Are there any styles you find yourself having a hard time appreciating?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    If you're drinking a hop bomb and some one says "Oh I taste the subtle notes of a southeast Asian dragon fruit," I'm calling bullshit
     
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  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Which is understandable, but you were referring to mango and papaya... not "subtle notes of a southeast Asian dragon fruit."
     
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  3. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Jun 18, 2010 Virginia
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  4. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

  5. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Welp, it's a good thing everyone's taste receptors are different.
     
  6. audioserf

    audioserf Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I've tried a couple of examples which I enjoy, but nothing about a black IPA or a white IPA keeps me coming back for more.
     
  7. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Try Cigar City Tocobaga.
     
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  8. acevenom

    acevenom Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    I have to go with American light lagers and most American wheat ales. Both fall short for me. Most American wheat ales come off as tasting too papery for me.
     
  9. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Sep 5, 2012 California
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    Sours for me. I've only tried a few, so ill have to try a few more just to make sure.
     
  10. jageraholic

    jageraholic Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Sours, Wit Beers and Summer seasonals.
     
  11. SGToliver

    SGToliver Nov 22, 2012 Washington

    I haven't found an IPA I enjoy yet. I love sours, stouts and real belgian quads not shit that is trying to be belgian.
     
  12. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    I'm a coffee lover too and I find some porters to be woefully inadequate with the bitterness a little too high to appreciate the flavor or the flavor too muted. I tried a Velvet Merlin the other day and really liked it and appreciated the strong coffee expresso flavors that were present. I will have to explore Stouts and Imperial Stouts a little more now that I've had an eye opener.
     
  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    When I read this, my first thought was you've never had a Mikkeller Black Hole ;)
    One of few drainpours in my personal experience.
     
  14. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Fruit beers, anything with Belgian in the name, stouts & porters - all of which are just personal preferences about the styles and have nothing to do with whether they are good or not good. Also - barrel aged beers. For me, the only thing that should be aged in barrels is whiskey.
     
  15. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Wheat beers, Pilsners and Lagers.
     
  16. iKasey

    iKasey Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    It's been said already but pepper-infused beers are a cluster-eff to me. I've had habanero sculpin, Stone's chipotle smoked porter. All that, I hate it. I love spicy foods and all that but the combination in a beer is just foul.
     
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  17. RangnaR

    RangnaR Dec 17, 2012 California

    ^ -- That's exactly how I feel about beers with banana and clove action in them. However, I'm also not into the wild/sour stuff. Of course, I don't like sour milk, either, so that makes sense...
     
  18. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    Stouts and Porters , guess they are one in the same , I know its crazy but for some reason , 75% of the ones I have drank have had an aftertaste that reminds me of a an ash tray that has had water poured into it, not sure why , but I just cant shake it
     
  19. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I literally drink everything except Scotch ales, even other smoked malt beers oddly enough, and trust me I've had plenty of them the only one I can say I enjoyed at all was backwoods bastards but I still didn't really like it. I still have a 4 pack I guess I'll see how it ages.
     
  20. thecraftculture

    thecraftculture Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    Belgiums :(

    I wish I enjoyed them more, there are too many to choose from.

    Cannot forget my hate for smoked flavored beers.
     
  21. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 May 1, 2011 California

    Beers that are too sour... I'm working on it though :)
     
  22. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 May 1, 2011 California

    You gotta love Port/Lost Abbey's Older Viscosity :)
     
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  23. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    I didnt say that they are terrible, I just said that I have a hard time appreciating them for what they are. I just bought Central Waters Y2K and while I thought 80% was delish, I got that barleywine after taste that I dont enjoy.
     
  24. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    Belgians
     
  25. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    +1

    Also not a huge fan of Reds. I enjoy a great IPA but something about an imperial red that I just don't care for.
     
  26. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I love Stone but VE 11.11.11 made me want to die. So yeah, Im throwing peppered beers on my list, too
     
  27. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Count me in on the sours. I have tried probably 8 different ones and I just can't see what all the fuss is about.

    Also, beer that includes Sake or aging in Sake barrels. With that said, I have only had one such beer, Hitchino XH. It was horrid.
     
  28. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Dubbels and such and stuff; black IPAs-OK but don't 'get'; strong ales (seem too, too...you know?); boring wheats; smoked beers; fussy and spicy stuff. I'll still try 'em all, though! Never quite know when the palate will change!
     
  29. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    Kvass - it just tastes like liquid rye bread to me and I don't get it.
     
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  30. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Coffee flavored stouts, almost all porters, brown ales...but I do enjoy some Imperial Russian Stouts and Baltic Porters
     
  31. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    You might prefer English style or sweet barleywines. Many so called American style barleywines are really like triple IPAS with extra crazy maltiness...lot sof them suck, some i think are great but i much much prefer the sweeter less hoppy ones. In fact i think lots of American style ones get better after year or two when the hopiness seems to fade. But then you have to want the crazy maltiness...the big English style ones usually have that in spades.
     
  32. Schwantz

    Schwantz Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Doggy...sorry had to do it...reading backlogs it's obligatory. Belgian Sock funk.
     
  33. BeastLU

    BeastLU Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Pilsners and English style IPAs...
     
  34. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Saisons and sours.
     
  35. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Hefe and Belgium. Just can't do it.
     
  36. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    American saisons. Ive only had a few, and most local saisons have been pretty light and just kind of there.

    Now a Belgian Saison, hell yes. a sour saison, even more hell yes. Straight American brewed saison, no thanks.

    Now German Lagers, ill take any of them not labelled Spaten.
     
  37. vthippie

    vthippie Dec 18, 2012 Vermont


    You mean mature milk right? Put me down for sours and saisons too. Putting Brett in your beer on purpose is like letting the dandelions grow unchecked and call it a flower garden.
     
  38. BierGartenok

    BierGartenok Apr 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    Adjunct Lagers
     
  39. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    Barleywines are definitely a difficult beer. So much booze and sweet and unique flavor. I have encountered some I like and other's I will drink but definitely don't love. Not a beer I hate, just don't... appreciate!
     
  40. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Smoked beers and pumpkins
    Can't stand either
     
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