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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 3, 2013.
IPAs of any type...
Yeah, I'm THAT guy.
Sours for sure and I don't see that ever changing.
High ABV barrel aged beers and that could possibly change.
English Barleywine, Black IPA, Old Ale, Scotch Ale and Cream Ale.
I also don't see myself ever getting into Rauchbiers. Even though I've only had one, which wasn't bad, I can't picture it being something I'd really want to drink much of.
I think I've pretty much ticked all the boxes over the past two years. Every time I thought there was a style I hated, I had my beer buddies intervene and let me try something that blew my mind.
I had serious reservations towards bocks, but have since tried so many good ones that I've learned to accept the fact that it's not because a beer/brewer is crap, that you should reject the style in its entirety.
I honestly can't think of a single style now where I haven't at least tried one amazing example of. Then again: if I have to name something: most pilsners I've liked have been so heavily hopped they were heading more towards the IPA side of the flavor spectrum. Then again, a friend of mine says he has an authentic Czech pilsner for me that's supposed to be amazing. I'll do as I always do: keep an open mind and dive in for the ride!
I haven't been able to get into Gruits. They just seem to taste like cough syrup to me. That being said, I have found that any style done well can be very good, so maybe I just need to find a great Gruit.
I'm happy to take them for proper disposal.
Nope. I mean I won't ever seek a Euro Lager, but I can easily neck one back.
I cringe when people make introductory recommendations to a style, as if drinking a beer is some sort of challenge. Beer is delicious and I haven't met one yet that was a chore.
Smoked beers, sours and stouts with adjunts like coffee and chocolate.
Pumpkin ales, milk stouts, "American blonde ales", had plenty of these and fine I just dont get excited for them for numerous reasons.
Sours. But I haven't given up.
I have a few at home that I will give another go before I completely throw in the towel.
Light beer. Oh wait, someone already said water!
Kolsch and chili beers. I've only had a few of each, but they were hard to choke down.
Wheatwine. Maybe White Chocolate will be good.
Not a big fan of most rye's, I have had a few enjoyable ones, but on the whole I just can't get into them.
Altbier, never had one that I enjoyed. Just can't stand the style and have completely given up on even trying them.
I had a sweet stout once.
For some reason I really can't get into standard brown ales, (English or American) amber ales, and most porters. They bore me. I've found a few porters (Especially baltic and stonger American versions) that are pretty awesome, but the others bore me to death. I'd take a hoppy american pale ale any day over the other styles.
I used to think the same thing... but today I love those styles. It took a lot of trying and buying, but now I'm a big fan of ipas and sours. (Not all of them) There are still plenty of sours out there that I'm not crazy about, but others, like Oro de Calabaza from Jolly pumpkin are outstanding, and fairly approachable to get into. I'd highly recommend that one for starters, as well as a few of brett type saisons like Sofie from Goose Island or Rayon vert from Green flash.
BIPA's; what a silly style.
Lagers and sours... I dont drink a lot of either just dont care for the styles.
Porter. i just seem to be missing some understanding. Haven't tried sours yet.
Wheats/Wits, Tripels, and Belgian Golden/Pale Ales. Too much banana.
I generally pass on barleywines, they don't do much for me
Not a big hef guy.
I haven't been able to enjoy saisons. Also, most "Belgian _____'s" haven't made me go "ahhhhhh" the same way a good IPA, stout, or PA does. The sweet, musty funk kind of turns me off. But I'm still open to trying them for sure. Also, white IPA. I actually really enjoy black IPAs so far, or "Cascadian Dark Ale" if you prefer.
Hefs, super-sours, and some of the belgians (particularly yeasty goldens, pales, and doubles). And all the really light ones.
Anything that has a lemonaid taste in it, like Porch Rocker or All Day IPA.
Sours and smoked beers. Especially sours. I don't understand the desire to drink a spoiled beer.
Matured, is what I believe you meant.
Farmhouse ales and Saisons.
I think the only one I would ever buy again is Zes Zes Zes by FFF.
Wheat based fruit beer, please kill it!!!
Sours, smoked, some Belgians.
IPAs, DIPAs, Imperial IPAs ... basically anything with the letters I, P and A in that order. I take a sniff and appreciate the nice aromas. Nice enough to wear behind your ears actually. But the taste?... No, I don't taste any mango, papaya, and all those other exotic flavors others claim they pick up. All I taste is a one dimensional "bitter". Once in a rare while "bitter" is ok with me, but not very often. When bad things happen, it's said they leave a bitter taste in your mouth. That's for a reason.
I think a lot of the reviews that say they taste those flavors are fucking liars and they should feel bad.
wits, hefes, smoked/rauch, kolchs and non-sour fruit ales
I'll keep an eye out for those. I haven't written off any of those styles off completely. I just haven't found one that really grabbed me. I'll add those recommendations to the list!
Smoked beers taste like beef jerky. Nearly all of them, unless it's mild.
Most wheat beers just bore me.
Brown Ales, Lambics, Scotch Ales, Marzens, Irish Red.
Gose, rauchbier, sahti and kvass.
I think you maybe just wish that you could taste those flavors.
I won't typically turn down any style. I keep trying hefes but I just can't get past that banana/clove combination.