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Old 03-07-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
Jan 2007
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 90

Does anyone really have a favorite beer? Or maybe a favorite style of beer?

I find it like trying to pick my favorite child, if i had children. I can't play favorites to one, I have to love them all equally. Just like God would do, right?

Like how do you decide which is better a really good IPA or a belgian ale? I just can't do it.

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Old 03-07-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
Ol' Grog
Sep 2006
Chickasha, OK.
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I'm pretty easy.....anything that is NOT HOPPY. I don't like hopped up brews. How you IPA or even double IPA lovers like that stuff is beyond me.

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Old 03-07-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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Aug 2006
People's Republic of Cambridge
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I'm pretty partial to traditional english style ale's myself be they brown, porter, or stout. I'm not too keen on the really big beers or anything that is overly bitter (although an ESB or IPA done right can be good).

Through this hobby I have also discovered that with the exception of Rouge Dead Guy Ale, all my favorite beers use Target hops for bittering and EK Goldings for aroma.
And now we go AG!

On Tap: Nadda
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Planning: Extra Special Bitter

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:02 PM   #4
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Jan 2005
Omaha, Nebraska
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My answer is always the same....cold. I like cold beer. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a nice stout. Sometimes an ESB, sometimes an IPA, hell even sometimes even a nice pilsner.

Homer Simpson said it best....mmmmmmmmmmmmmbeer


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Old 03-07-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
Jan 2007
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 90

Originally Posted by TheJadedDog
all my favorite beers use Target hops for bittering and EK Goldings for aroma.

So you have multiple favorites too? or just one? At least you've narrowed it down to a style. I think i need to drink more.

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #6
Jan 2007
Southwest Florida
Posts: 198

It will always be the same for me:

1. Stout or Porter
2. Heffe WeiB
3. Pumpkin or Spice Ale
4. Winter Ales
5. Belgian Wit (Blue Moon)

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:16 PM   #7
Mar 2007
Western PA
Posts: 190

I fell in love with hops. Once I tasted some commercial brews: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA, I crossed over to the "dark side". It is hard for me to enjoy a non-hopped up beer now. I do, however, like Blue Moon as a great summer beer. Drinking the IPAs and Pale Ales got me into trying to brew my own. Am now in the process of my first batch - Pale Ale. And will next do an IPA. Anyone have any recommendations for a particular IPA kit. Remember that I am just a beginner. Thanks.

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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Aug 2006
Charlottesville, VA
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I have to say I'm a sucker, in general, for Russian Imperial Stouts and Geuze/Lambic. Saisons are also some of my favs.

In particular...

-Avery's Czar Russian Imperial Stout
-Hanssen's Oude Kreik
-Fantome's Saison
-Schnieder's Aventinus
-Gouden Carolus' Grand Cru of the Emperor
-Aged Westvleteren-St. Sixtus and/or Orval
-Unibroue's Ephemere Cassis

Just to name a few...
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers

•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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Nov 2006
Central PA
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I find in general as long as the beer is well made is what counts. I mean crap beer is crap beer. Some folks have different tolerances for some experiences. Me, I like it all just about...except for the camp of extremes for the sake of extremes, that just doesn't do it for me personally. I think in general as well, this is important when sharing your beer to not take offense if somebody doesn't like it on account of what their own palate likes. Plus some days I'm just in the mood for a thick Oatmeal Stout, whereas others I reach for an APA or a Pils.
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Brew what you like. Do this, and you will find your inner brewer.

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:17 PM   #10
Mar 2007
Posts: 65

Well up until a few days ago I would have said Bud Light..... but I recently tried Dos Equis and I think I've found a new favorite.

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