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Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:13 AM
Do any of you drink Skullsplitter? Its Scottish beer that tastes to me just like Sam Adams Boston Lager.

cosmocreator
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:20 AM
Do any of you drink Skullsplitter? Its Scottish beer that tastes to me just like Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Have you been drinking some? Perhaps that's why you posted this in the pictures thread. :drunk

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:29 AM
Have you been drinking some? Perhaps that's why you posted this in the pictures thread. :drunk


No, but the short discussion of the non alcoholic bier "Kelts", which is located only a few posts behind me original bier post in this thread, prompted me to add my two cents about Skullsplitter.
Ok, so I have been drinking a bit, too....


:beer

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:31 AM
BeerAdvocate.com (http://www.beeradvocate.com)


This site is truly amazing. You can find in depth reviews for ANY beer made, it seems. A must for us beer enthusiasts.

Vojvoda
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:34 AM
Do any of you drink Skullsplitter? Its Scottish beer that tastes to me just like Sam Adams Boston Lager.

Ah Skullsplitter, haven't had that one in a long time,brings back memories:beer:throwup. I prefer Ales nowadays,Hobgoblin is one to try, lively and full of flavor,sweet yet bitter, with a fruit-like aftertaste.

I know :topic

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:37 AM
I apolagize for bringing this thread off of topic so much.. Cosmocreator, would you kindly move the relative posts to the new "Beer" thread in The Lounge?
Thank you.

Scáthach
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 03:39 AM
i dont like any ''exciting'' drinks really though i have it on good authority that there is a bottle of absinthe somewhere in my sisters house...
as for beer, snakebite. yummy :)

offtopic....sorry :( :halo

Viking
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 05:16 AM
Beer History (http://www.beersweetbeer.com/beer_history.html)

Here is a good site

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 09:46 AM
i dont like any ''exciting'' drinks really though i have it on good authority that there is a bottle of absinthe somewhere in my sisters house...
as for beer, snakebite. yummy :)

offtopic....sorry :( :halo


I have had absynthe before.. I found it to be quite repulsive! Something about the way it burned my throat did not appeal to me.

Milesian
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 10:38 AM
Yeah, I didn't like Absinthe either.
I tried it in Ibiza one year, the barmaid poured sugar into it while setting it on fire before letting us drink it.
Usually if you drink something like that in one go (like Sambuca, Tequila,etc) you shudder for about 5 seconds.
Two minutes after drinking the absinthe we were still contorted in disgust!

If you want something powerful then you should try a Headbuster
One half Bailey's Irish cream, one half Aftershock.
It's pretty disgusting but one or two will knock you for six.
The first time I tried it I said "Wow, now I know why they call it Headbuster".

I was wrong of course.
I found the true meaning when I woke up the next morning :insane

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 10:46 AM
Yeah, I didn't like Absinthe either.
I tried it in Ibiza one year, the barmaid poured sugar into it while setting it on fire before letting us drink it.
Usually if you drink something like that in one go (like Sambuca, Tequila,etc) you shudder for about 5 seconds.
Two minutes after drinking the absinthe we were still contorted in disgust!

If you want something powerful then you should try a Headbuster
One half Bailey's Irish cream, one half Aftershock.
It's pretty disgusting but one or two will knock you for six.
The first time I tried it I said "Wow, now I know why they call it Headbuster".

I was wrong of course.
I found the true meaning when I woke up the next morning :insane


Aftershock is probably the most disgusting thing next to Goldschlagger.
I cant imagine it being mixed with something good like Baileys.
Is the "irish car bomb" a worldy known drink? Here in the States, it is the mixture of one half pint of Guinness, one half shot of Baileys Irish Cream, and one half shot of Jameson Irish Whisky. Drop the shot glass into the half pint of Guinness and DOWN (don't let the shot glass smack your teeth). Its amazingly good.

Milesian
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 11:01 AM
Yeah, I think Aftershock is drank more as a test of the drinker's stamina and ability not to vomit rather than for it's pleasing taste :D

Goldschlagger - I have tried it once.
It was horrible. It did nothing for me at all. And those gold flakes were annoying too.

An "Irish Car Bomb"? lol!
Never heard of it but I'm definately going to try it now.
I love Jameson's whisky.
Tullamore is good as well. I know a guy in Denmark who is in love with the stuff and anytime someone from here is going over there he's always begging "Please, bring as much Tullamore as you can carry!"

I think he might have the beginnings of a drink problem actually, or a Tullamore problem at least ;)

Phlegethon
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 12:41 PM
I have had absynthe before.. I found it to be quite repulsive! Something about the way it burned my throat did not appeal to me.


Softies drink it with lots of water and lots of sugar.

Tough German he-men like me drink it for breakfast, undiluted. ;)

And remember: The green fairy is your friend. ;)

Phlegethon
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 12:47 PM
But getting back to the topic of beer:


You ain't seen nothing yet if you haven't tasted Duvel.



http://www.duvel.com/images/duvelglas3.png



http://www.duvel.com/uk/Products.htm

Phlegethon
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 12:48 PM
Ommegang, the American brewery

Since January 2003, Duvel Moortgat owes 100% of brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown (New York). America is a strategic export market for Duvel Moortgat because of the growing interest of American consumers in Belgian beers. Brewery Ommegang sells the special beers Ommegang, Hennepin and Rare Vos, American special beers, brewed according to the best Belgian traditions. For more information, visit their website
http://www.ommegang.com.

Ewergrin
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 08:49 PM
http://www.orkneybrewery.co.uk/products.htm

Ominous Lord Spoonblade
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 10:58 PM
"Skullsplitter 8.5% ABV
Named after Thorburnfin Hausakliuuf, the seventh earl of Orkney, this reddish coloured ale has an intense vinous nose, is rich and satiny in the mouth with a long dry finish and deep rich fruity notes.
Described as 'Satiny snooth in the mouth, deceptively light and dengerously drinkable'.
SKULLSPLITTER is great with chicken or fish dishes, curries and would you believe - Chocolate. "

mmm! That sounds good!!! I like the name as well ;) Nice and strong too. I should just move to the Czech republic already...I hear beer is actually alcohol there :cheer

Ominous Lord Spoonblade
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 11:04 PM
Now I don't know if I like the beer or just the label :D But it's a nice light beer, and relatively strong as well. Goes down smoother than that 4% or so Budweiser crap :P

http://www.dojlidy.com.pl/pliki_ang/produkty/pifka/magnat_p_50k.jpg

OMG! this is amazing!!!! http://www.arrogantbastard.com/index2.html

Phlegethon
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 11:06 PM
I should just move to the Czech republic already...I hear beer is actually alcohol there :cheer

It is, but what would you do with it? It may kill the Molson faction immediately. ;)

Ominous Lord Spoonblade
Saturday, August 23rd, 2003, 11:18 PM
It is, but what would you do with it? It may kill the Molson faction immediately. ;)

I gave up drinking Molson when I was 15 ;P

And well, you know, I suppose I would drink the beer, once I got it...I'm not quite sure though, is it good for plants? I have some nice perennials :P

Nordgau
Monday, August 25th, 2003, 01:14 AM
Softies drink it with lots of water and lots of sugar.

Tough German he-men like me drink it for breakfast, undiluted. ;)


Ahem... I as a non-alcohol drinking German who tosses off litres of coffee, water and light into his mouth, must be the king of softness. :guinness :eking

(What drunkard clicked 5,000 times on this thread???)

Ewergrin
Monday, August 25th, 2003, 05:06 AM
Ahem... I as a non-alcohol drinking German who tosses off litres of coffee, water and light into his mouth, must be the king of softness. :guinness :eking

(What drunkard clicked 5,000 times on this thread???)


This thread is in part a hybred thread from long ago, and I think that certainly the post count must have breeched over into the "NEW" thread, as well.

Prince Eugen
Monday, September 1st, 2003, 08:12 PM
I orefer guiness and budweiser!!!!

Wichmann
Friday, January 28th, 2005, 11:04 PM
Just one easy question: What is your favourite beer brand!
I like Tuborg, Carlsberg and Zipfer Urtyp(yeah really!)

Skal!

Timo
Saturday, January 29th, 2005, 01:33 AM
My favorite is Löwenbräu.Same :thumbup

Lautum Dia
Saturday, January 29th, 2005, 06:29 PM
St. Pauli Girl :thumbup

Edwin
Sunday, January 30th, 2005, 02:00 AM
Here in Maryland we have a wonderful microbrew known as Wild Goose. They import the finest hops they can from England to use in their own versions of the classics. Their Amber Ale and India Pale Ale are both absolutely wonderful. Find them if you can! :D

Theudanaz
Sunday, January 30th, 2005, 08:03 AM
In order, a few: Pilsner Urquell, Tuborg (grøn), Carlsberg, Hansa, Stella Artois

nordic_canadian_male
Monday, May 30th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Everytime I go to the bar all I say is........ give me a MOOSE.

Moosehead is the best, I like heineken too.

Huzar
Monday, May 30th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Tuborg and Heineken are the best for me

itsallaroundyou
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 02:57 AM
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR), Becks (which I'm drinking now) are both staples.

Magic Hat is also a decent brewery around here.

However, I'm just an American kid so I it's hard to get my hands on anything real quality.

Jehan
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 04:16 AM
From Quebec, (Unibroue) Fin du Monde, Trois Pistoles, Don de Dieu and 1837 are really good. But since you probably have no idea what I'm talking about if you don't live around here, I also have my "international" favourites:
Guiness(Ireland),
Moretti (Italy. yeah, I know, italian beer, weird.),
Warsteiner(Germany)
Chimay, Kwak, Duvel and Leffe(Belgium)

Shiloh
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 11:12 AM
Gotta go with "Old Detroit Amber Ale" brewed by Frankenmuth Brewery (http://www.frankenmuthbrewery.com/) in Michigan. This one is a timeless classic. :prost
http://tinypic.com/axitqw.jpg

Mjölnir
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 01:57 PM
Stiegl
Hirter
Wieselburger
Gösser
if it is impossible to get the 4 Brands than Heineken.M.,:D Prost!

