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Offline AmandaK

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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2013, 10:20:22 AM »
For the record, I'm terrified of this beer. It's too good for that high of ABV.

Package it carefully.  Send it to me.  I will dispose of it.

Ha. Nice try! It's for our club's semi-annual 'friendship brew' and we will be serving it, along with 6 other "imperialized" beers, at our Holiday party. I'm gonna need a cab and lots of water.
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2013, 11:20:55 AM »
I'd say Pumpkin and spice beers are the most difficult to get right.  Most of the time they are awful and over spiced
+1 to spiced beers in general.  But Pumpkin is hard.
Gee...I find that most Pumpkin beers are awful because of lame-ass spicing.  Everyone's afraid to give it flavor.
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2013, 03:40:53 PM »
I'd say Pumpkin and spice beers are the most difficult to get right.  Most of the time they are awful and over spiced
+1 to spiced beers in general.  But Pumpkin is hard.
Gee...I find that most Pumpkin beers are awful because of lame-ass spicing.  Everyone's afraid to give it flavor.

LOL!
I hate most of them because they're over-spiced.
Different strokes!   ;D
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »
I'd say Pumpkin and spice beers are the most difficult to get right.  Most of the time they are awful and over spiced
+1 to spiced beers in general.  But Pumpkin is hard.
Gee...I find that most Pumpkin beers are awful because of lame-ass spicing.  Everyone's afraid to give it flavor.

LOL!
I hate most of them because they're over-spiced.
Different strokes!   ;D
+1 !  I quit brewing them because I got sick of the spice. To each his own  :)
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2013, 07:20:06 PM »
Me too. Quit them until my wife told me she wanted a pumpkin ale.

I will be tapping it this weekend, if not enjoying it.
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2013, 09:42:17 PM »
I'd say Pumpkin and spice beers are the most difficult to get right.  Most of the time they are awful and over spiced
+1 to spiced beers in general.  But Pumpkin is hard.
Gee...I find that most Pumpkin beers are awful because of lame-ass spicing.  Everyone's afraid to give it flavor.

LOL!
I hate most of them because they're over-spiced.
Different strokes!   ;D

Different strokes indeed.  Well said.   ;D
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Re: Most difficult / easiest styles to get right?
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2013, 07:58:40 AM »
I spent a fair amount of time trying to brew a really good dubbel, and got tired of drinking the style before I acheived my desired result.

I think British bitters are a nice easy style to brew, yeast is fast and drops like a rock, British malts have great flavor and you can use more or less hops and its always tasty.
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