NFR Seasonal ales

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by bitterroot, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Jake Dixon Member

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    Also had a chance to try Fremont's Bourbon Abominable ale last week. That's a hearty beer.
  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I was actually pretty disappointed in that beer. Seemed to really miss the mark.
  3. Jake Dixon Member

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    Say more - what mark? It was a pretty singular note, but enjoyable nonetheless. However, definitely not going to be stockpiling it at that price point.
  4. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Just lacked that "richness" that tends to define the barrel aged stouts. A bit too one dimensional I guess. Definitely not bad, just not what I'm after when I look for this type of beer.
  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't drink beer. I couldn't tell one type from another if the labels were in front of me.

    But I do like Whiskey. Couldn't tell the difference there either. But some tastes better than others. Scotch, you have to acquire a taste for it.
  6. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Elliott Bay Brewing - Noale

    3 blocks from my office and it is 1/2 price growler Tuesday. I'll be there in about an hour.

    MB
  7. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Dang! Most of these delicious sounding brews mentioned above aren't even available out here in this godforsaken hillbilly backwater where I manage to survive. Last time I ventured into civilization, I picked some Ninkasa Imperial Stout that I liked.
    Most of the time I like stouts, porters, and other dark brews. Lately, I have developed a sweet tooth for Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA, though.
    Snowcap, Jubilale, and Elysian BiFrost (as well as their Dragon's Tooth Stout) are available here.
  8. Jim B Flyfishin' and homebrewin'....priorities ?

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    I tried some of Schooner Exact's Hoppy Holidays winter warmer...very good...it's only on tap, if you can find it.
  9. underachiever !

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    That's available in bottles now.
  10. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    First glass of a new growler: Oakshire Brewery's Ill Tempered Gnome. It's good--dark, hoppy but not too hoppy kinda like a brown ale, maybe a slight funk and maybe a little chocolate or coffee or something--but I wish my spot still had the Jolly Roger.
  11. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    I am not very sophisticated but I like a well balanced Ale. There are some people in the WFF community who are very knowledgeable on the subject of these seasonal Ales. What do you want in a Winter Seasonal Ale that you're not going to want after wet wading skinny water in the summer?
  12. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I like a big malt body with a rich roasty backbone. Just enough hops to back it up without overpowering. Enough alcohol to warm your throat and add that slight alcohol sweetness.

    In summer, I enjoy a good craft lager like Avery brewing Joes American Pilsner. Something thirst quenching and light without being the shit that the big three breweries try to pass off as beer.
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  13. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Ahh... screw it. I'm gonna have another hot buttered rum:cool:
  14. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    Yeah Baby!
  15. J.A. Smith New Member

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    Santa Claus Private Reserve by Rogue...mmmmm
  16. mdjm66 Member

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    Jubelale is quite tasty, as is the Winter Ale from Blue Moon Brewing.
  17. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    I spent a semester of grad school in Copenhagen Denmark, ending just a few days before xmas. The big brewers like Tuborg and Carlsberg had special xmas ales called "Jule Bryg". They were awesome beers.

    Or maybe I should be honest and say: I had an awesome time in Copenhagen drinking beer, and though I remember drinking the special xmas beer, I don't remember if it was any good. Still, it warms my tired mind to think about that beer, that city, and the easy and fun times I had there.
  18. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    A Pennsylvania Christmas beer from my upbringing....Olde Frothlingslosh, the "Pale Stale Beer with the foam on the bottom". I think I've seen something recently that the Pittsburgh Brewing Co. may be resurrecting it again.
  19. Jim B Flyfishin' and homebrewin'....priorities ?

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    Another really good one is 21st Amendment's Fireside Chat (in cans)....and at 7.9% ABV, it'll warm you up in a hurry!
  20. 1morecast Active Member

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    While we are talking beer I am wondering if anyone has tried the new Stainless Steel growlers?