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2013-07-20 01:43:49 PM  
"For the record, VB and XXXX are Australia's biggest-selling beers "

Errr, XXXX attempted a comeback a few years ago but like Fosters, it's piss, and no self-respecting aussie touches it.

/Coopers and squire 4tw
 
2013-07-20 02:02:51 PM  
"British Beer is Tasteless" ?

British Lagers are pretty damn good.

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2013-07-20 02:06:54 PM  
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RIP PAUL HOGAN
 
2013-07-20 02:42:56 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: "British Beer is Tasteless" ?

British Lagers are pretty damn good.

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I know it's not a lager, but it's a British beer that taste damn good.

www.beerandcider.com.au
 
2013-07-20 02:44:00 PM  
We're kind of like that with this:

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Find it in a Finnish bar?  Not likely.  Pretty much the only bars where you'll find it are hotel bars, because the foreigners think that's what Finns drink.
 
2013-07-20 04:00:52 PM  
Haha, poor Aussies, for the first time in a while we are undeniably on top in our eternal sports rivalry. May the pub banter never end.

Before this thread gets ruined by beer snobbery let me just say that their argument doesn't work. Fosters is brewed in Britain thus not Australian, according to the article, and Carling is brewed in Britain but hails from Canada, so it's Canadian.

Also who ever thought Stella was French? No one, that's who. I was in Belgium a couple of weeks ago and I ordered some Stella and I got some stick from the locals. I was forced to drink Jupiler and Maes instead to end their relentless snobbery mockery.

I hate beer snobs, just enjoy what the fark ever you like and shut up.

/glad I did try Jupiler and Maes, they were nice.
 
2013-07-20 04:09:29 PM  
I don't care what you say, Fosters is still better than mainstream "merican" beer. I'll take it over a bud any day.(Consuming Sweetwater 420 right now.)
 
2013-07-20 04:23:45 PM  

Slaxl: Also who ever thought Stella was French? No one, that's who.



Exactly.  And what kind of an airhead actually thought Olde English 800 was.....you know.....English?
 
2013-07-20 04:26:16 PM  
I've not been to Australia, but I won't judge them based on Fosters, so long as they don't judge us based on Budweiser.
 
2013-07-20 05:09:58 PM  
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/that is all
 
2013-07-20 05:30:59 PM  

Shadowknight: I know it's not a lager, but it's a British beer that taste damn good.


Jesus, no. John Smiths is like going to an Olive Garden and thinking you got damn good Italian food.

Wadsworth Farmer's Glory, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Adnams Broadside, Ringwood Fortyniner, Sharps Doom Bar, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Fuller London Pride.
 
2013-07-20 05:38:44 PM  

snuff3r: "For the record, VB and XXXX are Australia's biggest-selling beers "

Errr, XXXX attempted a comeback a few years ago but like Fosters, it's piss, and no self-respecting aussie touches it.

/Coopers and squire 4tw


Mmmmm, Coopers.  Haven't had their sparkling pale ale in a while.
 
2013-07-20 05:42:17 PM  

farkeruk: Jesus, no. John Smiths is like going to an Olive Garden and thinking you got damn good Italian food.


Hey, I likes whats I likes.  I find it quite tasty, and I dig the fact it's a relatively non-carbonated beer that still tastes really good.
 
2013-07-20 05:58:41 PM  
I liked Fosters in college. Mainly because you could buy that huge oil can of beer for $2.
 
2013-07-20 06:05:00 PM  
FTFA: "It's the product advertised on both sides of the Atlantic as 'Australian for lager'." 

Nope. Us 'muricans are too stupid for even that minimal subtlety. The slogan here is "Australian for beer."
 
2013-07-20 06:08:31 PM  

farkeruk: Shadowknight: I know it's not a lager, but it's a British beer that taste damn good.

Jesus, no. John Smiths is like going to an Olive Garden and thinking you got damn good Italian food.

Wadsworth Farmer's Glory, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Adnams Broadside, Ringwood Fortyniner, Sharps Doom Bar, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Fuller London Pride.


