@PooltoyWolf And the option for “I don’t experience winter?” I don’t understand a lot of seasonal questions like this. If I did drink beer, why would I drink a different kind based on the temperature outside?
@Kyeh frosty mug was just a pic and looked too much like stout. Sometimes I like to change the gifs just to see what it comes up with. Some are just weird. I thought this one was funny. My own kids don’t drink pop because it’s “spicy”.
Unfortunately am allergic to hops and likely some other ingredient in most beer as well. University cost me more than my friends and dormmates.
So not a beer drinker. Shot or two of Jack’s Tennessee Honey and snap, You son of a bitch, I’m in. Or some other cocktails, as long as tequila is in no way involved. Red Robin’s Orange Crash is awesome, too. (At least it was in the BeforeTimes.) Or maybe it was like an orange smash? Something like that. Super yummy.
I don’t think barleywine is by definition beer. Neither, of course, is it wine. so first define beer. Yes, it is made from grain but has a higher alcohol content than the traditional definition of beer. It’s quite yummy if done well.
It is probably technically an ale, but very different in taste.
My choices: Traditional old school Guinness, not the modern crap. Mixed with pear cider is really good. can do apple too if you want.
Some of the unique stuff I have had an microbrewery tastings.
i don’t drink beer, except for rare occasions in the before times at a pub like restaurant (i usually go for something wheaty, light colored but cloudy, and relatively high in alcohol regardless of season/weather), and even then i’ll switch to water and/or hard liquor after one. the other exceptions may be 1.) if i’m at a party and don’t want to leave yet and there’s no other alcohol, but that is exceedingly rare and again not usually more than one and 2.) if i’m at a concert at a big outdoor arena type place, because everything is super expensive and beer is the best bang for your buck. plus, these places do cans now so you’re not worried about spilling it everywhere and you can get two at a time.
nothing too dark or too hoppy, or too watery and piss looking. i don’t know, there’s a lot of good beer out there but, it just makes me full very quickly and i have to pee constantly, and while the taste is nice it’s not so good that it’s worth it. not an enjoyable experience really.
Most stouts taste too much like burnt coffee for my taste. A winter warmer is pretty good in legitimately cold weather (winter or not), but Belgian Strong Dark Ale (Rochefort, any Chimay, Carolus Classic) is the best, followed by a malty Porter (Fuller’s or Founders). I’m into cider, too (the French are pretty good at this; beer not so much).