What's your favorite beer?

By mikescorpio81 · 84 replies
May 25, 2007
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  1. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    So what's the weather out there like right now? I don't think it would take a whole week of testing to settle this! :p And name me 17 other beers that taste like Guiness please?!? I am looking for a cheaper alternative!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'm confident I can tell you which is which out of the following beers:
    Miller Lite
    Miller High Life
    Bud Light
    Rolling Rock
    Any Wheat Beer (could tell you that its not one of the others, probably couldn't distinguish brands)
    Any Pale Ale (again same as Wheat)

    The American macrobrews I listed above all have a distinct taste and I'm sure I could do it. Telling the difference between a Rolling Rock and a Heineken I may not be able to do because both taste skunked and I don't like either. But I've drank more of those macrobrews in the 6 years I drank than most people would do in 20 years.

    Its like that Mythbusters episode with Vodka, the expert was able to distinguish between cheap and good vodka and even got the correct order on the number of times the cheap stuff had gone through a carbon filter. If you know your beers well enough you can do it.

    The catch in your little study Raybay might be that if you are serving them at a bar. First off, lots of people go to bars having already drank some, this allows them to still get drunk but save a lot of money because you guys charge $4 a pint, that doesn't make for good distinguishing abilities. Second people are used to drinking their beers out of bottles or cans, when you switch to keg beer it tastes slightly different. If you don't believe me buy a can, a 20oz, and a 12oz bottle of Mt. Dew and note the differences, all the same beverage, all taste different.
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

    My favorite is Orangaboom, close second is Pilsner Urquell. Both cost way too much here. Moosehead is a alright alternative. Pislner and bock are great. I've made a few batches from canned extracts. One called Canadian Ale was fairly good, another I called Putrid Porter was rank (I messed up something.) I still drank it all.
  4. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 293

    I drink beer because of it's taste. I really do love a good beer ...
    Having said that, I think i could pick which is which from a taste test.

    Stella Artois is easily distinguishable (in my mouth), as is most others I drink.

    I could pick a VB a mile away (from the smell alone!) :)

    BTW: I've been into the German wheat beers lately too ... boy does your head hurt after a few of those tall buggers! :zzz:
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Raybay, I am waiting......
  6. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Posts: 52

    I'd be upset if you couldn't, Guiness is rotten, tastes like a sunday lunch/road surface. Its definitely a one of a kind taste.
  7. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Actually I see it the other way around really! Guiness is an acquired taste I guess. When I said I could tell the difference, I meant that towards another post where it was said that people can not tell the difference in beers. They just drank to get drunk! lol
  8. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Acquired taste would be a good way of putting it. Do you not find it a meal in itself though?
  9. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    The one time I tried Guiness was at a beer tasting contest (finished second, 8 for 17) it reminded me of a concoction I made as a child. It involved a mix of dirt and water....puke:
  10. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    lol.....damn, am I the only American here that like Guiness?!?
  11. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Posts: 52

    You must have Irish roots somewhere!
  12. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    German actually, maybe the mikman was Irish!?!?
  13. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Always a possibility...
  14. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    But without Guiness is there another way to order a Black & Tan?
  15. M_Jones

    M_Jones TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Only with stout methinks. But yeh I guess that its mainly Guiness even if it is tarmac in a glass.
  16. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 293

    I like Guiness, but I'm Australian and we'll drink anything! :D
  17. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    some of my fav suds:

    DOS EQUIS amber
    Fat Tire
    and in a pinch, Bud
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,131   +983

    My favorite is the one you just bought me :)
  19. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Someone mention warm beer? i actually put a pint of john smiths bitter in the microvave for a customer once to take the chill off. Ive also heard they used to serve guiness hot in ye olde days. warming it up by adding a hot iron poker to the glass. And the bubbles travel downwards in a pint of guiness .... weird stuff
  20. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Theakestone's Old Peculiar mixed half and half with Theakestone's Best Bitter - known in parts of North Yorkshire as a pint of Standard.
  21. kinkytwinky

    kinkytwinky TS Rookie

    my favourite beer would probably be our local ale Wold Gold, from the Wold Top brewery, if not that then maybe Duechars IPA, that stuff is ****ing awesome, smooth hoppy, drinkable and creamy with a hint of citrus. what more could anyone want?

    PS. Lagers sucks unless they are origanal pilsner lagers.


    Edited for language.
  22. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    how have i never come across this thread before? :D haha

    my #1 would be Fosters (ahh, the amber nectar), but for a change i'll occasionally have a carlsberg, budweiser or carling (sold for £2 a pint down the local ;))

    i didn't know that fosters was called something else in australia though, how very interesting.

    actually, i have sampled some ales before which were most pleasing
  23. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Now if you are talking lager, there is only the one and that is..............

    Herforder Pils.
    Bet nobody has heard of that one! From Herford in Germany
    Bottles come in yellow card board carryouts holding 10 x 33cls - as good as negotiable currency in this family and known as yellow handbags
  24. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Thought I would add in some female opinion... Mine are fat tire, guiness, and arrogant ba*tard/ double ba*tard...
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    Am I Allowed to Mention This.......?

    Actually it's Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer.

    I suppose that's silly and unmanly, so forget I said that.

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