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What is your favorite beer style?

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

  1. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Aficionado (175) California Jan 3, 2012



  2. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    anything barrel-aged.
  3. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Aficionado (175) California Jan 3, 2012

    Actually, Wet Hop
  4. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Savant (330) Ohio Jan 15, 2010

    Just something about a well made Pilsner.
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  5. I've been on a huge German kick as of late and find it almost impossible to pick a favorite.

    Pilsners, Marzen, Doppelbocks, Weisenbocks, Hefeweisens, Berliner weiss, etc.

    I love them all so much.
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  6. beerserks

    beerserks Savant (360) Texas Oct 19, 2010

    A good Belgian PA/IPA and American IPA/DIPAs. Also pretty much all variations of stouts(imperial, chocolate, RIS, milk, etc...) Oh and Saisons! Hell yea...
  7. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Aficionado (185) Oregon Jan 5, 2012

    Don't have one particular style narrowed down as a fave...more depends on the mood, temperature, location, and company kept.

    That being said, I'm currently swollen for Imperial Stouts.
  8. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Aficionado (135) Oct 9, 2012

    This is a tough one. The style I choose is dependent on so many factors such as mood, time of year, setting, company, etc., etc., etc. When I'm done with yard work I may want a hefeweisen or a brown ale. On a cold winter night maybe an imperial stout or a barleywine. However, no matter time or place, my tops would probably be Trappist Ales
  9. spoony

    spoony Champion (770) Colorado Aug 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    All of you (except one or two) are wrong because you did not say gueuze, and gueuze is obviously the best style out there.

    Sarcasm aside, gueuze is seriously my favorite. The complexities in a good gueuze are tough to beet. Belgian quads and IIPAs are probably tied for second. Saisons fourth.
  10. Labeorphile

    Labeorphile Aficionado (230) Texas Sep 27, 2012

    I'm relatively new to "good beer". I thought Belgians were the best things ever invented until I discovered porters (still love Belgians, though). Looking forward to stouts. Wasn't a big fan of really hoppy IPAs, but I stumbled across Stone IPA and thought it was amazing.
  11. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    I loves me some porters
  12. jolson

    jolson Aspirant (30) Illinois Nov 22, 2012

    A good Hefeweizen sure is tough to beat any day of the year. SN Kellerweis and Paulaner are my go-to's.
  13. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (470) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    IPA and DIPA. Just find the hop and bitterness in those particular styles to be of my liking.
  14. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (570) New York Jan 30, 2011 Beer Trader

  15. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Savant (300) Wisconsin Nov 17, 2010

    Belgian Strong Ales, perhaps because I can't afford them as much as I'd like too, nor can I handle their drinkability/alcohol content ratio.
    Stouts/Porters are a good second place, as they are usually affordably priced and relatively low alcohol for the amount of time one can invest in them. I never rush through a RIS the way I could a Duvel.
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  16. mychalg9

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

    Belgian Quad/BDSA
  17. When I first got into craft beer (my Magic Hat era) I loved wheat beers. I couldn't even drink a Pale Ale. Now that I'm older and have tried countless beers, there's nothing like a big, dark, rich, creamy, heavy, chocolately stout.
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  18. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    Russian Imperial Stouts
    American Double Stouts
    Belgian Quadrupels
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  19. Porters
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  20. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Savant (445) Minnesota Mar 26, 2011

    DIPAs but also lovin some BDSAs and Quads.
  21. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts
    Imperial Stouts
  22. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flavored stouts and porters: Coffee, Vanilla, chocolate, etc.
  23. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Advocate (530) Colorado Nov 24, 2011

    Ales are my favorite, lagers a close second.
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  24. While I can never pass up a good Russian imperial stout or American barleywine, my palate goes through phases from one extreme to another. Nothing but IPA/DIPA last night, and tonight it's schwarzbier and German pilsener.
  25. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sours. Particularly Flanders reds and krieks. If its sour, though, I'll most likely love it.

    After sours I love the American double/imp stout and porters.

    I love a nice citrusy IPA but they mess with my blood thinner meds so I don't drink them often.
  26. RIS , (special occasion , ie "holidaze")
    Stouts & Porters , (anytime)
    Pumpkin Ale (seasonal)
  27. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    Saisons would be my favorite style, so many interpretations that still fit into the style and ideally they all have that underlying tartness...
  28. sampx

    sampx Aficionado (205) Missouri Sep 11, 2007 Beer Trader

    Russian Imperial Stouts and Sours/Wild Ales
  29. Higy

    Higy Aficionado (245) Indiana Feb 9, 2012

    The question should be "which style do you dislike"? the only one that comes to mind is hot pepper beers. I have bought two different pepper beers & I couldn't stomach them to finish them. Other than that I have never meet a beer I didn't like. With a gun pointed at my head I would choose Sour.
  30. american pale ale from the south hands down
  31. I'm a huge fan of Belgian Style beers particularly Dubbels.
  32. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (860) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Quads, Olde ales, Belgian Strong Darks, English Brown, Belgian Pale ale, tripels, altbier, eisbock
  33. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) New York Nov 30, 2007

    a good oatmeal stout or a good ipa
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  34. Barrel aged old ales and imperial stouts.
  35. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    Vienna Lager
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  36. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Aficionado (185) Oregon Jan 5, 2012




  37. smakawhat

    smakawhat Poobah (1,310) Maryland Mar 18, 2008 Subscriber

    In no particular order...

    1. Tripel
    2. Kölsch
    3. Rauchbier
    4. Bière de Champagne (Brut)
    5. American IPA
    6. Flanders Red and Oud Bruin
  38. Dcor

    Dcor Aficionado (160) Florida Aug 27, 2012

    Stouts and Porters this time of year, just taste right during the holidays.
  39. it all depends on the climate, but overall i'd say ipas/iipas
  40. vienna/amber lagers

    nothing else will do.