I have had the rare privilege of having a Westvleteren 12 and it does not disappoint. If you ever have the chance to try a Westy 12 do not pass it up.
For Many years I've been a Shiner Bock fan. Lately they've been selling the Shiner "Family Reunions" and I have fallen for the Shiner Black and Hefeweizen. If you can find it, I have been enjoying the beer from St. Arnold's Brewery as well.
Have never tried it but want to badly.
This is a much harder question than you would think it should be. Beer is wonderful in that the experience drinking it has so much to do with your surroundings, and circumstances. That being said... Old Rasputin. I love a nice dark, roasty beer. Coffee... Chocolate... it fills the mouth with a joy that words have a hard time capturing. If you haven't had the pleasure yet... find it and drink it.
I recently got into the Northern Colorado craft beer scene, so my top three are all local.
In no particular order:
Old Chub Scotch Ale (Oskar Blues)
Cutthroat Porter (Odell's)
Eclipse Black IPA (Crabtree)
I can always go for a Newcastle Brown Ale or Yeungling. But if it's on tap, I'm true to the Rogue Dead Guy Ale. And finally, at biergartens, Blanche de Bruxelles is my standard.
I like Darks and Pilsners
Fiege -Local Beer Bochum Germany
(If anyone has a importer I would love to get my hands on some)
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
Pilsner Urquell is a very VERY good beer.
I tend to go for big hoppy ales. India Pale Ale is my preferred beer style, but it also depends on the weather. If it is hot I do like a good wheat ale, and in my travels I was introduced to a 'Summer Shandy', which is a wheat ale (Hefewiezen) and lemonade mixture. Magic on a hot day!
I'm new to the craft beer world, so I can't say my favorite comes with much weight or won't change in the near future. However, I recently had an Innis and Gunn Oak Aged Beer (Original), and it was delicious! I've also recently gotten into scotch, and the oak flavor of the I&G was very reminiscent of scotch. I definitely recommend!
Most Recently, Sam Adams' Great Oak Ale.