Is there a simple word for ordering a beer sans garnish? Say for instance I want a Hoegaarden... It's a great beer in it's own right, and I don't want it to come decorated with a slice of orange that I have to take responsibility for disposing of. How can I order the beer without it, quickly and easily? I've tried "no decoration," but that sounds pretentious. For a scotch, I would say "neat." Is there a way to do that for beer?
For me, I usually just ask for "no fruit" or "no orange/lime/garnish" and it has always seemed to work. Sometimes I will say "straight up" though I do still get the garnish on occasion I've come to find. I am not sure if this was because the bartender was busy and forgot or if there was some other reason, but I just tend to not say this as much anymore. I've never felt pretentious when I ask, I feel like I am just asking for a beer as is because I just happen to not want the garnish in it. Just be polite about ordering it and I am sure you won't come across as pretentious.