Pocket Ninja: For all intensive purposes
dbirchall: I thought Pocket Ninja was just hipster-trolling.
Gecko Gingrich: dbirchall: I thought Pocket Ninja was just hipster-trolling.He was./brilliantly
bronyaur1: Subby, you should know that Farkers NEVER get any... except from their Candian girlfriends.
AverageAmericanGuy: Let's be serious for a moment. America makes the best beer in the world these days. The Belgian beer is good, but it's mostly coasting on name value only. Much like our own Stone Brewery, actually.
elffster: Just pass the Fin Du Monde and shut up, subby.
Pocket Ninja: Meh. This was actually one of their off years, imo. Osbert, the lead monk, was out for most of the season on Sabbatical to Malaysia, and his assistants did their best but weren't quite up to the task. Not to mention the exceptionally wet spring that Belgium had this year. That damp affects everything -- the hops, the barley, even the fermentation process itself. Which, ironically, was one of the reasons they really needed to move on this whole roof thing. So I can understand why they did this, but it's a shame that all the people trying this beer for the first time will never really know what they're missing. For all intensive purposes, in fact, their best vintage was back in '09, '08, back before they started getting all this internet attention in the first place. It's been difficult for them to concentrate on really making exceptional beer now that they have so many tourists wanting to "take a gander" at their facilities. It's a shame how things change when they become popular. *sigh* Oh well, there are actually some very excellent competing monasteries in the lower Rhine region, as well as a really up-and-coming facility right on the western border of Uzbekistan. I'm keeping my eye on them, but of course I'm also trying to keep them on the down-low, if you know what I mean. Don't want the same thing to happen there.
Lost_at_sea: Why yes, yes I did get some...Chilled, and cracked a bottle that night.. It is damn, and I mean, damn good. Not sure if I would say best in the world, but its in my top 5 beers of all time...
Quantum Apostrophe: Pocket Ninja: For all intensive purposesThat's a good touch.
KungFuJunkie: Craigslist and Ebay have bottles listed as high as $700.
treecologist: It was sold out by the time I got to Total Wine in Durham./wasn't going to buy it anyway
Pocket Ninja: intensive purposes
dbirchall: Gecko Gingrich: dbirchall: I thought Pocket Ninja was just hipster-trolling.He was./brilliantlyIndeed!
BoxOfBees: That's insane... they can normally be had for under $100.
Popcorn Johnny: You can get a bottle for 40 bucks Apache 2 Test Page on belgianshop.com
pxlboy: I have tried to get into the Belgian styles, but I just haven't been able to develop a taste for them. I've tried plenty of beers, but those Belgians...If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be willing to try it. So far, I've had:Chimay Blue (not bad)Three Philosophers (too sweet)And a couple of wit beers, neither of which I liked at all.
residentgeek: pxlboy: I have tried to get into the Belgian styles, but I just haven't been able to develop a taste for them. I've tried plenty of beers, but those Belgians...If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be willing to try it. So far, I've had:Chimay Blue (not bad)Three Philosophers (too sweet)And a couple of wit beers, neither of which I liked at all.Weyerbacher's Merry Monks should set you right.
rocketpants: Will my dick fit in the bottle?Then no.
Easy Reader: Lately I've been starting to think that Belgian beer doesn't make it across the pond very well. In Belgium, pouring a glass of Chimay or Westmalle has an aroma not unlike someone bringing a bouquet of flowers into the room. By the time it's here in Alabama, it has sort of a flat chalky quality to it. If only to go back to the Gollem in Amsterdam to have a few glasses of Oerbier again.
pippi longstocking: Beer is what hobos and morons drink. Fact: People can not tell the difference between beer and piss.
Real Women Drink Akvavit: You know how much akvavit I could buy for that kind of cash? Lady Hel's blessed bosom, no, I would never spend that much on beer. Besides, my sis always wins the beer fueled burping contests, so 'tis pointless.
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