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Lando

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So lately I have been trying just about every brand and style I can find locally. Most are decent, some are great, some are not for me.

What kind of beers have you found that you simply can not drink?
Like a lot of folks I do not care for BMC, but I have also found that I really do not care for the belgian witbiers I have had (blue moon, sam adams white ale...etc.) Something tells me there is a witbier out there I would enjoy, but I haven't found it yet.
What about your personal tastes?
Anything you can not bring yourself to drink? :mug:
 

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I personally will try them all. I will not pay out of my pocket for a German wheat beer but I'll try one off a keg at a party.

Not a huge fan of Barley wines.

Other than that bring them on.
 

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Of the BMC, I really can't stomach the Bud or Bud Light. Water is a better choice.

Oddly, I enjoy Killieans Red, but every time I drink it, I get a horrible headache within the hour.
 

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German Hefeweizens
Anything Sour or super yeasty


That leaves me with a bunch of delicious Ales to choose from. I love Stouts, Porters, IPAs, APAs, American Wheat, etc
 

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Things with too high a percentage of wheat cause some sort of sourness/nausea in the back of my throat. I don't mind a small amount in the grainbill, like in some belgian tripels, but if there is too much then it's over for me..

So now Hefes or other wheats...
 

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Haven't run across anything I can't drink, but things I wouldn't pay for: sours, big Belgians, any fruit beer except blueberry wheats and raspberry stouts, abbey ales. Other than RIS, I'm not a fan of big beers.
 

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I no longer really feel like drinking fruit beers, especially fruit wheats. Two summers ago I had a bunch of samplers and by the end of July or so I was pretty done with raspberry-, pomegranate-, etc, wheats. The irony, then, that my fruit beer got the best score of the ones I entered into a competition :)

Besides that I'm not sure how I feel about American barleywines but English ones may be my favorite style. I'm scared to brew one because I don't want to mess it up.
 

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whats the deal with everyone against wheat beers?

as for me, I tend to stay away from IPAs or anything just super hoppy, they give me heart burn... lol
 

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I'll drink (2) HOT 30pks of mixed Coors, Miller, Bud before I'll ever attempt to drink another Lindemans Geuze Cuvee Renee'.

I even tried sugaring it as is suggested the locals do, but blech!

And I like sours.
 

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Haven't run across anything I can't drink, but things I wouldn't pay for: sours, big Belgians, any fruit beer except blueberry wheats and raspberry stouts, abbey ales. Other than RIS, I'm not a fan of big beers.
I mostly with David on this. It is the rare fruit beer that I like, except for wits to a degree and this one Blueberry Oatmeal Stout I had that was very good.

And for big beers I often love the first sips or even full bottle but I almost never go back for a second. I have a bunch of delicious big beer batches that I only sample now and then.

I hate to use a hackneyed word but I like session beers that have high drinkability. Like Randy Mosher, I feel that beers are best judged on the third pint, not the first sips.
 

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Since I started homebrewing, I've not cared for wheats either. I remember liking Oberon a few years back, but just had some last week, and I don't htink I'll be getting another. about 8 yrs ago I was on location in Milwaukee and the bar accross the street has Franziskaner (sp?) on tap. I thought that was awesome.

I'm not a big fan of "scottish" brews or other overly sweet beers.
I like them bitter.
 

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Love 'em all.... except brown ale and fruit beers. I know... it's weird. I like everything from ordinary bitters to big belgian goldens... Sours? (sorry... sowahz)... the more sowah the betta...

for some reason I just don't like browns. Fruit beers never did it for me eitehr and I said "veggie" because I don't like pumpkin or chili beers at all (those are veggies right?)

It's the dislike of browns I've never been able to figure out though. just something about them.
 

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In general I don't like sour beers although I've had a couple that weren't bad. Wouldn't buy them though. I like German hefes and Belgian wits, but American wheats are just too bland for my taste.

Fruit beers are generally something I dislike unless the fruit is understated. I'm fine with something like the citrusy note of witbier.
 

