Most Appealing Looking Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ledzeppelin4, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Just a fun little thread. I know that appearance is one of the least important things when it comes to judging beers. But I'm one of those that gets excited upon seeing a "sexy" beer in a glass. (As do other, I'm sure/hope.) Anyways, what style of beer do you find to have the most appealing appearance? Myself? I love the look of a properly poured hefeweizen (gimme yeast. gimme head.) into the proper glass (a weizen glass of course). You?
  2. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I have these huge snifters that I like to pour only a few ounches of an imperial stout in. Love the way that looks.
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  3. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (527) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    That drop in an English Dry, Oatmeal, or Imperial Stout... Dirty, dirty sex in a glass.
    Guinness and Green Flash Double Stout both do it best.
  4. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I had a BA rasputin and she was a pretty little thing. Jet black with a thin mocha ring and a pungent aroma of bourbon.
  5. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    flemish reds, lambics, hefeweizens, imperial stouts , the way black butte has a gorgeous brown head to match its dark black body :wink:!
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  6. mintjellie

    mintjellie Defender (630) Oct 2, 2005 Ontario (Canada)

    The liquid golden brilliance of a pils.
  7. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I love the way this looks


    the picture doesn't really do it justice, but a 12 ounce bottle of Yeti always pours perfectly into the Great Divide Yeti snifters.

    A few of my other favorites. The way that old rasputin looks on nitro, perfect cascade, unreal head retention. Pliny poured perfectly into a tulip, it looks just like an awesome sunset. Last, but absolutely not least, a perfectly poured pint of SNPA, the granddaddy of all American hoppy beers.
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Guinness or any other nitro.

    Dat Cascadin' Eff't, bro.

    Also a good vintage of DFH 120 Minute IPA has this beautiful red hue in the glass with wonderful alcohol legs (of course).
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  9. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I love all the yetis!
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  10. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,328) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Imperial Red or the really purple/plum colored "quads"
  12. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    The color of this beer was awesome.[​IMG]
    I like the looks of a copper colored IPA with a big thick head also.[​IMG]
    This isn't all that pretty but the sugar crystals forming on the inside of the glass was cool.[​IMG]
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  13. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,163) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

  14. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,021) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Uh... all of them?
  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I love the look of a super dark, thick RIS when I pour it. It just gets me so excited.
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  16. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,269) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Damn near anything with me, but I am a sucker for the reddish to purple tints some beers have in the body. I think how it looks is as important a part of the experience as everything else. I did actually use the words visually stunning about a recent beer...
  17. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    I'm not saying CCB Marshal Zhukov is the best stout out there (although it is in my opinion, lol) but damn if it isn't one of the best pours in the beer world. That thick motor oil stout with that almost as dark and creamy head, it is breathtaking!

  18. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    German beers aren't bad looking.
  19. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Alabama

    Fantastic! Wow...
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  20. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    You know you're getting older when a beer in a glass is what you think is sexy! I bet that your fantasies aren't what they used to be, either.
  21. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    My first attempt at homebrewing.
  22. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    I love it when a stout lets absolutely no light through. You hold it up to the light, and even at the very edges of the glass - nothing but black.
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  23. RStang13

    RStang13 Initiate (105) Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    there's beer in that picture?
  24. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Got to say I really like that Left Hand Nitro Stout when you first pour it. That's an amazing beer all around.
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  25. Chinon01

    Chinon01 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    1) Anything poured from a beer engine.
    2) A violent saison w/ a big sloppy soapy head.
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  26. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I really like Saisons that have big, rocky heads. It's so cool to watch it slowly dissipate away.
  27. jacksback

    jacksback Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    This. I've yet to see a better looking beer than a Duvel poured into a Duvel goblet.
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  28. Gutes_Bier

    Gutes_Bier Disciple (391) Jul 31, 2011 Germany

    I see your Bock and raise you a Bock!
  29. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,328) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    OOh- that's a beaut! The bock family has such great saturated color, clarity and head retention no matter which one you choose.
  30. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    An opqaue black stout or porter with a tight dark khaki head that lasts.
  31. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,045) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    The beer that changed the world's perspective on what beer can look like, Pilsner Urquell (from my preferred perspective):

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  32. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    When I give Old Rasputin an aggressive pour into my smaller snifter and it overflows a bit...pretty much my "Money Shot" of beer porn.
  33. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    For an outside observer you would be hard pressed to find a better looking beer than a well-made room temperature Tripel.
  34. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,171) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    A jet black stout with a foamy mocha head. Just makes me want to slurp it up immediately.

    There's also something to be said about a nice, well-carbonated Kolsch on a summer day.
  35. OobyDoobyLou

    OobyDoobyLou Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012

    As far as appearance is concerned, nothing looks better than a porter or stout served in either a snifter or pint glass. I personally LOVE the way Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout looks in my Great Divide snifter! Cheers!
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  36. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,045) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Although I generally find filtered beers more aesthetically pleasing, there's something about a cloudy Franconian Kellerbier (this is a Mahr's Ungespundetes) with that rocky head of foam, achieved with no added CO2...

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  37. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I really love those Belgian IPAs and Belgian Strong Darks with towering rocky heads that leave a fluffy mound in the bottom of the glass. My friend and I got hammered one day and he called that "tactical head."
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  38. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I call that a "boner head."
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  39. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    All beers get purdier at closin' time.
  40. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Also...Any beer that left the glass just completely coated with a fine dense lace is tops in my book.
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