Had our mini International Beer festival last night; Pics & tasting notes for ya

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  1. dug777

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    We covered every Continent except Africa, had an awesome time, and got thoroughly pissed Very Happy

    Good times Cool

    We ended up getting six-packs because it was prohibitively pricey getting single stubbies. Seven six packs came to $96 AUD after we got a 25% on it Between the three of us, it wasn't that expensive of an occasion for us.

    Anywho:

    http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/dug777/Beer1.JPG
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    (you'll have to copy & paste those links into your browser since pics doesn't allow linking from here :()


    Tasting notes: enjoy them, i'm quite proud we kept them up until close to the end (we made notes for each beer as we each had a stubby of it, then we worked our way back through them again)

    The Great International Beer Festival 2006

    Numero Uno

    Hollandia:

    Will: Flat, successfully soothes the mouth after a chill beef & cheese pie, other than that; ******.
    Dug: Flat, dungy & watery.
    Maestro: I haven’t turned up yet b/c I’m a pussy.

    Rating out of 10: 3.

    2.

    Kronenbourg

    Will: For a bunch of cheese eating surrender monkeys, they know how to make beer. Pretty fucken good. 18.31 ‘I don’t like it any more’.
    Dug: Smooth. Very little boddy. Gay, ostentatiously French label.
    Maestro: It’s fizzy. Very distinct texture. Smooth finish

    Rating out of 10: 7

    18.26 hours: Two steinlager broken. Maestro blamed.

    3.

    Peroni Nastro Azzurro

    18.45

    Will: Fruity Nose. Bracing,
    Dug: Acrid aftertaste. Snazzy label.
    Maestro: Blink n miss it.

    Rating out of 10: 6.253675476 approx.

    4.

    Budweiser

    19:13

    Will: ‘Like rooting in a canoe’. ‘definitely not the king of beers’
    Dug: No smell. ‘I can see why they say it’s water’ ‘Label is a showoff, overly elaborate piece of crap’ ‘if genuine bud tastes this sh1t, what does fake bud taste like?’
    Maestro: ‘I’ve tasted better dishwater’

    Rating out of 10: 2.75


    5.

    Ichiban

    19:44

    Will: Flavoursome. Well rounded. Your toilet sucks (seconded by Maestro) A good solid performer in the sack.
    Dug: Reasonably classy label.
    Maestro: Overall presentation is good. (he is an idiot and we forgive him for it) overly dry

    Rating out of 10: 6.75

    6.

    Tiger

    20:17

    Will: rarghhhhhhhh (tiger roar). Good solid lager
    Dug: Top notch f**cking label. A nice dry drop rarghhhhh! Grouse!! The label is also fairly grouse…
    Mick: Tip f**cking top Turksih. Da bomb thus far.

    Rating out of 10: 8.5

    7.

    LC Pale

    Will: Fruit. Fruit. Yeah, fruit. Tastes like pussy should taste…
    Dug: Smell: heavenly. Taste: even better than it smells…
    Mick: You guys… oh my god…

    21:28: Drink spilled. Apparently not maestro’s fault.

    Rating out of 10: 8.5

    8.

    Steinlager

    Will: Overpowering stench, not unlike Tasman - Utterly different. Definitely a different f**cking beer. dugfaggot
    Dug: Oi! Pongy! They get marks for originality.
    Mick: Rather Bavaria-like
     
  2. dink

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    Kronenburg is from Denmark. Everyone knows the French do not make beer.




    I stand corrected. But i stand by my statement about the French not making beer.
     
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    dug777

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    why does it say 'product of france' and 'importee de france' on the bottle then? ;)
     
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    I reckon if the French drank beer they would drink Ales, why? Because it's as fruity as they are. :lol:
     
  5. steve86

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    Kirin is such an awesome beer, but unfortunately it's not brewed in Japan, i think in Melbourne. Asahi is brewed in Thailand. Sapporo is brewed in Canada!
     
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    What about that beer Steinlagen or some shit like that, it's kiwi, tastes like shit. :sick:

    I'd prefer Carlton Mid Strength over it.
     
  7. Pablo_H

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    It's from france, but only because the english conquered that part for a short time centuries ago :) You can even get a glass of it with your big mac at maccas in france.
    You guys are in perth, so you should be down at my local (the paddington ale house) they have 101 available, pretty much a couple from every beer making country, and a club for everyone who's tried them all.
    edit:Otherwise if beer reviewing on a budget, try to get to a bucks off liquor barn (nookenburra innaloo, or the one in willenton? (high st of leach anyway)) decent range and fairly cheap.
     
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    nookenburra rocks :)
     
  9. Tekin

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    ahhh the nookie. love it.

    though i'm a big fan of the international beer shop in leederville (west leederville?). a bit pricy, but the guy knows his shit, and you can generally swing a discount if you buy anything over a carton mixed.

    i might try LC Pale though....particularly if wills notes are accurate.
     
  10. maular

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    I'm having a similar thing next month. I was about to order a few cartons from the International Beer Shop (postage from WA to Brisbane was holding me back), when a Dan Murphy's opened last week. They have (for a standard liquor store) a shitload of beer, I would guess around 150 different brands. And, they don't charge any extra for singles or sixers than the carton price - a single is exactly 1/24th of the cost of the carton (plus, they have great prices anyway).

    I've heard Dan Murphy's is pretty big interstate, so if there is one near you it is worthwhile to check it out.
     
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  11. MR CHILLED

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    That must be why it has won quite a few international awards.
     
  12. cainer

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    kirin asahi and sapporo are all brewed in japan, thats where they originated from and thats what they all drink over there. i think you'll find they have alot of breweries all over the world to cater for the locals in those regions. but there is no shortage of beer drinkers over there to support a local industry.
     
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    WHERE IS THE STELLA ARTOIS???? best beer ever
     
  14. raman

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    They are all tasteless lagers most likely brewed in Australia under license.
    Get some real beers like Duval, Orval, Chimay Blue (Best beer in the world)
    also try some Lambic beers line Belle Vue or some german wheat beers.
     
  15. chicken-

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    I picked up some Cerveza Cristal (brewed and bottled in Cuba) after work today, damn this is my new king of easy drinking beers, think really smooth Corona and you're basically there. It won the Monde Selection Silver medal in 2003.

    Might have to pick out a top10 and do our own festival some time.
     
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    yeah for sure. ive spent a bit of time there and rate the japanese as really big beer drinkers, its a shame their export beers aren't actually brewed in Japan though, they just don't taste as good!
     
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    Err, the French have quite a large microbrewery industry, many farm based. It's very common in the north of the country, closer to the Belgian border.

    They make wonderful "Biere De Garde" (Beer for Keeping), which is a very tasty and unique beer style.

    Theres a really good page outlining some of the French breweries here:

    http://www.frenchbeer.info/France/frbrewer.html
     
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    james squire amber ale is porn
    should have had that
     
  20. PostModern

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    It used to be good. Tastes pretty ordinary since it moved to the Tooheys brewery when the Camperdown brewlength grew too short for its sales. A victim of its own success.

    Interesting choice of beers here. All bar one are dry pale lagers, and even that's a dry pale ale.
     

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