Author Topic: Classiest beer style  (Read 3429 times)

Offline neopaszta

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
Classiest beer style
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:35:45 AM »
Hello everyone!

I was wondering which beer style would be the most classiest of all? And by this I mean not only the style itself but the seasoning of the beer also.

The world classy indicates traditional british for me. So the quetion for me is: what kind of beer would a suited up british gentleman drink after a long day?

Dark or black colored beer is obvious I think. I'd say porter/stout mostly, with higher range of ABV. And flavoured with some strong alcoholic beverage. Scotch whiskey (maybe rum).


Which beer style with what kind of seasoning would be your most classiest beer? :)


Online homoeccentricus

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2008
  • A twerp from Antwerp
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 09:22:59 AM »
Being a Belgian I cannot help you: saison is a peasant beer, gueuze, kriek and wit are blue collar beers, and trappists are austere monk brews. Certainly nothing classy for you here.
Frank P.

Staggering on the shoulders of giant dwarfs.

Offline klickitat jim

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8460
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 01:00:00 PM »
If it has to be dark, british, seasoned, and have scotch and or rum in it to be the "classiest", then I would say the classiest beer is the runoff from a bar tenders drip tray at the end of the night.

Offline dmtaylor

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3224
  • Two Rivers, WI
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 01:02:03 PM »
All well brewed beers are classy.

Personally I find a fizzy yellow German pilsner to be very classy, with its crystal clear sparkle, clean crisp graham-like malt character, and elegant noble hops, with nothing else to obstruct its graceful simplicity.  How could anyone ask for more!
Dave

The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Classiest beer style
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 01:16:06 PM »
If we are talking old school, Downton Abbey, posh classy; I don't think they would drink beer. At least not in "classy" company. If they did, I agree with Dave, Pilsner. But then again, maybe not around the time of the wars. Anti-German sentiment was very strong in England in the early to mid 20th century.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 01:18:20 PM by Steve in TX »

Offline braufessor

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 330
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 01:47:33 PM »
Like Dave, I was thinking toward pilsner right off the bat.  Something about a crystal clear beer served in a pilsner glass.  Trust me - I checked on 3 different occasions yesterday, and all 3 glasses of Bo-pils looked very classy ;D

If not that, perhaps something that would be served in more of a brandy snifter type glass.

Luckily (IMO) beer and beer drinkers do not need to worry about being or looking classy.  Much too laid back for any of that.

Offline theDarkSide

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2983
  • Derry, NH
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 01:58:05 PM »
Now this is class!

Seacoast Homebrew Club - Portsmouth, NH
AHA Member
Stephen Mayo
------------------------------------------------

Offline kmccaf

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 620
  • Kyle (Champaign, Hensley Township, Il)
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 02:30:03 PM »
Old Ales were traditionally brew for the upper class folk in England I believe.

However, I feel classiest when drinking PBR.
Kyle M.

Offline blatz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3423
  • Paul Blatz - Jupiter, FL
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 02:31:31 PM »
All well brewed beers are classy.

Personally I find a fizzy yellow German pilsner to be very classy, with its crystal clear sparkle, clean crisp graham-like malt character, and elegant noble hops, with nothing else to obstruct its graceful simplicity.  How could anyone ask for more!

+1
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

BJCP National: F0281

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8843
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 02:37:57 PM »
After the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Royalty had wheat beers brewed only for their consumption. Then there was the old Bavarian royal when asked how he reached a ripe old age replied a liter of Doppelbock at Lunch and another liter at Dinner.

The British Royalty are of German descent since King George I. Just saying.  ;)
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline yso191

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1783
  • Yakima, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 02:45:16 PM »
Sorry homoeccentricus, can't agree with you on this one.  My vote for the classiest beer would be Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue.  Brewed for a king's birthday.
Steve
All Hands Brewing
BJCP #D1667

Online homoeccentricus

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2008
  • A twerp from Antwerp
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2015, 03:30:03 PM »
Sorry homoeccentricus, can't agree with you on this one.  My vote for the classiest beer would be Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue.  Brewed for a king's birthday.

King, king, king...  :o

Emperor, you mean. Emperor Charles V was born in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium, in the year 1500.

Other than that I wouldn't be able to recognize a classy person if s/he tried to impale me longitudinally.
Frank P.

Staggering on the shoulders of giant dwarfs.

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2015, 03:33:51 PM »
After the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Royalty had wheat beers brewed only for their consumption.

That's true. So I guess I vote for Schneider Weisse.  Though I guess anything Hofbrau should work too, since it was founded as the royal brewery IIRC.
Jon H.

Offline pete b

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3123
  • Barre, Ma
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 04:08:03 PM »
If we are talking old school, Downton Abbey, posh classy; I don't think they would drink beer. At least not in "classy" company.
First of all, easy question: Miller High Life was, is, and always will be the "Champagne of Beers". The King of Beers is a distant second.
To Steve's point: I've read hundreds of P.G. Wodehouse stories and never has Bertie Wooster been known to drink beer, not even at the races. Whether it be a pop or two at the drones club with the lads or asking Jeeves to whip up a quick restorative after getting out of the soup with an imperious aunt, it was alwaysa gin and tonic or scotch and soda.
Beer has always been a drink of the people. Even my vote for classiest style, saison, had humble origins.
Don't let the bastards cheer you up.

Offline yso191

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1783
  • Yakima, WA
    • View Profile
Re: Classiest beer style
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 04:31:53 PM »
Sorry homoeccentricus, can't agree with you on this one.  My vote for the classiest beer would be Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw/Blue.  Brewed for a king's birthday.

King, king, king...  :o

Emperor, you mean. Emperor Charles V was born in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium, in the year 1500.

Other than that I wouldn't be able to recognize a classy person if s/he tried to impale me longitudinally.

Sorry, we here in the good ol' USA don't get such distinctions.  King = Emperor.
Steve
All Hands Brewing
BJCP #D1667