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Topic: Beer!
Posted By: Epignosis
Subject: Beer!
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 13:36
It's no secret I love beer.  Here's a list of some of my favorites, in no particular order.

There are many, many obscure brews I enjoy, but because others might not know them, I focused on 25 more well-known beers.

So what bottle gets your pick?


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 13:38
So those of us who don't like beer are pretty much irrelevant. LOL

Now why is there no ginger beer option? or root for that matter? Tongue


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 13:39
Hmm - the Sierra Nevada is good, Shiner Bock, Guinness of course - I'll drink Yuengling when I want to be cheap (it's a local beer here so available pretty much anywhere you go).  Stella is alright as well.

You have some breweries I really like but didn't list my favorite beer from them (i.e. I prefer Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale to their Porter).


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 13:39
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

So those of us who don't like beer are pretty much irrelevant. LOL



Yeah, that's pretty much the case.


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Posted By: johnobvious
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 13:45
Chimay is absolute nectar.  Lots of good ones on your list.

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Posted By: Plankowner
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 14:04
When I used to drink, it was Killian's .. though I really like grolsch and certainly had my share of guiness


Posted By: The Pessimist
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 14:18
And it's about time!

Guiness Draught for me, although it's technically not a beer, correct if i'm wrong.

I do love Peterman Artois however, Coors is also very nice


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 14:45
Believe me, there were a lot of other choices I had to leave off.

Sorry "non-alcoholic" beverages all got the axe, I really am.


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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:18
I like to taste new beers/ales/whatever as often as possible, but those on the list I regularly drink and enjoy are: Newcastle Brown Ale, Guiness, Hoegaarden and Chimay.

Then there are Samuel Adams Honey Porter and Boston Ale, Fuller's Discovery and Wells Bombardier, Brakspear's Oxford Gold...

I like it.

Throw in some Czechs as well - Staropramen, Pilsner Urquell


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:19
Originally posted by NaturalScience

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

So those of us who don't like beer are pretty much irrelevant. LOL



Yeah, that's pretty much the case.


I suspected as much. Tongue


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:26
Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Originally posted by NaturalScience

Originally posted by Slartibartfast

So those of us who don't like beer are pretty much irrelevant. LOL



Yeah, that's pretty much the case.


I suspected as much. Tongue


Wink


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Posted By: Kotro
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:32
Chimay is probably my favorite beer, but Leffe, Grimbergen, Scaldis, Tripel Carmelite, Floreffe, Mort Subite and De Verboden Vrucht really come close.
 
Guess I'm a sucker for Belgium, uh? Still trying to get my hands on one of these:
 
 
Other favorites include:
 
Carlsberg from Denmark
Sagres from Portugal
Sagres Bohemia from Portugal
Cobra from India
Erdinger from Bavaria
Franziskaner from Bavaria
Guiness from Ireland
Kilkenny from Ireland
Murphy's from Ireland
Alexander Keith's from Canada
Kokanee from Canada


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Posted By: jimidom
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:35
What? No Heineken? Shocked
 
Oh well... I guess I'll cast my vote for that great beer brewed in my home state.
 
 
There are some excellent brews on this list, especially Newcastle, Bass, Stella, and Chimay.  


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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:45
I just do crack.Wacko

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:46
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

I just do crack.Wacko


No wonder you're always misplacing threads.  Wink


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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:47
Once more I realise I live in the right country LOL 
 
Chimay is my favourite beer. Thumbs Up  I buy that one often.


Posted By: ProgBagel
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:48
Keystone....I hate beer.


Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 15:49
Originally posted by ProgBagel

Keystone....I hate beer.


Of course you do, you're drinking Keystone!  Tongue


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Posted By: moreitsythanyou
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 16:13
I'm boycotting this thread because O'Douls is not an option

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butts, lol


Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 16:28
Being Italian, I am more of a wine drinker (and a very moderate one at that, though I love good wine), but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy good beer. The Belgians know what they're about, and my absolute favourite of their creations is the cherry-flavoured kriek (made with REAL cherries). BlissHeart!

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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 16:36
Originally posted by moreitsythanyou

I'm boycotting this thread because O'Douls is not an option


O'Douls...gee, it's kind of like non-adhesive glue, isn't it?


