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I've given my opinion in many places about the beer's i've tasted. Might as well have a thread about it. Feel free to add.

Currently having a Shiner Blonde.

A bit too light for my tastes, but a good Spring/Summer lager. Light, crisp, not too hoppy. Kind of like a hefeweisen without all the yeast. I tasted a little lemon at the first taste. Prett good. On a scale of 1 to 10, i'd give it a 7.

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This quite possibly is the greatest thread on SlickDeals, maybe even the entire Internet. Contributors to this thread share great joy in enjoying, sharing, and learning about the great beers the world has to offer. Chances are if you search for a specific beer in this thread, you will find it!

Here is a list of beers reviewed here, in alphabetical order, and the associated Rate Beer [ratebeer.com] pages in brackets.

21st Amendment IPA
21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon (briang's review)
AB Budweiser 1 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]vomit
AB Budweiser American Ale[AB] [beeradvocate.com]1
AB Budweiser Select 1 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
AB Michelob Amber Bock 1 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Barrelhouse Duveneck's Dortmunder Ale [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Bass Pale Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Bavarian Barbarian Weldspatter IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Beer Works Bambino Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Beer Works Victory Red [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Bells Double Cream Stout [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Bell's Hopslam IIPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Bell's Two Hearted Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Big Sky Moose Drool [1] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Black Bear(China?) WTF?!
Boddingtons Pub Ale 1 2 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Briang's Belgian Dubbel (8/2006)
Briang's American Blonde Ale
briang's American Wheat
Briang's Hop Shortage be Damned IIPA
Briang's Oatmeal Stout
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Budweiser American Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Clipper City Loose Cannon IPA [1][BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Clipper City Heavy Seas Peg Leg Imperial Stout [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Czechvar(Budweiser Budvar) [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Chimay Ale (Unknown ABV. Does not compute!)
Dark Horse Perkulator
DG Ltd. Red Stripe [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Dogfish head Palo Santo Marron [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu[BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Flying Dog Double Dog Ale ('08) [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Franziskaner Hefeweizen [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Founder's Breakfast Stout
Founder's Devil Dancer IIIPA
Full Sail Wassail [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Great Lakes Nosferatu [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Green Flash's Hop Head Red 2[BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Green Flash's Le Freak Belgian Style IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Groupo Modelo Corona Extra 1 2 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Haguc's IPA
Heineken Dark Lager [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Heineken Lager [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Hoegaarden [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Karlovacko Pilsener [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB]
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Kettle House Double Haul IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Lexington Kentucky Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Matt's "Sat on the Hops Too Long IPA"
Matt's Sat on the Hops too Long IPA
Matt's Vexation Oatmeal Stout
Mercury Brewing Co IPSWICH IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Michelob Ultra [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale 1 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Newcastle Brown Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Oceanside Alework's M.I.A. Imperial Munich
Old Dominion Summer Wheat 2005 [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Olde Heurich Foggy Bottom Lager [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Ommegang Abbey Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Ommegang Hennepin [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Oggi's Torrey Pines IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Plzensky Pilsner Urquell [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Port Brewing Hop 15 IIPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA 2 (mattman's review)[BA] [beeradvocate.com]
ReaperAle Sleighor IIPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Red Hook Late Harvest Autumn Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Rogue Imperial Stout [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Russian River Pliny the Elder [AB] [beeradvocate.com]
Sam Adams Utopias (2005) [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Shiner Blonde [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Shipyard Export Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Southhampton Double White Ale [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Stone Arrogant Bastard [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Stone Double Bastard [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
2006 Special Growler Stone Brewing Co's DOUBLE BASTARD
Stone/Alesmith/Mikkeller Collaboration triple ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Stone/Jolly Pumpkin/Nogne O Holiday Ale
Stone Imperial Russian Stout [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter
Stone's Sawyer's Triple [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Stoudts Double IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Trailhead Riverboat Raspberry Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]
Troegs HopBack Amber Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde[BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel [RB] [ratebeer.com] [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale [1][BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Wychwood Hobgoblin English Brown Ale [BA] [beeradvocate.com]
Yuengling Lager [BA] [beeradvocate.com] [RB] [ratebeer.com]


Now sit back, pop open a cold one (pour it into a nice pint glass of course), and enjoy the thread! Cheers

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Stone Brewing Company - Double Bastard Ale (american strong ale), San Diego(Escondido), November 5th release date.
Avery/Russian River - Collaboration, not Litigation Ale (Belgian Strong Dark), Colorado, unsure of release date. Beermenus [beermenus.com] shows it at Burp Castle in East Village, NYC.

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Are you talking about the Beer Advocate guys? I have never actually met them before, but I know they are the organizers of the event and they sell all sorts of BA swag at a booth their.

Yes, Lawson's is definitely on my list, I have not had a chance to sample any of their stuff yet.
Awesome - between the Maple Nipple and Double Sunshine I could stay at their booth at tastings all night.
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I was originally going to, but one of the site owners is such an ass that I'm not interested in supporting him. I did check out the beer list and there's some good stuff there this year, but I've had just about all of the stuff there that I'm interested in.

