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« on: October 12, 2004, 11:42:56 PM »

My top five, best and worst. No particular order

Best
1. stella artois
2. becks
3. carlsberg
4. newcastle brown ale
5. guinness

special mention goes to Boddingtons.

Worst.
1. anything with a bud logo
2. grolsch
3. MGD
4. US Domestic "light" beer. Can't stand any of it.
5. Anything you can buy in a 30 pack for less than $15.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2004, 11:52:44 PM »

I personally prefer  Heiniken (sp?) Domestic only if i gotta.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2004, 12:11:21 AM »

I drink Honey Brown most of the time... I wouldn't say it's amazing but I sure don't get sick of it.  I tend to drink any random German brew I can find very heavy beers compared to stuff like Bud and the like. Sam Adams isn't bad either.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2004, 12:12:13 AM »

I would be happy if science could figure out how to replace my blood with Magic Hat #9
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2004, 12:21:11 AM »

Worst: Genny and Genny Cream Ale and Utica club.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2004, 12:32:55 AM »

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Worst: Genny and Genny Cream Ale and Utica club.


a buddy of mine and i drank three 30 packs of Genny Cream Ale  in about four days of binging. It felt like i had a stomach flu for about five days after that. not good at all.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2004, 12:33:34 AM »

Worst beer is easily either The Beast Ice.....Close runner up in Natral Ice....Drink about 12 of those and tell me how you feel in the morning. slywink
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2004, 12:45:56 AM »

Natty Lite - preferred drink of college students everywhere. I drank a lot of PBR in college as well.

Most of the beers I drink are local microbrews which I'm sure none of you have ever heard of. I won't even touch the big name stuff anymore.

Magic Hat is good stuff too.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2004, 12:57:09 AM »

Best: Paulaner Salvator on tap at a little bar in Milwaukee called Gasthaus zur Krone.  Unfortunately the place doesn't exist anymore.

Also best: pretty much any beer from Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.  

Also also best: my own homebrewed Scotch ale.

Worst American: PBR and/or Bud.

Worst import: Moosehead.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004, 01:11:57 AM »

Best: Fischer
         Yuengling
         MGD Light
         
Worst: any Budweiser
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2004, 01:15:56 AM »

Best: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, followed by Guinness

Worst: I try not to drink any of those...
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2004, 01:22:50 AM »

My 5 Best (in descending):

(1) Newcastle Brown Ale. Always reliably brilliant.
(2)  DogBolter. This unbelievable stuff on tap in some pubs in UK. Dear god in heaven good.
(3) Guinness, but on tap, & only on tap.
(4) Pete's Wicked Ale (my winner, Microbrew category)
(5) Honey Brown (my winner, the el cheapo pour-it-down-throat-when-on-budget category)

My 5 Worst (in ascending):

(5) Little Kings Cream Ale. THE High School beer. 7 oz bottles, darn perfect to sneak into movie theatres back in the day. Now, I _do_ still rather like it, actually, but objectively, I must admit it is nasty stuff.
(4) Old Milwaukee. College version of above. Only diff, always knew it was damn nasty.
(3) Red Stripe. Ugh. Some people think this is a premium?
(2) I hate all things BUD.
(1) My own horrid homebrew. College hobby. Maximized out, alcohol high/scraping costs low, I could produce about 5 gallons for under 10 bucks. Which was the point. Would kick your ass sideways. If you could get it down. My friends derisively 'nicked it as "Bit-O-Yeast", but damn well showed up promptly when I announced a pony keg of it was ready to tap.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2004, 01:27:50 AM »

Nice topic.

Favorites:
Stella Artois
Newcastle Brown Ale
Guinness
Dos XX Amber
Harp

Do Not Like:
Heineken
Corona
Anything Light
Anything with "Honey" in the title

I'm leaving off any microbrews because a) most people can't get it anyway and b) I don't want to seem snobby.

I'll happily drink Budweiser and other American macrobrew though... I've got no problems with that.  Some of my best times were with buddies in Mammoth pounding back case after case of Bud.

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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2004, 01:28:57 AM »

Stella Artois!  Have to second that.

Kirin Ichiban is also great.

We have a chain restaurant called Hops here and they have a beer called Lightning Bold Gold micro brewed that is fantastic

Fosters Bitters is also quite good.

Worst:  Billy Beer...no contest.  Schlitz and Primo regular....Primo dark was awesome though
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2004, 02:49:31 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2004, 02:54:14 AM »

I dig:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but I have to snort Afrin before I drink it or the hops sets off my allergies and I get more stuffed up than a Thanksgiving turkey.

I also dig:

Cisco Brewers Whale's Tail Pale Ale
Anchor Steam
Amstel when I'm on a diet
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2004, 02:58:31 AM »

I love Sapporro!

