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2007/01/26 18:25:10 (permalink)

Your Favorite beer and why!

I have recently fallen in love with Samual Adams Boston Lager! What an aromatic and heady beer. It has a fullness and mouth feel like no other beer I've had. So.... whats your favorite and why?
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 18:31:56 (permalink)
    SHINER BOCH. I like it better than other beers I have consummed over the years.
    Three weeks from now we will be in Central Texas. We will visit the source of this fine beer, and --over the weekend-- probably consume quite a bit of it.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 18:52:16 (permalink)
    Slightly chilled Because I like it better than warm.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 19:31:36 (permalink)
    Anything kind that has alcohol in it but Perfer Rolling Rock
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 19:34:06 (permalink)
    I like Harpoon IPA 'round these parts as well as Guinness and Bass (Black and Tan) and Yuengling when I can get it.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 19:34:48 (permalink)
    Boyardee65, I'm with you. I can still recall the first time I tried Sam Adams Boston Lager...about 5 years ago in a local Mexican restaurant. I took a sip, looked up at my wife, and said "Wow! What is this stuff? It's delicious!" I took another long pull on the beer and knew I had found "my" beer. Wonderful full flavor--either alone or with food. The antithesis of the usual American lager...foamy water.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 19:41:30 (permalink)

    Yes, I'll agree as well! It fits the bill for people on a budget. Just the right amount of a slightly bitter, hoppy taste. I guess that's why they win awards in their class so many times.


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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 19:57:47 (permalink)
    Stone IPA when I can get it. Sierra Nevada is my day to day beer. A couple of the local Brew Pubs here in Phoenix also do a nice sud.

    Occasionally I'll grab an ice-cold Dos Equis or Pacifico when it is 110 degrees outside....


    The last tail-gate party for ASU football I was at there was a keg covered up with a blanket to keep it cold. I asked my buddy what kind of beer it was....his answer cracked me up:

    "My favorite....FREE!"
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 20:01:21 (permalink)
    Day to day beer here is Busch.. Reason being is it's price and my budget.
    But for a premium beer, Bass, any weizen brew or a blonde from a microbrewery.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/26 22:35:29 (permalink)
    Here is what I drink on a regular basis depending on how I feel.

    Guinness (on tap)
    Summit Pale Ale (brewed in St. Paul, MN) (on tap or bottle)
    Schell's Pilsner (New Ulm, MN) (mostly bottle)
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale (mostly bottle)
    Leinenkugle's Original Lager (When I need beer in a can for the pontoon boat)

    and

    three years ago I discovered Boddington's Pub Ale in Dolgellau, Wales and am a happy camper now that the two closest Irish Pubs to my house serve it on tap as well as the Local Irish Pub in downtown Minneapolis across from where I work. It is a light ale with the same creamy texture and head as Guinness and I love it. You can also buy it in those pint cans like Guinness for home consumption.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 00:47:36 (permalink)
    here's a good one.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 02:23:06 (permalink)
    I like Kalik (Beer of the Bahamas) and Corona, both in their "light" versions and with a lime wedge. They both have very distinctive tastes that appeal to me; kind of "light bites" to both of them. I don't care much for darker beers, but there is a beer called "Blackened Voodoo" that I enjoy.
    Alas, the Kalik is not available in Kentucky

    Andrea
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 04:47:38 (permalink)
    Newcastle Brown Ale is always the first choice, but Sam Adams is what I order with food in a restaurant.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 05:47:20 (permalink)
    I am a Sam lover as well, and Sam Lite is not half bad either. I do prefer draft beer to bottled so I tend to try the local brew when we eat out. There is a nice Pemaquid Ale in Maine I enjoy.

    I tried a bumch of beer in Scotland, I have the names written down somewhere... but my daughter likes Tennetts (sp?), and I liked the Stella

    Cheers

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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 07:03:35 (permalink)
    I like Yuengling lager, preferably on tap but a bottle will do.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 08:13:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Davydd

    Here is what I drink on a regular basis depending on how I feel.

    Guinness (on tap)
    Summit Pale Ale (brewed in St. Paul, MN) (on tap or bottle)
    Schell's Pilsner (New Ulm, MN) (mostly bottle)
    Bell's Two Hearted Ale (mostly bottle)
    Leinenkugle's Original Lager (When I need beer in a can for the pontoon boat)

    and

    three years ago I discovered Boddington's Pub Ale in Dolgellau, Wales and am a happy camper now that the two closest Irish Pubs to my house serve it on tap as well as the Local Irish Pub in downtown Minneapolis across from where I work. It is a light ale with the same creamy texture and head as Guinness and I love it. You can also buy it in those pint cans like Guinness for home consumption.


    I concur on the Boddington's. Whenever I see it at a pub it is what I order. Excellent taste you have, sir!
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 08:58:20 (permalink)
    My answer - the cold one in my hand.

    Well, that's not entirely true, as I'm not fond of basic domestic beers (Bud, Miller, Coors, etc.).

    I always loved Sam Adams, and the Sammy Light is pretty good too. I love most IPA's, and Harpoon makes a great one. Sometimes I like a nice Blueberry Ale, with fresh blueberries tossed in.

    If I'm at the Mexican place, I'll get a Corona Light. If I'm at the Irish Pub, I'll get a Smithwick's if they have it, or a Guinness (or Black & Tan). We went to Ireland 4 years ago on our honeymoon and I fell in love w/ Smithwick's. Very happpy to see that it is available here in the U.S.