Thusnelda
Monday, August 22nd, 2005, 02:09 PM
I dont drink beer soooo often, but I´ve my favourites (Only Bavarian beer matters :D ...and Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery of the world!) :

http://www.alte-emailleschilder.de/fotos-a/franziskaner.jpghttp://www.witwebolte-berlin.de/Brauerei-weihenstephan.jpg
http://www.schlachthof-konzerte.de/files/home/admin/image/loewenbraeu_web.jpg

Theudiskaz
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 12:47 AM
:prostWhat is your favorite beer or what are your favorite beers? List up to 10 at a time. :guinness

Leofric
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 12:48 AM
I know I'll get razzed for this, but I'm actually a big fan of O'Doul's. :D

D'Vadder
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 12:50 AM
1. Beck's
2. Heineken
3. Warsteiner

If I'm drunk I like every beer... :D

Vilay
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 12:55 AM
I don't drink any beer. It's not my taste ;)

Frau_Hierl
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 12:56 AM
1. Krombacher
2. Becks
3. Erdinger

Theudiskaz
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Meine Lieblinglingsbiere sind:
Guinness Draught
Christian Moerlein Hefeweizen (altes bier aus meiner Heimatstadt, Cincinnati)
Edelweiss Weissbier
Goesser
Skullsplitter, Orkney Ale
Warsteiner Dunkel
Hofbraeuhaus Originell
Heineken

ArischerKämpfer
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Es gibt nur ein Lieblingsbier!


http://www.zeltbraeu.de/Produkt/Gassenhauer.jpg

RusViking
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 01:24 AM
Kostritzer, Heineken, Fosters

Viriax
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 02:00 AM
MINI SAGRES & WARSTEINER
:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup

Gorm the Old
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Beck's beer and Bass ale for me. Some local micro-breweries also produce some eminently quaffable brews.

Bran
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 08:06 AM
Regular Beers :
Jupiler
Primus
Stella Artois

Cheap beer for the road:
Cara

Specialty Beers :
Afflighem
Barbar
Chimay
Duvel
Hercule
Kasteelbier
Leffe
Westmalle
Zulte

Just to name a few...

Slå ring om Norge
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 08:14 AM
.
Mack beer followed by seagull eggs...

http://olhallen.custompublish.com/getfile.php/83217.676/98%20Mack-øl.gif

All Northern Norwegian specialities.
The Mack brewery is the most northern on this planet, and that brew cannot be compared to anything else...( patriotic objective)

http://www.gutteklubben.tv/modules/wfsection/images/oeltest/oel_mack_arctic.jpg

Link to Friends of Mack beer; (http://www.orgnett.no/macks/)

I also like Oranjeboom, Carlsberg, Løwenbrau, and of the american beers I like Falstaff best. We used to call it "Fallstuff "...

Of the laitn american beers, I like Presidente, that will be those bottles without flies in the brew...

Taras Bulba
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006, 08:57 PM
When I get drunk, I usually prefer vodka not beer.

However my favorite beers are:
Pilsner Urquell
Labatt Blue
Molson
Guinness

erin
Monday, August 7th, 2006, 12:07 AM
There's an incredible beer called Palm (Netherlands) that I've seen available in both The Netherlands and Belgium. It's famous to the locals because it's reputed to be impossible to get hangovers from. Of course, while I was there traveling I had to give it the best shot I could, and I can quite honestly say that there was no hangover to be had. Bravo! The perfect beer…..tastes incredible, is inexpensive and somehow impossible to get a hangover from.

Others beers that are really very good....

Duvel (Belgium) - the stuff actually bought in Belgium far exceeds that purchased on this side of the pond (most foreign beers bought in North America are actually brewed here with the recipe from abroad, but because of different water and different qualities or strains of ingredients, it's never the same sadly).

Saporo (Japan) – Great light-tasting beer, even the product available here. It’s great for summer drinking because it’s not too heavy and goes very well with sitting out on a sunny patio all afternoon.

Of course, there are also the old standbys like Becks, Loewenbrau, DAB etc. etc.

The best beer in the world doesn’t come out of a bottle though. The best is when you find small breweries (many of which have been there for hundreds of years) all across Germany, Belgium, Holland etc. (all of Europe’s beer-drinking nations really). During my travels I once found myself in a beer hall in (if I remember correctly) Brugge in Belgium where they had 150 beers on tap. It was Valhalla.

Nearly all of these towns will have their own breweries which are sadly being squeezed by the large multinationals that market beer that really isn’t all that good at all (I nearly choked when I found out that Budweiser (US) was the official beer of the World Cup in Germany – what a disgrace, especially in the Fatherland of good beer itself. That shit is like carbonated piss – just like most mass-produced beers native to North America).

As you might have caught on by now, I adore a good beer….;)

Ragnar Thorsson
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 01:37 PM
http://www.db.co.nz/assets/brands/brand_amstel.gif
http://de.geocities.com/pluymakers/hj.gif

Amstel and Hertog Jan.

I also like Warsteiner.

Ahja, and Baltika 3,4,5,6,7!

Kjeld
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 01:54 PM
My favorite Beer:

82992

Oswiu
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Ahja, and Baltika 3,4,5,6,7!
What?!? Missing out Devyatka [9]??? [the STRONG one!] :D

4, the wheat one, is a favourite of mine, and I like the Porter too [is that 8?]

FredericusRex
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Die Beste Biersorte von Deutschland :D

Pervitinist
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:35 PM
#1 Augustiner Edelstoff (Munich)
http://www.bit-racing.de/fileupload/userbilder2003/luckyyy/augeedel.jpg

#2 Beck's (Bremen)
http://www.lion-nathan.com.au/our+brands/beer/australia/international+brands/becks.jpg

#3 Pilsner Urquell (Pilsen)
http://www.kirin.co.jp/brands/urquell/images/pu_04.jpg

Torchiam
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:47 PM
http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/photos/lausitzerporter.jpg

http://www.geo.uw.edu.pl/HOBBY/DRINK/LABEL/b_landskron.gif

Hausbesuche
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:48 PM
My personal favourites:

#1st Beck´s
http://freedombmx.de/bilder/newspics/becks.jpg

#2nd Original Budweiser
http://www.sweb.cz/pivnitacky/tacky/cz/Cesbud/Budvar/bud168l.jpg

#3rd Köstritzer (Special Dark Beer)
http://www.schwimmen-greiz.de/a_Kostritzer_1.gif

Glynd Eastŵd
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Abbot Ale

http://www.rmashop.de/produkt_images/abbot_ale_greene_king_tn.jpg

http://kida.sitebridge.jp/image/abbotale.jpg

SkullSplitter ale from Orkney. I'm going to visit the brewery in a few months. :)

http://www.legendslimited.com/images/skullsplitter_med.jpg

My uncle brought me back some beer called Urbock 23 from Austria, which I really enjoyed. But I only drank it once. :~(

http://www.schloss-eggenberg.at/site/img/sortiment/urbock.jpg

The only commercial beer I enjoy is Guinness. Only out of the tap, though.:thumbup

http://www.glunzbavarianhaus.com/images/guinness.jpg

KurtHeydrich
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 03:06 PM
82999 Hirschbräu

82998 Löwenbräu

83000

83001

83002 Meckatzer

wöllsteiner
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 03:27 PM
gambrinus(pilsen)
http://www.gambrinus.cz/reklama/_images/logotypy/logotyp1-a.jpg

köstritzer
http://www.rugby-dhm.de/dhm2005/bilder/content/Koestritzer.jpg

miller genuine draft
http://www.mbg-online.net/mbg/projekt01/media/download/mgd/produkt_foto/mgd_close_up.jpg

two dogs
http://www.partys4ever.de/flyer/28_drink.jpg

SecondRow
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Fuller's London Porter

Rune
Monday, October 16th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Guinness, Cider, Becks, Warsteiner....:D

Steckschuß
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 01:07 PM
It's really an easy question...but it's so fuckin' stupid...because with beer you cannot change the rules-only with a clear brain.

Pervitinist
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 01:12 PM
It's really an easy question...but it's so fuckin' stupid...because with beer you cannot change the rules-only with a clear brain.

But some brains work better with beer than without.

Steckschuß
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 01:17 PM
May be...but it's a question of time....how long it works.....

nickymuench
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, 01:44 PM
I am a bavarian. In Bavaria is Beer important :D Its our Tradition.
I like wheat beer but also pale ale:

German pale ale(Augustiner)
http://i11.tinypic.com/4gxjoki.jpg

German wheat beer (Erdinger)
http://i11.tinypic.com/2vtr78i.jpg

akowsk
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, 10:11 AM
As I am living in munich, too I know munichs finest beer:
AUGUSTINER HELL &/or AUGUSTINER EXPORT

"Weissbier" I prefer the Kuchlbauer's!

DESTROY_COMMUNISM
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006, 09:11 PM
my favorite beers are Karlsberg and Bruch(these are beers from my region)

János Hunyadi
Sunday, February 11th, 2007, 09:51 PM
I tend to like darker and heavier alcoholic beverages like Ales, Stouts, and Porters. You know, not the kind of drinks that you chug at some kegger but the kind that you take your time on while savoring the taste.

Just a few

http://www.dustinmarson.com/personal/journal/wp-images/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg


http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/archives/images/guinness.jpg


http://www.badapplegraphics.com/octbeerbuild/pictures/harpoonwinterwarmer.html


http://www.lastorders.com/store_images/products/1199_lg.gif


http://www.liquorama.net/ProductImages/petercream.jpg


http://www.schneider-weisse.de/img/brauerei.spezialitaeten.aventinus.produk t.01.jpg

Oswiu
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 01:07 AM
I tend to like darker and heavier alcoholic beverages like Ales, Stouts, and Porters. You know, not the kind of drinks that you chug at some kegger but the kind that you take your time on while savoring the taste.



http://www.lastorders.com/store_images/products/1199_lg.gif

This particular beer has become officially Gay, since the brewery closed its Manchester plant. No longer having the right to be named the 'Cream of Manchester', it is now no longer worth drinking, and fully deserving of an international Boycott. Pass it on. Oswiu says so. :|

How dare they keep those Bees on the can, considering how they're the Bees of Industry shown on the crest of the City Of Manchester?

Pro-Alpine
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 01:17 AM
If it's a product of a Danish or German company then it's worth drinking. My least favorite would be American beer types(sorry :))

Theudanaz
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 05:22 AM
If you're referring to pale rice pilsners then yes, I agree the american beers are not great, though they came from German and bohemian brewers originally. Lesser known ones like Pabst, Leinenkugels and Falls City are probably superior to the Bud-Miller-Coors triumvirate, but not well known.... America has some great beers from "micro"breweries, so like all places, you really have to find the small, regional special beers, which usually do not get across the waters I think. I found this true in all parts of Germany and Denmark, though I like Tuborg Grøn, Bit, Köstritzer and Paulaner, Urquell, Erdinger, Hansa, Maredsous, La Chouffe, La Trappe, Leffe, etc.

Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Arrogant Bastard and other US pale ales do not appeal to many Europeans because of the bitterness & complexity, but I like them. Anchor Steam is eminently drinkable for most continentals, as are some varieties of Samuel Adams -- if you are looking for bigger companies that make lager beers or craft style beers. Sam Adams has also innovated many near-liquor-strength "beers" (30%) which are quite... interesting at least. Yuengling is a famous unpasteurized lager from Pennsylvania which is very good but hard to find elsewhere.

Blue Moon is a good white style beer enjoying recent success. Ironically I often see Germans in the USA who buy the cheapest lager beer they can find and don't complain too much about the taste.


If it's a product of a Danish or German company then it's worth drinking. My least favorite would be American beer types(sorry :))

Georgie boy
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 09:28 AM
My favourite beer is Kunstmann
Beer of a German colony in the south of Chile (Valdivia) :thumbup Das gute bier! ;)

William Wallace
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 11:04 AM
My favourites are

Franziskaner
Erdinger
Warsteiner
Bitburger

:lightbeer :prost

Oswiu
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 11:54 AM
Yuengling is a famous unpasteurized lager from Pennsylvania which is very good but hard to find elsewhere.
This may amuse, but when I was in New York I only drank that one grudgingly, thinking it was some Chinese import! :D If they spelt it properly Ju:ngling, I'd not have felt like this!

Blue Moon is a good white style beer enjoying recent success.
Being a Manchester City fan, my Dad insisted we take some home, and he tried to buy the promotional clock from the shop where we got it! :P

Gesta Bellica
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, 08:03 PM
I love Bavarian beers, expecially blond beers like lager etc
Every year i go to visit the Oktoberfest and i spend the last morning in a big beverage shop in the Munich suburbia..i usually get away with 20-25 bottle of every kind of Beers ;)
Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr and Augustiner are all equally good for me.

I also love Belgians beers.. a friend of mine is half Belgian so he introduced me some the Abbey beers and other specialities ;)
I liked also Svyturys from Lithuania and a couple of Australian beers that i've tasted down under..btu that i totally forgot now.
Didn't like the USA beers that much and the Italians one are not good if they don't come from microbreweries that know what to do.

I don't like ales and stout beers, not exactly my cup of "tea"..but i enjoyed Bass Ale when i tasted it

Hagalaz
Sunday, October 5th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Personally my favorites right now are Franziskaner, Erdinger, Spaten, and Guinness occasionally.

My favorite type of beer is Hefeweizen by far. Any other recommendations of other good wheat beers would be much appreciated!

http://i36.tinypic.com/66yk9x.jpg

http://ilmot.co.uk/Erdinger.jpg

http://ilmot.co.uk/Spaten.jpg

AlbertKr
Monday, October 27th, 2008, 01:39 AM
The grocery store I go to carries Hacker-Pschorr and Samuel Smith so I usually get that. In the States you have to be 21 or older to buy alcohol but it's still relatively easy to get.

theTasmanian
Monday, October 27th, 2008, 11:10 AM
the best beer by far to BUY is still Weihenstephan:thumbup

But i love my home brew......its knocking my socks off now:bguzzle:beer

Jagerzen
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Weihenstephan is great! I drink it all the time at the local German restaurant.
Erdinger and Spaten are great as well.
Leffe Blonde, Chimay, Hoegaarden are delicious.
I personally love Shiner Hefeweizen and Kostrizer Schwarzbier though.

I do have to admit that I'm fond of my homebrewed beer as well though :)

Resurgam
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Yuengling is a famous unpasteurized lager from Pennsylvania which is very good but hard to find elsewhere.

Really big here in Pittsburgh.

One of my favorites I had earlier this evening: Dominion Oak Barrel Stout

Rainraven
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 06:20 AM
I've only starting drinking beer in the past few months and can't say it's a huge favourite drink for me. But when I drink beer I do love a Macs Great White on a hot summers day! It's from Macs, a local brewery in Nelson, my home town.

'It's a true-to-type cloudy Belgian Wit bier, imparting aromas of bubble gum, banana, Turkish Delight and rose petals. You’ll also find whiffs of rhubarb and custard from the warming glass, not to mention an eccentric raspberry and aniseed combination, orange peel, mandarin and a floral note from the coriander'

http://www.pulp.co.nz/images-listings/original/4E80a5kRGmVyqtpRbVf7Macs2.jpg

Otherwise it would be Corona and Sol because it's just so easy drinking.

VonWolf
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 06:23 AM
Spatan

Oski
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 06:54 AM
MGD 64

I'm still dieting and I've lost 30 lbs :)

Cheers!

TheGreatest
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 01:16 AM
I like myelf a Guiness but the other night I snuck into my beer supply, drunk Becks and couldn't make it to the party. Haha :D

Berrocscir
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, 01:27 PM
I like anything that's brewed as locally as possible!

I like porters and milds mainly, but I like that 'Mahou' spanish lager - goes down a treat :thumbup

Ulf
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, 04:55 PM
Yuengling Lager or Yuengling Black and Tan.

Morning Wolf
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, 05:14 PM
Sam Adams, especially the Summer Brew :)

Octothorpe
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008, 06:24 PM
When I drink beer, I tend toward craft or local beers. This can be quite fun when travelling, as long as the area you're in has a tradition of brewing. I was in Kentucky last summer, and could not for the life of me find a local brewpub! Bourbon distilleries, yes, but no local beers. Quite sad!

Yesterday I picked up a non-craft that's quite nice, called Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale. It's made by the Michelob brewers, and it's an ale aged in used white oak barrels, which by law (here, at least) cannot be used again to make bourbon. The charred white oak and residual bourbon adds notes of complexity to the ale. A good cold-weather beer, sufficient for snuggling! Cheers!

Atlas
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008, 02:20 PM
I'm the shame of the white racialist movement, my favorite beer is not European, but... Mexican ! The good ole Corona with a slice of lemon hmmm

CordeliaforLear
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Pilsner Urquell. After Prague just can't seem to shake the habit.

Mac Seafraidh
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008, 11:47 PM
I'm the shame of the white racialist movement, my favorite beer is not European, but... Mexican ! The good ole Corona with a slice of lemon hmmm

They're either partially owned or owned by Anheuser-Busch. So, it is not really a Mexican beer.

Atlas
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008, 11:51 PM
They're either partially owned or owned by Anheuser-Busch. So, it is not really a Mexican beer.

Ah thank you, for a moment, I thought I was a racetraitor. :D

Psychonaut
Thursday, December 25th, 2008, 12:01 AM
I enjoy:

http://www.gotbeer.com/content/user_1/lStoutCan.jpg

http://nuke1.net/uploads/images/justplaindave%27s%20beer%20pics/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg

and most of all

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/2311587117_f6b4b61976_o.jpg

Mac Seafraidh
Thursday, December 25th, 2008, 12:41 AM
http://nuke1.net/uploads/images/justplaindave%27s%20beer%20pics/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg

I enjoy Newcastle Brown Ale too.

Patrioten
Thursday, December 25th, 2008, 12:44 AM
The beer I drink come in cans for the most part and are not exactly quality brews (and I doubt whether I could actually taste any differences between a 1 dollar beer and a 3 dollar beer). The most common sorts so far quantatively would be



and lately



Good beers in my opinion but nothing special, just beer. I don't even mind the taste of Budweiser, so that's how sophisticated I am when it comes to the beer I drink. Miller genuine draft on the other hand is just bland, it's way worse than any other beer I have drunk, it's almost water in a way that not even Budweiser is (though it's viewed a high-end beer here for some reason, probably due to its image, like corona extra).

Winslow Hunt
Thursday, December 25th, 2008, 05:50 AM
Old Speckled Hen!

http://www.heathenplaces.com/media/images/sharingImages/65.jpg

Winslow Hunt
Monday, December 29th, 2008, 02:48 AM
Interesting. When I posted that picture it showed up and now it does not. There, much better -

http://www.bottledbeer.co.uk/photos/speckly.jpg

http://www.mgcars.org.uk/wdmgcc/images/old_speckled_hen.gif

CrystalRose
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008, 11:47 PM
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e247/Shinerbockdog/ShinerBock.jpg

Also had this cappucino stout at the Christmas Dickens fair and it was delicious. :)

Feistritzer
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 12:54 AM
The best there is...

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6398/bildzwicklgl3.jpg

Siebenbürgerin
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 01:40 AM
I drink the local Transylvanian beers often. The Transylvanian Saxons introduced the habit. That's why the beers have German names.

Bürger

http://www.beercoasters.it/romania%208.jpg

Golden Bräu

http://www.beercoasters.it/golden%20brau%201fff.jpg

Bergenbier

http://www.beercoasters.it/romania%2019.jpg

Servus

http://www.beercoasters.it/romania%205.jpg

Neumarkt

http://www.douaberi.ro/etichete/neumarkt.jpg

TheGreatest
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Urquell and Guinness.


I enjoy:

http://www.gotbeer.com/content/user_1/lStoutCan.jpg

http://nuke1.net/uploads/images/justplaindave%27s%20beer%20pics/newcastle_brown_ale.jpg

and most of all

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/2311587117_f6b4b61976_o.jpg


Yeah I had a Murphy's in Europe it's really good

Hierwend
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 06:37 AM
Since I live with in driving distance of their brewery I'm a pretty big Sierra Nevada fan, pale ale all the way.

Stormraaf
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009, 08:00 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/132056274_68094ed048.jpg

Runesinger
Friday, April 24th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Augustinerbrau (Munich) - the brewery was established in 1328 by Augustinian monks, who have been doing nothing but praying and brewing beer since then - and they got the recipe right.
http://www.germansteins.com/images/augustiner_brau_logo.jpg

Sire_Longbraids
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Popular in my area : Jever

http://www.jever.de/index_jever_website.jsp

Popular all over the world : Beck´s

http://www.becks.de/

My very special favorite : Eibecker Brauherren Pils

http://www.einbecker.com/flycms/de/screen/53/-Qjc2PnDdZ36mGQ9nWy9s/Altersabfrage.html

erfgooier
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 07:12 PM
stromraaf you've gott it right my man windhoek lager is truely the best beer in town
three cheers for windhoek lager:thumbup

Peoples Observer
Saturday, September 19th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Just curious as to your 5 favorite Beer brands and why you like them.

