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? thanx
Reply to
asdf

"Or you might like an ale..."
er..in 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
Toffeeman

"er..in 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.
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Phil

"Phil" schreef in bericht news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com...
And Guinness - sorry, Guines - is very heavy, I suppose? God, generalisations!
Reply to
Joris Pattyn

asdf a écrit :
Define "taste good", please.
Basically, bitterness is what most decent beers are about.
So if you idea of "taste good" can't include bitterness... well, come back in ten year's time, your tastebuds may hav eevolved then.
Reply to
The Submarine Captain

Or burned off a mess of taste buds. I remember reading once that we are born with thousands of them, and average about THREE in old age (bitterness is sensed on the tongue). I have one relative who serves the cheapest bordeaux from warehouse outlets, and half the guests, especially the young ones, are keeling over with puckered faces and once they've crawled back to their seats won't even attempt a second sip of these "walls of tannin" with no possible penetration of any other flavors, but he and an equally elderly relative are remarking about how quite nice the wine is, and writing down the label.
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Douglas W. Hoyt

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.
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scott

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Joris Pattyn

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