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The best beer is...?

Post: # 75323Post psychopomp95
Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:43 am

I must admit, a few years back I NEVER could've seen myself posting this topic!! I had tried beer and simply hated the bitter taste. But when I first went to England in 2000, I got to try Strongbow cider and actually liked it! I've developed a taste for actual beer (as opposed to cider) in the past year and a half SINCE my nineteenth birthday, oddly enough! ;) Now I've tried lots of different brands (not all at once :p ) in different varieties of flavours, and I can generally pick up on the difference between each brand, however subtle.
My favorite 'variety' of beer is definitely honey lager (guess I still like my beer in a slightly more 'palatable' format, even now), but I'll go for most types of lager, pale ale, and of course, cider. Being a Canadian, my favorite brands are Sleeman's and Granville Island, and I like Kokanee when it's just a 'light' beer I'm after... it's easy to support the local boys when they make such a good brew!! But I also dig some imported stuff, as evidenced by the Stella Artois I'm drinking right now! This beer is so FULL! I see why Europeans whine about our stuff. :p
What's everyone else's favorite drink, beer or otherwise?

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I still like Dutch

Post: # 75326Post N2yes
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:32 am

Heineken still pretty much rules for me. Speaking of Canadian, I will go for a Moosehead in a minute as well.

It's gettin' kinda late where you are on the west coast of canuck-land, Trev. Have you partaken of a few of your aforementioned brews tonight?????
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Post: # 75352Post tribute1969
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:52 am

My NEXT one will be!!!...lol ....9:30pm tonight....

I'm partial to going "Dutch" too..Heineken is always welcomed!! IT used to be on the "supply list" of Randstad Staffing back in the early days and they were still European/Dutch owned/managed....Supply Checklist: Paperclips, Pencils, Pads, Case of Heineken...worked for me...we were "allowed" to hav ethese after 3pm at our desk!!

Name-wise I like "Arrogant Bastard Ale" with the slogan "You're NOT Worthy" and a pic of an Imp or Satan-like figure laughing at you, or maybe I just had TOO many of those and it was actually a whole lot of Moosehead Beer?????

For "pale-ale" I enjoy Rolling Rock, takes me back to my Deadhead days, like yesterday!! lol
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Post: # 75363Post The Ancient
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:20 pm

Boddington's

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beer good!

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Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:29 pm

believe it or not, but for a light beer i prefer a bud. a cold bud is especially refreshing on a hot day. it is also the only beer that does not affect my voice badly. too much malt and i get hoarse.
for an ale i choose 'newcastle brown ale' and "tak de dog for a walk" as the story on the label says.
when in england my choice in a pub is a bitter, hands down and when i find myself in ireland it's a smithwick's. you can't go wrong with a guinness, of course, only it is true that it "don't travel well". that is, imported or license-brewed guinness is never as good as the real thing.
now i'm thirsty...
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Post: # 75379Post tardistraveler
Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:59 am

Unfortunately, I have a gluten allergy, which means I can no longer drink beer. So, my drink of choice these days is wine - usually white merlot, but tonight I had a very nice beaujolais - tasty!

I also like some mixed drinks - if you can't taste the alcohol too much! I like margaritas - frozen preferably - and Kahlua-based things. Back in the day it was Singapore slings and sloe gin fizzes!

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Post: # 75383Post Ed Schaum
Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:10 am

For me, nothing comes close to a Spaten Optimator, brewed since 1397.
Next would be a Celebrator, followed by Heineken.

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Post: # 75384Post YesJodi
Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:17 am

I like ice cold Rolling Rock on a sunny summer day.......or corona with a lime......or Molson Golden light. No heavy beer for me, just the lite stuff once in a while.

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Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:05 pm

The best beer is (i have to say) german beer ;) like JEVER or Becks.

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ARE YOU WORTHY?

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Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:46 pm

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Harpoon....

Post: # 77661Post tribute1969
Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:49 pm

We're having Pizza for a lunch/meeting today.......but NO beer......
Wish this were Europe..........
Did have a good one last night:
Harpoon...a pale ale from India......
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Post: # 77666Post LoveJon
Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:34 pm

Killian's Irish Red.

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Post: # 77669Post Gary
Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:55 pm

Sam Adams on tap.

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Post: # 77743Post topographic_drama1980
Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:38 pm

My favorite beers: Coors original and Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian (yumm!!!!!!!!), Rolling Rock, Yuengling Lager and Yuengling original.

