Originally Posted by ksb63
No actually like trippels, dubbels, porters, stouts, sours, hefe's ect. For some reason can't stand IPA's they smell like cat nip/mint and just taste off to me. Like an overly peated scotch.
Interesting. I actually love a good peaty scotch.. Laphroig, for example, is excellent. I like IPAs fine but do not find the flavor to be at all like a good smokey peaty scotch.
It's also interesting you mention la fin du monde, I think that's pretty good beer if you like the belgian style.
I'm not trying to call you out, taste is subjective. It's just interesting how there are certain beers that have been mentioned repeatedly (so there is some of consensus) but many posters also have some particular idiosyncrasies where they dislike a very specific beer or style.
For example, last time I tried anchor liberty ale I found the hop profile harsh and medicinal tasting but I'm not generally aversive to hoppy beers. I also despise that weird flavor in the european lagers (eg heineken, estrella damm, stella).
Still, all those are recognizable as beer. Steel Reserve is just awful... There's just no contest.