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Old 10-04-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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I've combined 3 different polls with "what would you top ## styles be if yo could only have ## styles".

The problem is that many styles COULD be combined into one.

So - your task if you decide to except it would be to combine styles.

For instance - I have already out Oktoberfest into rotating Seasonal.

but I have 4 or 5 Belgians - combine them into rotating Belgians?? English Ale and English Brown???

The list - I'm not putting the counts in yet. Don't want to sway your opinions.

Alt
American Amber
American Brown Ale
American Wheat
APA
Barley Wine
Belgian Dubbel
Belgian Golden Strong
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Quad
Belgian Tripple
Belgian Wit
Berliner-weiss
Blond Ale
Cask Bitter
Cream Ale
Czech Pils
Dortmunder Export
Dry Irish stout
Dry Stout
Dunkelweizen
Dusseldorf Alt
English Ale
English Brown
English Porter
ESB
German marzen
German Pils
Hefeweizen
Helles
Honey Ale
IIPA
IPA
Irish Red
Kentucky Common
Kolsch
Lambic
Lawnmower
Maerzen
MILD
Munich Dunkel Lager
Nitro stout
Oatmeal Stout
Pilsner
Porter
Raspberry Wit
Rauchbier
RIS
Roggenbier
Rotating Belgian
Rotating high-gravity
Rotating Seasonal
Rye Stout
RyePA
Saison
Schwarzbier
Scottish
Seasonal Wheat
Steambeer
Stout
Strong Golden Ale
Trippel
Vanilla Porter
wee heavy
white ale
Witbier

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Old 10-04-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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So many beers too little time...but I'm doing my best to have everyone of them before kicking the bucket!!!

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For instance

Hefeweizen - can I group that with American Wheat? or Witbier?

Dry Irish Stout can be group with Stouts? Is there THAT much difference?

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For simplicity sake, why don't you just group them according to BJCP categories? We're all homebrewers and pretty familiar with the categories and sub-categories. For example, Milds, Southern English Brown and Northern Brown Ales would be under Category 11 - English Brown Ales. I suppose you can make it even more general and include American Brown ales too and just have the category labeled as "Brown Ales". Use your best judgment with stuff that doesn't necessarily fit style guidelines and group it with other beers its relatively close to.

I would not group German Hefeweizens with American Wheats or Belgian Wits but I would group Dry Stouts in "Stouts" along with Milk stouts, Oatmeal Stout, RIS, etc, etc.

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