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Old November 14th, 2003, 01:11 PM
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Default Beer Afficionados speak!

For those of you who appreciate the finer qualities of the brew, let us hear your favorites!

Mine:
First: Regular Michelob at 42 F. On tap.
Close second: Miller Genuine Draft.
Close third: Budweiser.

Used to like the thick German brews, i.e. Becks, St. Pauli Girl, but tastes changed with age.

Can't stand: Coors Light...........or most light beers. I prefer the heavier brews but not as heavy as the European brews. Definitely can't stand the microbrewery crud.

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Old November 14th, 2003, 01:27 PM
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My beer drinking has gone in phases. I drank Bud as a kid because it was what my Dad drank. When I really had to buy it for myself I bought whatever was cheap. If you made it really cold it was usually ok. Then 30 years or so ago it was cool to say you drank Coors here on the east coast because it was impossible to find.
As I got older I got into a Heineken/Lowenbrau phase because it too was "cool".
I now drink Corona, with lime, because I like it. When cruising I love to drink local beers like Carib, Red Stripe, Piton (St Lucia) ,and Kabuli (Dominica).
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Old November 14th, 2003, 01:58 PM
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Love the taste of beer, but do not like the alcohol.
Fave is Texas Select NA, no second choice. ;-))
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Root Beer for me please....

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Old November 14th, 2003, 02:23 PM
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Watching our diets, low carb, Mich Ultra!

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Old November 14th, 2003, 02:45 PM
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I am a very SMALL beer drinker. I prefer a lager to a pilsner. A particular favorite, that you can't get (I don't think) outside of Maryland is "Natty Bo" -- National Bohemian. Sailboat beer. Mostly we drink (when we do) Sam Adams.
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Old November 14th, 2003, 03:09 PM
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I Like to down a few John Courages, followed by any German beer! Drink on ye mates!
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Old November 14th, 2003, 03:10 PM
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Lager beers:
1. Red Dog
2. Sam Adams
3. Killian Red

Light beers:
1. Amstel Light
2. Corona Light

My current fad:
1. Michelob Ultra (lo-carb)

What I really want:
1. To be sitting in that little restaurant off Jagstrasse in Munich, eating Wiener schnitzel and drinking real beer!<sigh>

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Old November 14th, 2003, 03:25 PM
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Jack,
DH Jeff knew there was something he liked about you when we met in Orlando. Hubby's dream is to spend the month of Oct in Munich. As I am the german one in the family, works for me. Any good lager beer I like and same for DH. Definately prefer the German dark beers at this time of year but when its hot, only a Corona or Red Stripe will do.

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Old November 14th, 2003, 04:02 PM
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Anne,

I worked in Munich for 3 months in 1968, but had to leave in mid-Sept (just before the start of Oktoberfest). I've been back a few times since, but never during the Big Beer Bash. A good friend of ours did attend the 'Fest in '68, but broke his arm when he fell off a table during a chug-a-lug contest!
But then Oktoberfest can be described as just one big and continuous chug-a-lug contest! Are you sure you want Jeff to go?<S>

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Old November 14th, 2003, 04:02 PM
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Gotta have my BUD.............................

If I have to choose a second it's probably Rolling Rock. Last Easter I had some friends come down and I ask what they wanted to drink and the said Rolling Rock. When they left there was some left in the refrigerator. To my surprise I really liked it.
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My favorite "back in the day" was Anchor Steam......but alas, those days are gone....

Now it's DIET root beer

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Old November 14th, 2003, 06:17 PM
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I'm with Tweety - make mine a Root Beer, A&W preferably! I never did like the taste of beer, but my husband likes his (British) Boddingtons on tap!

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I'll have a corone with lime please,and a side of fries Trip/Monday Chat Host
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I'm going to cry in my beer if no one says Molson's Canadian.

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I'm not a BIG beer drinker, but when I do, it's Heineken, Imperial (Costa Rica) or Modelo Negra (Mexico).

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Old November 14th, 2003, 09:00 PM
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You guys are all teasng me..... There are other types of beer then Budweiser? My dad works for Budweiser and he always told me that there were no other types. I guess i've been missing out all these years.....

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Old November 14th, 2003, 10:09 PM
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Old November 14th, 2003, 11:00 PM
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Anyone tried the great Belgian beers? Hoogarden is very smooth, Stella Artois (might be French but very popular in Belgium) is great and there are some fabulous wheat/blonde beers.

Wouldn't be a true Belgique if I didn't love beer!
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Old November 15th, 2003, 02:05 AM
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Thomas,

Gotta say I like the Granville Island Pale Ale( Honey Lager is also quite good).
They've got a seasonal beer is Lions winter Ale which has a hint of cream soda taste to it-not too bad.

Some of the micro-brews I tried in Oregon were quite good as well.

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Not a big beer drinker, but occasionally enjoy a Corona, or a Hienken, or a Kokanee, my hubby likes sonme of the "darker " beers, ugh, I can't stand that heavy "molasses" taste in them. Have to say Coors is just bad beer, too watery tasting!
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Old November 15th, 2003, 05:38 AM
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Say Kuki,
Will a Molson Golden do?
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Old November 15th, 2003, 07:41 AM
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By far, my favorite of the past few years, has been Dos Equis (the lager). I had always regarded it as an import from Mexico, and that it is...But it was developed by a German Brewmeister that moved there.

Light beer? Yech. (Although I do keep some Miller Lite on hand for my daughter)

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Old November 15th, 2003, 08:13 AM
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Have to admit I do like some of the darker beers on occassion. Particularly like the Amberbock.

And Mrs. Thomas is into any "funky" beer made. So we've been to microbreweries from Steamboat Springs to Svenborg, Denmark and all points in between but I have yet to like a single one. Peeeyewwwwwwww!

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Old November 15th, 2003, 10:48 AM
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I like many types of beers. A smooth, creamy Boddington's is my favorite, but I'll try anything. I like flavored beers, too, I tried a raspberry beer last weekend that was really good, I've had a ginger beer (alcoholic) that was delicious, and I'm dying to get my taste buds on a pumpkin ale, sounds wonderful; a friend of mine went to Boston this week and promised to bring me some but didn't.

As far as the more readily available beers, I like Corona with lime. If I'm out to party I'll drink Bud Light or Miller Light, ick I know but it gets the job done.

Interesting anecdote: I hate stouts. Guinness to me is disgusting. I went on a tour of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, though, which includes a free pint of Guinness at the end. I had my free pint, and lo and behold, it was delicious! They explained to us that the beer at the brewery is the freshest it will ever be, and when it travels anywhere the taste changes. So I've never liked Guinness except when I had it at the brewery.

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