Please recommend me a good beer!

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  1. Angels&Airwaves macrumors member

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    hey everyone. i know theres a lot of threads about beer so i hope this isnt too much of a re-post. anyways...ill start by saying i know very little about beer. i do know that i love how it tastes though! im not like a lot of college students who like guzzling light beers and drink just to get drunk. i hate being drunk. i enjoy the flavor of beer. i was hoping some of you could help me find some good tastes...i really like guinness, killians, and sam adams black lager. the thicker and darker, the better. i hate light beers...just no flavor! :) so if i could just get some names of some thick tasty beers that would be great. thanks all!
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Bud Light. Hands down the best beer ever.
     

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  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Not a fan of the really stout beers like Guiness and Sam Adams. So I don't know that I am a huge help. But in that direction try some Smithwicks or some of the Flying Dog beers. I prefer a Fat Tire myself. I like a nice smooth Amber, like a Killian's and not so much the heavier dark. But no water beer either.
     
  4. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I usually drink Stella Artois, Guinness, Alexander Keiths and Coors light (I know I know) :p
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm not a big fan of dark, thicker beers myself – I'm more of a pale ale man myself – but if you come across it (I assume you're in the States) I can recommend giving Hobgoblin a try.

    I'm currently supping a bottle of it now, as it happens. :)
     
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    The best thing you can do is start trying stuff you've never had before.

    I like a massive variety of stuff, from commercial lagers like Stella Artois, pub ales like Boddington's and so forth on into microbrews, especially stouts and porters. At the top of my list are the strong top-femented Belgian ales. Mmmmm.
     
  8. Angels&Airwaves thread starter macrumors member

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    so many quick replies! thanks guys! that newcastle brown ale looks good...might have to try that out. ive also heard good things about flying dog beers...just so much stuff to try and so little time! :)
     
  9. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    You should look out for some nice Belgian beers. You should be able to get hold of Duvel fairly easily. Then you can move on to some nice trappist beers. What you really need to find is a good bar that has a nice selection of unusual beers. That way you can try them for yourself and decide what you like (after all, it's you that's drinking them, not me!).
     
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    Gotta be a Canadian, eh?!
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    There's too many to list. So here's a couple of pointers:

    Avoid anything with "Light" or "lite" in the name.
    Stick to micro breweries.
    Never go below 5% alcohol.

    EDIT: and stay away from anything "Brewed under License"
     
  12. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I think Newcastle will be too "water-like" for his tastes. Just too effortless.
    I was going to suggest a Honey Brown, but again I think that isn't quite his alley.

    Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat are from New Belgium Brewing - a mirco.
    The Stella is a good rec, any sort of porter ale.
     
  13. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

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    Mainstream/widely available:
    Guinness Extra Stout
    Harp Lager
    Lowenbrau
    Leinenkugel's Summer Wheat
    Blue Moon Belgian White Ale

    Exotic/Rarer/Obscure:
    Fat Tire
    Mothership Wit
    Rogue Shakespeare Stout
    Samuel Smith's (any)
    Morimoto Rogue Imperial Pilsner
    St. Bernardus Abt. 12
    St. Bernardus Abt. 6
    Chimay (any of them)
    Weihenstephaner


    Try all of these, you'll be a regular expert!
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Excellent choice Sir!
     
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    Anyone here a fan of Hard Cider. My wife and I got on a kick for a while of drinking it.

    Strongbow
    Hardcore
    but the best were the Woodchuck's
    Granny Smith and
    Amber
     
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    While exploring, keep an eye out for which types of beer you like, and which you don't. I don't like the more bitter beers, so I generally stay away from pale ales and IPAs.

    Microbrews are all the rage now and the quality varies dramatically.

    I just got a 4-pack of Samuel Smith's Nut Brown...looking forward to dinner.
     
  17. Phat Elvis macrumors 6502

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    If you like dark beers then you have to try some porters.

    Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Porter is a great beer. Sierra Nevada Porter is a cheaper (and still really good) alternative.

    Belgian and Bavarian beers are great too. Check out Kwak, Aventus, and anything from Ayinger.

    Bud and Coors have their place - either at a kegger or a baseball game. No where else. Good luck.
     
  18. Angels&Airwaves thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for all the advice guys! bartelby...seems like youre the expert on beer here so i thank you for your list of cautions. i actually wrote "samuel smiths" on a piece of paper and put it in my wallet. i have quite a nice list so far. thanks everyone! i appreciate it! :) cant wait to try these out.
     
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    I grew up on this stuff. It is very common here in the UK. Unfortunately, the pubs that serve it are usually pretty rubbish. I don't know how it is in the U.S (in terms of price) but this is a very cheap and very nice brewery to go with. It's actually probably one of the cheapest pints you can get here.
     
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    Indeed – one of the finest brews around. :)
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I had 2 bottles earlier. Their Golden Fleece is awesome too.
     
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    I am not much of beer drinker, but I really like Chimay Grand Reserve. That's in the blue bottle.
     
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    I prefer Canadian beer, Moleson or Labat Blue
     
  25. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm not massively taken with the Golden Fleece, to be honest – it's a decent enough beer but I don't think it's anything fantastic. Might I suggest to the OP though that he samples their Riggwelter if he gets the opportunity?

    I've got a couple of bottles of the Ale in for watching the football with tomorrow night, though. :)
     

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