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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:30 pm

IPA No. 12. Quite nice, lots of citrusy tangerine along with melon, white grape and berry notes. Hazy and smooth, liked it a lot better than 11 which I found had a cloying and gross amount of lactose sweetness.

That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep. As much as I liked 12 I'm finding a lot of these hazy/NE-style IPAs kinda blend into eachother from a taste perspective. Hard to justify the price point on the No. Series, especially when Life in the Clouds is pretty similar and just as good.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Counterpart Blender Sour Ale (with strawberries, lemon zest, vanilla and lactose)

The "sour" is buried. The strawberries and lactose are upfront. Tastes like a strawberry milkshake. I don't care for this one too much.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby beerstodiscover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:48 pm

De Moersleutel Dolle Dries 2 — My first pit beer. Nice soft mouthfeel, loads of coffee and a lingering unique savoury-sourish-bitter flavour which I assume is from the apricot pits.

Interestingly if you Google apricot pits, you’ll learn they are toxic in large quantities. Some quacks have been selling apricot pit extracts as a cure for cancer, which has actually killed people.
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Cellar time

Postby Belgian » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:46 pm

Bellwoods Skeleton Key from its first (?) 2014 bottling.

Holy cow! Deeply rich dried black fruit / tangy fruit leather, lightly smoky roast, nutty espresso and chocolate, rooty kola spice, the spicy oak barrel and warming barrel rum contributing a lovely unifying complexity. Must go by the bottle shop more often.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:44 am

Over the week at home:
Bellwoods Citra Autobahn Pilsner
Storm Stayed Robin Sparkles Berliner Weisse
Fuller's Imperial IPA
Bellwoods & Pen Druid Druid Fluid
Bellwoods Goblin Sauce Mango
Bellwoods Bounty Hunter 2019
Great Lakes Stocking Toe Clementine Pale Ale
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:06 pm

Death By Coconut from Oscar Blues. Very nice.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Fullers Imperial Stout from last year, the rose petal florals have melded very well but its still just in there.

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Also had a recent (Interbrau SpA) Thomas Hardy's ale, while it's a very agreeable quaff I don't think it has nearly the character of the various Hanlon's iterations of the recipe. I have never had an original Eldridge Pope variant!

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Here is Josh Rubin's obituary on that 2008 passing.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:41 am

seangm wrote:IPA No. 12. Quite nice, lots of citrusy tangerine along with melon, white grape and berry notes. Hazy and smooth, liked it a lot better than 11 which I found had a cloying and gross amount of lactose sweetness.

That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep. As much as I liked 12 I'm finding a lot of these hazy/NE-style IPAs kinda blend into eachother from a taste perspective. Hard to justify the price point on the No. Series, especially when Life in the Clouds is pretty similar and just as good.


the haze fatigue is real :o
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby seangm » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:54 am

JaseWescott wrote:
seangm wrote:IPA No. 12. Quite nice, lots of citrusy tangerine along with melon, white grape and berry notes. Hazy and smooth, liked it a lot better than 11 which I found had a cloying and gross amount of lactose sweetness.

That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep. As much as I liked 12 I'm finding a lot of these hazy/NE-style IPAs kinda blend into eachother from a taste perspective. Hard to justify the price point on the No. Series, especially when Life in the Clouds is pretty similar and just as good.


the haze fatigue is real :o


Yea I'm pretty over it for the most part, especially once you go north of $4.00/can. A lot of them are too sweet and too viscous, for me anyway.

On the what're you drinking note, I've been enjoying the return of Uerige Altbier- this is a world class beer in my humble opinion, makes me want to book a trip to Dusseldorf right now.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:58 pm

seangm wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:
seangm wrote:IPA No. 12. Quite nice, lots of citrusy tangerine along with melon, white grape and berry notes. Hazy and smooth, liked it a lot better than 11 which I found had a cloying and gross amount of lactose sweetness.

That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep. As much as I liked 12 I'm finding a lot of these hazy/NE-style IPAs kinda blend into eachother from a taste perspective. Hard to justify the price point on the No. Series, especially when Life in the Clouds is pretty similar and just as good.


the haze fatigue is real :o


Yea I'm pretty over it for the most part, especially once you go north of $4.00/can. A lot of them are too sweet and too viscous, for me anyway.

On the what're you drinking note, I've been enjoying the return of Uerige Altbier- this is a world class beer in my humble opinion, makes me want to book a trip to Dusseldorf right now.


I am drinking a Uerige Altbier as I write this and agree with your assessment. It's exceptional.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:02 pm

seangm wrote:IPA No. 12. Quite nice, lots of citrusy tangerine along with melon, white grape and berry notes. Hazy and smooth, liked it a lot better than 11 which I found had a cloying and gross amount of lactose sweetness.

That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep. As much as I liked 12 I'm finding a lot of these hazy/NE-style IPAs kinda blend into eachother from a taste perspective. Hard to justify the price point on the No. Series, especially when Life in the Clouds is pretty similar and just as good.


I have yet to sample the 12, but like you, I found the 11 overly sweet for my preferences regarding the style and I only had a couple of them, which was plenty. For me personally, this series peaked between 4 and 6 and hasn't quite recaptured that level since. I'm hoping for a significant rebound with 12.
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Ueriger and Collective No. 12

Postby Belgian » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:13 pm

seangm wrote:
JaseWescott wrote:
seangm wrote:IPA No. 12. Quite nice... That said, $4.95 for a non double IPA seems steep...
the haze fatigue is real :o
Yea I'm pretty over it for the most part, especially once you go north of $4.00...

Well new hazy IPAs are always fun to try, but I agree LITC and a few others (Greenwood, Sunsplit) cover 95% of what I need these beers to do. The #12 has fairly high gravity.

Just had Great Lakes "Used To Be Cool" which is a Hazy Pale Ale variant, very sessionable and good but maybe Beyond The Pale Yummy! takes a strong first place a NEPA.

seangm wrote:[On the what're you drinking note, I've been enjoying the return of Uerige Altbier- this is a world class beer in my humble opinion, makes me want to book a trip to Dusseldorf right now.
Same here, a very unique style - although of course props to Godspeed's wonderful version. Ueriger has maybe a deeper fruiter / toasted dark sugary note that I think sets it apart. Enjoying this with Real Jerk chicken dinner, the kind of nourishment that makes one sigh deeply...
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:17 pm

Duvel. A classic. It truly stands the test of time and is always one of the world's great beers, regardless of the flux, fads and fickleness of the beer market at the time.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:03 pm

BeerIsGood wrote:Duvel. A classic. It truly stands the test of time and is always one of the world's great beers, regardless of the flux, fads and fickleness of the beer market at the time.

I forgot a few 750ml bottles for a while, the stuff ages like a champ, kind of winelike. Plus the cool glass with it!

Incidentally the Altbier Ueriger is definitely best served well chilled. Like stick it in a snow bank cold, it's still tasty.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby BeerIsGood » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Belgian wrote:
BeerIsGood wrote:Duvel. A classic. It truly stands the test of time and is always one of the world's great beers, regardless of the flux, fads and fickleness of the beer market at the time.

I forgot a few 750ml bottles for a while, the stuff ages like a champ, kind of winelike. Plus the cool glass with it!

Incidentally the Altbier Ueriger is definitely best served well chilled. Like stick it in a snow bank cold, it's still tasty.


My current Duvel glassware comes from those gift packs. I’ve never aged it, but based on your comments I might pick up a few of the currently available smaller format bottles and give it a try. In your opinion what might be the peak aging time? Thanks.

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