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Most Appealing Looking Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Just a fun little thread. I know that appearance is one of the least important things when it comes to judging beers. But I'm one of those that gets excited upon seeing a "sexy" beer in a glass. (As do other, I'm sure/hope.) Anyways, what style of beer do you find to have the most appealing appearance? Myself? I love the look of a properly poured hefeweizen (gimme yeast. gimme head.) into the proper glass (a weizen glass of course). You?
  2. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I have these huge snifters that I like to pour only a few ounches of an imperial stout in. Love the way that looks.
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  3. That drop in an English Dry, Oatmeal, or Imperial Stout... Dirty, dirty sex in a glass.
    Guinness and Green Flash Double Stout both do it best.
  4. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I had a BA rasputin and she was a pretty little thing. Jet black with a thin mocha ring and a pungent aroma of bourbon.
  5. flemish reds, lambics, hefeweizens, imperial stouts , the way black butte has a gorgeous brown head to match its dark black body ;)!
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  6. The liquid golden brilliance of a pils.
  7. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I love the way this looks


    the picture doesn't really do it justice, but a 12 ounce bottle of Yeti always pours perfectly into the Great Divide Yeti snifters.

    A few of my other favorites. The way that old rasputin looks on nitro, perfect cascade, unreal head retention. Pliny poured perfectly into a tulip, it looks just like an awesome sunset. Last, but absolutely not least, a perfectly poured pint of SNPA, the granddaddy of all American hoppy beers.
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Guinness or any other nitro.

    Dat Cascadin' Eff't, bro.

    Also a good vintage of DFH 120 Minute IPA has this beautiful red hue in the glass with wonderful alcohol legs (of course).
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  9. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I love all the yetis!
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  10. TongoRad

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

  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Imperial Red or the really purple/plum colored "quads"
  12. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    The color of this beer was awesome.[​IMG]
    I like the looks of a copper colored IPA with a big thick head also.[​IMG]
    This isn't all that pretty but the sugar crystals forming on the inside of the glass was cool.[​IMG]
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  13. Hefeweissen
  14. steveh

    steveh Champion (970) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    Uh... all of them?
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I love the look of a super dark, thick RIS when I pour it. It just gets me so excited.
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  16. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (725) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Subscriber

    Damn near anything with me, but I am a sucker for the reddish to purple tints some beers have in the body. I think how it looks is as important a part of the experience as everything else. I did actually use the words visually stunning about a recent beer...
  17. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    I'm not saying CCB Marshal Zhukov is the best stout out there (although it is in my opinion, lol) but damn if it isn't one of the best pours in the beer world. That thick motor oil stout with that almost as dark and creamy head, it is breathtaking!

  18. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Poobah (1,030) Kentucky Mar 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    German beers aren't bad looking.
  19. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Fantastic! Wow...
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  20. taxman

    taxman Savant (285) Illinois Feb 22, 2012

    You know you're getting older when a beer in a glass is what you think is sexy! I bet that your fantasies aren't what they used to be, either.
  21. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    My first attempt at homebrewing.
  22. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I love it when a stout lets absolutely no light through. You hold it up to the light, and even at the very edges of the glass - nothing but black.
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  23. RStang13

    RStang13 Savant (335) New Jersey Jun 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    there's beer in that picture?
  24. Got to say I really like that Left Hand Nitro Stout when you first pour it. That's an amazing beer all around.
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  25. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 23, 2007

    1) Anything poured from a beer engine.
    2) A violent saison w/ a big sloppy soapy head.
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  26. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    I really like Saisons that have big, rocky heads. It's so cool to watch it slowly dissipate away.
  27. This. I've yet to see a better looking beer than a Duvel poured into a Duvel goblet.
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  28. Gutes_Bier

    Gutes_Bier Advocate (525) Germany Jul 31, 2011

    I see your Bock and raise you a Bock!
  29. TongoRad

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

    OOh- that's a beaut! The bock family has such great saturated color, clarity and head retention no matter which one you choose.
  30. An opqaue black stout or porter with a tight dark khaki head that lasts.
  31. herrburgess

    herrburgess Poobah (1,035) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    The beer that changed the world's perspective on what beer can look like, Pilsner Urquell (from my preferred perspective):

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  32. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    When I give Old Rasputin an aggressive pour into my smaller snifter and it overflows a bit...pretty much my "Money Shot" of beer porn.
  33. mellowmark

    mellowmark Advocate (630) Minnesota Mar 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    For an outside observer you would be hard pressed to find a better looking beer than a well-made room temperature Tripel.
  34. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    A jet black stout with a foamy mocha head. Just makes me want to slurp it up immediately.

    There's also something to be said about a nice, well-carbonated Kolsch on a summer day.
  35. OobyDoobyLou

    OobyDoobyLou Aspirant (35) Dec 31, 2012

    As far as appearance is concerned, nothing looks better than a porter or stout served in either a snifter or pint glass. I personally LOVE the way Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout looks in my Great Divide snifter! Cheers!
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  36. herrburgess

    herrburgess Poobah (1,035) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Although I generally find filtered beers more aesthetically pleasing, there's something about a cloudy Franconian Kellerbier (this is a Mahr's Ungespundetes) with that rocky head of foam, achieved with no added CO2...

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  37. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    I really love those Belgian IPAs and Belgian Strong Darks with towering rocky heads that leave a fluffy mound in the bottom of the glass. My friend and I got hammered one day and he called that "tactical head."
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  38. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    I call that a "boner head."
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  39. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    All beers get purdier at closin' time.
  40. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    Also...Any beer that left the glass just completely coated with a fine dense lace is tops in my book.