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I'll stick with my Aussie

I'll stick with my Aussie beer.

James Boag's Lager seems to do the trick for me. My wife likes Blue Moon, but then it is a "woman's beer".

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BikerRN wrote:

I'll stick with my Aussie beer.

James Boag's Lager seems to do the trick for me. My wife likes Blue Moon, but then it is a "woman's beer".

Two of the guys within our circle of friends work for Coors, one works with the yeasting in the actual brewing process, and the other works in the canning/bottling division.  So needless to say there are always plenty of MillerCoors products at our backyard gatherings.  I have noticed that within our circle of friends, it seems that it mostly the wives and other single women who drink the Blue Moon and always seem to add orange slice to theirs.  Don't know why orange slice?  Maybe they think it goes good with wheat style beer, don't know.  As far as my drink goes, don't care what type of beer I'm drinking, just don't fruit my beer. lol

As I write this I'm sitting here sipping a Paulaner Munich Lager on this fine first weakend of May, without any fruit slices of course. Big smile  yummmmm!!

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As I read, and type, this I

As I read, and type, this I am enjoying a Cooper's Pale Ale from down under.

Not as good as my Boag's but it's what I had in the 'fridge. No fruit added.

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A little late to this thread,

A little late to this thread, but when the topic is beer I couldn't help but comment.

I don't care for Blue Moon either--too light, no body and a poor finish.  I prefer english porters, strong scotch ales and the like.  Big malty brews that drink like a meal.  I've been brewing my own beer for about 20 years now and have become pretty particular in the beers I regularly drink.  And if the beer needs fruit to add to the flavor, then you're drinking the wrong beer.  That's my 2 cents.

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English variety

COMeatHunter wrote:

A little late to this thread, but when the topic is beer I couldn't help but comment.

I don't care for Blue Moon either--too light, no body and a poor finish.  I prefer english porters, strong scotch ales and the like.  Big malty brews that drink like a meal.  I've been brewing my own beer for about 20 years now and have become pretty particular in the beers I regularly drink.  And if the beer needs fruit to add to the flavor, then you're drinking the wrong beer.  That's my 2 cents.

I like the English ales.  I think they're malty flavor is much better than the over-hopped bitter grapefruit skin tasing American versions of the same styles. I just like those caramel, butterscotch, and toffee notes that are so common and prominent to British brewed ESBs, Pale Ales, and porters, and as well in the other European Continental ales and lagers. 

I don't drink a lot of heavy tasting American micro beers much anymore, most tend to overwhelm the taste buds way too much.  Some craft brews are just so extream that they completely deviate from the style they are trying to mimick.  Needless to say that of all the really bad beers I've ever had, all of them have been micro craft beers, but that's not to say that all craft beers are bad, not at all.

I prefere lagers, American macro lagers and German Helles and Marzen imports, and on average find that I drink macro pale lagers more in the warmer months.  Coors Banquet has always been my staple go-to beer.  But I do have a few my favorite heavy micro craft brews and imports that I buy and enjoy from time to time.

Have you checked out the new improved version of Killians that Coors is now brewing?  Much better than what they had been brewing.  It now tastes the way a Killians was always supposed to taste like. Thumbs up

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Yep.  That's why I brew my

Yep.  That's why I brew my own and enjoy it to the last drop.  The caramel, nutty, malty flavors are what I brew into almost every batch.  Have a batch of strong scotch ale almost done fermenting and ready to keg--been making the basement smell delicious all week!

I'm not much of a fan of the American lagers or light beers, but hey, drink it if you like it is my motto.  If nothing else the craft brewing culture has brought many new beers and styles to the liquor store and made it much easier to taste many beers from all over the world right in your own home.  I haven't tried Killians in years...might have to pick up a 6-pack and give it a whirl again.  

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Drinking Heavy Horse a Scotch

Drinking Heavy Horse a Scotch Ale.

It's not quite as strong as I like but OK:

 

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/751/61771

 

 

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BikerRN wrote:

Drinking Heavy Horse a Scotch Ale.

It's not quite as strong as I like but OK:

 

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/751/61771

 

 

Beeradvocate has some good info, but a lot of the membership on that site are very bias novice type beer-snobs who give reviews.  God forbid anyone should mension Coors, Bud, or PBR in a positive light on those forums, you get flammed.  Truthfully that never really bothered me, because i know what I like and why I like it.  I find the Alstrom bros who run the site to be real advocates of all beer, but Todd Alstom is a real A$$hole, and that's putting it mildly.  Even watching him in interviews he just looks like a jerk, doesn't seem very nice at all.  That's because he really isn't. I stopped frequenting their site just because he was over abrasive and a real jerk, runs his site like a facist dictator.  However his brother Jason Alstrom was always pretty agreeable and personable to deal with. 

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