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Your #1 brand of beer

Kedar Dravid
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Well, folks, which is your favorite brand of beer?

My choice: KingFisher(the stronger variety, of course
Alan Wanwierd
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eeeuuugh - commercial beer

My current favourite beer (seems to change from week to week) was made from a 3kg tin of "ESB" (a malted english ale).. brewed with just 20ltrs of water instead of the usual 23lt (to give a thicker consistency).. and primed with 120g of malted dextrose and poured at about 11C into a fresh pint glass for the smoothest creamiest head possible out of a 750ml bottle... Locals would no doubt describe it as "flat", but it has just enough effervescence to cling to the glass and "feather" palette without me into a belching idiot! (just a drunken one! )


of course its only my favourite until I run out and have to make some more!
next batch is Munich style lager (now that weather has cooled enough for decent lager yeast to work) with a malt extract and plain dextrose primer (about 140g since a lager need to be slighly fizzier!).. - served chilled to 3C and of course in a smaller pilsner style glass!

Of course if I'm out and about and dont have access to my favourite homebrewed beers then I'll drink any old rubbish that comes from the pub tap 'cos all the chemical filled beer in Australia is terrible tasteless rubbish - Cant wait to go home to England for a holiday and drink some decent ales again!
Paul Sturrock
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Anything from the Czech Republic.


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Dave Lenton
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London Pride
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IPA

Mmmmmmm

It always surprises me, when I go for a drink, the large number of people who drink lager instead of a proper beer. Why? Its fizzy, tasteless nat's pee. Maybe its because the big companies make it, and can afford nice adverts, or ale has a reputation as being an "old man's beer". Shame really - I hate that more and more pubs are ditching their ales and only offering plasticy beers like John Smiths, or worse yet only lager.

Anyway, summer is almost here (although you wouldn't believe it at the moment in London), so here's to a nice beer or two out in the sun!


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale


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Svend Rost
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I have to mention a few, because for me it depends on the situation.

If im in a pub/bar ect. and just have to get a beer or two, I'd prefeer:

http://www.coopers.com.au
or
[URL=Fuller's London Porter]http://www.fullers.co.uk/main.phtml?history=66[/URL]

if I have to drink a few more, I'd go for eighter
Heineken, Becks or one of the danish beers (Carlsberg/Tuborg/Fulgsang).

/Svend
R K Singh
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If I want strong(90% of the time) then preferences are in decreasing order:
Knock out
Canon 10000
Haywards 5000

If I am in mood for light beer then its
Ice
London Pilsner
Kingfisher (it is like Wills, available everywhere)


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Balaji Loganathan
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Guinness draught or stout. After 2pints i can boldly say "Yeah babe..."

BTW drinking is not good health.
Chris Baron
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It's got to be bitter.
bitter: Bitburger
very bitter: Jever
Jeff Langr
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I tasted La Folie at the New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The initial taste was a powerful vinegary sour attack. I thought I hated it. Then I wanted to taste it again. Wham! Same effect. After about three rounds of this I decided I loved it and it was the best stuff I could remember having. Now I crave it, and I can't get it easily. Drat.

As far as stuff I can buy, I'm over 40 and trying to stay fit, so I drink "lite" beer. The only acceptable low calorie beer I've encountered is Amstel Light. If I'm feeling skinny I'll usually prefer a Fat Tire.

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Alan Wanwierd
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Originally posted by Jeff Langr:
... I drink "lite" beer.....


Funny how that means different things to different people!

In USA "Lite" means lo-cal but same strength (~4%)
In Australia "Lite" means same-cal, but low alcohol (~3%) [5% being considered normal]...

make the wrong assumptions when travelling and you'll end up fat in australia or arrested for DUI in USA!
John Smith
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Sam Adams. Everything else is for sissies.
James Swan
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale


Hehe, I go by the thinking that Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a very acquired taste, and I'm not quite there yet

I'm quite a fan of KilKenny:
http://www.koff.fi/en/products/beers/kilkenny_irish_beer.html
Jessica Sant
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For those of you who are big beer fans, check out ratebeer.com. A friend of mine has rated over 380 beers. Quite the connessieur.