    Unfortunately, we can't get Shiner Bock up here in Boston. I've had that a few times and loved it.

    Damn, it's only 9am. I gotta wait another hour before I can have a beer??

    John
    (just kidding - I'll wait until 6pm tonite)
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 09:05:33 (permalink)
    St. Pauli Girl Lager
    I like the smell!
    Just yeasty enough for me.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 09:16:49 (permalink)
    If I had to choose just one -

    Hofbrauhaus Maibock

    Extremely malty and well balanced. Kick-a$$ alcohol content. I'm still recovering from the 3-liters I consumed in Munich 10 years ago.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 09:21:21 (permalink)
    I love Bell's Beer, and it's probably what I drink the most. They're out of Kalamazoo, MI. They make some fantastic brews. Their most famous is Oberon, although they have many other great beers and lots of small batch/limited stuff that is to die for. Serve their Oberon in a chilled glass with a slice of orange. Mmmm. Recently I just tried their Hopslam beer which was awesome. It's just a limited single batch made this winter. Strong too! -- 10%!
    www.bellsbeer.com

    The Unibroue beers are really nice. They're out of Quebec and make some delicious Belgian style beers. Try La Fin du Monde and Trois Pistoles from them.
    www.unibroue.com/

    I like Anchor Steam Beer out of San Francisco a lot, too. Their summer beer is quite nice.
    www.anchorbrewing.com/

    Kiuchi Brewery out of Japan makes some great line of beers called Hitachi Nest. It's nice to have some different beers from Japan other than Sapporo. I like their Red Rice Ale and Amber Ale a lot.
    www.kodawari.cc/engpage/kodawari/html/index.htm

    Love the English beer, too. Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle Brown Ale, Fuller's and others are nice.

    Belgian beers are great. Duvel and Delerium Tremens are good ones. I never cared for their Lambic beers too much. Chimay is the most famous of the Trappist beers in Belgium, which I'm very fond of.
    www.chimay.com/
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 10:08:28 (permalink)
    hey, I'm from St. Louis. It's Bud or Bud Light for me, on an everyday basis.

    When not having the best A-B has to offer, I confess to enjoying Sam Adams, or a Guinness, (if at a good Irish pub).

    What I like most is to try out local favorites....In Chicago, Goose Island Honkers Ale, for example.

    Red Stripe is a favorite when I'm in the Carribean.

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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 10:48:23 (permalink)
    St. L guy, ever tried any Beer from Missouri's 2nd biggest brewery?
    http://www.blvdbeer.com/index.cfm

    Pretty good stuff.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 10:53:26 (permalink)
    Here is the beer I had last Saturday night at Grumpy's Bar in downtown Minneapolis. It is a new local brew.

    Surly Brewing Co. Bender
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 11:00:24 (permalink)
    I like Fat Tire as if I'm drinking it it means I'm vacation! Otherwise I'm not a huge beer drinker.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 11:11:20 (permalink)
    I call Sam Adams "Old Reliable" if Bud, Miller and Coors are the only other choices then Sam Adams is the clear obvious choice. There is so much better out there. Rhode Island is not exactly a microbrew haven, however Coastal Extreme Brewing Company puts out a decent brew called Newport Storm. The Hurricane Amber is what you will usually find on the taps around the State. Rhode Island however is surrounded by a couple of good Micro Brew states specifically Vermont and Maine, however like most things the Superior Microbrews will be found mostly west of the Rocky Mountains, specifically Northern California, Oregon and Washingon State. Probably one of the best beers I ever had was in Salt Lake City back in 1995 at Squatters Brew Pub. For the life of me, I don't remember which beer it was. But it obviously made a significant imprint on my memory.
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 11:11:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by stlouisguy

    hey, I'm from St. Louis. It's Bud or Bud Light for me, on an everyday basis.

    When not having the best A-B has to offer,

    The subject of this thread is Favorite Beers. Why did you mention A-B soda pop?

    Jim
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 11:15:27 (permalink)
    ummmm....because it's his favorite?
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 12:26:55 (permalink)
    Definitely Sam Adams! The hoppiness and slight bitterness are perfectly refreshing on a hot day, and are ideal with food.

    By contrast, Bud and most of the other popular beers taste overly sweet to me, they lack much of a taste other than the sweetness, and just seem "watered down", IMHO. Remember the old Monty Python joke about Bud and other American beers? It went something like this:

    Q: Why is American beer like having sex in a canoe?
    A: Because it's F*****g close to water!
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 13:46:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by UncleVic

    Day to day beer here is Busch.. Reason being is it's price and my budget.
    But for a premium beer, Bass, any weizen brew or a blonde from a microbrewery.



    Nothing like a nice blonde in a microbrewery!
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    RE: Your Favorite beer and why! 2007/01/27 13:53:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by bill voss

    St. L guy, ever tried any Beer from Missouri's 2nd biggest brewery?
    http://www.blvdbeer.com/index.cfm

    Pretty good stuff.




    Thanks for pointing that one out, Bill. Boulevard Pale Ale from the tap at Ott's would also make my list.



    BTW, Fruit and Beer should never mix ...everyone should have learned that by now, if not on your own then at least by watching Man Laws. Fruity beer was developed to try to appeal to women. Ya might as well be drinking a Wine Cooler ya sissy!
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