posted on May, 11 2010 @ 09:08 PM
How about bringing a dead thread back to life?
Over the last couple of years I've learned an incredible amount about beer. I've tried hundreds, and I feel like I have a decent palate.
So far, my favorite is a Doppelbock out of Left Hand brewery called 'The Goosinator'. It's seasonal in winter, and I intend to buy a case of the
stuff at around $150 this winter. Until I researched, I was of the impression that this was a smoke ale, so be prepared for a smoky flavor, but not
quite like Marzen or any other smokes you may have tried.
As for wheat ales, Paulaner and Hoegaarden top the list for me.
The only Pilsner I'm familiar with is Shiner's 101. It is delicious.
I've recently tried a Lager that I liked (probably the first, billed as an Island Lager), I believe it's named Surfboard. Comes in a brown bottle
with a red cap. Every other lager I can remember trying has been american or mexican swill. Schlitz is possibly the only exception, and I know very
well that I'm alone in my appreciation amongst beer enthusiasts.
I have as yet not had a porter that has impressed me, but this may be my fault as I've always chilled them before drinking. This, I've been
informed, is stupid and wrong.
Lambics are, well, Lambics. I love sour things, so they're right up my alley, I don't care how much of a girl that makes me.
My favorite breweries include Paulaner, Shiner, Left Hand, Rogue, and Ska. Oh, speaking of Ska, they make great stouts.