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4 Beer Styles

Postby kimm » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:01 pm

Need your help for conversation's sake. What are your top four favorite beer styles (e.g., stout, IPA, saison)/what four styles do you usually gravitate towards?
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby wallrock » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:17 pm

I drink quite a few IPAs and IIPAs and I do enjoy them very much. However a lot of this is because my friends are real hopheads so I'm always getting new hoppy beers to bring over whenever I hang out with them.

At home I tend to have more German lagers, sours, rye beers, and stouts. I really enjoy the bourbon barrel aged beers as well.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:33 pm

IPA's (Imperial, Double, India, whatever you got)
Belgian Trappist anything
Porter
Lager
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby jman111 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Hard to limit to 4, but:
Stout/ Imperial Stout
Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy
Hefeweizen
Tripel

(at least right now...subject to change at a moment's notice)
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:09 pm

IPA
Any Stout
Belgium Trappist anything also
A good Pilsner.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:12 pm

In no particular order,

GREAT BEERS,
FANTASTIC BEERS,
RARE BEERS OF INTEREST,
and
BEERS OF EXTREMELY HIGH REGARD.

But seriously. American IPA, Fruit Lambic/Wild Lambic-style Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse. My fridge is generally most full of these.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:32 pm

IPA
Belgian Trappist anything (I'm sensing a theme here)
Lager
Weiss
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby gargantua » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:00 pm

The theme continues, with a minor variation:

IPA's
Imperial stouts
Belgians. Westmalle Tripel is my favorite
Pilsners
Sometimes I'm in the mood for a great pilsner. My personal favorite is Victory Prima Pils.

I bet for most of us there is some seasonality in our favorites. I wouldn't touch a wheat beer now, but come June Ale Asylum Unshadowed Hefeweizen and others get in the rotation. And in the fall.....I'll get a hankering for Spaten Oktoberfest.

Beers of great distinction are a year-around favorite.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby fisticuffs » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:19 am

gargantua wrote:The theme continues, with a minor variation:

IPA's
Imperial stouts
Belgians. Westmalle Tripel is my favorite
Pilsners
Sometimes I'm in the mood for a great pilsner. My personal favorite is Victory Prima Pils.

I bet for most of us there is some seasonality in our favorites. I wouldn't touch a wheat beer now, but come June Ale Asylum Unshadowed Hefeweizen and others get in the rotation. And in the fall.....I'll get a hankering for Spaten Oktoberfest.

Beers of great distinction are a year-around favorite.


Definitely seasonal, although I'll have a Maggie IPA every time I'm at the Grumpy. In the summer I've been drinking a lot of Coors Original, the Banquet Beer. A tall boy is a hell of a good fishin' beer. Easy drinking domestic has to be on my list somewhere even if it's last.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby jman111 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:30 am

fisticuffs wrote:Easy drinking domestic has to be on my list somewhere even if it's last.

I'm a sucker for an ice cold Blatz or four on a hot Summer day. Just too bad they're no longer available in returnables.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby rabble » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:31 am

Hefeweizen. Crop Circle in particular.

Not much else.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:40 am

fisticuffs wrote:I bet for most of us there is some seasonality in our favoritesu.
Absolutely. But IPAs I drink all year round, which is a big part of why they top my list. Definitely agree that weiss is a summer thing. Pilsners, another summer favorite, probably come in 5th for me.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby O.J. » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:00 am

Keeping it very general, IPA's, Stouts, Porters and I'll lump all Belgians together(I love the yeast strains). Barleywines are making a strong push, especially during the winter. Saisons and Witbiers are nice and refreshing in the heat.

Styles that I tend to shy away from: Blondes/Goldens, Cream, Red, and most fruit beers.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby gargantua » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:20 am

O.J. wrote:Styles that I tend to shy away from: Blondes/Goldens, Cream, Red, and most fruit beers.

I've never had a cream beer that I liked. I don't even try them anymore.
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Re: 4 Beer Styles

Postby barreg » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:55 pm

-Brown Ale
-Scotch Ale
-Lager
-Weiss

The more bitter the beer, the less chance I'll like it, though I don't mind a little bitterness and I really like floral/citrus notes from hops.
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