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A Trip down Beer Memory Lane

It’s been so long since I brewed I’ve almost forgot how to do it. So, I was reminiscing and found an excel spreadsheet I created- my beer database.  Everything I’ve ever brewed and how I thought about it.  All my successes and failures since 2007.

First, how I rate my own beers:

Rating Scale
10 Freaking awesomest beer in the world!!!!! Period!!!
9 Oooohhhh….So good, I love it. I want to have it’s baby.
8 Darned good! Eat your heart out, micro-breweries!
7 Really good. Gonna go back for another.
6 Good. Yummy.   A pretty good beer.
5 Drinkable. Not terrible, but drinkable.
4 Hmmm…. This reminds me of something cheap and fizzy.
3 Ok, one sip was enough.
2 …bleck!
1 You trying to make me sick?

 

Now, my Beer Database:

Beer Name Batch # Brewed Rating 1-10 Notes
Flemmish Brown 1 12/31/2007 8 Better with age
Oatmeal Stout 2 1/9/2008 1 Burnt oatmeal
Frambooz 3 1/17/2008 7 Kit beer but turned out good
Handsome Hefe 4 2/1/2008 7 Contaminated- super foamy
Bastard Brew 5 2/1/2008 2 Sludge
Can-o-bitter 6 2/7/2008 4 meh…
Can-o-IPA 7 2/7/2008 4 meh…
American Hefe 8 2/28/2008 2 Contaminated yeast- band-aid flavor
Papazian Oatmeal Stout 9 3/22/2008 10 The Perfect Beer
Flemmish Brown 10 4/12/2008 9 Aged beautifully!
Humpty Dumpty 11 4/26/2008 7 light drinkable beer
The Good Life 12 9/27/2008 6 Ok, drinkable
Wild Thing 13 10/2/2008 5 Something contaminated this- most likely the hops
Righteous American 14 10/11/2008 6 Decent beer
Buckingham Bitter 15 10/26/2008 8 Good solid English bitter
Bombay IPA 16 11/12/2008 7 What your British trooper would have drank
Buckingham Bitter 17 11/26/2008 8 Good English bitter
Holiday Cheer 18 12/8/2008 8 Really good, but lost interest in it after the holidays
Lucky Stout 19 12/10/2008 9 Beamish clone. Yum!
Bombay IPA 20 1/3/2009 7 Good IPA
Righteous American 21 1/10/2009 6
Cherry Stout 22 2/5/2009 7 Fun beer. Different fruit would work as well
Cherries in the Snow 23 2/19/2009 8 Interesting. Tart, slightly sweet, did interesting things in my mouth
Tracy’s Framboise 24 2/28/2009 7 Only good with sweets, or mixed 1/2 – 1/2 with pilsener
Lucky Stout 25 3/12/2009 9 Beamish clone. Yum!
Witty Weisenbeir 26 5/15/2009 7 Great hot weather beer- and cheap!
East India IPA 27 6/20/2009 9 The Perfect IPA
Witty Weisenbeir 28 7/14/2009 7 Yum!
Liberty Pale Ale 29 8/12/2009 8 Best pale ale I’ve made
Liberty Hefeweizen 30 8/12/2009 5 Overcarbonated, didn’t finish fermenting, liberty hops didn’t go well with wheat
Top Drop Pilsener 31 8/29/2009 7 Not my favorite style, but as good if not better than anything store bought
Papazian Oatmeal Stout 2 32 10/21/2009 7 Too much maltodextrine in it. Ruined the goodness
Holiday Cheer 33 11/30/2009 8 A bit thicker than last years.   Probably hop pellets
Unspoken Passion Imperial Stout 34 12/2/2009 10 Chocolate Raspberry Dessert
Viking Mead 35 12/23/2009 9 Sweet. Like a white dessert wine mixed with whisky
Lucky Stout 36 2/3/2010 7 Forgot the table sugar till it was fermenting. Produced off flavors
Liberty Pale Ale 37 9/24/2010 7 Good. Not as good as last time
Rob’s Belgian Dubbel 38 10/23/2010 9 Complex. Roasted barley with licorice and hops finish
Ruby Hooker Mead 39 11/14/2010 6 Tart and slightly dry. Not sweet at all.
Holiday Cheer 40 12/1/2010 8 Same as last years
Oatmeal Stout 41 12/28/2010 9 Still Papazian, not the perfection I remembered
East India IPA 42 1/23/2011 8 Classic IPA
Tracy’s Framboise 43 3/21/2011 2 Tasted like cough syrup. No syrup next time
Liberty Pale Ale 44 5/22/2011 7 Hops are getting old. Not as spicy as before
BJ’s Belgian Ale 45 6/20/2011 2 Only slightly better than Coors.   Too many conflicting flavors, too thick, too much confusion in my mouth
Witty Weisenbeir 46 9/26/2011 7 Yum!
Chocolate Stout 47 11/2/2011 10 Oh my word, this was amazing!
Pumpkin Ale 48 11/2/2011 7 Not pumpkin enough for me. Good though
Tragor’s Brown Ale 49 12/27/2011 7 Decent brown ale. Will try a different recipe next time
God is Good IPA 50 3/17/2012 9 Great IPA
Rob’s Belgian Dubbel 51 3/17/2012 8 Not as good as I remembered, but still good. Too much head
Witty Weisenbeir 52 8/3/2012 7 This was a hit at the beer party
God is Good IPA 53 9/3/2012 9 Still great
Pumpkin Ale 54 9/3/2012 7 Used canned pumpkins- still not pumpkin enough for me
Big Fat Oatmeal Stout 55 10/12/2012 10 Dang! This was good!
Witty Weisenbeir 56 8/3/2013 5 infected. Super foamy.
Peach Weizen 57 8/3/2013 5 Decent, but infected.
Fresh Hop IPA 58 8/30/2013 6 It was ok. Think it got infected also
East India IPA 59 11/1/2014 6 Oak flavor took over. Beer still drinkable. Infection problem on earlier beers was bottling bucket faucet thingey

 

If you’ve had one of my beers, chime in and tell me what you thought of it!

 

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