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    Posted: March 04 2013 at 02:48
I'm aussie and I don't mind fosters although i never buy it
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Ok, controversy time here.

I don't think Fosters is that bad.  Certainly not my drink of choice but given the quality of other 'mainstream' lagers you generally find here, if faced with the choice I'd certainly take Fosters over the likes of Carling and the awful UK-brewed b*****disation of Carlsberg without a doubt. 
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Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.
 
Not all, actually. There are some very good ones like Budweiser Budwar (NOT the appalling US Budweiser). Some Czech, German and Belgian lagers are excellent and the burgeoning craft beer market in the US is producing some excellent brews.
 
But Miller, Carling, Fosters, Anheuser Busch Budweiser, Coors and even Carlsberg and British Stella Artois (the Belgian stuff isn't bad) are really only fit for flushing the toilet with.
 
And whilst Belgian beers can be very good, British real ale takes a lot of beating.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:54
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.

Don't mind Becks Vier actually. The problem with most lager is that its pumped full of gas or something. I know someone who lived in Germany for 25 years and he can't drink the lager here as its makes him physically ill. I have a much stronger constitution and will drink ( and eat) almost anything. Traditional British beer is very appealing because there are so many breweries and so much choice. Its isn't so mass produced as lager. BTW Lager was originally introduced into the UK as a drink for women but then the young lads went for it as they couldn't take to the bitter taste of traditional English beer. Lager is okay for sticking in the fridge and drinking on a hot day but that's about it (but then Cider does a better job in that respect).
Great British beers:
Hobgoblin (dark strong beer that keeps you regular!)
Black Sheep Ale (lovely mix of bitter and sweet)
Courage Directors ( a great stalwart)
Bombardier ( a full pint!)
Suffolk Best (decent and not too strong)
Banks Best (nice and its cheap!)
Old Speckled Hen (probably my absolute favourite)






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Originally posted by Hercules

Frankly, I would rather chew my leg off than watch an ad for this atrocious bilge which, contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 
But I did, and I freely confess, I don't see it at all.
 
 


It is my understanding that it is brewed solely for the turistas, and the Stupid Bloody Yanks who don't know any better.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 06 2013 at 02:39
Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.

Don't mind Becks Vier actually. The problem with most lager is that its pumped full of gas or something. I know someone who lived in Germany for 25 years and he can't drink the lager here as its makes him physically ill. I have a much stronger constitution and will drink ( and eat) almost anything. Traditional British beer is very appealing because there are so many breweries and so much choice. Its isn't so mass produced as lager. BTW Lager was originally introduced into the UK as a drink for women but then the young lads went for it as they couldn't take to the bitter taste of traditional English beer. Lager is okay for sticking in the fridge and drinking on a hot day but that's about it (but then Cider does a better job in that respect).
Great British beers:
Hobgoblin (dark strong beer that keeps you regular!)
Black Sheep Ale (lovely mix of bitter and sweet)
Courage Directors ( a great stalwart)
Bombardier ( a full pint!)
Suffolk Best (decent and not too strong)
Banks Best (nice and its cheap!)
Old Speckled Hen (probably my absolute favourite)




 
I tried a Golden Hen (from the same brewer) last night - very pleasant, have you tried that one?  I followed that with a Thwaites Wainwright, lovely.

I think it's safe to say this thread has been derailed somewhat Wink.
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