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What is your favorite beer style?

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

  1. German pilsners. I drank a lot of them this summer but haven't had many with the fall and winter seasonals being released. I had a Victory Harvest Pils last night though and remembered what I've been missing.
  2. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Advocate (535) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stout > Saison > IPA
  3. Probably Double or Russian Imperial Stouts and sours at this time...
  4. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (950) Missouri Nov 8, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I dunno yet. I am still tasting 'em. I do know I haven't tried belgians, lambecs and saisons yet.
  5. Porter.
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  6. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Advocate (730) District of Columbia Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    IPA/IIPA, by a fairly wide margin.
  7. wbumgarner

    wbumgarner Aficionado (160) Jul 16, 2012

    IPA's then Saisons or Hefe's
  8. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    America IPAs, big citrus flavors.
  9. endovelico

    endovelico Savant (345) Portugal Jul 25, 2008

    Depends on the weather, time of day, mood, what side of the bed i woke up on and how the planets are aligned that particular day.
  10. JMB

    JMB Zealot (80) Virginia Sep 7, 2012

    Vienna Lagers...
  11. JMB

    JMB Zealot (80) Virginia Sep 7, 2012

    Vienna Style Lagers...
  12. I agree. I would only swap out EIP for Baltic Gose.
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  13. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Advocate (550) Texas Jun 25, 2011

    AGED beers. It is so much fun to see what cellaring can do to a beer. Have a crappy wheat ale? Maybe it becomes a sour a couple months past date. Maybe a forgettable barley wine with 3 years of age is suddenly in your top ten. The mystery man, the MYSTERY!

    Oh, "aged" isn't a style you pedantic thread-shitter? Barley wine then.
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  14. TheCondor

    TheCondor Savant (405) Missouri Dec 29, 2011

    Porters are my personal favorite. This is followed closely by Imperial Russian Stouts and Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy. They are all so awesome. I started out with IPA, but switched to porters a few years ago. Been in love since.

    However I do love some Belgian Strong Ale and Saison/Farmhouse too. There are so many to choose from!
  15. samwinch

    samwinch Initiate (15) Nov 26, 2012

    My favorite beer is FREE beer.
    Though, to narrow it down, I like so-called "fancy beers," not the watery American mass-market beers like Bud, Miller Lite, Rolling Rock, etc.
  16. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Advocate (730) District of Columbia Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    oh for the love of god
  17. I don't know what my absolute favorite is, but recently my fridge has featured a bunch of Imperial Red Ales.
  18. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    But Baltic Gose is just a made-up style.
  19. Andech's dopplelbock is mostly likey the best beer I'll ever drink. I drank it for 2 years while stationed in Germany from 1977-79.
    That said, my favorite style is Double IPA..or Imperial IPA.
  20. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Savant (390) Texas Nov 27, 2012

    I am starting to heavily favor Porters but I wanted some opinions on this.
  21. cyrushire

    cyrushire Champion (855) Florida May 25, 2012 Beer Trader

  22. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    Irrelevant unless we trade, but just in case send me all your Barleywines.
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    THANAT0PSIS Advocate (610) Wisconsin Aug 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    Fuck you, Chadquest, Barleywine (American) is my favorite style. There can be only one!

    I honestly love every style except pilsner, lager, bock, porter, and sour/wild, though. Eventually, I'm certain I'll find "that" beer in each of those styles, and be an equal opportunity drinker.

    Also, I can't see preferring porters to stouts. Porters just seem like the stout's little, less interesting brother.
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  24. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Double/Imperial stouts by far. Followed by Pale Ales
  25. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    I love many styles, but at the moment I'm favoring American & Belgian Strong Ales
  26. I've gone full circle and although I love and drink many styles I find myself going straight for the mild when I see one available.
  27. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Barleywines/old ales, in both the American and English styles. I love the rich, rich malts in both and the occasional juicy, dank hop bliss that comes from the best American examples like Mirror Mirror, Old Ruff, Behemoth, etc.
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  28. Sours and barrel aged imperial stouts :)
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  29. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (280) Florida Jul 30, 2011



    That is all.
  30. jklinck

    jklinck Savant (265) Washington Jul 23, 2007

    West Coast IPA/DIPA, German Pilsner and Saison. In other words I like dry beers, mostly.
  31. Porter is the father of stout, not its little brother.
  32. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    IPAs, Biere De Gardes and any kind of sour beer.
  33. vernalagnia

    vernalagnia Disciple (60) Vermont Dec 3, 2010

    Two favorites are probably English barleywines and wits. No internal logic to that one.
  34. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Stouts 1st and foremost, 2nd favorite goes to everything else.
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  35. seakayak

    seakayak Savant (440) Massachusetts May 20, 2007

    Funny how taste evolves with exposure to new things - three years ago I was satisfied that the ultimate taste was a Belgian Strong Pale Ale (Duvel) - after this weekend I'm satisfied that I'll never top Smuttynose Robust Porter.
  36. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Zombie Dust. Whatever the fuck style you consider it.
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  37. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    I'd be a happier man if there were more Bocks and bitters to choose from
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  38. American IPAs
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  39. seakayak

    seakayak Savant (440) Massachusetts May 20, 2007

    I had my first Founder's Breakfast Stout this weekend - what a special treat that is. Poured like used motor oil that smells like chocolate coffee - and it was delicious!
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  40. This. Although I'm not too wild about DIPA. Too malty for my taste.