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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Beer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Drinking some Three Philosphers from Ommegang tonight, something from all your neck of the woods. Liking it. I need to try their abbey style ale again to compare the two to see which I like better.


The funny thing about Ommegang is that they used to show up at the (secret) Mariott I would go to for my pre-happy hour happy hour on Friday (free wings and pizza!) when I was at Syracuse circa 2003. They would hand out free samples every so often and the stuff was always great, but I assumed they were doing this little-brewery-that-could thing since they were from Cooperstown (relatively close to campus).

I had no idea the kind of distribution they had until I left the state and realized that their stuff is now sold all over the place. Can't really go wrong with any of their offerings.


Their 3 Philosophers and Abbey Style are the 2 most accessible out here. Adoration I have seen a lot lately, though only available as a bomber, but I think that might be seasonal? I also noticed that stores have recently stocked their Chocolate Indulgence, also only available as a bomber.

I do want to check out their Adoration but don't expect to try the Chocolate Indulgence as I am not a huge fan of that style.

That Hopslam seems like it would be way too much for me, not being a hop head, but it does look tasty.


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That Hopslam seems like it would be way too much for me, not being a hop head, but it does look tasty.


It is smooth and great. Not overly hoppy or bitter. My wife tasted it and said 'oh I like this, but it isn't an IPA.' I told her it's a double IPA and she couldn't believe it.

It is brewed with honey, so it compliments the style really well and makes this beer very drinkable. Strong, but not strong tasting or 'boozy'. I have to be careful not to chug these at 10%abv. They taste too good for being this strong.


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Interesting maybe I'll give it a try if I ever come across it and I don't have to commit to a 6 pack.

I've tried a couple Double IPA's that I actually kinda liked. I remember enjoying a Double from Avery, their Maharaja, after a Rockies game last season and enjoying it. Gordon's from Oskar Blues wasn't bad either though that one was a little hoppier than I expected and I didn't enjoy as much as the Maharaja, which may or may not have had to due with the fact that it was billed as a Red (which I later realized was a Double Imperial Red) so I was expecting something a little different.

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Strong, but not strong tasting or 'boozy'. I have to be careful not to chug these at 10%abv. They taste too good for being this strong.


I don't like high ABV's for that reason. I'd rather be able to drink and enjoy a couple more beers to achieve the desired effect than have it punch me in the gut so quickly. I was thinking about picking up a 4 pack of Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron last night but one of the reasons I didn't was the high alcohol content (through price was the bigger deterrent at $15) and being in the mood for something a little more drinkable (though I did end up go with the 3 Philosphers which is 9%, but still lower than the SPM at 12%).


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Tried a couple of fantastic sours since last posting in this thread.

1) New Belgiums La Folie. The first New Belgium beer I have actually tried and enjoyed, but enjoy it I have. A bit too pricey for me but when I have had the extra disposable money its been a enjoyable purchase. A sour brown ale.

2) Jolly Pumpkin's Madugada Obscura. A sour stout. Really good but only had it once as only one place by me has it on tap. Never seen it available at a liquor store.

Dales Pale Ale has been my general go to beer this summer. Nice refreshing warm weather drink for sure.


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Tried a couple of fantastic sours since last posting in this thread.

1) New Belgiums La Folie. The first New Belgium beer I have actually tried and enjoyed, but enjoy it I have. A bit too pricey for me but when I have had the extra disposable money its been a enjoyable purchase. A sour brown ale.

2) Jolly Pumpkin's Madugada Obscura. A sour stout. Really good but only had it once as only one place by me has it on tap. Never seen it available at a liquor store.

Dales Pale Ale has been my general go to beer this summer. Nice refreshing warm weather drink for sure.


LaFolie was amazing the one time I had a chance to try it. Haven't had that Jolly Pumpkin but I've loved everything else I've tried by them, especially the Weizen Bam and La Roja. Should have some Russian River sours headed my way in the next couple weeks :) mmmm


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Ommegang is good but i prefer their Hennepin.

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Personally, I cant say I am a huge fan of Hennepin as I cant get into that style. I've tried a few farmhouse saisons (Hennepin, Boulevard's Tank 7, and a local from a small microbrewery here in Denver) and not been able to get into any of them. That's not completely true, I did like the local one at the time I tried it but I suspect were I to try it again I would feel differently about it. Subjective opinion....definitely not objective. And I definitely prefer the Hennepin to the Tank 7....that Tank 7 comes at you hard.

New Belgium recently introduced a couple more to the Lips of Faith series, both I sours. One is Clutch which is a sour stout and the other Kick which I guess is a sour that uses cranberry and pumpkin (though I think the pumpkin is only apparent at room temperature and even then is only a minor taste component). While I really don't like New Belgiums offerings I do like their sour brown ale, La Folie, so I do want to give these 2 a shot.


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I miss Schmidt's, Shaefer's and Schlitz...

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I do not miss Genesee Cream Ale. At all...


Well, maybe a bit...

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Is that a real beer, Zack?

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