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Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by ocean82, May 1, 2012.
You lost me at Sam Adams
Just curious, What is it that you consider to be bad about Sam Adams (I assume you mean the Boston Lager)?
Not saying they are BAD beer, just kinda average. My wife and I rate those we tested from a 1 to 5 star. Of course I have never given anything a 5, but we do have some 4's and 4 1/2's. Most of the SA beers never achieved more than a 3 1/2. This to us, means they are drinkable, but we just would not buy them ourselves. Probably our favorites of theirs are Alpine Spring, Double Bock, Winter Lager and Brown Ale. The worst, Pale Ale and Honey Lager. Boston Lager we gave a 3 1/4.
But as I stated earlier, to each their own. We all have different taste.
I use untappd to rate beers and keep up with what I like and dont like. Having tried over 300 beers or so at least it gets kind of complicated eventually. Finally got the wife on it so she can keep track of the ones she likes as well.
The funny part is you know after so much time and so many beers, you may go back to one of your 4's and now call it a 3 or vise versa. Our taste changes.
I'm with this guy! Over the years I've tried and loved many different beers. Ive come to the conclusion there are several I wouldn't buy but none I wouldn't drink if someone offered me a cold one.
However I prefer a lager over an ale.
#1. Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier
#2. Anything but bud, mich, miller.. blahhh
#3. In a pinch - The cold kind
Yeah thats what Iv noticed with some of the beers that I used to like or even was able to drink and now cant or wont.
My all time favorite is an English Ale called RoHal Oak. I drank it regularly at an import beer tavern about 10 years ago but have been unable to find it the last few years. Man, I miss that beer. Guiness on tap is always great and almost any Belgian ale will do, although Chimay is definitely my favorite.
For a budget beer JW Dundee has a craft pack that contains a pale ale, an english ale, a pilsner, and a porter. At only $11.99 a 12 pack it is a pretty good bargain.
Call me a beer snob, but I only use beers in an aluminum can for beer can chicken, lol!
Lot of micro brews around here are using cans now instead of bottles. Not sure how much of a trend its going to be but they are citing ease of transport and things like that for reasoning with going for cans over bottles.
Which Chimay? I have only done the Blue so far. Both wife and I gave it a *** - .
I actually prefer the original Chimay over the blue, label is a maroon color.
Anyone like to trade some bells hopslam for some Pliny ... I'm in NorCal so Pliny is easily accessible ... Brad
Might be the most decadent and deliciously chocolaty beer every created.
A beer and dessert all in one bottle. Not something to be downed after a hot day of cutting grass.
Slowly enjoy this beer in front of a fire on a winter night.
All Samuel Smith's beer is fabulous.
If you like chocolate stouts-
Rogue Double Chocolate Stout is suitable for using on your ice cream!
Young's Double Chocolate Stout is another really easy drinking chocolate stout that is packed with flavor.
Had them both. Love them. Harpoon makes a delicious chocolate stout as well. I've had the Southern Tier selections too.
Nothing compares to the Samuel Smith's.
At least not in my humble opinion.
I'm with Doug!
I Love a Kristall Weissen! When I was in Germany in the 80's we used to get Weissen on tap in the clubs (I was about 17 then) and I loved it.
I still buy these at Total Wine & More and put in a squeeze of lemon.
Another one of my favorites is Chimay Cinq Cent. Really good Belgian.
If you guys like Chocolate stouts, try Breaksfast Stout from Founders Brewery out of Grand Rapids, MI. This is the coffee lover's consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee. Scored 100 out of 100 on Beeradvocate.com.
Many folks around here like to include it in their Brownie recipes. It's that good.
Interesting. Hoppy with a hint of grapefruit.
Awesome in every single way.