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I'm undecided on what to get this evening. It won't be a heavy session so no crazy stuff.
I keep meaning to make a thread about it
nom nom nom get it down me
But I agree, they're all wicked :) Cold Tyskie out in the sun on a summer sunday was the best.
Turkish lager. Delightful. My barbers give you a bottle if you have to wait.
Started selling it in Spoons - £1.99 for prettymuch a pint bottle
Get some sailor jerry's?
I like them all but can't remember which one tastes like what :D
I've been to Poland and the lagers were impressive (and cheap). It must've been around the time when they started appearing in the UK but I hadn't actually tried any by this point.
not as expensive as the rest of the polish beers either
although I only noticed when I was drinking it yesterday that Tyskie is 5.6%! Nice.
and often cheaper than other brands. its always on offer at my off licence anyway. Plus, its high percentage.
they taste just the same to me. Both nice enough, very drinkable / refreshing. Not so keen on Lech though.
Corona is quality, but get some lime.
What are you wanting to drink? Spirits, lager, bitter?
Smith's if you're on bitter.
Spirit-wise, if you're not too bothered about getting drunk, then I'd advise peach schnapps, or perhaps advocaat. Liberally dose with lemonade.
A nice red wine, perhaps? I'm not huge on it but I can drink it if it's available.
I usually only drink spirits after lager and I'm not a big wine drinker. Bitter is a bit meh.
some aforementioned Polish lager, or try and find a selection of American beers. Top quality.
with the notable exception of Lone Star.
which I will helpfully put down to you not being able to handle the beers in question.
Personally, I prefer continental lagers as they reflect my personality - refined, sophisticated, tasty. But sometimes I like to get down in the muck and roll with the pig swill. That's where most American beers come in.
and I am not noted for my temperance.
They are pretty much all weak hogwash. Why someone would want to drink Budweiser over Budvar is IMO one of the great mysteries in life.
If you're willing to post me a crate then I will drink it and tell you what I think of it.
if I had a case I'd drink it...
It is a great great lager though. Probably the best in the world.
You're seriously missing out if you're promoting Budweiser. Budvar is actually tasty. This might be your Spaceland.
i truly hate that expression...its even worse when people actually say it out loud....if your going to drink lager then it has to be Czech...they are the daddy's of the golden stuff
Bud? Corona? John Smiths? Peach Schnapps?
I don't know if you're joking, or just have the worst taste in alcohol.
Fursty Ferret, Summer Lightning,Bishops Finger,Beez Kneez....this mix guarantees a potent arse wind that will make your fellow commuters toes curl when you drop bombs on the tube/bus tomorrow morning.
(caveat: don't consume all of the above, especially not simultaneously)
like a slightly fruitier, lighter Baileys.
I had it when I was on holiday in Malawi when 13 and loved it; going back there to teach in a month so will definitely get my hands on some more. also I'm legal now so go figure.
Though you can get through a bottle alarmingly fast.
but yeah it's disgracefully moreish
I too like Hoegaarden but have you ever tried Erdinger? It's like Hoegaarden but a bit less Hoegaarden-y. Worth a look.
preferred Hoegaarden but Erdinger's not a bad second choice at all.
also: "'ere nutsack" :D
Check out some of the other usual suspects like Leffe Blonde, Weinstephan (they do cloudy or 'kristall' wheat beers), Franziskaner, etc, but also you MUST try Grolsch Weizen - I was sceptical, but it has won various awards and it's awesome. About £1.50 a bottle in Asda just now.
Also if you're lucky enough to have somewhere around try Schneider Avenitus or any of Schenider's more experimental efforts.
need to try.
reminded me I have a couple in the fridge actually, win. Keep meaning to try the Grolsch one, I must admit to also being pretty sceptical. Erdinger is probably my fav beer, though.
I keep getting my hefes mixed up with the general 'weissbier' umbrella :D I really REALLY recommend Grolsch Weizen. In other news, the new Grolsch Blond is pretty good as well - I don't know if they've just started employing some new master brewers or something, but I LIKE IT
Or even just getting EVERYTHING confused. Let's just say 'fancy beers'. I'm hungry. Hungry makes me stupid.
might have one of them myself, nom
I always reccommend that though
A stray Mexican dog wouldn't even drink it
and then tried some of the *real* homemade stuff people sell in shacks around the town, and I'll you my friend that is the real good shit. Stuff you can get in the UK that's good is stuff like Sauza or El Jimador.
I've never been to Mexico, but I was reasonably sure they would have some firewater that would blow me away.
Though a bit more expensive, this blanco should be nice and it's in a nice fancy bottle.
I need to buy a thesaurus dammit.
you'll forgive me if I take your views with more than a pinch of salt.
I like lots of booze, lager and ale included (gin, white wine, creamy liqueurs excluded).
I miss drink :(
Women pretty much know that they'll be able to kiss you when you're hammered, so that could get tricky...
Seriously though: manly drinking.
Jameson shot. Bottle of Budvar. Repeat. Fall.
