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Old 01-13-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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I've read through a few threads in the past few months lauding hops. I'm here to pledge my allegiance to hops, and I'd like to add that I simply cannot bear the taste of Hefe's. C'mon Hefe haters, I know you're out there...let's make fun of HefeWeizen!!


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Old 01-13-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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Won't make fun, but I can not stand wheat beers or fruit beers. A hefe is a fruity wheat beer, so it's doubly bad for me! I know lots of people love them, though, so I can respect the style.


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Old 01-13-2009, 12:16 AM   #3
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Won't make fun, but I can not stand wheat beers or fruit beers. A hefe is a fruity wheat beer, so it's doubly bad for me! I know lots of people love them, though, so I can respect the style.
You have a much more pleasant way of putting it. That's what I was trying to say!
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I will NOT make a hefe. I just don't like any commercial offerings, so I can't imagine making 5 gallons of it!!!!
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I enjoy a hefe every now and then, but I dig the hoppy brews alot more . If I was stranded on a deserted island and had to drink only one type of beer for the rest of my life, it would probably be Ruination IPA.
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I have a fever, and the only cure is

MORE HOPS!
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:02 AM   #7
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I really like Hefe's, I actually have one fermenting right now but....I do like hops also.
Nothing wrong with a nice hoppy lager or ale for that matter. I just don't like a beer where the hops are a dominant flavour. I prefer a nice balance of malty and hops. I also LOVE the smell of hops and have to smell them a bunch of times before tossing em in the brew kettle.
I don't think you have to be on side of the fence of the other. Hefe's vs. Hoppy IPA or whatever.
You CAN like BOTH in my opinion.
Whatever floats your boat is what I'm all about.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #8
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I'm a big fan of heavily hopped brews as well as weakly hopped wheat brews. They're all delicious.
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I like Hefes AND IPAs. But you can send them sour beers back down to hell where they came from!
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I'm not a big wheat beer fan. I think the biggest problem is there are too many bad examples out there. Most of the time this is manifest as over the top flavors, be it clove, or bubblegum, or the yeast itself. I think what is happening is people are starting to think this is what good examples are supposed to taste like and it is leading to a bit of an arms race (trying to keep up with the hops arms race in IPAs). I do really enjoy a nice subtle wheat beer. Properly carbonated it can be quite refereshing.


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