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Title: What's your favorite funky beer?
Post by: bonjour on November 27, 2009, 04:07:09 AM
What's your favorite funky beer?  I just want to see what people think

Fred
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Post by: babalu87 on November 28, 2009, 01:34:40 AM
Duchesse De Bourgogne on draught

Cantillon Fou' Foune on draught

Those bottles the guy in the brew club brings to some of the meetings.
He travels to Belgium a lot and brings some funky stuff Mmmmmmmmmmmm
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Post by: ndcube on December 02, 2009, 08:13:23 PM
Does Orval count?  I think that's the only one I've tried/found so far and it was pretty darn tasty.
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Post by: theDarkSide on December 02, 2009, 08:31:17 PM
I think there is something wrong with me...I don't care for the funky beer that much.  :P
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Post by: deepsouth on December 02, 2009, 08:53:48 PM
i haven't had enough or that many, but i love duchesse, cantillion & orval. 

i LOVE sour beers.  now if i could learn how to brew them.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 03, 2009, 12:08:03 AM
Cantillon, Drie Fontienen, De Cam a top notch.

Boon, Giradin, Hanssens, and Cuvee Rene can be good.  Haven't had the Oud Beersel in a while, and they have changed hands.

Rodenbach is good, as is LaFolie, and Petrus Oud Bruin for the Flanders Reds.  I can't forget Panil.

Goudenband was a good Brown, don't know if that is still in production.

A Berliner Weisse is a good drink on a hot day.

Geene King Strong Suffolk Ale is a classic.

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Post by: redbeerman on December 03, 2009, 12:40:56 PM
I think there is something wrong with me...I don't care for the funky beer that much.  :P

Nah,   spoiled food is an aquired taste ;)
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Post by: bluesman on December 03, 2009, 12:48:38 PM
I like a nice pale ale flavored with chili pepper. I don't think I would make 10 gallons of it, but it's a nice change of pace.  8)
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Post by: ndcube on December 03, 2009, 01:48:45 PM
I like a nice pale ale flavored with chili pepper. I don't think I would make 10 gallons of it, but it's a nice change of pace.  8)

I've done two like that with an amber.  First wasn't spicy enough, the current one is too spicy.  Maybe next time...
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Post by: Robert on December 03, 2009, 01:54:31 PM
deProef's Reinart for funk and Duchesse De Bourgogne sour. I would love to get my hands on a Rodenbach but no luck yet. Waiting for pellicle to drop on a Belgian Dark Strong I pitched with WYeast's Orval VSS 3789. It may become my favorite...
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Post by: 1vertical on December 09, 2009, 01:09:25 AM
So far in my limited range of tastings, I like Avery Sui Generis very well it is a great blend of several cask aged funky beers.
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Post by: summy on December 23, 2009, 11:14:19 PM
I like Ommegang's Bier de Mars.
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Post by: dean on December 24, 2009, 12:58:37 PM
I'm not sure I know what funky beer is?  I just figured they were all styles... and some I like less than others.   :D
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Post by: joelambic on December 28, 2009, 01:56:34 AM
I don't consider lambics, Berliner Weisse, or the Flanders red/brown beers "funky".  To my palate, they are refreshing.

I'd guess one person's funky beer is another's ambrosia.
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Post by: narvin on December 30, 2009, 08:43:36 PM
Jolly Pumpkin does some awesome stuff.  I especially like the Bam Biere, which is obviously made in the style of Orval.

Gueuzes/Lambics from Cantillon are always good.  I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru to the Duchesse for Flanders Reds.
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Post by: corkybstewart on December 30, 2009, 08:53:53 PM
Jolly Pumpkin does some awesome stuff.  I especially like the Bam Biere, which is obviously made in the style of Orval.

