Fucking referees ruining that game! UGH.
I think I like blend 2, 1, and 3 in that order.
Goose Island Bourbon County Proprietors: Yeah…..this beer is still fucking amazing. Might be one of the best noses in a stout and the flavor is nice and rich with bourbon, chocolate, and toasted coconut. A+
Cigar City Hunahpu’s: Best had fresh! I think this beer loses some of the great cinnamon flavors if you hold on to it for too long. A
Block 15 Super Nebula 2010: Dem batch 1 whales. I think 2012 is the best year.
Side Project Brett Venture #2: yeah, this beer is completely different than the other bottle I had a few months ago. I wonder if it’s the age difference or just huge bottle variation. Not a whole lot of pineapple flavor in this one.
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 2010: Delicious as always! Now I’m going to hoard the remaining bottles that I have and age them FOREVER!!!! Nice sweetness with good funk and sourness. Cool cheesy quality as well!
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet: Yeah…best beer they make after Persica batch 1 and Waelzblood. Nice and sour, not too much funk, and huge fruit notes! I wish I could have tasted this better, but I was absolutely smashed at this point. Frankly, I’m surprised that I could take a decent photo in the state that I was in…
Also, I’m going to be behind the Great Firewall of China for the next few weeks, so it’s going to be a little quiet around here. Damn China, what a beer wasteland.
We met up with some of Europe’s huge tickers (rate beer thingy) at a bar in Antwerp that was opened just for this tasting. God I feel special.
But first, we had to travel through Brussels. So naturally we went to Cantillon. 50N4E was delicious.
So much beer on the Thalys high-speed train…
Yep, bar is shut. Let’s get started.
Orval Green: I like this more than Orval, much more crushable.
Block 15 Peche: Yep, still my favorite peach beer. A+
This pilsner was garbage. D-
De Garde Loak: Tasty, but it has a weird flavor going on this time, maybe it’s something to do with this particular bottle. B
Cantillon 50N4E: Yeah, I really have no problems drinking this multiple times in a week. A+
H.ertie Framfort 8: This is an incredible Uli blend, the best that I’ve ever had. So much sweet raspberry while maintaining funk and sour along with a nice soft finish is pretty miraculous. Might be the best beer of the whole trip. A++
Goose Island Proprietors: Yeah, this beer is still fucking amazing. Best variant since Vanilla! A+
Hair of the Dog Matt: Great change of pace from a bunch of sour beer. A+
Yep, getting drunk!!!!!
Then we went over to Kulminator…and got smashed.
Drie Fonteinen Hommage: FINALLY TICKED THIS FUCKER YEHHHHHHH! It was absolutely amazing. Best fruited beer I’ve had from Drie Fonteinen! A+