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Inyri Forge VIP Member

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#1 8 years ago

Folks over the legal drinking age, share your favorite beers (and least favorites) and feel free to recommend good brews to other beer lovers. A (mostly) complete list of beers I have tried so far (there are so many more I want to try, but haven't had an opportunity to yet!):

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La Fin Du Monde Bud Light Golden Wheat Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale Honey Moon Summer Ale Classic Amber Newcastle Brown Ale Heineken John's Generations White Ale Schild Brau Amber Windmill Wheat Moosehead Lager Rolling Rock Extra Pale Kaliber Turbodog Abita Amber Samuel Adams Pale Ale India Pale Ale Miller Genuine Draft Miller Lite Budweiser Bud Light Summertime Kolsch Samuel Adams Boston Ale Samuel Adams Octoberfest Negra Modelo Pabst Blue Ribbon Miller High Life Red Stripe Samuel Adams Boston Lager Foster's Stella Artois Corona Blue Moon Fire Chief Special Dark Seasonal Wheat Molly's Titanic Brown Lumpy Dog Brown Guinness Extra Stout Guinness Draught Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss Bass Pale Ale Fat Tire Samuel Adams Hefeweizen Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier Sam Adams Light Samuel Adams Winter Lager Samuel Adams Summer Ale 312 Urban Wheat Honker's Ale

Any incredibly vague-sounding ones probably came from my micro-brew list. If I added all the types of micro-brew I've had the list would probably double.

Favorites include most Sam Adams brews, almost anything micro-brew (although I'm not that fond of IPA's), La Fin Du Monde was delectable, and I quite like most of the Honker's and Leinenkugel's varieties.

Least favorites include any Miller, any Bud (although I must admit the Golden Wheat was tolerable), Foster's, Moosehead, and Stella Artois.

Honorable mention to PBR. Everybody loves PBR even though, objectively, it's horrible, amirite? 8)

Share your favorites! And someone from the East coast send me some Yuengling please.




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#2 8 years ago

Sam Adams is pretty good. I also like various shiner brews. There are very few beers I actually like. Most of the stuff im exposed to is terrible cheap beer.




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#3 8 years ago

I know what you mean. Most of the beers I listed as my least favorite were beers I drank at parties. Except Stella Artois. Someone told me that one was good, and I was incredibly disappointed when it tasted very watered down.




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#4 8 years ago
Honorable mention to PBR. Everybody loves PBR even though, objectively, it's horrible, amirite? 8)

PBR seems to be a college thing like Natural light. I had some PBR once, tasted like salt, water, and some flavor. I did like Yuengling the 2 times I had it though. I got to have some Olde English 800 when some friends went out and got 40's. It had a stronger flavor than the beers I have had, but it was not that great.

I am going to stick to hard alcohol for now unless I run across some Yuengling.




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#5 8 years ago

Here's my meager listing of beerz I've tried:

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Samuel Adams Cream Stout Samuel Adams Octoberfest Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) Tucher Helles Hefe Weizen Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel Weihenstephaner Korbinian Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier Weihenstephaner Vitus Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend (Quadrupel) Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer Lindemans Kriek Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale Defiant Da Oaty Midas Touch Golden Elixir Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale Erdinger Weissbier Founders Breakfast Stout Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout Negra Modelo (Dark Beer) Guinness Draught Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Natürtrub Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Naturtrüb Ayinger Bräu Weisse Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock Ayinger Ur-Weisse Schneider Weisse (Original) Rogue Chocolate Stout Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen Southern Tier Choklat (Imperial Stout) Southern Tier Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) Southern Tier Pumking Unibroue La Fin du Monde Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Stone Smoked Porter Tröegs Nugget Nectar Young's Double Chocolate Stout

I've only listed the craft brew stuff, because even though I've tried Corona and Bud and all that other crap, they barely qualify as beer.

Personal favorites include the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Founders Breakfast Stout, Southern Tier Creme Brulee and La Fin du Monde. All excellent and superbly tasty beers. I'm not a huge fan of bitterness, so I steer well clear of IPAs most of the time. I prefer my beer to be malty and sweetish, with some nice body and good flavor.

And I will bring you Yuengling when I visits, Iny. <3




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#6 8 years ago

My top five so far are (in no particular order):

1. Heineken 2. Guinness 3. Iron City / IC Light 4. Yuengling 5. Corona

I haven't had a lot of the more expensive or harder to find stuff, because well, around here its hard to find and damn expensive. Most of the time i'm drinking IC Light or Yuengling simply because they are the cheapest of the bunch. I can get a 30 pack for almost half the price compared to a case of Heineken of Guinness.

I prefer the harder stuff over beer most of the time though.




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#7 8 years ago

Being a student at Ohio State, 90% of what I drink these days is Natty Light (not by choice, I assure you), and the rest is mostly Keystone Light, with the occasional PBR for real classy occasions.

