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Your Top 3 Beer Styles

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. fx20736

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    What three styles do you love the most and are excited to buy and drink and are willing to try new brands of?

    For me they are:

    English Pale Ale (Bitter)
    English Porter
    Belgian Strong Dark Ale

    Finding new beers of these types or drinking old favorites brings so much joy. I compare the way I feel about those styles to the way I feel about Vienna lagers, German Pilseners and Hefeweiszens. I like these three styles and buy them but these beers do not excite me. Maybe because they are Summer beers and I drink them to feel refreshed but don't focus as much on the beer as I do the pool, the lawn or the grill.
     
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  2. JBogan

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    Belgian Tripels

    Belgian Quads

    Belgian Gueuzes
     
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  3. cavedave

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    IPA
    IPA
    IPA
    and a close number 4 is Gueuze.
     
  4. patto1ro

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    Imperial Mild
    AK
    Tmavé Speciální Pivo
    KK
     
  5. gtermi

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    Imperial Stouts
    Sours/ Wild Ales/Gueuze
    Quads
     
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  6. dennis3951

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    American Pale Ales
    Amber Largers
    Imperial Stouts
     
  7. Nectar

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    Imperial IPA

    Imperial Stout

    English Barleywine
     
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  8. BeerBuddy2122

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    Wild ale
    Stout
    Saison
     
  9. craigo19

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    IPA's
    Porters
    Stouts
     
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    IPA's
    Belgian Pale Ales
    Anything aged in bourbon barrels
     
  11. PatriotsRule

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    Farmhouse/ saison
    Ipas and apas
    Jack's Abby lagers
     
  12. pk18

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    Sours
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  13. InVinoVeritas

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    DIPA
    AIPA
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    Same here, and in that order.
     
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  15. CurtFromHershey

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    Lately its been
    Nugget nectar in a tulip
    Nugget nectar in a pint glass
    Nugget nectar straight from the teet/bottle.
     
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    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavys
    Stouts
    Porters(really almost the same thing as a stout so I'll consider that a tie for second)
    Funky flavored beers of any type, like Licorice Lager
     
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  17. Immortale25

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    IPAs\Belgian IPAs
    Saisons
    Tripels
    (Witbiers a close fourth)
     
  18. Blueribbon666

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    Stouts/Porters
    Bocks-Weizen, Dopple, Double, Triple, Eisenbock
    Barleywines particularly lean towards the malty English style
    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavys
     
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    Scotch Ale
    English Bitter
    Belgian Strong Dark / Quads
     
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    IPAs
    Belgian Quads
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  21. Ataraxia

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    Imperial stout/porter
    American strong ale
    Belgian quadruple

    Runner up: Barleywine
     
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    I really like your thinking.

    Farmhouse / saison
    DIPA
    Belgian (Strong) Pale Ale

    Tie for fourth: American Wild, Imperial Stouts, and beers that blur the lines between the above-mentioned beers. (AKA, if I had a brewery I'd be brewing things like saisons brewed with botanicals and fermented in wine barrels with juicy dry-hopping. Plus the occasional stout. Or at least, I'd try.)


    Edit: Shit! How could I forget Wheatwine! Okay so 1-2-3, it's saison / DIPA / wheatwine, I guess.
     
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    13 (entire stout family)
    17 C,D,F (Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin, Lambic, Fruit Lambic)
    9 E (Strong Scotch Ale)
     
  24. Rollzroyce21

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    IPA's
    Old Ale/Barleywines

    Tie b/t Wild ales and Stouts
     
  25. BradtheGreat7

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    Geez I can't pick just 3 styles. I am fond of just about every style of ale and German style lagers.
    I'll do my ranks by country of origin.
    1. American style ales
    2. Belgian style ales
    3. German style ales
    3. English style ales
    5. Scottish style ales
    6. Irish style ales
    7. German style lagers
    That covers basically all the top shelf stuff
     
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  26. ubenumber2

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    Ok Ill pick more than 3 also just to try and fit in , lol. But here are my top 6 styles

    1. American Strong Ale
    2. DIPA
    3 Barleywine
    4 Belgium dubbels
    5 Old Ales
    6 IPA
     
  27. lookrider

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    For me I would say it's:
    1. Belgian Tripel/Saison/BSPA
    2.Double IPA's
    3.Hefeweisen
    Funny though, for numbers 1 & 3, I tend to stick to the ones I know are excellent such as La Fin du Monde, Duvel, Hennepin, Franziskaner, Kellerweis. But for number two, I can't wait to try any and all that I've never had before
     
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    1. Stouts of all types
    2. Hop-bomb IPAs and DIPAs that aren't too malty
    3. Sours

    What can I say, I'm pretty cliched.
     
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    porters, saison, and ipa's are my three go to styles.
     
  30. nickapalooza86

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    1. APA
    2. IPA
    3. all Stouts
     
  31. Extravadanza

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    pretty much this
     
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  32. Thorpe429

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    Gueuze
    Saison
    American IPA

    Honorable mention to Lambic - Fruit and Flanders Red Ale.
     
  33. RichD

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    I love a variety so I'd go with

    1. Imperial Stouts
    2. Hefes
    3. IPAs
     
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    Almost a mirror image of Thorpe429:

    - Gueuze/Geuze
    - Saison
    - DIPA

    Honorable mention to fruited lambics, IPA, and APA.
     
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    Imperial Stouts, IPAs, Sours, and a runner up is anything aged in a barrel.
     
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    right now ( yes i dont think i will ever be able to permanently pick 3)
    1. flemish oud bruin
    2. russian imperial stout
    3. saisons
     
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    IPA/DIPA
    American Double Imperial Stout/Russian Imperial Stout
    Flanders Oud Bruin/Flanders Red Ale
     
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    Stouts (especially imperial and oatmeal)
    Barleywines
    Old Ales
     
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