Stella is a good beer

If you have a chance to get any of the Dogfish Brewery beers they're all respectable...

Lately I've become a big RedHook Brewery fan. ESB is great, their seasonals are very tasty and give a wide variety and they're allways trying crazy new stuff. Go find some Nitro for a good deep malty beer with some serious kick. Their Sunrye is the BEST, absolute BEST summer brew. Hands Down. Only one that's close is Pete's Southpaw Summer ale...

I don't have a worst, because, in reality beer is like Pizza and Sex, when it's bad it's still pretty damned good. Oddly I let any domestic I drink warm up a bit before drinking just to get some more flavor, whether it's good or bad.
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2004, 03:08:16 AM »

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I dig:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but I have to snort Afrin before I drink it or the hops sets off my allergies and I get more stuffed up than a Thanksgiving turkey.


Now THAT'S beer love.
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2004, 03:08:34 AM »

Yuengling.  God's gift to man in a liquid form.

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Worst beer is easily either The Beast Ice


Ahh....college.  Beast Ice is the most cost efficient alcohol delivery system known to man.  Tastes like faintly beer flavored water, has twice the OH content of the 3.2 beer we have here.

Sorry, worst has to go to Olde English (ye old Eightball, or OE...).  That stuff is nasty.
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2004, 03:16:00 AM »

NoxiousDog's Utopia Cream Ale.  

Oh, you mean to purchace.

I'm partial to Arrogant Bastard and the related Double Bastard
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2004, 03:33:22 AM »

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Worst: Genny and Genny Cream Ale and Utica club.

Ah! Green Death, we called it.
 
I really favor draft beer, but when I drink packaged beer, it's currently:

Murphy's Irish Stout (can with nitrogen widget)
Harpoon Octoberfest
Fin du Mond
Allagash Wheat Beer
Guinness (can with nitrogen widget)

When I'm slumming, I'll stoop to Sam Adams Boston Ale, or sometimes even Amstel Light.

Worst:

Bud Lite or Miller Lite (same thing) - both are undrinkable.
Green Death, as mentioned above
Old Milwaukee -- do they still make that?
Schaeffer
I can't think of any others. I just don't drink bad beer.
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2004, 03:36:16 AM »

Quote from: "rrmorton"
I dig:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but I have to snort Afrin before I drink it or the hops sets off my allergies and I get more stuffed up than a Thanksgiving turkey.

I also dig:

Cisco Brewers Whale's Tail Pale Ale
Anchor Steam
Amstel when I'm on a diet


I'm allergic to hops as well, which is kind of a bitch given my deep, abiding love of all things beer.

Sierra Nevada Pale is a great beer, as is Anchor Steam. Sam Adams Boston Lager is always a good choice and their Oktoberfest is really nice. I picked up a six of Goose Island Oktoberfest and was disappointed. Their other beers are usually very good.

Some of the pumpkin ales coming out this time of year are very good, including one called "Ichabod" by New Holland that's not only great but wins points for the Washington Irving reference. Thirsty Dog, the local brewpub, just put out their own pumpkin and my wife reports it's mighty tasty. Three locations in Ohio!

I like IPAs better than most other styles of beer. Goose Island has a good one on the cheap. A couple bucks more gets you Kalamazoo's Two Hearted Ale, a great, great beer that wins points for the Hemingway reference.

Lately I've been buying Honey Brown from Dundee because they've got an eight pack that includes one bottle each of their new Pale Ale and...damn, some other style, and it's only five bucks.

Bad beer? Jeez, where do I start? If a Nascar driver mentions it in victory lane, avoid.
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2004, 03:37:54 AM »

I don't drink a lot of beer, but Guiness is my choice. I also found a Goose Island pilsner that is really good. Pretty much every other beer I've ever drank has the exact same nasty taste to me.
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2004, 03:55:32 AM »

Cool topic.  I'll have to try some of these that I've never heard of.  

My favorites:

Guiness
Newcastle
Sam Adams Boston Ale
Summit Extra Pale Ale
Summit Winter Ale

Least favorite:

Anything Michelob
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2004, 11:01:49 AM »

Samuel Smiths Makes some excellent beers. I like the Oatmeal Stout and Taddy Porter most of all...

Lager Beer sucks.
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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2004, 01:02:38 PM »

My favorite:

Almost anything in the Pete's Wicked line, wuth the exception of Strawberry Blonde (ugh)

The worst:

Have none of you guys experienced the horror that is Mickey's Big Mouth?
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2004, 01:15:47 PM »

Rolling Rock or Coors Original are my brews of choice. My choices seem so.....pedestrian when compared to the semi-exotic beers listed here. I haven't even heard of 90% of them.