I could not ask your one favorite Beer. There are just too many to settle on one. :D

Kogen
Saturday, September 19th, 2009, 08:06 PM
No brand. There our hops growing in our family's yard and a barrel in the basement.

Personally I am not too fond of alcohol, but I drink it sometimes if there is nothing else or if I am offered.

Peoples Observer
Saturday, September 19th, 2009, 09:59 PM
No brand. There our hops growing in our family's yard and a barrel in the basement.

Personally I am not too fond of alcohol, but I drink it sometimes if there is nothing else or if I am offered.

Do you brew Mead and Ale ?

Peoples Observer
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:07 AM
1. Becks Bier - The first beer I ever had. Dependable and clean tasting.

2. Dinkel Acker - Clean refreshing taste as well.

3. Harp Lager - My favorite Irish beer. Great tasting.

4. Erdinger Hefe Weiss - Bavarian Weiss of the better kind.

5. Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss - Great tasting and hard to get in my city.

I have many more that I like, and this list can change of course.

RedJack
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:24 AM
Best beer I've ever tasted was Young's Old Nick. I fear it's no longer made.
Hartley's XXX, also gone but not forgotten
Theakston's Old Peculier
Wells Bombardier
Thwaites Lancaster Bomber

:thumbup


Real men drink real ale!

Sigurd
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:31 AM
I've taken the liberty and have merged the "Five Favourite Beer" thread with this already existing one here. You know, I'm a beer lover as well and just the grandeur of a good pint of dark Weihenstephan on its own would justify at the very least two threads of allowing me to ramble on about it - but for the sake of order (some would allege we Bavarians don't have it, but don't forget, we're also Germans ;)) please continue in this thread now. :)

Sigurd
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:36 AM
4. Erdinger Hefe Weiss - Bavarian Weiss of the better kind.

Erdinger?! Mate, if you hadn't been including Weihenstephan on your Top 5 list as well, I would have had to send you a mob of nice people to kindly do things to you that would transcend the scope of Rule #2 if I were to mention them. :wsg

All that's good and fine, after all they say de gustibus non (est) disputandum, but Erdinger? That's like saying American Budweiser is a good lager, both have in common that they're arguably closer to water than sex on a canoe. :P

Peoples Observer
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:43 AM
Erdinger?! Mate, if you hadn't been including Weihenstephan on your Top 5 list as well, I would have had to send you a mob of nice people to kindly do things to you that would transcend the scope of Rule #2 if I were to mention them. :wsg

All that's good and fine, after all they say de gustibus non (est) disputandum, but Erdinger? That's like saying American Budweiser is a good lager, both have in common that they're arguably closer to water than sex on a canoe. :P

Is Erdinger considered that bad in Germany and Austria ? :(

Because I HATE Budweiser. .......... In fact the only American beers I drink are semi-private micro brews.

My favorite American beers are Widmer Brothers Weiss, Leinenkugel Weiss, Goose Island Blonde Ale, Sam Adams Summer Ale and Sam Adams Winter Lager.

I hate most American beers because they add chemicals to speed up the brewing process and sell mass quantities. :thumbdown


I love the Reinheitsgebot with no chemicals ! :thumbup

Sigurd
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:51 AM
Is Erdinger considered that bad in Germany and Austria ? :(

No, of course not, many people like it. I'm just not particularly partial to it, as I feel it lacks the strength and distinctiveness of taste that I like about Weihenstephaner, Franziskaner or Maissel's Weisse. Combine that with clown soup for dinner and you get my post in this thread. :D


I love the Reinheitsgebot with no chemicals ! :thumbup

Yes, that's the great thing about our beers. Nothing but the pure taste of beer. And yes, it actually does taste best that way. :thumbup

Alas, the EU doesn't agree with this as far as importing restrictions are concerned, so we now have to import stuff like Corona and sell it as "beer". Before that fateful ruling of the European Court of Justice, they had to be rebranded as "beer mix drinks" if they wished to sell them in Germany. But now, there's many young people who think that Corona is good "beer". :(

Peoples Observer
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:16 AM
I almost forgot Franziskaner and Schneider Weiss.

The best things about Reinheitsgebot are better taste, no artificials and you don't wake up the next morning with a pounding headache because of the chemicals. :thumbup

When I was in Berlin I drank Schultheiss and Berliner Kindl Weiss.

When I was in Muenchen I drank Paulaner Weiss and Spaten Oktoberfest and Spaten Lager.

Warsteiner and Bitburger are not bad for lighter beers.

Peoples Observer
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:22 AM
One more beer thats not bad for taste is Messina from of all places Sicily.

Not too fond of Italian beer except for Moretti Pilsner and Messina.

Gotta love the packaging with the Trifos on the top and bottom of the label. :D

Sigurd
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 07:57 AM
I've never tried Messina - but well, its place of origin is kind of obvious with that name. Much like you're not going to think that the Zillertal range of beers come from Further Mongolia or something. :D

Not that partial to Moretti or other Italian produce either. I seem to recall that whenever for reasons diverse I ventured into Italy (meaning, beyond South Tyrol) the choice of beer was so poor that I usually opted for the non-alcoholic alternative and drank much mineral water, for whose quality they're at least semi-renowned. :P

A few other beers which are quite good are (I may have mentioned some of them already earlier on):

The entire Zillertal range. Well I'm not that partial to their Pils, but their light Weißbier, their Dunkelbier and their Schwarzbier are all on my list of favourites, especially their Schwarzbier, which I commonly buy from the shops, too. :)

I know I've already mentioned Rothaus Tannenzäpfle as well. Probably the best Pilsner beer there has ever been, there is and there will ever be. Shame that it is fairly hard to come by outside Baden-Württemberg, the next place that has it stocked is a place in Rankweil, Vorarlberg - some 150-odd miles from me. :(

Bittereinder
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 11:53 AM
:prost

I like Windhoek Lager which is an excellent reinheitsgebot beer brewed in Namibië and otherwise Heineken, Becks or Amstel does the trick for me. I like Stella Artois from time to time but it is a bit overpriced in SA due to import costs. I don’t drink any SABMiller beers. I have an unwritten rule that works rather well IMO in the SA maket, as long as the beer is in a green bottle it is probably fit for Germanic consumption. Like those I have mentioned above. The Brown bottled brews like Castle, Carling Blacklabel, Hansa and the likes are a mostly SABMiller brands. No American brews for me thanks. It’s a pity we don’t have more German/Dutch/Belgian beers available in SA only Holstein and Bavaria are readily available. :lightbeer

Sigurd
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 12:15 PM
I have an unwritten rule that works rather well IMO in the SA maket, as long as the beer is in a green bottle it is probably fit for Germanic consumption.

If we extended this to pear cider, then would that mean that half of Kopparberg bottles are fit for Germanic consumption whilst the other half isn't? :D

Also, I know you said the SA market - but here, such a distinction is virtually impossible to make. See, we commonly have 0,5 litre bottles, and they're usually without exception brown. Very few beers actually have green bottles, but that's usually only when they come in 0,33 litre bottles, and there's many local enough breweries who use brown bottles nonetheless. :P

Bittereinder
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 01:07 PM
Sigurd if you have ever consumed one of these SABMiller beers I think you would agree. We get them in 330ml and 750ml:P

Patrioten
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 02:10 PM
Back when my budget allowed for me to focus on taste rather than price I usually went for Beck's, a beer which tastes just like a beer should in my opinion. That would be my favorite beer. A beer which I've only had once but which surprised me with its taste, in a positive way, was Liberty Ale made by the American Anchor brewery. It had a really nice "fruity" flavour to it, my taste buds are basically crap but with this one I could actually feel the difference compared to regular beers, which was a relief considering the price for one 355ml bottle.

Wulfram
Monday, September 21st, 2009, 02:27 PM
A beer which I've only had once but which surprised me with its taste, in a positive way, was Liberty Ale made by the American Anchor brewery. It had a really nice "fruity" flavour to it, my taste buds are basically crap but with this one I could actually feel the difference compared to regular beers, which was a relief considering the price for one 355ml bottle.

I agree. They also put out another good one called 'Anchor Steam', which is their oldest recipe and one of the few in America to have survived prohibition.

There really is no favorite beer for me, since I have had too many quality brews to decide on just one or even a few. If I am asked what my favorite is I simply say the name of the beer that I am currently enjoying, which at the moment, is Samuel Smith's 'Imperial Stout'.

Berserkergang
Monday, September 28th, 2009, 06:02 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/silva_69/faxe_breweryl.jpg

Faxe Premium. Cheap, tastes excellent, Danish, sweet logo. I can't ask for anything better.

celticruine
Friday, October 2nd, 2009, 06:04 AM
Becks,Heineken,Gilden Kölsch and Malt Beer is my personally favorite.
Vitamalz is delicious and have no alcohol.
Most time i prefer staying Clean from Alcohol.
Not like all the idiots dying on the Streets because they´re drunken.

http://www.gilden.de/index_flash.html

Rlpz
Monday, November 9th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Coors is pretty good. :D

Einsiedler
Monday, November 9th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Duvel.

xena
Monday, November 16th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Stella Artois, Jupiler and dark Leffe for me!;)

frippardthree
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 04:47 AM
I only drink on special occassions, only once a year maybe. I usually drink wine, but I have sampled a few beers in the past. I would have to go with Heineken, Coors, or Miller.

ChaosLord
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 10:03 PM
http://www.theancientlunatic.com/orkney_skullsplitter.jpg
Skullsplitter Ale

http://hywelsbiglog.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/sp_a0203-wwbb-bottle.jpg
Wychwood's Wychcraft

Moordenaar
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Heineken, Budweiser, Beck's, Tecate, Grolsch, man I love BEER. :thumbsup

Witta
Saturday, December 12th, 2009, 12:02 AM
First up everybody needs to try Budvar Budweiser. This is tasty beer. I discovered this myself and found out later it won awards for it's tastiness, so everybody has to try this.

http://www.beerstore.com.au/beerstore/uploads/beerImages/Budvar_Budejovicky_L.jpg

In the next league I like Becks and Heineken.

