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The Mtbr Best Beer Guide

Newbie craft beer drinkers like variety, because they’re not quite sure which style they like best. Below is a diverse list of beers that represent their respective styles well.

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier

The “standard” for German wheat beers, Weihenstephaner’s Hefeweissbier is available year-round in the US and clocks in at 5.4% ABV. It’s brewed at the Weihenstephan Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria, Germany. This beer showcases sweet wheat malt, mild citrus from the hops and strong flavors of banana and clove from the yeast esters. It’s an iconic beer enjoyed by new craft beer drinkers and seasoned veterans alike. weihenstephaner.de

Victory Prima Pils

Brewed in Downington, PA, Victory Prima Pils is a great example of an American take on a classic European style. At 5.3% ABV, Prima features a clean toasted malt backbone and a floral, herbal hop presence. A hoppy German pils that is refreshing and drinkable, Prima is a nice gateway between adjunct lagers and IPAs. www.victorybeer.com

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald

A tremendous American Porter. Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, brewed in Cleveland, OH, comes in at 5.8% ABV and tastes of bittersweet chocolate, mild coffee, and a rich malt backbone. Mildly hopped, this is a great dark beer for those who have traditionally enjoyed beers like Guinness. www.greatlakesbrewing.com

Petrus Pale Ale

A widely-available sour beer from northern Belgium. Appealing to wine and beer drinkers alike, Petrus is a traditional Belgian sour beer aged in oak barrels. At 7.3% and featuring bright citrus, tart green apples, white wine and a dry vinegar finish, this beer is a solid welcome to the quickly-growing world of sours. www.globalbeer.com

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Even at 9% ABV, La Fin Du Monde is a surprisingly drinkable Belgian Tripel produced by Unibroue in Quebec, Canada. Powerful flavors of spicy fruit, candied malt and Belgian esters (banana, clove, spice) all work in tandem to make a fantastic beer to enjoy after dinner. www.unibroue.com

Next: Josh Martino’s Top 5 Beers for the Hardcore Enthusiast Fan »
About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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