The Beer You Once Hated Only To Love Later On

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  1. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Zealot (545) Aug 25, 2013 New York
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    i used to despise weihenstephaner hefeweissbier, nearly drain poured it lol i bought it yesterday and i absolutely adore it. complete 180...maybe its a change of pace from stouts, and ipas; maybe its a matter of palate maturation, or both...anyone have that recently
  2. RblWthACoz

    RblWthACoz Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    It isn't recent, but I hated my first Cantillon; Gambrinus, I think. Definitely feel the opposite now.
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  3. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    The first rauchbier I ever had (it was from Aecht Schlenkerla, but I forget which beer specifically) was a struggle... I shared it with a friend and neither of us could handle it, so the majority went down the drain, sadly.

    Nowadays, I love 'em, and my most common critique of smoked beers is "not enough smoke" :)
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  4. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    White Rajah is mine. I had it 3 times within a span of 6 months, twice on tap, once on cask. Hated it all 3 times, especially on cask. Decided to get a six pack last New Year's Eve, and it was fantastic, almost like it was a totally different beer.
  5. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    My first sour, Duchesse de Bourgogne. Hated it for years. One day, it just clicked.
  6. 1BadblueSS

    1BadblueSS Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 New York

    It has to be Guinness for me.
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  7. nas5755

    nas5755 Disciple (336) Jan 11, 2007 Massachusetts

    Stouts or a bitter porter
  8. Dan269605

    Dan269605 Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2013 Connecticut

    I have to go with Old Rasputin, I had too early in my discovery of craft beer, it was too much then, but now it is pretty much archetypal.
  9. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    I find it works just the opposite. There are plenty of beers that I used to really like that I can barely tolerate now.
  10. whatname

    whatname Defender (644) Jan 7, 2010 Pennsylvania

    The 1st IPA I ever drank was flower power and I thought it was going to kill I can't get enough of it and all other ipas.
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  11. HenrikO

    HenrikO Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2011 Sweden

    Had a Lou Pepe Kriek. Hated it. Now I seek it out.
  12. vurt

    vurt Defender (620) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    All sours and most IPAs. They all seemed one-dimensional, and it wasn't a dimension I liked. I just had to find the one that clicked, the one that opened up the styles for me.
  13. dhouserBG

    dhouserBG Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2013 Ohio

    It has to be Weyerbacher Merry Monks Ale. I remember I originally got it because I thought the picture on the bottles was funny and couldn't stand it. Tried it again a year or so later and it's just like liquid love now.
  14. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    I never hated them but I didn’t understand the hype behind hoppy beers in the beginning.
    I will never become a hophead but now I do appreciate them a lot more & I feel the need to have a nice DIPA from time to time. I still prefer tropical examples & ones with a bigger malt bone more finding some pure bitter onslaught off-putting.

    Other way around, some sours I loved in the beginning, I dislike now, finding them having a too big sweet side to them. Some beers I got way more into like most De Dolle line-up but I always liked them, I just like them more now.
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  15. olekern

    olekern Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2010 California

    Oddly enough, Lag Cap Stout was this way for me. I *thought* last year when it came out that I would like it better than the Imperial, but no. Something about the Cap was just bitter and yucky and I like the Imp stout much better now.
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  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Hard to imagine that back in the 80s I actually hated Orval. It was shameful.
  17. TastefulNudity

    TastefulNudity Initiate (112) May 7, 2013 California

    Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.

    Saw the rating, saw it at the liquor store, bought it. When it poured black I knew I was in trouble (didn't like stouts at the time). Tasted like bitter motor oil and ground up pine trees. Couldn't do it, pitched half a bomber down the drain.

    Now it tastes like hop cones drizzled in dark chocolate. Amazing beer, and probably my favorite year-round from Stone. I'm hoping Smoked Porter does the same thing for me the next time I try it (smoked beers are the one thing I can't handle).
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  18. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2006 Texas

    I was given a SNPA very early in my craftquest, and I hated it. I said it tasted like soapy flowers. Now it's one of my go-to fridge stockers, along with Torpedo.
  19. kona14

    kona14 Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Love "go to" stout for 12oz bottles
  20. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    funny but bcbs and two hearted....what an idiot i was, now two of my favorites.
  21. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Meyvn (1,041) Oct 19, 2010 New Jersey
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    When I first started drinking beer, I hated all IPAs because they were too bitter and hoppy. Over a decade later, and I drive 7 hours for case of Heady Topper.