I don't like Stella or that 1664 stuff, they make me ill.

runder
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 02:55 AM
Heineken, Budweiser, Beck's, Tecate, Grolsch, man I love BEER. :thumbsup

You'd probably love it even more if you tried some decent beer. :P

runder
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 03:13 AM
I love German beers.

I can't choose a favorite, as my favorite beer depends on the season.

In Winter I prefer heavier beers, such as Aventinus (a weizen bock from Munich). Weihenstephaner Vitus and Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus are also nice winter beers.

In the spring or summer, I prefer lighter beers. Jever from Frieseland (Lower Saxony) is a good Pilsner, as is Weltenburger Pils (from Regensburg) and Dinkel Acker Pils from Stuttgart. I also enjoy Munich Helles style beers, especially Hofbräu, Weihenstephaner, and Paulaner München's versions.

Weihenstephaner makes the best Hefeweizen, followed by Schneider & Sohn.

I also love the Oktoberfest Märzen style beers. Weihenstephaner is my favorite, followed by Hoffbräu.


Belgian beers are also great. They're almost all strong, heavy beers, and I prefer them in the cooler months.

American macro brews (Bud, Miller, Coors) suck. The midsize mass market lagers (Sam Adams, Yuengling, and Leinenkugel) are all pretty good. IMO, American Craft brewers & Microbrewers do a good job with Ales but a terrible job with German style lagers. Americans craft brewers love their hops, often obnoxiously so.

I find Czech beer terribly overrated. They really only have one style- Pilsner- and in my experience the best Czech pilsners can't top Jever and the other great German Pilsners.

BPP Commissioner
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 12:07 PM
http://www.schloss-eggenberg.at/site/img/sortiment/samichl.jpg

I can just see the SS Lads getting stuck into this!!! Try it, you won't be disappoionted!

Neophyte
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 05:41 PM
I am not so fond of lager. I prefer darker beers---like Guiness or Westmalle---and Weissbier---seem to be drinking mostly Weihenstephan.

BPP Commissioner
Saturday, December 19th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Me likewise. But Samichlaus is quite dark, Hobgoblin & Batemans' 'Dark Lord' are quite worth it but the four bottles for a fivewr offers have bit the dist through to execissive taxation whilst the 'petroleum ciders' drank by smackheads are as available as ever...

baroqueorgan
Saturday, December 19th, 2009, 12:56 PM
IMO, American Craft brewers & Microbrewers do a good job with Ales but a terrible job with German style lagers. Americans craft brewers love their hops, often obnoxiously so.

This. Is so. True. :P

I have a number of ridiculously great American microbrew stouts, and have a few friends who are into the brewing scene and brew themselves, and yes, the obsession with hops is kind of out of hand, haha. So many beers you will taste and be like "what the heck, it's like I am drinking a greenhouse or something".

Favourite beers on my end include Carlsberg for just a nice plain beer, Newcastle Brown Ale, Paulaner Oktoberfest, and Spaten. :)

Majnun
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009, 02:16 PM
I like any beer except common American brews like Bud and Coors. Mexican beer is good especially Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial. I enjoy an occasional Guinness as well. I try to sample different beers when I can.

When I went to Chile in November, I discovered Kunstmann beer. The brewery is owned by German-Chileans. Kunstmann Miel (Honey beer) is the best. Very tasty! :)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kn9ZpiM7gO4/SlJu0Kn8KjI/AAAAAAAABes/t5NKE0k_wOY/s320/S5031699.JPG

Patrioten
Monday, January 11th, 2010, 11:50 PM
http://www.brauunioninternational.com/img/goesser_sujet.jpg

After they raised the price of Beck's here and I became a student again I felt like I had to look around for another staple beer of great taste but of a more humane price, and found Gösser. As with Beck's the beer hits the taste buds just right and is a pleasure to drink, this is how a lager beer should taste.

Crazyhorse
Friday, January 15th, 2010, 12:02 PM
German Beer only... don't like German imported because of the preservatives used - ruins the taste. So, while I live in the US, I have no beer to drink - stick to Jack Daniels then...

- Erdinger Weissbier is a traditional Bavarian wheat beer brewed in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

- Great beer at Kreuzburg Monestary in Northern Bavaria in the Rhon Mountains...

Thorodinssohn
Friday, March 19th, 2010, 04:36 PM
I'd recommend trying some of the beers from Stone Brewing Company if you are able to get them. Arrogant Bastard has been mentioned, but I think if you want to try a great American style India Pale Ale, the Stone IPA is a great one to try. Its very aggressive on the back of the tongue, but balanced by sweetness on the front end.

Cheers!

Angus
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 12:07 AM
http://www.bruisin-ales.com/beerblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/skullsplitter_med.jpg

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/118/402

Its definitely one of my favorites.

Devin De Blois
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 12:28 AM
I like Heineken, Beck's, St. Pauli Girl and good old Bud. :thumbup

Nice cover for that Skullsplitter, I've seen that one before, but never had it. I just don't like ale's.

OneWolf
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 12:29 AM
I love Rolling Rock.Have drunk it for years.:thumbup

104432

Devin De Blois
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 12:33 AM
Rolling Rock is good too, I forgot to mention it. Haven't had any in a while, but it's great. :thumbup

Wulfram
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Here is one I would like to try.

http://www.carlsberggroup.com/brands/PublishingImages/Bottles/DK/Jacobsen-Vintage.png

This is made by Carlsberg of Denmark and it goes by the name 'Carlsberg Vintage No. 1.'

The cost? 400 American dollars...per bottle.

According to their website it tastes like:


...hints of prune, caramel, vanilla and oak tree from the French and Swedish wooden casks in which it is stored, Eiken said.
It has a chestnut brown color, little foam and goes well with cheeses.

:D

Angus
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 01:27 AM
The cost? 400 American dollars...per bottle.


Holy crap.. well atleast it should be one of the greatest Beers you've ever tasted!:D

OnePercent
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 01:31 AM
I'd recommend trying some of the beers from Stone Brewing Company if you are able to get them. Arrogant Bastard has been mentioned, but I think if you want to try a great American style India Pale Ale, the Stone IPA is a great one to try. Its very aggressive on the back of the tongue, but balanced by sweetness on the front end.

Cheers!

I agree, Stone is one of my favorite breweries. Another one I really like is Four Peaks Brewery here in Tempe Arizona, my favorite of theirs is called "Kilt-lifter". I think freshness of the brew is very important, and the Four Peaks brewery is only a few blocks from my house.

I wish I could go to Germany sometime to taste a fresh german brew, generally I avoid imports because the preservatives ruin the taste, but I would imagine that some of the beers they have over there would be excellent.

shaft
Saturday, March 20th, 2010, 01:43 AM
German Beer only... don't like German imported because of the preservatives used - ruins the taste. So, while I live in the US, I have no beer to drink - stick to Jack Daniels then...

- Erdinger Weissbier is a traditional Bavarian wheat beer brewed in strict accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

- Great beer at Kreuzburg Monestary in Northern Bavaria in the Rhon Mountains...

It's a nice brew.I drank it last year in Nuremberg.Franzikhaner is also nice.

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 05:53 PM
My favorite beer is Shiner. :thumbup

Sigurd
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:12 PM
My favorite beer is Shiner. :thumbup

I think I'm at a first here, you're naming a beer I've never heard of, can you describe the type and of course the taste, so that I can decide whether it's worth to order a crate across the pond? ;)

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:16 PM
I think I'm at a first here, you're naming a beer I've never heard of, can you describe the type and of course the taste, so that I can decide whether it's worth to order a crate across the pond? ;)
Certainly, Sir.

http://www.shiner.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoetzl_Brewery

It is a Texas brewed beer. We Americans would call it dark, but I'm not sure if you Germans would. :P It's certainly not as dark as Guinness, but by American beer standards, it's dark.

The taste is somewhat bitter, yet smooth.

I would say it's worth ordering a crate from across the pond, yes.

Here's what it looks like:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m109/beanbone/Shiner_Bock_200.jpg

Thorfinnsson
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:18 PM
I brew my own beer, but my favorite commercial beer at present is Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. Of course, I always say I don't style discriminate and the appropriate beer depends on the occassion, so that is hardly hard and fast.

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:28 PM
I always say I don't style discriminate
Sir, no one should discriminate when it comes to beer. :thumbup

Wulfram
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:51 PM
My favorite beer is Shiner. :thumbup

A good beer, yes, but I have always been partial to Shiner's seasonal brews.:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2635034693_2e1606f0f0_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2187/2308676473_14839650b4.jpg

This one also has a great taste:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/343297538_2031327d01.jpg

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:53 PM
A good beer, yes, but I have always been partial to Shiner's seasonal brews.
Have you had the Black Lager by Shiner? They sold it at our local H-E-B for a while, but I never tried it. If you did try it, was it any good?

Thorfinnsson
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 06:57 PM
Sir, no one should discriminate when it comes to beer. :thumbup

I don't know if I'd entirely agree with that. Some beers are simply bad and therefore I avoid drinking them. A good example is Red Oval, which is sold through Trader Joe's. It is a pale adjunct lager, but rather than tasting like Miller or Bud it tastes like soda water with an aftertaste of...dirt. :thumbdown

But what I am opposed to is style discrimination. Some wannabe beer snobs say they won't drink American beers, or rather they won't drink beers from American macrobreweries. Others say they won't drink lager. On the reverse end there are a lot of people who aren't serious beer drinkers who can't handle ale, to say the least of the current trend in imperialized beers.

I on the other hand like every style. Pale adjunct lagers like MGD or Budweiser are great out of ice cold bottles when you've worked up a sweat, and a rich barley wine is wonderful to sip away at next to a roaring fire. The kind of beer you drink shouldn't just be a matter of style adherence, but the time of day, the season, your geographic location (which dictates local brewing styles), what you're eating, the temperature, and of course your gut feeling--your gut, once trained, isn't often wrong. ;)

Wulfram
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 07:08 PM
Have you had the Black Lager by Shiner? They sold it at our local H-E-B for a while, but I never tried it. If you did try it, was it any good?

A friend of mine tried it and he said it had a slight coffee smell and actually looks like coffee when you pour it up!
Sadly, he said this was not a very good beer.

(I cant explain why, but it is strange to see another member of this forum mention H.E.B. :D)

Sigurd
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoetzl_Brewery

This link would have probably sufficed, comrade. The names Spoetzl and Petzold are Bavarian names, I am hopeful once I hear that (unless it is called Oettinger of course :D). ;)


The taste is somewhat bitter, yet smooth.