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 16:37
And by the way, I'll drink it, but Heineken isn't even in my top fifty. 

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 18:17
I see you've got Red Stripe (I'll have a dark and stormy with Goslings instead) and left out Corona, which doesn't get high marks amongst the Beer enthusiast I know.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:07

^ no pan galactic gargle blasters today then Brian



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Posted By: Equality 7-2521
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:15
EDIT:

Guinness and Smithwicks are my two favorites.

If I'm drinking an American beer it's either Yards or Yuengling.


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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:18

The official soundtrack for this thread:

http://www.rathergood.com/beer/ - http://www.rathergood.com/beer/
 
 


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Posted By: The T
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:22
Beer is overrated...Tongue

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:27

This is what we call beer where I live Big smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_fff - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_fff


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Posted By: darkmatter
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 19:42
Originally posted by ProgBagel

Keystone....I hate beer.


I had half a can of Keystone over the weekend and I felt like I would've vomited if I had any more. Dead

I'm not really a beer person, although I think the most highly regarded beer out of the beer I've ever had is Yuengling, and I didn't care for it really....  I would like to try some "better" beers though.


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 20:43
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

Pabst Blue Ribbon and Natty Lite are my two favorite.

It seems the poll is full of more "refined" options though so I guess I'll be choosing Guinness. Though in the more upscale realm, Smithwick's would be my brew of choice.


Oh trust me, I've been drinking plenty of Natty and the Beast since I lost my job.  These are beers for an ideal world, however.

Maybe Obama will give us Americans free beer instead of healthcare.  Big smile


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Posted By: Jozef
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 21:28
I enjoy Yuengling personally. 

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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 22:50
I like a little Smithwicks along with my crack.

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Posted By: E-Dub
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 00:48
Out of these, I had to go with Guinness. Absolutely love the stuff. I do have a 6 pack of Hoegaarden in the fridge that I've been enjoying.

Actually, my favorite at the moment is Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat (seasonal summer beer). It's got the most unique flavor that is sooooo smooth.

E


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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 01:43
Chimay owns from this list.

After visiting Germany I have found that Widmer is kind of a chump weisbeir. Try these, they're available in the states from BevMo.






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Posted By: keiser willhelm
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 02:07
ha ha how is red stripe on here? lol 

being in college i usually only drink natty lite or busch lite but thats only because i cant afford classy beers like bud lite Wink

Ive had Guiness once before and it was absolutely disgusting and i dont really understand how its winning the poll! Stern Smile
i just got back from uptown and had a blue moon with orange. delicious! ill vote for that.
however the best beer ive had was from the great lakes brewery (from michigan) that was a pale ale. it was heavy so i wouldnt plan on going out and getting drunk off it but it was really really good with a steak. mmmm.


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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 02:42
Originally posted by Dean


This is what we call beer where I live Big smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_fff - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_fff


And this is what I call beer:



Plus so many others, courtesy of my local pub (voted pub of the year 3 years running so far):







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Posted By: Ricochet
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 02:47
Originally posted by The T

Beer is overrated...Tongue


Seconded! (if you actually meant it Tongue)


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Posted By: martinprog77
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 03:34


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Posted By: easytargets
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 03:56
I´ve voted for Guinness, but I usually drink some average spanish beers - San Miguel and Mahou -, and from time to time the excellent Voll Damm (7,2º), an extraordinary brew with some dangers if you´re over 5 drinksWacko

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 04:10
Originally posted by Jim Garten

Plus so many others, courtesy of my local pub (voted pub of the year 3 years running so far):





 Altons Pride
CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain 2008 Approve


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 07:29



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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 07:55

From this list: Chimay Bleue.Approve

The best beers come from Belgium or nearby. I recommend, among others, Hertog Jan Grand Prestige or Karakter (from the Netherlands) and Weihenstephaner (Germany), but my very favourite is Liefmans Goudenband (Belgium) and Kriek Liefmans as a close second.



Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 08:04
The cool thing about Chimay is the fact that Trappist monks in Belgium brew it to support themselves and their good causes.  So remember, when you buy a bottle of Chimay, you're supporting God's work!  Wink

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Posted By: johnobvious
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 08:17
Beer is like prog.  You want to try it all but it is not really possible so you will always be a little sad that you could not experience everything each has to offer.


