I've been entertained to see my fellow beer blogger Mark 'fess up about his sometime need for a keg lager and the reaction that has ensued. I very rarely have lager unless nothing else is available (though I must admit I'll drink far worse if need be). I just don't like the stuff as much as ales.
A predominant flavour component of lagers is Dimethyl Sulphide (DMS) which has a vegetable like flavour which I'm not fond of in beer. It's quite noticeable on first sniff and the taste stays throughout the pint. No, the fruity esters found in ales are much more my thing.
But I do get up to something in the Summer which will surely count against me in the beer nerdery stakes. I add ice to beer. If it's a hot day and I've got nothing in the fridge sticking an ice cube in my pint makes it far more refreshing and drinkable. For some reason there are people out there who actually believe the John Major style twaddle about warm beer but not me. If I'm hot I want something cool to drink and if that means sticking ice in it so be it. Beer is, after all, for enjoying.
OK, that might be going a bit far