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Good beginners beer?

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by Maelstrom, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. kukulkan

    kukulkan Member

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    Strongbow is cider not ale :) And cider is not beer :)

    Corona actually isnt a bad suggestion either. Word of warning though, drink it very cold or the true adjunct (rice? i think) flavours come out.
     
  2. kukulkan

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    My favourite site is http://www.ratebeer.com

    Theres a good introductory guide written by a Perth guy (Ol Juntan) here. Also, this tasting form can be handy when you're starting out too. The flavour wheel can be handy too :)

    My ratings are all kept on ratebeer too. I find it handy because it can be hard at times to remember whether I liked a certain beer or not!

    http://www.belgianbeercafebrussels.com.au/
     
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  3. FragieSpice

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    i've tried many different beers on my girlfriend to get her hooked, but have so far failed.....

    the closest I came was with some german wheat beer at a beer hall in germany :) [hard not to drink beer when you are surrounded by others drinking beer]
     
  4. Chunks

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    Having problems finishing a Pale Ale?
    You need Tooheys Extra Dry.

    Goes down easy :).
    So Mael when's the party?
     
  5. PostModern

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    Oh god. Not the TEDs again. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Dry beers are brewers way of making cheap innofensive beer. It lacks any semblance of taste. I had one thrust upon me by the host at a christening on the weekend. I sucked it down to be polite (and I admit, out of morbid curiousity). It was like thin vaguely beer-flavoured water. NOT beer.
     
  6. Chunks

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    I agree.
    I only suggested it because of what it is: "It was like thin vaguely beer-flavoured water.". Exactly. So if your tastebuds can't handle something more substantial it'd be a good way to start.

    I was the same way. I couldn't understand how people would enjoy a Heineken, Becks or Boags because to me the taste wasn't something I was used to.

    So I started off with TED & Coronas and now I can appreciate a whole lot more :)
     
  7. spankyofoz

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    if you're after a good range of beers in Brisbane, try the Paddington.

    I'm slowly converting my wife to beer. I've found she like the sweeter, toasty beers, like a newcastle brown or a nice chocalatey stout, like coopers vintage stout. She calls a stout vegemite water, bit her at least tasting it is a step from her usual turning up of her nose :)
     
  8. fairymoans

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    I am not a beer drinker, and I don't really try. But as a non-beer drinker, I do enjoy Groltsch (sp?), it tastes to me thick, sweet, and not at all bitter, if that makes sense. In a pinch, Heineken is palatable to me, though a little bitter.

    I only post because noone has mentioned Groltsch (so I'll assume it's a bad beer to a real beer drinker).
     
  9. `X'

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    corner of Mary and Edward Streets.

    Its opposite Universal (the strip club)

    its only open till 1am and i didnt even know it was there i walked past it so many times and just missed it.
     
  10. predder

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    I'm in the exact postion as the original poster... every time i've drunk more than 1 beer i've chucked up :sick:

    My dad has some norwgian beer imported (pilsners) which is really light and more drinkable than any other beer i've tried.

    And I dont mind killkenny either... just make sure it's COLD
     
  11. ToranaGuy

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    Very interesting and informative thread guys!

    I'm not much of a beer drinker, other than kilkenny and guiness on occasion. I'm more of a spirits drinker, and very small amouts usually. I was brought up around spirits and american beers. I particularly (sp?) hate most aussie beers, premium boag's and coopers aside. 4 X gold isn't too bad, i tried some when i was up in brissy in january this year. I sorta guess that's the yank in me, as my dad's a yank, and he HATES aussie beer, with a pasison. I'm not so hating it tho, not all aussie beer.

    This thread has really opened my eyes up to the world of beer. Next time i pop into a bottle shop, i will be on the lookout for some imported beers to try out, as sugested in this thread. My g/f will be amazed. Kayt's more a beer drinker than anything. But crappy aussie beers. Vb and MB :tongue:

    Cheers

    ToranaGuy
     
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  12. bluedreamer

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    Whoops my bad. Cider :) What on earth prompted me to type ale? I need a beer...
     
  13. holdennutta

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    Whats a good, heavy, not too $$ Beer?

    I have been drinking XXXX Golds for a fair while now but it's time for a change.

    I had a 6 pack of TED's last night which were nice, and Guinness is OK but Im thinking somthing along the lines of a little rarer or less popular that still is a heavy beer but not incredibily bitter and one that doesn't cost the earth.

    Grolsh I have tried but it tastes like shite...

    What would you guys reccomend?
     
  14. hunter2k

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    I'm into Fosters atm... I hadn't seen it sold for years and noticed at the bottleo the other day. Not bad at all, but does cost $10.99 a 6 pack of $35 a carton at my local.

    P.S. I'm sampling some of the Fosters right now ;).
     
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  15. gbug

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    VB everytime

    piss off all of you who think VB is for bogans, and is shyt.

    I have drank many a beer, and my personal preference is this beer. I think its tops.
     
  16. holdennutta

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    Ima not going to dismiss VB as a bogan drink, but Im going to dismiss it on the grounds that I think it tastes like shite...
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  17. spludgey

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    one word: "Red"
    I just love that beer and it's only $28 for 30 cans.
     
  18. NvidiaLoser666

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    oh god :sick:

    Personally TEDs and coldies are the norm. Swan draught isn't that bad either.
     
  19. gbug

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    ok ok , so you think VB is crap. I dont.

    But its cost effective

    also, try Coopers Pale ale isnt too bad
    But that again is an aquired taste.

    ps - the first person to nominate Tooheys new is officially gay.
     
  20. poozor

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    stick wit hthe teds mate, great beer.
     

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