Gueuzes/Lambics from Cantillon are always good.  I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru to the Duchesse for Flanders Reds.
I did a Bam Wheat clone 2 years ago since it was my favorite of of the Bam series.  I brewed 6 gallons for some reason, lucky for me because my carboy of ready to drink Bam Hefe broke and all I was left with was the gallon jug I had saved.
As for funky beers it still has to be Orval. As for sour I love Rodenbach Grand Cru and the Duchesse, Drie Fontein, and just about any others.  Cantillon Lou Pepe 2003 Kriek is calling for me from the beer fridge as we speak.
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Post by: CASK1 on January 01, 2010, 05:45:28 PM
A group of us in Jacksonville have initiated a Lambic Barrel project. This past weekend we met and sampled 16 commercial sour/funky beers, and are now culturing the "dregs" to pitch into our first 50 gallon batch. There was a wide range, from cleanly sour and fruity, to intense funky barnyard Brett. Here http://www.thecask.org/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=264 (http://www.thecask.org/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=264) are tasting notes from this awesome event. They are listed in order of tasting. Each has a "score" out of 10, followed by my ranking (there are ties in ranking the 16 beers). I'm definitely a fan of Cantillon. This was a great way to get a wide sampling, since some of the beers are quite expensive. With 10 participants, we got 1-2 oz. pours of all 16, at $20 per head.

Cheers,

MikeL
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Post by: Beertracker on January 09, 2010, 05:28:36 PM
My favorite "funky" beer of 2009 was either Avery Brabant, RR Consecration or CL CdC?  :-\
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Post by: skyler on January 09, 2010, 06:12:16 PM
Jacobin Geuze is excellent, as is Liefmann Kriek.
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Post by: majorvices on January 10, 2010, 01:32:45 AM
Jolly Pumpkin does some awesome stuff.  I especially like the Bam Biere, which is obviously made in the style of Orval.

Gueuzes/Lambics from Cantillon are always good.  I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru to the Duchesse for Flanders Reds.

I love Jolly Pumpkin and their BamBier os awesome. Orval may be one of my favorite beers in the Universe. I share that in common with Vinnie Cilurzo - least thats what he told me.

I also have had some excellent, awesome, OUTSTANDING funky and soured beers from De Dolle Brouwers, such as Oerbier. Sadly, for me, Rodenbach Grand Cru is just too damn sour. Makes a good salad dressing - but I need more balance in my acidity.
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Post by: mikeypedersen on January 12, 2010, 04:09:20 PM
I have been picking up any lambic/gueze/wild beers I can find for a few years now.  My favorites are probably (no prticular order):

-Isabelle Proximus from Russion River (actually a collaboration between Vinnie Cilurzo, Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Tomme Arthur, and Rob Todd).

-Sui Generis - Avery Brewing

-Consecration - Russian River

-Cuvee De Tomme - Lost Abbey

-Lou Pepe Kriek - Cantillion
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Post by: dtblank on January 13, 2010, 11:33:58 PM
Cantillon  Rose de Gambrinus
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Post by: mikeypedersen on January 14, 2010, 07:17:31 PM
I forgot about Cascade Brewing Co, (Not Cascade Lakes Brewing).  They are a small brewery out near Portland, OR and serve their beer at the Raccoon Lodge.  I had never had their beer before this year at the Great American Beer Festival.  All of their beers are Barrel Aged sours in 750ml bottles.  I must have gone through their line at least 20 times.  Anyone else a fan of their beers?

I wish we could get their beers here in Colorado.  If anyone wants to hook up a trade for something you can't get around Oregon I would love to do that! 
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Post by: karlh on April 01, 2010, 06:50:15 PM
I'm a big fan of Cantillon (Gueze and Organic Gueze) and Boon Gueze, and regularly buy cuvee renee... all while listening to Parliment Funkadelic
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Post by: 1vertical on April 02, 2010, 04:54:33 AM
I am with ya Mikey,
but at the Sourfest in Boulder, I gotta say I liked the
Lost Abbey, Duck Duck Gooze....
AND, the pumphouse's  Cherry Bomb Saison....