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Whats your "go to" Beer with a steak.

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by USAF77, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. USAF77

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    OK you have a beauty of a steak sitting in front of you, taters, salad, good ole Yankee food.

    Pick a beer to make the meal perfect. Heck, pick two or three.
     
  2. THANAT0PSIS

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    I prefer a nice, simple, Great Lakes lager: Octoberfest, Eliot Ness, Dortmunder Gold, and if not one of them, Victory Prima Pils. Anything overly complex tends to overshadow the food in my experience.

    I would take a nice wine barrel-aged stout with a steak though. I find steak to be best complimented by red wine and burgers to be more suited to beer.
     
  3. bnuno

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    I like a belgian strong dark or dubbel.
     
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  4. ColinStClaire

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    I'm curious as well. I'm having my anniversary this weekend at a steak restaurant and was wondering about what to have with it. I would imagine something with some roasted qualities like a good stout.
     
  5. kdb150

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    A big Cab or Amarone goes much better with steak than any beer pairing I've tried.
     
  6. draheim

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    Quad or saison works for me.
     
  7. Skater_Rich

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    Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale....ROGUE!
     
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    I could see that. There are some pretty awesome beer options that go damn well with a steak though.
     
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    Belgian Strong Pale Ale or Quad.
     
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    An easy priced red Bordeaux or Zin. One of the very few foods I prefer wine with. I it HAD to be beer, IPA
     
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    St. Bernadus Prior 8. Just a great food-pairing beer.

    But I also agree that I much prefer a big red wine with steak - cab, malbec, super tuscan - something like that.
     
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    If the steak is charred broiled or has blue cheese or cajun flavor or maybe a tangy zip sauce, I'd go with a real hoppy beer. There's something about hops that makes me crave sharp, tangy flavors.
     
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    Never have paired them, but I remember drinking DFH Raison D'Etre and thinking it would go really well with steak.
     
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    A nice quad or a dubbel would pair nicely with a good cut of steak
     
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    Boston Lager
     
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    Whatever Porter is on tap. As long as it isn't a non beer flavored porter.
     
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    Red Lodge Porter or Red Lodge Broken Nail.
     
  18. USAF77

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    I like wine dont get me wrong, even like wine with food, but for me it cant compare with Beer.

    With a steak I usually go with a quality pilsner or a Stout. I know it sounds unusual to hear them both but I like both with beef. With German sausage or pork dishes I like to go with a nice wheat, or again a Pilsner. But more then likely a wheat.
     
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    The go-to with steak is always an Imperial Stout (Santa's Little Helper, Yeti, Black Betty...) Sprinkle a little Bleu Cheese on a ribeye w/sauteed mushrooms? Excellent.

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    (The wife was away, so my evening consisted of Black Betty, bleu cheese ribeye and a little Skyrim.)
     
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    Gawd that picture is like Porn to a beer and steak nut.;)
     
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    You ain't kidding. Creeping out from the left is also a chunk of hot homemade bread. I slept well that night.
     
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    Gotta go with a roasty stout, Plead the Fifth is a favorite. As much as I love Belgian quads, I haven't had good luck pairing them with steak. I save my IPA's for pizza\nacho night.
     
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    Yeah Ive always been fond of Millers draft. Even the light is pretty good and its about the only light I enjoy.
     
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    I've yet to find a beer that WON'T go with steak. It'd have to be a bad beer.
     
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    Duvel duvel duvel.......always and forever duvel

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    I can say I never really drank beer with steak, normally a red wine goes great.
     
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    Any Alpine IPA
     
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    I like a porter myself. But not a super heavy one, like a yuengling porter.
     
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    porter as always/
     
  30. Democritus

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    Always the imperial stouts with steak. Take a nice nap afterwards!? Wake up wash your face then have a cigar and another stout haha.
     
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    I agree. Beer and steak are naturals together.

    Give me a good cut of meat, I love a saratoga, done medium rare. And a simple side like a baked potato with REAL butter, and a nice salad, and a really nice smooth stout.....oh man it just doesnt get better.

    Pepper and garlic are my two "absolutes". I like some olives in the salad and maybe grilled onion with the steak too. Oh yeah and some mushrooms.

    A really good hot bread with natural butter can substitute for potato. Im finding a arrogant B-stard Ale to be a nice steak pairing as well. a complex ale seems to bring out the flavor of good beef.
     
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    i love ipas with stouts...although lately i have been drinking some red wine with steak and that hits the spot...wine just hits me hard and i drink more than i should by accident...

    any type of beer with hops though, IMO goes well with steak. i know people say stouts, but i dont knwo ikf i could stomach a heavy stout with a heavy meal like steak and potatoes...guess i shoudl try that this weekend!
     
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    I usually like a light, dry stout with low carbonation to go with a steak. I'll have to go with Murphy's.
     
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    In a perfect world it would be a good porter or Russian imperial stout.
     
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    Flemish brown ale.
     
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    I like a nice pilsner myself, or a sour.

    IPA aint a bad choice when ya don't wanna drag a bunch of shit out.
     
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    choice #1 = a cold one
    choice #2 = a cold one that's free
     
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    A good steak deserves a beverage that will cleanse your palette between bites and be different enough from the steak to keep the taste buds from fatiguing. I'm a big trappist fan and something like Duval is a winner. Recently, however, I have discovered a Mexican line of beers that are darn near as good. The brand is "Day of The Dead" and their blond ale or larger is great with a steak. The porter is great while the steak is cooking. :-}
     
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    Besides a Red Wine(Cab/merlot/Bordeux blends/etc) a Belgian Quad/Belgian Strong Dark Ale such as St Bernardus ABT 12, Rochefort 8/10, Chimay Blue, and Ommegang 3Phil. I have also had luck with Imperial Ambers such as Port Shark Attack and Oskar Blues G'Knight.
     
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    I usually just open a big cab for my steaks. Then if I' up for it, a stout or porter with dessert. I save the big imperial stouts to drink with my beer snob friends

    I just don't think beer pairs with food the same way wine does. I was a wine guy before beer though, so that's probly why
     
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