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Good beginners beer?

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

  1. ilnabe

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    CARLSBERG ELEPHANT BEER.

    Not only will you be a total beer-wanker, you'll also get to enjoy the kickass-ness of a million percent alcohol content.
     
  2. PostModern

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    James Squire Australian Strong Ale (limited edition - of you can get it try this. 6.8% Scottish strong ale style - very nice).

    If you like a Stout, Coopers Best Extra Stout is a world beater. Excellent stuff.

    Coopers Sparkling Ale is pretty interesting. Only beer of its kind in the world. I reckon my homebrew version is nicer tho (I like hops and the bottled version is pretty light on with hops, as are 90% of commercial beers).

    If you are trying to keep the cost of a slab in teenage territory tho, I'd go the Boags Strongarm Bitter. Reasonably inoffensive mainstream beer.

    If you are looking for more than just a one-off cheap pissed and seriously like beer, come join the homebrew thread :) We look after n00bs ;)
     
  3. GoSam

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    Yeah I agress with that, 7.2% of alcohol goodness! :)
     
  4. Febs

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    Pity about the taste though.
     
  5. PostModern

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    Elephant Beer is pretty ordinary. Cooper BES is 6.8% and about 1/2 the price.

    [beer-wanker]
    If you are feeling extravagant and want to try something different and strong, try Chimay Blue ($7.99 for a stubby). It's 10% and brewed by Belgian monks. Gulden Draak (Gold Dragon) is a similar Belgian commercial style (Belgian Strong Dark Ale). Drink them at 12°C (out of the fridge for 1/2 an hour or so) to get the right idea. Also, drink them from a large Claret glass rather than a beer glass to get the most from the aroma.
    [/beer-wanker]
     
  6. SirVinh

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    Corona is the best but a box every week and half.. money feels like its going down the drain :(

    Edit: well just cracked one now, 3 left.. was saving it as backup untill I get my lazy ass off to get another box. O well, time to rest in the veggie tray inside the fridge so dad and my leechin brother cant get to it :/

    O yeall, 20th birthday on sunday! woot.
     
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  7. Kabal

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    Go coopers, wooo! Pale/sparkling/stout.. its all good ;)
     
  8. Ma Baker

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    Re: Hmm....

    Another vote here for James Squire. They do about 4 (I believe) different ones and at the moment they have a Limited Release one that they do every year. My hubby's drinking it now and he's says it's a fine drop.
     
  9. Daft_Munt

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    Chimey - Belgian Beer, very nice 8+% not cheap and hard to find
    Cascade Pale Ale - losing marks for changing the reciepe and reducing alcohol content. now <5%
    Boags 1881 Ale - I have not seen this outside of tassie and it cost $5+ for a stubbie. Nice European style heavy beer. 5%
    Cascade First harvest - another premium premium beer, $80+ a slab.
    Boags Strongarm Bitter - nice fully flavoured bitter. I have heard complaints that it is too heavy.
    Coopers Pale Ale - easy to drink bottle fermented (a good justification for drinking it is the brewers yeast which is good for you).
    Tasmania only - Hazards Ale a fine beer but hard to find outside of Hobart and Launceston.
     
  10. Moose

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    Little Creatures Pale Ale if you like hops :thumbup:

    Coopers Vintage Ale is also nice.
     
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  11. SelfCtrl

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    Speaking of which, you people have mentioned fruit lambic's. Do you have any favorites ? Please keep in mind that these have to be common (as I cant be stuffed searching for particular brands).
     
  12. esprit

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    Grolsch :D
     
  13. poozor

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    $27 bottle of beam bottle of coke/pepsi and that will get ya drunk.
     
  14. SyN

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    irrelevant.
     
  15. pat77

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    Hmm....

    Hmm...

    Okay I managed to get Slab of either of these Casade brews for less that $60 -

    1) First Harvest
    2) Autumn Amber

    With regards to Boags 1881 you can get that up here but you have to know your Bottleshop, majority of Boags top shelf stuff you can get up here but is relabeled for insterstate markets.

    I have had a James Squires' at my local RSL, James Squires is also known as Malt Shovel they produce the following fine brews:

    * Amber Ale
    * Pilsener
    * Porter
    * India Pale Ale
    * Australian Strong Ale

    Limited Release - Colonial Wheat - around Summer.
     
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  16. Swordfish

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    Redback
     
  17. Bionic

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    Spew.. Not a fan of Wheat beers...

    Give me a good stout any day..
    But id try the Coopers range personaly they make some very good beers in my opinion.
     
  18. poozor

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    Hahn premium lights not bad, and its fairly cheap at around $22 for a 24 carton. i personally like TED's aka tooheys extra dry, very nice tasting beer.
     
  19. Pete of Meat

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    Try some Becks. That stuff's easy to drink.
     
  20. THE_SHIZZ

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    2 easy beers to drink.

    Carton Cold , Cheap and goes down great!

    Grolsch , More expensive($16 for a 4/6 pack) but goes down well, tastes nice and has bragging rights of drinking holland beer.
     

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