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Most Appealing Looking Beer Styles

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

  1. ledzeppelin4

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    flemish reds, lambics, hefeweizens, imperial stouts , the way black butte has a gorgeous brown head to match its dark black body ;)!
     
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    The liquid golden brilliance of a pils.
     
  7. bifrost17

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    I love the way this looks

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    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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    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

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    I love all the yetis!
     
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    Imperial Red or the really purple/plum colored "quads"
     
  12. Hotmetal1

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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

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    Hefeweissen
    Duvel
     
  14. steveh

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    Uh... all of them?
     
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    I love the look of a super dark, thick RIS when I pour it. It just gets me so excited.
     
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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...
     
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    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!

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  18. TheBeerAlmanac

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    German beers aren't bad looking.
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  19. MADPolo

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    Fantastic! Wow...
     
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    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

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    My first attempt at homebrewing.
     
  22. tectactoe

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    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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    there's beer in that picture?
     
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    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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    1) Anything poured from a beer engine.
    2) A violent saison w/ a big sloppy soapy head.
     
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    I really like Saisons that have big, rocky heads. It's so cool to watch it slowly dissipate away.
     
  27. jacksback

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    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

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    I see your Bock and raise you a Bock!
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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.
     
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    An opqaue black stout or porter with a tight dark khaki head that lasts.
     
  31. herrburgess

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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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    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.
     
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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

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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.
     
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    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

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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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    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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    I call that a "boner head."
     
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    All beers get purdier at closin' time.
     
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    Also...Any beer that left the glass just completely coated with a fine dense lace is tops in my book.
     
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