So I posted a bit about my first batch that I actually like a great deal (American Light Ale kit from Morebeer.com which was 6lbs Ultralight LME, Crystal 15L grain steep, and 1.5 total oz of Cascade)
My next batch was a Warrior Pale Ale kit from AHS, 7lbs pale LME, Crystal 20L steep, 1oz Warrior, 1oz Sterling. I haven't tasted this yet but I assume it's going to be quite different from the first due to the pointed Cascade distinction. It's also much darker (amber) than the first batch.
My last batch, #3, was a Killian's Red Lager clone also from AHS. Again, I'm sure this should taste quite a bit different than the previous two.
On to what I know about my tastes in beer to help frame this question:
Sam Adams Oktoberfest
Blue Moon Oktoberfest
Redhook ESB (which I've heard is nowhere near as bitter as a real ESB)
River Horse Lager (this is a limited Northeast distributed brew but in case you've had it)
Rock Bottom Peashooter
I very much didn't like:
Rock Bottom Brown Bear, Stout (apparently i don't like smoky notes)
Pyramid Hefe Weissen (I don't want to discount all wheats, but it just wasn't good)
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale (I have 4 bottles in the fridge that will just rot there)
Flying Dog Porter
So, given all that info, can someone suggest a good batch #4 that would be different than what I've already got in the works but also inline with my tastes? I'd like to stick with Extract + steeped grains at this point.
Thanks so much for your guidance.
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