What beer style have you TRIED HARD to like?

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  1. walt5

    walt5 Crusader (471) Jan 28, 2010 Delaware

    Sours are just to bitter for my likes.
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  2. bluehende

    bluehende Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    I agree with this. My problem with putting this on this thread is that from the first one I knew I would never like them as much as I love peppers. So I have not tried real hard.
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  3. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    I really like sours but I fail to see how they can differ so much. Many of the ones I've had taste very similar. It's usually just the fruit that can change them. I guess I just don't see what makes one sour better than the other. BA stouts or other high ABV beers too. I like them but at some point you're tasting more barrel than beer. It can be very off putting.
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  4. hoptheology

    hoptheology Grand Pooh-Bah (5,281) May 12, 2014 California
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  5. Alpha309

    Alpha309 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

    Why try to like something?

    If you don't like it, you don't like it. Try it so you know and once you know. Maybe try it again a bit down the line to see how your tastes have changed.
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  6. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Initiate (0) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Is there any difference between sours and Champale?
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  7. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,635) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    I learned very early on that you can't force yourself to like something. Even it comes from a place you enjoy often.
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  8. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

  9. beeragent

    beeragent Pooh-Bah (1,754) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    Amber, Brown, and Scotch ales. I've tried a lot of each. Have found one or two in the style that I like, but overall I just can't get into them.
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  10. HawkeyeJosh

    HawkeyeJosh Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2012 Arkansas

    Both, unfortunately. And I keep trying, even tried the SN Bigfoot vertical ('11,'12,'13 I think) to see if, just possibly, aging them would help, and nope, I don't think it's gonna happen.
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  11. LeperJim

    LeperJim Pooh-Bah (2,670) Feb 10, 2008 Ohio
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    I only pass over most Black IPAs as well. However, Southern Tier Iniquity is a whole 'nuther thing.
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  12. ISO1600

    ISO1600 Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2015 Alabama

    Haha there are several styles I avoid. Most Belgian (except for pale/sour stuff).
    Alcohol barrel aged stuff.
    Smoked stuff.
    Black ales/lagers.

    (What does he drink?)
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  13. timmy2b

    timmy2b Pooh-Bah (1,822) Jan 24, 2007 New York
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    Cannot get into sours. Have given up on trying them for the most part.

    Still trying to enjoy scotch ales. My brother really enjoys them, and I like to have beers with him, but I my palate does not have a taste for them. I drink each one that he buys me and try to like it, but have not been able to enjoy them as of yet.
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  14. HopsnMalts_NJ

    HopsnMalts_NJ Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 New Jersey

    Hmm, heavy smoked beer & rye brews
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  15. NCMonte

    NCMonte Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    IPA's, I so feel like I'm left out of today's beer culture.
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  16. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Anything nitro. Realize it's not so much as a style but still I can't get into it.
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  17. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    1. Belgian IPAs or anything with Belgian yeast + strong hopping... Absolutely disgusting. Something about the major hop presence mingling with the spicy Belgian yeast is simply wretched to me - the closest I've come to enjoying one has been a "this is ok but I don't want another" moment.

    2. Anything "funky", usually having to do with brett. Bandaids belong in the medicine cabinet and "horse blankets" belong in the barn, imo. Sour-type beers are usually good though, unless they're done to the point of peeling the enamel off my teeth.

    3. Many, many high ABV beers, especially imperial stouts of all walks. Maybe these styles I've tried so hard to like more than any other because they are so popular. I just can't though: drinking one (especially a bomber) is like consuming an entire meal. It's just not what I'm looking for in beer.
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  18. Notacraftdrinker

    Notacraftdrinker Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 Florida

    Wow I thought I was the only one who had this stigma with Belgian IPAs.
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  19. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    ? They are boring in my opinion thats all.
  20. Skywave

    Skywave Pooh-Bah (2,037) Feb 28, 2002 Oklahoma

    Pumpkin beers. I don't get the appeal except for the spices added.
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  21. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,911) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Despite the enthusiasm, Gose and Lambics for me. I'll keep trying. :slight_frown:
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  22. mgcouriers

    mgcouriers Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2015 California

    Not a big fan of Belgian or wheat type beers. Oddly I just started trying sours and not as bad as a previous experience long ago.
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  23. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Grand Pooh-Bah (4,206) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    At first, IPAs. But I tried and tried again and dammit, do I love myself some beautiful citrus/piney/tropical juicy goodness these days. Still can't do a Huma Lupa without wincing, though.
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  24. nicholas2121

    nicholas2121 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,483) Sep 29, 2008 Ohio

    Smoked beers and IPA's
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  25. blockdude

    blockdude Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2014 California

    For me it's bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts, barlewines, as well as anything smoked, although I still get bba stouts for trading purposes :slight_smile: . Go to beers are sours, lambics, ipa's and saisons.
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  26. Keffa

    Keffa Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    Surprised it took 3 pages to see this. I agree. I've only had 1 that I truly enjoyed, and even that one wasn't something I'd buy multiple of.
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  27. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania


    I continually buy them most of the time but have been "wowed" once. I'm not giving up on the style completely though

    Also Irish Red and Brown ales I'm trying hard to like but have not had many so far that were that good
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  28. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Before I posted it i was supprised as well.
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  29. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

    I also have had trouble with smoked beers, but haven't tried enough to be fair I would say...but I will keep trying...people say the right ones are amazing...
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  30. F_Clamrod

    F_Clamrod Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Texas

    Someone explain Quads for me. I try and try, but can't figure out the appeal. I drink a lot of the quintessential St. Bernardus Abt 12, but it does nothing for me. Sweet with well hidden alcohol and no complexity. Perhaps my palate is too undeveloped to pick out the subtleties. I can pick out layers in most other Belgians like tripels, Flanders', Saisons, etc., but quads still escape me. Please help.
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  31. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Tulip glass and drink it as it warms up.
  32. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Agreed, trade for a crowler of Live Oak's Hefe.
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  33. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Pooh-Bah (1,630) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    American barley wines.

    I like barleywines. I like Americans. Don't combine the two though
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  34. Keffa

    Keffa Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    Maybe I'll like this one too... Guess I'll have to pick one up when I visit my mom next year...
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  35. MittenBrews

    MittenBrews Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2015 North Carolina

    I get migraines on a monthly(ish) basis, and for some reason strong Belgians always trigger them. :slight_frown: That's really the only style I'll stay away from at the moment.
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  36. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    It actually has a great spice profile. Highest rated American Hefe that's not a random 1 off.
  37. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    Sours. Some black IPAs don't sit well with me.
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  38. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,659) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Barleywines. English, American, doesn't matter. I just can't get past that overwhelmingly sweet aroma and syrup like mouth feel. I'll keep trying from time to time, but it's not my favorite.
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  39. spacecake9

    spacecake9 Pooh-Bah (2,116) Apr 26, 2014 Illinois

    So you don't drink Grapefruit Sculpin because you would rather have a grapefruit? And you don't drink coffee stouts or porters because you prefer coffee? I'm pretty happy to have these flavors intruding on my beers.
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  40. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Pooh-Bah (1,700) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    Cheese is much, much different than grapefruit or coffee, my friend. And no, I don't drink Grapefruit Sculpin. I wish, but they don't distribute to my area :stuck_out_tongue:
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