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Posted By: Alberto Muñoz
Date Posted: November 25 2008 at 11:04
In my country México we have excellent beers:
 
 


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Posted By: King of Loss
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 17:43
Chimay Bleue definitely. Its a class above even most really good beers (Stella, Guinness, Newcastle, etc.)

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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 17:50

Tyskie.  Yum!  Second favorite Pilsner Urquel. 

Of those listed...Newcastle. 



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Posted By: martinprog77
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 19:02

i love this beer .Thumbs Up

and is not really expensive  [ a 18 pack is cheeper that a 6 pack of newcastle Tongue ]



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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: November 27 2008 at 23:58
Got to love the ad bot. Across the top of the screen is "Guiness Beer Diet!"

I've tried it. Almost as effective as the "3 loaves of bread diet"


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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 02:10
Although I'm a confirmed warm-beer-with-mud-and-sticks-in-it drinker, the one on the list above which I'll often go for is the Hoegarden White/Weiss/Wheat beer - tastes great, even when ice cold.

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Posted By: Abstrakt
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 13:45
I'm not much of a beer-drinker (Since i'm too young to legally drink).
But i enjoy most of the ones i've tried (mostly swedish ones).

Norrlands Guld

is probably my favorite


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Posted By: debrewguy
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 22:11
When telling people what beer I drink , they go " you're drinking what?' - "sss Leffe" . Yeah, it funnier after after they've had a few.
Seriously - Quebec - La Fin du Monde & la Blanche de Chambly, France - Fischer, Denmark - Faxe (the 10% one), New Brunswick - most of my 8-10% homebrews (Dry Lager, Blonde, IPA), and the craft brewery down my street - the Pumphouse Brewery with their Scotch Ale, Cadian, and one I've never tasted - their blueberry ale.
I'll come back once I check my basement and the empties.


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Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: November 28 2008 at 22:44
Originally posted by debrewguy

When telling people what beer I drink , they go " you're drinking what?' - "sss Leffe" . Yeah, it funnier after after they've had a few.
Seriously - Quebec - La Fin du Monde & la Blanche de Chambly, France - Fischer, Denmark - Faxe (the 10% one), New Brunswick - most of my 8-10% homebrews (Dry Lager, Blonde, IPA), and the craft brewery down my street - the Pumphouse Brewery with their Scotch Ale, Cadian, and one I've never tasted - their blueberry ale.
I'll come back once I check my basement and the empties.
Some tasty beers listed there for sure, DBG. Thumbs Up
 
I have had the Pumphouse Blueberry (several six packs, all told), and I find it to be a very nice, refreshing "summer starter" beer. (That is, not one to drink long into the night, but a very nice beer to start with, for one or two, when the sun is out.) Don't let the "blueberry" aspect put you off: the blueberry flavour is very subtle (yet definitely there), all natural, and not at all cloying or sweet (as is the case with some fruit beers). In short, it is not too "girly:"
 
I have shared this beer with my friends, PA's Jim & Vicky Garten, and they really liked it too. We have sought it out and enjoyed it  for two summers now, when vacationing together in Newfoundland. Thumbs Up
 
Just now, I'm sampling an "Ontario Craft Brewers" variety six-pack, and the current one is "Nickel Brook Green Apple Pilsener." This is a light beer, with the usual natural ingredients, plus apple juice, and this fruit beer, while not bad,  is rather too sweet and "girly," for my tastes.
 
I'll try the Elora Irish Ale next -- see if that "mans up" the equation at all....
 
I like many beers from all over -- I'm always looking for something new, and I look for taste, and all-natural ingredients -- but on this list, I'll raise a glass to the very tasty Hoegaarden Weisse. ClapI even have a Hoegaarden glass! (I collect beer glasses.)
 
 
 
Ermm I notice everyone is being polite to the Pist Pabst Blue Ribbon drinker. Far be it from me to be otherwise....Wink


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Posted By: easytargets
Date Posted: November 29 2008 at 04:19
I forgot about Dougalls. It is a selfmade beer an Irish guy is producing here in Cantabria.
He just produces it for 4 or 5 local pubs and bars. Tastes great and improving with time.


