Is beer supposed to taste bitter?

all the beers that I'm trying are tasting really bitter.
Just as a few examples: amstel, heineken, guinness.
Are there any beers out there that taste good?
Reply to
"Or you might like an ale..." the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more heavily hopped than lager.
On the original question. Yes. Beer is supposed to be bitter. The only beers that aren't are:
Belgian Lambics - which are sour
Dreadfull watery brews like "Bud" (the American, not the Czec version) etc. But here you're better off with Perrier.
Reply to
" the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more heavily hopped than lager. "
Did you click his links? You probably should click them before "correcting" him. :)
Reply to
jon surratt
On 28 Feb 2006 02:06:48 -0800, "Toffeeman" wrote:
A good bitter is properly balanced.
And Scottish ales which are heavily malty.
German beers are nicely balanced.
American lagers are more dry than bitter.
Phil =====visit the New York City Homebrewers Guild website:
formatting link
Reply to
"Phil" schreef in bericht news:
And Guinness - sorry, Guines - is very heavy, I suppose? God, generalisations!
Reply to
Joris Pattyn
Guinness is NOT heavy for chrissake. Why do you think is floats on Harp? It's dark. Yes. Stout is dark. Can we all move along now?
But it's specific gravity is very low.
Reply to
schreef in bericht news:
. noun the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
- ORIGIN Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein 'tear flesh', later 'gnash the teeth, speak bitterly'.
Reply to
Joris Pattyn

Site Timeline Threads

  • Betsy made roast chicken, cumin carrot puree, squash, and caprese. Wine for our...
  • site's newest in

    General Wine

DrinksForum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.