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Utopias
« on: April 29, 2014, 07:03:37 PM »
Tried this a couple months ago. Very special taste treat for a local brewery opening. Never had anything like it before (and probably can't afford it again anytime soon!) 3 oz taste at the bar shared amongst 4 of us. Just loved it!
If you can find it( and have the funds) I highly recommend it( to paraphrase Ferris Bueller)


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Re: Utopias
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 05:35:30 AM »
Yeah I got a bottle of the 2013 for my birthday... Have not opened it.  I've tried 4-5 years of it.  It was a thoughtful gift but I don't think it's worth the $ they charge for it.  I'm still waiting on my 'free' glass to drink it out of.  They can't ship it to Michigan so I had to have it shipped to someone else in IL, and last I went and visited them I forgot my glass.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 06:49:14 AM »
my friend's review of Utopias was "a rabid alcohol-soaked rat clawing its way down my throat"

...I don't think it's that bad - basically the rat isn't rabid - but it's definitely not my thing.

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Re: Utopias
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 06:52:12 AM »
my friend's review of Utopias was "a rabid alcohol-soaked rat clawing its way down my throat"

...I don't think it's that bad - basically the rat isn't rabid - but it's definitely not my thing.

High praise  :D    A helluva bargain for a few hundred $$ then.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:52:33 AM »
I've always enjoyed it but I can't say I've loved it. 
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 07:44:21 AM »
I thought it had interesting flavor but just way too sweet to enjoy it. I was given a half ounce for free at a tasting and that was about as much as I ever want of it.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 12:35:48 PM »
Supposedly this is the evolution of their old Triple Bock. Sounds like it hasn't evolved too far. At least they got the teriyaki sauce thing cleaned up.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 09:31:24 PM »
I've had it twice, two separate years.  I think it is awesome. :)
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 07:43:03 AM »
I had this the first year it came out. Was like 20% beer syrup and not very impressive. I was a bit angry because a small bottle was $20 and that would buy quite a bit of beer back then.

And haven't heard much positive about Utopia since.
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014, 08:53:12 AM »
Split a bottle with some club mates 7 or 8 years ago. Wouldn't buy a bottle myself, but it was worth the $5 per investment.

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Re: Utopias
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014, 09:47:39 AM »
I had this the first year it came out. Was like 20% beer syrup and not very impressive. I was a bit angry because a small bottle was $20 and that would buy quite a bit of beer back then.

And haven't heard much positive about Utopia since.

I think you're recalling the Triple Bock.  Small blue bottle, right?

I had several vintages, back in the day, but never really enjoyed them.  It was a lot like alcoholic soy sauce.

I split a bottle of Utopia on my birthday a few years back when it first came out.  I have no recollection of what it tasted like at that point.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2014, 06:50:49 PM »
Yes it was the triple bock in the slender blue bottle and a cork to boot! Isn't Utopia just the serial continuation? Different bottle tho.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2014, 10:41:08 PM »
Having tried the alcoholic soy sauce, I don't think triple bock and Utopias taste anything alike.
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Re: Utopias
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2014, 02:23:34 AM »
Having tried the alcoholic soy sauce, I don't think triple bock and Utopias taste anything alike.

I'd agree with that.  I also wouldn't pay money for either one

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Re: Utopias
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2014, 05:01:51 AM »
I still have a couple bottles of Triple Bock from 1995.
I've had Utopias about three times, once when Jamil was celebrating winning Ninkasi, once when a bunch of us pitched in and shared a bottle and once that I can't remember, but it was at an NHC.
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