I brew a 70/- almost every year - there is nothing boring about them, just an easy drinking beer that goes down great in early fall weather. Just kegged one a couple weeks ago.
To the larger question though, I think Pietro is exactly right, even if he uses “boring” when he should be labeling these beers “simple” or “straightforward”. Brew a bunch of simple beers, and brew several batches of the same beer several times in a row to really learn how to control your system. I got pretty sick of Wit after brewing three batches in a row some years ago, but my beers got far more consistent after that.[/quote]
right, I use the term ‘boring’ somewhat jokingly and sarcastically since homebrewing typically draws a creative crowd that wants to make the off-the-wall stuff before learning to make the ‘straightforward’ stuff. I agree, no beer is boring, if its made well.
70/-'s are just not my bag. I’d rather have a session beer of just about any other persuasion (belgian/paters; german; bohemian; dry stouts; american (hoppy/cream ale/good light lagers); or most likely, british)