I would say it's worth ordering a crate from across the pond, yes.

Bitter and smooth, and somewhere on the road to dark beer. Sounds good, I'll put it on my list of "beers to order and drink". :) And yes, judging by the colour of the beer, we German would also call it dark, or well ... Dunkelbier, Dunkelbier has a rich brown colour. Anything darker than brown is termed Schwarzbier (Guiness would be a Schwarzbier if it were German) and is of course a matter of its own, as I am an old Schwarzbier fan (but not a Guinness fan - it's boring and disgusting above 5°C!). ;)

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 07:11 PM
(I cant explain why, but it is strange to see another member of this forum mention H.E.B. :D)
:P Well we're both Texans and H.E.B. is only a Texas-based grocery store. Maybe that's why. :thumbup

Wulfram
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 07:19 PM
:P Well we're both Texans and H.E.B. is only a Texas-based grocery store. Maybe that's why. :thumbup

Ah, yes :D That has to be it!
Did you know that the owner of Herman E. Butt grocery stores spends most of his time in the Hamptons in New York? :thumbdown
I think I would have gotten along much better with the original owner, way back when the first store was little more than one room selling "Dry Goods". :)

Texas Redneck
Monday, March 22nd, 2010, 07:23 PM
I think I would have gotten along much better with the original owner, way back when the first store was little more than one room selling "Dry Goods". :)
Wasn't the first H.E.B. based out of Kerrville?

Grimsteinr
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 01:06 PM
My favorite beer is Shiner. :thumbup

I've drank a lot of Shiner Bock, over the years, all the way up here in Indiana.
Mostly when I was traveling through the Southwest. It's not my Favorite, but one of them.
It's a good, mild, dark American Beer. Not as hoppy & bitter as my home-brewed Bock. But I like it. I'll drink it when I find it.

Angus
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010, 08:09 PM
just tried a La Fin du Monde.

I usually dont care for French beers or even French Canadian beers, but this one was unusually good.

http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/la_fin_du_monde-400-400.jpg
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/22/34

Devin De Blois
Monday, March 29th, 2010, 01:40 AM
It's not that I can't handle ale, I just think it tastes awful. I'd rather drink Beefeater straight than most ales. Samuel Adams is hands down one of the worst alcoholic beverages I've ever tasted, but it's a lager beer I think. It has nothing to do with being a snob and turning my nose up to an ale simply because it's an ale and everything to do with how it tastes. No offense intended to those who like ales. ;)


=Thorfinnsson;999210]I don't know if I'd entirely agree with that. Some beers are simply bad and therefore I avoid drinking them. A good example is Red Oval, which is sold through Trader Joe's. It is a pale adjunct lager, but rather than tasting like Miller or Bud it tastes like soda water with an aftertaste of...dirt. :thumbdown

But what I am opposed to is style discrimination. Some wannabe beer snobs say they won't drink American beers, or rather they won't drink beers from American macrobreweries. Others say they won't drink lager. On the reverse end there are a lot of people who aren't serious beer drinkers who can't handle ale, to say the least of the current trend in imperialized beers.

I on the other hand like every style. Pale adjunct lagers like MGD or Budweiser are great out of ice cold bottles when you've worked up a sweat, and a rich barley wine is wonderful to sip away at next to a roaring fire. The kind of beer you drink shouldn't just be a matter of style adherence, but the time of day, the season, your geographic location (which dictates local brewing styles), what you're eating, the temperature, and of course your gut feeling--your gut, once trained, isn't often wrong. ;)

Animatronic
Monday, March 29th, 2010, 01:14 PM
http://www.corrupt.org/drupal/files/images/krombacher.jpg
http://blog.trnd.com/bilder/trnd/bier1.jpg
http://www.edespar.it/de/img/faxe.jpg
http://www.bierranking.de/images/bier/germania_edel_pils.jpg

So thirsty now. :(

frippardthree
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, 06:52 AM
Heinekins!:thumbup

Irby
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010, 10:55 AM
you can't beat a bit of black magic!

Patrioten
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 06:41 PM
http://i.pbase.com/o4/54/639954/1/61449881.BP020680FEC120Z20606031840.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Flasche_Jever.jpg

http://ekool.se/Bilder/Riedenburger-Pils.jpg

All great German beers.

german islander
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 06:46 PM
prestige Haitian beer, and when im in the usa i like sam adams from boston

Erbe
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Warsteiner

Hasseröder

and Leikeim

sometimes Wernesgrüner

what i don't like is Oettinger

Germaan
Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 08:55 PM
In summer: Windhoek Lager, Light or Draught - German beer from Namibia. Sometimes Hansa Pilsner but no other South African beers from SABMiller.
In winter: Urbock, Guiness or Castle Milkstout(SABMiller).

Gardisten
Thursday, May 20th, 2010, 05:48 PM
German import beers are not that numerable or that great, Schneider Weiss & Aventinus being among the more tolerable. Non-German: Guinness & Rickard's Red are good.

velvet
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, 06:48 PM
Carlsberg Brewery of course :D

http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/00443/Carlsberg_443346a.jpg

Carlsberg also produces Tuborg, which I prefer actually :thumbup

Cygnus
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 12:53 AM
I live in the northwest US, which is said by some to be the greatest beer region in the world, surpassing central Europe even. I'm not sure if that's true, but I've been to many breweries and I have my favorites.

North Coast Old Rasputin (nitro) Stout (from CA actually)
Deschutes Black Butte
Laughing Buddha Pandan Brown (tragically discontinued for all time)
most Elysian brews
Iron Horse Mocha Death

starprincess
Monday, June 28th, 2010, 02:33 PM
A friend of mine tried it and he said it had a slight coffee smell and actually looks like coffee when you pour it up!
Sadly, he said this was not a very good beer.

(I cant explain why, but it is strange to see another member of this forum mention H.E.B. :D)

That was my first job! LOL and where I met my husband... well he didn't work there, but he would always find excuses to come by and see me ;)

Elessar
Friday, July 9th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Stella Artois of course ;)

starprincess
Monday, July 12th, 2010, 05:18 AM
I don't really drink that often... if I do, its a mixed type or a smirnoff...

The only beer I would say is my favorite would be a nice cold Bud Light, but I really have to be in the mood for it or it has to go nicely with a dinner of choice.

But I rarely drink anyway. Don't get me wrong I have had my fair share of drinking with friends, but it was solely out of the social aspect of it. I certainly do not need alcohol to have a good time.

:)

Deifr
Monday, July 12th, 2010, 06:28 AM
Bombardier and Double Maxim.:)

Stefan
Thursday, November 11th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Paulaner Salvator.
Great beer!!!

:thumbsup

Wolfia
Thursday, November 18th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Trumer Weizen and Trumer Märzen forever:thumbup

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 05:11 AM
The only beer i truly love is whatever I am bottling after the fermentation process.

Brewing is cheaper & better. Try 17-21% alcohol beer :thumbsup

Strijdraaf
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 09:50 AM
Windhoek Lager, Mitchells Foresters Draught, Paulaner Weißbier, Erdinger Dunkel, and Guinness of course. :thumbup

Bittereinder
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 01:07 PM
Erdinger Weissbräu
http://beerandmicrobrews.com/erdinger1.jpg

Wychaert
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 01:19 PM
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx25/theSv666/grolsch.jpg

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx25/theSv666/hertogjan.jpg:thumbup

Heineken?:thumbdown

King Sitric
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 02:58 PM
Guinness!

Bernhard
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 05:26 PM
Heineken?:thumbdown

Indeed, I really don't understand why Heineken is such a popular Dutch beer all across the globe.

Thorwolf
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 05:32 PM
Absolutely Guiness, no other beer crosses my lips these days.

RobertColumbia
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 03:31 AM
I don't know if I'd entirely agree with that. Some beers are simply bad and therefore I avoid drinking them. A good example is Red Oval, which is sold through Trader Joe's. It is a pale adjunct lager, but rather than tasting like Miller or Bud it tastes like soda water with an aftertaste of...dirt. :thumbdown

But what I am opposed to is style discrimination. Some wannabe beer snobs say they won't drink American beers, or rather they won't drink beers from American macrobreweries. Others say they won't drink lager. On the reverse end there are a lot of people who aren't serious beer drinkers who can't handle ale, to say the least of the current trend in imperialized beers.

I on the other hand like every style. Pale adjunct lagers like MGD or Budweiser are great out of ice cold bottles when you've worked up a sweat, and a rich barley wine is wonderful to sip away at next to a roaring fire. The kind of beer you drink shouldn't just be a matter of style adherence, but the time of day, the season, your geographic location (which dictates local brewing styles), what you're eating, the temperature, and of course your gut feeling--your gut, once trained, isn't often wrong. ;)

I've come to appreciate American Budweiser. It's relatively bland on flavor, and good when you want something simple or quick. It's not trash, but isn't really filling and I don't think it goes well on an empty stomach.

In terms of lagers, Yuengling from Pennsylvania is nice overall if you can get it. I do believe that it is not generally available outside the Mid-Atlantic regions. It's sold as far south as Virginia.

I'm a big ale fan, and love pale ale. Other than pale ale, Newcastle and Guinness are great.

RobertColumbia
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 03:37 AM
Indeed, I really don't understand why Heineken is such a popular Dutch beer all across the globe.

Heineken in the US tastes like Bud. I can't find any reason to pay more to drink an imported version of something that I can pay less for and support American jobs (Yes, I know AB is no longer American owned).

Cuthbeorht
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, 08:50 PM
Samuel Adams Oktoberfest is my favorite American beer for sure. Smithwicks and Guinness are my favorite Irish beers. Before I decide my favorite beer of all-time though I'd like to travel all across Northern Europe so I can broaden my horizons and sample some real beer. The best beer I've had so far is a lager that one of my best friend's dad brews. It's got a very high alcohol percentage ;) and tastes amazing. Only took about four to get moderately drunk, but it was a perfect buzz. Ever since having his beer I haven't been able to enjoy the watered down American light beers or even most weak lagers in general.

Schubert
Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 07:21 AM
Absolutely Guiness, no other beer crosses my lips these days.

Guinness Extra Stout is fantastic, but my go-to beer is Sierra Nevada Stout, Porter, or Pale Ale (or the Celebration in the winter). American microbrew can be great, and I wish more foreigners would drink it to realize that we CAN make beer just as well as anyone else. Fat Tire is the best Belgium-style brew I've ever tasted and that stuff's brewed right in Colorado.

