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

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  1. BWarrington

    BWarrington Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Florida

    Porters, winter warmers, Belgian winter/syrup ales, and most "west" coast style ipas (simcoe and warrior), I want complexity not a pine cone.
  2. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,731) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Rauchbier/Smoked Beers ,
    American/English Pale Ales ,
    most IPA's & Adjunct Lager
  3. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    True its one of the coolest looking fruits in the world but it tastes like nothing. Of course my palate it awful so many there is a lot of flavor detected by some. for me it a very light sweetness
  4. JK4Stout

    JK4Stout Initiate (0) May 10, 2010 Virginia

    I try but just can't hang with ESB's or Pilsners. I have finally just stopped buying Pilsners all together as I just gave four out each six pack away anyway.
  5. Stevie_Janowski

    Stevie_Janowski Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2012 Illinois

    the few gose's i've had were horrendous. some (most?) have added salt. yuck
  6. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    Pilsner (have had victory prima pils twice... tasted like ground up aspirin), most lagers, most sours (have had a couple I like, haven't had many), dubbels and quads
  7. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Illinois

    Sours, pumpkin or blueberry beers.
  8. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

    Someone gave me a sixer of Purple Haze (Rasberry)...Nope. Couldn't finish the first one.
  9. hinemk76

    hinemk76 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Belgians and Sours. And I am thankful for that. I'm a cheap date.
  10. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    winter warmers, black IPA's, and black saisons
  11. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    A Brooklyn Sorachi Ace may change your mind on this
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  12. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    ^ and Bruery Saison Rue and Saison de Lente are pretty delicious
  13. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    had the same thought, but I had it on tap. Maybe it was old or something because I didn't get much hop and hated it.
  14. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Anything with pumpkin in it. If I want pumpkin, I'll eat a pie. And Lambics. I just can't get into them. I'm not a sour lover, and all I can think of when I taste them is vinegar.
  15. Feel_the_Darkness

    Feel_the_Darkness Disciple (313) Oct 17, 2012 Virginia

    Anything that don't taste good.
  16. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I really tried and I could not think of any. I love the experimentation of trying anything. I have yet to drain pour any beer. I don't order things like light lagers, but I'll drink them if provided to me. I have styles that I certainly enjoy more, but none that I really dislike and avoid. It may help that I'm also a cheapskate much of the time.
  17. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Lagers. Not even just the adjunct light stuff that's so (unfortunately) popular. Even the well down craft ones (with the exception of Blue Points Toasted Lager) really do nothing for me. Can't even really find myself enjoying Oktoberfests anymore, with the rare exception there too. Most bocks do nothing for me these days as well. Unless there's some interesting malt in there (or it's got some weizenbock action going or they're a doppel with some really bold breadiness or caramel/toffee action) they just leave me kind of cold.
  18. srandycarter

    srandycarter Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 California

  19. srandycarter

    srandycarter Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 California

  20. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    Bourbon beers just aren't for me. I'd be more than happy to trade a bourbon county coffee if someone wants. I will not enjoy drinking this beer...
  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Have you had Wookie Jack or Sublimely Self-Righteous yet?
  22. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Both. I liked wookey jack better.
  23. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Alright. Just making sure you had tried them. Those are my favorite of the style.
  24. PrinceCaspian72

    PrinceCaspian72 Initiate (140) Dec 17, 2011 Oregon
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    Scotch Ales and nut browns
  25. ColonelForbin87

    ColonelForbin87 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2008 Massachusetts

    Probly be hard to get unless you live or know someone in New England, but I used to think the same way until we started getting Jack's Abby in my area. They have definately helped me appreciate how delicious real fresh lager can be...
  26. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (2,119) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    I love stouts, but I just can't appreciate imperial stouts anymore.
  27. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Light beers and sours. It isn't that I have a hard time appreciating them, I just plain hate 'em. Beer should neither taste like sparkling water nor a vitamin C tablet.
  28. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Salt is one of the requisite ingredients to a Gose.
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  29. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (850) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    I've made a massive, active attempt to get on board with Belgian style beer over the past year to two years. I've come around on almost everything Belgian other than Saison. I feel like this style is so popular...and I've honestly had so many in an attempt to appreciate the style...but every Saison I've had is just bleh. To be honest, the only reason I keep trying is because every raves about Hill Farmstead (before someone chimes in...Belgian-style (farmhouse) AMERICAN brewery, I know)....I'm aware that they make other beers other than saisons, but I feel like some of their most highly rated/acclaimed beers are saisons and I've just been so overwhelmingy bored with all of them.
  30. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Pumpkin & spiced Christmas beers also witbiers but I just need to try more after giving this style a WIDE birth after being overrun by Blue Moon groupies. Blue Moon itself, for me is simply detestable, smell, taste and mouthfeel. Hoegaarden is a better main stream version but my favorite of this style would be Great Lakes Holy Moses.
  31. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    Farmhouse ales, Saisons, smoked anything and pumpkin (with the exception of Lips of Faith Kick). I keep trying to find beer of these styles I might like though.
  32. Caedus

    Caedus Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 California

    I have a hard time getting into Lagers... Pumpkin beers too ill drink but never truly enjoy...
  33. dumpstation

    dumpstation Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2011 Vermont

    keep looking. cause i thought the same thing. finally caved on the saisons after having a cantillon gueze and realizing my palate accepted it (and loved it). immediately tried a saison dupont and fell in love. i can't get enough. or maybe try an orval. delish. i also thought i hated smoked beers and then i had this - and i am dyyying for another! don't give up quite yet!
  34. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    These are the styles I pretty much hate:

    Rauchbier/Smoked Beers
    Chile beer or anything with hot peppers in it.
    Adjunct Lager
    Light Lager

    These are the styles I don't really hate but don't really like to drink:

    Dry Irish Stout
    English Mild
    Brown Ales
    Black Ale (Black IPA)
    Steam Beer
  35. RickS95

    RickS95 Poo-Bah (1,515) Mar 19, 2004 Indiana

    Krieks and Black IPAs. Anything from Mexico. Any macro from the States.
  36. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    I love "sour" but all the American farmhouse ales from Stillwater and even Fantome saisons, I haven't had one I like. I love almost everything I've had from Cantillion.
  37. darknova306

    darknova306 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2005 New York

    Black saison is the type of beer I have the most trouble getting into.

    Anything bourbon aged is probably too masked by the bourbon for me to have any interest in drinking it (I'm likely one of the few that can't stand BCBS).

    Wheat beers (other than Belgian Wit) I just can't get into anymore. I drank them like crazy about 6 years ago, but can't get into them anymore at all.
  38. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I'm horrible. I only drink stuff that's dark.... the darker the better. I'll humor an occassionaly belgian ale, but most of the time it's porters and stouts. My theory is I'll broaden my horizons when I get bored... hasn't happened yet!
    Wheat I truly dislike.... smoke and pumpkin I haven't even given a chance!
  39. dglgmut

    dglgmut Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 New Jersey
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    Stouts...There, I said it. Whew, that feels good. I just can't do them. I have had some good ones and really enjoyed a few, but it's just not my thing. Also, anything smoked. Tastes like a BBQ pit.
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  40. phildo7pt9

    phildo7pt9 Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 California

    The VE 11.11.11 Aged in Red Wine Barrels got rid of most of the pepper taste, and was a lot better than the original. I loved all the other ones though
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