Hit up the Lawson's booth early. Good stuff.
The Allstrom brothers completely suck. After all the crap they pulled with EBF, I doubt I will be going to any future beer advocate sponsored events.

I wanted to hit up Savor this year since it's in NY, but of course they hold it when I'm out of town. I am in or around NYC 49-50 weeks a year, so of course they pick a weekend I am away. The good news is I will be in Portland Oregon enjoying some amazing beers.
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This is a beer-related story, so I'll post it here:
Oklahoma ABLE Commission agents bust south Tulsa brewery for making strong beer without a license [kjrh.com]
Dumb OK beer rule. shake head
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The Allstrom brothers completely suck. After all the crap they pulled with EBF, I doubt I will be going to any future beer advocate sponsored events.

I wanted to hit up Savor this year since it's in NY, but of course they hold it when I'm out of town. I am in or around NYC 49-50 weeks a year, so of course they pick a weekend I am away. The good news is I will be in Portland Oregon enjoying some amazing beers.

I have my tickets already this year so I am definitely still going to ACBF. I did not know the Allstrom brothers were such dicks though, but I have read some eye opening stuff about them in the last few days. It is a shame because it is a really good event that I look forward to, but I do not think I want to support them anymore in the future now that I have learned a little more about how they operate.

Portland should be a good time though, it is a great beer city. I checked out the OBF festival there back in 2011 and I would love to do that again. A totally different vibe than the ACBF. Outside on the water front, live music, better food, children allowed, and way way less rent a cop security. nod
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I have my tickets already this year so I am definitely still going to ACBF. I did not know the Allstrom brothers were such dicks though, but I have read some eye opening stuff about them in the last few days. It is a shame because it is a really good event that I look forward to, but I do not think I want to support them anymore in the future now that I have learned a little more about how they operate.

Portland should be a good time though, it is a great beer city. I checked out the OBF festival there back in 2011 and I would love to do that again. A totally different vibe than the ACBF. Outside on the water front, live music, better food, children allowed, and way way less rent a cop security. nod
It is a shame about the Alstrom brothers, but they don't care. I have actually gone back to my roots of using rate beer over beer advocate.

This will be my 3rd trip to PDX, looking forward to it as usual. I am actually going to Seattle for a graduation, just decided to add a few days to the trip and head to Oregon.
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I'll be going to FL later this month, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Are there any local beers I should check out? TIA.
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I have actually gone back to my roots of using rate beer over beer advocate.
I've been doing the same quite a bit (using Ratebeer).

I did read that Kate the Great 2012 is on tap at Portsmouth right now - I'm really hoping to try some.
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I'll be going to FL later this month, Fort Myers and Sanibel Island. Are there any local beers I should check out? TIA.
You absolutely should pick up/try anything and everything you can get from Cigar City Brewery - their Jai Alai is out of this world good. It's way out of season, but if you see any dusty bottles of Marshal Zhukov stout on the shelf then buy it all.
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Got my hand on a bomber of Doom last night. At first I didnt like it, but its one of those beers where it really works on you. Seemed like the more I drank the more I liked it(no I wasnt drunk)

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You absolutely should pick up/try anything and everything you can get from Cigar City Brewery - their Jai Alai is out of this world good. It's way out of season, but if you see any dusty bottles of Marshal Zhukov stout on the shelf then buy it all.
+1 Jai Alai is delicious, had some at DLD. Their barrel aged shit is okay...SUPER strong like 15%
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You absolutely should pick up/try anything and everything you can get from Cigar City Brewery - their Jai Alai is out of this world good. It's way out of season, but if you see any dusty bottles of Marshal Zhukov stout on the shelf then buy it all.
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind!
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I finally got to try Kate the Great (2012 - last batch ever in all likelihood) today at Portsmouth Brewery. They pulled out two kegs - no lottery, no camping out - I just walked up to the bar and ordered one. It was everything people said.
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My friend brought the Sam Adams summer variety pack over to my house and it had a few new brews in it. One of them was called Little White Rye. I have to say that it is one of the worst beers I have tasted in quite a while. It is a witbier style I guess but with tons of sage. Says it is supposed to have lemon peel and coriander too, but it is totally overpowered by the sage. It just doesn't work. vomit
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My friend brought the Sam Adams summer variety pack over to my house and it had a few new brews in it. One of them was called Little White Rye. I have to say that it is one of the worst beers I have tasted in quite a while. It is a witbier style I guess but with tons of sage. Says it is supposed to have lemon peel and coriander too, but it is totally overpowered by the sage. It just doesn't work. vomit
I wouldn't say it's horrible, but it's very average- Ratebeer gives it a 55 and most comments seem to reflect that
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I finally got to try Kate the Great (2012 - last batch ever in all likelihood) today at Portsmouth Brewery. They pulled out two kegs - no lottery, no camping out - I just walked up to the bar and ordered one. It was everything people said.
nice. i got lucky over the weekend too. troegs quietly released their splinter gold at 5pm friday. their splinter releases have usually been a campout/wait in line type of deal...not my thing. i went saturday and walked out with 2 bottles.
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i wud say lots and lots of bubble wrap it helps a lot
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