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Posted By: markosherrera
Date Posted: November 30 2008 at 22:08
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Posted By: markosherrera
Date Posted: November 30 2008 at 22:10
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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 02:44
Originally posted by Peter

I have had the Pumphouse Blueberry... I have shared this beer with my friends, PA's Jim & Vicky Garten, and they really liked it too. We have sought it out and enjoyed it for two summers now, when vacationing together in Newfoundland.


Definitely one of my favorites from 'The Rock' (well, technically Nova Scotia?? ), but as you say, definitely a one-or-two in the afternoon beer (I find the blueberry flavour tends to take over after that)

But talking of Nfld - how could I not recommend my favorite tipple from that glorious isle?:



Proof positive that ice cold beer need not be flavour free!

Originally posted by Peter

I like many beers from all over - I'm always looking for something new, and I look for taste, and all-natural ingredients -- but on this list, I'll raise a glass to the very tasty Hoegaarden Weisse


Don't laugh, but try it with a slice of lemon; that really works.

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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:22
I'm enjoying a nice Dunkel Wiesse right now.  Thumbs Up

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Posted By: keiser willhelm
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:26
just had a blue moon again last night an am still surprised by the lack of enthusiasm for it here. tasted like a slice of orange-y heaven. 

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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:27
Originally posted by keiser willhelm

just had a blue moon again last night an am still surprised by the lack of enthusiasm for it here. tasted like a slice of orange-y heaven. 


I like those but only with an orange.  Much like I can't drink Corona without a lime slice.


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:39
Originally posted by NaturalScience

Originally posted by keiser willhelm

just had a blue moon again last night an am still surprised by the lack of enthusiasm for it here. tasted like a slice of orange-y heaven. 


I like those but only with an orange.  Much like I can't drink Corona without a lime slice.


Blue Moon is great with an orange slice.  Try it with a clove-studded orange slice.


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 14:44
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by NaturalScience

Originally posted by keiser willhelm

just had a blue moon again last night an am still surprised by the lack of enthusiasm for it here. tasted like a slice of orange-y heaven. 


I like those but only with an orange.  Much like I can't drink Corona without a lime slice.


Blue Moon is great with an orange slice.  Try it with a clove-studded orange slice.


ooo that does sound good!  Tongue


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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 15:03
Recently enjoyed a Hoegaarden and a Fuller's ESB

Approve 


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 15:11
Originally posted by LinusW

Recently enjoyed a Hoegaarden and a Fuller's ESB

Approve 


The former is great stuff.  Haven't had the pleasure of the latter.


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Posted By: jammun
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 19:53

Gimme one of those Widmer Hef's any day!



Posted By: jimidom
Date Posted: December 04 2008 at 12:17

How about Samichlaus,  the world's strongest lager, 14% alcohol by volume? I heard that these get better with age like fine wine.



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Posted By: markosherrera
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 01:13
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Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 01:20
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Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 01:32
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Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 01:35
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Posted By: markosherrera
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 03:13
Beer and beautiful girls is the best combination

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Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 14:43
^ Hmmm.. using sex to sell alcohol... now there's a novel idea! Shocked
 
Do you suppose that if I drank that brand of beer, girls like those would go out with me? Ermm
 
 
Tongue "Polar: the beer that smells like _____, but tastes like _____." Wink
 
Ermm Must be good beer....
 
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Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 14:53
Tongue You want some head with that beer, senor?
Glorp!
 
Buttwiper? That's for KIDS! Dead
 
 
 
Beery Christmas!!! Big smile


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Posted By: JJLehto
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 21:04
Yuengling for me

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Posted By: The Whistler
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 21:39

Very Anglo selection you got there; being from LA, as I am, we have a plethora of Mexican beers to chosoe from as well. That said, my favorite beer is probably the Japanese beer Sapparo (sic?); of the beers listed above...hmm...Newcastle, I think. And I'm not usually an ale man, but Newcastle is definitely among my favorite of beers.

Special nods to Red Stripe, which despite my friends opinions, I find easy to drink, and Shriner, which is also (if memory serves) a good beer. Ha.



