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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...