Top Rated Beers You Haven’t Rated

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cgarvieuk
beers 25224 º places 377 º 02:11 Wed 5/8/2013

There was one time i had all 50 (all be it very briefly)



But with each passing month i lose one more top 50 beer.

Just too many of them are limited releases, and i cant justify the spend i used to have on trading.



Especially as many of them were good but really no better than most in top500 that are easier to get

 
TickerTerryDJ
beers 633 º places 17 º 02:21 Wed 5/8/2013

Still need a load,not chasing them too hard and at least it means its good when I get one.Would like to travel over and get the Pliny The Younger tho!

 
phaleslu
beers 10456 º places 581 º 07:04 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by daknole
Ann is going to be brewed again.


I have heard the same from a trusted source.

 
phaleslu
beers 10456 º places 581 º 07:05 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by daknole
#175 Mikkeller Calvados Barrel Aged George.


This is impressive. And the good news is that it's on shelves in certain areas of the US, so you won't have any trouble getting one.

 
GuardOfTheCellar
07:10 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by phaleslu
Or do you even care about the Top 50?


I only care about the bottles entrusted to me by GodOfTheCellar... believe me, plenty of top 50s there brother.

 
TheAlum
beers 7164 º places 10 º 07:18 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by daknole
Ann is going to be brewed again.


Still gets retired in about 2-3 weeks if it's not on the market at that point.

Gets unretired when available again.

 
Keir
beers 183 º places 1 º 07:19 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by phaleslu
The Mikkeller X thread got me thinking about the Top 50 and beyond, and which highly-rated beers I haven't had. I've had 45 of the Top 50, and these 5 remain:

3. Russian River Pliny The Younger - I'm a Midwesterner. I'll have to travel for this one. Not sure when and if I'll get a chance because timing will have to work out.
14. Cigar City Zhukov's Final Push - I have no idea how to get it.
22. AleSmith Speedway Stout (Kopi Luwak) - I have one of these at home and plan to open it soon.
29. Mikkeller X Imperial Stout 2006/2013 - Ha.
49. Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Cognac Edition) - I have one of these along with a Calvados that I'm opening next week.

I'm curious: Which are your top remaining unrated beers, and why?

Or do you even care about the Top 50?


A Cincy opening or StL?

 
phaleslu
beers 10456 º places 581 º 07:21 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by Keir
A Cincy opening or StL?


The bottles are tiny. I was just planning on doing a side-by-side by myself.

I can call and see if they're still on shelves here and bring them to you this weekend. I owe you for those Coffee BCS bottles, anyway.

 
TheAlum
beers 7164 º places 10 º 07:22 Wed 5/8/2013

I should probably see if those George bottles are anywhere around here.. didn't realize they snuck up there into the top..

 
AdamChandler
beers 5113 º places 276 º 07:25 Wed 5/8/2013

Originally posted by kraddel
to live in belgium, everything is almost inpossible. even speedway stout is a whale here :(
yet i'm a top 50 whore, i spent a lot of money on getting me these babies. they often arn't nearly worth the high ranking ( axcept pannepot, heady topper, speedway stout,...) i think i had like 30 of em ? have to check. i have left to drink :
darkness
angels share ( bourbon)
stone IRS
BBAPTF

had many luck and help , thanx ro bobochamp, for instance, i got to try some BA DL .. so yeah.. lot of stuff remaining ( all those draft only's, stuff like the mikkeller and ann, ...)

i also collect bottles of the retired ( full or empty) wich are even harder..

why didnt i just start playing sports as a hobby ? :(


I'm thankful that Kraddel isn't on BeerAdvocate because the top 250 list is even more USA beers than RateBeer's. I like this site a lot because with Europe travel, there's a lot of RBers to meet and share beers with, not so on BA as it's mostly New England USA or just USA in general.

If you are a ticker of top 50 beers, I can see the frustration for sure. and Ignace is always getting cool beers but I don't know how. He's a magician :)


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Personally, I don't chase top 50 beers. Most of them just show up at my door through good trading partners.