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Beers you like, but everyone else doesn't like

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Piggybacking off of another thread I saw. What beers do you like, but are rated lowly here on BA or people otherwise don't like?

    Baltika #6 - the baltic porter
    Zyweic Porter
    Full Sail Amber
    Radeberger Pilsener (on tap especially)
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  2. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    zyweic porter is low rated?! c'mon BA, that beer is awesome, classic example of a baltic. Is it priced to low to appreciate?

    edit: Wait, its an 88. OP what are you talking about?

    edit: for the record, its an interesting thread OP. Im just confused by your selection of not liked / low rated beers, as they are for the most part mid 80s.
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  3. omgshesaboy

    omgshesaboy Aficionado (155) Ohio Jul 19, 2010


    ...my day would have been a lot easier if that were true.
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  4. I thought NB Ranger was way better than a run of the mill 3.8 average.
  5. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Verified

    I have a bunch in the 80's that I think are underrated. But I'm going to go with the beers I like that are rated below 80:

    Magic Hat #9
    Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
  6. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (905) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    There are basically no beers that I like that nobody else likes.
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  7. St Pauli Girl - 67

    Within 6 months of packaging date, there is no better lager at a better price.
    fuzzylogic and herrburgess like this.

    THANAT0PSIS Advocate (600) Wisconsin Aug 3, 2010 Verified

    New Glarus Cabin Fever. It is their lowest rated beer at 80 and 3.53, but I think it is much better than that gives it.

    Southern Tier Blackwater series. They're highly rated, but all I ever hear on BA is how terrible they are. I love 'em and was sad to see the series cut down to Plum Noir (which I've never had), Choklat (the second weakest), and Creme Brulee (easily the most polarizing). I don't get the hate, but I also don't get the removal of the three best: Mokah, Javah, and Oat.
  9. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    Leffe Blonde. Gets no love..

    But admittedly, it is sorta Americanized Belgian beer..
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  10. WilliamLee

    WilliamLee Aficionado (225) Mississippi Jun 29, 2010 Verified

  11. herrburgess

    herrburgess Champion (935) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Verified

    Belle Vue Gueuze.
  12. '13 Hopslam
    c2mcclel, Kerrie and fredmugs like this.
  13. bjmh

    bjmh Aficionado (155) Ohio Sep 9, 2012

    Rivertown Hop Bomber
  14. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (385) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Verified

  15. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Savant (370) Iowa Feb 22, 2013 Verified

    I love me some Boulevard Rye on Rye. I know its a 4.24 average, but I actually think its underrated.
  16. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    I know some people who use this site that won't buy anything that doesn't get at least a 90 rating on here.
  17. Green Flash Pallet Wrecker, Drain Pour!
  18. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Initiate (0) Michigan Feb 16, 2013

    Creme Brulee is my favorite by far glad their still making it but I loved all of them if any Southern Tier employees are reading this please reconsider it's not like these beers sit on the shelves they made Mokak Javah and Oat last year and I can't find Mokah or Oat anywhere and haven't seen much Javah left ether so clearly theres people who love them and will be sad when their gone:(
  19. Lord Chesterfield
    St Pauli Girl

    (non-skunked for all of the above)
  20. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,180) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    Corona and Budweiser
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  21. Crusader, HjaltiB, bcm75 and 3 others like this.
  22. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (700) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Verified

    Lakemaid from Schell's. Great beer for boating in the hot, Summer sun.
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  23. I wouldn't say NOBODY likes these, but many consider them average and I really like them...

    1. Magic Hat Elder Betty (hefeweiss with elderberries)

    2. Rivertown Blueberry Lager (the trick is to serve it with a handful of blueberries in the glass like the bars in Cincinnati used to do when this stuff first came out)

    3. Avery Samael (if you don't age this stuff, you're asking for 2nd degree burns on the back of your throat. If you give it 5 years, it's like liquid marshmallows)

    4. Hofbrau Maibock (I freaking love this seasonal and drink a ton of it every spring)
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  24. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,195) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    I love my avatar beer but it doesn't get the same love on here.
  25. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Advocate (540) Minnesota Aug 21, 2005 Verified

    That beer is outstanding. ;)
  26. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    ST Pumking
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  27. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (385) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

  28. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Nobody? I'm assuming you mean not very popular among BA's.

    Pilsener Urquell
    Radeberger Pils
    Konig Pils
    Gaffel Kolsch
    Gordon Biersch Kolsch, Maibock, Czech Pils
    Boston Lager
    Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, & Franziskaner Hefe-Weizens
    Fuller's ESB
  29. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (450) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    I've never seen the gueuze, but a bartender in Dinant Belgium poured a Belle Vue Kriek for my wife and she almost threw up on him. That shit is too sweet to put on pancakes.
  30. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (450) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    I love all those beers except the GB Kolsch
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  31. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Your local GB or the bottle?

    When it is first tapped in June I think my local is best. After a couple weeks I think bottle.
  32. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (310) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012

    Magic Hat #9, Shipyard Old Thumper and Prelude, Southern Tier Old Man Winter, Rogue Chipotle Ale, Mother Funker, Redhook ESB and Long Hammer, Kona Pipeline. Of course, most of those are 80s, but I think they're all above average.
  33. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Creme Brulee.
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  34. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    Aside from the Gordon Biersch, which I will gladly take your word on, those are all quality beers. The Paulaner Hefeweizen is probably my fave of that lot, and definitely up there with the best of them.
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  35. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (450) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    We got no local, all I've had are the bottles. Not horrible, but there are better examples of American Kolsch.
  36. Bud lite lime
  37. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Verified

    You named some of the top rated Hefe's on BA, how are these not popular? They all have exceptional ratings.
  38. I'll add one more to my above post (which also scores below an 80): Shipyard Export. I saw it in 12 packs of cans the other day and was stoked.
  39. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I think Fullers is the only ESB I've come across that I'd want a keg of. It's incredibly drinkable, where it's English brothers tend to have something kind of metallic/acrid to them.
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  40. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    koko brown doesn't get that much love... it's kinda light, but in july, it's perfect!
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