believe it's called Pumking, correct? I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin beers so I tend to avoid them but my wife loves them.

Yea I think it is Pumking, I've had so many I tend to forget which company has what Pumpkin variant for a name :lol: