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Title: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
Post by: bluesman on January 15, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
Most people have a favorite.

I realize there are some folks that have many favorites as is the case with myself, but if you had to narrow it down to one style that was your favorite...what would it be?

Me being the hop head that I am...I am an IPA kinda guy. I love hops, fresh hops and lots of them.  ;D

What's your favorite style of beer?
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Post by: ndcube on January 15, 2010, 06:39:18 PM
Tripel for me... but I haven't tried them all yet.
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Post by: mikeypedersen on January 15, 2010, 06:41:34 PM
If I had to bick one.......Double IPA's

I have really been into a sour/wild ale kick lately though......
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Post by: beersk on January 15, 2010, 06:50:24 PM
It varies throughout the year.  Winter is Oatmeal Stout, summer is IPA. 

But to narrow it down, most of the year I like IPA's, not too bitter but with loads of hop aroma and flavor. 
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Post by: blatz on January 15, 2010, 06:52:58 PM
Definitely IPA. Pilsner is up there too.
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Post by: roffenburger on January 15, 2010, 07:01:58 PM
I love me some APA/IPA
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Post by: hamiltont on January 15, 2010, 07:14:15 PM
IIPA, or some may say DIPA ....  Love the various combinations of "C" hops and Amarillo! 
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Post by: dontblake on January 15, 2010, 07:16:10 PM
The one in my glass..
But seriously now
IPA and Dubbel
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Post by: akr71 on January 15, 2010, 07:22:33 PM
Stout, especially Oatmeal Stout.  Even so, the first time I had a Caledonian 80/- on tap (& I mean imported from Scotland), I proclaimed that I had discovered a new all time favorite beer.

My first bottle of Rochefort 6 was close to the same epiphany-like experience as the Caledonian.
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Post by: glitterbug on January 15, 2010, 07:46:44 PM
hefeweizen
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Post by: james1116 on January 15, 2010, 07:59:40 PM
At the moment my favorite is Wit.  But I am new to home brewing, having spent the last couple of months reading everything I can and buying/making equipment.  This weekend I will be brewing my first batch, an English brown ale.  So I am sure that my favorite is be changing on a regular basis.


James
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Post by: coypoo on January 15, 2010, 08:53:29 PM
It is hard for me to nail one style down, but if I could get a couple it would be Wee Heavy or Dubbel. But I love IPAs, porters, and barley wines too. Its a mood thing for me, but I have no problem drinking a RIS in the middle of summer, or a Wit in the dead of winter
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Post by: egghead on January 15, 2010, 09:57:21 PM
Dubbel without a doubt.  Followed by Porters and Scottish Ales.
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Post by: mtbrewer on January 15, 2010, 10:21:20 PM
No Question about it here, IPA!! The Hoppier the better! :)
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Post by: Lynux on January 15, 2010, 10:52:50 PM
APA/IPA fo life!

Love a nice Belgian strong dark too.
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Post by: babalu87 on January 16, 2010, 02:41:00 AM
Tough choice but I'll say Weissbier because I can have a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen AND Weizenbock

Sure I'd miss the hoppy beers but there is nothing like a Hefeweizen on a hot Summer day OR a Dunkelweizen once the leaves start falling.
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Post by: dhacker on January 16, 2010, 02:52:34 AM
Right now, Scottish ales . . 70 schillings and up. Ask me again in 6 months, likely something completely different.
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Post by: Podo on January 16, 2010, 04:55:24 AM
That's a tough question.  I'm gonna go with the American Pale Ale.
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Post by: a10t2 on January 16, 2010, 06:09:58 AM
Not even a difficult question: IPA.
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Post by: The Professor on January 16, 2010, 02:42:59 PM


I have two favorites...on practically opposite ends of the flavor spectrum:

IPA (plenty bitter and aromatic but without any grassy late hop flavors).
Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy.

In truth, I  like most traditional "styles" except Belgian and Wheat beers, but the two types I've mentioned are beers I can enjoy anytime.
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Post by: rabid_dingo on January 16, 2010, 06:35:27 PM
APA / IPA  I love me some hops.
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Post by: philjahnke on January 16, 2010, 06:47:51 PM
Triple.
God, I loves me some triple.
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Post by: ullarsskald1989 on January 16, 2010, 06:55:30 PM
Porter, especially its bolder version, Stout.

Favorite to brew is my take on Rye Stout.
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Post by: BrewingRover on January 18, 2010, 01:08:18 AM
English bitter, hand-pumped from a well kept cask. Unfortunately for me, I only get to experience that on rare occasions. Someday, I'll have a full setup with a beer engine and be able to pull my own at home.
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Post by: brewbeard on January 18, 2010, 03:17:39 AM
Don't have an absolute favorite, here are some of my favorite styles though:

IPA
Imperial IPA
Russian Imperial Stout
Hefeweizen
Gueze
Lambic
Belgian Dark Strong
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Post by: etbrew on January 19, 2010, 12:00:03 AM
Anything on the dark side...roasted and thick, yum...Damn I need to go to the fridge
Been really into the higher alcohol stouts and porters lately.
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Post by: bluesman on January 19, 2010, 02:22:54 AM
I just got finished racking my Wee Heavy into the secondary and I might have a new favorite. It was really good out of the hydrometer tube.  8)
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Post by: redbeerman on January 19, 2010, 03:38:26 PM
I would have to say IPA, no wait, BSD, no, no, impy stout, wee heavy?  Crap, I don't know :-\.
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Post by: deepsouth on January 19, 2010, 04:27:14 PM
my favorite style usually is whatever style is in my hand at the moment!
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Post by: bluesman on January 19, 2010, 05:28:14 PM
So many beers and so little time.  8)
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Post by: Beertracker on January 19, 2010, 05:36:31 PM
I brew & drink more K├Âlsch than anything else, but one of my all-time favs to have at the dinner table is Rauchbier. I know people say I'm a little strange?  ;D
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Post by: beersk on January 19, 2010, 06:14:36 PM
Can I change my answer?   I think I like the answer "The one I'm drinking..." I can't say I like one more than others out of my favorite beers.  It just depends on the mood I'm in for what beer...
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Post by: ndcube on January 19, 2010, 06:30:41 PM
Can I change my answer?   I think I like the answer "The one I'm drinking..." I can't say I like one more than others out of my favorite beers.  It just depends on the mood I'm in for what beer...

Just click on modify above your post.  ;)   ;D
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Post by: mr_jeffers on January 19, 2010, 11:28:15 PM
English bitter, hand-pumped from a well kept cask. Unfortunately for me, I only get to experience that on rare occasions. Someday, I'll have a full setup with a beer engine and be able to pull my own at home.


Right now I'm craving either a double IPA or an oatmeal stout

I would also like to add that I want to be able to pull my own at home as well.  ;D
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Post by: bo_gator on January 20, 2010, 01:37:17 AM
I will narrow it down to 2/3:

Munich Dunkel/Helles
Straight Lambic
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Post by: crabber on January 20, 2010, 03:41:56 AM
Bohemian Pilsner and IPA
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Post by: barliman on January 20, 2010, 12:47:30 PM
American brown ale here, followed closely by IPA.

J
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Post by: daubon on January 20, 2010, 03:29:44 PM
Vienna Lager
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Post by: Mr SOnSO on January 20, 2010, 10:37:16 PM
Anything blond and Belgian.
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Post by: tankdeer on January 22, 2010, 04:50:36 PM
That's a tough one. I'd have to say (in no particular order)

RIS
Gueuze (or really any lambic)
APA
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Post by: dean on January 23, 2010, 01:59:06 AM
That is a tough one because its either an APA or an IPA and sometimes its hard to tell them apart.   ;) :)
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Post by: skyler on January 26, 2010, 07:13:38 PM
There's not really a name for it, as it is one of those beers that crosses BJCP categories, but hoppy amber/red ales like Red Tail Ale, Red Seal Ale, and Speakeasy Prohibition.... I love that style of APA/AAA as much as I love dubbels.
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Post by: beersk on January 26, 2010, 08:56:22 PM
There's not really a name for it, as it is one of those beers that crosses BJCP categories, but hoppy amber/red ales like Red Tail Ale, Red Seal Ale, and Speakeasy Prohibition.... I love that style of APA/AAA as much as I love dubbels.

I've got a hoppy american red/amber on tap right now and it's delicious!
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Post by: bluesman on January 26, 2010, 09:17:41 PM
I recently had the Thirteenth Anniversary Celebration Stone Beer (red dragon/devil logo), which is like an Imperial Amber Ale. It was really good. A more balanced beer as opposed to the sharp hoppiness of their IPA. I enjoy their IPA as well.
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Post by: weazletoe on January 31, 2010, 07:14:14 PM
APA, IPA, IIPA, Stout, and porter.
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Post by: chezteth on February 01, 2010, 04:23:59 AM
I would have to say AIPA/IPA and bitter.  Belgian tripels and stouts are a close second.
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Post by: dannyj621 on February 01, 2010, 07:29:39 PM
i am a huge fan of anythiny dark right now honestly
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Post by: toddster on February 04, 2010, 03:03:44 AM
porter, apa
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Post by: yaleterrace on February 05, 2010, 12:52:14 AM
RIS for winter drinking (cant wait for 3/1 to get some KTG at Portsmouth!) and probably IPA or a belgian gold for the warmer months.
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Post by: brewboy on February 05, 2010, 05:57:46 PM
Free beer.
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Post by: smurfe on February 23, 2010, 09:42:57 PM
Pale Ale's of all kinds. (Bitters, APA, IPA's)
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 24, 2010, 02:35:00 PM
American & English IPA
Munich Helles
Oktoberfest
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Post by: beersk on February 24, 2010, 04:27:45 PM
I think I might've replied to this already, but I've thought about it more because I typically don't think about my favorite beer, I just drink it and enjoy beer.
But I think I like IPAs, Pale ales, hoppy ambers/reds, then oatmeal stouts are a close second.
But mostly my favorite beer is the one I'm currently drinking, usually.
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Post by: uthristy on February 24, 2010, 05:31:25 PM
         70/30
Belgian -  APA/IPA

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Post by: uisgue on February 26, 2010, 02:15:46 AM
Commercially: RIS for sure.
Homebrew: Lately I have been happiest with what I am calling "Uberdampfbier". 
(an 8 or 9% ABV wheat yeast barley ale)
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Post by: Beertracker on February 26, 2010, 04:35:02 AM
The one that's in my hand when the question is asked.  :D Seriously, I'm on a hoppy, wheat beer kick right now. Love me some Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, 3F Gumbalhead, Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin', New Glarus Crack'd Wheat, etc...  Not a "style" but just thought I'd share anyways. 8)
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Post by: maxieboy on February 26, 2010, 01:24:27 PM
Homemade... ;D  IPA mostly.
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Post by: euge on February 27, 2010, 05:48:42 PM
Graduated from light lagers back in the early 90's and found myself partial to Bitters. I've tried many other styles since then but always returned to English style bitters. Pretty much all I brew now.

When I need something lighter I go for an Icehouse. Why this particular cheap beer? Don't know. Just like it.
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Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2010, 04:59:16 AM
Graduated from light lagers back in the early 90's and found myself partial to Bitters. I've tried many other styles since then but always returned to English style bitters. Pretty much all I brew now.

When I need something lighter I go for an Icehouse. Why this particular cheap beer? Don't know. Just like it.

A good bitter is hard to beat. I have decided that I want to have a good bitter on tap daily.  8)
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Post by: novabrew on February 28, 2010, 05:21:27 AM
1. Koelsch
2. APA
3. Bo Pils
4. Bitter
It gets blurred from there...
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Post by: boognishlager on March 14, 2010, 05:51:36 AM
For the most part, I like lagers. But then again, I'm very green and I haven't tried all styles. I have had some others and found that I like some ales too.
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Post by: denny on March 14, 2010, 05:19:04 PM
"Lagers" covers a lot of territory.  Are there certain styles of lager that you enjoy?
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Post by: babalu87 on March 14, 2010, 05:39:16 PM
Commercially: RIS for sure.
Homebrew: Lately I have been happiest with what I am calling "Uberdampfbier". 
(an 8 or 9% ABV wheat yeast barley ale)

That sounds interesting , might have to try that.
I could do it as a parti-gyle with my regular Dampfbier

As was mentioned I'm on board with Rauchbier and dinner
Goes with damn near everything
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Post by: boognishlager on March 15, 2010, 05:16:07 AM
I think to be more specific, Pilsner or Light would be more accurate.
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Post by: sienabrewer on March 15, 2010, 01:28:12 PM
Tie between APA and brown ale
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Post by: bluesman on March 15, 2010, 01:39:50 PM
I think to be more specific, Pilsner or Light would be more accurate.

I love a good German Pilsner in the summer. Refreshing and crisp. Great on a hot day.
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Post by: MrNate on March 15, 2010, 01:43:53 PM
Malt Liquor.

Ok, who here knew that Malt Liquor was Category 23? Makes me want to brew up an entry.
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Post by: nicneufeld on March 15, 2010, 02:22:29 PM
For me the UK-style bitter is the perfect beer.  Pungent, earthy hop aroma that is still understated, rich malt aromas, and fruity yeast esters all combining to make a perfectly balanced session beer that packs a lot more flavor into a "smaller" beer.  If I could have but one beer for the rest of my life, this'd be it.

