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Are there any flavors that you appreciate more because of beer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DSlim71, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    I was drinking a Flanders Oud Bruin last night and really enjoyed the cherry flavor I was getting from the beer. It's funny because I don't like cherries by themelves all that much. The same thing goes for a few other styles like coffee stouts. I'm not really a big coffee drinker, but love the flavor when combined with the components of a stout. So this leads to my question, are there any flavors or foods you enjoy more because of beer?
  2. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (331) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    I used to hate cat piss but now I drink it like a fish. I eat the shit out of some horse blankets these days too.
  3. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Poo-Bah (1,560) Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    White Grapefruit for sure
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  4. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Doppelbocks turned me on to figs, dates, etc. Fig newtons have become one of my favorite types of cookies, especially to eat while drinking something dark and malty.
  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Bud Light flavor makes me appreciate real beers. PBR reminds me that I dislike sweatsocks.

    BEERMILER12 Poo-Bah (2,276) Sep 11, 2010 Maine

    Most certainly weasel poop coffee
  7. mborden

    mborden Initiate (172) Jan 28, 2009 New York

    Not a flavor or food, but a scent. My wife uses this grapefruit facial scrub in the morning and every time I go in the bathroom after her and smell that, it makes my mouth water for a nice, floral IPA.
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  8. brianthelion23

    brianthelion23 Initiate (0) May 21, 2012 California

    Whiskey and bourbon. Now i can actually drink it straighy and taste the flavor profiles rather then just a strong burn
  9. StJamesGate

    StJamesGate Poo-Bah (3,586) Oct 8, 2007 New York
    Beer Trader

    After enough OA'd imperial stouts, I now pick it up in wine where I'd never noticed it before.
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  10. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (219) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Whiskey, Bourbon and Coffee.. and cat piss.
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  11. JCam9981

    JCam9981 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina

    I'm the same way - I couldn't stand even the smell of whiskey or bourbon a few years ago. Now with the popularity of BBL beers, I've turned into a big bourbon and scotch drinker...much to my wallet's chagrin.
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  12. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Since I started reviewing beers, I now appreciate the subtle flavors in most good food and drinks. I also have a greater appreciation for good wine and scotch now too.
  13. PangaeaBeerFood

    PangaeaBeerFood Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2008 New York

    It's definitely given me an appreciation for bitterness, particularly bitter greens. I used to hate bitter salads, but after finding IPA's, I could put back a whole plate of radicchio and love it.
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  14. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    farm stink, cat piss, hay, cucumber, peach, wood (learned from wine but now notice it much more), pear, sage,
    And of course varying degrees of sourness/acidity in general

    And i also now really love carbonated/sparkling waters. after years of noticing the different effects of varying levels of carbonation from a a lambic busting out of the bottle to a old strong ale so flat and still that it looks like milk, i really feel like different strength carbonated waters and flavored waters vary considerably.
    In fact i like it so much i bought a water carbonating machine and i make sparking water every day
    (often it replaces beer when i can't/don't want alcohol or lots of calories too)
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  15. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (728) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Licorice. I was never a big fan of licorice but I do love the flavor now especially when it is mixed with the typical stoout flavors
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  16. Avangion

    Avangion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    I second bitterness in general as something I've grown to appreciate with a nod also to carbonation. I think it wasn't just beer but also green tea and a brief fascination with Yerba Mate. Double IPAs really sold me on it in the end. I've gotten to the point where I tell people I enjoy foods that taste like dirt, grass, and rotten fish. Yum. Come be like me.
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  17. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,357) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Mango and Papaya for sure also Toffee
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  18. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,319) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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  19. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    Not that I appreciate flavors more because of beer but I've carried over my love of coffee and brown sugar to my beer drinking. I drink mostly darker beers, imperial stouts and Belgiam Darks. I'm just as big of a coffee geek as I am a beer geek...
  20. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I was the opposite, I used to hate coffee. Now some of my favorite beers are coffee forward.
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  21. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've always hated coffee, but I love the coffee beers. My wife thinks that if I try black coffee I'll like it, but I really don't need another vice in my life.
  22. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Horse Blanket/Compost/Manure!
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  23. TicoCali

    TicoCali Disciple (346) Jul 25, 2010 California

  24. stephens101

    stephens101 Poo-Bah (2,122) May 5, 2006 Oklahoma
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I have found I dislike vinegar a lot more than I did before trying some sours. Maybe that should be another thread. Sorry.
  25. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    All of them!
  26. AlexFields

    AlexFields Meyvn (1,277) Dec 13, 2009 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    Vanilla. Crazy about all things with real vanilla bean flavor, and it was beer that started me on that kick.

    And sour things in general--I was never one of those kids who loved eating warheads or whatever but sour beer made me realize how much I like sour stuff in general.
  27. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Because of beer, i feel i can now move on to tasting wine and drinking bourbon without vomiting. :wink:
  28. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    wet hay, sweaty feet, horse blankets, vinegar, diapers and overripe fruits
  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

  30. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    No. I definitely like grapefruit a lot less.
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