My least favorite beer: Guiness. Not so "brilliant!!!!" In fact, I think it tastes like shit and looks like motor oil.

My favorite mixed drinks: Jack and Coke, Captain and Coke, Screwdrivers, Long Island Iced Teas

My least favorite mixed drinks: Gin and Tonic. I just don't have the taste for it.

My favorite wine: White Zinfandel. I love that stuff.

My favorite champagne: Verdi Spumante. Very smooth, at least to me.

I also drink Smirnoff Ice, Various Wine Coolers, Skyy Blue, Woodchuck Draft Ciders (any flavor).

My favorite shot: My good buddy Jack Daniel's!

Don't ever give me Jagermeister. It always kicks my ass! :jestera: :icon_drin
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Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:38 am

Shiner Bock

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Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:49 am

My favorite red wine is Pinot Noir. I used to drink white wine exclusively. About ten years ago, my taste buds held a party and demanded "Red wine this time!"
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Post: # 78380Post Lorri Auer
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:20 am

My newest indulgence is Blue Moon, it's brewed here in the USA but is a Belgian White, Belgian Wheat style ale. It has a unique sweetness that I enjoy. Makes it a bit different, too.

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Post: # 78384Post psychopomp95
Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:48 am

I'm currently drinking a plain old Miller Lite - an IMPORTED Miller Lite I must point out! ;) Hey, they don't make 'em in Canada!
And yep, 'Lite' is pretty much correct, but they are nice when they're chilled!

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Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:51 am

Ahh, being a Western New Yorker, there's only one brew I'd quaff with my Chicken Wings: Genny Cream. (official name: Genesee Cream Ale).
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beer

Post: # 79055Post EricBliss12345
Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:50 am

I prefer straight Jagermeister, which is very tasty. :)

I can't drink beer much anymore. It takes way too much to get fucked up. When I was drinking beer a lot this summer, I stuck to the good old standby - Beast Ice. Cheap, and no less alcohol than your average brew. To be honest I think it tastes better than a lot of the mediocre brews like Bud, Miller, or PBR or any of that. And dirt cheap. For a white trash scuzzbucket like me it can't be beat.

Now as far as TASTY beer goes, Magic Hat can't be beat. It's very peachy, literally. It sounds gross but tastes great. I also like Golden Monkey, and sometimes a Corona with lime really hits the spot.

The king of all drinks is the grasshopper though. That will always be my favorite drink. Just for one though, more than two and I'm sure you would vomit profusely.

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Post: # 79351Post topographic_drama1980
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:14 pm

This Labatt Blue tastes pretty good right now.

Canadian beer is good, eh?
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Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:09 pm

"Anything off the tap will do", as Rick Wakeman said.
Actually now I am not drinking anything.
Samuel Johnson said that "Beer is evidence that God loves man and wants him happy" (I paraphrase).
It's also the way to acquire an enormous belly and become lazy.
All said, I'll drink mineral water to be safe

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Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:20 pm

The free one, of course.
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Post: # 79897Post shedend
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:17 pm

Fron what I can see there is only one "real" beer mentioned in the posts :) Boddingtons! All the rest are Lager. Old Hooky.. is one of my favorites or TEA from The Hogs Back BreweryDave

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Post: # 79924Post IWas Sam
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:23 pm

Cold beer is my preference.

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Post: # 79930Post tardistraveler
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:15 pm

topographic_drama1980 wrote: My favorite wine: White Zinfandel. I love that stuff.

I like White Zin, but I like White Merlot even better! Ever try it?

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Post: # 79931Post tardistraveler
Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:16 pm

ycantibu wrote:The free one, of course.

LOL - Good answer!

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Post: # 80122Post Sudden Call
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:58 pm

Red Stripe. The great Jamaican beer!!! lol



Actually, I prefer the Canadian beers myself. I'll take a Labatt's Blue any time. :D

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Post: # 80150Post topographic_drama1980
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:00 am

Sudden Call wrote:Red Stripe. The great Jamaican beer!!! lol



Actually, I prefer the Canadian beers myself. I'll take a Labatt's Blue any time. :D

Hear, hear!!!
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Post: # 80471Post Greenglade's Frog
Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:22 am

It's cerntianly not thi scap I'm drin ing now. Natural LIte for $5 a 12-er.
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I think my favorite is Paulener Munchen or Czech bbeer or Molson Golden or Henry Winehard, I don't know if they still make this.
Mickey's Big mouth , I ha donce but it packed a stony punch.
May mcivcro brew. Micro breweries are OK in my book.
At least its clean.
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