What is your favorite beer style?

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

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  1. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Probably Double or Russian Imperial Stouts and sours at this time...
  2. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Crusader (743) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    I dunno yet. I am still tasting 'em. I do know I haven't tried belgians, lambecs and saisons yet.

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

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  4. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (676) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    IPA/IIPA, by a fairly wide margin.
  5. wbumgarner

    wbumgarner Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012

    IPA's then Saisons or Hefe's
  6. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    America IPAs, big citrus flavors.
  7. endovelico

    endovelico Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2008 Portugal

    Depends on the weather, time of day, mood, what side of the bed i woke up on and how the planets are aligned that particular day.
  8. JMB

    JMB Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2012 Virginia

    Vienna Lagers...
  9. JMB

    JMB Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2012 Virginia

    Vienna Style Lagers...
  10. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I agree. I would only swap out EIP for Baltic Gose.
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  11. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas
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    AGED beers. It is so much fun to see what cellaring can do to a beer. Have a crappy wheat ale? Maybe it becomes a sour a couple months past date. Maybe a forgettable barley wine with 3 years of age is suddenly in your top ten. The mystery man, the MYSTERY!

    Oh, "aged" isn't a style you pedantic thread-shitter? Barley wine then.
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  12. TheCondor

    TheCondor Zealot (511) Dec 29, 2011 Missouri

    Porters are my personal favorite. This is followed closely by Imperial Russian Stouts and Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy. They are all so awesome. I started out with IPA, but switched to porters a few years ago. Been in love since.

    However I do love some Belgian Strong Ale and Saison/Farmhouse too. There are so many to choose from!
  13. samwinch

    samwinch Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012

    My favorite beer is FREE beer.
    Though, to narrow it down, I like so-called "fancy beers," not the watery American mass-market beers like Bud, Miller Lite, Rolling Rock, etc.
  14. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Defender (676) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    oh for the love of god
  15. Siriusfisherman

    Siriusfisherman Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2011 Colorado

    I don't know what my absolute favorite is, but recently my fridge has featured a bunch of Imperial Red Ales.
  16. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (525) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    But Baltic Gose is just a made-up style.
  17. industrialswill

    industrialswill Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Washington

    Andech's dopplelbock is mostly likey the best beer I'll ever drink. I drank it for 2 years while stationed in Germany from 1977-79.
    That said, my favorite style is Double IPA..or Imperial IPA.
  18. doppletheGOAT

    doppletheGOAT Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    I am starting to heavily favor Porters but I wanted some opinions on this.
  19. cyrushire

    cyrushire Crusader (732) May 25, 2012 Florida
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  20. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    Irrelevant unless we trade, but just in case send me all your Barleywines.
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (726) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Fuck you, Chadquest, Barleywine (American) is my favorite style. There can be only one!

    I honestly love every style except pilsner, lager, bock, porter, and sour/wild, though. Eventually, I'm certain I'll find "that" beer in each of those styles, and be an equal opportunity drinker.

    Also, I can't see preferring porters to stouts. Porters just seem like the stout's little, less interesting brother.
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  22. gshak

    gshak Zealot (522) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Double/Imperial stouts by far. Followed by Pale Ales
  23. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    I love many styles, but at the moment I'm favoring American & Belgian Strong Ales
  24. marquis

    marquis Crusader (758) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I've gone full circle and although I love and drink many styles I find myself going straight for the mild when I see one available.
  25. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Barleywines/old ales, in both the American and English styles. I love the rich, rich malts in both and the occasional juicy, dank hop bliss that comes from the best American examples like Mirror Mirror, Old Ruff, Behemoth, etc.
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  26. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    Sours and barrel aged imperial stouts :slight_smile:
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  27. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida



    That is all.
  28. jklinck

    jklinck Initiate (192) Jul 23, 2007 Washington

    West Coast IPA/DIPA, German Pilsner and Saison. In other words I like dry beers, mostly.
  29. marquis

    marquis Crusader (758) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Porter is the father of stout, not its little brother.
  30. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    IPAs, Biere De Gardes and any kind of sour beer.
  31. vernalagnia

    vernalagnia Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2010 Vermont

    Two favorites are probably English barleywines and wits. No internal logic to that one.
  32. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Stouts 1st and foremost, 2nd favorite goes to everything else.
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  33. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (354) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    Funny how taste evolves with exposure to new things - three years ago I was satisfied that the ultimate taste was a Belgian Strong Pale Ale (Duvel) - after this weekend I'm satisfied that I'll never top Smuttynose Robust Porter.
  34. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Zombie Dust. Whatever the fuck style you consider it.
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  35. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    I'd be a happier man if there were more Bocks and bitters to choose from
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  36. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (141) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    American IPAs
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  37. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (354) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    I had my first Founder's Breakfast Stout this weekend - what a special treat that is. Poured like used motor oil that smells like chocolate coffee - and it was delicious!
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  38. Jerktookmyname

    Jerktookmyname Aspirant (226) May 31, 2007 Wisconsin

    This. Although I'm not too wild about DIPA. Too malty for my taste.
  39. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (480) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    American Strong Ale, Tripel, and Belgian Strong Pale Ale.
  40. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    American wild and gangham
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