When I have my choice, though, my favorites include Heineken, Beck's, Leinenkugel, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Corona, Dos Equis, Negra Modelo (discovered this one back when I worked at Chipotle, I had never heard of it before), and Karlovačko (it is my duty as a good Croatian citizen to like this =p)




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#8 8 years ago

This thread inspired me to open my last bottle of Karhu Tosi Vahva, yummy. :beer:

It's a lovely copper-colored doppelbock with an ABV of 8,0%, tastes great and certainly gets me drunk. :yum: Considering how the name translates literally as "Bear Really Strong" and people have called it petrol it may not be the best beer in the world, but I really like it, it's quite different from ordinary Karhu III (the IMO best Finnish mainstream beer, obviously a pale lager, ABV 4,6%, unfortunately also the most expensive of the big light beers) and Karhu A (another pale lager, ABV 5,3%, the tastier version of Karhu III which is limited in alcohol content by legislation to be allowed to be sold outside the government alcohol monopoly, very drinkable even at room temperature and available in 24-packs as opposed to the impractical 6-packs of Karhu Tosi Vahva), and in a good way. Unfortunately this my current favourite beer is expensive and only available at Alko. :(

I've tried way too many beers to list, considering how lousy my memory is I actually couldn't, but I like Guinness (can't remember the differences between these) as long as it is just one, for some reason my stomach can't handle any more of said poison, Corona and Sol, the only Mexican beers easily available here, are pretty nice and don't taste too much, practical when you don't feel like having something with a strong taste, and way better than any of the inferior mainstreams beers we have.

I guess I should be a bit more indepth for you who don't know about Finnish beers, the large mainstream beer brands are all strength III, i.e. at between 2,8 and 4,7 % ABV, generally close to the upper end of the spectrum, AFAIK these are Lapin Kulta, Koff, Karjala, Olvi and Karhu. Lapin Kulta is probably both the most harmless and disgusting one, it pretty much tastes nothing whilst Karjala just tastes bad, Olvi and Koff decent and Karhu the best to me. Still, I probably couldn't get half of them right in a blind test, that's how similar they are... Then there is Aura, a locally popular mainstream beer, but I don't really know where on the list to put it. Sandels is a quite nice small mainstream beer by Olvi, but I haven't really been sober enough when drinking it to tell if it's better than Karhu III. Olvi Tuplapukki (doppelbock, 8,5 % ABV) was quite nice as far as I can remember, but people I know generally seem to find it way too strong and I'm not really sure if I was sober enough to have any real memories of the taste, the taste should however be less strong than that of Karhu Tosi Vahva.

I'll have to skip most of the microbreweries since I can hardly remember all the beers I've tested, but they are pretty much always better than the mainstream beers. The one I had last was Koulu Maisteri, a dark lager with an 5,5 % ABV, tasted really good also this time. Back to foreign beer, I quite like classic Budweiser (/Budějovický) Budvar, some weissbier from Paulaner I can't remember the name of right now and a whole lot of other beers. IIRC Hoegaarden was really nice too. The only foreign beers I right now can remember not really appreciating are Fosters (just horrible) and Carlsberg, I know there has been quite a few others, but I'm probably doomed to buy them again until I remember which. I've never tried American beer though, but judging by what I've heard about it I'm not going to either.




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#9 8 years ago

My beer drinking days are just memories, but of those I enjoyed most I'd have to say Watneys on the thicker richer side, and Grolsch on the lighter mellower side. Watneys was made in England, aged in red oak barrels, and had a very thick, rich taste with a firm foamy head. It's been referred to as "cream stout".

I'm pretty sure it's not made anymore, and I'm positive it's not available in the states anymore, hasn't been for some time. Closest thing to it I could find in searching the net a while back was a company called Watney Mann, perhaps a collaboration between Watneys and a German company.

Grolsch is a light Dutch lager bottled in resealable containers with porcelain (now plastic) stoppers clamped down with wire levers seating on rubber seals. Though the bottle is very unique and keeps the beer fresh if you choose to sip and save, it's also quite good beer.

As for Pabst, did you know the brewery that makes it is up for sale for $300,000,000? Pabst does not actually brew beer though. They are merely marketers that hire others to do the brewing. [COLOR=Red] Pabst up for sale again- Top Stocks - MSN Money [COLOR=Black]If I hadn't retired my consumption of alcohol, the one spirit I'd want to try most would be a sweet potato vodka made in Korea called Soju. Some say it's the most popular spirit in the world by volume.[/COLOR][/COLOR]




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#10 8 years ago

To be honest I fall into the group that considers most american beers to be basically colored water with added sugar. Just never liked those. When it comes to beer types itself, I tend to prefer dark pilsners and well pilsners in general. and while Heineken isn't bad, it's definitely not the most sterling example of the kind.

Otherwise my choices would be The good old Pilsner Urquel

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Velkopopovicky kozel

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And most Krusovice stuff. Also the czech Budwaiser Budweiser Budvar Brewery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plus there's a number of microbreweries I like.