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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by King Richard, Jan 25, 2008.
That's a hell of a night
... i'll be pounding Santa's Butt later tonight.
More cushion for the pushin'.
Those beers almost universally suck.
At least it's gratifying when beers with stupid names turn out to also suck in other respects, like Moose Drool.
Wasn't bad at all. Overall, one of the better Christmas ales i've had this year. Not sure if it's truly a porter though.
That'd be something I'd like to try. What others would you recommend?
It's not a porter, it's a quad.
I think their beers are a touch on the sweet side.
I know, i was referring to Santa's fat ass.
Ah right, my apologies.
had a Hair of the Dog Blue Dot and a St Bernardus Abt 12 tonight to wash down some beef stew I made today. Two of my favorites
Abt 12 is one of the best.
Last night went to an Irish pub that had a nice selection. Had a West Coast IPA, Lost Coast 8 Ball oatmeal stout, and an Innis and Gunn Irish whiskey cask. All good. I found out a little too late they had Goose Island Bourbon Stout on draft, so I'll start off with that tonight.
I go back and forth between that and Rochefort 10 as my favorite quad. It's a tough call
How does the St Bernardus Christmas Ale compare to the ones that you guys mentioned?
... awesome name and label, but a pretty ho-hum brew overall.
I liked it quite a bit; don't see too many double-alts around.
Dark horse 4 Elf winter ale: a noticeable but not overpowering spice presence in a base beer that's somewhere between brown ale and porter. I'd describe it as a higher abv, bit lesser spiced version of the classic Anchor Christmas ale.
I've been down on Anchor xmas the past couple times. It has this chalky element I don't like. The better years have a strong plum/prune/juniper/pine combo that really works.
St. Bernardus xmas is so similar to the Abt 12 that it's the best by being the most similar to another very great beer. I think Great Lakes is the best of the others I've had.
I was going to try the Great Lakes tomorrow. I saw it at the liquor store the other day.
What would you guys recommend for winter/seasonal beers besides Great Lakes? I plan to get 2 or three 6 packs and maybe one or two mix and match six packs. There's lots of cool looking beers I want to try and I can get just one of each as a sampler
EDIT: If nothing else I'll get a tasty chocolate stout or milk stout. Just hoping to stumble on a standout, not resort to sameness
^ Jubelale from Deschutes is a one of the best winter warmers i've had this year.
Firestone Walker's seasonal Velvet Merlin is also great ... it's an oatmeal stout though.