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Ales 103 89.57%
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #11
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I like Ales. They mature quicker and don't require a cold environment to ferment. They also have more flavor in my opinion.

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #12
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I started homebrewing because I could make ales relatively easily. I really enjoy a good lager, but this obsession, for me, is all about the ale.

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:49 PM   #13
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If I could drink only one beer the rest of my life it would be a stout, so I voted for ales. However I love malty flavours as well so I've recently ordered a temp controller to try out some lagering. The extra challenge appeals to me as well.

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Old 04-29-2008, 01:07 PM   #14
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There are more kinds of ales that I like, but there are a lot more ale styles than lager styles. I love bocks, schwartzbiers, dunkels, oktoberfests, good bohemian or german pils, and vienna lagers, but there are too many other kinds of ales I enjoy so that's how I voted.

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:29 PM   #15
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Definitely both. I brew about equal amounts of each. In the summer though I really enjoy a good light pilsner.

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:32 PM   #16
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Didn't vote - I don't prefer either one. I make ales because I don't have the ability to lager yet. When I do, I'll make those too.

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Old 04-29-2008, 03:14 PM   #17
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There's no such thing as a sour lager......yet anyway

This reminds me, at some point I want to do a poll: "Choose a style to be soured": And then have things like: Porter, IPA, Octoberfest, Bock, ESB, etc. to choose from that are not normally 'soured'. Whichever won, I would brew and sour and see the results. Maybe when I get through my next few I'll have some free time to mess around.

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Old 04-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #18
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Wow, I am surprised by the results. I love Ales, well because I love to make funky stuff (not that all Ales are funky, just more suitable for). Lagers are great though, and by no means at the bottom of my list. I prefer whatever the mood strikes me as liking!

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Old 04-29-2008, 04:18 PM   #19
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Quote:
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There's no such thing as a sour lager......yet anyway

This reminds me, at some point I want to do a poll: "Choose a style to be soured": And then have things like: Porter, IPA, Octoberfest, Bock, ESB, etc. to choose from that are not normally 'soured'. Whichever won, I would brew and sour and see the results. Maybe when I get through my next few I'll have some free time to mess around.
Now that you mention it, a sour Bock would be freaking awesome. Then, depending on the yeast you use, you could really add a extra level of complexity.
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