What's your favorite 'cheap' beer?

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  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I think 20 oz. = 1 'imperial' (UK?) pint....[​IMG]

    Exactly.

    1 pint (British) = 20 fluid oz = 0.568 litre
    1 pint (US) = 16 fluid oz = 0.473 litre
    So, 20oz of coffee is just over 1 pint (US), or equal to 1 pint (British).
    'Not sure I'd want to be awake that long in Tennasee'
     
  2. chrysalid

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    Pilsner Urquell is the nicest czech beer i've tasted. Supermarkets do dirt cheap own brand 'lager' usually at about 2.5%abv, and you can also get stuff like "bier de-alsace" or similar in little 25cl bottles that are weak as piss but go down ok if ice cold whilst enjoying a summer bbq.

    The cheapest branded beer i have tried is Tennents Pilsner, it's never more than about 50p/can and tastes like petro-chemical rat vomit, truly disgusting.
     
  3. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    Yes, I too find all the Czech beers I've tasted very agreeable.

    I remember in my student days drinking far too many tins of Breaker; tasted like perfume going down, and coming up. Quite strong if I recall.[​IMG]
     
  4. Matt

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    My favorite beers are Heineken, Sam Adams, Becks and Corona. I don't give a damn what anyone says.
    Heineken is kind of my staple beer. Becks I like. When I was in the US, I liked the Sam Adams range. Corona I wont touch, think its so watery and just overrated all round.
     
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    Yes, I too find all the Czech beers I've tasted very agreeable.

    I remember in my student days drinking far too many tins of Breaker; tasted like perfume going down, and coming up. Quite strong if I recall.[​IMG]


    I was reminiscing about Breaker just last night with my brother. We were unsure whether it was still available, and found some in our local offy. The packaging looks like it hasn't been changed since the 70s:

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    I didn't buy any, but remember it tasting quite rich and sweet, ah memories.
     
  6. chrysalid

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    Heineken is kind of my staple beer. Becks I like. When I was in the US, I liked the Sam Adams range. Corona I wont touch, think its so watery and just overrated all round.

    Any beer brewed in Germany, as Becks always is, will come under the reinheitgebat (sp?) purity law, Becks, Holsten Pils, Munich brewed Lowenbrau are all good clean dry beers.

    I think Heineken is now only brewed in Holand, and of a simmilar standard, though it used to be piss. Grolsch is alright and it comes in that cool bottle which always adds a bit of interest to the life of a drunk.

    As a rule, most lager brewed in the UK is horrible, though I do drink Carling it is only as a result of a sort of insidious misplaced patriotism, and I always feel rough the next morning. Belgian brewed Stella is nice, UK brewed Stella is nasty.

    I like the Iberian lagers, San Miguel, Super Bock, Estrella Damm, Sagres, are all decent, and I think some are brewed with a touch of corn to give a fuller flavour.

    I don't really like Italian, Peroni and Nastro Azzuro both look pretty stylish, but taste pretty pissy, Moretti is a decent budget beer though if you're over there.

    French are average, I actually quite like canned Kronenberg 1664, but I have a paranoid fear that the French hate the British to the point of poisoning us, so I always drink it with a faint sense of apprehension.

    South and Central American lagers are very watery, Sol, Corona, Dos Equis, Brahma (Brazil) and Cusquena (Peru) are all readily available, but only really drunk by people who still think having lime in your beer is a good thing.

    I obviously drink Cobra with Curry, the bloke who founded Cobra Beer was made a Lord fairly recently, we love our curry and beer. The only other Indian-esque beer I can think of is Kingfisher, and it's quite average and very rare.

    Of the East Asian variety, the most popular and average is Tiger (obviously brewed in the UK) and it is more a marketing exercise than a drink. Tsing Tsao (sp.) has novelty value if nothing else. The Japanese lagers flit in and out of fashion. Every 5 years or so there will be a big ad campaign for Kirin or Asahi, then after 6 months they dissapear again. They aer both very nice, but unfortunatley brewed in the EU or UK, so like Tiger they feel a touch fake.

    Mass produced American Beers are pretty horrible, Coors, Bud, Michelob, Schlitz, and to Canada; Molson, Labatts, all very samey.

    I basically think that posh beers are loads better than cheap ones, but will drink pretty much anything when push comes to shove.

    Edit; I forgot two whole continents. Castle from SA is very good. I seem to remember hearing from somewhere that it was started by a german and so is brewed in accordance with the purity law, though I may have dreamt that. From Australasia there is the cheap UK brewed stuff, XXXX and Fosters are on a par with Carling and Carlsberg (not really a good thing), but VB and Carlton are both decent lagers.
     
  7. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    Lord Cobra of Cobra. Has a ring to it...
    Nicely chilled with a hot curry.
     
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    I think James Earl Jones played Lord Cobra in Conan The Barbarian. This bloke is Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea - he is apparently the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the Upper House, for whatever that's worth. http://www.cobrabeer.com/press/index...d=71&Itemid=19
     
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    Love canned Corona. I like the kind of bitter taste, can keeps cold for a long time, most American macrobrews are way too sweet for my liking.
     
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    Mass produced American Beers are pretty horrible, Coors, Bud, Michelob, Schlitz, and to Canada; Molson, Labatts, all very samey.

    I won't argue the beers you listed... but Sam Adams makes a fine beer. I'd even say it's the best mass produced beer in the country.
     
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    Can someone please confirm for me that Miller Lite tastes better in a can than draft and that Bud is better in a bottle than draft? Maybe this is just some psychological thing where I compare those two on draft to more robust draft beers, and when more interesting stuff is available, I'll take something a little different. But Lite cans are my cookout plonk and Bud bottles are my dive bar staples. Oddly, I don't care much for Bud in a can or Lite in a bottle. It's got to be all in my head.
     
  12. cheapmutha

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    Yuengling

    if i am really broke, its mickeys quarts for 1.17$
     
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    Heineken is kind of my staple beer. Becks I like. When I was in the US, I liked the Sam Adams range. Corona I wont touch, think its so watery and just overrated all round.

    I agree that Corona is watery. But, when you're sitting out by the pool on a day that's over 100 degrees out and you want something good, but not too heavy, a Corona with lime is the way to go. I wouldn't order a Corona in a bar (I usually go for a Sam at a bar), but it has its place. Usually, I drink Sam Adams at bars, Heineken and Becks at home, and Corona when I'm outside and it's really hot out.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    South and Central American lagers are very watery, Sol, Corona, Dos Equis, Brahma (Brazil) and Cusquena (Peru) are all readily available, but only really drunk by people who still think having lime in your beer is a good thing.


    You forgot to mention that Bohemia is one of the world's best beers, even if it's brewed by Tecate.
     
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    Whatever's on special. Usually that means Bud Light.
     

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