WarDaft wrote:I unfortunately seem to have weird taste in beer, in that I don't like any bitterness at all or, well, to me it seems like a burnt toast flavour, but other people seem to call it a bready flavour. So that's the sort of beer people tend to reccomend to me when I say I like the bready flavour in beers I've had... but I want bready, not burnt toasty =/
So far, the two beers I like most are Molsom M and Ricards Red. M more than Ricards, because Ricards has more bitterness, or at least non draught it does. Anyone have any suggestions?
I'd consider more classic British and German styles if I were you, avoiding the obvious Porters and Rauchbeers. Something like a German Marzen or Oktoberfest beer might be a good place to start, plus, they are usually on a good sale this time of year, with the 'fest' just ending. If you can find a classic British ESB, you might like it; it would be pushing the hop bitterness a bit, but it should have a nice bready backbone that should moderate it. You could also try a less special bitter, which would have less hops.
If you can find a Scottish style ale, they might also be a good fit, they tend to be very malt forward and have a rich sweetness without being especially bitter. If you could provide a geographic location, I might be able to recommend you some specific brands. Actually, Molson implies Canada, doesn't it? I have no idea what goes on in America's cap, so someone else is going to have to step in for that.
Also, has anyone else had a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid recently? I swear they changed their recipe, or else I've just had a few really fresh kegs. All of a sudden it tastes nothing like I remember it. Maybe they are trying to make up for Brown Shugga.