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For lager it's got to be Lowenbrau but it's a bugger finding it bottled or on tap, the usual Czech culprits are always a good bet for a great beer in a shit bar like Wetherspoons. I'm not an ale fan but Theakstons Old Peculiar and Deuchars IPA are utterly amazing. As for the Asahi fans, I had a bottle last night and it was so dry it made my mouth go pithy and the flavour is barely above Fosters level. Not sure on the appeal there, it's cause it's Japanese isn't it? :D

But brewed in Czech Republic :D

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One pint of Grolsh is lovely, but I can't usually drink more than two without feeling sick. It's just too sweet.

Ditto Hoegarden. Actually, I can probably only manage one pint of that at a time, which is good for my wallet at least.

Beers I usually look for in pubs are Brains SA, Caledonian 80/- or Ruddles Best.

I have a terrible memory for beer names, though - I know I've tried them but I can never remember if I liked them or not so have to try them again :D

What's people's opinion of Kronenberg? I usually avoid it, thinking it was crap, but recently I gave it another chance, and I think it's probably my favourite mainstream lager.

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Kelham Island Pale Rider won best beer in Britain recently, and it is lovely, not sure how available it is elsewhere, but there's lots of it in Sheffield.

Black Sheep is great too (in whichever variant), Yorkshire is good at making beer.

This thread has made me think, are there any good lagers made in the uk at all?

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I used to drink nothing but the creamiest of bitters, but recently discovered Grolsch, which is amazing. The nicest beer I've ever had.

I'm not much of a drinker anyway, usually preferring a nice cold glass of Sprite to a mug of ale, but I could drink Grolsch by the gallon.

Grolsch is indeed one of the best Dutch beers, though I personally prefer Dommelsch. That said, I don't drink much beer.

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Grolsch is indeed one of the best Dutch beers, though I personally prefer Dommelsch. That said, I don't drink much beer.

But grolsch brewed here is different and inferior, in just the same way that all the continental premium lagers brewed here are.

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What's people's opinion of Kronenberg? I usually avoid it, thinking it was crap, but recently I gave it another chance, and I think it's probably my favourite mainstream lager.

I thought it tasted all burnt-like? ;)

Perhaps I was in a shit pub.

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  • 2 weeks later...
I'll have a Leffe please.

I've never understood the attraction of Leffe. I may be alone on this one, but I think it tastes like someone's dissolved a packet of Opal Fruits in lager.

For me it's Budvar, Sapporo (mainly because it comes in metallic screw top bottles for my active lifestyle), Tiger and Cobra. Love 'em all.

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This Kronenburg Blanc stuff has started to pop up on draught in all the bars in Cardiff. It's weird; probably closer to Hoegarden or Leffe than most of the other commonplace draughts. But it's just a bit fruity for my liking. Got that opal fruits thing that Goris mentioned ^^up there^^.

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What was that stuff I had at the london meet thing back in...august I believe it was. That was BRILLIANT stuff it truly was. Belgium wheat beer, about 10% and came in a big wine sized bottle.

Almost put me to sleep within 15 minutes.

Until later.

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If I drink lager I'll usually drink carlsberg, although the difference in taste between any of the mainstream brands is marginal, I've always thought. Newcastle brown is always nice.

Nicest pints I've ever had:

Bedlington Terrier, Wylam brewery I think

Devils Elbow, Wylam?

Holy Island ale, can't remember who makes it

Not a fan of dark ales though.

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Best bottled beer I've had recently is Sierra Navada, which is bizarrely from California. Had it in the states years ago, but you can pick it up in Safeway now.

Is slightly bitter and bottle conditioned. Nice alternative to minging euro-lagers.

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  • 1 year later...

We've just moved house and, at the back of the cupboard in the kitchen, I found the bottle of Belikin (from Belize) and the can of Gallo (from Guatemala) that I brought back from our holiday earlier this year.

Have just drunk them both, watching the footy.

Gallo is a superb lager and tastes a bit like Corona, I guess, which is also great.

What are other people's favourite lagers?

Any gems discovered on holiday?

Travelling from Mexico, to Belize, to Guatemala, it was funny seeing the beer advertised everywhere change from Corona, to Belikin, to Gallo. I don't think the UK really has one dominant lager, does it?

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Any gems discovered on holiday?

Not very original, as I don't get around much, but love Mythos (Greek)

I don't think the UK really has one dominant lager, does it?

Got to be Carling surely?

slightly off topic but I'm genuinly surprised when i'm stood at the bar and someone orders a pint of Carling!

You posted that at the same time I sggested Carling to be the UK's 'beer'

I drink Carling if im out, but then again im not renouned for being a beer conissuer. Rather a piss head.

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