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Wm John Ivey
Intermediate Member
Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 378
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 67.102.10.44
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 12:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am putting together a case of the best beer to give as a present, so I need 24 top beers. Who wants to start?
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2213
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 67.191.162.214
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

1 Westvleteren Abt 12
2 Närke Kaggen Stormaktsporter
3 Hair of the Dog Dave
4 Three Floyds Oak Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
5 Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
6 AleSmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
7 AleSmith Speedway Stout
8 Rochefort Trappistes 10
9 Struise Dirty Horse
10 Surly Darkness
11 Bells Expedition Stout
12 Lost Abbey The Angels Share
13 Lost Abbey Yellow Bus
14 Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
15 Westvleteren Extra 8
16 Three Floyds Dreadnaught Imperial
17 Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus
18 Russian River Pliny the Younger
19 Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)
20 Närke Stormaktsporter
21 Struise Pannepot
22 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
23 Livery Bourbon Cask Aged Wheat Trippelbock
24 Three Floyds Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
 

Chris Storey
Junior Member
Username: Stuts

Post Number: 71
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 76.75.115.110
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dogfish Head 60 min IPA.




Chris
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2214
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 67.191.162.214
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a thought. That's a lot of beer to be buying to make that one case....
 

Wm John Ivey
Intermediate Member
Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 379
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 67.102.10.44
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can get most singles at large wine store called Total Wine, thats how I thought about the present. keep the list coming, I might have keep a few for myself

(Message edited by fat elvis on December 03, 2008)
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1981
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the recipient like sour beer?

Liefmans Goudenband
New Belgium La Folie Wood Aged
Cantillon Lou Pepe
Verhaeghe Vichtenaar
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvee Rene
Cantillon Iris
New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

No? Then:

Southampton Biere de Mars
New Glarus Hop Hearty
Ayinger Celebrator
Alesmith IPA
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Unibroue Fin de Monde
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Schneider Aventinus
Fantome Saison
 

Wm John Ivey
Intermediate Member
Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 380
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 67.102.10.44
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is for a gift exchange, most of the guys I have slowly turned on to the finer beers, but I doubt if any could stand a great Lambric.
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1983
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay. This year's Sierra Nevada Celebration is very tasty. And I've always been partial to Anchor Porter (my first ever craft beer and still a classic).
 

Mike Mayer
Advanced Member
Username: Mmayer

Post Number: 839
Registered: 12-2002
Posted From: 68.76.110.165
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 01:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yellow Snow IPA should have easily made the top 24, if not the top 10.
 

Richard Nye
Senior Member
Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 2123
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 75.252.5.56
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 01:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob, impressive list, but you didn't include my favorite (that is if I could name a favorite)....Triple Karmeliet! And where' Duvel?
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1984
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 03:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tripel Karmeliet and Duvel would go on Bob's list of "lawnmower beers"!
 

Bob Wall
Senior Member
Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 2215
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 67.191.162.214
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 03:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I cheated

http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/Ratings-Top50.asp
 

Michael Boyd
Intermediate Member
Username: Mlboyd

Post Number: 384
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 69.85.158.5
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 06:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chimay
Sammiclaus
Brother Thelonius
Brother David's dubble and tripple
Pranqster
Westmalle
Oaked Bastard
Stone Smoked Porter
Delirium Noel
Scaldis Noel
Anchor Christmas (Holiday?) Ale
Orval
Rochfort 8-10-12
St. Feuillien Cuvee de Noel
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, (ohmygawd..beer to die for)
*****ication from Russian River Brewing
Double Bastard

Ok, I'm getting tired now.

http://beeradvocate.com/top_beers.php

Or anything from here: http://shop.belgianshop.com/acatalog/Xmas_Beers.html

And here's a deal we all should have jumped on last week. Eight bottles each of Westvet 12 - 8 and 6, (Blond) $520.00 this week; up from $450.00 two weeks ago. Rather than the Sears catalogue, this is MY wish book.



(Message edited by mlboyd on December 04, 2008)
 

Michael Boyd
Intermediate Member
Username: Mlboyd

Post Number: 385
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 69.85.158.5
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 06:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1985
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

> I cheated....

Ah. That would explain the heavy bias toward high octane and oak. The beeradvocate and ratebeer lists are all 10%-ers or better and half are cave-barrel-aged-double-imperial-something-or-other. No session beers. Someday I'd like to see a straight-up cream ale or best bitter on one of those lists. Until then, I'll ignore them.

