US - Mid-Atlantic Pittsburgh

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by jakeox, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. PSUMike

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    I would agree about La Pienture.

    I've only had Fou once previously. I'm not sure if it was a 14 or a 15 but I thought it was fantastic, albeit not blind. The 16 was still pretty good if a bit over-sour. 15 was borderline awful.
     
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  2. dadavat

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    I think the other guys summed up the tasting well. I'd just like to add that I really liked the Casey beers in addition to the weldworks. All of the fruit that both of these breweries use comes from the same region, so I think fruit quality and freshness have arguably the biggest influence on the final product.

    The bruery beer was excellent as well, and I think the fruit in that one comes from a notable grower too.
     
  3. preluderl

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    The very first batch of Red Briar was straight fire. I would have put it up against Atrial Rubicite and all the other red raspberry wilds that get so much pub. I'm with you on La Pienture, but again, it's the consistency thing.

    I really enjoy Geestilijke when it's on, but it's a total crap shoot. I've had at least three or four batches of that beer and none of them have been the same... And we're not talking about variables within a reasonable margin, we're talking so much deviation that they're not even recognizable as the same beer.
     
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  4. OneDropSoup

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    Right, that makes sense. Begs the question of whether it would've been given proper credit if everyone had known what it was. Never know.
     
  5. nhindian

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    Improper use of 'begging the question'. -5 points for Gryffindor.
     
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  6. preluderl

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    [​IMG]
     
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  7. london1o1

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    The problem with DL has never been inability to make a good or even great beer. It's always been inconsistency. I can't even say X DL beer is great, I can only say it was great that one specific time I had it. Next time it might be a completely different beer by the same name.
     
  8. preluderl

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    Exactly this.
     
  9. PSUMike

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    In this immediate circle, I would probably say yes. I think we can usually be pretty objective. Hell, we may have even thought higher of it had we'd known prior to drinking it because it was such a surprise. When we drank the WW abomination, nhindian let the cat out of the bag that he brought the Grand Blu and all of us were sure that's what it was because it so was strikingly awful. He brought it thinking it was going to be a kind of a "ha ha" beer. But it was pretty tasty and I would absolutely buy it even being a pretty steadfast Draai Laag detractor. I won't call it great but it's very good.
     
  10. preluderl

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    That raspberry Berliner they just did, Razmata, was really tasty too IMO.
     
  11. kbuzz

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  12. preluderl

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    You know nothing.
     
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  13. kbuzz

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  14. preluderl

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    This is likely correct. I maintain that beer is pretty good though.
     
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  15. tommyguz

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    I think that belongs to Blaeber but
     
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  16. tommyguz

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    I'm for one shocked there's an actual decent in depth conversation about beer that I wanted to read on here. Really shocked. Thanks guys.
     
  17. MooseLang

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    Whoa, didn't know Blabaer was part of the "basic" lineup. Here, I think you dropped your monocle, Mr. T. Guz.


    (when I say "basic" I pretty much mean any Cantillon distributed to the US)
     
  18. tommyguz

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    My bad! I didn't realize fou was distributed around the US. I just thought you meant all of cantillon
     
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  19. shuggy

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    I would also happily buy Grand Blu. It was very enjoyable. Can't help but wonder if it being good was just dumb luck though. Typically whatever DL decides to do to a beer shows up in spades. Problem is they usually have a very bad idea to begin with. The idea for Grand Blu was no different however they thankfully(luckily?) whiffed on any kind of blue cheese presence. Had it followed the usual DL path it would've been a blue cheese bomb and likely the only beer that could've made Garcon de Ferme seem good in comparison. Congrats DL on missing the intended mark for this one.

    You're welcome.
     
  20. brother rebus

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    can someone send me a copy of their studyguide on these "blind tasting" things. still struggling with the concept.