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Your Top 3 Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Saison
    Stout (usually imperial/coffee/oatmeal varieties)
    Wheat Ale/Hefeweizen
  2. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (570) Florida May 29, 2011 Verified

    1. Wee Heavy
    2. American IIPA
    3. English Porter
  3. dirtyfab

    dirtyfab Savant (255) New York Oct 21, 2004

    Scottish Ale
    Czech Pils
    RobertColianni and YogiBeer like this.
  4. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    This, with slight amendment. DIPA, RIS, English BW.
  5. IPAs/DIPAs
    Stouts/Imperial Stouts
    YogiBeer likes this.
  6. ipa's
    brown ales
    pale ales

    keepin it simple.
  7. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (415) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    Belgian Dark Strong
  8. WhiteJordan

    WhiteJordan Aficionado (235) Washington Sep 6, 2012 Verified

    Imperial stouts, Sours and IPA/IIPA
  9. English Barleywine
    Tie: IIPA / Belgian Strong(Pale or Dark)Ale
  10. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (510) California Dec 21, 2011 Verified

    Imperial Stouts
    English Barleywines
  11. IPA/DIPA
  12. fvernon

    fvernon Savant (380) Wisconsin Mar 1, 2010

    I really like your thinking - pretty much sums up what I would have said.

    fmccormi likes this.
  13. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Aficionado (195) Florida Jan 20, 2013

    2x IPA
    Brown Ale or Strong Ale
  14. RJM

    RJM Initiate (0) Djibouti Jan 20, 2013

    Belgian Strong Dark
    Smoked Imperial Coffee Chocolate Oatmeal Molasses (and any other darkening thing you can think of OTHER than barrel aging) Stout / Strong Ale
    Faro / Geuze / Other non-fruit Lambic blends
  15. Imperial Stout
    Old Ale's
  16. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    dark ales (distant 3rd)
  17. Shakory

    Shakory Aficionado (185) Wisconsin Jan 10, 2013

  18. bostonlogga

    bostonlogga Zealot (85) Washington Jan 13, 2013

    Right now imperial stouts, coffee stouts, dipa (sub barleywine). Summer time saisons, sours, dipa (sub czech pils)
  19. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (670) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Verified

    Well my palette can certainly change but right now I would say:
    Old Ales
  20. od_sf

    od_sf Savant (430) California Nov 2, 2010

    1. Orval (nothing else like it - a style by itself)
    2. Gueuze
    3. Saison
    Danny1217 likes this.
  21. Same for me. I'd probably say oatmeal stout if forced to chose a stout.
  22. American IPA, BA Impy Stouts and Gueuze
  23. Include DIPA with the IPAs
  24. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (560) California Sep 13, 2009

    Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    Double IPAs
    Imperial Stouts
  25. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Verified

    Milk/Sweet Stouts
    American Double Imperial Stouts
    American/English Porters

    not too close behind is English Barleywines. Only had one, but loved it. Hopefully I'll be able to try more of them!
  26. TongoRad

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

    Munich Helles
    American IPA

    ...in any order, pure bliss all around.
  27. Roger85

    Roger85 Advocate (695) Illinois Aug 24, 2012 Verified

    1: Imperial Stouts. The thicker the better.
    2: IPA's
    3: Most things not BMC
  28. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    BA Stouts, Sours, An Obscure Style You've Probably Never Heard Of.

    *puts on fake tortoise shell horn rims*

    Deal With It.
  29. Atomicskis5

    Atomicskis5 Savant (340) Connecticut Aug 4, 2011 Verified

  30. TheCondor

    TheCondor Savant (405) Missouri Dec 29, 2011

    American Porters / Stouts or Imperial Stouts / Saison - Farmhouse Ale
  31. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Verified

    Imperial stout, quad, saison
  32. Low alcohol beer, American adjunct lager, and American Malt liquor...
  33. In all seriousness, though, I prefer all imperial stouts, Scotch ale/wee-heavy, and Lambic.
  34. Stouts/Porters
  35. moonman14

    moonman14 Aficionado (230) Tennessee Sep 27, 2012 Verified

    Imperial Stouts
    American Wild Ales
  36. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    1. Stouts (All)/Porters
    2. Scotch Ales
    3. Barleywines
  37. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (425) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Verified

    Imperial IPA / Imperial Stout / Wild Ale
  38. 1. Flanders Red Ales
    2. Imperial Stouts
    3. Hefeweizens

    Runners up:
    - Imperial IPAs
    - Old Ales
    - Flanders Oud Bruins
    - American IPAs
    - Quadrupels
    - Tripels
    - American Wild Ales

    Dying to try more Eisbocks, Weizenbocks, Gueuzes, Fruit Lambics, and Bitters.

    It's funny. The last time I answered this kind of thread, Old Ales were in the Top 3. I think Saisons were in the Top 3, too; at least five or six years ago, they were. Also, after last summer's experiment of trying every hefe I could, I appreciate the style all the more. They bumped out DIPAs because there is no hefeweizen I won't finish. The lesser-quality Imperial IPAs give me a really hard time.
  39. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,530) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    1) Any stouts (reg. or imp.)
    2) ESB
    3) American Black Ale
  40. LostHighway

    LostHighway Savant (415) Maine Jan 29, 2007

    1) American Pale Ales
    2) Saisons
    3) Hefeweizen

    runners up:
    Flanders Reds and Oud Bruins
    Belgian Pale Ales

    styles I'd like to see more American breweries producing
    Biere de Garde