I am sure we can do better than that, including light, pale, bitter, mild, and stout.
So I've heard, but the Guiness I drank in Ireland tasted the same to me as that brewed in England. Perhaps that's more to do with the number of cigarettes I smoked at that time.The general consensus among the several people who had joined in was to the effect that the only way to experience British, Irish, etc. beer was to visit the country. Guinness, for example, isn't as good here as there because when it's made and bottled here, there's preservatives added which you wouldn't encounter in a bottle or on draft over there.
Maybe it was alt bier (old beer) that I had once in Hamburg. Absolutely delicious, and never tasted again in the 45 years since. There were also many fine beers in Bavaria, though the crown must go to those around Plzen in what was then Czechoslovakia.
In July of 2019, I left the U.S. for the first time and visited a friend in Germany for a week. We drove to several different cities, and on the list of things I experienced was, of course, beer. One of the beers I had was a dark beer (though not anything like Guinness) and it was definitely the sort of beer I would not have liked if I had gotten here in the U.S. Anyhow, it was absolutely fantastic, and it immediately brought to mind the conversation I mentioned above.
I look forward to it. Seriously. Let me know the date.
Anyhow, I bring this up because I fully intend to go back to Europe, and the UK is definitely on my list of places to experience. And, I definitely expect the beer there to be top notch.
It would be cool to have a Mint get together.
Yours in cervisia. Cliff.