I second Fuller's. Have no idea how "authentic" it is, but it's some damn fine beer. Don't think I can get any other of those here in Canada, but I'll keep an eye out
 
2013-07-20 06:10:36 PM  

stuhayes2010: I liked Fosters in college. Mainly because you could buy that huge oil can of beer for $2.


It was awesome when you could get those at Outback Steakhouse.
 
2013-07-20 06:20:24 PM  
What a surprise - XXXX is the most popular beer in Fourecks.
 
2013-07-20 06:20:26 PM  

tricycleracer: It was awesome when you could get those at Outback Steakhouse.


Which is Australian for Country Kitchen Buffet?
 
2013-07-20 06:31:50 PM  
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Like making love in a canoe....
 
2013-07-20 06:32:42 PM  
that's like saying Americans don't drink Budweiser
 
2013-07-20 06:32:48 PM  

Radak: tricycleracer: It was awesome when you could get those at Outback Steakhouse.

Which is Australian for Country Kitchen Buffet?



See: "Outback Steakhouse Review: Please Don't Call This Food Australian," written by a gen-yoo-ine Aussie.
 
2013-07-20 06:34:14 PM  
The Foster's you get in the States, at least when I last tried it at least 15 years ago, is made in Canada.  Probably so they can slap "imported" on the label and jack up the price.
 
2013-07-20 06:57:42 PM  

Shadowknight: farkeruk: Jesus, no. John Smiths is like going to an Olive Garden and thinking you got damn good Italian food.

Hey, I likes whats I likes.  I find it quite tasty, and I dig the fact it's a relatively non-carbonated beer that still tastes really good.


John Smiths is only a small step up from the standard InBev swill and should only be bought when the choice is Fosters/Stella/Budwiser or Smiths. Actual British beer is much better.

neon_god: I second Fuller's. Have no idea how "authentic" it is, but it's some damn fine beer. Don't think I can get any other of those here in Canada, but I'll keep an eye out


Anything by Fullers is good and I live just down the road from the Adnams brewery so anything they do apart from the bitter is very good. A 5 litre mini-keg is £15 and well worth it.

Hell just get hold of CAMRA's Good Beer guide for a comprehensive list of great beer. Just make sure you have a spare liver on standby.
 
2013-07-20 07:08:45 PM  

runcible spork: Radak: tricycleracer: It was awesome when you could get those at Outback Steakhouse.

Which is Australian for Country Kitchen Buffet?

See: "Outback Steakhouse Review: Please Don't Call This Food Australian," written by a gen-yoo-ine Aussie.


I don't care.  Their Sunday drink specials are bananas.
 
2013-07-20 07:10:07 PM  

oldernell: I don't care what you say, Fosters is still better than mainstream "merican" beer. I'll take it over a bud any day.(Consuming Sweetwater 420 right now.)


the Fosters you are drinking was probably brewed in Canada. and 'bud' is not beer, it is piss swill. try a Sam Adams or any of the 1,000 or so micro brews that are available these days for gosh sakes, live a little.
 
2013-07-20 08:08:05 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: The Foster's you get in the States, at least when I last tried it at least 15 years ago, is made in Canada.  Probably so they can slap "imported" on the label and jack up the price.


Now its brewed in Georgia and Texas. Thanks for nothing, MillerCoors.
Last fosters i had from Oz was in 93.
 
2013-07-20 08:17:02 PM  
"British beer is tasteless"

Sorry, no. I don't normally get involved in these beer snob threads but I've been to the UK several times, even lived there for two years. There beer is anything but tasteless.
 
2013-07-20 08:48:31 PM  

alienated: Lee Jackson Beauregard: The Foster's you get in the States, at least when I last tried it at least 15 years ago, is made in Canada.  Probably so they can slap "imported" on the label and jack up the price.

Now its brewed in Georgia and Texas. Thanks for nothing, MillerCoors.
Last fosters i had from Oz was in 93.


