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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mtlasley, Jun 1, 2012.
Actually, Wet Hop
Just something about a well made Pilsner.
I've been on a huge German kick as of late and find it almost impossible to pick a favorite.
Pilsners, Marzen, Doppelbocks, Weisenbocks, Hefeweisens, Berliner weiss, etc.
I love them all so much.
A good Belgian PA/IPA and American IPA/DIPAs. Also pretty much all variations of stouts(imperial, chocolate, RIS, milk, etc...) Oh and Saisons! Hell yea...
Don't have one particular style narrowed down as a fave...more depends on the mood, temperature, location, and company kept.
That being said, I'm currently swollen for Imperial Stouts.
This is a tough one. The style I choose is dependent on so many factors such as mood, time of year, setting, company, etc., etc., etc. When I'm done with yard work I may want a hefeweisen or a brown ale. On a cold winter night maybe an imperial stout or a barleywine. However, no matter time or place, my tops would probably be Trappist Ales
All of you (except one or two) are wrong because you did not say gueuze, and gueuze is obviously the best style out there.
Sarcasm aside, gueuze is seriously my favorite. The complexities in a good gueuze are tough to beet. Belgian quads and IIPAs are probably tied for second. Saisons fourth.
I'm relatively new to "good beer". I thought Belgians were the best things ever invented until I discovered porters (still love Belgians, though). Looking forward to stouts. Wasn't a big fan of really hoppy IPAs, but I stumbled across Stone IPA and thought it was amazing.
I loves me some porters
A good Hefeweizen sure is tough to beat any day of the year. SN Kellerweis and Paulaner are my go-to's.
IPA and DIPA. Just find the hop and bitterness in those particular styles to be of my liking.
Belgian Strong Ales, perhaps because I can't afford them as much as I'd like too, nor can I handle their drinkability/alcohol content ratio.
Stouts/Porters are a good second place, as they are usually affordably priced and relatively low alcohol for the amount of time one can invest in them. I never rush through a RIS the way I could a Duvel.
When I first got into craft beer (my Magic Hat era) I loved wheat beers. I couldn't even drink a Pale Ale. Now that I'm older and have tried countless beers, there's nothing like a big, dark, rich, creamy, heavy, chocolately stout.
Russian Imperial Stouts
American Double Stouts
DIPAs but also lovin some BDSAs and Quads.
Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts
Flavored stouts and porters: Coffee, Vanilla, chocolate, etc.
Ales are my favorite, lagers a close second.
While I can never pass up a good Russian imperial stout or American barleywine, my palate goes through phases from one extreme to another. Nothing but IPA/DIPA last night, and tonight it's schwarzbier and German pilsener.
Sours. Particularly Flanders reds and krieks. If its sour, though, I'll most likely love it.
After sours I love the American double/imp stout and porters.
I love a nice citrusy IPA but they mess with my blood thinner meds so I don't drink them often.
RIS , (special occasion , ie "holidaze")
Stouts & Porters , (anytime)
Pumpkin Ale (seasonal)
Saisons would be my favorite style, so many interpretations that still fit into the style and ideally they all have that underlying tartness...
Russian Imperial Stouts and Sours/Wild Ales
The question should be "which style do you dislike"? the only one that comes to mind is hot pepper beers. I have bought two different pepper beers & I couldn't stomach them to finish them. Other than that I have never meet a beer I didn't like. With a gun pointed at my head I would choose Sour.
american pale ale from the south hands down
I'm a huge fan of Belgian Style beers particularly Dubbels.
Quads, Olde ales, Belgian Strong Darks, English Brown, Belgian Pale ale, tripels, altbier, eisbock
a good oatmeal stout or a good ipa
Barrel aged old ales and imperial stouts.
In no particular order...
Bière de Champagne (Brut)
Flanders Red and Oud Bruin
Stouts and Porters this time of year, just taste right during the holidays.
it all depends on the climate, but overall i'd say ipas/iipas
nothing else will do.
German pilsners. I drank a lot of them this summer but haven't had many with the fall and winter seasonals being released. I had a Victory Harvest Pils last night though and remembered what I've been missing.