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Old 03-27-2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 Beers Of All Time?

I apologize if this has been done before but I could not find it in the search. I am a youngster and just turned 21 last year so I only have experience with the mass produced domestic beers, Coors, Budweiser, etc. and looking to explore the world of beers.

I have noticed A LOT of different brands and was wondering what your top 10 were? They can be any type of beer as I am looking to explore all different kinds.

Please number in order and feel free to add a description or notes if you wish:

1. Beer # 1
2. Beer # 2
3. Beer # 3
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Although I am newbie to beer as well(I turned 21 two weeks ago) I did live in Germany for four months a year ago, during which I was of legal age to drink. So, without further adieu, my top 10 list(not in a particular order):

1. Franziskaner Heffeweizen Dunkel
2. Spaten Optimator
3. Kostritzer Schwarzbier
4. Ur-Krostitzer Schwarzbier
5. Leipziger Gose(any brewpub's version)
6. Guinness(only on tap)
7. Shiner Bock
8. Stone Imperial Russian Stout
9. Arrogant Bastard Ale
10. Big Bear Black Stout
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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Although I am newbie to beer as well(I turned 21 two weeks ago) I did live in Germany for four months a year ago, during which I was of legal age to drink. So, without further adieu, my top 10 list(not in a particular order):

1. Franziskaner Heffeweizen Dunkel
2. Spaten Optimator
3. Kostritzer Schwarzbier
4. Ur-Krostitzer Schwarzbier
5. Leipziger Gose(any brewpub's version)
6. Guinness(only on tap)
7. Shiner Bock
8. Stone Imperial Russian Stout
9. Arrogant Bastard Ale
10. Big Bear Black Stout
The only two I have heard of are Shiner Bock and Arrogant Bastard Ale. I have yet to try the ABA but I had a Shiner Bock today and really enjoyed it. I picked up their variety pack of 6 different beers and so far have had the original Shiner Bock and the Hefeweizen (I think I spelled that right?) and really enjoyed them both. I believe they make the Hefeweizen with orange and lemon peels and honey. I followed the pour directions on the bottle and garnished with a lemon slice. Very good brew. Have you had a chance to taste it?
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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1. Busch Light


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Old 03-28-2011, 01:02 AM   #5
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Although I am newbie to beer as well(I turned 21 two weeks ago) I did live in Germany for four months a year ago, during which I was of legal age to drink. So, without further adieu, my top 10 list(not in a particular order):

1. Franziskaner Heffeweizen Dunkel
We have the same taste! I love Franziskaner Heffeweizen! I prefer the non Dunkel but I love them both!

Here's my List:
1.Red Horse Beer (I grew up on this. Beer from the Philippines)
2.)San Miguel Pilsen (Also from the Philippines)
3.)Franziskaner Heffeweizen (Dunkel and not dunkel)
4.)Asahi Super Dry (Japan)
5.)Yebisu (Japan. Made by Sapporo)
6.)Sierra Nevada Tumbler
7.)Tiger
8.)Fat Tire
9.)Stella Artois
10.)New Castle Brown Ale
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:34 AM   #6
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We have the same taste! I love Franziskaner Heffeweizen! I prefer the non Dunkel but I love them both!

Here's my List:
1.Red Horse Beer (I grew up on this. Beer from the Philippines)
2.)San Miguel Pilsen (Also from the Philippines)
3.)Franziskaner Heffeweizen (Dunkel and not dunkel)
4.)Asahi Super Dry (Japan)
5.)Yebisu (Japan. Made by Sapporo)
6.)Sierra Nevada Tumbler
7.)Tiger
8.)Fat Tire
9.)Stella Artois
10.)New Castle Brown Ale
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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Not going to argue with any of the ones mentioned. I try a lot of beers, but maybe not the best but a very solid top 10 for me would be Sam Adams octoberfest.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:12 AM   #8
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1) Guinness Stout
2) New Castle Brown ale
3) Brooklyn pennant ale
4) Blue Point Toasted Lager
5) Sam Adams Winter
6) Harpoon Winter Warmer
7) Rogue Deadguy
8) Sierra Nevada IPA
9) Sam Adams Chocolate Bock
10) Brooklyn Double Chocolate stout
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Like cigars, for me these lists are ever changing and evolving. These are my thoughts on March 28th, 2011.

