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Old 12-18-2013, 01:11 AM   #11
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Dec 2012
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When I turned 21, I didn't know beer much at all either. I got recommendations from a friend of mine (who also introduced me to homebrewing) to buy the following:

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse
Pilsner Urquell (Or Trumer Pills if you can get that)

Edit: I guess I got some Grolsch as well. I think the porter was on the counter. I was sort of into being a beer nerd before I was even into beer.

After getting familiar with those, he had me pick up:
Guinness Draught
Spaten Optimator
Anchor Steam
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
and I think an IPA as well to test out, since I hadn't had one yet.

Most of these are widely available, so see what you can find. Be sure to read up on what the style of the beer is before you try it to really understand what you're tasting (rather than just remembering "oh I don't like Guinness").

If you're really into having a proper experience here, see if you can get some proper glassware as well. Three pieces should be fine: A pint glass, pilsner glass, and wheat beer glass.

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #12
Oct 2013
Chicago, IL
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I was lucky to find a pint glass in the back of the cup board( all my drinking glasses are by my dads) ended up geting

two brothers Ebels weiss
loved this one puttng together a hefe recipe.

Boulevard unfiltered wheat
realy enjoyed this one aswell could see me sitting around drinking these.
Summit Rebellion stout
Surprised me that I like it As I got an impression from hop devil(50 ibu) that a would hate a 70 Ibu drink liked it enough to forgive the coffee finish(realy don't like coffee)
leinenkugel snowdrift vanilla porter
was alright at first the roasted barley got to much after a while and once it warmed to the point that the coffee taste to over I couldn't finish it felt gritty.
Victory HopDevil
Hated it I think of it as the most efective way to torcher me only manged to drink half of it.

spaten optimator
havent tried yet

and was given

bluemoon harvest pumpkin ale
havent tried yet

bluemoon short straw red ale
havent tried yet

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:40 AM   #13
Oct 2013
Chicago, IL
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O and ive been drinking for a while its just after trying bmc I thought I hated beer.

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Old 12-18-2013, 01:58 AM   #14

It would seem that your pallet favors light ales, stout and lagers hopdevil is one of my favorite brews but it is very hoppy. all of the ones you seemed to like have low hop flavor. i would stick with hefes, blond's, lagers and stout until you taste buds mature. I started out the same way now i only drink heavily hopped pales, ipa and imperial ipa
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #15
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Just keep venturing out a little when you're feeling up to it. Your tastes will keep changing.

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