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Posted By: The Miracle
Date Posted: December 08 2008 at 14:01
Heineken, Blue Moon and Corona are my top 3 right now...  it changes all the time though, I'm as open minded towards beer as I am to musicBig smile I usually prefer light stuff (color wise, not "light" beer), though I quite liked the Shiner stuff, but not so much Newcastle.

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Posted By: Toaster Mantis
Date Posted: December 09 2008 at 13:40
Newcastle. ONLY STOUT IS REAL

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Posted By: Peter
Date Posted: December 09 2008 at 21:04
^ Yes Toaster, stout is very good -- but there are good and "real" beers in all of the beer "genres."
 
I had a very tasty porter on the weekend. If you can find this one (should be easy if you're in Ontario, like me), give it a go:
 
ClapMill St. Coffee Porter -- good for shovelling snow!  
 
Yes, it really has coffee in it, but it doesn't overwhelm the beer.
 
(Mill St. won an award as Canada's best craft brewer in 2007, BTW -- all of their beers are top notch. Their "Tankhouse Ale" is also especially tasty. Nice painted bottles, too. Thumbs Up)
 
Geek Did you know that "porter" got its name from the stevedores or "porters" who worked the London dockside, carrying passengers' heavy loads for hire? These stout labourers favoured strong, flavourful beers, and the burst of hearty energy they imparted. I appreciate porter when shovelling in the -20C snow, I can tell you!
 
 
 
 
I have had other stouts and porters with black cherry, oysters, oatmeal, and chocolate. This one is a delicious example of the latter exotic treat:
 
Young's Double Chocolate Stout 
 
A winter treat from England. There really is chocolate added, but as with the Mill St., the addition doesn't overwhelm, but complements the flavourful roasty-toasty quality of the stout
 
 
Good for Christmas sipping! Thumbs Up
 
Smile Finally, here is another nice beer from "across the pond" -- I bet many of our British friends on PA will know it, and appreciate it. I found it to be very fresh, very smooth, very refreshing -- and organic!  V
 
Oxford Gold 4.0%
English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. All Hops and Barley used in this beer are organically grown and produced.



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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 09 2008 at 21:50
I've had the privilege of enjoying that Double Chocolate Stout.  Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: December 10 2008 at 06:48
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout is definitely in my top 10 beers of all time, as is the following:



Dark, rich, full of flavour - just as good on gravity from the cask or bottled (actually works quite well cold too, which a lot of "proper" beers don't) - Highly recommended.

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Posted By: DavetheSlave
Date Posted: December 10 2008 at 06:52
Hey! You Guys! You don't have any South African beers in the list when they are very highly regarded. Good old Lion Lager and Castle Lager.

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Posted By: LinusW
Date Posted: December 10 2008 at 07:56
Originally posted by Peter

 
Smile Finally, here is another nice beer from "across the pond" -- I bet many of our British friends on PA will know it, and appreciate it. I found it to be very fresh, very smooth, very refreshing -- and organic!  V
 
Oxford Gold 4.0%
English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. All Hops and Barley used in this beer are organically grown and produced.



One of my favourites when I want all the qualities you mention. Discovered it during spring and it's a regular in my "beer batches" Smile


Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: December 10 2008 at 08:01
Originally posted by Raff

Being Italian, I am more of a wine drinker (and a very moderate one at that, though I love good wine), but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy good beer. The Belgians know what they're about, and my absolute favourite of their creations is the cherry-flavoured kriek (made with REAL cherries). BlissHeart!
 
I agree with this. Liefmans is the best kriek. And if you like kriek, I can also recommend gueuze. It is not made with cherries, not even red, but in their other properties these beers have some kinship. Gueuze and kriek are known as lambic or spontaneous fermenting beers.


Posted By: June
Date Posted: December 11 2008 at 19:53

Tuborg and Carlsberg (sticking to my roots, although Tuborg is harder to find here) preferably, love Keith's Pale Ale too, Rickard's Red goes down like juice, it's also hard to resist, so does Sleeman's Honey Brown, and I do love me a cold nice Blanche De Chambly on a hot summer day too.

