Posts Tagged ‘ Saison du Ble ’

Going Away Party

One of my friends is moving back to California, so he proposed a bottleshare at his favorite beer shop. Why did it have to be a Wednesday at 7:30PM?

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Short warm-up

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Batch #6, really, really good. Probably the best batch of West Ashley I’ve had. Great balance between funk and apricot.

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Gin bomb.

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Couldn’t taste this one after the previous 2 beers…

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Sour berlinerweiss from the Bruery. Not actually a berliner, but at a measly 8%, it is probably one of the Bruery’s lighter beers.

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Eclipse Rittenhouse Rye: Better than Masterpiece.

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I like the new Olde Hickory labels. The beer is also good.

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New bottles from pFriem.

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SOUR.

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NOT GOOD. Veritas 013. As Uli said to me two years ago, “this beer should not have been sold”

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Crooked Stave Batch 60: Like a super fancy Hose.

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Firestone Walker does good sour beers, but should sell them in big bottles.

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Infected.

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Actually pretty good!

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Tastes like……Christmas.

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Might be my favorite beer from Trillium so far! Very good in this sea of sours and stouts!

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Why would you bury wizards?!

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BOOOOZY.

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Addition of coffee ice cream is nice.

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Troegs: This brings back lots of nostalgia for my college days when Flying Mouflan was still just Scratch #4

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This is an old bottle, it’s very good, but a shadow of its former self.

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I don’t even remember this beer.

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This tasted like water. It was meh, like most Side Projects I’ve had. Perhaps I lack the nuance and sophistication required to appreciate these.

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Toppling Goliath SR-71: Remember a little while back when I had the new batch of Assassin and said it was really, really good (which was way better than b1 btw)? This beer is not nearly as tasty. It spent too long in the barrels in my opinion, and the barrel character of the beer has basically eliminated any flavor of stout this beer used to have.

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This was tasty! I still hate the name of the brewery though.

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Ending on lambic. Time to go home and sleeeeeeeep

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Non Civil Disobedience

We also had other beers during that CD tasting, but I just didn’t feel like posting them last time.

 

Let’s get to work!

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Kane Porter of some sort: Solid porter with great coffee flavor, first beer from them and I’m impressed!

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Kane IPA of some sort: Tastes very similar to a bear republic or a ballast point IPA, which is not a bad thing at all. I could drink this beer all day.

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Sante Adarius Cask Strawberry: Probably the best or second best beer of the night. Light strawberry flavor with big tartness and huge funk, all while staying pretty drinkable. Might be the best strawberry beer I’ve had to date. A/A+

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Side Project Saison du Ble: Best beer I’ve had from Side Project so far. Tart, with big pineapple notes, with a nice dry finish. Reminds me a bit of Saison Bernice. A-

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Sante Adarius Embers: This was awful. D

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Can’t remember what this was called, but it was the best barleywine I’ve had in a long time. A

Speaking of which…

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Goose Island King Henry – Ghetto Edition: This edition is delicious. Definitely better than the other barleywine we had, but it was closer than we all thought. I love King Henry! A+

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Toppling Goliath David: Great DIPA, but it just makes me kind of want Pseudo Sue instead. A-