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Your Top 3 Beer Styles

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

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  1. fx20736

    fx20736 Mar 7, 2009 New York

    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

    JBogan Jul 15, 2007 California

    Belgian Tripels

    Belgian Quads

    Belgian Gueuzes
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  3. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    and a close number 4 is Gueuze.
  4. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Imperial Mild
    Tmavé Speciální Pivo
  5. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Imperial Stouts
    Sours/ Wild Ales/Gueuze
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  6. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    American Pale Ales
    Amber Largers
    Imperial Stouts
  7. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Imperial IPA

    Imperial Stout

    English Barleywine
    jglowe77, AmitC and VaTechPhilly like this.
  8. BeerBuddy2122

    BeerBuddy2122 Dec 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Wild ale
  9. craigo19

    craigo19 Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    KSOZE, skinsfan, Drucifer and 3 others like this.
  10. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Belgian Pale Ales
    Anything aged in bourbon barrels
  11. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

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

    pk18 Jun 12, 2012 Wisconsin
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  13. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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  14. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Same here, and in that order.
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  15. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Lately its been
    Nugget nectar in a tulip
    Nugget nectar in a pint glass
    Nugget nectar straight from the teet/bottle.
    PittBeerGirl, JimKal, drh88 and 3 others like this.
  16. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavys
    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

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    IPAs\Belgian IPAs
    (Witbiers a close fourth)
  18. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Bocks-Weizen, Dopple, Double, Triple, Eisenbock
    Barleywines particularly lean towards the malty English style
    Scotch Ale/Wee Heavys
  19. BILF

    BILF Jan 9, 2010 Israel

    Scotch Ale
    English Bitter
    Belgian Strong Dark / Quads
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  20. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Belgian Quads
  21. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Imperial stout/porter
    American strong ale
    Belgian quadruple

    Runner up: Barleywine
  22. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    I really like your thinking.

    Farmhouse / saison
    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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  23. teal

    teal May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    13 (entire stout family)
    17 C,D,F (Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin, Lambic, Fruit Lambic)
    9 E (Strong Scotch Ale)
  24. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Oct 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Old Ale/Barleywines

    Tie b/t Wild ales and Stouts
  25. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Jul 22, 2011 Ohio

    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

    ubenumber2 Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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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

    lookrider Apr 22, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    For me I would say it's:
    1. Belgian Tripel/Saison/BSPA
    2.Double IPA's
    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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  28. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    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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  29. match1112

    match1112 Mar 2, 2011 Illinois

    porters, saison, and ipa's are my three go to styles.
  30. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

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

    Extravadanza Aug 3, 2011 Ohio

    pretty much this
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  32. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Aug 18, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    American IPA

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

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    I love a variety so I'd go with

    1. Imperial Stouts
    2. Hefes
    3. IPAs
  34. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Almost a mirror image of Thorpe429:

    - Gueuze/Geuze
    - Saison
    - DIPA

    Honorable mention to fruited lambics, IPA, and APA.
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  35. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Imperial Stouts, IPAs, Sours, and a runner up is anything aged in a barrel.
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  36. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    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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  37. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    American Double Imperial Stout/Russian Imperial Stout
    Flanders Oud Bruin/Flanders Red Ale
  38. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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  39. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Stouts (especially imperial and oatmeal)
    Old Ales
  40. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Imperial Stouts / IPAs / Wheatwine
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