Beer has it's own taste, much like carrots or steak. It doesn't taste like anything but beer.
I agree that it tastes pretty bad, but many people really like it. I am sure there is a food that you don't like that other people do like. It is just like that.
Also, many different alcohols will not taste very good. Many of them will burn when you drink them, but that is also part of the fun of drinking. I know, it is a bit weird. Sometimes, certain drinks are an aquired taste, but some drinks you just love right away.
I actually recommend not drinking alcohol at all. Alcohol is actually a poison that your liver filters out. That is why it is called "alcohol poisoning."
If you really are determined to drink beer, try mixing it with something. You can find all sorts of recepies online. The sake (sah-kay) bombs at a particular Japanese restaurant here in town are pretty good.
Thats not beer you tried that's sounds like some form of hard liquor because those are very strong and burn when you drink them because they have a high alcohol content. Beer has a low alcohol content and has a type of taste that I can't describe just make sure you know what you are drinking.
alcohol doesn't taste good when you first try it. it is an acquired taste. at first, what you will like is the feeling alcohol gives you, not the actual stuff! But when you build up your tolerance you will like the taste too. Your body can't handle alcohol when you first start drinking so go easy-or else you will throw up/black out which you do not want! beer shouldnt burn-its only around 4.2-5% unless its foreign (from eastern europe eg certain czech and polish beers)-in which case it goes up to about 12% (check the abv (alcohol content %) on the bottle itself. one unit of alcohol is about half a pint of beer so there's 2 units in a pint. women are meant to have max 14 units/week. which is like 7 pints. [21 for men because they have less body fat than women and so can metabolise it better]. your body isn't meant to be overloaded with alcohol. yes it is a poison but I would say drink in moderation if you do drink-eating junk food all the time will lead to obesity too. moderation in everything unless there's alcoholism in your family (if there is, don't drink!)