I think like many foods and drinks, Beer is something that one needs to develop a taste to it. Most people I know didn't like it when they tasted it for the first few times. I barely drink alcohol. I like wine. And I like some beers. When I was a kid my dad used to send me to buy beer, these days there was a big barrel and a person selling beer. One would have to bring a glass or similar jar or container to get it filled with beer. On a way back while I was carrying it home I would taste it from time to time. I was discussed with the taste and asked how can someone dring this thing? But later when I was in my early 20s friends ordered a beer, it was ice cold and some brand I tasted for the first time and I liked it. With Vodka does not matter how many times my dad or uncles gave me to try I hated it. And to this day I can't stand it. My friends call me fake Russian. Even so, I wasn't born in Russia but fr them anyone from the Soviet Union is Russian.