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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby rfrf » Fri May 08, 2015 2:54 pm

lister wrote:Homebrew saison.

At the office.

It's only taken me 20 fucking years to finally work at a place that has beer... and on tap.

:D


The office pub?

:D
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby lister » Fri May 08, 2015 2:59 pm

rfrf wrote:
lister wrote:Homebrew saison.

At the office.

It's only taken me 20 fucking years to finally work at a place that has beer... and on tap.

:D


The office pub?

:D


Not The Office Pub.

I'm at a financial company. A good one. An exception to the rule.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Fri May 08, 2015 5:33 pm

Got back to the kick-ass Saison Dupont, this time with delectable fatty slices of grilled prime rib I put away in the fridge.

I have to say the fats together with this citrusy ale are delicious and creamy, and this flavor combination would make an impressive picnic snack.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby G.M. Gillman » Sat May 09, 2015 2:52 pm

Wells Young Courage Russian Imperial Stout, 2013 Vintage. Some aged development but nothing to detract from the fine mocha-like flavour. Good sharp neutral bitterness. Some residuum of the pear esters properly noted on the label when the beer first came out. A classic and better than most or all North American examples.

Kentucky Common Collaboration of Northwinds and Left Field. A superb beer, subtle in the best possible way, reminded me of Anchor Steam draft in San Francisco. At Volo the other day.

Underdog Brewing Hopfenweisse. Had this a couple of times now at Against The Grain and it is first rate, a good comparison to Denison's Wheat Beer (now made by Sidelaunch Brewing). Each very good but different.

Stone Black IPA in the bottle. Classy well-balanced clean rich beer, Stone rarely disappoints.

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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby icemachine » Sun May 10, 2015 8:10 am

While watching the game last night with Sprague11

How Sound Hopraiser - nice citrusy burst to it, with a slightly acidic stone fruit finish
Wild Beer Evolver - barn funky nose, but the flavour profile is far more of an English IPA
Surly/FFF/Real Ale Blakkr - smooth chocolate roast, more of a woodsy, mushroom type bitterness, highlight of the night for me
Girardin 1882 Kriek - not very acidic, light cherry blossom aroma, cherry jam and cloves in the mouth
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Sun May 10, 2015 2:39 pm

Enjoying a Goose Island IPA, 12-pack rather cheap from The Beer Store. Bought up the last one at Kingston Village location.

This is a very nice basic light but hoppy IPA, under two buck a pop when you factor out the deposit. Pretty good batch & I can serve this to guests who are not as hardcore fanatics.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Sun May 10, 2015 3:31 pm

Smuttynose imperial stout. I'm up in air about this one. I love the mouthfeel....and it smells great, coffee beans, dark chocolates, anise seed and leather. The taste doesn't live up to the smell IMO. Nice coffee flavour and a little bit of citrusy hops, however I find the finish to be almost red wine-like tannic and there's a lot of heat. I know it's 10% and all, but wow. I can't remember what I paid for it, somewhere around 10$ or so and I feel that it's not worth it. I did buy two bottles, so will sit on the other and see if the tannin sort of thing and the heat mellows
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby gordonpeterwiebe » Sun May 10, 2015 5:55 pm

yeah, I wasn't very impressed with the smuttynose imperial stout - very hot on the alcohol.
I was really looking forward to it after having their robust porter this winter... that is a fantastic cold weather beer that I hope comes back.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby cratez » Sun May 10, 2015 7:36 pm

Last night at C'est What? and beerbistro:
Black Oak & Victory Cafe My Old Flame (draft)
Local 7 Session Gose (draft)
Stone IPA (draft)
2006 O’Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale (bottle)

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Junction Craft Engineer’s IPA
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Coronaeus » Sun May 10, 2015 9:42 pm

5 Paddles Baby Belge.
DDC Moralite IPA.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Belgian » Sun May 10, 2015 11:55 pm

sofakingdrunk wrote:Smuttynose imperial stout. … I find the finish to be almost red wine-like tannic and there's a lot of heat. I know it's 10% and all, but wow.

Might benefit from leaving the bottle open in the fridge for a few hours to mellow out, or just close a bottle part empty and leave it in there for a day. I have found this can mellow a unruly beer by letting some of the harsh VOC's blow off. Another faster way is to carefully decant and leave covered in fridge a little while, but avoid too much loss of carbonation.

I may try this aeration with the Smut. Sounds like a beer with some character.
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Mon May 11, 2015 10:47 pm

Belgian wrote:
sofakingdrunk wrote:Smuttynose imperial stout. … I find the finish to be almost red wine-like tannic and there's a lot of heat. I know it's 10% and all, but wow.

Might benefit from leaving the bottle open in the fridge for a few hours to mellow out, or just close a bottle part empty and leave it in there for a day. I have found this can mellow a unruly beer by letting some of the harsh VOC's blow off. Another faster way is to carefully decant and leave covered in fridge a little while, but avoid too much loss of carbonation.

I may try this aeration with the Smut. Sounds like a beer with some character.




Good advice. I drank the other half this afternoon and it was much more enjoyable, mellowed out quite a bit
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby Grey » Thu May 14, 2015 6:37 pm

Right now at Loose Moose
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Brewdog Punk IPA
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby matt7215 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:01 pm

homebrewed saison

Mad & Noisy Hop & Weizen on deck!
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Re: What're you drinking right now?

Postby S. St. Jeb » Thu May 14, 2015 9:05 pm

Maclean's Farmhouse Blonde
Alexander Keith's Celeia Hop
Big Rig Release the Hounds Black IPA

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