Posts Tagged ‘ Jeux D’eau ’

FRIEND FROM COLLEGE YAY

MY FRIEND FROM COLLEGE CAME OVER YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYBROMANCEYAYAYAYA

Now let’s drink all the beer.

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Block 15 Farm to Fruit: Holy Moly really good. Tons of peaches here with a bit of funk in the background before finishing super dry.

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Upright, Jeux D’eau: This beer is aging really, really well. Much better now than it was when it first came out. I don’t think I have any bottles of this left, and it makes me angry.

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de Garde Imperial Cranberry Bu: Again, inspired by my buddy’s blog, who is going through all the de Garde beers in order. This one dates back a few years, and it is incredible. Tons of spice and cranberry without the huge punch of acidity that I was expecting.

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Goose Island Bourbon County Stout: I split a vanilla bean and steeped it in the beer for 4 days. The result comes out to something extremely similar to Vanilla Rye, but with more vanilla. It was very good, and I will be doing this more often….more often as in every fucking time I want a bourbon county.

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John Wakefield Brewing Harbinger: Yep, holy hazelnuts batman!

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Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze 2013: God I love this beer. It just keeps getting better and better with age. While not as complex as the 2013 Iris I had a few days ago, this was a better beer. Tons of lemon zest, funk, and wet socks.

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Block 15 Framboise White: This is a batch one bottle, and I had completely forgotten that it had a cork beneath that cap. Stupendous, and it had actually carbonated!!!!!!

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Upright Cherry Four: I enjoyed this beer, but it was apparently a little bandaidy.

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Well, we did a vertical of Norma back to batch 1, but I didn’t take a photo of each bottle individually, because I was drunk, and am a bad person in general.

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Drinking in Cologne

So I’m in China right now, but I got to finish these posts somehow!

 

Time to bring on a tasting with Uli himself!!!!

 

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The crazed scientist himself. Note how bright it is outside.

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H.ertie Kickbacks: This beer if freaking amazing. A+

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Not a bad hoppy beer from Europe. They don’t really know how to do these things though.

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Upright Fantasia: Drinking like a peachy champion. However, I still maintain that as good as this beer is, the label is simply awful. A

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Upright Jeux D’eau: Drinking better than before, maybe I shouldn’t have sent out so many bottles to people…A-

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35 year old berliner weisse: no big deal.

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Don’t remember much about this one, other than it being really interesting.

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Beer on left was awful, beer on right was being slowly opened because it’s a gusher

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I was at this for quite some time, but it was worth it.

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Oh yeah, director of brewing operations at Victory Brewing in Philly was with us. Cool dude.

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I like these stainless growlers, and apparently they do counter pressure fills now!

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Hair of the Dog Matt: Yep, we had another one.

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Lost Abbey Veritas 012: I was underwhelmed. Probably because the other beer was so good?

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Nope nope nope. Also, it’s getting pretty late, and I’m feeeeeelin’ it.

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Oh look what I found. OM NOM NOM

Judo Chop!

Yeah, Upright released Jeux D’eau the other day, but every time I hear the name I want to act like the Asian stereotype that I am and follow it up by saying “chop”. Therefore this beer is now called Jeux D’eau Chop. Any questions?!!!!!

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Surprisingly, I was first in line after showing up about an hour and a half before opening. This never happens, so I sat on the floor and enjoyed my smoked beef tongue sandwich. It was good.

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Trolololololol look at all the neck bearded beer geeks who have to stand in line before a tiny asian dude who looks like he’s 15. Them feelz bro.

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Upright Jeux D’eau Chop: Tastes pretty young actually, with subtle grape notes, like that bottle of Cantillon Vigneronne I had a week or so ago. I think this beer could use some time to age, but it’s pretty tasty as is. B+/A-

Then, since I’m a man full of wisdom, I decided to drive through some pouring rain to the coast to attend the De Garde release. Super smart and nothing bad could have come of this.

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De Garde Saison Desay Blend #1: Super citrusy with signature De Garde cow farts. Nice and tart too! A-

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De Garde Saison Desay Blend #3: Much earthier and funkier than #1, like a grown up version. Also very tasty. A-

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Wut am I doing?! Upright at De Garde?

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Fuck it, might as well have some Sante Adarius too. Just so I can get chewed out by a guy on BeerAdvocate because I said that his Cellarman wasn’t worth HF Mimosa, Ann, Cable Car, or Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord. Sorry bro, just because I don’t review beers on BeerAdvocate doesn’t mean that I haven’t had them before. Also, cheers to your December 2013 join date, you must be the last bastion of beer knowledge west of the Mississippi.