I got my dad a membership to this Rare Beer Club. Its kind of pricey -- but they send beers that you can't by anywhere else (also, note they can't deliver to all the states).
Jason Menard
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I'm not a beer coinnesseur, but I do really enjoy several of the beers at DuClaw Brewing Company. Bare Ass Blonde Ale, Ravenwood, and Kangaroo Love are my brews of choice there, although the current seasonal Sawtooth is pretty good. Anyone here every been there?
Sonny Gill
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I dont get to choose much over here in Malaysia now, but among the Australian beers I quite liked
Cascade


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Nimai Etheridge
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'cos all the chemical filled beer in Australia is terrible tasteless rubbish


Adrian, have you dried any of the coopers range of beers?? preservative free, and quite tasty, at least to me

on the whole though, i agree that most australian beers are to full of chemicals...
Alan Wanwierd
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Originally posted by Nimai Etheridge:
Adrian, have you tried any of the coopers range of beers??


I've brewed a couple of the coopers kits and I'd rate them in the mid-range. They seem to be drinkable - but not outstanding - certainly a cut above anything else you can get without going to a specialist homebrew shop. But I've not seen coopers in pubs very often so cant comment on their commercial offerings!
Ed Villamizar
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Putting lemon on a beer???


It's lime. Makes a big difference!
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Matt Fielder
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I'm allergic to beer.
This thread makes me sad.
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Olde Frothingslosh ... "the pale, stale ale so light, the foam is on the bottom!"

Not that I ever drink beer....
Gerald Davis
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I don�t bear is not my favorite drink. Some say bear will gives me a bear belly. It just makes me fat like a little fat kid. I think apple shaped people like bear the most, so it gives the allusion that beer makes you apple shaped. Woman tend to be pear shaped and thus tend to like beer less then men. Woman of African origin are pear shaped even still and they are even less likely to be seen with a bear in their hands.
Peter Rooke
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Dog! That's Newcastle Brown Ale.. Now I'm thirsy
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
I think apple shaped people like bear the most,


I suspect bears like people that look like a ferret best of all.
Ed Villamizar
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Originally posted by Ed Villamizar:


It's lime. Makes a big difference!

[ April 29, 2005: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]


Hey Mr. Hill, the fact that you don't agree with me shouldn't be a reason to use your power and delete my whole post!!! ("Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?", Who watches the watchers in here???) Besides, others won't know what you are talking about.

For the record....

I love Newcastle Brown Ale.

I hate Corona beer even more with the lemon on it!!
Jim Yingst
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Hmmm... did EFH accidentally hit edit when he meant to hit reply? That's something that occasionally happens to us moderator types.


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Ed Villamizar
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Hmmm... did EFH accidentally hit edit when he meant to hit reply? That's something that occasionally happens to us moderator types.


I hope that was it... otherwise you seem to agree that it wouldn't have been a nice thing to do.
Kedar Dravid
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Originally quoted by Peter Rooke:
Dog! That's Newcastle Brown Ale.. Now I'm thirsy



Yeah, really, nothing like a NewCastle Brown Ale. Had almost forgotten it since the last time I managed to get my hands on one.
Life is too short to be bitter, eh?
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I'm a fan of Dock Street, but I'm not sure if that exists outside of Philadelphia.


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Jesse Torres
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Originally posted by Kedar Dravid:
Well, folks, which is your favorite brand of beer?

My choice: KingFisher(the stronger variety, of course


San Miguel Beer from the Philippines!
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Ed Villamizar:

I hope that was it...


That was it. I apologize. It's unfortunately rather easy to do.
Ed Villamizar
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


That was it. I apologize. It's unfortunately rather easy to do.


Thanks for your post Ernest. Now I am interested in Jess! I will ask you some questions about it in another forum.... maybe the beer folks are not interested on hearing about it and they can always go there and take a look.
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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale


If you like the Sierra Nevada you may wish to try the Saranac Pale Ale. They also make an IPA that is very good if you enjoy a hoppy beer.

http://www.saranac.com


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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:


If you like the Sierra Nevada you may wish to try the Saranac Pale Ale.


Looks like an interesting little company -- thanks! Their locator page tells me the nearest retailer in in Great Falls, Virginia -- a bit far to go. I'll keep an eye out.
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Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Looks like an interesting little company -- thanks! Their locator page tells me the nearest retailer in in Great Falls, Virginia -- a bit far to go. I'll keep an eye out.


That locator is not reliable. They tell me to buy their beer from a store that closed two years ago. And they don't have the two supermarkets that are less than 5 miles away that sell their beer. Is it legal to send beer through the mail?
Roger Johnson
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a friend of mine once told me: "beers taste all the same", so he only buy the cheapest brand.
James Carman
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Hmmm... did EFH accidentally hit edit when he meant to hit reply? That's something that occasionally happens to us moderator types.


Maybe he had a few too many Sierra Nevadas and hit the wrong button!


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Becks dark


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Hello,
I love to drink Cooper's Sparkling Ale (Aussie Beer).
 
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