What is your favorite beer? (Read 3005 times)

    Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale.    Not my favorite but had it for the first time on Saturday. Had to say it because of the name. A bit bitter for my tastes..

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            Any Belgian Trappist beer. This one is IMHO the BEST

             

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              Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale.    Not my favorite but had it for the first time on Saturday. Had to say it because of the name. A bit bitter for my tastes..

               

              Love that stuff.

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                Terrapin's Wake n Bake coffee oatmeal stout.  Best in class.  Wow.  Fabulous.


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                      Terrapin's Wake n Bake coffee oatmeal stout.  Best in class.  Wow.  Fabulous.

                       

                      Interesting.  I've had that one and it is good, but I like Founders Breakfast Stout more.  Hmm.  I may need to go to the beer store and get some of both so I can do a side by side comparison.

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                        Terrapin's Wake n Bake coffee oatmeal stout.  Best in class.  Wow.  Fabulous.

                         

                        That sounds delicious.  I haven't had a really good stout yet this winter.  

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                          Interesting.  I've had that one and it is good, but I like Founders Breakfast Stout more.  Hmm.  I may need to go to the beer store and get some of both so I can do a side by side comparison.

                           

                          Beer Advocate agrees with you.  They gave the Founders BS a perfect score, which I have never seen there.  I am drinking one now and DO NOT share their enthusiasm.  Yes, it is very good.  But relative to WnB, it is thin in the mouth with an astringency that comes from hops and alcohol, inadequately balanced by malts or sweetness.


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                            Beer Advocate agrees with you.  They gave the Founders BS a perfect score, which I have never seen there.  I am drinking one now and DO NOT share their enthusiasm.  Yes, it is very good.  But relative to WnB, it is thin in the mouth with an astringency that comes from hops and alcohol, inadequately balanced by malts or sweetness.

                             

                            Hmm.  To be fair I had the Terrapin a year ago.  I remember it being very good, but did not have the "wow" reaction that you did.  I have a couple of bottles of Founders at home, so next time I am at the beer store I will buy the Terrapin and do a side by side comparison.

                             

                            MTA:  I am doing a taste test right now.  The Terrapin is smoother and has a creamier texture, but I kind of like the bite that the Founders provides.  I'm not sure that I can decide which one is better.  if I had to pick a winner it would be me, just for the fact that I have several units of each on hand.

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                                I did not read any more of this thread than this page so forgive my ignorance if already discussed.

                                 

                                My favorite imperial stouts:

                                Victory Storm King

                                Rasputin

                                Founders Imperial Stout (tried it tonight, decent but not amazing)

                                Southern Tier, I like their StoutX2 and their Choklat and Java Stouts

                                 

                                I love winter beers.  Settling in tonight for several.