Technically not cooking but this is probably the safest place for this thread lol. Simple, which brand or type of beer is your favorite?
When it comes to beers I have 2 rules:
1.- There is no such thing as an excuse to put ice in a beer (not even it being warm).
2.- No light beer.
As for my first rule, I think there is something inherently wrong with making beer blander. The explanation for my first rule would explain my reasoning for the second rule lol.
As for my favorite type of beer, I am reasonably standard and particularly enjoy lager. My favorite at the moment is grolsch, followed by becks and heineken. I also enjoy pilsen although at the moment there isn't a particular brand I enjoy more than others. Occasionally I also enjoy a good stout although my choice in this ones has also been rather limited, I have tried only franziskaner (however it is supposed to be written) and enderger (or was it endenger?). I have tried ales but I have yet to develop a love for it (it will have to be an acquired taste contrary to the others which were love at first sip back in my teens lol).
No excuses for messing up your beer or messing up your way of drinking beer. Whoever has the idea of doing ice cubes in his beer is crazy
Give me a good trappist or Karmeliet, heavy blond beers are a win
I actually have been looking for a good lager these days (not a pale lager like heineken, grolsch or becks). Any recommendations (specially if they are available at the US).
Although I hardly drink, Black-and-Tan (Guinness & Harp) is a piece of art. It is so beautiful~.
I think canned Guinness and Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout are rich and awesome.
*edit: kkck, would you care for Harp lager? Would it be too pale for you?
** edit: forgot to mention Pilsner - another pale lager...
*** edit: another awesome beer: Spaten
**** edit: If you don't like any, brew your own. (You need to live in a colder area to brew lager.)
Last edited by mikkih; November 20, 2011 at 02:36 PM.
best 2 - Efes Pilsen and Tuborg
Miller from times to times - tho i consider it juice rather than beer
i only seriously dislike heineken ,its so tasteless
Yes Koen, long life to belgium biers !!!
All the trapist are grate in particular the rochefort and chimey.
I tend to prefer brown bier so i also enjoy a guiness from time to time
In US the only i liked were the micro breweries type
I haven't tried harp lager. I googled it and it seems pretty standard pale lager so I wouldn't mind trying it (most of my favorite beers are pale lagers anyways). I have tried spaten and I do enjoy it, excellent beer IMO.
I never got the impression heineke was tasteless though. Perhaps you simply are used to more bitter beers than me though lol.
Went to the supermarket and made my own six pack from a selection of beers. One of my picks was shock top. Did not enjoy it at all.
Today one of my german colleague offered me an Einbecker Winter bock dopplebock. From what I understood, bocks are seasonal biers (there is also a may bock). In this one, the taste of malt is stronger and the alcohol is bigger than average german bier (7,5%). But for me it was perfect :-)
tried Guinness today. It was ok but not particularly a flavor I am used to lol. Good stuff though.
I tried the bottled one. I usually avoid cans because there have been cases in which I can actually taste the metal lol, I was under the impression the flavor would be purer from a bottle so to speak (I don't have the facts on the matter though, if evidence suggests beer is better from a can then I would have to reconsider my position).
What do you mean by amber? I know I have tried amber beers but I don't particularly recall any.... Aren't amber beers pale ales? If they are I have tried a couple but I can't say I enjoyed them (although I think it is because of the particular beers I picked rather than I disliking the overall style). Now that I think about it, I have an amber 2 equis in my fridge however dos equis is more of a pilsner than an ale....
Well, on another matter since it is the thanksgiving break and I am not from the US and have no family whatsoever there I am naturally completely bored (naturally most people I know left). To kill time I have taken the time to actually research beer in hopes of becoming an enthusiast and learning a bit about the whole thing (I knew I didn't know much about beers to begin with but I did not think it would be THAT little lol, I would have thought 6 years of trying different beers at every time I had would teach me something). If anyone is familiar with a web site or book that can help it would be awesome. What would be even more awesome is something with recommended beers and a description of them (flavor, smell, color and so on) so as to see what exactly I am looking for in a beer and better distinguish flavors in them. I went to a wine thing which had something like that and now I can tell the acidity, amount of sugar and alcohol volume by looking at it lol (its the sort of thing you learn in 20 minutes so its not that big a deal either though). Maybe information of hoppiness vs maltiness (I find I enjoy the hoppiness so far).
On another note, budweiser sucks.
Last edited by kkck; November 25, 2011 at 01:27 AM.
Ok, kkck, you are bored. Then I will give you a mission on Guinness. What trick does the can of Guinness offer that ordinary cans don't?
^The sad part about that is that I actually looked into it lol. You are talking about the widget right? Did not expect to see that lol, now I gotta go look for beer that comes with that. Still, from what I read bottles also include their own widget so wouldn't that be preferable to the canned version?
Maybe you could experiment bottled one vs canned like this and write up a report here. What do you think?