Beers you like, but everyone else doesn't like

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by keithmurray, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

  2. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (445) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    Steel Reserve
    Old English
    King Cobra
    Rolling Rock
    Innis and Gunn
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    New belgium peach porch lounger, I seem to be the only one who likes it. Same with somersault, but after looking it up it seems the bros feel the same as I do.
  4. Ska ESB
    Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
    Elysian Avatar Jasmine
  5. #1 by far is Newcastle Brown Ale. Completely crapped on as BMC quality, but one of the first beers that got me into craft, and I still love it.

    #2 is Bell's Oberon. Had my first one of the season tonight and it just tastes like summer

    #3 is Leine's Big Eddy IIPA - panned as a BMC product (which it is), but I think it is really good.
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  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Ska ESB is tastiness in a can. I love their summer mixed 12.
  7. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (870) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    I liked Lounger too. So much that I bought a second bottle to cellar for awhile.
  8. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    I cracked one about a month ago and it is drying out and has a mineral flavor that I don't remember it having fresh. Beware. :(
  9. Hamm's Premium
  10. 57md

    57md Advocate (595) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    SA Chocolate Bock and Chocolate-Cherry Bock. I think that both are great treats.

    Also, I liked Roy Pitz Daddy Fat Sacks IPA for more that just the name.
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    If you go purely by the ratings on this site: most Texas beers. IE: the majority of the beer I drink.
  12. pweis909

    pweis909 Advocate (740) Wisconsin Aug 13, 2005 Verified

    It's been over 10 years since I touched a drop of the soft stuff...

    However, there was a time in my life where I wanted to drink beer at dinner but needed to go back to work afterwards to conduct controlled explosions in a lab or write vibrant scientific journal articles. I ran the risk of losing an eye or putting people to sleep, so I needed a clear head. I developed a taste for Sharps, Kaliber, Clausthaler, Buckler, and O'Douls.

    Average BA rating for these beers is 2.30. I've only bothered to review O'Douls - it's my review with the highest rDev at +69%, and O'Douls was my least favorite of these beers. It looks like the market has expanded since those good old days. The BA list for NA beers has hundreds of NA beers now, tantalizing, tempting me to return to a life of sobriety.
  13. nineball

    nineball Aficionado (130) New York Mar 19, 2013

    sam adams summer
    southern tier jahva
  14. anyother

    anyother Aficionado (110) Ohio Oct 20, 2011

    BELGO ANISE STOUT. I loved that beer.
  15. Wild Blue

    Might be because I absolutely love blueberries, but I always liked this....Been a while since I've had it though, and I've had quite a bit more beers since I've last had it, so my palate may have changed, and I never really feel like picking it up over anything else I can get.
  16. kguard

    kguard Savant (365) Iowa Feb 19, 2013

    John Henry 3 lick Spiker Ale.
    Most knock it for being too thin or light. A lot of people want it be a stout, and aren't familiar with black ales.
    Amazing, amazing beer. It should get more love.
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  17. videofrog

    videofrog Advocate (515) Texas Nov 13, 2010 Subscriber

    New Belgium Super Cru - I gave it a 4.5, BA gave it a 3.42. I really enjoyed it, but I guess most just think it average.

    Rogue Voodoo Maple Bacon Doughnut Ale - A very divisive beer here, but I didn't love it or hate it. I gave it a 3.75, which I guess translates to above average. BA gives it a 2.96. Loved the aroma, thought the taste was pretty good. The aftertaste is what I didn't like, though. Ruined my palate for the evening.

    Edit: I need to go back and revisit many of the beers I gave a 5 as a noob. Palate has definitely been re-calibrated since then.
  18. I want to try HB Maibock again either on draft or from a botttle not exposed to light. I bought a single of it before and it was severely skunked.
  19. I just got back from Austin and my absolute favorite beer was (512) Pecan Porter. F**king delicious...
  20. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (330) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    It's strange that you say that (and I've read a couple other reviews saying the same thing) because the bottle I had recently was not nearly as thin as a lot of the reviews stated. I won't say it was as thick as most RIS, but the one I had was sufficiently creamy.
    I mighta gotten lucky. I hope it wasn't just a fluke, cause flavorwise it was great.
  21. Luckily I haven't had that happen to me yet, but you bring up a very good point - why oh why does anyone still sell beer in green or (even worse) clear bottles?o_O
  22. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poobah (1,060) West Virginia Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    According to my reviews, mine would be
    Bud light Lime
    Red Hook ESB
    Wells Banana Bread
  23. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (590) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Verified

    Any of the Innis and Gunn beers. So underrated IMO
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  24. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Advocate (530) Minnesota Aug 21, 2005 Verified

    I actually prefer to think of the more broadly reviewed beers to reflect a better overall judgement of the beer. It seems like they will hit a broader range of palates that way rather than just those seeking out a particular style. Kind of gobbledy-gook, but oh well. o_O
  25. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (270) New York Oct 21, 2004

    Lindeman's Framboise. Lambic snobs (the worst form of beer snobs IMHO) hate it because it isn't authentic. I love authetic lambics as well but really enjoy the taste of this beer. And I can't tell you how many people I've turned onto good beer after introducing this beer to them. A great gateway beer.
  26. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (395) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Verified

    I agree that why I said to take only Hefewiezens with over 100 reviews
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  27. State Pen Porter.
    Probably one of my favorite beers ever.
    It's finally rising to an 86.
    Used to be high 70's.
  28. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    DFH 120
    Founders Devil Dancer
  29. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (695) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Verified

    It doesn't even taste like blueberries. It tastes like someone poured IHOP blueberry syrup into Olde English. :eek:
    To each their own though. That is the point of this thread.

    My pick for this would be Festina Peche. Such a refreshingly tart, fruity beer. One of the only berliner weisses I can find easily too. Only an 82 on BA. Not a bad rating, but I think it is much better than that.
  30. AlexanderSelby

    AlexanderSelby Aficionado (190) Maine Dec 29, 2010 Subscriber

    Fruity and spiced beers get a lot of flack, but I think it is just because it isn't cool anymore and nobody wants to be that person that says he/she likes them. I'll stand up for those still in the "flavored beer closet."

    Shipyard - Pumpkinhead. At the first sign of fall in New England, nothing hits the spot better.
    Magic Hat - #9. May not be as mind-blowing as you thought it was when you were 16, you know it can be delicious when the time is right.
    Peak Organic - Pomegranate Wheat. So juicy!
    Budweiser - Regular. In bottles in the summer on a roof. C'mon!
    New Belgium - Fat Tire. Just because it is so popular doesn't mean it isn't good.
  31. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,520) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    Brown ales. I must be the only BA that likes them :D
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  32. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    , nope, you're not alone.
  33. Left Hand Milk Stout.
  34. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,520) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    The amount of *love* they get here, we are definitely in the minority!
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  35. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    oh well, more for us!
  36. Beerista

    Beerista Zealot (95) Massachusetts Sep 11, 2012

    Saranac Black & Tan
  37. Ha! Like I said it has been a long time since I've had it. My mind could very well be changed at this point, I'd like to find out, but I never feel like picking it up when there's so much else to try!
  38. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Advocate (630) California Mar 2, 2013 Verified

    Dundee Original Honey Brown
  39. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Never understood the hate for this. I only have had a sample or two but I thought it was decent.