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Beer style you didn't dislike, but don't really like

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HipsterBrewfus, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Beers that you give an enthusiastic "meh" to.

    Me? Pilsners.
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  2. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sipping on this (still damn good) Curieux, I can now safely say 'tripels' is a category I'm meh on.

    Then again, I can still appreciate an excellent example of the style (like La Fin Du Monde and, to a lesser extent, Curieux)...
  3. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Porters. There is just something about this style that I don't get.
  4. ipas. id like to turn a corner on them b/c there are so many out there, but for me.... not there yet.
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  5. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Have you tried DFH 60 Minute yet? To me, it's a great example of a 'beginner' IPA.

    Hell, if it weren't for that beer, I'd probably still avoid all IPAs like the plague.
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  6. Prh27

    Prh27 Savant (370) Virginia Apr 24, 2012

    winter warmers

    That a completely normal IPA, nothing double about it
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  7. I was kind of thinking the same thing
  8. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Duly fixed; this is what happens when you've had too many :D
  9. I have, and I really like it. The thing is I was just going over IPAs ive had in my head. I like a lot of them - Jai Alai, Celebration, Finest Kind, 60 minute, Centennial IPA - but I very rarely crave them. If I want something crisp and lighter (I usually drink stouts, so relatively speaking...) I'd opt for a good German pils or something like that.

    Like I said, I'd love to turn the corner but I rarely crave IPAs.
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  10. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    Occasionally I buy a barleywine, but I don't go shop for them.
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  11. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Totally understood :) Different strokes for different folks.
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  12. Amber Ales, Irish Dry Stouts, Most brown ales (i like smutty) and Dunkelweiss. Ill never buy these myself, but i'm not opposed to drinking them if their my only option. If I'm buying I'd probably just save the 19cents and buy AAL instead.
  13. For me: ambers, brown ales and pilsners (most lagers, for that matter).
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  14. Kristalweiss, American Brown Ales, and to a lesser extent, (American, especially) IPAs. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a dank, citrusy, piney American IPA or DIPA now and again, and I went through a short phase where that was almost all I drank, but now, it's more of an 'every few months' thing, and not something I want to drink regularly.
  15. madtrixter787

    madtrixter787 Savant (305) Virginia Oct 15, 2009

    Pils for sure. There are plenty of other lawnmower styles I'd rather have over pils. I can appreciate, but don't always yearn for.
  16. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale ¡Bad Trader! (655) Wisconsin Dec 14, 2011 ¡Bad Trader! Beer Trader

  17. Bitters, always choke em down.
  18. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Porters. I love me stouts and am giving beers labelled as porters another shot, but aside from a few exceptions they are just not doing it for me.

    I'd love to like barleywines and sours, but I don't care much for either and my drivers' license and wallet (respectively) appreciate that. :)
  19. Most pale Lagers. The vast majority are just meh. I still consume them though. There's always some Lager in my beer fridge. Currently it's some Grolsch.
  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Tripels- an extremely difficult style to pull off successfully. Most are kind of cloying, some are undrinkably cloying, and the remaining few really do it for me. There is a fine line between Westmalle and the rest of the pack, and I find that La Fin du Monde walks that line, which I could enjoy better in 12 oz. servings over the bombers. As a whole style, though, I tend to be tough in my approach and usually steer clear of them.

    There is a local, mostly draught operation, that does happen to make a killer version; and that's because it is dry, delicate and elegant. If I am craving a Tripel these days it is usually Defiant or nothing....OK, well, maybe Westmalle too...
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  21. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (865) Pennsylvania Jan 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    anything "balanced"
  22. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Advocate (510) Missouri Sep 14, 2011

    Scotch ales when peaty. Traditional Scotch ales are good though. Otherwise I am pretty much open to all styles.
  23. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Amber Ales. I'll drink the shit out of Fat Tire, 90 Schilling, etc... They are good in their own right. But I never seek them out on my own.
  24. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (875) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Beer Trader

    Black IPA - like Mountain Standard.

    If I had nothing else to drink...I might pick one up...maybe (but maybe not)
  25. pjdipes

    pjdipes Aficionado (100) Washington Nov 18, 2012

    Scotch's/Wee Heavy's.....just seem to choke through 'em. Usually end up drain pours.

    Pumpkin beers as well, but to a lesser extent.
  26. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (490) Arizona Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreeing with tripels. Also (and I'm going to be verbally abused for this I'm sure), saisons.
  27. Drink some Hoponius Union and be happy.
  28. Belgian IPA's
  29. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I would say lagers. There is just nothing there that I like or hate. Just a very meh style to me. I do really like New Belgium Shift though, that's a tasty lager
  30. saisons.. ive tried quite a few and i always have a hard time finishing them. just something about the flavour i guess..
  31. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Savant (355) New Jersey Aug 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anything with that notorious "Belgian Funk". I don't know what it is. I liked Saison Du Pont, but things like La Fin Du Monde and most lambics don't do it for me.
  32. HoshuaJobbs

    HoshuaJobbs Aficionado (185) California May 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Almost anything Belgian.
  33. cyraschris

    cyraschris Aficionado (180) Florida Dec 15, 2012

    I'm with Hoya on the ipas. I want to like more of them, and like them more but it just doesn't make me excited
  34. csurowiec

    csurowiec Savant (435) Maryland Mar 7, 2010

    Tripels. I had a La Fin du Monde the other day for the first time in many years. While I was able to appreciate it as a really well made beer, I didn't enjoy it and don't need to drink one again for years.
    Not a fan of stouts either. Some of them just taste very one dimensional like burnt toast and nothing else. They are never my go to but they still beat out BMC beers.
  35. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Most lagers in general. I don't find them unpleasant as I do hefes, just boring.
  36. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    Amber and Brown Ales for me.
  37. Strong or imperial blonde/reds. Too sweet for me.
  38. Others mentioned Tripels. I agree. I drink them but usually I go for a Dubbel or a Quad over a Tripel
  39. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Barleywines, nearly everything "Imperial", Brown Ales
  40. Browns are definitely a style I don't ever seek out.