I can't believe how many kids try drinking Budweiser, Coors, Heineken, or whatever. Horse p*ss the lot of them.
There's no doubt that some beer is an acquired taste. The irish stout Guinness, for example, is an acquired taste. I don't think I've ever seen anyone drink it for the first time and go "Yum, gimme more."
A good beer should have complex flavours and aromas, that you will appreciate over time.
Take a look at Beeradvocate.com and find out which beers are available in your area, which are rated as good.
And when you're drinking them, try to remember that the human brain can often confuse what "different" with "unpleasant".
I love beer but it took awhile to aquire a taste for it. My first love was Newcastle, it was the only beer I could drink. But now I'm on a Pacifico kick. Much different, I know, but I gotta have a lime in my beer now so its gotta be a mexican brew. I'm a beer snob; I won't touch the domestic stuff unless on rare occasions where it would be rude to turn it down.
Hmm could be. Skunky beer is not good. But I think it's best on tap. I pretty much like any drink though so light/dark, low cal/high cal, whatever it may be, I am a fan. But there are a lot of people that just don't like it no matter what.
I love beer. But I hate the sh*tty brands, try somthing like Heineken etc.
I like the taste, but I like the taste of some more than others. Do you drink cheap beer? Do you drink specialty or imported European beer, which may be acquired tastes? Start with something like Bud Select , which is mild and made for mass consumption & experiment from there.
It's either an acquired taste or you just don't like it. I happen to like Blue Moon's pretty well because bars and restaurants serve it with an orange slice in it which gets rid of some of the bitterness. A coworker said I should try getting into Guiness because of the flavor they have.
So it's probably a matter of trying different things to see what suits you.
I hear you on that. I went to a few bars with friends yesterday and it was really hard for me to down the beers. Good thing I rarely drink because I was chillin hard after 5 over a 3 hour period. Kind of embarrassing knowing a girl can out drink you.