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#41 Ivanhoe

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 1657 PM

I don't believe in a best, as variety is the spice of life. One can come up with a top 20 or whatever, but even the beer you think is #1 would get stale if you were stuck with no other for a couple of years.

That said, of the beers I've drunk so far, on my list I'd put St. Pauli Girl dark, Warsteiner, Samuel Smith's Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada porter, and a local microbrew from the Weeping Radish (can't recall the name, it was a seasonal that involved dropping a heated stone into the beer to partially caramelize it).
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 0325 AM

You are right in that. When I was 20, I didn't like beer. Now that I'm almost 40, I love beer. Tastes change.
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 0627 AM

Best depends on category.....

Heavy dark beer - Aventinus doppelbock
unfiltered wheat - Franziskaner heffe vissen closely followed by Pyramid wheat (it's way less costly)
nice powerful beer US made - Fritz Maytag Anchor Steam
Local Beer - St Arnold wheat

When I'm messin' with the women folk - Bud light, Miller lite, Coors light, white wine spritzer
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 1427 PM

Best depends on category.....


Yeah: free and cold, or not.
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Posted 22 July 2007 - 1542 PM

Yeah: free and cold, or not.


Have you by any chance been to Serbia or had the opertunity to drink with a Serb yet?

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 1224 PM

Have you by any chance been to Serbia or had the opertunity to drink with a Serb yet?


I've been lucky enough to drink with Serbs, but never been to Serbia unfortunately.
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 0244 AM

but never been to Serbia unfortunately.

Something that should rectified in the future, my good man. I do believe you’d appreciate the local mentality, and would make an admirable good will ambassador. Your attitude does you credit. ;)
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Posted 05 October 2007 - 1936 PM

Something that should rectified in the future, my good man. I do believe you’d appreciate the local mentality, and would make an admirable good will ambassador. Your attitude does you credit. ;)


I had some truly marvelous Draft Weihenstephan Oktoberfest beer last weekend at an upscale watering hole. If I had the coinage, I'd love to bring home a half barrel of the stuff and keep it in the cellar. Good stuff!
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 0405 AM

I'm still a big fan of Winklerbraeu Lengenfeld's Kupfer Spezial. My local Netto finally agreed to carry it, and save me 25 km of driving to get it from the source. My first rack was delightful. Looking forward to my second.

Kupfer Spezial is a dark, extremely smooth beer. Really don't have a bad thing to say about it, though sometime I like a hoppier beer, and get a Helles, instead.

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#50 Marek Tucan

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 0431 AM

Not a beer person, so far found only two beers I did like, both from the same producer. Name's Bernard, dunno if it goes abroad, prolly not much. The beerts aren't pasteurised so have shorter shelf life but are excellent with barbecue :) Other than that, I don't drink too much, and if I do I prefer wine from Moravia.
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 1810 PM

You are right in that. When I was 20, I didn't like beer. Now that I'm almost 40, I love beer. Tastes change.

So I seem to recall. We did put away quite a few once...and they were good beers (but what kind, damned if I know).
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 0654 AM

I could not stand beer until fairly recently myself (29), only exeption was an occasional Urquell or Corona and even then it wasn`t always easy to get it down. For some reason it changed short time ago and now it isn`t a problem anymore, although i prefer to drink something else before starting beer (like cider or drinks). My favorites are Kronenburg 1664, various "bier blanche" and Urquell.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 1147 AM

My clear favorite so far is St. Peter's Cream Stout, which beats the crap out of Guinness IMHO.

But on the other hand, no alcoholic drink beats Koskenkorva mixed with cold cranberry juice, and that's a fact. ;)
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Posted 22 October 2007 - 1906 PM

Best:
Can't get enough
of that wonderful Duff!


Worst:
What they dring in Shelbyville ... yes: Fudd
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 1734 PM

Best:
Can't get enough
of that wonderful Duff!


Worst:
What they dring in Shelbyville ... yes: Fudd


I thought they stopped making that after all those hillbillies went blind!. :o
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 1736 PM

I thought they stopped making that after all those hillbillies went blind!. :o


I just finished a bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that was fantastic and went really well with the home made beef stew that I had cooked earlier.
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Posted 23 October 2007 - 2109 PM

Try also Full Sail Ale. Very nice, very tasty, very subversive.

At the moment I'm drinking something very tasty, which calls itself 211 Steel Reserve. It's also subversive, with a proof of around 16.


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Posted 28 October 2007 - 1726 PM

One of the worst: 'Spaten'

easy to remember as it has a picture of a spade on the bottle which reminds you it tastes like dirt!

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 1731 PM

Bass is good.

Worst- probably Stella, the Egyptian non-export version. Yuck.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 1731 PM

One of the worst: 'Spaten'

easy to remember as it has a picture of a spade on the bottle which reminds you it tastes like dirt!

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Philistine. Spaten is yummy!
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