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What is your favorite beer style?

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

  1. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (550) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    Right now I would say big BA stouts. However I am assuming my palate will develop, change over time so I am excited about others as well.
  2. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009


    Oh, you have one barleywine review, that's cute.

    ;)
  3. Yeah... Working on changing that. I just sometimes don't do reviews, or do notes and take way too long to transcribe them. You may have the crown... for now...
  4. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (385) California Dec 21, 2011

    Oatmeal Stouts and English Barleywines
  5. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Galaxy hopped IPAs and Pales ftw
  6. Hoppy spicy Belgians, farmhouse/saisons, Jack's Abby lagers, not in that order though. Jacks Abby #1!
  7. This is where I am, but throw in imperial stouts and barleywines.
  8. mverity

    mverity Savant (405) Florida Oct 6, 2012

    For about 5 years I couldn't get my hands on enough IPAs/DIPAs. I would try every single one I would see, and still be in search of more. I would still drink other styles, especially Belgian Quads. About a year ago, I realized that there are far too many IPAs on the market, and most of them are less than amazing. Lately I've been imbibing a lot more Barleywines, Saisons, Stouts of all types, and still a fair share of Quads. My favorite beer is still the one in my hand.
  9. I drink alot of IPAs, but if I dont know what to get at a bar and Im stuck, i almost always grab a porter or black ale/lager. If Edmund Fitzgerald or Siberian Night is around, thats my fallback option.

    Also, I tend to rely on German light lagers as well.
  10. haddon

    haddon Savant (285) Kentucky Jul 13, 2009

    Really depends on my mood but sorry to say, I'm rarely in the mood for a porter.
  11. Brown Ale, Porter, Bock, Barleywine
  12. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    Tis the season!

    The Barleywine-Strong Ale distinction has always baffled me a little, it's such a grey area to how or if they are actually two different things. I get that a Belgian Strong is different because it utilizes Belgian yeast, but an American Strong Ale and a Barleywine just strike me as one and the same.

    Attention Cicerones on BA please clear this up for me!
  13. baconman91

    baconman91 Savant (495) Ohio Dec 13, 2009

    - ive become a HUGE IPA guy ovr the last 2yrs..tried as many as i cld/can- Always

    Great Lakes "Nosferatu" was EPIC this yr..and mostly always! (tho an Imperial "Red" Ale)
    -so was the GL "Lake Erie Monster"
    & Sierra's "Hoptimum"
  14. amhatfield3

    amhatfield3 Aficionado (150) Ohio Dec 27, 2012

    any Great Lakes brew! also Monty Pythons Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery!!!! thats the best!
  15. paulytasker

    paulytasker Savant (335) New York May 16, 2012

    Huge fan of Oatmeal Stouts.... although i have an ever growing infactuation with Dopplebocks.
  16. Saisons's and IPA'S
  17. Hands down, IPA - the bigger the hop bomb the better.
  18. ESB's. They are like me, really interesting and under-appreciated!
  19. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (550) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    BA stouts first and then strong ales such as various Bruery varieties second. I am still sampling various styles but these are my favs. Least fav are extremly hoppy IPA's.
  20. Quad/Belgian Strong Dark
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  21. Stouts and saisons.
  22. Dagsy

    Dagsy Aficionado (210) California Dec 21, 2012

    Double/Imperial Stouts...though I've been drinking a lot of sours lately
  23. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Savant (365) New York Jan 23, 2011

    Stouts have always been my favorite, but I've really been drinking a lot of IPAs the last year or so.
  24. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (385) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    I go through phases, but ambers are pretty much what I think of when I think "beer". Balanced and delicious.
  25. All belgian everything. Also ipas and stouts.
  26. BJCP Style 12A - Brown Porter... VERY closely followed by 14B - American IPA
    Trying to add some specificity to the thread :)
    "stout"? come on!
  27. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    Scottish ales > Marzens > Stouts > Porters > everything else (because I can't think of a style I don't enjoy!)
  28. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (410) Texas Dec 11, 2006

    Belgian Strong Dark Ales...especially after a long day at the ranch.
  29. 1. Anything blonde and Belgian - single abbey, saison, Belgian IPA, Tripel, Witbier, geuze,BSPA
    2. DIPA
    3. Russian Imperial Stout
    4. American IPA

    Im generally not into barleywines and old ales-otherwise I like it all
  30. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Initiate (0) Kentucky Oct 25, 2012

    American IPAs followed by big ass stouts.
  31. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (335) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Lately IPA's and flavored porters.
  32. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (730) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    American IPA
    Imperial Stout
    Gueuze
    Fruit Lambic
    Saison
  33. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    very hard question answer....

    I like many styles (though mostly not lagers) and general prefernces have evolved very considerably over the last decade
    but in no particular order:

    English barleywine/Old Ale
    gueuze
    saison
    fruit beers
  34. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Aficionado (165) Nov 23, 2012

    This changes too much. Started stout, went lager for a bit, came back to ale via IPA and currently I'm in the middle of an imp stout kick.
  35. LOCAL

    LOCAL Savant (315) New Hampshire Oct 29, 2006

    Over all favorite style is Barleywine, either American or English.
  36. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Disciple (60) Virginia Apr 10, 2012

  37. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (500) California Sep 13, 2009

    1st - Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    2nd - Imperial Stouts
    3rd - Quads
  38. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Savant (490) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Weizenbock-Aventinus
    Generally my favorite styles are the darker ones, stouts, porters, dopplebocks, barley wines, scotch ales, old ales, brown ales, etc etc.
  39. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Savant (490) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

  40. Favorites: Quads,Tripels,Stouts,Porters,Lambics,Sours
    Least Favorites: IPAs,DIPAs,Bitters

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