Caledonian
Thursday, March 17th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Heineken, Miller High Life, Pabst, and Bud pretty much does it for me.

Carolus
Friday, March 25th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I really like Pilsner Urquell, but also swedish beer such as Mariestads and Nils Oscar.

Gerulf
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, 10:43 PM
Some of my favorites:

Spaten Optimator
http://media.independentmail.com/media/img/photos/2009/07/08/spatenoptimator_t160.jpg

Warsteiner Premium Dunkel
http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/5311.jpg

Samuel Adams Winter Lager
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2008_12_16-WinterLager.jpg

Neophyte
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, 11:23 PM
I have recently got hooked on London Porter. Tasty stuff. :)

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=107762&stc=1&d=1301869366

Patrioten
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, 11:26 PM
I have recently got hooked on London Porter. Tasty stuff. :)Agreed, and it's really the perfect mealtime beer, so satisfying and goes well with just about anything with its roasted notes and balanced hop bitterness.

Neophyte
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, 11:45 PM
Agreed, and it's really the perfect mealtime beer, so satisfying and goes well with just about anything with its roasted notes and balanced hop bitterness.

True, but I cannot really see it go down that well with fish or chicken. A nice roast or a beef stew however... :)

blackoak
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 12:06 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3457629700_75e481116b.jpgin is

Old Rasputin is an all time favorite.:thumbup

Sometimes though, I do feel like....

http://hiphipgingin.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/skullsplitter-ale.jpg

The name is what attracts me.;)

Sigurd
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 01:42 AM
True, but I cannot really see it go down that well with fish or chicken. A nice roast or a beef stew however... :)

If we're to believe certain banned IKEA commercials, then the only thing to go with fish is good old moonshine anyway. :D

Patrioten
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 01:57 AM
If we're to believe certain banned IKEA commercials, then the only thing to go with fish is good old moonshine anyway. :DThe sublime ways in which the subtle nuances of chilled akvavit works together with the flavors of pickled herring shouldn't be underestimated :P.

OneEye
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 02:12 AM
If we're to believe certain banned IKEA commercials, then the only thing to go with fish is good old moonshine anyway. :D

There is moonshine outside of america? I thought it was strictly an american thing (we make the best and strongest though :D)

TXRog
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 04:05 AM
Being a dedicated beer drinker from way back when (although wanting to cut back), my favorite beer is Shiner Bock, brewed in my home state of Texas at the Spoetzl Brewery in the little German town called Shiner.
Beck's Dark is a close second (German beers are all good) followed by Groelsch then Guinness.
So there you have it.

Wychaert
Monday, April 4th, 2011, 07:43 AM
http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx25/theSv666/grolsch.jpg

http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx25/theSv666/hertogjan.jpg:thumbup

Heineken?:thumbdown

^
Those two are my favorites.
But I have to say That I like Belgium, German(pinkus:D) and British beers aswel.:thumbup

Still dont like Heineken...

OneEye
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 02:58 AM
I love all beers, I am not picky; but overall, I prefer my homebrew over the consumer beers at the store. Heck, for $30 of ingredients, you can have 5 gallons of beer of your choosing, and the alcohol content is all based on the type of brew and how long you ferment it. 3 months of fermenting with certain brews will achieve 11-17% alcohol :D , and by doing it yourself, YOU ARE THE QUALITY CONTROL. :thumbsup

Finally, if you have multiple brews going at the same time, you have a constant flow of beer.

As for anyone who wants to start brewing, get the 5 gallon plastic bucket kit. Learn on it, because your first few brews WILL be horrible, and when your comfortable and confident in your brewing, get the glass jug/carboy kit so you can watch the magical progression! :thumbup

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=107775&d=1301968682
^ Basic plastic bucket brew kit

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=107776&d=1301968682
^ Glass jug/carboy brew kit

Schwanengesang
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Paulaner and Guinness :D

Plantagenet
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 03:47 AM
I am not much of a beer drinker, or a drinker in general for that matter, but when I do drink I prefer to drink Heineken when it comes to commercial brands. Recently I tried two beers that are not so popular that I quite enjoyed. Old Rasputin and Pliny the Elder--

http://beerbygarth.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/old-rasputin-russian-imperial-stout.jpg

http://hedonia.seantimberlake.com/.a/6a00d8341ce11353ef0112796f8b3428a4-500wi

I'd recommended them to anyone who enjoys beer.

Elessar
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 04:19 AM
http://beerbygarth.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/old-rasputin-russian-imperial-stout.jpg
Tired this number, a bit too stout for my tastes. Full-bodied would be an understatement.
Excellent design and name though.

I recently tried one Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

http://wisconsincheesetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Pale-Ale-Sierra-Nevada-225x300.jpg

Skunky and aromatic like stuffing your nose into a jar of Cannabis. Just how I enjoy my beers :D
Reminds me of a more stout Stella Artois

TXRog
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 04:24 AM
I love all beers, I am not picky; but overall, I prefer my homebrew over the consumer beers at the store. Heck, for $30 of ingredients, you can have 5 gallons of beer of your choosing, and the alcohol content is all based on the type of brew and how long you ferment it. 3 months of fermenting with certain brews will achieve 11-17% alcohol :D , and by doing it yourself, YOU ARE THE QUALITY CONTROL. :thumbsup

Finally, if you have multiple brews going at the same time, you have a constant flow of beer.

As for anyone who wants to start brewing, get the 5 gallon plastic bucket kit. Learn on it, because your first few brews WILL be horrible, and when your comfortable and confident in your brewing, get the glass jug/carboy kit so you can watch the magical progression! :thumbup

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=107775&d=1301968682
^ Basic plastic bucket brew kit

http://forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=107776&d=1301968682
^ Glass jug/carboy brew kit

I might like to sample your beer next time you make a batch OneEye.

OneEye
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 05:08 AM
Tired this number, a bit too stout for my tastes. Full-bodied would be an understatement.
Excellent design and name though.

I recently tried one Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

http://wisconsincheesetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Pale-Ale-Sierra-Nevada-225x300.jpg

Skunky and aromatic like stuffing your nose into a jar of Cannabis. Just how I enjoy my beers :D
Reminds me of a more stout Stella Artois

Any of the sierra neveda beers are pretty good, I highly recommend all of them! :thumbup


Skunky and aromatic like stuffing your nose into a jar of Cannabis. Just how I enjoy my beers :D

When or if you start brewing, you will see the hops scent, taste and brewed aromas are far from cannabis.




I might like to sample your beer next time you make a batch OneEye.

When I get out to texas, I will be brewing alot more than what I am now. It is kind of difficult with 4 animals and family running around the house to keep my batch safe, clean and secure, and also have consistent batches going.


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


For the few that like darker, heavier and stronger beers. Go with 'Stone Brewery,' they make some potent, thick type of beers that will do you in regardless of your tolerance.

http://www.stonebrew.com/

I havent been able to find it many places but their 'Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout' is a REAL butt-kicker for the amateur tounge/palate.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jLfUyEuMrHk/TMTPlPWU3LI/AAAAAAAAC_I/BCBeSTsSkcQ/s1600/Stone+12th+Anniversary.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2705361683_0dc26d2ef3.jpg?v=0

Runes of Odin
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 05:10 PM
My favorite domestic beer would be Bud Light and my favorite import is Spaten.

Dunkelchen
Friday, April 8th, 2011, 03:47 PM
My favourite beer brand has to be Emerson's. Absolutely brilliant. For all the beers I've had from Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, the US and Australia, this little local brewery from down south in Dunedin, New Zealand is absolutely the most consistent in producing amazing beers across all varieties every year.
Sure, each individual beer may not be the very best of its type, but they're up there, and they excel in so many different sorts. To anyone who can get Emerson's, I wholeheartedly recommend it. And if it makes them any more attractive, the brewer is deaf and I know people who know the head brewer personally! Bookbinder Ale may be my favourite, though the Pilsner is almost equal and every season they have out something tantalising and new.
http://photos.freepantsonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=3341&g2_serialNumber=2

We have Speight's down here as well. The beer is average, but the "Southern Man" advertising campaign is influential!

http://www.schnappsbarruapehu.com/images/speights-packhorse.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oYWWBxuA2MU/TNDRTEARRQI/AAAAAAAAjng/_7CmgoW43uI/s1600/Speights+Southen+Man+p87.jpg



I must admit, there are some great breweries around here in Perth too, even if it is Australia.

Valkar
Saturday, May 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
My favourite beer is Bock beer, because it is very authentic, and it has a good taste ;)

BritishLad
Saturday, May 21st, 2011, 11:16 PM
I don't drink beer TBH, I drink Old English Cider.

Neophyte
Saturday, May 21st, 2011, 11:26 PM
I don't drink beer TBH, I drink Old English Cider.

When I was younger I was not very fond of beer either. But you will grow up too. :)

Patrioten
Saturday, May 21st, 2011, 11:27 PM
http://www.systembolaget.se/ImageVaultFiles/id_11818/cf_399/403058.jpg

This is a really excellent beer that gets overlooked here, basically the only time it's used is as an ingredient for porter roast. This is a shame since it really has a great taste, and being pretty much the only surviving porter brand in Sweden up until the micro brewery revival.

Silent_Saxon
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011, 09:59 PM
I really like Newcastle myself.

Thorolf
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM
I havn't gotten a chance to try to many beers yet. Me and my group of friends still have a few months to a year before we are of legal age to buy, so its not usually beer that we end up with.

From the beers I've tried I liked Hoegaarden and I liked Guinness extra stout. The other beers I've had were big name American brands and bad.


I don't drink beer TBH, I drink Old English Cider.

I also prefer cider.

Rocky v
Thursday, May 26th, 2011, 04:21 AM
I tried Mission St. Brown Ale and Heffeweizen. 1 pint 6 ounces for $1.99 and they were very good. It is a Trader Joe's grocery store brand. Trader Joe was founded by Theo Albrecht and according to professor wikipedia they have stores in 27 states ;).

Angus
Thursday, May 26th, 2011, 04:35 AM
http://x78.xanga.com/b48f5a0409430260860922/z207816911.jpg

This is one of my favorites from Belhaven.

