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01-25-2012, 10:01 AM
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Best and Worst Beers?

What is your favorite beer?
What is your least favorite beer?
What weird flavoured beer have you tried?

Favorite: I love me some MGD or Heineken
Least Favorite: Coors
Flavoured: I had a Chocolate flavoured Stout beer last night; awful!

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01-25-2012, 10:07 AM
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What is your favorite beer?
What is your least favorite beer?
What weird flavoured beer have you tried?

Favorite: I love me some MGD or Heineken
Least Favorite: Coors
Flavoured: I had a Chocolate flavoured Stout beer last night; awful!
Get out!

I'll go with my usual answer in this thread of too many to even list at work, can't pick a favorite. Been on a Propeller (local micro) tear lately though, generally their bitter, porter, or pilsner.

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Best: There are way too many to list, but I'll start with a few breweries and some specific beers.

Breweries:

Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)
Great Divide Brewery (Denver, CO)
Rogue Brewery (Newport, OR)
Stone Brewery (San Diego, CA)
Coast Brewing (Charleston, SC)
Avery Brewing (Boulder, CO)

This is without getting into some really esoteric ones, like Russian River Brewery. I also have not yet had the chance to try anything from Three Floyds Brewery in Indiana, but really want to. There are also plenty of others that I like just as much as these.

Individual beers: again, way too many to list. But here's a few:

-Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
-Rogue Chocolate Stout
-Bell's Two-Hearted Ale
-Great Divide Espresso Oak-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
-Coast Boyking Imperial IPA

Worst:

Obviously most of the macrobrewed crap (Budweiser, Coors, Miller, Molson, Labatt, and all their lite variants and bad subsidiaries like Natural Light, Keystone, etc.). The worst microbrewery across the board for me is Southern Tier (Lakewood, NY). All of their beers are disgustingly over-sweetened and I haven't had a single one yet I really enjoyed. In particular, their Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale is maybe the single worst supposedly high-quality beer I've had.

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any hefeweizen beer first.

My nod goes to Hoegaarden.

ABSOLTELY CANNOT BE DRANK OUT OF THE BOTTLE. Pour it into a wide pint glass if possible. The smell makes or breaks it. Draft is definately >>> Bottle. If you drink it right out of the bottle you don't get ANY of the aroma and about 1/2 the taste.

Dogfish Head Raisin D'Etre
Surprisingly awesome dark beer, without being a dark beer. Great with almost any food or on it's own.


Bluepoint Brewery's "Spring Fling"

One of the best stand-alone beers I've ever had... and I've had quite a few over the years. It's just outstanding, but seasonal... and may only be found in the north east, I'm not sure. WELL WORTH IT. Brought it to a beach picnic when it first opened and was dismayed I only brought a 12 pack. I ended up hoarding it and chasing off people who tried to poach.

Bluepoint Brewery's "Blueberry Ale"

This is not that foo-foo trendy drink bullsh*t that gets served in college bars where they put blueberries IN the beer. This is infused into the beer with just the right hint of blueberries without it becoming a fruit beer. Still retains all the expected characteristics of a great brew, with the subtle hint of blueberries without a lingering aftertaste either. Draft is slightly better than the bottle with this one. The only places I knew that had this on draft was J. Timmothy's in Bristol, CT and any of the Wood n' Tap chain resteraunts in New England.

Flying Dog's "Tire Bite"

Was surprisingly better than I would expect. Great for drinking at a cookout... went well with the outdoor ambiance.

Flying Dog's "Raging *****"

I had this one day and was somewhat impressed with how well it went as an after-meal beer. Great taste without going over the top.

Worst for me are any of the watered down, macrobrews produced like Budweiser, Coors, etc. Those "pilsner" beers don't even taste like a real pilsner beer, and are more like lightly flavered carbonated beverages with alcohol than what a Pilsner is supposed to taset like. Even the Shock Top unfiltered beer tasted watered down.


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What is your favorite beer?
What is your least favorite beer?
What weird flavoured beer have you tried?

Favorite: I love me some MGD or Heineken
Least Favorite: Coors
Flavoured: I had a Chocolate flavoured Stout beer last night; awful!
+1 to that. Many people seem to drink it. I've tried to like it but I can't.


Some good one's: Lech, Czechvar, Carib

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any hefeweizen beer. My nod goes to Hoegaarden.
I've seen this one at a local pub, I'll have to try next time I'm there.

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Favorite - Blue Moon Winter

Least - Miller lite

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Keep in mind that I haven't tried much outside the popular commercial beers, so while I'm sure there's obscure micros that are miles ahead:

What is your favorite beer? Heineken
What is your least favorite beer? Lakeport
What weird flavoured beer have you tried? Spearhead Hawaiian Pale Ale (Pineapple-ish)

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Has anyone here tried Heady Topper? It's a beer made in Vermont and it's one of the hoppiest beers I've ever tasted. It's rated as one of the best beers in the world, but no one has (seemingly) ever heard of it!

