At the club on Friday night they had an Octoberfest party going on and they had Sam Adam's Octoberfest and Goose Island Octoberfest. Never had the GI before, but I much preferred it to the Sam's.
Chimay Triple "Cinq Cents" - classic.
North Coast Brewing Co. Pranqster - a Belgian strong pale ale that I really liked.
Brasserie de Tahiti S.A. Hinano - wouldn't order again.
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Brasserie de Tahiti S.A. Hinano - wouldn't order again.


Much better than Tahitian rum but then so is a kick to the balls...

The only reason to drink most south pacific and african beers is that it's hot and drinking it out of a can pretty much guarantees you won't get sick. The bottles are washed with unsterized local water though and you will get sick.
Cracked Canoe.

In those situations where drinking a light beer is the smart thing to do, I would choose this brand over any other I have tried.
Stopped by Total Wine yesterday, and several pumpkin ales made it into my cart. I'll be reviewing over the next couple weeks.
I finally tried the Rogue voodoo donut maple bacon ale. One of the more disgusting aroma/flavor combinations that I have experienced.
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I finally tried the Rogue voodoo donut maple bacon ale. One of the more disgusting aroma/flavor combinations that I have experienced.

I agree, but the actual Voodoo donuts are quite good.

Tonight it's a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. It's a brown ale, nearly a porter, with some sweet pumpkin pie elements of allspice and nutmeg. Not bad, but I think I'll be moving on to something else soon.
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I agree, but the actual Voodoo donuts are quite good.


No argument here. We experienced them last fall, and also visited Rogue for some of their real beer. Smile
3 Floyds "Robert the Bruce" Scottish Ale. Holy crap. 3Floyds is rapidly becoming one of my favorite breweries.
Buffalo Bill's Brewery- America's Original Pumpkin Ale.
Fairly ordinary, bit of a stale taste. Kind of like Budweiser with pumpkin extract added.
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Pumpkin Ale, out of Portland, OR. Dark amber ale with just a hint of pumpkin spice. Really, had I not bought it, I probably wouldn't have known it contained pumpkin. Not bad, not great.
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale, 22 oz. bottle.
Wow, were to start? This is literally like drinking a slice of pumpkin pie. A really sweet pie. It says it has 8.6% alcohol, but I'm wondering what the brix is?
I could not finish it.
Seasonals -
Thomas Creek Pumpkin Ale - meh, nice spiciness, but didn't care for the finish
Weihenstaphaner Oktoberfest - very close to their original
Hofbrau Oktoberfest - good, but nothing special

Goose Island Sofie
Victory Golden Monkey
Fat Tire Amber Ale
Scuttlebutt Amber Ale
Dogfish Head 60min IPA
A few more while we were in Maui:

Koshihikari Echigo - excellent with sushi
Pinkus Unfiltered Pilsner
Maui Brewing Company Barefoot Brew
Maui Brewing Company Mana Wheat
Maui Brewing Company Bikini Blonde

All of the Maui Brewing Company beers were pretty darn tasty.
ACE Hard Pumpkin Cider
Decent hard apple cider with some pumpkin thrown in. Ok, but I probably wouldn't order another one.
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3 Floyds "Robert the Bruce" Scottish Ale. Holy crap. 3Floyds is rapidly becoming one of my favorite breweries.


Drove to the brewery last Saturday just to pick up some Gumballhead! Plus a couple of "brewery only" bombers. About a 45 minute drive from Chicago, assuming no traffic, and definitely worth the trek. My favorite is their Zombie Dust (sold out at the moment).
Westvleteren XII...on Friday. Woot

A buddy of mine got a hold of (12), so we're doing a little "Trappist Comparative Tasting."

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