I'm honestly surprised it's still brewed here at all; nobody who knows what a crumpet is drinks it and few pubs have it even if they're in a tourist trap.  Then again, I've heard a rumour that they just relabel it Crown Lager for local consumption.  Since testing this theory would require me to not only try Fosters, but also drink Crown Lager again, I'm content to let it remain a mystery.
 
2013-07-20 09:22:34 PM  
Around these parts, we call it crap.  Well, to be honest, around here, Natural Light is "decent", so that may not be completely true.  Around this house, we call that crap.
 
2013-07-20 09:28:22 PM  
If you like the cheap stuff, you are a horrible person.  We should clear out the child rapists and murderers from prison to make room for the likes of you.  Hyperbole, mockery.  Satire satire, satire.

But seriously, if you're broke (and there's nothing wrong with that) or an alcoholic, drink the cheap shiat.  Otherwise, drink what you like -- and there's a better chance that you'll find something that actually tastes good if you avoid the cheap crap and spend a couple extra bucks for something that's enjoyable.
 
2013-07-20 09:34:03 PM  

KrispyKritter: Sam Adams


As long as it's not Boston Lager.... gah, I hate that stuff.

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This is my favorite of late. Local and delicious.
 
2013-07-20 09:39:13 PM  
Foster's: Australian for "eh"

i thought they were talking about the cricket team
 
2013-07-20 10:56:05 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: [lolearth.com image 504x378]
/that is all


As in, I've got to Foster's like Racehorse.
 
2013-07-20 10:59:20 PM  

Norfolking Chance: John Smiths is only a small step up from the standard InBev swill and should only be bought when the choice is Fosters/Stella/Budwiser or Smiths. Actual British beer is much better.


Maybe the stuff I buy in Gibraltar is different or something, because it's damn tasty. And I have had great beer all over Europe.
 
2013-07-20 11:17:38 PM  

snuff3r: "For the record, VB and XXXX are Australia's biggest-selling beers "

Errr, XXXX attempted a comeback a few years ago but like Fosters, it's piss, and no self-respecting aussie touches it.

/Coopers and squire 4tw


I haven't found a beer that cools and quenches the heat and humidity of a Brisbane summer better than XXXX bitter. Sure, it's mass-produced and only works well at 4 degrees, but coopers/james squire/james boag/cascade just don't cut the mustard when I need a cold one after mowing the yard in 35 degrees.

Now, pre, during, and after-dinner, I'll pick a nice James Squire porter, or a Cooper's red.

/Or my own, of course.
//Just bought a kegging kit for homebrew
//Beer on tap FTW!
 
2013-07-20 11:20:05 PM  

farkeruk: Shadowknight: I know it's not a lager, but it's a British beer that taste damn good.

Jesus, no. John Smiths is like going to an Olive Garden and thinking you got damn good Italian food.

Wadsworth Farmer's Glory, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Adnams Broadside, Ringwood Fortyniner, Sharps Doom Bar, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Fuller London Pride.


Sharps' Doom Bar is one the nicest ales I've ever had. Between that and Arkell's ales, I could just about live in Britain.

/but the weather sucks, frankly
 
2013-07-20 11:48:08 PM  
I was always a fan of this stuff:
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Much better when it was in the 640mL so I could homebrew with the bottles.  Ratebeer hates it because it doesn't have 1000 IBUs, but that make me like it even more.

/Liked their British Ale too
//I f'in hate hopheads
 
2013-07-21 12:19:42 AM  
I'm surprised they didn't have Corona on that list, nobody drinks that crap in Mexico. According to all the Mexican I know it's considered cheap piss water down there. Let that sink in a moment, when Mexicans call a beer cheap piss water you know it's bad.
 
2013-07-21 05:37:59 AM  

caira: alienated: Lee Jackson Beauregard: The Foster's you get in the States, at least when I last tried it at least 15 years ago, is made in Canada.  Probably so they can slap "imported" on the label and jack up the price.

Now its brewed in Georgia and Texas. Thanks for nothing, MillerCoors.
Last fosters i had from Oz was in 93.

