I'm curious what sort of alcohol by volume you guys prefer. I know it can vary tremendously depending on the occasion, but in general I tend to prefer lower alcohol by volumes. All the beers I drink are 7% or below and the majority are in the range of 4-6%. I suspect part of the reason for this is because back when I first started drinking beer I tended to think of the lower abv as one of the features that separated it from wine and liquor and that was one of the things which attracted me to it. Flavor wise I've never enjoyed beers that have a significant alcoholic flavor as much as their lower abv counterparts, and these days I limit my alcohol consumption to about one standard drink per day most days so high abv means I feel restricted in the quantity I can drink as one 12 oz beer at 12% is already more alcohol than I'd like a lot of the time. I remember when I first discovered beer advocate I was shocked that nearly all the top rated beers had such high abv. I am sure I could learn to appreciate these beers if I tried but for the time being I am content with what I am used to.