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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:09 PM

I never could stand the taste of beer.


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Reply I never could stand the taste of beer. (Original post)
MrScorpio Aug 31 OP
LizBeth Aug 31 #1
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 31 #7
LizBeth Aug 31 #10
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 31 #14
LizBeth Aug 31 #16
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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:12 PM

1. Wine drinker here. My son has been calling a beer place, being in Oregon, they have specialty beers

He has been calling the store and telling them to get me an assortment of different beers. They are having a blast hooking old mom up and it has been a fun experience. I have learned I like the porters best. Hands down, but the really quality beers are fun to experience. So though I have been with you for decades, my son got me outside my box experiencing new, and I am really enjoying it.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:34 PM

7. I prefer the less-hoppy styles that still have flavor.

Fewer hops means less bitter.

Porters are often that way, with most of the flavor coming from the barley that was roasted.

My favorite style is the Belgian Tripel, with most of the flavor coming from the yeast.

I used to home-brew some excellent Hefeweizens. They should be drank when fresh because they're wheat-based with few hops, and they can go "stale" faster than many other styles, but it's another example of a great yeast-flavored beer.

Anyway, it was the home-brewing hobby that helped me realize the huge variety of beer styles around the world.

I'm not a big fan of most American microbreweries, though. So many of their beers are super-hoppy and bitter! The Northwestern USA provides excellent growing conditions for hops, and it's like the attitude of our microbreweries is, "Use 'em since we got 'em!"

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:46 PM

10. IPA equals hoppy from what I understand. Being a red wine drinker, I think that is why I probably

tend more toward the bitter, the porter, the IPA. I really dislike any of the sour. Not a fan of sour. One had me puckering so, I really did not enjoy. Same with the ciders, too sour.

I enjoyed the Bavarian lager. Very smooth.

The porter that was the best was a dark chocolate, follow thru flavor that was grand.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:00 PM

14. Yeah, the IPA's are very hoppy.

IPA = India Pale Ale. It was created by Brits to help the beer from turning bad during long sailing trips to their colonists in India, since hops act as a preservative with anti-bacterial properties. (Definitely more important in the old days when extreme sanitation was harder to achieve.)

I'm not a fan of the sour styles either!

Some of the styles that I mentioned earlier, with yeast-dominated flavors, are very complex. They can taste fruity in a subdued way, so they're unlike the intentionally fruit-flavored styles. It was interesting to me how each drink could seem unique sometimes -- like apricots with one swallow, oranges the next, peppery the next, etc.

Hefeweizens usually have an undercurrent of banana flavor that I liked, but not strong like banana bread or whatever. And it was another style that had other flavors in the background.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:09 PM

16. Wonderful conversation, lol. Who would have known. I had one that was citrus but the flavor came at

the end, very gentle and not at all sour. Delish. So I hear you. I want to try one of yours... third paragraph. Sounds fun to explore.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:23 PM

19. My favorite was the Belgian Tripel, but I struggled...

... to emulate it when I home-brewed. I quit doing it a few years ago, after gaining several pounds from drinking most of my batches! Lol. I might get back into it someday since I still have the equipment.

I even bought a mini-freezer controlled by a separate thermostat to try to ferment the Tripel properly, but I never quite got it right! I'd often submit my beers into competitions, and my Tripels usually fared the worst. Often won medals for my Hefeweizens, timing them to be ready shortly before the judging so they'd be fresh.

The mini-freezer was essential for the lagers that I made since they're cold-fermented. I usually didn't make lagers, though. They take much more time to ferment and I'm a big fan of yeast flavors (which lagers lack).

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:27 PM

21. Lots of information. I am going to implement your suggestions into my next choices.

My one issue with son, other than feeling like I was back in high school whenever drinking beer was the weight gain, lol so I hear you.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:42 PM

23. The weight-gain convinced me to stop, but also...

... the depressant effects of the alcohol. It didn't always happen, but I've had some very depressed episodes from drinking alcohol. Not to mention not thinking clearly in general when overdoing it.

It always starts as a relaxed and happy feeling for me initially, so why stop drinking there? Then later came the feelings of gloom and doom! Lol.

I'm just thankful that I never became addicted -- e.g., often thinking about it while not drinking, etc.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:44 PM

24. Ya, with isolation I was doing that with my wine and stopped. Instead of a glass or two,

I was having three or more. I stopped, now I cant hardly stand the idea of drinking it, because I over indulged. Beer, I will have one every handful of days to explore flavor so whole different animal.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:54 PM

25. I'm generally a disciplined person, but...

... I definitely have a problem overdoing alcohol consumption sometimes.

I was often the "life of the party" when the alcohol helped me to relax socially, but it was hard for me to judge when to stop after each drink seemed to increase the good feelings... until it didn't! Lol!

Oh, and some of the hangovers. Ugh! I couldn't even stand the idea of drinking alcohol again after some of those!

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:19 PM

29. I am right there with you dude. Then the morning after or a decade later, remembering. Oh, killer

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:14 PM

2. "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us go be happy."