/shrug

Nasty stuff? The list is way too long
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2004, 01:19:54 PM »

Favorites:
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Magic Hat #9
Blue Moon
Yueng Ling and Milelr Lite (if the moment insists)

Specialty Beers of the Month:
Blue Moon's Pumpkin Ale
Pete's Wicked Winter Brew...mmm
Delirium Tremens.

Favorite 40:
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2004, 01:25:48 PM »

Yard work.
Bud Light


Meals
Bass


After dinner
Sam Adams triple bock
Guiness

Worst bear would be Red Dog.

But when my father was in a brew club I would have to say the members could make the worst beer ever. I don't want to be a test subject for some ones failure. I just loved the way they would say "well what do you think is wrong with it?" after taking your  first sip. yuk!
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2004, 02:00:40 PM »

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Favorites:

Blue Moon



I ran out of beer at poker night a while back and my neighbor had this stuff.  IS this the one with a dog jumping over the moon or something... I think I blocked it out.  Anyway iirc it had some nasty clove flavor or something.  I know it's supposed to be a fancy, good beer but I say the Emperor has no clothes on and that it sucks hard.

Sorry, just really didn't like that one. Tongue

Um... best beers...  I enjoyed Waterloo Dark a lot in College.  Killians works for a cheap common brand.  Negra Modello is my favorite Mexican treat.  Buckler is the best N/A hands down.  Dunno... I like most beers, I'll even drink Bud Light if thats all there is around or after a good lawn mowing.  I'm not super picky but I really don't like that Blue Moon stuff. slywink
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2004, 03:12:46 PM »

Mmm, beer.  Anyone else have the Homer Simpson talking beer opener?

Best:
Newcastle Brown Ale  (like liquid candy for me)
Abita Turbo Dog
New Belgium 1554
Paulaner Oktoberfest
Guinness
Dos XX Amber
Bass
Amstel Lite
Red Stripe
Yuengling
Pilsner Urquell

Worst:
Coors Lite, Bud Lite, Miller Lite
Super Lite carb beers (just drink water and a shot of vodka already)
Meister Brau, The Beast, Natty Lite, <insert college "brew" here>

IPAs and Sam Adams always give me heartburn. frown  Are these beers more hoppy?  They always taste bitter to me and I can only get one down before I start feeling bad.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2004, 04:06:28 PM »

I actually like Genny Cream Ale.

That's all my in-laws drink and after 7 years of being force feed Genny Cream I have grown to like it. It does however make for a nice laxative. We call it Genny Screamer.  You can't beat a 30 pack for $11. I have some in my fridge right now.

Worst Beers:

Nati
PBR
Old Milwaukee
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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2004, 04:22:09 PM »

I don't know if this was listed but one of the most interesting and tasty beers I've had was this:



Trappist monks.  They brew some good brew!

http://www.chimay.be/www/chimay/site8/en/a_abbaye/a0_frameset.htm

Worst beer:

Beer

That's what it was called back in the generic packaging craze that took place in the eighties.  A white can with the word "Beer" in black letters.
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2004, 04:29:30 PM »

2 pages about beer and no Triggy in site? Strange things are afoot!!!
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2004, 04:34:20 PM »

Bass
Harp
Guinness
Dos XX

I've tried a lot of others, but these are the main ones I stick to when I drink beer (which is kind of rare these days).
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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2004, 05:04:56 PM »

Alexander Kieth's IPA = Bestest Beer Evar!

Oland Schooner  = Worst Beer Evar!

Oddly enough they're both made by Oland Breweries in Halifax.
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2004, 05:31:47 PM »

Quote from: "Siljanus"
I don't know if this was listed but one of the most interesting and tasty beers I've had was this:



Trappist monks.  They brew some good brew!

http://www.chimay.be/www/chimay/site8/en/a_abbaye/a0_frameset.htm



If you like Chimay you might like this:



or this one (the special release Grand Cru is one of the best beers I have ever had if you can find it, and their normal Abbey is good too):



Everyone knows New Belgium for their Fat Tire which is ok, but imho these beers are their best by far.
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« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2004, 05:39:55 PM »

Cool!  Thanks Enough!  I've heard of Trippel but haven't tried it yet.  Of course, it's now a matter of finding those other Belgian-style beers since they are a bit off the beaten path.

Monks, is there anything they can't do?  Genetics, cheese making, alcoholic beverages!
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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2004, 06:08:43 PM »

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2 pages about beer and no Triggy in site? Strange things are afoot!!!


He drinks Budweiser.....

Silj, You can get the Tripple at the Brickskeller.  You will get housed off it though (called WESTMALLE Trappist Triple Belgium).  Higher alcohol content.  I have two friends who swear by the stuff.
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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2004, 06:24:56 PM »

Best:

McEwans Scotch Ale
Yuengling
Guinness
Corona
Killians

Worst:
anything Natty
anything Beast
anything Ghetto
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