Coors light x 4 - 275ml bottles
Peroni x 1 - 660ml bottle
This is what happens when you're too lazy to go any further than your local one stop.
Thanks, I'll bookmark this thread for future drinking.
as in the worst beer known to man? horrible stuff.
nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned.
there are some really very very very good beers in/from america. but people only seem to drink the really crappy ones. why? why? i mean, i can see why americans do it, they get fooled by the faux-patriotism that coors and budweiser are marketed with, but why would british people!!?!?!?
and I'll make a note to try 'em out. I'd love to see the American beer world beyond shite like Bud.
anchor steam beer (very good), anchor porter (quite good), brooklyn lager (ok), sierra nevada pale ale (very good), blue moon (meh)
if you get to the west coast of america try alaskan amber, it's damn fine
otherwise I might drink it.
pretty sure tesco stock sierra nevada in most large stores, and some will also have anchor steam, anchor porter and brooklyn lager. also, good specialist off licences will stock most of it.
I was out with Aldous and Cookson prior to going to see Cluster and we stumbled into this ridiculous cocktail bar near Old St, only to discover that they had Sierra Nevada on tap. Incredible.
although the lager isn't the best brooklyn brewery beer: their east india pale ale is probably my favourite beer. pretty similar to the sierra nevada pale ale, but a little more interesting. blue moon is pretty naff, also it is brewed by molson coors. the magic hat beers are all pretty great, #9 is probably my favourite but it can be a bit variable unfortunately. and i'm not sure they distribute it over here. the sam adams stuff is decent too but not that exciting really.
the thing about american 'ales' is that they don't really do balance. they're pretty much all either insanely hoppy in a really tangy way or they're really really fruity (like with stuff like the sierra nevada). but it is a lot of fun.
those are all pretty major beers, sort of on the line between microbrew and major brewery, but there is also a really cool microbrew/craft brewery scene too. can't think of anything much offhand because i've only really had a lot of it in bars where i wasn't paying so much attention. but yum.
seattle was very good for it, iirc. san francisco, too
but the problem is, how do you get anything below the more major minor beers (if that makes sense) in this country? you don't really in bars - iirc even the porterhouse doesn't have that good a selection of american beers - so, specialist beer shops?
i mean, like i said, some is literally impossible. magic hat has no distribution over here, and doesn't even have distribution throughout the USA, despite being awesome and very popular where it is distributed. but the rest i guess is just being lucky enough to live near a pub that has a good range (somewhere like the devonshire cat in sheffield) or being near a really good off licence that specialises in good beers.
my dream business plan is to do import/export, british cask ales to major cities on the US west coast (because there's definitely a burgeoning scene) and american microbrew stuff to the uk (because again, people love it and will pay crazy premiums to get it).
That place very recently became my local. It's not alcoholism if you're drinking classy beers, right?
the devonshire cat is probably (definitely) the number one thing which would tempt me to live in sheffield.
habit, lack of choice, "i know what i like", anyone's guess
the others... not so much.
to start drinking coors light they have to have though 'oh, i will try that' at some point, right? it has to have dislodged other things at some point. i dunno why. it is so bad. also, i always find it right that in america, a lot of people think of stella as a very classy and sophisticated beer. :D.
So frighteningly easy to drink neat, over ice
don't like ale at all, and Guinness is genuinely the worst tasting drink I have ever had the misfortune to try.
it nearly killed me, but by god it is a good drink.
Man, wish I wasn't working tonight. Would commit murders for a few of them right now.
this is a massive fail.
but there's better czech beers around, like budvar (budvar dark used to be fantastic but last six months it's not tasted so good), pivovar herold, especially the blond, gambrinus, plzen...
but then i was alternating between them and realised i much prefer staropramen. true fact.
particular Venors bit tricky to find but well worth it.
Get a bottle of Hendrick's or Tanq 10, some tonic, lime, cucumber, and ice. Make a MEAN gin and tonic.
Get some Weston's organic cider in pretty much any of the varieties, good stuff and very strong.
If you can get hold of a Danish lager called Faxe, it's brilliant. AND it comes in 1 litre cans, you feel like a Sheeldz drinking it ;)
you are certainly right about feeling like a king when drinking it
I kept one empty can just for the sheer AWESOMENESS of it.
you're made for each other
oh wait, no heavy stuff? never mind. Some strongbow will do.
Positives: Refreshing, goes down well, there's nothing I don't like about it.
Negatives: It doesn't get your taste buds excited, it's just not that interesting to drink.
so it's average in terms of taste but gets bonus points for being refreshing and easy to drink, the score seems fair.
Not as nice as I remember but then again I've only drunk it on about 3 other occasions. It's no Staropramen...
it is basically sparkling water.
Where the hell can I buy this stuff? Asda stopped selling it because they're mongs.
something like Glenfiddich,
and some ice. mmmm whiskey.
none of this blended shit
single malt FTW.
or a Smirnoff Ice.
it's a fuckin' win.
With a splash of white lightning....hell yeah
and not one single mention of Asahi?
That's it, I'm getting me some Asahi on the way home.