What are your favorite beer styles?

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  1. Brutaltruth

    Brutaltruth Poo-Bah (3,350) Mar 22, 2014 Ohio

    More and more Belgian Quads....satisfying goodness, little lady approved.
  2. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (328) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

  3. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,634) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

    Don't dislike any other style of beers though, it's a preference.
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  4. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (473) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Dry hopped sours.
    Not technically a style but that sums it up.
  5. SirDirtJoe

    SirDirtJoe Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2016 Mexico

    Imperial IPA, because how doesn't like hop in big quantities?
  6. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,778) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I've been on a Saison kick lately, but stouts are my favorite style.
  7. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,369) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Gotta love the Wankel Engine.

    Favorites are difficult to pick. Heck preference change, and they change with mood, and setting. Generally, I tend to be drawn toward Saisons for general enjoyment and comfort. The wide range of sours seem to be wowing me lately. Truly speaking, I enjoy variety and the quest for new experiences.
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  8. TheDuvvv

    TheDuvvv Initiate (103) Dec 6, 2015 Ohio

    Tie between amber ale and amber lager
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  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,234) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    I like many styles and will drink them in any season , i tend to always like IPA,PA,Saisons,as go to, but really will drink many different styles.
  10. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (2,049) Dec 15, 2012 California

    For me, various sours and stouts.
  11. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Meyvn (1,068) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    1. IPA/DAPA
    2. Stouts
    3. Belgians
  12. terence

    terence Aspirant (266) Mar 18, 2012 California

    IPA's are my go to choices. Stouts and porters during the winters. Sours when I want to change things up.
  13. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,938) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Saison has probably become my favorite style.
  14. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,389) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Ill go light to dark but in no order...

    Session IPA
    Oatmeal Stout

    Ill live with those styles forever. All very drinkable. Complex enough to keep it interesting and a lot can be done adding to the base beer of these. I love beer too much to only pick a few and i can do without imperial styles honestly.

    Tl;dr pretty much anything low abv and very drinkable.
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  15. dprice

    dprice Initiate (139) Feb 24, 2014 Delaware

    for me depends on the situation but mainly prefer a good IPA paired with a good burger or piece of meat
  16. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (3,857) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    1) Stouts - American/Imperial
    2) Porters
    3) Lagers - Vienna/Pilsener
  17. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (566) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Imperial Mild
    Burton Ale
    East India Porter
    13º Polotmavé
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  18. doktorhops

    doktorhops Poo-Bah (1,981) Jan 12, 2011 Australia

    It's like asking which is your favourite child, you can't single one out or the others will be upset - so I say "All of them!"... then I whisper "Quads, IPAs, Gruits, Oatmeal Stouts and Bocks" :wink:
  19. OlaB

    OlaB Defender (624) Oct 20, 2015 Norway

    Belgian strong ales
    To choose a favoritte style about them would be impossible
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  20. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado

    Along with the ubiquitous IPAs, I really love German lagers of all types, dubbels, American porters, and red ales.
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  21. spelingchampeon

    spelingchampeon Meyvn (1,073) Feb 21, 2016 Delaware
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    Stouts and Porters

    (except oyster stout)
  22. beertraveler08

    beertraveler08 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2016 Louisiana

    German Pilsner,Stouts,Porters
    But i will try any style at any time.
  23. Lurchus

    Lurchus Initiate (199) Jan 19, 2014 Germany

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  24. JratBones

    JratBones Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    Ipa and Stouts year round. Sours and Saisons in the summer. I welcome any style,at any time though.
  25. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,430) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    The free one.
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  26. connecticutpoet

    connecticutpoet Poo-Bah (2,198) Jun 10, 2004 Connecticut
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    For me, IPA and DIPA are top. Stouts and imperial stouts are second. Third would be wild ales/lambics. But I am willing to try damn near any style at least once or twice. I absolutely hate some smoked beers and chili ales, but there are one or two that can be pretty good. (Rauchbiers are good... I specifically am thinking of ones made with peat-smoked malt. Ick.)
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  27. NCMonte

    NCMonte Aspirant (248) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    Sour, Stouts, Pilsner
  28. Ferb

    Ferb Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2016 Missouri

    There are many styles that in their place and time are great beers. For my tastes I have two favorites. First, porters, both English and American, are my go-to beers that I always have in my little beer fridge. They vary enough, from American hopped and dark roasted beers that drink like a stout, to more balanced and traditional British styles, that it is almost like different styles altogether. I generally go for more easily found, and readily affordable, brands like Odell, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Anchor, Founder's, and then more traditional Samuel Smith and St.Peter's. But secondly, actually firstly, my favorites are Trappist dubbels and strong Belgian darks like Rochefort 6 and 8, and Chimay Red. I can just think of drinking them and feel better about the day!
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  29. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,222) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    English Barleywines
    Imperial IPAs
  30. Groenebeor

    Groenebeor Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2009 California





  31. Groenebeor

    Groenebeor Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2009 California

    Porters/Stouts are considered ales in the US.
  32. tripledbrew

    tripledbrew Disciple (345) Dec 2, 2011 Kentucky

    Imperial Stouts
  33. marquis

    marquis Champion (803) Nov 20, 2005 England

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  34. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    Brown Ales
    BBA Stouts
  35. lwcreasy

    lwcreasy Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2016 Virginia

    Maibock, Hefeweizen, IPA, Stout, everything, all of it. I'm on a wheat whim currently!!
  36. devilmakesthree

    devilmakesthree Disciple (301) Nov 27, 2013 Oregon

    1. Dubbels
    2. Flanders Reds
    3. Saisons
    4. Dopplebocks
    5. Stouts of all sorts
    Honorable mention to IPAs and Bavarian Weizens.
  37. LostHighway

    LostHighway Disciple (384) Jan 29, 2007 Minnesota

    There are very few styles of beer I don't like but my faves are:
    Pale Ales (American, Belgian and GB)
    Flemish Reds/Oud Bruins
  38. Cyrano41

    Cyrano41 Aspirant (246) Aug 7, 2009 Virginia

    Brown ale
  39. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (215) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    Coffee Stout
    Juicy IPA
    Brown Ale
  40. Groenebeor

    Groenebeor Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2009 California

    I really don't care if you found the one random brewery that doesn't just refer to porters as ale.

    In the US, it's accepted that ales are top fermenting beers, and lagers are bottom fermenting. That means that most people here call porters ales, as they do stouts.
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