KFR... best seasonal beer?

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  1. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

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    I didn't see Pike Kilt Lifter mentioned...

    I mean really, you can't go wrong with pretty much anything mentioned so far...
     
  2. Evan Burck

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    it's not a seasonal beer.

    though the thread has steered from the seasonal beer theme at first into just good beers in general.
     
  3. JS

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    Im pretty partial to Alaskan Ambers winter lager....something to do with a wolf
     
  4. Randall Clark

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    really? didn't know that...seems like I only see it at a few places around this time of year...
     
  5. nick42

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    this thread is making me thirsty!
     
  6. Sloan Craven

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    I asked because Jeremy was downing something at 10% ABV and that is the alcohol content of the DOuble Bastard but not the regular Arrogant Bastard. I figured he was guzzling some hi-octane stuff out that line of beers. So I asked.
     
  7. Sloan Craven

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    THe king of microbreweries, Anchor Brewing, always has a great holiday ale. They call it The "Christmas Ale" but its a different reccipe each year. THough its always different, its always good. Can' believe that one slipped the old noggin.
     
  8. Jon Brengan

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    I don't drink anymore - cuz I liked them libations more that I needed too....but back in the day I used to like any of the Fall Nut Brown Ales and of course it's been mentioned here.. Pyramids Snow Cap. I'm not sure if the Barley Wine Beer's are available now all the time but back then We used to keep a pony of this in the snowbank behind the dorm at Crystal Mountain. Those are some found memories... or do I actually remember them??
    Cheers,
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  9. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    by try i meant I have never accomplished it...
     
  10. Evan Burck

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    havin me my first snow cap. never been a fan of pyramid, but this brew is damn good. seems that even the most mediocre of breweries step it up for this season. but ain't nothin wrong with that
     
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    Salmo_Gairdneri Another Fly Fisher

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    Anyone saying otherwise simply hasn't tried this beer. Every year it is by far the best of all seasonal ales. Possibly the best beer brewed in America period.

    -t
     
  12. PbSlinger

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    Although over all I'm more of an Odells guy, I really like the seasonal from New Belgium called 2 Below more than Odell's offering of Isolation Ale.

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  13. Jim Grant

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    Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome Ale - Has to be my favorite.....

    History

    Throughout history, beer of somewhat higher alcohol and richness has been enjoyed for the winter holidays, when old friends get together to enjoy the season. Wassail, a festival to celebrate winter and the beer that goes with it, predates the Christian era. Winter Welcome is vintage-dated with a special label each year. Serve in a traditional tankard for the holidays.

    Taste
    Honey-amber-colored, creamy head of small bubbles, floral aroma and delicious malt flavor with great finesse.

    Serving Suggestions
    Roast goose, smoked turkey with oyster dressing, rack of lamb, candied yams, Smithfield hams, fresh pears and apples, Christmas cake. Serve in crystal tumblers or traditional Yorkshire nonik pint glasses.

    Accolade
    Silver Medal—World Beer Championships
    "Best beer I've ever had."—Northwest Brew News

    Product Sizes and Quantities
    Twelve 18.7-ounce "Victorian Pint" bottles.
    Twenty-four 12 ounce bottles.
     
  14. Sloan Craven

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    Its pretty great, but far from the best. Its not even cask conditioned.
     
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    I really enjoyed a few Sierea Celebrations last night. I forgot how good it was.