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    Recommendation for non-beer drinker

    I'm looking for some recommendations for myself. I've never liked any of the beers I've tried, but I do like the fruity malted liquors, hard liquor or wine. Would be nice to find a beer that I can add to my list of likes.

    Matt

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    My mother HATES most beer, but loves Duchesse de Bourgonne (sp?) as well as other flander's brown ales.
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    Try any of these:

    Lindeman's Kriek
    Lindeman's Framboise
    Allagash White
    Hoegaarden White
    Rodenbach
    Lachouffe
    Saison Dupont
    Maudite
    Fin Du Monde
    Three Philosphers
    Ommegang
    Hennepin
    Berliner Weiss mit Himbersaft
    Franziskaner Hefe Weizen
    Widmer Hefe Weizen
    Pyramid Apricot
    Magic Hat #9

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    Let me add Franziskaner DunkelWeizen. One of my sisters (another non-beer-drinker) seeks this out
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    If you don't mind sweetness, you could go for a few barleywines.

    Youngs Old Nick
    Fullers Golden Pride
    Eggenberg Samichlaus
    ...

    Actually, I don't know that many barleywines you might be able to get hold of. Maybe Thomas Hardy's Ale (not strictly a barleywine, but along the same lines).
    Some useful sites I think deserve promotion:

    For craft-roasted coffee: www.hasbean.co.uk
    For European beer: www.beersofeurope.co.uk
    For quality reviews: www.bottledbeer.co.uk
    For my own blog: http://jordan-beer-bureaucracy.blogspot.com/

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    Might try Paulaner Salvator dopplebock. Skullsplitter barleywine is pretty good too. Both low hopped, malty flavors
    what doesnt kill you makes you stronger

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    I know alot of my aunts likes the sam adams cherry wheat.

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    After trying the usual Bud, Miller, Corona etc. A friend recommended the Sam Adams Boston Lager, so I tried that this weekend, it was better than the previous, but I'll try the cherry wheat too. As well as the other recommendations. Although most of those brands I haven't seen in our local packy's so I'm not sure how easy it will be to find those.

    Originally posted by bigben
    I know alot of my aunts likes the sam adams cherry wheat.

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    the cherry wheat should be something that you should find at a locl beer distributor

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    I've found that health food stores (Wild Oats, Whole Foods) carry a pretty decent selection of craft beers. Additionally some liquor stores will carry a broad selection.
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    It's possible that you are getting too many esoteric suggestions also. The previous posters assumed that you had tried a very wide selection. In case you haven't.

    Newcastle Brown Ale
    Dos Equis Amber
    Boddington's
    Caffreys
    Samuel Smith Old Brewery Pale Ale
    Belhaven

    Strongbow Apple Cider

    Just a few suggestions from the more mainstream beers, to help you narrow down what you like, and don't like.

    Good luck.

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    We might be of more help if we knew your location. Some of the beers that have been suggested might be unavailable where you live.

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    De Hooter, you are correct, I haven't tried many beers. I'm in the Boston area (New England).

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    I would suggest that you try a couple of Smuttynose products. I think the Portsmouth Lager and the Shoals Pale Ale are two good starting points. If you get Brooklyn Brewery products there, try the Brooklyn Lager.

    I would have guessed the Boston area from your screen name but, I try not to take things for granted.

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    here at our pub in West Seattle, we get a great reaction from our "non beer drinking" beer lovers from the Boon Kriek, and also the Drie Fontenin (sp?) Lambic Line. try those. Also, if you can get ahold of anything from the cantillion brewery, they have a beer called Rose de Gambrinus that is EXCELLENT.
    cheers
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    Last edited by BPProb; 02-28-2011 at 03:22 PM.

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