Beers that shine in a style you don't really like.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BrownAleMale, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin

    What are some beers that really shine in styles that you dislike in general?

    For me 2 come to mind... For Old Ale it is Bois and for Barleywine it is Revolution Straight Jacket. Both had me amazed considering Im not a big fan of either style.

    What are yours?
  2. oriolesfan4

    oriolesfan4 Poo-Bah (2,534) Apr 16, 2008 Maryland

    Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock.... just don't see all the hype
  3. itsscience

    itsscience Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013 Florida

    Backwoods Bastard. I've never been floored by a regular Scotch Ale, even Dirty Bastard, but I guess something magical happens when you barrel age it.
  4. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (288) Nov 5, 2013 California

    A Little Sumpin' Sumpin" Ale from Lagunitas. I have never had a more consistent wheat beer.
  5. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,076) Jan 22, 2011 New York

    Did you read the OP? Or are you honestly saying that doppelbocks are overhyped, but you have a soft spot for Celebrator?

    OP - I'm with you on old ales generally not being my favourite. But Adam is fantastic.
  6. Rekrule

    Rekrule Zealot (594) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Allagash white
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  7. Brew33

    Brew33 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio

    New Belgium Shift
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  8. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Poo-Bah (2,692) Mar 8, 2011 Georgia

    I don't much care for American pale wheat beers but quite enjoy some Gumballhead.
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  9. RichD

    RichD Champion (812) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    Palo Santo Marron. I don't really like brown ales too much, but this beer was delicious.
  10. keithmurray

    keithmurray Poo-Bah (1,804) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Hoegaarden and Blanche De Chambly. I don't care for witbiers too much but these two can occupy my fridge any time.
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  11. spitshaded

    spitshaded Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    I don't really care for smoked beers, but Smoking Wood from the Bruery is great.
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  12. JDice20

    JDice20 Initiate (194) Aug 14, 2013 Louisiana

    Agree right here. I just don't enjoy the style. I have purchased this beer 3 times, and i continue to just
    drink it and say "well i guess im not a fan of DB's"
  13. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    Jai Alai. I generally don't drink IPAs, but I could drink this one all day--partly because I can get it fresh, but mainly because it is a supremely well balanced beer.
  14. FL_Hop_Knight_1856

    FL_Hop_Knight_1856 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2014 Florida

    La Fin Du Monde. Usually not a fan of the whole Belgian taste, but that beer is pretty solid.
  15. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia

    I love Celebrator and doppelbocks in general, but I don't necessarily think it is the best introduction to the style. Hard to believe I'm writing this, but I think that Moretti La Rossa or Spaten Optimator are better doppelbocks to appreciate the basic characteristics of the style. They're just more "accessible" (i.e. drinkable) in my opinion.
  16. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    Piercing Pils not a fan of Pilsners but that is drinkable
  17. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Devotee (474) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Not a fan of tripels either, but I'd put Karmeliet as the glorious exception.
  18. Fluke828

    Fluke828 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Massachusetts

    Sebago BA Barleywine
  19. king75

    king75 Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan

    Not a huge fan of hefenweizens but I do enjoy Weistephaner, Kellerweis and Schneider Weisse on occassion, but these are really the only hefe's I've enjoyed enough to revisit
  20. atomic

    atomic Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    Yuengling. For a Macro Lager? Not bad
  21. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (148) Oct 27, 2012 Ohio

    Same for me. One of my favorite brews ever too.
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  22. Badger72

    Badger72 Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2013 Louisiana

    Founders Dirty Bastard and Sweetwater Georgia Brown. Don't really like scotch ales or brown ales, but for some reason those two I really enjoy
  23. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,566) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
    Society Trader

    My pallet seems to change frequently so certain styles all together I may not like at a given point in time, then suddenly, like a lightswitch, I start to crave them. Then a particular style of beer I loved last year, I may really despise this year. It's just my weirdness I guess.
  24. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (128) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Great beer.
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  25. jcos

    jcos Aspirant (212) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    I don't seek out sours, but haven't minded a few:

    The Bruery Bottleworks XII
    Allagash Vrienden
    The Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats

    Yes high ratings for the style, I only get a 3-4 ounce pour when friends open bottles as the style is not a favorite.

    I'm one of the weirdos who does not love sours, yet loves a lot of smoke beers. One thing that is great about not loving sours, it seems to save me some money.
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  26. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (128) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Wow, you just brought back a memory. Spaten Optimator is a pretty good beer. I enjoyed it when I first discovered it. It has been years since I had one. But I ought to pick up some of it. Thanks for bringing it to mind again.
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  27. Ursushopsius

    Ursushopsius Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2014 California

    Try North Coast's Scrimshaw. Easily one of my favorite Pilsners.
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  28. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    I will thank you for the recommendation. Never cared for the taste of them I'm not a huge fan of Saisons or farmhouse ales either but I'm always willing to try.
  29. jkn09

    jkn09 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Have you had Boulevard's Tank 7? It was my first saison and now I'm hooked.
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  30. Mineo

    Mineo Disciple (376) Jul 7, 2010 New York

    Middle Ages Beast Bitter. usually don't care for ESBs but this one was a damn fine beer.
  31. SomethingClever

    SomethingClever Poo-Bah (3,468) Feb 22, 2013 Ohio

    Someone else said the same thing to me but said it is hoppy so try to find it fresh. You think the same?
  32. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 England

    Imperial stouts tend not to do it for me, but I do like Sam Smith's.
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  33. foofighter91

    foofighter91 Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2014 California

    I don't care that much for IPAs, but Sculpin from Ballast Point is fantastic.
  34. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (255) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Not a big fan of brown ale, but I love DFH Indian Brown Ale, very unique in all the right ways (its a shame I can't say that about of their beers)

    BTW OP, nice thread!
  35. rkarimi

    rkarimi Devotee (468) Nov 6, 2010 Colorado

    Live Oak Hefeweizen
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  36. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    wow for someone who doesn't seek them out, you got to try some great ones! I do seek them out and haven't had any of those!
  37. jcos

    jcos Aspirant (212) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    My friends LOVE sours...I just happen to be around..or at Savor/Savor related events.
  38. JimsArcade

    JimsArcade Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2004 Pennsylvania

    I came here to say exactly this
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  39. jkn09

    jkn09 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Agreed wholeheartedly.
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  40. nickfl

    nickfl Poo-Bah (3,947) Mar 7, 2006 Florida

    DFH Namaste, I find almost all wit beer actively bad, but I genuinely enjoy that one.
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