Archive for October, 2013

Candy? Bah, candy for my liver maybe!

Happy Halloween brosefs

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Upright Release Incoming

Two releases this week……it means that my wallet is going to feel some pain, especially because I already had to deal with the De Garde release on Saturday.

 

Well, here they are:

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Post De Garde

My friend was in town from Singapore so we decided to drink some beer and eat some food while watching the Timbers stomp all over Chivas.

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Upright Wedding Beer: Extremely light, with mild tartness and a nice citrus flavor. One of my favorite Sole Comps. A

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Hair of the Dog Matt: Stupid good as always. Stood up to the beastly funky cheese that we pitted it against as well. A+

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Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic: This beer has picked up a lot of funk in the last 2 years, I like it! Paired well with the ridiculously buttery cheese that we had as well. A

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Upright Barrel Aged Flora Rustica: I’ve drank so many of these that I don’t really need to say much here. A

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De Garde Lee Noir: Very good, better out of the bottle than on draft, which is what I expected. A-/A

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De Garde Cran Bu Weisse: Need I say more? A+

De Garde Release

Drove out to Tillamook yesterday for De Garde’s release of Vin Rougie and Lee Noir. We had a little bottle share before the release with some friends, because why not?

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Let’s see how many we can finish before hoofing it over to De Garde!

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Sante Adarius West Ashley: Much, much funkier than the last bottle I had. The last bottle was pure apricot juice with some tartness, but this one was a punch to the face of funk. Still amazing. A+

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Jackie O’s Cherry Wood Ya Honey: Tasted like honey. B

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PrairieĀ  Prairie Somewhere: Quite tasty, haven’tĀ  had a beer from them disappoint yet! A-

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Some crazy beer from Belgium, it was pretty solid. B/B+

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway: Delicious as always, but makes me want Vietnamese Speedway even more. A

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Fifty Fifty Eclips Elijah Craig 20 Yr: Neck and neck with BA Speedway, with this one coming out on top by a nose. A

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Pelican 2008 Perfect Storm: Definitely better than King Henry, slotting right under Wooden Hell in my barleywine rankings. A+

To the release!

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De Garde Vin Rougie: I thought regular Rougie was fantastic, but this one blows it out of the water. I think their beers are better out of the bottle, so I’m curious to see what Vin Rougie tastes like from the bottle. A

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Yay, money spent.

Another Berliner

This time, De Garde’s Blu Bu Weisse. It’s a lot funkier now, which is a good thing, because it still retains that awesome fresh blueberry flavor.

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I miss bottleshares

The tasting group has been long overdue for a bottle share. About time we had one again!

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Starting off with Block 15 Fuzzy Wuzzy, because it’s tasty.

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Goose Island Sofie Paradisi (?): Draft only version of Sofie that tastes like grapefruit. This would have been nice if it was hot outside. B/B+

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Pegs Batch 300: NOT INFECTED YEH! It was also really good, but not quite at the same level as Nooner batch 2. A-

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Hill Farmstead Elaborative #1: Smells is all walnuts, but no walnuts to be found in the taste…oh well, it’s still very tasty. A-

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Hill Farmstead Prolegomena: Smells terrible, tastes like one of the best flanders reds I’ve ever had. A

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Lindemans DHvL 20th Anniversary: All of the horseblanket. A-

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Cantillon Fou Foune 2013: Doesn’t get any fresher than this. Not a lot of funk, nor tartness. It’s just a huge punch of apricots to the face. A

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Tastes like corn.

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Tasty, I haven’t had many barrel aged beers from across the pond that weren’t sour.

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Goose Island 25th Anniversary: Prolegomena pooped all over this beer. I was disappointed. C+

Fuzzy Wuzzy?

Yep, that’s the name of Block 15’s peach berlinerweisse. It’s very peachy, and tasty to boot. On the other hand, De Garde’s berliners are more my thing.

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