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Favorite - Blue Moon Winter

Least - Miller lite
If you like Blue Moon, and you can find it, try Magic Hat's Circus Boy. It's an unfiltered beer like Blue Moon, most likely gets served with an orange or lemon as well, and has superior taste.


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Best by style:

Pilsner - Victory Braumeister Pils, Bitburger
Lager - Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
IPA - Dogfish Head 90 Minute
Stout - Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Porter - Duckrabbit Baltic Porter
Wheat - Schneider Aventinus
Chocolate Stout - Foothills Sexual Chocolate

my least favorite:
MGD

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I second Bell's Two Hearted Ale, best beer I've ever had. I'd like to throw (512) IPA in also. Very good brew. I love my IPAs and those are two hoppy beers that don't let down. It's a shame that (512) isn't big enough to bottle yet, I would love to have that at home. It's only on tap in a few Texas locations.

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Best : Becks, Stella Artois, or Newcastle

Worst : Sam Adam's Summer Ale or Bud Light

Never really tried any flavored beers. I've had some hard ciders at my friend's place, which is almost like beer for kids.

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Favorite good beer is probably Stone Brewery Ruination IPA.

Favorite cheap/everyday beer is Heineken Light or Pacifico. Not really a beer snob.

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Best: celebrator dopplebock, great divide Hercules double ipa(seriously the best beer ever. So perfectly balanced), hobgoblin.

Worst: easily beer 30

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Least Favorite: Coors
I was out with a co-worker of mine over the weekend. He's originally from Denver, so I was like "Are you going to have a local brew?". He looks at the list, and the only CO beer was Coors. He turns to me and says "Hell no, I'll save my money and just get water."

As for mine,
Best: Landshark, Moosehead, Schell's
Worst: Sam Adams. Dear lord, that ****'s overrated!
Flavored: It was a wood flavored wine from South Africa. Actually quite good.

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Least: Milwaukee's Best

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Worst? Any light beer or beer that is way too low % to be called beer. (Coors etc)

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Best : Becks, Stella Artois, or Newcastle

Worst : Sam Adam's Summer Ale or Bud Light

Never really tried any flavored beers. I've had some hard ciders at my friend's place, which is almost like beer for kids.
except it's not for kids, lol. hard cider can have significantly higher alcohol than beer.

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Worst? Any light beer or beer that is way too low % to be called beer. (Coors etc)
This is actually not always true, unless the only reason you drink beer is to get drunk (which would usually suggest drinking bad beer). One of the highest-rated (and hardest to get) beers in the world on Beer Advocate is Southampton Berliner Weisse, brewed in extremely limited quantities by Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY at only 2% ABV. It has a 97/100 rating and the comments are almost uniformly glowing:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1628/8626

Here's one sample description:

"This is a light bodied brew with a prickly level of high carbonation. It gets fizzy at times inside the mouth that helps to make the lactic quality of this offering really pop. This brew is balanced well and a perfect example of the style. So easy drinking, you could easily devastate a bottle of this yourself in no time. 2% abv? Amazing, this brew displays so much depth of character in both flavor and aroma it is unreal. This was essentially my only "white whale," it was my single most sought after brew. When I finally acquired it care of tprokop7 (Thanks again Todd!) I could not figure out an appropriate time to open it. Tonight was the night, shared with my wife in celebration of my first born child. Everything about this beer is perfect - look, smell, taste, feel and time/place. It is deserving of the only perfect 5 rating I have ever given."

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I don't know what my favorite would be. I like many styles especially stouts, porters, dark ales (red, brown, scotch, etc), barley wine, Belgians, wheat, etc. I'm not huge on IPAs, there are very few IPAs that I enjoy. I know some people love em. Lighter ales are fine, summery stuff. I love me some Bluepoint Blueberry (listed earlier in the thread). However, when cold weather comes around, I want my beer dark as night. Love that stuff. Honestly, I'd try and probably like any type of beer.

Worst? Bud, Heineken, Coors, Miller, etc. All mainstream mass produced garbage. Only time I ever drink them is if there's nothing else available. Sometimes going to a party and all they have is Bud Light, sucks.


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Worst beers I've ever tasted

Molson
Coors
Budweiser
Miller


Disgusting

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Meh, I rotate between favourites. My current favourite is Stella. Don't really like Canadian or Coors any more though.

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Least: Milwaukee's Best
Oh god, the beast, and I had successfully blocked out that part of my early college years til now.

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Favorite: Sam Adams Boston Lager/Octoberfest/Winter Lager

I seriously love all 3. Great flavor in Octoberfest Winter Lager

Least: Corona

Seriously can't stand that stuff.

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Favorite: Sam Adams Boston Lager/Octoberfest/Winter Lager

I seriously love all 3. Great flavor in Octoberfest Winter Lager

Least: Corona

Seriously can't stand that stuff.
Have you had the Sam Adams "Vixxxen" chocolate chili bock? It's an esoteric style to be sure, but a really unique beer and one of the best brews from them I've had.

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