Although... I've once had the good luck of enjoying a Pilsner Urquell fresh from the tap in a pub in Prag, and that was probably the best beer I've ever had. Not half as good once exported, I found out later.


Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 12 2008 at 10:40
I find the exported Pilsner acquires a rather "skunky" taste. 

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Posted By: sean
Date Posted: December 12 2008 at 22:02
I'm the boring one who likes to keep the alcohol out of his drinks, so i go either root beer or birch beer

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Posted By: June
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 15:19
Originally posted by sean

I'm the boring one who likes to keep the alcohol out of his drinks, so i go either root beer or birch beer
 
Birch beer? I actually had to look that up... didn't even know that existed. I've had something that I guess is called "spruce beer" in English, and boy that was awful. Does birch beer taste anything like that?


Posted By: sean
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 15:39
Originally posted by June

[QUOTE=sean]I'm the boring one who likes to keep the alcohol out of his drinks, so i go either root beer or birch beer
 
Birch beer? I actually had to look that up... didn't even know that existed. I've had something that I guess is called "spruce beer" in English, and boy that was awful. Does birch beer taste anything like that?
[/QUOTE
 
I've never had spruce beer but if it was awful then birch beer wouldn't taste like it. birch beer is a soda that is among my favourites, and I don't even like soda very much.


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Posted By: Mikerinos
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 16:37
Originally posted by June

Originally posted by sean

I'm the boring one who likes to keep the alcohol out of his drinks, so i go either root beer or birch beer
 
Birch beer? I actually had to look that up... didn't even know that existed. I've had something that I guess is called "spruce beer" in English, and boy that was awful. Does birch beer taste anything like that?

Birch beer is pretty similar to root beer, but a bit stronger.  I remember once my friend bought some ginger beer since it was cheap and it totally sucked.


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Posted By: micky
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 16:44
Raff and I had a beer at some pizza joint in Georgetown today that was LIGHTS out


Mad Elf .. some Belgian beer...  great stuff.  Cherry, honey and chocolate malts.  Sounds odd perhaps.. but lordy was it good.. and made Raff tipsy hahhaha.  Strong alcohol content


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Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 16:54
This is something for you Micky, I guess:



Wink


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Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 16:56
BTW, I'm drinking now:

http://www.gatunkipiw.republika.pl/zubr.jpg

only from a bottle.


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Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 16:58



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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 09:38
I'm getting thirsty.

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Posted By: Hawkwise
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 10:25
Beer hmmm if its yellow then it ent Beer  
some my Favs
are
 Abbot Ale
 London Pride
 Bishops Finger
 Old speckle Hen
 Hobgoblin
 Otter Ale
to name a few

Cheers 




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Posted By: Philip
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 10:34
Portuguese Super Bock!


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 10:46
Originally posted by Hawkwise

 Abbot Ale
 Old speckle Hen
Sadly neither beers are what they were - Green King (or Greedy King as they are oft known) have become the pariahs of real ale acting like the Borg of brewers, assimilating dozens of smaller breweries and closing them down. I can never forgive them for what they did to Ruddles County either Cry


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 21:37
Originally posted by micky

Raff and I had a beer at some pizza joint in Georgetown today that was LIGHTS out


Mad Elf .. some Belgian beer...  great stuff.  Cherry, honey and chocolate malts.  Sounds odd perhaps.. but lordy was it good.. and made Raff tipsy hahhaha.  Strong alcohol content


wouldn't have been Pizzeria Paradiso by any chance


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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: December 15 2008 at 09:12
Originally posted by NaturalScience

Originally posted by micky

Raff and I had a beer at some pizza joint in Georgetown today that was LIGHTS out


Mad Elf .. some Belgian beer...  great stuff.  Cherry, honey and chocolate malts.  Sounds odd perhaps.. but lordy was it good.. and made Raff tipsy hahhaha.  Strong alcohol content


wouldn't have been Pizzeria Paradiso by any chance


IndeedWinkClap. Great place, always packed.. We always stop there for lunch whenever we're around Georgetown.


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Posted By: Kotro
Date Posted: December 15 2008 at 10:28
Originally posted by Philip

Portuguese Super Bock:
 
The smart choice for anyone who likes piss. Thumbs Up


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