Years later, I got to try Paulaner's Wesn beer. I thought that this beer was made in heaven. It was perfectly balanced, not too bitter with the right amount of sweet taste. Appearance is golden in color. I loved this one and it was available in our area only twice. Paulaner makes their beer available in a variety of cities across America but Lansing, Michigan is not one of them.
I've tried beers from local brewers such as Founders Brewing Company, Odd Side Ales, Arcadia Brewing Company, the HopCat, and Shorts Brewing Company. I've formed an opinion about what tastes good to me.
You will need to form an idea about what you like as well.
Recently, I found that my cereal beer made from Post Great Grains with raisins, dates and pecans had turned into a sour beer. The milk product turned it sour. I then too the mixture back up to 170 degrees for 20 minutes to pasteurize it, poured it back into a Mr. Beer barrel to ferment it along with some leftover figs in the refrigerator. I want to cut down on the sour taste a bit. I'm not truly a fan of sour beers even though there are some people out there that like sour. Sour is an acquired taste. I found out recently that there are a small percentage of people out there that can't taste bitter as well as others. Those are the people that may prefer a beer more bitter than the rest.
You can get your knowledge on this subject from a variety of sources. The internet site youtube.com has a beer school, The Craft Beer Channel, brewingtv.com to learn from. You can watch someone do something rather than just reading about it. The Esquire Network has the show Brew Dogs where two brewers from Great Britain go from region to another, meet breweries and bar owners and make some radical brew for the show. Our local library stocks a wonderful selection of beer brewing books. Even my local brewery, I've tried beers from our EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, gives away two publications about the Michigan and midwest beer industry.
Wolverine State Brewing Co has my attention lately.