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What Beers Did You Drink Today? Or Yesterday? (Part 2)


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#541 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:19 AM

I had tried Simcoe’s for Sartori (Simcoe single-hop) from the same series a while back. If my memory is correct, it was more aggressively piney.

 

Scratch that, I found my notes. I am sure I have a photo somewhere too, but I can't find it right now.

 

It was bitter, dry, a bit austere. Some citrus, with a burnt coffee flavor/molasses.


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#542 Vuko Laosic

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

Paulaner Light Lager Beer 0.5l 


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 12:14 PM

Had a Vichtenaar with lunch.  And a Rochefort 10 last evening.  


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#544 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 04:20 AM

Batch #2 of my home brew. It has been stored for ... um ... three or four months now. Thereabouts. It was all canned stuff. A wheat beer. On the advice of a friend I did a secondary fermentation. The advice was good: dig the lack of sediment. On the advice of a friend I batch-primed rather than used those little carbonation drops. The advice was good: dig the even carbonation, bottle to bottle. 

 

The beer lacks a little body but, you know what? Aside from that wee flaw it's pretty fucking good. I couldn't finish the (large) first batch which had been in storage since the start of this year. I opened it recently and found that it had aged past the point of redemption. This, compared to how it was a month or so after being bottled, has developed nicely. If I can figure out how to achieve greater body I may well stick to the same cans for another batch.


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#545 Alex

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:16 PM

Bell's Best Brown Ale. Gooood stuff.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:19 PM

I had the North Coast Brewing Class of 88 Barleywine.  I hadn't had a barleywine in probably 15-20 years...enjoyed it...or maybe it was the 11% that I enjoyed ;)


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:31 PM

I had Stone's 18th anniversary IPA tonight.  Very good, I thought.  Though I enjoy most of Stone's brews.  I have to say, however, I was expecting more hops.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:34 PM

I had Stone's 18th anniversary IPA tonight.  Very good, I thought.  Though I enjoy most of Stone's brews.  I have to say, however, I was expecting more hops.

 

Draft Magazine has an interesting article on Stone's 18th Anniversary IPA (Will Stone’s new IPA kill IPAs as we know them?). Definitely a departure from their usual hop-bombs.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 09:17 PM

TJ's Unibroue-brewed Strong Golden Ale. Sort of in the DT rather than Duvel vein. Actually, probably not so different than La Fin du Monde (Haven't had it in a while). VERY solid for $6/750mL



#550 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

Was that the Providential? If so, I like it too.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:07 PM

Draft Magazine has an interesting article on Stone's 18th Anniversary IPA (Will Stone’s new IPA kill IPAs as we know them?). Definitely a departure from their usual hop-bombs.

 

I didn't mean to be disparaging.  I really like it.  I couldn't finish the bottle in one sitting but that was not the fault of Stone.  If my purveyor would stock normal size bottles I would drink a lot more Stone.



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:58 PM

Was that the Providential? If so, I like it too.

 

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#553 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

A couple of local BABF winners last night.

 

Societe's The Pupil (Bronze - International Style Pale Ale)

Full flavor, quite bitter with a lot of stone fruit and citrus. Good balance.

 

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Ballast Point's Grunion (Gold - American-Style Pale Ale)

Mosaic and Calypso hops.

Tropical fruit aroma. Good amount of malt, nice bitterness, dry finish.

 

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#554 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:17 AM

As a side note, I started using Untappd to collect my beer notes and photos in one spot. It's very handy.

 



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:39 AM

New, new, new. White Rabbit's Belgian-style Pale Ale. Malty. Light carbonation. Slightly watery but with a bold-enough flavour to make up for it. Not likely, sorry to say, to knock their standard White/Dark Ales off the top of the White Rabbit pile any time soon. That pile, granted, is made up ONLY of the standard White/Dark. That slightly metallic quality I associate with Belgian beers. Good enough, but glad I didn't buy a case of the stuff.


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#556 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 04:31 PM

Before I start to tackle the backlog, here is a 2013 bottle of AleSmith Speedway (Imperial) Stout, an old favorite (yes, it's really that dark). It's super balanced, rich, creamy, a bit smoky. There are coffee notes but they are subtle enough that this beer is great with food, for example last night's beef stew. Really outstanding.

 

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

Cool. Thanks for the correction!

 

Today the same dear son delivered the carton of Saison du BUFF.  It is taking up room in the refrigerator, and I may have to do something about that.