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Are there any styles you find yourself having a hard time appreciating?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. If you're drinking a hop bomb and some one says "Oh I taste the subtle notes of a southeast Asian dragon fruit," I'm calling bullshit
     
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  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Which is understandable, but you were referring to mango and papaya... not "subtle notes of a southeast Asian dragon fruit."
     
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  3. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Savant (325) Virginia Jun 18, 2010

  4. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (425) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    Rye PAs
     
  5. Welp, it's a good thing everyone's taste receptors are different.
     
  6. I've tried a couple of examples which I enjoy, but nothing about a black IPA or a white IPA keeps me coming back for more.
     
  7. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Try Cigar City Tocobaga.
     
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  8. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (545) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    I have to go with American light lagers and most American wheat ales. Both fall short for me. Most American wheat ales come off as tasting too papery for me.
     
  9. Sours for me. I've only tried a few, so ill have to try a few more just to make sure.
     
  10. Sours, Wit Beers and Summer seasonals.
     
  11. SGToliver

    SGToliver Savant (325) Washington Nov 22, 2012

    I haven't found an IPA I enjoy yet. I love sours, stouts and real belgian quads not shit that is trying to be belgian.
     
  12. I'm a coffee lover too and I find some porters to be woefully inadequate with the bitterness a little too high to appreciate the flavor or the flavor too muted. I tried a Velvet Merlin the other day and really liked it and appreciated the strong coffee expresso flavors that were present. I will have to explore Stouts and Imperial Stouts a little more now that I've had an eye opener.
     
  13. When I read this, my first thought was you've never had a Mikkeller Black Hole ;)
    One of few drainpours in my personal experience.
     
  14. Fruit beers, anything with Belgian in the name, stouts & porters - all of which are just personal preferences about the styles and have nothing to do with whether they are good or not good. Also - barrel aged beers. For me, the only thing that should be aged in barrels is whiskey.
     
  15. denver10

    denver10 Champion (890) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Wheat beers, Pilsners and Lagers.
     
  16. It's been said already but pepper-infused beers are a cluster-eff to me. I've had habanero sculpin, Stone's chipotle smoked porter. All that, I hate it. I love spicy foods and all that but the combination in a beer is just foul.
     
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  17. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (405) California Dec 17, 2012

    ^ -- That's exactly how I feel about beers with banana and clove action in them. However, I'm also not into the wild/sour stuff. Of course, I don't like sour milk, either, so that makes sense...
     
  18. Stouts and Porters , guess they are one in the same , I know its crazy but for some reason , 75% of the ones I have drank have had an aftertaste that reminds me of a an ash tray that has had water poured into it, not sure why , but I just cant shake it
     
  19. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (395) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I literally drink everything except Scotch ales, even other smoked malt beers oddly enough, and trust me I've had plenty of them the only one I can say I enjoyed at all was backwoods bastards but I still didn't really like it. I still have a 4 pack I guess I'll see how it ages.
     
  20. Belgiums :(

    I wish I enjoyed them more, there are too many to choose from.

    Cannot forget my hate for smoked flavored beers.
     
  21. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Zealot (85) California May 1, 2011

    Beers that are too sour... I'm working on it though :)
     
  22. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Zealot (85) California May 1, 2011

    You gotta love Port/Lost Abbey's Older Viscosity :)
     
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  23. I didnt say that they are terrible, I just said that I have a hard time appreciating them for what they are. I just bought Central Waters Y2K and while I thought 80% was delish, I got that barleywine after taste that I dont enjoy.
     
  24. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Savant (495) New Jersey Jan 28, 2010

    Belgians
     
  25. +1

    Also not a huge fan of Reds. I enjoy a great IPA but something about an imperial red that I just don't care for.
     
  26. I love Stone but VE 11.11.11 made me want to die. So yeah, Im throwing peppered beers on my list, too
     
  27. Count me in on the sours. I have tried probably 8 different ones and I just can't see what all the fuss is about.

    Also, beer that includes Sake or aging in Sake barrels. With that said, I have only had one such beer, Hitchino XH. It was horrid.
     
  28. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Dubbels and such and stuff; black IPAs-OK but don't 'get'; strong ales (seem too, too...you know?); boring wheats; smoked beers; fussy and spicy stuff. I'll still try 'em all, though! Never quite know when the palate will change!
     
  29. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (950) North Carolina Dec 8, 2007 Staff Member

    Kvass - it just tastes like liquid rye bread to me and I don't get it.
     
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  30. Coffee flavored stouts, almost all porters, brown ales...but I do enjoy some Imperial Russian Stouts and Baltic Porters
     
  31. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010


    You might prefer English style or sweet barleywines. Many so called American style barleywines are really like triple IPAS with extra crazy maltiness...lot sof them suck, some i think are great but i much much prefer the sweeter less hoppy ones. In fact i think lots of American style ones get better after year or two when the hopiness seems to fade. But then you have to want the crazy maltiness...the big English style ones usually have that in spades.
     
  32. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Doggy...sorry had to do it...reading backlogs it's obligatory. Belgian Sock funk.
     
  33. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (520) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Pilsners and English style IPAs...
     
  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Saisons and sours.
     
  35. Hefe and Belgium. Just can't do it.
     
  36. American saisons. Ive only had a few, and most local saisons have been pretty light and just kind of there.

    Now a Belgian Saison, hell yes. a sour saison, even more hell yes. Straight American brewed saison, no thanks.

    Now German Lagers, ill take any of them not labelled Spaten.
     
  37. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (180) Vermont Dec 18, 2012


    You mean mature milk right? Put me down for sours and saisons too. Putting Brett in your beer on purpose is like letting the dandelions grow unchecked and call it a flower garden.
     
  38. Adjunct Lagers
     
  39. Barleywines are definitely a difficult beer. So much booze and sweet and unique flavor. I have encountered some I like and other's I will drink but definitely don't love. Not a beer I hate, just don't... appreciate!
     
  40. Smoked beers and pumpkins
    Can't stand either
     
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