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What is your favorite lager style?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by offthelevel_bytheplumb, Sep 13, 2013.

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What is your favorite lager style?

  1. Dortmunder/Helles

    14.7%
  2. Pilsner

    25.3%
  3. Oktoberfest

    15.3%
  4. Vienna

    6.3%
  5. Dunkel

    6.6%
  6. American Red/Amber

    3.9%
  7. Bock

    2.9%
  8. Doppelbock

    22.1%
  9. Eisbock

    1.3%
  10. AAL/Malt Liquor

    1.6%
  1. offthelevel_bytheplumb

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    Everyone on this site talks about ales (primarily IPAs), so I took it upon myself to give the lagers a little bit of attention. I personally like pilsners, but dortmunders are a close 2nd.
     
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  2. Flibber

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    I love lager. Lots of different sorts, but Helles is probably my favourite type.
     
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  3. hopfenunmaltz

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    You left a few off the list. CAP, Rauchbier, Schwartzbier and a few more.
     
  4. DarkDragon999

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    Ive been drinking a bunch of Oktoberfests since they came out and I safely say they not my favorite style. Give me a hoppy pilsner and I would say thats my favorite style. Its great because I get the hop presence I want but I dont get the bitterness that an ipa has.
     
  5. ChipMurray

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    Pils, followed closely by Marzens.
     
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    I love Exports and Heller Bocks
     
  7. offthelevel_bytheplumb

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    I know, and I was waiting for someone to say something. I put on the 10 that I figured most would vote for.
     
  8. HRamz3

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    And my true favorite Keller Bier! So I went with #2, Pilsner.
     
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    I find few beers more refreshing than a crisp, bready German pils with the perfect amount of hop presence. Southwest German pilsners from Rothaus and Alpirsbacher were perfect, and I've never found anything that comes close back in the states. However, I've also not had Prima Pils or Noble Pils yet, which I'm told fit that sort of description.

    Incidentally, I accidentally hit Dortmunder/Helles in the poll, so chalk one up mentally for pils. o_O
     
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  10. hopfenunmaltz

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    Had poor spelling on the black bier, fixed.
     
  11. utopiajane

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    I like all of those but voted helles.
     
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    Whatever style of lager that the Jack's Abby Smoked Maple Lager is. Also, Backpocket's Peated Scottish Lager. Those are my favorties. Both are a darker, a bit smokey and a bit sweet. Not like a straight up Rauchbier, which are just too smokey for me most of the time.
     
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    The eisbock moniker is interesting in the context of your question. Some beers referred to as eisbocks started out as ales, so depending on how you choose to define the word, some may not be lagers in the classic, basic sense.

    To your question, I am equally fond of doppelbocks and double/imperial pilsners. The next tier for me would be classic pils, helles bock, and bock. Lots of good lagers out there.
     
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    Schwartzbier takes it for me... needed that option but I see above why it wasnt on the list.
     
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    Oktoberfest, and anything by Schlenkerla.
     
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    Darned, Scwarzbier. Engineers can't spell.
     
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    Classic American Pilsner.
     
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    For me, it's a toss up between Baltic porter, Rauchbier and Schwarzbier.

    That being said, I really enjoy lots of the lagers listed.
     
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    Oktoberfest because it's my favorite time of the year and it goes great with a lot of the foods I enjoy eating while watching football like pizza, sausages, or brats.
     
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    Pilsner
     
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    It's hard for me to pick just one.. I love Kellerbiers, Pilseners, Dortmunders, Marzens, Doppelbocks..
     
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    Doppelbocks and rauchbiers. I have not tried a lot of the other lager styles yet.
     
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    Schwartzbier is my favorite lager style by far
     
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    I voted Dopplebock but I enjoy all of the Bocks. Maibock is probably my favorite.
     
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    Pils, specifically of the German variety (versus Czech)

    Also, Maibock.
     
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    It's tough being a dunkle fan, because it's got to be the most underbrewed style in America.
     
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    Big fan of noble pils, like Scrimshaw and SA Noble Pils. Also imperials pils like My Antonia.
     
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    same
     
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    Me too. There ain't nothing like a few liters of Augustiner- it just keeps getting better and better as you drink it..

    All the rest (including the ones not on the list) are tied for a close second.

    Tell me about it. Dunkels are pretty much where I started my beer journey, and I still have a great affection for them.

    Good Dunkels, and Traditional Bocks, are very few and far between. I can get pretty fresh Ayinger whenever I want it, though- at least I'm in an area where that moves off of the shelf.
     
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    I second Shrimshaw....
     
  34. LagerCognoscenti

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    It's got to be pilsner for me. Just had a Kernel Brewery Imperial Brown Stout, then a SN Torpedo, followed by a SN Pale Ale. Now drinking a Radeberger pilsner and, let me tell you, it totally holds its own with those wonderful beers. A good German pils, in my experience, can stand up to any other beer in terms of aroma, flavour and even complexity. Being into beer and not liking pale lager is a bit like loving wine but not liking white wine. What wine expert would say that? Great thread by the way.
     
  35. LMT

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    I've heard many "wine-lovers" actually say this...and you're right, it is similar.
     
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    Just to be clear, my vote for Oktoberfest is really for gravity kegs of Franconian Marzen.

    Edit: with kellerbier a close second - again, especially in gravity kegs.
     
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    Definitely India Pale Lager.
     
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    Dunkel
     
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    Oktoberfest, but there are many choices that I love too like Vienna, dunkel, and amber.
     
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    for some reason I suspect that someone will come along and complain that IPA isn't an option anyway. ;);)
     
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