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Your best brews of 2014?

Postby Derek » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Here's my top 10 (new ratings this year):

FiftyFifty - Imperial Eclipse Stout - Elijah Craig (12 Year)
Kona Brewing - Da Grind Buzz Kona Coffee Imperial Stout
Big Island Brewhouse - Paniolo Pale Ale
Russel Brewing - White Rabbit
Stone - RuinTen IPA
Four Winds - Juxtapose Brett IPA
Driftwood - Entangled Hopfenweisse
New Belgium - Hop Kitchen RyePA
Green Flash - Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale
Brouwerij Huyghe - Delirium Nocturnum

Note: I never made it to Ontario this year, but I did spend some time in the US (including Hawaii).
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Postby sprague11 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:50 pm

I really don't want it to come across this way, but.... According to. My ratebeer reviews for 2014

Surly Darkness
Hill Farmstead Double Barrel Damon
hill Farmstead Society and Solitude 5
Cantillon St Lamvinus
Cantillon LP kriek
hill Farmstead Madness and civilization 1
Hill farmstead Blueberry Flora
Dark Horse bourbon plead the 5th
Prairie Bomb
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett
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Postby kevinlater » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:02 pm

founders imperial stout
ballast point sculpin
rochefort 10
duvel tripel hop 2014 (mosaic)
st. bernardus prior 8
les trois mousquetaires grand cuvée porter baltique
great lakes karma citra ipa
bell's two hearted ale
sierra nevada narwhal (2013)
sierra nevada celebration ale (2013)

as per my BA ratings lol
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Postby JerCraigs » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:11 pm

My top 2 newly rated beers for the year:
Indie Alehouse Icebreaker
Amsterdam Testify

Of my top 50:
- 7 were from Amsterdam brewing! (Out of 32 new beers tried from them)
- Only 2 of were purchased at the LCBO (Sigtuna Midvinterblot, Midtfyns/De Molen X Porter)
- 14 were from Ontario
- 17 were from Canada

That's not bad IMHO!
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Postby matt7215 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:19 pm

My top 10 of the year:

Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin
Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise
Bellwoods Skeleton Key
Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
Le Castor Yakima IPA
The Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats
Hill Farmstead Arthur
Dieu du Ciel / The Alchemist Moralité
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout
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Postby Kekumba » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:32 pm

Of new beers to me in 2014 in no specific order...besides Le Sarrasin, which was by far my favourite beer this year.

Hill Farmstead Le Sarrasin
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #5
Hill Farmstead Susan
Alpine Nelson
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild
Persephone Double IPA
Ale Apothecary Sahalie
Logsdon Peche n Brett
Dieu Du Ciel Solstice D'ete Cerises
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Postby Craig » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:52 pm

More or less in order:

Cantillon St Lamnivus
Cantillon Fou'Foune
The Bruery Oude Tart
Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
Hopfenstark Baltic Porter Double Wood #10
Chimay 150
Lawsons Sip of Sunshine
Goose Island Bourbon County Backyard Rye
3 Floyds Boogoop
3 Floyds Dark Lord (2014)

HM: Ten FIDY, Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude #7, AleSmith IPA, Firestone Walker Agrestic.

Good year. It'll be hard to top in 2015.
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Postby iguenard » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:13 pm

Ok, according to my memory, cause I no longer rate on those sites... of what I drank in 2014

Hill Farmstead Anna
Dieu du Ciel! Biere aux Bretts
Cantillon/Thiriez Jean Chris Nomad 59470 (Cote du Rhone BA)
Toppling Goliath KBBS
Bellwoods Bring out your Dead
Alesmith Decadence Quadrupel
Bruery Rue d'Floyd
Dieu du Ciel 2008 Barrel Aged Solstice d'Hiver
Lost Abbey Cable Car 2012
Albion Imperial Stout

HM: Schlenkerla Urbock on cask at the brewery... religious experience, repeated 7 times... dont remember getting back to the room.

Been a good year!
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Postby Kish84 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:11 pm

By memory, in no particular order,

Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale
Tired Hands Third Level
Fire Stone Walker Sucaba
Cascade Apricot
Cantillon Fou'Foune
FiftyFifty Eclipse Java Coffee
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
3 Fonteinen Armand'4 Herfst
New Belgium Lips of Faith La Folie
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'été (Framboise)

I made a list of everything that was (mostly) memorable, these got cut out of the top 10:
Bruery Sour In The Rye
Allagash Tiarna
Westbrook Gose
Goose Island Lolita
Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout
Tired Hands Taco Hands
Cantillon Mamouche

And if I were to be completely honest, many Barncat Artisan Ales would make this list.
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Postby liamt07 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:48 pm

Goose Island Proprietor's
Lou Pepe Framboise
Cascade Noyaux
Toppling Goliath PseudoSue
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze Vintage 2007
New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb
HF Society and Solitude 4
Toppling Goliath Assasin
Other Half All Green Everything
FW Sucaba
Logsdon Peche N Brett
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Postby PeenSteen » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:56 am

In no real order

Goose Island Proprietors
Toppling Goliath Assassin
Logsdon Peche 'n Brett
Hill Farmstead Society And Solitude #4
Cascade Noyaux
3F Oude Geuze Vintage 2007
Cantillon Lou Pepe Geuze
3F Golden Blend
Bruery Chocolate Rain
Upright Special Herbs

Honourable mentions:

Bellwoods Motley Cru 2014
Bruery Bottleworks XII
Amsterdam/Great Lakes Life Sentence
Hill Farmstead Susan
Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn
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Postby ckoop » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:26 am

BCBS 2013
BCBW 2013
Heady Topper
Chocolate Rain
Jester King Biere de Blanc du Bois
Dark Lord 2014
Bellwoods Skeleton Key
Westy 12
Parabola 2014
Zombie Dust
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Postby jrenihan » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:37 am

New to me in 2014 (alphabetical):

Alchemist Focal Banger
Ale Apothecary Sahalie
Bell's Black Note
Cascade Noyaux
Firestone Walker Sucaba
Founders KBS
GI Bourbon County Brand Barleywine
Hill Farmstead Abner
Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude 5
Russian River Consecration
Russian River Supplication

11, but I can't readily cut one out. Other terrific beers this year were Logdson Peche n Brett, Bruery Chocolate Rain, Rodenbach Vintage 2010, HF George, HF What is Enlightenment, Kernel Imperial Brown Stout London 1856, Allagash Merveilleux, Motley Cru 2014.
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Postby Baulz » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:54 am

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Postby northyorksammy » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:41 am

1 Cascade Noyaux November 11
2 Logsdon Peche ’n Brett November 11
3 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 12.7% May 17
4 The Bruery Oude Tart with Cherries January 16
5 Crooked Stave Surette Reserva (Leopold Peach Whiskey Barrel) January 28
6 Firestone Walker 17 March 16
7 Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy August 20
8 Upright Saison Rahsaan August 25
9 Firestone Walker PNC aug 25

Best Canadian: Bellwoods Centennial Monogomy oct 7

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