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What is your favorite beer style?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mtlasley, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    Actually, Wet Hop
  2. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Just something about a well made Pilsner.
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  3. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    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.
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  4. beerserks

    beerserks Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 Texas

    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...
  5. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Oregon

    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.
  6. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012

    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
  7. spoony

    spoony Poo-Bah (1,916) Aug 1, 2012 Colorado
    Supporter Beer Trader

    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.
  8. Labeorphile

    Labeorphile Disciple (378) Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    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.
  9. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    I loves me some porters
  10. jolson

    jolson Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Illinois

    A good Hefeweizen sure is tough to beat any day of the year. SN Kellerweis and Paulaner are my go-to's.
  11. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (466) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    IPA and DIPA. Just find the hop and bitterness in those particular styles to be of my liking.
  12. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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  13. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Aspirant (215) Nov 17, 2010 Wisconsin

    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.
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  14. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (848) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Belgian Quad/BDSA
  15. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    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.
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  16. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    Russian Imperial Stouts
    American Double Stouts
    Belgian Quadrupels
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  17. BikingDutchman

    BikingDutchman Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2012 Iowa

  18. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (475) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    DIPAs but also lovin some BDSAs and Quads.
  19. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts
    Imperial Stouts
  20. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (297) Aug 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Flavored stouts and porters: Coffee, Vanilla, chocolate, etc.
  21. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

    Ales are my favorite, lagers a close second.
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  22. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    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.
  23. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    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.
  24. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (1,660) Nov 2, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    RIS , (special occasion , ie "holidaze")
    Stouts & Porters , (anytime)
    Pumpkin Ale (seasonal)
  25. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Saisons would be my favorite style, so many interpretations that still fit into the style and ideally they all have that underlying tartness...
  26. sampx

    sampx Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2007 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Russian Imperial Stouts and Sours/Wild Ales
  27. Higy

    Higy Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 Indiana

    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.
  28. jaswilson2

    jaswilson2 Initiate (0) May 27, 2010 South Carolina

    american pale ale from the south hands down
  29. TylerKohlhagen

    TylerKohlhagen Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    I'm a huge fan of Belgian Style beers particularly Dubbels.
  30. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,019) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Quads, Olde ales, Belgian Strong Darks, English Brown, Belgian Pale ale, tripels, altbier, eisbock
  31. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2007 New York

    a good oatmeal stout or a good ipa
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  32. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    Barrel aged old ales and imperial stouts.
  33. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    Vienna Lager
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  34. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Oregon




  35. imbibehour

    imbibehour Poo-Bah (6,222) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
    Supporter Subscriber

    In no particular order...

    1. Tripel
    2. Kölsch
    3. Rauchbier
    4. Bière de Champagne (Brut)
    5. American IPA
    6. Flanders Red and Oud Bruin
  36. Dcor

    Dcor Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Florida

    Stouts and Porters this time of year, just taste right during the holidays.
  37. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Aspirant (226) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    it all depends on the climate, but overall i'd say ipas/iipas
  38. paulhargus

    paulhargus Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    vienna/amber lagers

    nothing else will do.
  39. TheFightingMongooses

    TheFightingMongooses Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 New Jersey

    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.
  40. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (323) Oct 24, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Stout > Saison > IPA
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