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#541 Mackus

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

A pumpkin beer made with real pumpkins

 

Anyone try this yet? 

 

Unfortunately there isn't any (or I haven't found it yet) Smuttynose out here but I always really enjoyed their IPA and their Old Brown Dog Ale.  Always try to grab me some when I'm back east.  Just curious if anyone has had their pumpkin beer and could weigh in on how good/bad it is.

 

I haven't had Smuttynose, but I really enjoy pumpkin beers.  But it has to be a pumpkin beer, not a pumpkin pie beer that tastes mostly like cinnamon and clove.

 

Saranac is my favorite.  Also recently had Uinta's Punk'n which I thought was good.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

Just finished off my DuClaw Mad Bishop Octoberfest last night.
 
Might have a new favorite Octoberfest.

Tried this tonight, per your recommendation.

I liked it a lot.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:07 AM

Tried this tonight, per your recommendation.
I liked it a lot.


Cool glad you liked it. The brewery is apparently close by you too.

I just picked up some more the other day before everything becomes winter beer.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:53 AM

Cool glad you liked it. The brewery is apparently close by you too.
I just picked up some more the other day before everything becomes winter beer.


It's annoying how quickly the fall beers get out of the stores.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:11 PM

McNulty, have you had Black Tuesday? I think I recall you mentioning it before. I'm considering having a CA friend help me get a bottle.

 

I've had it. It's enormous (as far as ABV) and tastes extremely boozy. We opened it at a tasting with 8 people and only three of us (myself included) finished their samples/the bottle. It was actually part of a blind barrel aged stout tasting. Finished in second (out of five) behind Goose Island Bourbon County. If gigantic, boozy, syrupy-thick stouts are your thing, then get this beer ASAP. If not, don't waste your time. I enjoyed it but wouldn't seek it out again, for what that's worth.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:34 PM

I've had it. It's enormous (as far as ABV) and tastes extremely boozy. We opened it at a tasting with 8 people and only three of us (myself included) finished their samples/the bottle. It was actually part of a blind barrel aged stout tasting. Finished in second (out of five) behind Goose Island Bourbon County. If gigantic, boozy, syrupy-thick stouts are your thing, then get this beer ASAP. If not, don't waste your time. I enjoyed it but wouldn't seek it out again, for what that's worth.

 

OK, thanks for the review. I'll hold off on it since it's so expensive and not easy to come by. 

 

Now the real question is, how do I get in on these blind tastings??? 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

http://www.marylandb...t.asp?iId=MGFHD

 

Brewers Association of Maryland just gave out their 2013 Comptroller Cup awards.  13 different categories of beers were represented.  At first glance I would say the biggest snub is Evo's Porter not placing in the Porter/Brown Ale Category.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:22 AM

So the winter beers are here. What are your favorites?



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:29 AM

Now the real question is, how do I get in on these blind tastings??? 

 

haha, blind tasting sounds so formal. we just hang out and ask the non-participants to pour them for us, so that it's blind. i lucked into having a few friends who like trading on Beer Advocate.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:50 AM

haha, blind tasting sounds so formal. we just hang out and ask the non-participants to pour them for us, so that it's blind. i lucked into having a few friends who like trading on Beer Advocate.

 

That's cool. 



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

So the winter beers are here. What are your favorites?

 

I bought a St Bernardus Christmas Ale last February with an eye on drinking it this winter.  I don't know how much longer I can wait.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

I haven't really had any of the winter beers in the past.

 

I believe there was a Sam adams that I liked but I am not sure...Thought I liked their White Christmas??

 

I know Tucker was/is a huge fan of winter beers but I tend to think many of them are darker than I like...is that true?



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

I haven't really had any of the winter beers in the past.

 

I believe there was a Sam adams that I liked but I am not sure...Thought I liked their White Christmas??

 

I know Tucker was/is a huge fan of winter beers but I tend to think many of them are darker than I like...is that true?

 

Many are dark, but there are some exceptions. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale is an IPA and it's excellent IMO.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:02 PM

Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA is great. Probably my favorite in the state to go back to that discussion.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

Was in Brooklyn this weekend. Really enjoyed the Brooklyn Winter Ale.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

Had the Sam Adams winter last night....not a big fan.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:40 PM

Was in Brooklyn this weekend. Really enjoyed the Brooklyn Winter Ale.


Haven't had that but the chocolate stout is great. Did you go to the brewery or was it just available at a bar?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:42 PM

Haven't had that but the chocolate stout is great. Did you go to the brewery or was it just available at a bar?


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:24 AM

Many are dark, but there are some exceptions. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale is an IPA and it's excellent IMO.


Weber have you ever had an IPA that you didn't think was excellent? ;)

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:40 PM

Many are dark, but there are some exceptions. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale is an IPA and it's excellent IMO.



Weber have you ever had an IPA that you didn't think was excellent? ;)

Tons of them.




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