Drinkers with a Running Problem

New Belgium (Read 459 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Apparently Hoptober this year will be a red beer with el dorado hops.

     

    In hand, in the fridge. Soon to be in the belly...

     


    Needs more cowbell!

      One of the review comments...

       

      Overall, a very fine DIPA! A little too dank and resiny and sweet to be rated higher for me.

       

      Dude, resiny is where it's at.

       

      Resiny...?

       

      Sweet...hmmm...the one thing I don't like in an IPA is sweet (I generally don't like sweet in any non-lambic beer).  Still sounds worth trying, though...and now I maybe can!

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      A Dance with Monkeys

        Resin is that oily, piny character that imparts a brutally sharp bitter backbone. Not. Sweet. Smile


        A Dance with Monkeys

          Speaking of resin...

           

          There is some big resinous nose over a slightly reddish brown body with a knife sharp refreshing tongue in there.


          Prince of Fatness

            Speaking of resin...

             

            There is some big resinous nose over a slightly reddish brown body with a knife sharp refreshing tongue in there.

             

             

            I will be in the Carolinas early November and fear that it may be too late.  Can you put one aside for me?

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            A Dance with Monkeys

              Nope.

               

              Cuz. Already have.


              Prince of Fatness

                Thanks.  Smile

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                Prince of Fatness

                  Broke out a bottle of this over the weekend.  Everyone that tried it liked it.  I wouldn't call it all that sour though, more like a Belgian with a slight twang.

                   

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                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    Most folks I know thought it meh.


                    Prince of Fatness

                      Most folks I know thought it meh.

                       

                      I could see that if they were looking to drink a nice sour.  It ain't that sour.  I have one other bottle of it and was going to age it then read this...


                      http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/new-belgium-and-lost-abbey%E2%80%99s-brett-beer-reportedly-%E2%80%9Caccidentally-pasteurized%E2%80%9D.32621/

                       

                      While that seems to indicate that aging will not help much I still will wait.

                       

                      My impression was that it was a decent tasting Belgian, certainly nothing that I would pour down the drain, but if I want a wild ale I would drink something else.

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