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I tried out Stella Artois today. Here is the wiki on it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Artois

Stella Artois (pronounced /ˈstɛlə ɑrˈtwɑː/) is a 5.2% ABV global lager first brewed in Leuven, Belgium in 1926 as a Christmas brew, and named Stella after the Latin for "star."[1]

Although Belgium is best known internationally for its ales, the so-called "table beers," the bottom-fermented pilsner lagers such as Stella Artois head the list for domestic consumption, making up almost 75% of Belgian beer production. Stella is promoted as an international brand by its brewer, InBev. In its home market of Belgium, however, it is marketed, priced and sold as a regular lager. It is brewed in Belgium and the United Kingdom, as well as other countries, including Australia. Much of the Stella Artois exported from Europe is currently produced at InBev's brewery in Belgium, and packaged in the Beck's brewery in Bremen, Germany.

I liked this lager a lot. Good simple taste with a slight tangy feel to it, but nothing too crazy to where you can't drink a few more of it in one setting/evening.

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I tried out Stella Artois today. Here is the wiki on it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Artois

I liked this lager a lot. Good simple taste with a slight tangy feel to it, but nothing too crazy to where you can't drink a few more of it in one setting/evening.

I have the same problem with Stella as I do with Heineken. They both taste skunked to me and it's probably because they are shipped overseas in green bottles. It is well-established that green and clear bottles offer very little protection for the beer.

Also, at least in my area all of the people who ask for Stella are yuppies who think they know good beer but turn up their nose at local Michigan micros. I imagine there are probably a lot lless yuppies down there tho.

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I have the same problem with Stella as I do with Heineken. They both taste skunked to me and it's probably because they are shipped overseas in green bottles. It is well-established that green and clear bottles offer very little protection for the beer.

Also, at least in my area all of the people who ask for Stella are yuppies who think they know good beer but turn up their nose at local Michigan micros. I imagine there are probably a lot lless yuppies down there tho.

i agree w/you absolutely. however, if it were free, i'd probably drink stella. you couldn't even pay me to drink heine. (well..uh..unless i was already drunk.)

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Southern Comfort has both peach and apricot in it

Yet there's really no taste of either in it. There's quite a difference between a blended liqueur and a designed taste of a specific fruit/flavor.

and personally I think it's pretty damn good

So do I. Goes well with Root Beer.

Which "alcohols" are you speaking of here?

Well, one of a few I remember is Pyramid. This is the crap that tastes like hot dogs. Nasty. :puke:

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Well, one of a few I remember is Pyramid. This is the crap that tastes like hot dogs. Nasty. :puke:

I wasn't sure that you were talking about beer. Anyway, did you have the Pyramid on draft or in the bottle? I find it interesting that certain beers are way better on tap and some are way better in the bottle. Depends on a lot of factors.

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I have the same problem with Stella as I do with Heineken. They both taste skunked to me and it's probably because they are shipped overseas in green bottles. It is well-established that green and clear bottles offer very little protection for the beer.

Also, at least in my area all of the people who ask for Stella are yuppies who think they know good beer but turn up their nose at local Michigan micros. I imagine there are probably a lot lless yuppies down there tho.

I can't stand Heineken, it always tastes skunked too me too.

Haven't had Stella, no real reason to try it though.

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Yet there's really no taste of either in it. There's quite a difference between a blended liqueur and a designed taste of a specific fruit/flavor.

So do I. Goes well with Root Beer.

Well, one of a few I remember is Pyramid. This is the crap that tastes like hot dogs. Nasty. :puke:

weird..i had the pyramid apricot before, and thought it was quite good, for a fruit beer. not something i'd want to drink every day, but certainly refreshing and well-crafted. maybe you got a bad batch?

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I'm with the rest of you. Heineken is s***.

Agreed. Like almost all popular worldwide beers, it bears its success from good marketing as opposed to good brewing.

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Beer... Beer... and more Beer... I can't believe I've missed this topic for so long!

I love me some....

Anchor Steam (anything... The only brews I've disliked from them is a couple of their holiday beers, which change annually)

Rogue Dead Guy

Arrogant Bastard

Hemp Ale

and I've had and enjoyed tiger beer while in China. Amazingly, budweiser tastes even worse out in asia, since they use even more rice in those brews.

My typical bar beer drinks would be a bass, stella, or Molson Canadian (wish I could get REAL Canadian XXX in Cali).

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weird..i had the pyramid apricot before, and thought it was quite good, for a fruit beer. not something i'd want to drink every day, but certainly refreshing and well-crafted. maybe you got a bad batch?

