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Old 01-23-2007, 02:37 AM   #1
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I'm usually an american light, light beer kind of guy. I've been wanting to branch out into darker beers and try to taste the more flavorful beers....any suggestions on a great medium beer to start with and dark beers to move onto?

 
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:47 AM   #2
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I would definitely suggest Fat Tire Amber Ale as a good starting point. It's a bit darker than light beers, but it's still very easy drinking. George Killian's Irish Red is a darker lager that is also pretty easy drinking. You could also try some wheat beers; most light beer drinkers seem to like them.

After that, you could try Newcastle Brown or Sierra Nevada Brown. The SN is actually one of the best brown ales I've ever had. As for really dark stuff, try Anchor Porter or a doppelbock like Paulaner Salvator, Spaten Optimator, or Ayinger Celebrator. All great beers.

If you want to try hoppier beers, I think Full Sail Pale Ale is pretty decent, and when you're ready to move on to India Pale Ales, I'd recommend Pyramid Thunderhead IPA and finally, the big daddy, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:50 AM   #3
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:51 AM   #4
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You're tellin me! At least I had a homebrew in hand while I was typing that.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:25 AM   #5
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If you're looking for cheap, commercial, easy-to-drink, totally good beer, try Tetley's from the UK. It's really mild and smooth, but doesn't have much body. For more taste, try Newcastle or Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale. Lots to choose from, but I'd stick with a Brown Ale or a Bitter for now.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:34 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot guys and keep posting me with good ideas and great brews.

 
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