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#881146 05/20/22 8:13 pm
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Leave it to the greedy tax man to ruin a good thing to heck with helping out the pour soldier.


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"COLD English beer?"
Isn't that an oxymoron?

And the greed of Britain's tax officers was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
Some things never change.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
"COLD English beer?"
Isn't that an oxymoron?

And the greed of Britain's tax officers was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
Some things never change.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
"COLD English beer?"
Isn't that an oxymoron?

And the greed of Britain's tax officers was one of the causes of the American Revolution.
Some things never change.


Yeah, the yanks contribution was custard and ice cream. Sounds about right eh?

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If only the French could manage to make a decent beer!
Of course, the army could not accept the naval rum rations.


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And the "yanks" contributed lots and lots of chocolate, and canned beer.

As to French beer: The Belgians make Stella Artois, and that ain't bad.
Remember: Belgium was part of France until about 1815, so at least ONE part of France knew how to brew good beer !

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One thing people don’t seem to understand is that proper English beer is served at room temperature. Before it arrives in your glass it is stored in a room called a beer cellar where the temperature is typically cold!

Im sorry Mr Swede but whilst the Belgiums do make some good beer,
Stella Artoir, know in my part of the UK as Wife Beater since it is the preferred choice of council estate thugs, is not one of them.


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i drink all my beer warm, no matter where it comes from.

whiskey too.

been doing that for donkeys years, ever since i lived an arizona summer in my truck with no refridgeration for anything, back many years ago when i still had hair.

heat brings out the taste.


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R Moulding lad, you're 100% spot on with them observations there my lad, we too call that stuff Wife Beater. And that muck I had to endure over in your part of the World, I called Clear out ale, can't remember the name of it now but think it was something like Mersons or something starting with 'M'. A pint of that and you're sat on the Kharzi squirting like a bloody hose pipe.... help

As for young Kevin, indeed drinking Ice cold beer just kills the taste, rather than quaff an ale over there one time, I'd left it for a tad, started to drink it when it was at proper Ale heat, and bugger me it was horrible.... sick

BUT, and you'll see that's a massive big but there lad, there are now more and more Ales over in the land of the Free, that you CAN quaff at the correct cellar temp, AND they taste great, in fact I'll be there next year doing just that.... grin


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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
As to French beer: The Belgians make Stella Artois, and that ain't bad.
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I tried that once at a snooty wedding reception, not bad but I can barely taste it.
I prefer a good stout or German dunkel Bier.
I have noticed that if someone gives me an IPA I must let it warm for at least ten minutes before I like it.
We Yanks keep our beer cold because it's the only way to tolerate Budweiser. Drink it fast and get it over with.


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I share DavidP's opinion of Budwweiser. Same with it's brother, Busch.

I haven't drunk that stuff since I was a teenager (60 years ago) and then only because it was the only beer one of my pals could steal from his dad's refrigerator. It's in the same low category as Old Style and Schlitz. And Coors isn't even beer, it's flavored water.

RE: Stella Artois: Ir's considered a "prestige beer" in my area, and it's more available in restaurants than most of the cheap headache-type beers.

I DO like dark, malty beers and ales, whether they are British, Czech, or Polish. Especially with beef.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
I share DavidP's opinion of ......
It's in the same low category as Old Style and Schlitz. ........


Schlitz!
Not seen nor heard of since my occasional visit to the Marines Commissary at US Embassy Kinshasa, was then Zaire, now known as the Democratic!? Republic of Congo.
I seem to remember amongst ourselves the L was silent laughing
Jeez! That was 45+ years ago.


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hey shaun could that be Molsons?


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Bryan, not only should the "L" be silent, it's what that drink does, it gives you the "sh--s."

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Schlitz actually made a decent dark beer in the '70s, available in draft only. Some of the bars in Knoxville had it on tap.
I drank a LOT of Budweiser in my youth, didn't have much choice then. Back then you had to really hunt to find anything better, and that was mostly German, "export only" beers. Every time I have one now I can't believe that I actually liked the stuff. Prohibition got us used to drinking swill.
At least now we have a decent selection of domestic craft beers, and I can buy Guinness at the grocery store.


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Coopers Pale Ale, James Squires 151 Lashes or Fat Yak Pale Ale are my general go to beers...but IMO we are blessed with some good beers in 'Strayla.

The craft scene is like bush flys over here, but for every 100 'flavours' you might get 1 or 2 worth drinking, a lot of it is yuppie rubbish!!!

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Most Oz beers I've sampled have the bouquet of an aborigines armpit.


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Originally Posted by Hugh Jörgen
Most Oz beers I've sampled have the bouquet of an aborigines armpit.


No, that's the chateau Wagga-Wagga.
The beer just opens the sluices at both ends.....................

Schlitz is just a mis-spelling. Although the guys on the air bases in the UK used to drink
quite a lot of it.

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Every pub we visited in Ireland several years ago had a good selection of local and english beers/ ales on tap. And most had Budweiser, too.

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Despite the name, this stuff was actually pretty good. Or it seemed like it after the first few....Had it at the TSMR a few weeks back

https://yeehawbrewing.com/beer/paleale/


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Originally Posted by Hugh Jörgen
Most Oz beers I've sampled have the bouquet of an aborigines armpit.
Hahaha....just say it.....your jealous!!!!

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Originally Posted by tridentt150v
IMO we are blessed with some good beers in 'Strayla.
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So, why do you send us garbage like Fosters? Just because you know that most Yanks will drink anything?
Kind of like the Germans, who only send us export only beer. Meeting the ancient German beer purity standards is too expensive.


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Originally Posted by MikeG
Despite the name, this stuff was actually pretty good. Or it seemed like it after the first few....Had it at the TSMR a few weeks back

https://yeehawbrewing.com/beer/paleale/
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Yeehaw Dunkel is pretty darn good! Made in Johnson City, TN


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Alcohol laws are variable in the US. For a while we couldn't enjoy draught Guinness in Tennessee. The law said that kegs could only be so big, and Guinness kegs were Imperial gallons. Either the Irish pub owners lobbied to change that or Guinness went metric on their kegs? They certainly did on their bottles and cans, though I have seen some single cans in the store which are an honest Imperial pint..
Also, if the alcohol content is over a certain level the beer can only be bought in a liquor store in this state. Used to be that liquor stores could sell no beer at all.


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