---attributed ( erroneously ) to Ben Franklin.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:17 PM

3. Maybe it's YOU!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:18 PM

4. Beer and all alchohol prices have gone up up up, so I'm mighty glad I'm not addicted.

As hot as it is, I thought about buying some of my favorite local brew, but bought some ice cream instead.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:24 PM

5. I don't care for it either; "good" beer is too bitter, and bad beer tastes like

I'd imagine goat pee mixed with dishwater to taste (that would be Bud Light, a staple of college parties). A little taste on a hot day, if the beer is not Bud light and is very cold, is ok if nothing else is available, but I'd much rather have a nice gin & tonic.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:54 PM

13. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of good beers that aren't bitter


IPA's are pretty popular though so if that's what you've been trying that's why you don't like that lol.

Look for a nice chocolate stout or an oatmeal stout made by most any craft brewery. Deeee-licious!

But a gin and tonic is pretty nice too. My wife likes me to make her a white Russian every now and again. I don't mind because I make me two too. If I'm unpacking the groceries and see a carton of half and half I know what's up.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:08 PM

15. I once had a beer that I rather liked in a strange little bar in Amsterdam,

it was called Kwak and I think it was Belgian. It was OK for beer, or maybe it was just the ambience. I can't stand Guiness; it tastes like cough syrup and battery acid.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:13 PM

18. lol, I'm thinking everything tastes good in Amsterdam

I hope I get to find out some day.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:33 PM

6. Daughter and SIL

Like those new Michelob Ultra flavored light beers (low calories and carbs), come in flavors like cherry and lime as well as “beer” flavor. Tried one - yuck. Gave it to DH, who likes beer a lot. Not this stuff.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:46 PM

8. Beer is jeered...

Wine is fine but liquor is quicker.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:46 PM

9. big yes here for beer (esp micro stouts). big no for any hard stuff.

equally big yes for wine!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:50 PM

11. I much prefer liquor

but I've recently acquired the taste for beer. It's not as bad as it used to be for me.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 01:52 PM

12. Have you tried...

things like bourbon aged stouts, russian imperial stouts, etc.
Not bitter or light, usually high ABV, rich flavors

I prefer liquors, but I do like those kinds of beers - and a Hefeweizen for something lighter.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:11 PM

17. I like it all.

I’ll drink a shot of red eye out of a dirty glass. I don’t discriminate. 🤷‍♂️

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:23 PM

20. I too, hated beer for the first 70 years of my life

But at a family cookout my nephew was handing out ice cold beers to the adults and there I was drinking in beer and actually enjoying the taste.

I know your taste can change and there are many foods that I've either stopped liking, or developed a new affinity for. I guess beer is one of those things, and I'm sticking to one brand, Modelo, which is what by nephew was serving that started this. Its not that I'm suddenly guzzling down cases of beer, but I do like a cold glass with burgers, hot links and pizza.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 02:37 PM

22. Haven't had a beer in a long time. But loved sitting around a table solving the world's problems

in my 20s, as pitchers of cold beer kept coming.

Now when I do have a beer(s), it's usually an IPA after a long, hot, sweaty, dehydrating hike.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:00 PM

26. As an Army draftee, back when, the Army said, ...

... "Private Bozo, we're sending you to Germany. Report back on the quality of the beer."
I took my assignment seriously, specializing in Schwaben Brau (Stuttgart area beer). The taste of heavy warm beer grows on you.


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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:10 PM

27. Yeah, I'd recommend trying beers in Germany or Belgium...

... for anyone who can travel there and they think they hate beer. A lot of variety over there, and they're often not super-bitter. (Although some people like the bitter styles.)

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:15 PM

28. I haven't had a beer in years.

It's a lousy drug with an awful high. Why would I want to feel all woozy and dizzy and slightly poisoned? No thanks! Sticking with the kind herb. I get a much better feeling from it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 04:05 PM

30. It's an acquired taste. Like coffee or sharp cheeses. Nobody likes their first one.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:55 PM

36. ?

I LOVED my first cup of coffee.....and I don't ever remember disliking cheese either

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:13 PM

31. That's okay.

That means there's more for the rest of us.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:52 PM

32. that is like saying you don't like the taste of food

there are so many kinds and such variation. there are some I do not care for at all, others that are delicious - and a ton in between. I feel the same about other booze too. some drinks are nasty, others fantastic, and a huge "in between" selection to study.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:28 PM

33. I like the taste of pale ale, but other beers are too strong & bitter for me. But I don't drink any

beer at all, because it's like eating half a loaf of bread!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:15 PM

34. I can't deal with the flavor of anything containing alcohol.

A nice cup of tea for me, thanks.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:54 PM

35. I cannot stand the taste of beer or wine

am good with most other kinds of liquor

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:14 PM

37. I prefer Beer with an occasional wine or cider.

I used to drink scotch, but the price went up and "The scotch I like I can't afford, and the scotch I can afford I don't like." Never drink anything you don't like. But remember, the mass market adjunct pale lagers are not the beginning and end of beer. Try a CDA, or a saison, or a regional stout, and you might change your mind.

Wolf

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:27 AM

38. There's an old saying in the wine making realm

It takes a lot of beer to make wine.

There's nothing's better after a hot day of picking and crushing grapes then a barley sandwich.

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