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Old 09-29-2011, 06:55 AM   #1
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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Cool list, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for sharing, that is a pretty stong line-up of beers.
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Nice!!! thanks for the link!!!
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Grrr, blocked at work...will look at it at home, thanks though.
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Love all the Avery's in that lineup, GREAT beers. The Mephistopheles Stout is seriously one of my all time favorite beers. Hard to find and expensive (~$6.99-8.99 for a 12oz bottle at the store, not a bar), but amazing if you can try it.
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Yea,I thought those percentages were pretty amazing.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:54 AM   #8
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I can't appreciate high ABV beers. I don't think the higher alcohol contributes to better taste (IMO actually makes it worse for me).

I also don't keep a large collection, so I don't cellar.
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In the case of the Mephistopheles, despite the 15% ABV, you can barely taste the alcohol actually. It's insane how well crafted it is. So not all high ABV beers taste super alcohol-y.

Now that's not to say there aren't those out there, and yes, I agree. When the alcohol overwhelms the rest of the beer it's not nearly as enjoyable.
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This is definately going on my to do list....
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In the case of the Mephistopheles, despite the 15% ABV, you can barely taste the alcohol actually. It's insane how well crafted it is. So not all high ABV beers taste super alcohol-y.

Now that's not to say there aren't those out there, and yes, I agree. When the alcohol overwhelms the rest of the beer it's not nearly as enjoyable.


Avery makes some great beer, and their Demon series is very well crafted. Had the Samael's recently, an awesome old ale. My hats off to craft breweries that can get the ABV up there while preserving the taste & style of beer. It's really tough (and expensive) to do.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #13
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This beer, however, is not good :

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:07 PM   #14
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Cool, thanks for sharing that. I'm disappointed that I've never even seen any of these for sale in my area. Might need to hit up my buddy in Portland and see if he can track me down some of these. I'm a big fan of DFH's 90 Minute, I'd really like to grab a 120 if they can manage to not have to throw out the entire batch again.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #15
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This beer, however, is not good :

At 41% I don't see how it could be. The insane cost doesn't help either, I think those were like $60 a bottle when I looked before. Plus shipping from Europe.
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This beer, however, is not good :

You may be joking (the ) but I did not enjoy this one, the huge alcohol combined with the HUGE hop bitterness is just not drinkable. It may have just been the perceived bitterness due to the high alcohol, but it was by far the most bitter beer I have ever had.

Now, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, was not bad, I remember enjoying the novelty of it. It had a somewhat lower ABV but was still over 30%, very 'spirit-like'.

Anyway, that's just my
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:27 PM   #17
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No I wasn't joking...that beer is bad. Still have much of it capped away.
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I regularly drink barleywines and those usually range from 12-15%
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Love the high ABV beers. 10%-21%

Haven't had a beer higher than 21% though so I cannot vouch for those but world wide stout and 120 minute IPA
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Thanks for sharing, but no offense, I found this to be the dumbest article I've ever read. I only say this because of the criteria the author set forth for inclusion on the list and then the clear violation of that criteria by the author. Here is the selection criteria:

The rules: Every beer considered had to be brewed in the United States. Seasonal ales were included, but not limited run ales that are no longer available for purchase. As well, all the beers on the list are available in 12 oz. bottles or on draft

They state pretty clearly no "limited run ales." Yet on the list clear as day is SA Millenium Ale and SA Triple Boch. Millenium Ale was made in extremely limited quantities and only sold in the year 1999 and was never available in a 12 oz bottle or on draft. Triple Boch on the other hand was much easier to get but hasn't been produced since about 1996-1997 and I believe the only size bottle it came in was actually smaller than 12 oz. So, why are these beers on the list? Also, it's very clear to me that this author knows little about beer because they use the term "ales" to refer to all beers. The words "ale" and "beer" are not synonymous. Ale has to be beer but beer does not have to be ale.

I can understand the spirit of the criteria . . . they want to have beers on the list that one can actually get their hands on . . . GREAT! Then why are these two SA beers on the list? It seems to me the author wanted to have SA beers on the list, but didn't want to have them as #1. I have two bottles of Utopias. It's DELICIOUS. Nothing like any other beer you've ever had, but still a beer.
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