San Francisco, CA
OVERRATED: No style
"As a beer drinker, I don’t think any style is overrated, though it could be that style guidelines themselves are overrated."
"Where to begin? Due to the current focus on sour, adjunct/fruit beers, barrel aging, and massive hopping rates, people have forgotten dunkel, pale ale, helles, mild, bitter, hefeweizen... the list goes on. That being stated, many beer drinkers confuse pilsner with American light lager and international light lager. I would suggest going to Prague and drinking a few liters of the original with floor-malted Moravian malt, soft water, and aromatic Saaz hops. Or go to the Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany and watch the 'seven-minute pour,' which is done with the same reverence as stout is poured in Dublin. Close to home, Lagunitas makes an excellent version, along with Trumer Pils and Victory Prima Pils."