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Old 06-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys like beer? I'm not asking if you like IPAs or Stouts. I said beer. It just seems that most people will say they like beer, but when you talk to them further they really only like a few different kinds of beer. Not only do I see people on this forum bashing the american light beers, but also the premium mass produced beer (Blue Moon, Amber Bock, Killian's, etc). Then there seems to be homebrewer's who have a very narrow style of beer that they like (IPAs, Stouts, etc.) It seems to me a little misleading to say you like beer, when really you can't stand 99% of the beer produced. It would be more correct to say you don't like beer or more better, that you don't like most beer, but there are certain kinds you like. Imagine if someone said they liked pie, but didn't like cherry, banna cream, coconut cream, strawberry, blueberry, punkin, or peanut butter. You then ask what kind of pie do you like? And they say that the like Apple pie, but only the way Grandma makes it. If that's the only pie you like, I wouldn't say you like pie, I'd say you like apple pie when Grandma makes it.

The funny thing is that it's not just people who like the craft beers, who are picky, but even the light beer drinkers. I spoke with someone a couple of nights ago that liked Coors light, but not Miller lite. As if it makes a huge difference.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I like beer. I can't think of a beer I wont drink. If I'm at someone's house and they offer me a Miller lite, I'll drink it and like it. I like Miller lite less then some of the more specialty beers, but I can enjoy drinking one. My favorite part about drinking Miller Lite is that since I never buy it, if I'm drinking one it's free.

There are also the mass produced premium beers (Killian's, Amber Bock, Blue Moon.) This I enjoy a lot, and I'll even spend money to buy them.

There are some more specialty and mircro brews that I like as well: Three Philosophers, Magic Hat #9, Fransacaner, Chimay, Two Hearted IPA, DogFish head.

I like many different styles of beer: stouts, IPAs, Weizen, Bock, Porter, Pilsner, etc. I can't think of a style or class of beer I don't like.

I don't think my love for beer makes me undiscerning. I still think that some beers are better then other. Depending on my mood I may prefer one style of beer over another.

How about you? Do you like beer?

I posted this on my blog as well, feel free to comment either on the forum or on the blog:
Home Brew and Wine: Do you like beer?

 
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Interesting, not really sure what to say here. I like beer.

 
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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I also enjoy beer.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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Nope. Beer sucks.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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So, by this reasoning, if don't like McDonald's it means I don't like cheeseburgers.

Damn, I thought I liked cheeseburgers...
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
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I think you are the only one. I suppose that you are special.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #8
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Well I seriously doubt that you like every single beer out there available. Buy a 6 pack of Blatz and Honestly tell me you LIKE it. Willing to drink it to get drunk does not = Liking it.

Most people on here like the craft of brewing and are willing to try any beer presented. Just because we don't like a particular style or beer doesn't mean we don't like "beer". I may not Choose to drink a particular beer, but it doesn't mean I don't appreciate the brewer's skill and devotion.

Liking Beer is more than just drinking beer. There's more to beer than taste. There's history, there is science, there is uniquness.

So saying I don't like beer in general because I wouldn't choke down a Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat to save my dogs life, is just not a true statement.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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Um...yeah.....Uh....Right.....

Most wheats make me nauseous (though a pound in a grainbill doesn't affect me, only majority wheat beers)....I do not like Budwieser and most other majority RICE adjuncted lagers, but I do like SOME corn adjuncted or mixed rice and corn commercial lagers such as LLabats, PBR, Schlit's original recipe, Stroh's.

And I have grown to appreciate darker lagers, Vienna and Maibocks especially, but my preference is ales of all types, stouts, IPA's, belgians, cream ales, porters, pumpkins...yadda yadda yaddda.....so I guess I like beer...

WHat's the question???
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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If it's an undying devotion to every type and style of beer, then no, I guess I don't like beer.

I can't stand mass produced American Lager's anymore. It's seriously a flavor issue with me.

I'm not big on sour beers.

I will politely refuse a beer I don't care for if offered. If that makes me rude or snobby, what can I do?

So no, I don't LIKE beer.

(I LOVE BEER )
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