I'm fairly new here so what I have to say is probably not of that much interest to you all but I just gotta know if anyone else has the same preferences to beer as myself. Just so you know, I have consumed hundreds of different beers over the years and some of my favorites have always been Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines and IPAs......untill now.....
Several weeks ago I stopped eating anything sweet. And because of this my preferences for beer have completely changed. I now actually dislike any beer that is anything more than subtly sweet. My tastebuds have changed dramatically. They are much more sensative, which is a good thing, but when I try a sweet beer of any kind it is actually too sweet for me and I end up having to stop drinking it. I never imagined this happening. I always thought I would love a good Barley Wine the most. But now, drinking a homebrewed Kolsch is like sex for my tastebuds
Is there anyone here who doesnt drink or dislikes sweet beers such as Barley Wine, Imperial Stout, strong IPA, Belgian Double and Tripel, etc.? Now I'm not saying those beers are always sweet. They just are most of the time.
Now dont get me wrong, I am not hating the stronger, sweeter beers. They are some of the most delicious complex beers in existence. This post is not bashing certain beer styles. I just want to know if there is anyone else out there who stays away from the sweeter beers and prefers the lighter more dry, complex beers. Cuz at this point, I'm thinking I'm out of my gourd for abandoning the heavyweights of the beer world.
NOTE: I should say I love a good dry stout, hence my name
I haven't abandoned all heavy beers, just sweet beers.