Its an enjoyable beer, its not too heavy on the alc. % that you'll be feeling it within minutes, but its enough to remind you its there along with the flavor. its one of the better beers i've had. Its very flavorful and is perfect when you're like me, you dont like much of a head, thats less beer to be drunk ;)

Blackened_Might
Sunday, May 29th, 2011, 11:18 AM
http://www.guinnesswebstore.com/zoomsedp/p32985z1.jpg

http://www.fearlesscritic.com/beer/images/m/st-pauli-girl.jpg

BritishLad
Friday, June 10th, 2011, 09:39 PM
I also prefer cider.

What brand do you like?

I like Woodpecker, not too bitter! Nice and sweet, like alcholic apple juice!




http://www.pattaya-discover.com/images/woodpecker-cider-bottle.jpg

Of course, you can't beat Olde English! Getting the English hammered since the middle ages! (though I've never been drunk) :D

Feverfew
Friday, June 10th, 2011, 09:52 PM
I don't drink very much. But in the summer I like a half of Aspall's cyder.
It's crisp and refreshing. :)

http://www.pierhead.uk.com/images/aspallspremiumcru.jpg


In the winter I'm partial to an occasional glass of Bailey's Irish Cream.


http://www.vuonqua.com/catalog/baileys.jpg


And of course a glass of mead goes down a treat.

Thorwald
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Ok, now this is a topic I can appreciate! :)

My baseline beer is Yuengling, brewed here in Pennsylvania. It's a decent lager and widely available in restaurants and bars. By no means the best beer, but not bad.

If Yuengling is not available I have been known to drink Blue Moon, with a twist of orange.

My next step up would be Sam Adams. The seasonal beers are pretty good, but I also like the Boston Ale.

I like various Outmeal Stouts and IPAs, but they are harder to find around here on tap.

Finally, the quintessential beer for me is Guinness. Guinness is the gift of the Irish to mankind. It's pretty hard to find on tap in these parts, too highbrow for the local rednecks, I guess.

OneWolf
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 03:56 AM
If Yuengling is not available I have been known to drink Blue Moon, with a twist of orange.


Buddy,Blue Moon is one of the best tasting Beers I have ever had!:thumbup
My Cousin brought me down some from Colorado a few years back and I drink
that stuff whenever I can!

Ingvaeonic
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 04:40 AM
http://www.gilbertsmithug.com/userimages/victoria%20bitter.jpg

Not a bad drop. I liked it when I used to drink a lot of beer.

And I used to drink copious amounts of this stuff:

http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/ebay/images/2010/140492279471.jpg

And if you like dark rum, this is an excellent drop:
http://www.badgerwest.com/images/CruzanBlackStrapRumLTR.jpg

Goomer
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 05:00 AM
I love beer.

German/Dutch beers are my favorite non domestics. However, in the advent of microbrews, I live in a rich microbrew environment.....and therefore cannot really pick.

The cheapo American beers are disgusting, however.

Thorwald
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 11:45 AM
The cheapo American beers are disgusting, however.

Absolutely! Swill not fit for the name beer.

Lady Vengeance
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Just HOW did I miss this topic before? :D

I love drinking beer, especially now that it's summer. Just reading this thread made me thirsty! I have to say my overall favorites are...

An awesome Dutch beer, always liked it:

http://www.300guitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/grolsch2tin.jpg

A summery Chinese beer, has a really nice fresh taste:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NzlCMRZ3Zfo/Siv6ru_KSQI/AAAAAAAAC74/w7A0J-MQqG4/tiger%20new%20design_thumb%5B1%5D.jpg



Absolutely! Swill not fit for the name beer.
Hahaha, I heard this one lame joke a few days ago:

"What's the difference between sex in a canoe and American beer?"
"It's fucking close to water."

Lame, I know...:D

The Aesthete
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 03:09 PM
A good beer joke an Irishman told me while visiting here:

A huge conference of beer brewers is held in Australia. It comes to the end of the day, and the presidents of all the beer companies decide to have a drink in a pub.
The president of Fosters orders a ‘Fosters’, the president of Budweiser orders a ‘Bud’, the president of Lion Nathan orders a Tooheys Extra Dry, and the list goes on.
Then the waitress asks Arthur Guinness what he wants to drink, and much to everybody’s amazement, Mr. Guinness orders a Coke!
“Why don’t you order a Guinness?” his colleagues ask.
“Nah. If you guys won’t drink beer, then neither will I.”

Seriously Aussie beer is the best!!

http://www.geocities.ws/kartanoman/footy/images/phogan_fosters.jpg

Alfadur
Monday, June 27th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Hahaha, I heard this one lame joke a few days ago:

"What's the difference between sex in a canoe and American beer?"
"It's fucking close to water."


This is so true. Especially about Budweiser and other watery swill the Americans have the arrogance to call ''beer''.

German weissbier is my favorite, I think. Swedish beer is not bad either.

Patrioten
Monday, June 27th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Swedish beer is not bad either.Agreed. I think we have some pretty decent lagers overall. Spendrups have a nice line up, Carlsberg isn't bad either, and Åbro have nice lagers overall. There's no real comparison with American beers like Budweiser or Miller in my opinion. You get the malt, you get the hops, and I seldom feel as though it is lacking in taste.

catywampusness
Monday, June 27th, 2011, 08:03 PM
I'm a sucker for a stout or a porter, though in my area we have Blue Moon Belgian White - A wheat ale.

Not fond of IPA's at all though.

Eppillus
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Spaten - Good taste, Heavy, Available in America, Brewed in Germany.
Shocktop - Good orange taste, light and good for those into pilzners, Brewed in St. Louis Missouri.
Boont Valley Amber Ale - Great heavy beer, strong, brewed in Anderson Valley California (Very close to where I live)

Hamrammr
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Mitchell's 90 Shilling Ale

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4791715392_26058571f5.jpg

This is from a micro brewery in Knysna, this is my preferred drink when I can get hold of it. Over here we are not really spoiled with choice when it comes to beer, I despise the local commercial brands and micro breweries are scarce. The rest is as follow:

http://tipples.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/kilkenny-refreshing-red-ale.jpg

http://gigfy.com/GreatGuinness.jpg

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090820160155/uncyclopedia/images/2/25/Pilsner_urquell_beer.jpg

http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/gallery/files/2/6/0/8/grolsch.jpg

http://hispanic-marketing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/stellaartois.jpg

Thorwald
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Just had Becks, imported from Bremen, Germany. Not bad at all.

Gardisten
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 08:08 AM
http://www.bravo.garysbeerlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Rickards-White-2.jpg

twiggie
Sunday, November 6th, 2011, 07:53 PM
My go to beer is almost always Yuengling when I'm at the pub or at home. If I want a treat I'll have some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale when I'm in the mood for something hoppy or Hoegaarden for something light. I also really enjoy Chimay Grande Reserve.
I make beer sometimes and the best I've ever made is a Kölsch style.

Permafrost
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I'm totally in love with this beer, it's called Fischer Amber Reserve (it's not the classical blond Fischer beer) :

http://www.guidedesbieres.com/photos/224-fischer-kriek-bouteille-et-verre.jpg

http://www.guidedesbieres.com/photos/224-fischer-kriek-logo.jpg

There's great aromas of orange and spices in it, it actually tastes like Christmas beers that we're used to drink in the Christmas period in Alsace, but one can drink it at anytime :P
I really highly recommend it to you if you can find it, I think it's around 2,60€ for 75cl.

Oh I also found the Grolsch beers very valuable for the money when I went to the Netherlands (it was the first time I could try it). IMO it's the best "cheap beer" I know !

Onbaernan
Friday, February 17th, 2012, 09:29 PM
My favourite is probably Duvel, Kronenbourg would be my more affordable option. There's a small local brewery near me which does some nice ones too, I love the smell you occasionally get from it place.

http://www.beerreviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/duvel.jpg

reenreen
Friday, April 20th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Amerikan beer tastes like piss. I don't really care for beer, but if i am to drink some i like Newcastle, Guinness, Hoegaarden, or if i can find some cool imported beer i always like to see what kind German or Scandinavian beer they have and i like those:thumbup

renownedwolf
Friday, April 20th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Wychwood do some stonking beers, Hobgoblin being my fave.

Sign the beer duty E-petition.

http://www.wychwood.co.uk/enter

Elessar
Friday, April 20th, 2012, 08:44 PM
Amerikan beer tastes like piss.

Not all.
Albeit somewhat generic, Samuel Adams makes some fine beers. Their seasonal brews are always good :nod
http://blogs.citypages.com/food/sam%20adams.jpg
Just stay away from the generic lights and go for more microbreweries and you'll find something you'll like

Elfriede
Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 07:09 PM
Favorite beer? Where do I start? :P

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/uerigealt1.jpg

Uerige

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/20110726-081321.jpg

Terrapin Hopsecutioner

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/delirium_nocturnum_beer.jpg

Delirium Nocturnum

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/420.jpg

Sweetwater 420

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/220px-HobgoblinBeer.jpg

Hobgoblin

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/6a00d83542d51e69e2011570b19fd8970c-500wi.jpg

Franziskaner

hdcn
Friday, April 27th, 2012, 08:14 PM
I just buy PBR :shrug

http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/and-not-a-single-bother.jpg

Elessar
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Odell Brewing, Ft. Collins Colorado.
http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/vl/beer-odell-brewing-lg.jpg

svartleby
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 03:47 AM
http://www.skullkickers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/SkullSplitterBeer.jpghttp://www.aatiffany.com/images/Lobster%20Lovers%20Beer.jpghttp://www.thecrown-andcushion.co.uk/communities/3/004/008/357/843/images/4538328543.gifhttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/_MSG2zXakRDg/TEWYdr6aMbI/AAAAAAAABkA/-rBYI3QNrQo/s1600/IMG_3416.jpghttp://badpancreas.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/twohearted.jpg?w=640

Angus
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 05:53 AM
http://www.skullkickers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/SkullSplitterBeer.jpg

Skull Splitter has been my favorite beer for years now. The beer is named after Thorfinn 'Hausakluif' Einarsson, the seventh Viking Earl of Orkney (947-977). Who was nicknamed Skullsplitter. It remains true to it's name, as it's a more potent beer with almost 9.5% alc. So it's not a beer for you light weights out there. :P The only thing I don't care for is the newer bottle, the older one is much better in my opinion.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a2/SkullSplitterLabel.jpg/220px-SkullSplitterLabel.jpg



Another one of my favorites: Samuel Smith's.
http://beersandears.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IMG_9868-480x721.jpg

Gray
Thursday, June 14th, 2012, 02:17 AM
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