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I can enjoy fruit beers brewed with real fruits (most of them) but not those w/ fruit syrup.
I don't like Unibroue, way too yeasty. I also hate Cooper's yeast.
And, I can't drink high carbonation watery beers (BMC)...
 

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I am not a big fan smoked beer. Honestly, I would probably take a BMC over a smoked beer.
 

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What's with the fruit-bashing, too?:D I like 'em all except Barleywines. I have to admit that I haven't one in a few years and should probably give one another try, as I'm sure my tastes have changed in that time. I've never had a sour beer, so I can't say where I stand there. I've always avoided them just because they are sour. Maybe I should be more open-minded and give one a try. Maybe a good Flanders Red, like a Rodenbach.
 

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I'll drink (2) HOT 30pks of mixed Coors, Miller, Bud before I'll ever attempt to drink another Lindemans Geuze Cuvee Renee'.
+10000 That beer was torture.

I don't like the really funky Brett brews, not a fan of that musty flavor.
Nothing else I can't stomach, I just probably wouldn't pay for any overly-estery beers or any browns.
 

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Any chelada style beer. Gross. I love wheats though. Don't bash wheat until you've had a kristall weiss. HUGE difference between that and a hefeweizen. I rarely buy belgians. Not that I don't like them, but I tend to drink alot when I drink and you just can't quaff pint after pint of tripel. Also, hyper uber mega IPA's are gross to me. I really don't see the merit, anyone can dump a crapton of hops into a beer.
 

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I have really struggled with fruit beers. I have really tried to like them too. I keep on trying them thinking, "What am I missing. . . ?"

But in the end, it like flavored coffee. I just can't do it. . . .
 

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I am not a big fan smoked beer. Honestly, I would probably take a BMC over a smoked beer.
Really? I had a Schlenkerla Urbock and loved it. It was a sipping beer, not one you'd have more than one of (I split the bottle with a friend, actually), but for what it was it was awesome.
 

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I'll try any style. Haven't been big fan of lambics, but I really likes the sour ale Supplication from Russian River.

Oh..and I have never had a good beer from Montana. So..no style from Montana :D
 

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I can drink BMC as long as it's actually Bud, Miller or Coors. Cheaper beer like Natural Light and Milwaukee's Best I cannot stomach though. It's not that I enjoy BMC but if it's offered for free I'll drink it. Pabst on the other hand I have some sentimental attachment to, even if it does not taste that great. I will pay for Pabst if there is nothing else (not so much for BMC).
 

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Haven't had any fruit beers I cared for. I think I'll be one one of the few that says I don't like IPA's or anything heavily hopped, just not a hophead. I had a run where I was brewing hefes let and right and I kind of burned myself out, haven't had any in well over a year now. Oh, and I'll take water over any BMC.
 

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Fruited beers and Wits (or anything with crazy spices)

I had a Grut the other night made with Bay Leaf and a bunch of other crap, I almost spit it out.
 

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I enjoy and appreciate most styles however I tend to not seek out Spiced beers... but I can, and do, drink them once in a while.
 

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+10000 That beer was torture.

I don't like the really funky Brett brews, not a fan of that musty flavor.
Nothing else I can't stomach, I just probably wouldn't pay for any overly-estery beers or any browns.
+10001

Not a huge fan of the Orval barnyard beer. I can drink it and evaluate it properly but, it's just not something I'd go looking for. the LGCR on the other hand got dumped before I could finish half the bomber.

Lambics are okay. Most are like Alcopops to me but I haven't the pleasure of anything other than Lindmans or Melbourne.

Flanderses = Yumm.
 

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Not a fan of fruit additives, wits, or hefes...will drink them, but far from my 1st choice. I can do BMC is it's cold and fresh.
 

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I feel like a failure in some respects because I just don't care for barleywines. I can *appreciate* the craft in a barleywine, but I hate the overwhelming sweetness. Even when properly bittered, it's just too much.

Please don't stone me for admitting this!
 

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Scotch ales give me the Heeby Geebies, I just can't do it. Anything that is super sweet & has that big chewy mouthfeel to it just doesn't sit well with me. But I do like big beer, they just gotta have some hop bite to them, I'm loving Barleywine, and big hoppy IPA's.
 
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