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Knightron 10-07-2012 08:55 AM

What style of beer do you like?
First: if you don't drink beer, or like it and have anything valuable to contribute to the conversation, please don't reply.

I am not a beer drinker :rolleyes:. I generally drink bourbon. I have tasted several beers and was quite put off by the taste. Recently i found out that there are different styles of beer. I live in Australia, and upon research found out that the beer market in Australia is overwhelmed with Lagers. All the beers i have tasted were Lagers. I've become very interested in this. I plan on buying some stout tomorrow to try it and see if i'm any more impressed with that.

So to all you beer drinkers out there, what style of beer do you like? and how do you feel about the other styles?

Snark1994 10-07-2012 10:43 AM

(Alcoholic) ginger beer is my favourite, then ciders (probably don't count for the purposes of this discussion, though), then lighter lagers like Carlsberg. I used to like stouts (well, guinness) but I've lately gone off them a bit. :)

sycamorex 10-07-2012 11:25 AM

Last year I started appreciating the taste of ales. I can't recommend any name as:

- I still haven't decided on my favourite one (I don't do the tastings that often:))
- I usually try some local ones which are probably not distributed abroad.

okcomputer44 10-07-2012 01:12 PM

Hi Knightron,

Heineken and Stella Artois I would mention as a good beer for me.
But first of all same here I don't drink beer much. ;)

Home made plum, Jägermeister and Russian Vodka are the favorites... But of course small amount just for the taste.

pixellany 10-07-2012 01:16 PM

Sam Adams Boston Lager

wpeckham 10-07-2012 02:23 PM

I brew my own and like that better than any commercial beer. I live in the USA, and most commercial beer here is pretty tasteless.

For a drink, I prefer a good bourbon or a heavy dry wine. I find I do not drink very much of the beer I brew. Beer batter for fried fish and beer bread use up about twice the amount I drink.

k3lt01 10-07-2012 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by wpeckham (Post 4799613)
I brew my own and like that better than any commercial beer.

Same here, I brew my own Old an Stout. Have them up to 11% proof (don't go driving after having a stubby). I don't like bitter beers (yeah I know kind of goes against the natural order of things) so I use brown sugar in my dark home brews to give a sweeter taste that sometimes seems caramelly (is that a word?).

frankbell 10-07-2012 09:24 PM

It's difficult to find the States, but English bitter.

TobiSGD 10-07-2012 10:39 PM

Thank Bob that I live in Germany, the country with the best beer in the world (warning, I am biased). And actually I like all kinds of beer, but the most I drink wheat beer and pils. Sometimes (rarely) a stout, the only type of foreign beer that I like.

m.a.l.'s pa 10-08-2012 01:04 AM

Sadly, I quit drinking early this year. But I guess doing so was good for my health. Dropped about 40 pounds, and physically I feel quite a bit better.

Anyway, I like just about any kind of beer. I'm probably no expert on beer; put one in front of me, I'd drink it! I think I could get used to anything.

Used to be a little place up in Ann Arbor called The Full Moon where you could try lots of different kinds of beers. I liked to stop in there every time I was up that way.

The last few months before I quit, I kinda developed a taste for Samuel Adams; various beers, but I especially liked Cherry Wheat.

Living out here in the Southwestern U.S., I also drank a lot of Mexican cerveza, especially Carta Blanca and Modelo Especial. Always seemed to go well with the food out this way.

My beer-aficionado friend tells me that all American beers are crap, but I also loved Bud.

brianL 10-08-2012 04:09 AM

Anything except weak fizzy lagers.

Knightron 10-09-2012 11:58 PM

I tried some guinness extra stout for the first time the other day. It's a lot different to my usual alcoholic beverages, but all up i enjoyed them and will be having a few more in the coming days. Don't know if it'll replace my bourbon but at least i didn't almost vomit after it came in contact with my tongue like some previous beers. The most surprising thing was the after taste, it was fabulous.

Wim Sturkenboom 10-10-2012 05:46 AM

I mostly drink Hansa or Windhoek. Sometimes a weiss beer.


Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4799867)
Thank Bob that I live in Germany, the country with the best beer in the world (warning, I am biased).

Let's make that 'some of the better beers in the world' and I will agree with you :) The best beers come from the abbeys in Belgium and for me are WestVleteren and Chimay Blue (oh, I miss them soooooo much). And I'm not biased :D

cascade9 10-14-2012 06:22 AM

For the australians here, suprise! I dont like cascade beer. If I do drink beer, its normally VB (victoria bitter). Yeah, I know, its considered pretty least I dont drink XXXX. :tisk:


Originally Posted by Snark1994 (Post 4799464)
(Alcoholic) ginger beer is my favourite, then ciders (probably don't count for the purposes of this discussion, though), then lighter lagers like Carlsberg.

Pretty much the same here, I'm far more likely to grab a cider than a ginger beer, and ginger beer over normal beer. However, I dont like Carlsberg, but AFAIK I've only had .au carlsberg, I've heard its better in europe.

273 10-14-2012 06:43 AM

I like a variety of beers from a few different countries.
From my home country of England I like many of the local beers especially those brewed with lots of bitter hops (there are several very good breweries in my home town).
From Germany I like the dunkel beers from Erdinger and others.
From Belgium Chimay is good but I really love Duchesse de Bourgogne which undergoes a secondary fermentation to add a taste almost akin to balsamic vinegar.
In the US I found the beer a bit poor but came across a beer from Pennsylvania which was more akin to European lager (probably due to the German contingent in that state). Sadly I forget the name though.
Best beer I've tried from Norway was Aass Fatøl though others were pretty good.
Most of the Czech pilsners are pleasant but a little uninteresting.
Same goes for Dutch lagers I've tried -- easy drinking and crisp taste but not all that interesting.

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