Maybe I'm just getting old, but the biggest beer on my list is the Ten Fidy. At 10%, that would be a "lite" beer on the beeradvocate top 50 list.
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9634
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.192.193
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 02:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's always been clear to me that the RateBeer/BeerAdvocate crowd is too much into a game of "mine's bigger than yours."

And I've never been a fan of the Anchor Christmas beer. This year's version is no exception. On the other hand, Old Foghorn would be on my 25 best list.

I do agree about this year's Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. It's smooth, and both hoppy and malty. I bought 12 when I was across the border for Thanksgiving last week, and I'm wishing it had been a case.
 

Paul Hayslett
Senior Member
Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1986
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 71.234.46.245
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 03:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tee-hee. I was taking a longer look at the beeradvocate top 100 list. I think my favorite -- in terms of name, not taste, because I've never had it -- is:

Devil Over A Barrel - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter

I kid you not.

Now, I'm all for experimentation, as anyone who read the recent thread on BJCP guidelines knows. But that's just ridiculous.

I have to admit, though, that there are a few simpler, easier-drinking beers on the list. There is "Reality Czeck", a Czech Pilsner, at 4.8%. Down at #72!

Anyway, back to topic. I don't like Christmas beers. Never have. The spices always seem off to me. I went to a Southampton tasting a few weeks ago and their Christmas beer was one of the pourings. I like everything Phil Markowski brews -- except that one. I almost spit it out.

If I were to make up a case to give as a present, especially to someone who isn't a die-hard beer afficionado, I'd avoid Christmas beers and stick to classics. Weihenstephaner, Duvel, Traquair, Dupont, etc.
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9639
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.192.193
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The beer rating sites are also into rarity and obscurity. A beer will almost always gain points for being brewed seasonally in very small batches and available only outside the normal distribution channels.
 

Wm John Ivey
Intermediate Member
Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 381
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 66.167.45.174
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 07:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

okay if I stick with the basics, Duvel, Traaquair,ect.. What would you put together?
 

PalerThanAle
Senior Member
Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1727
Registered: 04-2002
Posted From: 24.223.211.136
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bell's.... Anything (but 'speciallty Two Hearted and this years Christmas Ale)
Three Floyds....Anything (but 'specially BrooDoo and Dreadnaught)
Stone's Smoked Porter
Stone's Ruination
Boulder's Cold Hop
St. Arnold's Christmas
Tyrannena Anything (but 'specially Bitter Women)
Arcadia's Porter (ugly a$$ label)
Paul Hayslett's Berliner Weiss

It can not be complete without
tim roth's Jalapeo Wheat (any you ain't getting mine)

I can't think of any more right now... I have to pee.

PTA
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 136
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 71.3.172.12
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would do
6 Belgians(Duvel, Orval, etc....)
6 British/Scottish(Fullers, Traquair, etc....)
6 German/European( Optimator, Schenkerla(sp), etc)
6 American Craft( whatever is near you)
 

Richard Nye
Senior Member
Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 2132
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.111.68.20
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 04:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Tripel Karmeliet and Duvel would go on Bob's list of "lawnmower beers"! "

I think there's a warning right on the bottle of a Triple Karmeliet that you're not to operate machinery after drinking.
 

Bierview
Intermediate Member
Username: Bierview

Post Number: 457
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That wooden Trappist case is really cool. Would love to pick up one of those.
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 137
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 71.3.172.12
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Give me the beer and I'll happily give you the wooden case
 

Steve Jones
Advanced Member
Username: Stevej

Post Number: 582
Registered: 08-2001
Posted From: 67.232.92.250
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BV, the case is only $20 at the Belgian Shop.
 

Wm John Ivey
Intermediate Member
Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 382
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 66.167.40.63
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 02:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim, I like your idea, I went shopping last night and found close to fifty beers I wanted to buy. Well I have another week to decide

John
 

Bierview
Intermediate Member
Username: Bierview

Post Number: 472
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 10:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the Belgian Shop online?
 

Bierview
Intermediate Member
Username: Bierview

Post Number: 473
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, I should have typed before I spoke. Found it.
 

Jim DeShields
Member
Username: Niquejim

Post Number: 138
Registered: 07-2006
Posted From: 71.3.172.12
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Jim, I like your idea, I went shopping last night and found close to fifty beers I wanted to buy. Well I have another week to decide

John"

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!! 24 for the gift,,, 26 for you.
 

Destroyer
Member
Username: Destroyer

Post Number: 140
Registered: 07-2007
Posted From: 68.36.74.144
Posted on Saturday, December 06, 2008 - 10:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim's idea is fantastic.

For the Belgian beers, you have to include DeDolle. My preference is for Oerbier. (Even though it ain't what it used to be.)