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What's your #1 rated beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. chetw

    chetw Aficionado (170) Pennsylvania Jan 24, 2013

    Pliny, Ale Smith IPA, Founders Breakfast Stout, can't go wrong with any of them.
  2. All things Kuhnhenn. Biggest and baddest -bals in the business
  3. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (275) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    I'm inclined to say Westy 12 just because well...it's the only whale I've had. But if I could have only one of the beers I've ever tried right now I'd pick Heady Topper. That is number 1 in my mind.
  4. stonermouse

    stonermouse Savant (460) Massachusetts Aug 16, 2006 Verified

    Heady Topper and Bourbon Barrel-aged Plead the 5th are my only perfect 5s.
    LambicKing likes this.
  5. beertunes

    beertunes Poobah (1,390) Washington Sep 24, 2007 Verified

    I've given 2 beers all 5's, North Coast Old Stock Ale and Unibroue La Fin Du Monde. My favorite beer is probably still Chimay White though.
    seakayak likes this.
  6. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (385) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Verified

    This is what I love about beer! Its not necessarily the highest rated beer. But what you like, Personally. I dont like the snobs that snub your choice, beer is made be shared, I love this thread. With that being said...
    Left Hand Milk Stout (nitro)
    Old Rasputin Russian Imerial Stout.
    Oskar Blues G'Knight Imerial Red(DIPA)
    Or Hop Knot IPA from SanTan Brewery (drink local!!)
    highdesertdrinker likes this.

    PORTerCITY Zealot (85) California Feb 9, 2013


    but moloko is climbing up there too!!!!!!
  8. stooge

    stooge Savant (335) Michigan Feb 22, 2012 Verified

    Kuhnhenn BB 4th Dimentia followed closely by Founders Backwoods Bastard
    Andygirl likes this.

    BEERQWEST Initiate (20) Feb 13, 2013

    Victory At Sea...Tap.
  10. Photekut

    Photekut Advocate (655) Tennessee Mar 31, 2006

    anything wale-y
    raynmoon likes this.
  11. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (185) New York Mar 11, 2011

    drie fonteinen oude gueze golden blend

    you know what it is

    distant second, BOT
    semibaked likes this.
  12. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Advocate (685) Minnesota Jan 11, 2011 Verified

    Reviewed: 2012 Darkness just edges out Mamouche
    Had: Tea-Bagged Furious (my only 5)
    Unreviewed: 2008 Cuvee de Tomme
  13. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Savant (400) Texas Nov 19, 2012

    It changes all the time lol
    UnclePatches likes this.
  14. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Verified

    In terms of ratings, a tie between Moat Water and Rochefort 10.
  15. As for what I've reviewed my top beer is Duvel at 4.9. When I think about it that's a pretty appropriate beer to be 1st.
    LambicPentameter and seakayak like this.
  16. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    RareR DOS, AB Zhukov, and Bramble.

    For stuff I can actually get, I really love Wake n Bake.
    cavedave likes this.
  17. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (610) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    Mine is Abyss, but it's really 2010 Abyss consumed in 2012.

    Followed by regular BCBS (2011 vintage consumed in 2012) and Double Sunshine (super fresh).
  18. Sierra Neveda Hoptimum, without a doubt!!!
    Shagator likes this.
  19. Personally, I prefer the King of beers: Budweiser, I cannot believe I am the first one to think of this spectacular brew.
  20. Cantillon Fou' Foune...
  21. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (605) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Fresh Gandhi Bot.
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Anchor Steam - the best any day, every day, classic craft beer.
    herrburgess and MusicaleMike like this.
  23. kevanb

    kevanb Champion (785) Illinois Apr 4, 2011 Verified

    Duck Duck Gooze
  24. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2011 Verified

    Founders CBS
  25. HF Galaxy, prefer it to Abner. But really Fou' Foune.
  26. Stankonia

    Stankonia Aficionado (205) Idaho Dec 17, 2010

    It's hard to really pick one..but the best beer I've ever had would come down to either Black Note from Bells, or KBS that had about 8 months on it.
  27. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (755) Texas Jun 6, 2010 Verified

    Arrogant Bastard so far ...

    ... but I've got a lot of beers to try, and I'm sure I'll run into something better.
    highdesertdrinker and Bluecane like this.
  28. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,070) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Verified

    Narke Kaggen! Stormaktsporter.

    I hate to be cliche having an imperial stout as my #1, but it was just transcendent.
  29. 2009 Darkness. Although, the 2011 and '12 were much better and will hold up much longer.
  30. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (940) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    Based on my ratings, Tank 7 is the highest at 4.8, but Duvel is in a virtual tie at 4.79. I could drink both all day and never tire of either, so that seems about right.

    I also have a couple beers that are 4.75: Orval and Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
  31. mudbug

    mudbug Advocate (585) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    Im an optimist. It's in the future
  32. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Rye on Rye. 3 year old old stock. 2001 bigfoot, as of a month ago. super fresh bourbon county coffee. The old Mathias from Haymarket, before they started getting super drunk when they brew. Galaxy unicorn from pipeworks. Murda'd Out. Olllld Juliet, before they started making a lot.

    Weheinstephaner Kristalweiss and Vitus.
  33. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (415) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    FFF Behemoth
  34. grrrah

    grrrah Savant (430) California Sep 21, 2009 Verified

    Pliny the Younger
    Black Tuesday

    sorry couldn't pick just one.
  35. SometimesIfart

    SometimesIfart Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 4, 2012 Verified

    Lagunitas Maximus. The only solid 5 I have ever given.
  36. arfenhouse

    arfenhouse Savant (305) California Oct 29, 2012

    Victory at Sea then Pliny as my runner-up.
  37. Thads324

    Thads324 Savant (400) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    Smuttynose Baltic porter. It's the perfect beer
  38. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Whale level - BB4D, 09 BCBS, 11 BA Pt5
    non-whale - Edmund Fitzgerald or Siberian Night
  39. Never have been lucky enough to score a bourbon county, however my favorite beer that is no longer made unfortunetly would have to go to Dogfish Head's Fort.

    Unibroue Trois Pistoles is a close second
  40. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (895) Florida Feb 27, 2005 Verified

    Double Trouble and Raspberry Tart are tied atop my list. Those are from 5 years ago and my standards have grown exponentially higher since then.