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

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

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  1. fearfactory

    fearfactory Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts
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    It's come to my attention that I can never finish anything from a cask. The boredom sets my eyes adrift, they lock on something cold, fresh, and carbonated, and it's over.

    My first sour was a struggle to put down, but damn, 10 minutes later, I was craving another!
     
  2. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Too many to list...srs.
     
  3. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    I might get shot for this one but, IPAs. My gosh, I've tried to like them. I mean Celebration was okay, but the other ones that I've tried (Union Jack, SA Whitewater IPA, and a couple IPAs from a bar in Boston) all tasted the same, all like grapefruit. Seriously, are there IPAs out there that don't taste like insanely bitter grapefruit?
     
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  4. Chaney

    Chaney Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    I'd say the triple IPA. I know that's not actually a style according to BA, but many breweries bill some of their offerings as such. I could honestly do without Devil Dancer, Hop Dam, and DFH 120.
     
  5. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Jan 23, 2011 New York

    Pilsners, Wits and Pale Ales. I drink all three, just not very often.
     
  6. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Witbiers. mehhhhhhhhh

    I also hate anything heavy on coriander or lemongrass
     
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  7. jhartley

    jhartley Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I pick up the citrus and fruity aroma's from west coast style IPA's when drinking them. I don't feel bad about that.
     
  8. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 May 13, 2008 Ohio

    Have not been a fan of the spiced up Winter/Christmas beers. Although I did enjoy some spiced pumpkin beers this fall.
     
  9. ComRock12

    ComRock12 Sep 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Pilsners. Never really have enjoyed them. That and the majority of coffee beers, too many taste like wet grounds and not well
    brewed coffee, but the good ones are fantastic.
     
  10. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    DIPA's ad pretty much anything that calls itself Imperial
     
  11. cyraschris

    cyraschris Dec 15, 2012 Florida

    Farmhouse ales and Saisons are the only ones I've had to drain pour so far. I really enjoy many other Belgian varieties and was excited and just couldn't do it. Tried a few to be sure I didn't get a bad batch or maybe it was just that particular brand or style. I haven't tried any sours yet, but the thought puts me off. I'll try eventually, probably sooner than later though I'm sure.
    I don't dislike IPA's, but I've come to realize I'm very picky about them is all.
     
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  12. Thecherryman

    Thecherryman Dec 8, 2010 Arizona

    American Wild Ales/Sours!
     
  13. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Love this. Too many American brewers try to do a tripel or Belgian "Golden Ale" and they usually just taste like sweet candied pineapple booze syrup. Same with wits and hefes. Most Euro styles are delicate, intricate, and artful, with techniques perfected over centuries of brewing tradition. American brewers should tread lightly and not make these styles unless they really know what they are doing.
     
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  14. kpacedo

    kpacedo Nov 24, 2009 California
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    Gangnam.
     
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  15. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Something about scotch ales
     
  16. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I can definitely pick up some citrus and such, but sometimes some reviews are just ridiculous in the adjectives that they use that make me think they are liars and terrible people.
     
  17. jhartley

    jhartley Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Gotcha! And I agree. I haven't posted a review in a few months, I am just enjoying what I am drinking without trying to come up with some artfully penned review.
     
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  18. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I've actually never reviewed on BA.

    I just blog about them :p
     
  19. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Same here, but I do plan on visiting Schlenkerla in the spring when I am in Bamberg.
     
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  20. adamette

    adamette Aug 23, 2007 Ohio

    Hey, thanks for the good advice...it took me a LONG time to come around to IPAs so possibly Barleywines will take me a similar amount of time...
     
  21. adamette

    adamette Aug 23, 2007 Ohio

    Great Lakes Eliot Ness should be tried as well before making conclusions about Ambers.
     
  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Tripels, Dubbels. :(
     
  23. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Dragonfruit; the most dissapointing fruit ever. Its gorgeous on the outside, bland and white and flavorless on the inside!
     
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  24. Siriusfisherman

    Siriusfisherman Aug 23, 2011 Colorado

    Try dem bayou wata', dem wata' got dat funk
     
  25. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    LOL. We sell i fresh where I work, and people are always sooo sad... esp since it's $7/apiece...
     
  26. srandycarter

    srandycarter Aug 4, 2006 California

    "Malt Liquor" Yuck.
     
  27. srandycarter

    srandycarter Aug 4, 2006 California

    I just like the red dress :)
     
  28. Fuzzycuffs

    Fuzzycuffs Aug 8, 2012 Oregon

    American attempts at Belgian Golden Ales. They tend to overdo the spices and either add adjunct, or skimp on the grains altogether. Ends up tasting like a weak spice tea, and the high alcohol content gives you a headache. Anything with cherry added tastes like cough syrup to me, even if the cherries are real.
     
  29. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

  30. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    Hefs, Wits, all wheat ales.. pilsners.. lagers..
     
  31. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
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    IPA, Double IPA, Imperial IPA, Black IPA.
     
  32. Adamdc

    Adamdc Nov 18, 2007 Massachusetts

    Coffee stouts
    Spiced beers (most pumpkin beers and winter warmers)
    Black IPA's
    Scotch Ales
     
  33. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    And there are NO dragons.
     
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  34. jnoff78

    jnoff78 Sep 22, 2012 Wisconsin
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    It's hard to find a light lager that is great. Some are good but not great. Also, Belgium Strongs are a hard sell.
     
  35. MortarPestle

    MortarPestle Dec 7, 2008 Indiana
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sours, stouts and porters. The list may grow as I try some of the other styles mentioned here.
     
  36. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    wheat beers just dont do much for me. they have to really bring it for me to appreciate them.
     
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  37. vlodko62

    vlodko62 Oct 1, 2009 Minnesota

    I like IPAs, but just can't handle the Double or Imperial IPA style. I love Stone IPA, but Ruination... it was my ruin.
     
  38. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Nope and THATS why I love EM !!!
     
  39. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    Sours, Barleywines
     
  40. slangtruth

    slangtruth Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Everything I've had that says "doppelbock" (including Celebrator) I find too sweet. I already know I'm not going to like spiced or "flavored" beer and don't even go there anymore - the few times I've had anything like that from variety packs, etc., I've been proved right about this. I keep trying Red beers like Lag Impy Red and Nugget Nectar and the one from the SN beer camp this year, and none of them have done anything for me yet. More for you!
     
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