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Old 12-04-2007, 10:22 PM   #11
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Weakest in the sour and Belgian categories, both of which are being recitified

Not a ton of experience with Scottish ale, either, and never had a French ale.


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Old 12-04-2007, 10:32 PM   #12
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Have ya'll been checking the subclassifications? I am all squared up on the top level categories but need those subs I mentioned. Heck, I don't know if I have even seen a Düsseldorf Altbier locally. Eisenbock is going down this weekend!

My hat is off to those who have aced 'em all!



 
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:34 PM   #13
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It's difficult to go off that list because most English brewers don't confirm to those style guides.
There was actually an interesting discussion related to that in the comments to one of Lew Bryson's blogs

http://lewbryson.blogspot.com/2007/0...-us-vs-uk.html

 
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #14
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I've lived in Germany for 5 years and have worked around the globe, so I have lots of beer experience and have had each one of these catagories.


1. Light Lager - Yep, Ok
2. Pilsner - Yep, Good one
3. European Amber Lager - Yep, Good one
4. Dark Lager - Yep, Good one
5. Bock Yep, Good one
6. Light Hybrid Beer - Yep, Good one
7. Amber Hybrid Beer - Yep, Good one
8. English Pale Ale - Yep, Good one
9. Scottish And Irish Ale - Yep, Good one
10. American Ale - Yep, Good one
11. English Brown Ale - Yep, Good one
12. Porter - Yep, Good one
13. Stout - Yep, Good one
14. India Pale Ale (ipa) - Yep, Good one
15. German Wheat And Rye Beer - Yep, Good one
16. Belgian And French Ale - Yep, Good one
17. Sour Ale - Yep, Good one
18. Belgian Strong Ale - Yep, Good one
19. Strong Ale - Yep, Good one
20. Fruit Beer - Yep, don't like
21. Spice / Herb / Vegetable Beer - Yep, Good one
22. Smoke-flavored And Wood-aged Beer - Yep, Good one
23. Specialty Beer - Yep, Good one

As a BJCP Apprentice (no grade back yet), I judged a couple of competitions and that is where you can really try some of the obscure styles.

The real goal is to try all of the sub catagories.

BTW, Shiner just came out with a Schwartzbier. It's tasty.

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:18 AM   #15
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Quote:
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The real goal is to try all of the sub catagories.
That's my kind thinking.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:24 AM   #16
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Quote:
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Weakest in the sour and Belgian categories, both of which are being recitified

Not a ton of experience with Scottish ale, either, and never had a French ale.

What Scottish have you tried? I love Traquare House.(sp)

And for sours try Rodenbach( not the grand cru).

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:52 AM   #17
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:14 AM   #18
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i tend to go in phases. pale ales, stout/porters, german/bohemian type lagers, belgian funk/belgian ale.

right now i'm in a belgian rut, and really enjoying it
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:19 AM   #19
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The great thing about beer is that, except perhaps for judging purposes, many of those catgories are super loose. I've had at least one from each of the main categories...but there are SOOOOO many more brews to sample. As Orfy said, sipping a Fuller's ESB and a Bass doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of brews that might be loosely classified as "English Pale Ale/Bitter".

One thing I've always loved about Charlie Papazian is that he shows and shares a great love for all the peculiar and particular beers out in the great big world of brew. I'd love to travel all over Europe and try the local brew--some pub's house bitter, or town-favorite Altbier, or whatever.

 
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:35 AM   #20

I'd rate my beer experience pretty high. I've had all the styles on the list and several examples of many of them.

Heck, I have most of them in my beer fridge right now.



 
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