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Old 01-30-2013, 02:01 AM   #21
Feb 2010
Elkhart, IN
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Home brewing just intensified my interest in beer.

I have lost interest in really hoppy beer though. It was a nice change, and I don't mind extra hops in assorted American styles. But for the most part I now lean toward balanced fully bodied brews. I moderate my hops so a good IPA or American Pale really is something different.

Plus, I'm exercising more. Don't need the extra estrogen from hoppy beers. lol
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #22
May 2009
Los Angeles
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Yeah probably sours for me. In fact I can remember listing "sours" as a category I'd prefer not to judge when I first started judging in competitions. I judged sours in a competition a few months ago and it was delightful. There was one gueuze (that happened to be accidentally entered as a straight lambic) that was among the best I've ever had, homebrew or commercial.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:18 AM   #23
Nov 2012
Altoona, PA
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well I only have brewed three batches to date since taking on this new hobby but the one beer I believe I've lost interest in slightly are barleywines. Just not into the high alcohol content.

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:19 AM   #24
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Dec 2011
NE Iowa, Iowa
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I agree with Revvy's early post - lighter beers. In particular, I love brewing (drinking) Helles, Dortmunder, British Mild, Brittish Bitter . . . . session beers. I like the challenge of brewing an awesome tasting beer that is 1.035- low 40 range. It is not easy to do, especially if it is a "golden" beer. Lagers in general as well - especially german beers ( pils, oktoberfest, maibock, etc.)

Also have become interested in sours a bit as others have mentioned too. Rodenbach is a favorite and the one that got me hooked (along with a New Glarus Cherry Stout.)

What am I less interested in to offset this? Crazy beers (odd additions, fruit, spice, etc. etc. etc.) I used to always see a recipe and thing "what can I add to it to make it "better" (which usually made it worse).

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:58 AM   #25
Jul 2012
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I have to agree that one thing I notice and appreciate more is a delicate beer that is balanced. Very hard to do ad hard to come by. There's a lot of craft beer out there that is great and full of powerful flavors and aromas, but I really like a well balanced beer that has nothing to hide behind. I wish I could come up with an example here, maybe six points resin? I am enjoying the new Albion ale as of last week. There is something great about simplicity, and that beer is solid and simple.

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:38 AM   #26
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Sour beers, and specifically true Lambics. I read about them, tried one and thought "gross they just let open to the air and come what may?" but now realizing that this creates a beer that is one drinkable, two can get you drunk, and three is actually delicious, it is pretty amazing. I mean this is literally manna from heaven.

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