Thirtysomething female beer connoisseur. Coming back to beer in moderation after considerable time off.
I consider my tastes fairly eclectic. Sure, I love well-made IPAs and impy stouts as much as the next beer geek, but my number-one love is the Belgian Strong Ale and some of its relatives, including quads and dubbels. I also love a fine lager/pils, brown ale, and Oktoberfest. Of the bitter pale ale sorts, my favorites combine a potent citrus hop bitterness _with_ a strong malt backbone,...