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Good beginners beer?

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

  1. pat77

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    Hmm....

    Have you tried James Boag's Premium? Or Casade Premium? Or maybe James Squires' Pale Ale?

    Both are damn fine beers, I usually drink the lights myself, as a prefer the crisp after taste of the light.
     
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  2. holdennutta

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    2 people have allready nominated tooheys :p

    I may give pale ale a shot depending on the price.
    Other than that I'll probably stay with the TEDs.

    (Im trying to get drunk at an 18th for the smallest cost hehehe)

    Ohhh I have had a Boags Prem. once - was very nice.

    It'll probably cost more than the $12/6 pack cost of the TEDS though...
     
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  3. ArcTan

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    Re: Hmm....

    James Boags Premium owns :thumbup:

    asahi is just as good
     
  4. silenthunter

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    heineken is my favorite.
     
  5. Headkicker

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    Re: Re: Hmm....


    yup :thumbup:
     
  6. dkermode

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    Hit the home brew - I am sure there is a forum here which I can't be bother linking to ATM.

    Home brew is cheaper then normal beer, and you can make it how you like, I like a Mexican Cervaza made with a light malt.

    Plus, if you run off a batch a week, and can't keep up, once you get round to drinking some of the batches they have aged quite nicely.
     
  7. Febs

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    Whatever you get, get it at Dan Murphy's. I always find they're the cheapest.

    Oh wait...I don't think there are any in QLD. I wanted to send my cousin in QLD a gift certificate once, but iirc he said there weren't any Dan Murphy's up there. Ahh well..you're missing out.

    Oh, and gbug - you're from Victoria, drink VB and dislike New. Well I'm from NSW, I like New, and dislike VB (though I can tolerate it). Seriously...what do you expect? VB = Vicwegian beer. New = NSW beer.
     
  8. GoSam

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    Another vote for Coopers Pale Ale, top stuff :thumbup: San Migule is good too, but thats more on the exy side of things.
     
  9. holdennutta

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    My last experience with the home brew a mate made was not nice - It tasted like cat piss. Apparently he has gotten better but I still don't wanna risk it :)
     
  10. pat77

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    Hmm....

    I heard a nice rumour the other day ...

    Casade have release home brew kits, and apparently it's almost as good as the real deal providing you use the recommended ingredients.

    :D
     
  11. MCWB

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    There's a small (109 page :D) thread on home brewing here.

    You may also like to try this thread. :)
     
  12. sureshot20

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    Not if you're from Adelaide!!! :p
     
  13. SUbatomiC

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    I bought a 6 pack of Coopers Pale Ale this arvo.. not too bad but I don't reckon it thas that great either.. also picked up a carton of Carlton Mid for $24 :D

    I usually drink XXXX Golds but getting a bit sick of em. I love the bitter tase but thats about it. and I havent found another beer that has the same bitterness :(
     
  14. phextwin

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    Coldies and VB are good. I reccomend Coronas too but their pretty expensive.

    As for fosters and grolsch : Bleh:sick:

    But if your trying to get drunk for cheap WTF are you doing drinking beer?
    2 bottles of champagne should get you nicly toasted :)
    (just dont get passion pop or spumante :tongue: )
     
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  15. NvidiaLoser666

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    Strongarm is pretty bitey and cheap, as well. A 6-pack of those and a longneck carlton should get you nice and drunk for only like $14, if you drink them fast enough
     
  16. holdennutta

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    I was thinking somthing along the lines of a 6 of Tooheys Extra Dry and a bottle of McWilliamson Sherry. $20 worth around abouts.

    Someone said the sherry is very nice with coke.....

    Meh, something to try and at $7 a 12 standard drink bottle = nothing to loose :)
     
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  17. Radar

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    Corona has to be the worst beer I've ever tasted. It was like drinking water, had no real taste or anything. Any beer you have to add fruit to to make it taste like something is not good in my books.

    Personally, I'm very picky. I mainly drink either Coopers (Got a case of pale the other day, and half a case of Sparkling allready) or Cascade Premium (not light). Those are by far the best tasting beers in Australia I have found.

    I will drink Heiniken, and I'm willing to try anything once, but those 3 listed above are by far the best I've found. Strongarm is allright, if you are really, really strapped for cash. The $4 upgrade to something more decent is well worth it.

    And on the topic of Sherry, bluhg. Awful, vile liquid. It might be cheap, but it's bloody foul to drink. I can't stand it.
     
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  18. protecon

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    Coopers Best Extra Stout.
    Coopers Sparkling Ale.
     
  19. bluedreamer

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    Err... Corona is one of my favourites, but i'd vote for the james squire/boags/cascade/coopers/heineken cos they're all about the same price for a carton when I last checked. And my friends don't seem to like extra dry beers, so that rules out asahi and the like when we're having a few drinks.
     
  20. Moose

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    Coopers Sparkling Ale would be my suggestion, or even Pale Ale.
     

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