If by "batch" you mean family (for their taste in beer), yes. :scared:

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Beer... Beer... and more Beer... I can't believe I've missed this topic for so long!

I love me some....

Anchor Steam (anything... The only brews I've disliked from them is a couple of their holiday beers, which change annually)

Rogue Dead Guy

Arrogant Bastard

Hemp Ale

and I've had and enjoyed tiger beer while in China. Amazingly, budweiser tastes even worse out in asia, since they use even more rice in those brews.

My typical bar beer drinks would be a bass, stella, or Molson Canadian (wish I could get REAL Canadian XXX in Cali).

hemp ale? i would LOVE to try that. can you recommend any one in particular?

and i'm totally w/you on the anchor steam..i don't think i've ever had a bad beer by them.

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OK all, you have to try the Kokanee GOLD.

YUMMY.. :cup:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SfN-mUqjtSE&feature=related

Go with the gold, it's 5.3%. :cup:

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haha that video was cute..."what dreams..are...made of.." :lol:

i'd like to try kokanee, but i don't know if it's even available over here. i've never seen it anywhere. i'll keep my eye open though, and if i can find it, i'll most definitely pick some up, and report back w/my findings.

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So, Beer tasting as part of the Beer Olympics didn't happen. We started the Olympics with a bang, but oddly enough we became a bit unorganized and disoriented as we progressed. Next time, perhaps we will kick the games off with the beer tasting.

Thanks for the tips though. :)

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Anchor Steam (anything... The only brews I've disliked from them is a couple of their holiday beers, which change annually)

Rogue Dead Guy

Arrogant Bastard

Hemp Ale

Good stuff, we've had Dead Guy and Arrogant Bastard on tap and both of them are great. We seem to have problems getting Anchor Steam lately but I've had a few of theirs and couldn't complain.

As far as Kokanee...I had it when I was in Kamloops and I can't say I liked it at all, but then again I'm not a lager fan. It's only in the 18th percentile on ratebeer.com though, so I'd say most people agree with me. And 5.3% may be hight up for a macro lager, but I just had a Devil Dancer the other day, made right here by Founders in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 13% Triple IPA. :drunk:

On a related note, I'm happy to say that one of the top ten beers in the world ( http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Ratings-Top50.asp ) is Bell's Expedition Stout, made right here in Michigan.

And here's a funny commercial for a terrible beer.

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What, are you ladies/gents done drinking beer now?

For your amusement.

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Nice ad - very funny. I used to sell Tuborg and it's big brother Carlsberg. Shockin' beer. Never worked here in Oz. Does it sell in the States?

No. Speaking of which, I was told that you guys don't drink Fosters over there?

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No. Speaking of which, I was told that you guys don't drink Fosters over there?

Well, I've heard of people that do but I've never met them. They're probably just tourists from the U.K.

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Beer is gud.

.. 'n stuff.

Been listening to this for a while now. Has been my ringtone for this SLVR since I got it a year ago. :cool:

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Well, I've heard of people that do but I've never met them. They're probably just tourists from the U.K.

So on a similar note, I was told that tipping is not that much the rage there, but the customers buy the bartender drinks. Equalizer is that the bartender makes a great hourly wage. I'd be all over that. I firmly believe that my wage should be dependent upon my service and experience, not upon the type of clientele who happen to walk in the bar that night.

FWIW, I'm glad that you guys don't drink Fosters because the version we get here is total s***, maybe yours is different. They call it an "oilcan" here for a reason, lol.

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So on a similar note, I was told that tipping is not that much the rage there, but the customers buy the bartender drinks. Equalizer is that the bartender makes a great hourly wage. I'd be all over that. I firmly believe that my wage should be dependent upon my service and experience, not upon the type of clientele who happen to walk in the bar that night.

FWIW, I'm glad that you guys don't drink Fosters because the version we get here is total s***, maybe yours is different. They call it an "oilcan" here for a reason, lol.

Fosters we get here in the States in brewed/bottled in Canada...I'll agree the lager is nothing special, but their amber (green oil can) is palatable.

When I worked in a pub in Birmingham, England the wages, & tips were rather poor, but overall it was a good experience.

EDIT - if anyone has any recommendations for Lagers/Pilsners/Weiss beers - I'm all ears :thumbup:

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Well, it is true that tipping is not customary here but it happens in bars a bit. Much more than buying the bartender drinks does.

And Fosters is a shocking beer. We have some great beers here but they come from micro-breweries. Like all good beers do. Simple.

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