    And in consideration of the inverse, I used to love drinking things like Sam Summer and Magic Hat #9 (let's not even talk about enjoying some of the BMC beers as a college kid), but now I can only drink beers that are more robust and flavorful
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  22. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (507) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    90 minute-you always come back to the classics
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  23. USAF77

    USAF77 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Illinois

    Stout Beer. What happened is in my mid-20's I started hanging out in German bier stubes, "we have a large German community in Chicago" and my tastes began to alter. I developed a taste for many different types of Ales and Stout became very tasty to me.

    At the time, in the 70's and 80's, you had to go to an old school German tavern to get such a selection. One in particular, my favorite, was Resis Bierstube which had a beer garden and its where I developed a discerning palate.
  24. DirkDeadeye

    DirkDeadeye Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2013 Florida

    Sam Adams.

    I had my first one when I was like 19. Holy mother of god this is bitter as fuck! So I went back to drinking Amberbock.

    I'm 31 now..and it's not bad. Not as amazing as this double nut brown i'm drinking. But I do enjoy it.
  25. SLOCruzin

    SLOCruzin Aspirant (220) Sep 30, 2013 California
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    Rayon Vert. It was my first Brett beer, and the first time I had it I thought it tasted like dirty socks (barnyard, horse blanket). Now I seek it out when I want a cheap dose of Brett funk!
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  26. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    IPA's in general. Now I can't get enough of them. The smell especially of some IPAs is so intoxicating. I just wish they made freshly hopped scented air fresheners for my house.
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  27. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Champion (800) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
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    Oaked Arrogant Bastard
  28. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Guinness for me as well.
  29. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Devotee (443) May 17, 2013 Illinois
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    Probably six years ago, before I really was interested in craft beers, I bought something based off the label. So gross. A beer called Gumballhead. Suffice to say, I feel differently about it today.
  30. crashdavisinoh

    crashdavisinoh Initiate (0) May 24, 2010 Ohio
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    envious by new holland...tried it as part of a flight at the brewpub there and hated the end of the night it is all I would drink.
  31. craftbeerfan

    craftbeerfan Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2013 California

    I didn't like Cantillon kriek at first, then now I can't forget about it. =)
  32. Hdredfern

    Hdredfern Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Texas

    honestly buy some of the home brew pellets and sprinkle in your car. your welcome
  33. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Brown ales. They always used to taste like metal or pencils to me. Yet here I sit with a Uinta Bristlecone.
  34. dbkdev

    dbkdev Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2013 New Hampshire

    Sixpoint Resin. Tried it a second time after half a year or so and loved it. First one might have been on the shelf too long.
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  35. tree777

    tree777 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Florida

    Terrapin WnB

    I have always loved stouts and I love coffee so naturally I thought I was going to enjoy this..1st sip I said boy was I wrong.. after the 2nd sip I poured it. I told myself never again. Now I buy a 4 pack whenever I see it. One of my top beers. I guess my palate developed over the years.
  36. CrackTheSkye

    CrackTheSkye Initiate (135) Nov 3, 2011 Maryland
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    Has a Storm King back before I ever started drinking craft beer, couldn't even get through the two sips. Tried it again two years later after I had become very familiar with the local micro brewery (the bullfrog brewery) and was down to try anything. Still hated it haha. Finally had it about a year ago in a tasting and loved it. Such a solid forgotten brew. Put it right up there with old raspy
  37. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    All sours
    Bourbon barrel beers
  38. HeelsandEers

    HeelsandEers Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2013 West Virginia

    Just about any stout. Now, I can't get enough of them.
  39. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

    The great thing is that you all re-tried these beers you once hated. :)
  40. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I used to really dislike almost everything Lagunitas did. I thought their Sucks and cappuccino stout was good but that's it. Something happened later as I started retrying and retrying their different varieties, I started to like them and even crave them!
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