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Old 12-20-03, 01:35 AM
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The Official "Great Beer" thread

I would like to maintain a running thread for all the great beers you guys and gals taste.

If you have a beer that you try and think the rest of us would really enjoy, please post it. List information about the beer (beer name, brewery, year if appropriate), and please describe the beer in some way.
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Old 12-20-03, 01:38 AM
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Paging grunter to the great bear thread....


Seriously, I will repeat. For a unique beer experience...

Peruvian Cusquena Malta. Dark, filtered through molasses, brewed in the Incas. Laced with cocaine.
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Old 12-20-03, 01:53 AM
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I would like to start this thread off with a new beer that I haven't had before. As some of you may know, I have sampled/rated well over 1600 beers, and my favorite beer is Mackeson XXX.

Mackeson may have just been dethroned by J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, from Middleton, Manchester, England.

Tonight, I did a tasting of Harvest Ale with:

Samiclaus Bier (1992, purchased in Austria)
Anchor Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale
George Gale Conquest Ale
Sonora Old Saguaro Bareleywine Style Ale

I *love* Samiclaus. It's probably one of my top 5 beers of all time. Harvest Ale blew it away! In fact, Harvest Ale gives Mackeson a run for its money...

Fairly sweet, mildly bitter for balance, minimally hoppy, but with an amazing sesame and smokey/toasty finish. This beer has the best finish of any beer I've every tried. I just keep repeating, "Wow!"
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Originally posted by RandyC
Paging grunter to the great bear thread....


Seriously, I will repeat. For a unique beer experience...

Peruvian Cusquena Malta. Dark, filtered through molasses, brewed in the Incas. Laced with cocaine.
Yes! I went to that Peruvian restaurant in SD and loved the Cusquena. But I've never seen it in a beer store. So, hard to find.

But I agree, the Cusquena is a beer that people should try (if they can find it).
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Pabst Blue Ribbon

5/5
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Stop on my thread and get a life, you loser.

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Originally posted by El Scorcho
Pabst Blue Ribbon

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Mad Dog isn't good enough any more!!

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I'm a fan of Woodchuck Cider Beers. Do those sort of drinks count?
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Blue Moon white ale. Golden (?) Colorado.
Drink with a slice of orange.
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Originally posted by suziq999
Blue Moon white ale. Golden (?) Colorado.
Drink with a slice of orange.
If you enjoy Blue Moon, give Hoegaarden a try . . . it's a true Belgian white ale (i.e., from Belgium ) and I rarely drink Blue Moon any more since I discovered it.

For those of you unfamiliar, these are very light, "citrus-y" ales that are excellent with subtly flavored food and/or on a hot day in the summer (and, as suziq observed, are frequently served with a slice of orange). Hoegaarden is also unfiltered and, when drinking it from a bottle, swirling the yeast into the last 1/5-1/4 of the beer can make for a pleasant addition to the head.
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Originally posted by talemyn
If you enjoy Blue Moon, give Hoegaarden a try . . . it's a true Belgian white ale (i.e., from Belgium ) and I rarely drink Blue Moon any more since I discovered it.

For those of you unfamiliar, these are very light, "citrus-y" ales that are excellent with subtly flavored food and/or on a hot day in the summer (and, as suziq observed, are frequently served with a slice of orange). Hoegaarden is also unfiltered and, when drinking it from a bottle, swirling the yeast into the last 1/5-1/4 of the beer can make for a pleasant addition to the head.
Hmmm, I can't get blue moon here (texas) so I'll have to see if this is available in my area. Thanks for the suggestion!
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El Scorcho beat me to the threadcrap, so I'll ask a serious question. I like beer on occasion, but I've never been a connosouir (or a good speller).

I don't like bitter beers. I haven't tried many different kinds of beer, so it would hard to say what I like. I can tell you that I think Budweiser is disgusting. For a mass produced domestic, I usually drank MGD.

I actually like some of the flavored stuff, even though some of you would probably consider that "ruining the beer." When I was in Belgium, I had an awesome cherry beer.

Any suggestions?
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My two "house beers"

Fat Tire Amber Ale (tho pretty much only available from Texas and west)
Shiner Bock

Both should be allowed to come up a few degrees in temp after you pull them out of the fridg.
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Does anyone have an opinion on Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse?

I tried one a couple of weeks back and thought it quite nice. Of course, I only have the "experience" to compare it to a few other beers most of which are cheap American versions.
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I personally enjoy the Blue label better....

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If you're ever in NY or Chicago...try to find a Bulgarian store and ask for
ZAGORKA......OUTSTNDING!!!

Hard to find but very, VERY good. After that I would probably go with Check/Slovakian beers.
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the only non-mainstream beer I've had has been draft at local restaurants that have a brewery on site
I normally drink Labatt blue (which sells for like $10/6 pack in the import section down south )

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I've been a big fan of Stella Artois lately.

Also some of the Rogue brand beers. Yum.
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