A woman is only a woman but a Gillette TV Special is a shave.
Most any Samuel Adams lager style brew. I don't like Heffeweizen or wheats.
There are many...
Canadian - Unibroue: Trois Pistoles
American - Pliny the Elder
European - Chimay (trappist beer by belgian monks)
- Heineken (*The Netherlands)
Balashi from Aruba
Current go-to is Bells Two Hearted Ale. Lovely jubbly.
Local: Boulevard Double Wide IPA
International: Chimay Première (Red)
sadly, I don't like hops... and believe me I have tried and tried and tried. Sure, get a few single malts in me and I can drink anything from PBR to, well anything ya got
on it's own I'm a Lambic guy, what can I say?
so as a result, I haven't tried much of the myriad of micro-brews and imports now available....any recommendations for an admitted hops-hater?
If you aren't grateful for what you've got, nothing that may be coming down the pike will likely do the trick for you.
Too many good beers to pick just even a few! Can't wait to get home and try these tonight.
TOFLAC-U Because bowls are for porridge
BOTOC who needs training wheels!
dang retired you will enjoy those. Never even seen those in any belgian beerstore. Again one of those beers made exclusively for export. My own favorites are the ones from my own kettle. it's another hobby of mine. I make a nice amber with hints of caramel. A fine brown with speculoos (biscuit) flavoring. A quite nice bitter ipa and working on a few other recipes..
Lots of favorites. Guinness Draught, Shiner Bock, Modelo Negro, Sapporo (with sushi).
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Jason:BOTOC, LOBOS, KOTV. Sort of on the fence about burley...
retired, those are some of my favorites. St Bernardus Tripel is outstanding.
I would probably say that Gueuze is my favourite style - 3 Fonteinen, Cantillon, Girardin are probably my favourite brands.
What the heck... 3F Gueuze.
Mmm - spontaneously fermented sour beer from Belgium. My favourite! Tart, earthy, and loaded with funk.
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Living in the land o' too many breweries, I have to choose entire brands, not just beers.
Upright Brewing (Portland, OR) makes some awesome farmhouse style beers.
Boneyard Brewing (Bend, OR) has my current favorite IPA - RPM.
Joshua, I never noticed your post.
If you dislike hops, then German doppelbocks are a strong and malty delight right out of the gates. Belgian dubbels, tripels, and quads are also a great choice. Witbiers such as Hoegaarden or weizenbiers such as Weihenstephaner are also very lightly hopped.
English barleywines and old ales in general are also a great choice, particularly if you cellar them for some time. Hop aromas are one of the first things to fade from a beer; in a matter of months, the change would be quite noticeable. In a year or two, a formerly bitter and hop-forward strong beer could be smooth, silky, and entirely malt-driven.
There are so many more great choices out there without a perceivable hop presence. English mild is usually a dark caramel-like session beer, Munich helles is a malty light-coloured lager (the most popular style at Oktoberfest), Scotch ales are rich and raisiny nightcaps that often verge on sweetness. Kolsch should not have a very noticeable hop presence - that is great for summer. And finally, since you like lambic, farmhouse ales in general and Belgian saisons in particular should be right up your alley. Fantome saison is my favourite! It is delightfully tart and earthy, with an intriguingly variable spice content. (Read the labels; in the past they were not very hoppy, but some producers are dry-hopping to up the aromas that you detest)
my top favorites are a couple of pages back, but I should add Boddington's Pub Ale to my list.
Racer 5 IPA by Bear Republic, or Sculpin IPA for me.