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#61 Abbylovi

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 02:30 PM

Unfortunately, I've found Abita to be uniformly tasteless.
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 04:05 PM

i've only had the abita amber. i quite liked it. this was on tap in new orleans, which may or may not have had something to do with it.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:00 PM

Foret saison from Brasserie Dupont. This is a really interesting beer. Saisons are odd enough as it is, but this is like hippie saison, all organic with notes of rootbeer disguising the 7.5% ABV. Nice. I was at a baking class with Peter Reinhart at A Southern Season (jumbo-sized Gourmet Hut in Chapel Hill, NC). They have a great selection of imports & oddities so on the way out I stopped by the beer section. There was a 4-pack of Foret and the price tag on one of the bottle caps said $5.15. Seemed like a bargain. I hadn't had Foret before so I thought I'd give it a try. It wasn't until I hit the register that I noticed that the $5.15 price tag was on each of the bottle caps. I didn't feel like trudging all the way back through the store, so I bit the bullet. I'm glad I did. This is good stuff.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:15 PM

Ommegang's Three Philosophers. The first lambic I've ever had that didn't make me gag.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE(g.johnson @ Oct 23 2007, 11:15 AM) View Post
Ommegang's Three Philosophers. The first lambic I've ever had that didn't make me gag.


This is a good brew.

Ommegang's entire line is well done, IMHO. How could you say something bad about a place that offers Chocolate Indulgence .

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 02:18 AM

Allagash Grand Cru, which was nice, but I didn't like it as much as I like their White, and the legendary Hobgoblin. The Hobgoblin is pretty darn wonderful. I like it a lot. It's a lot milder than one would expect, but with a roasty note that ties it all together. I'm brewing a version of this sometime early next week. If I get even close, it will quickly become my house beer.

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE(helena @ Oct 11 2007, 07:07 PM) View Post
Chimay (blue label) - worked so well yesterday with dry roasted mussels (no wonder of course). And pretty good tonight on its own while i'm waiting for the dinner to be cooked.

Chimay is THE beer to use in a beef carbonnade. We tend to use the brown label because that is what we can get.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:29 AM

"Bloody Snakebite" at Blind Tiger. Remind me never to drink red-dyed beer again.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:48 AM

These days our fridge rotation pretty much boils down to Weyerbacher Simcoe, Flying Dog Double Dog and Dogfish Head 90 Mins.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:11 AM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Oct 23 2007, 10:25 AM) View Post
QUOTE(g.johnson @ Oct 23 2007, 11:15 AM) View Post
Ommegang's Three Philosophers. The first lambic I've ever had that didn't make me gag.


This is a good brew.

Ommegang's entire line is well done, IMHO. How could you say something bad about a place that offers Chocolate Indulgence .

(This is not a religious reference, folks, so don't hit that REPORT button...)


I just had the Witte and LOVED it.

man, i need a headache


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:54 PM

Carolina Brewing Company's seasonal Imperial IPA. Dang. This one is for serious hop-heads. Drinking it is like being mugged by a grapefruit.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE(Rail Paul @ Oct 23 2007, 10:25 AM) View Post
QUOTE(g.johnson @ Oct 23 2007, 11:15 AM) View Post
Ommegang's Three Philosophers. The first lambic I've ever had that didn't make me gag.
This is a good brew.

I had this last weekend, and a Hennepin. Good beers.
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#73 g.johnson

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:21 PM

I realize that I misspoke re Three Philosophers. It isn't a lambic but does contain some. Probably explains why it's drinkable.
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 09:20 PM

My aunt and uncle came from Montana this week and brought me case of Moose Drool Brown Ale, the Big Sky brewing company in Missoula, MT. A simple, "drinking" beer.


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:17 PM

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My aunt and uncle came from Montana this week and brought me case of Moose Drool Brown Ale, the Big Sky brewing company in Missoula, MT. A simple, "drinking" beer.

As opposed to what? A shampooing beer?