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Old 01-11-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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Sadly, I'm not as much a beer snob as I am a wine snob. But I'll be the resident guy who tries all the beers mentioned in this thread

Originally Posted by Siper2
Beer: Troegs Oatmeal Stout
Origin: Harrisburg, PA
Reason: Rich, smooth, a little bit of a chocolate flavor. Not too hoppy or bitter, love it!
Comments: This was ok. Very strong oatmeal flavor. "Like drinking a cookie." I don't know if it was the initial sweetness of the oatmeal, but the beer taste was a little too bitter for me.
Turbowife's comment after first taste: "You know, that just really doesn't taste very good."
Turbowife's comment after second taste, about 20 minutes later: "Yes, it still tastes like s***."

Originally Posted by lotusdrift
Their oak barrel stout is excellent. {Referring to Dominion Brewery}
Comments: I got to try this after the Troegs Oatmeal Stout. I liked this better. Oatmeal cookie taste was much weaker, but I thought it blended better w/ the stout beer flavor. It didn't seem as bitter as the Troegs.

Originally Posted by lotusdrift
Troeg's makes the rare but popular mad elf holiday ale.
Comments: This is a really good beer. The label says its brewed with "Honey & Cherry", & you can tell. Its not overpowering fruity in a Zima kind of way, but has a definite fruity taste. Before I read the label I thought it was strawberry or cranberry, but I liked it then too. It has a very light (not "lite") beer taste, which mixes well with the cherry. Nice & Fruity. I think this would be a great spring/summer beer - it seems like a great thing to drink when you're just hanging out enjoying some warm weather. Is nice & refreshing. I drank this with a Supreme Lean Pocket Ultra (basically a supreme pizza with wheat dough) and it wasn't overpowered by the food flavors at all, which is a good sign.

Originally Posted by gray
I like all of Old Dominion's stuff out of Ashburn, VA. The Dominion Ale is my favorite.
Comments: Good, regular beer. Nothing outstanding, but is a good daily beer. When I'm in the mood for Beer I typically get this just to have around.

Originally Posted by WRXTransformed
Widmer {hefeweizen} when Pyramid isn't available. Wheat beer > * !
Comments: This is good stuff. My usual Hefeweizen. Little bit of lemon in the glass its party time!

Originally Posted by lotusdrift
I find myself really enjoying aventinus recently.
Comments: I have an Aventinus bottle sitting on the counter at home. About a year ago we went out & I ordered it, liked it so much I kept the bottle. It is a dark bottle w/ a purple label. I don't remember what it tastest like though - either cola or chocolate - so this it needs a retry.

Harpoon Winter Warmer
Comments: Very winter tasting. Reminded me of pepperment. Nice, clean taste.

Dominion Hop Pocket
Comments: Bad. Extra wheaty, not extra good. Very bitter tasting.

Comments: Tasted like your regular beers, with just some extra body. A bit thicker tasting, and definitely stronger. Will definitely drink again, and would go better with heavier dishes.

Stella Artois
Comments: Excellent beer. Very smooth, mellow, even taste. Went down really easily. Turbowife said "it tastes too much like beer" which it does, but I thought it was a toned down beer taste. It reminded me of a good smooth Chardonnay.

Originally Posted by Buttdyno
Dogfish Head Raison d' Etre
Comments: This beer rocked. Very full tasting, without being heavy. Earthy. Probably my favorite so far.

Magic Hat #9
Comments: Not bad. Not the best, but not the worst. Light tasting with a subtle fruit taste.

New Castle Brown Ale
Comments: Yummy. Heavier but still smooth. I got a little honey taste. Will probably be better in the colder months, as its almost a little too heavy for summer. Reminded me of a heavier tasting Stella Artois, in that is was very smooth.

Still to Get: (Through Post 46)
Julius Echter (Wheat)
Weihenstephaner (Wheat)
Abita Turbodog
Gordon Biersch Marzen
Pabst Blue Ribbon
New River Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stoudt
Hogs Back Traditional English Ale
Fat Bastard Strong Scotch Ale
Arrogant Bastard
Beer Republic's Racer 5
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Mackeson Tripple XXX Stoudt
Lindeman's Peche Lambic
Pyramid Hefeweizen
Legend Chocolate Porter
Victory Imperial Storm King Stoudt
Victory Golden Monkey
Barney Flats Oatmeal Stoudt
Hop Ottin Ale
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Shakespeare Stoudt
UFO Hefeweizen
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