Honorable mentions include homebrewed pilsner, IPA and its very interesting spawn Tripel IPA, rauchbier, and the "middle of the road" stouts in the FES and double stout class.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 15, 2010, 03:13:23 PM
Too many styles, too many moods to say what I like best.

N. German Pils is a favorite.
Sometimes I crave  Rauchbier.
Dunkel and Doppelbock are tasty.
I brew bitter several times a year.
Lambics and Flanders Reds are great.
A keg of Smoked Porter just seems to disappear.
I usually have some Am. Barleywine around, also.
A good IPA/DIPA is a thing of beauty.

My least favorites would be a shorter list.
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Post by: denny on March 15, 2010, 03:19:03 PM
I love a good German Pilsner in the summer. Refreshing and crisp. Great on a hot day.


+ a billionty!
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Post by: denny on March 15, 2010, 03:19:28 PM
Ok, who here knew that Malt Liquor was Category 23?

...raises hand....
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Post by: MDixon on March 15, 2010, 03:23:20 PM
Actually Malt Liquor was 1B in the 1997 and 1998 Guidelines:
B. Malt Liquor
Roughly similar to other American lagers, but higher in alcohol
from the addition of sugar to boost the original gravity. That and
short lagering times often give the beer a rough edge. Gold to
amber in color with little to no hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma.
Commercial Examples: Colt 45, Schlitz Malt Liquor, Olde English 800.
http://www.bjcp.org/docs/1997_Style.pdf
http://www.bjcp.org/docs/style98_full.pdf

We've come a long way baby!
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Post by: MrNate on March 15, 2010, 03:24:57 PM
Ok, who here knew that Malt Liquor was Category 23?

...raises hand....

I mean besides you guys. I know you'ns know, I'm saying I didn't know. How the hell do you judge malt liquor? "Hmm... Not enough turpentine for style."
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Post by: denny on March 15, 2010, 03:25:32 PM
Was it the Dixie Cup where they judged malt liquor by drinking directly from a 40 in a paper bag while sitting around a dumpster?  Maybe about 6-8 years ago?
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Post by: majorvices on March 15, 2010, 03:28:59 PM
If I "had to choose" I would say Doppelbock is my favorite style hands down. I love doppelbock. What's odd, though, is most days I would prefer to drink an IPA. I only drink doppelbock on occasion but I drink IPA weekly. But when I have a good doppelbock I take time to really sit down and enjoy it and it is always a very, very special beer.
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Post by: MrNate on March 15, 2010, 03:35:23 PM
Was it the Dixie Cup where they judged malt liquor by drinking directly from a 40 in a paper bag while sitting around a dumpster?  Maybe about 6-8 years ago?

That's awesome.

Edit: nevermind, I looked it up. Even more awesome.
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Post by: blatz on March 15, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
If I "had to choose" I would say Doppelbock is my favorite style hands down. I love doppelbock. What's odd, though, is most days I would prefer to drink an IPA. I only drink doppelbock on occasion but I drink IPA weekly. But when I have a good doppelbock I take time to really sit down and enjoy it and it is always a very, very special beer.

that is well said keith - like hopfenundmalz I'm rather partial to whatever I am in the mood for.  However, I do absolutely love doppelbock, but like you its an occasional thing, usually where I sit back and keep saying to myself, "Damn that is good".

the kegs I kill quickest are IPAs though, hence why i would have to say that is my favorite if the proverbial gun was put to my head.
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Post by: MrNate on March 15, 2010, 04:08:48 PM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.
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Post by: bluesman on March 15, 2010, 04:51:12 PM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.

+1

I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D
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Post by: redbeerman on March 16, 2010, 12:31:26 AM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.

+1

I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D

I suppose I'll have to beg for a sample ;)  See ya Friday.
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Post by: bluesman on March 16, 2010, 12:37:34 AM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.

+1

I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D


I suppose I'll have to beg for a sample ;)  See ya Friday.

They're allowing you to come home.  ;D

Anyway ESB on tap daily. I'll get you some.
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Post by: maxieboy on March 16, 2010, 12:56:11 AM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.

+1

I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D

I think you mean SupercalifragilisticESBialidocious...   8)
Title: Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
Post by: bluesman on March 16, 2010, 01:00:59 AM
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.

+1

I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D

I think you mean SupercalifragilisticESBialidocious...   8)

That's it!

I'm dragging today. DST.
Title: Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
Post by: dimik on March 16, 2010, 07:38:08 PM
I doubt this question could really be answered in full, but if I absolutely had to pick something, I'd go with an Amber... or a Tripel... or Amber...
I be malt & yeast addict, so pretty much anything brittish/irish/scottish/belgian/malty-german is what Dimik be liking!