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What is your favorite beer style?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mtlasley, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (880) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Verified

    Stouts and Porters.
     
  2. jcreegan

    jcreegan Savant (265) Florida Aug 12, 2010 Subscriber

    Stouts & Porters are the most desired styles for me, however my go to will always be a brown ale.
     
  3. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (530) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Verified

    I'm a malt head... love double bocks and marzens. I also like your run of the mill amber lagers and ales for outdoorsy/golf type consumption.

    IPAs and DIPAs have really grown on me recently, but i'd still pick up a celebrator over pretty much anything else.
     
  4. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Savant (320) Virginia Jan 28, 2012

    Hoppy IPA/DIPA
     
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  5. Whatever you're buying is cool with me.
     
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  6. English Barleywine and Russian Imperial Stouts... but I drink all styles and enjoy each for what they are.
     
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  7. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Savant (375) Michigan Apr 24, 2005 Verified

    My favorite is whatever my next beer is!
     
  8. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Savant (475) Florida Jan 19, 2011 Verified

    Stouts and ipa's!
     
  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    I could probably narrow it down to:
    Rauchbier
    American IPA
    Munich Helles
    Flanders Red

    but after that I would find it difficult to choose. Thankfully I'm not wanting for a continuous flow of quality versions of each one.
     
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I suppose if I were forced to narrow it down I would have to say Russian Imperial Stouts.
     
  11. IPA/DIPA, love a good Porter too.
     
  12. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Can I have your fridge please? I would nut if I opened my fridge and saw all of that, haha.
     
  13. Brunite

    Brunite Savant (430) Illinois Sep 21, 2009

    When the wife wanted a new fridge....I was more than happy to say "sure, dear". I knew that I would get the old one for the basement...all mine!;)
     
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  14. Whatever Firestone Walker blends each year for Anniversary ;)
     
  15. Munich Helles and Munich Dunkel. Based on their record of brewing well-made lagers, I would love to see Great Lakes Brewing brew and bottle both of those styles.
     
  16. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (525) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

    Imperial Stouts and American Strong Ales.

    Love DIPAs, Tripels, Belgian Golden Ales, Barleywines as well. That's prob my top styles, though the only style that I haven't really found a beer I enjoy yet is sours.
     
  17. Weizenbocks, hands down. I am always thrilled to find a brewery that has one, since it isn't represented very well, and I always wonder why this style isn't widely adored. Aventinus is probably my all time single favorite beer. Not far behind in styles though are any kind of Belgian - tripel, strong dark ale, IPA, wit, etc.
     
  18. My favorites depend on the situation:

    All day, any day: Czech Pilsner
    Almost any time: Dubbel
    On occasion: Imperial Stout
    Special occasion: Oude Kriek
     
  19. denver10

    denver10 Poobah (1,020) Colorado Nov 17, 2010

    Guess I would have to say stouts
     
  20. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    -Bal Barleywine
     
  21. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,085) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    I always used to be into big stouts, but I think my tastes have gone in other directions.

    Right now, I'd probably go with doppelbock or in the rare instance that one is available, Kellerbier/Ungespundet.
     
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  22. American IPAS and Imperial IPAs. As you can see from my handle and avatar, I am all about the hops.
     
  23. DIPA.
    But unfortunately it's like a game of Jenga. If a brewer doesn't do get the ingredients in balance (and "balance" in a DIPA can mean different things) the flavors come crashing down in a horrendous mess like no other style can do. And that is why I dislike a poor DIPA more than I dislike poor examples of other styles.

    But damn I love a good DIPA.
     
  24. I could narrow it down to two:

    Munich Helles
    American IPA/DIPA
     
  25. innominat

    innominat Advocate (565) Ireland Jun 20, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    German wheat beers and American IPA
     
  26. Aleforme

    Aleforme Savant (415) Washington Nov 26, 2008 Verified

    American IPA/DIPA is what I'm really enjoying right now but I also still loved a good ESB. And, various Bocks.
     
  27. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Savant (450) Louisiana Aug 23, 2012 Verified

    Dopplebocks. Spaten Optimator fa life
     
  28. I really love a well-done Belgian pale ale
     
  29. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Savant (400) Texas Nov 19, 2012

    IPA all the way! Though, I don't limit myself to just that. I love lots of different styles. I'm a little bit a fiend for stouts as well. I guess IPAs just make my taste buds the most happy lol.
     
  30. alexipa

    alexipa Savant (455) Colorado Oct 7, 2011

    Mine changes constantly. Most recently it's been Old Ales, before that was Oktoberfests, before that was Belgian strong ales.

    If I HAD to pick one style that I always love, it would probably be Oktoberfests.
     
  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    English Barleywines
    Imperial Stouts
    Old Ales
    Wheatwines

    Cheers!
     
  32. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

    BIG STOUT! Barrel aged high gravity brews. Fruity IPAs
     
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  33. always a tough one to answer. ask me again next week and you might get two different responses. i guess it depends on my mood, or what type of kick i'm on... BA stouts and DIPAs are 2 that are usually at or around the top of my list.
     
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  34. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    English Barleywines and -bal Barleywines would be my preferred style more often than not. DIPA would probably fall in there just behind.

    Real talk, if I am honest with myself my favorite style is IPA. Even if I had unlimited access to Barleywines I would break it up with IPAs anyways.

    Imperial Stouts have really slipped on me, unless we are talking Bell's BA Cherry, I still love the style but I really do not desire to drink them often.
     
  35. seplo

    seplo Savant (455) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009

    I have 2, IPA/DIPA an RIS....CHEERS
     
  36. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (260) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    DIPA'S IPA'S and Porters
     
  37. Either DIPA or Imperial Stout, very hard for me to choose as there are examples of both that I just love and I tend to drink an unholy amount of brews from both styles.
     
  38. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Advocate (600) Wisconsin Aug 3, 2010 Verified

    Barleywine, but Imperial/Double IPA and Imperial stout (Russian or American) are close seconds.
     
  39. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Champion (975) Kansas Jul 5, 2009 Verified

    I've narrowed it down to three:
    1. Oatmeal Stout
    2. Amber Ale
    3. Oktoberfest-Marzen
     
  40. scootsmal

    scootsmal Savant (285) New York Aug 15, 2012 Subscriber

    IPA for sure