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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. J8M

    J8M Dec 17, 2012

    My favorite style was when girls in high school wore thigh-high stockings with plaid skirts.
    Regarding beer styles, my favorites are stouts, porters, and IPAs. I've been getting more into Belgians and sours lately, but I normally drink a style that fits the season (fall and winter are my favorites). My least favorite style is wheat beers.
     
  2. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Whatever SN is available.

    Bocks (doppel, mai, eis) are probably my favorite. Dubbels and Belgian darks are also up there. (D)(I)PA's have really started to grab my interest the last few months too. Marzens always go down easy. Love a good porter or stout. I enjoy barleywines. Pilsners can hit the spot sometimes. So can brown ales.

    So basically, "beer" is my favorite style.
     
  3. 5thOhio

    5thOhio May 13, 2007 South Carolina


    You want an opinion on your post? --- uhh --- good for you! How's that?
     
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  4. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Spring/summer - IPAs
    Fall/winter - barleywine
     
  5. steve666

    steve666 Aug 12, 2010 Indiana

    I like Ambers and Irish Reds.
     
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  6. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    Hefes and Ales with a preference for Belgian style. I also like Dubbels and Quadrupels a lot for my dark beer this time of year, and lagers and IPA's in the summer.
     
  7. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    DIPA and Saison
     
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  8. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I like lots of variety, if I start drinking too much of any one style I get burned out on it, but I guess if I had to pick then I'd have to say, DIPA.
     
  9. seplo

    seplo Sep 8, 2009 Connecticut
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    Its a toss up for me between IPA/DIPA's and Russian Imperial Stouts....CHEERS
     
  10. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Stouts, definitely.
     
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  11. MammothBrew

    MammothBrew May 13, 2011 Illinois

    This is a difficult question.. My favorites are saison, imperial stout, and DIPA. It all depends on mood or setting really.
     
  12. savagewhisky

    savagewhisky Aug 8, 2007 Virginia

    Maybe I'm sick (well, okay I *know* I am) but I love a good smoked beer. Every once in a while I run into a rauchbier, but it isn't very often. It really depends on the season--this is for cold weather. In warm weather a saison is what I crave.
     
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  13. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    There are still sooooo many styles I haven't tried. American Stouts and IPA's are the favorite. In the early fall I was craving good lagers and pils. I have yet to explore many of the Belgian styles yet. That being said, I have a Trois Pistoles in the fridge now :). The only style I've tried that I didn't like was saisons. But my palette is always changing.
     
  14. fox227

    fox227 Nov 19, 2010 California

    Since we already can agree that style designations are blurry at best, I'll just say that I love best beers that are complex, prickly hop bombs, that run through pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and maybe even surprise me a bit! Stone fruit is a nice one, too.
     
  15. od_sf

    od_sf Nov 2, 2010 California

    Lambics, especially Gueuze.
    Belgian Pale Ales.
    Saison / Farmhouse Ales.
    American Wilds.
     
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  16. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    An opinion on your favoritism for Porters? I think it's a wonderful choice. Is this what you're looking for? Or do you want my opinion on what style is my favorite? If so, it's IPA & DIPA.

    Note: This is a joke, not trolling or some other adjective for reportable posts.
     
  17. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I understand the history, I was speaking specifically in terms of flavor.
     
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  18. MarioM

    MarioM Sep 13, 2009 California

    I can never decide on a 'favorite' style but I find myself mainly drinking Imperial Stouts, Belgian Strong Dark Ales, Barley Wines, Quads, Triples, Doubles, IPA's, and Sours. Yeah, I like too many beers to really have just one favorite style.
     
  19. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Same again.There has ceased to be any definable difference between the two; that topic has been aired quite exhaustively in previous threads.That hasn't stopped people from trying to define differences; it's a pointless exercise as it's always easy to find counter examples.It all depends on the whim of the brewer.
     
  20. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I haven't had a lot of porters, so I was really speaking from personal experience. There is not one porter I have had that I would take over any stout I've had. Oh well.
     
  21. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    DIPA and Sours.
     
  22. Lex_Talionis

    Lex_Talionis Dec 13, 2012

    American Imperial Stout
     
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  23. ChestSplitter

    ChestSplitter Jan 22, 2011 Mississippi

    Quadrupels. Because my single favorite beer is one (Rochefort 10) and because I've never had one that I did not like.
     
  24. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    So did you have that smoked saison from Stone recently then? I didnt bother trying it, I'm not a big smoke fan. I'm a big saison guy too.
     
  25. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Belgian strong dark ale. Good examples blow my mind. They're strong, smooth, deceptive, and I love the complexities the belgian yeasts and sugars add. Achel Bruin extra is my favorite example.
     
  26. alexipa

    alexipa Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Oktoberfest and BSDA.
     
  27. beermeright

    beermeright Nov 4, 2012

    I have gotten the chance to try some yummy Stouts both American and English styles. I prefer dark heavy flavorful beers so rich / creamy and delicious... also lots of brewers have been getting creative there is a minty milk stout i have been wanting to check out. I also had Barley wine style beer and lots of sours for the very first time this fall and those were good too def fun to try. (just a kid don't judge haha)

    Next year I would like to broaden my tastes and try some more Belgian/ German/ Scottish beers.
     
  28. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    I like the kind that comes in bottles, cans, and kegs.
     
  29. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Belgian Tripel, Saision
     
  30. gstenzel

    gstenzel Aug 4, 2005 Illinois

    Hefeweizen...then, Dunkelweizen
     
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  31. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    American Strong Ales
    Imperial Reds
    Imperial Stouts (BA, RIS, Etc...)
     
  32. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    It is so hard to pick a favorite, my beer mood is ever-changing. Right now I am big on Imperial Stouts.
     
  33. dgeebs07

    dgeebs07 Aug 6, 2011 New York

    when the wallet is thin..ipas and stouts

    on payday..Belgians and Sours.
     
  34. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    This.
     
  35. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Bitter, preferably on cask.
     
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  36. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Barleywine's both American and English, DIPA's and Dubbel's are probably tops for me. Followed by IPA's Stouts (all kinds) Porters, and Marzens.
     
  37. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Can we put a poll up?

    My vote goes for IPA.
     
  38. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Williams Bros do a porter (midnight sun) that is a lot better than their stout (March of the penguins) imo of course. The stout is still ok.

    edit: of course I should say the porter is an excellent brew
     
  39. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Right now I would say big BA stouts. However I am assuming my palate will develop, change over time so I am excited about others as well.
     
  40. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Mar 4, 2009 Illinois


    Oh, you have one barleywine review, that's cute.

    ;)
     
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