1. Guinness (in Ireland)
2. Three Floyds Dark Lord
3. Founders KBS
3. Goose Island Bourbon Coffee Stout
4. Goose Island Bourbon Vanilla Stout
5. Guinness
6. Three Floyd's Gumballhead
7. Founders Breakfast Stout
8. Brainblasta Stout
9. Goose Island Matilda
10. Anchor Steam Porter
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #11
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1. Guiness
2. Bells Kalamazoo Stout
3. New Glarus UFDA
4. New Glarus Spotted Cow
5. Sierra Nevada Pale ale
6. New Castle Brown ale
7. Wisconsin Belgian Red
8. St Bernardus darks< hard to get for this wisco boy>
9.Corona
10.Double Diamond

one of my favorites that I have tasted was Gulden Draak
My cousin makes all sort of Belgium and other origin dark beer similarities that since taking up sobriety 9 years ago I can't taste his fruits of labor 16 years later of his start
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Say what?

My recommendation to the OP is to just try wha looks interesting to you and is within your budget. Until you develop your tastes, suggestions won't mean much. For example, if after a broad experimentation you decide you like stouts then the suggestions here will have more value.

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I don't think I have 10 favorite beers. The ones I normally buy:

Bell's Two Hearted
Fat Tire
Guinness (Foreign Extra Stout is my favorite)
Summit EPA
Rogue Dead Guy Ale <-- rather expensive, so I don't buy this often
Bud Light <-- when I am at a festival, I need something that goes down like water, and rather low in alcohol content, because we drink all day.

When I was 21, I drank a TON of Busch Light, Keystone, Miller High Life, PBR. Whatever was cheapest.
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My recommendation to the OP is to just try wha looks interesting to you and is within your budget. Until you develop your tastes, suggestions won't mean much. For example, if after a broad experimentation you decide you like stouts then the suggestions here will have more value.

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That's the way I started. I would go and buy a few different singles and the ones I liked I would look up what the style was and try more of that style. Beer Advocate and Rate Beer have big review databases that can help you get info when you can't find any on the bottle. Take the reviews with a grain of salt.
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I'd have a top 10 list in each beer style, so my recommendations would go on for pages. For the OP, I'd suggest stopping by one of the other beer threads ("beer hauls" and "what beers are you enjoying?") for more discussion and suggestions of beers that fit a profile you like.
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Say what?

My recommendation to the OP is to just try wha looks interesting to you and is within your budget. Until you develop your tastes, suggestions won't mean much. For example, if after a broad experimentation you decide you like stouts then the suggestions here will have more value.

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Grizzly. Best. Beer. Evar.
They don't make it anymore, it was a Canadian Lager. I loved that stuff like a man loves a woman.
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Ohhh, this looks like a fun game.

Ok I'll play:

1)Guinness Stout (Tap)
2)Stella Artois (Tap)
3)Bavik Belgian Pilsner (Tap)
4)Avery Ellie's Brown (Tap)
5)Belhaven Scottish Ale (Tap)
6)Leffe Blonde (Bottle)
7)La Fin du Monde (Bottle)
8)Corsendonk Abbey Brown (Bottle)
9)Delirium Nocturnum (Bottle)
10)Miller High Life (7oz Ponies) - Yes Seriously... it tastes better.
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In Order:

1: St Bernardus Abt 12
2: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
3: Rochefort 10

I Cant decide the order for the remaining 7:

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Lagunitas Gnarlywine
Lagunitas PaleAle
Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin
Boulevard Saison Brett
Bells TwoHearted Ale
Goose Island Matilda
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Not sure I have a top 10 but Three Philosophers would certainly be in it.
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