I'm honestly surprised it's still brewed here at all; nobody who knows what a crumpet is drinks it and few pubs have it even if they're in a tourist trap.  Then again, I've heard a rumour that they just relabel it Crown Lager for local consumption.  Since testing this theory would require me to not only try Fosters, but also drink Crown Lager again, I'm content to let it remain a mystery.


well, ... I used to love Fosters. The cans were steel, and unlined, so one got a bit of iron oxide along with the pride of Ringwood hops . Pride of Ringwood inspired a generation of hop growers and brewers, by the by, as it had a huge alpha acid content and it was also good for aroma. I am stll looking for rhizomes, as i think that hop will grow well in southern california in mostly clay soil.
 
2013-07-21 06:08:50 AM  

ReapTheChaos: I'm surprised they didn't have Corona on that list, nobody drinks that crap in Mexico. According to all the Mexican I know it's considered cheap piss water down there. Let that sink in a moment, when Mexicans call a beer cheap piss water you know it's bad.


I think there is something to say about "the other side of the fence.". When I was at a bar in Ireland, I saw a bunch of guys drinking Budweiser. When asked, the bartender told me it was the fancy import.

It's all about what you can't get easy, I guess.
 
2013-07-21 06:14:29 AM  
As a Kiwi, I have to say I'm rather fond of VB. It's relatively inexpensive on the supermarket shelf compared to our own beers - I don't know whether it's directly imported or if it's brewed in NZ under license (like Guinness and Stella Artois). The English brew some really good beers too, I think that's grown out of the Campaign for Real Ale - there's a pub in my town that has English beers on tap, I'm quite partial to Old Speckled Hen.

As for local beers, my home town is blessed with one good craft brewery, another craft brewery recently sold out to a multinational (I like their Bookbinder Bitter), and a large, fairly generic brewer of passable beer.
 
2013-07-21 06:49:05 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "British beer is tasteless"


Sorry, no. I don't normally get involved in these beer snob threads but I've been to the UK several times, even lived there for two years. There beer is anything but tasteless.



Ever tried Carling? That stuff is farking pisswater. Tastes of virtually nothing. Even if you want a light lager, Budweiser is better.
 
2013-07-21 07:09:18 AM  

PortsmouthFarker: ReapTheChaos: "British beer is tasteless"


Sorry, no. I don't normally get involved in these beer snob threads but I've been to the UK several times, even lived there for two years. There beer is anything but tasteless.


Ever tried Carling? That stuff is farking pisswater. Tastes of virtually nothing. Even if you want a light lager, Budweiser is better.


Except Carling is apparently Canadian.
 
2013-07-21 07:51:08 AM  

Shadowknight: I think there is something to say about "the other side of the fence.". When I was at a bar in Ireland, I saw a bunch of guys drinking Budweiser. When asked, the bartender told me it was the fancy import.


Heh.  We have a restaurant chain here that fancies itself a very American style diner, so alongside various domestic brews (ranging in quality from poor to decent), they sell Budweiser and Bud Lite for about double the price (importing glass bottles full of liquid ain't cheap).  Every time I see it on the menu, I think, "why god?  why?"
 
2013-07-21 10:00:27 AM  

Radak: Shadowknight: I think there is something to say about "the other side of the fence.". When I was at a bar in Ireland, I saw a bunch of guys drinking Budweiser. When asked, the bartender told me it was the fancy import.

Heh.  We have a restaurant chain here that fancies itself a very American style diner, so alongside various domestic brews (ranging in quality from poor to decent), they sell Budweiser and Bud Lite for about double the price (importing glass bottles full of liquid ain't cheap).  Every time I see it on the menu, I think, "why god?  why?"


As an American, I'm hanging my head in shame. We have FAR better lagers to export than those, IMHO.

/ I guess image trumps quality
 
2013-07-21 10:04:34 AM  

KrispyKritter: the Fosters you are drinking was probably brewed in Canada. and 'bud' is not beer, it is piss swill. try a Sam Adams or any of the 1,000 or so micro brews that are available these days for gosh sakes, live a little.


I'm guessing you didn't read the entire post, or didn't understand it. Sweetwater is an Atlanta microbrewery and turns out some pretty good stuff.
 
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