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Demon Cleaner
17th September 2007, 11:04
So what could it be?

Harrison
17th September 2007, 11:06
Well, I obviously chose the Beer option! But it is really Murphy's which isn't quite beer.

Tiago
17th September 2007, 12:15
BEER !!!!

In Portugal the best one is "Super Bock"

Beer !!! hummmmm

Demon Cleaner
17th September 2007, 12:17
We sell a lot of Super Bock here in Luxembourg, and also Heineken. But that is because we have a LOT of Portuguese living here. The beer is indeed great, as is Sagres.

J T
17th September 2007, 12:22
I'm very keen on Sol, and San Miguel. Bit different to the bigger names over here, but not so different as to be hard to get or radically different and odd to my admittedly uneducated palate.

Harrison
17th September 2007, 12:23
If I have to drink a beer I tend to go for San Miguel. I usually have a few of those with a BBQ.

Demon Cleaner
17th September 2007, 12:29
Our beer from Luxembourg is also ace, best one is Bofferding.

Harrison
17th September 2007, 12:42
My girlfriend sometimes tries the Local Ales in some of the local pubs, and I usually have a taste, but I've not yet found one I could drink a whole glass of. Normally local real Ales tend to have too much fragrance, with a flowery flavour. I think she just makes me order them so I have to ask for something with a strange name such as "old speckled hen", "Waggledance", "Old Cocky", or "Fiddlers Elbow".

Some of the local Ciders are very nice though.

v85rawdeal
17th September 2007, 13:34
As someone who doesn't drink anymore, i exercise my right not to vote.

However, back in the day, my choice would have been Guinness, Murphy's or Beamish... With Beamish being my preferred drink.

toomanymikes
17th September 2007, 13:42
Has to be Budwieser for me - I know, I'm bad...

Tiago
17th September 2007, 14:08
We sell a lot of Super Bock here in Luxembourg, and also Heineken. But that is because we have a LOT of Portuguese living here. The beer is indeed great, as is Sagres.

And "Tagus" is also great!

When i was in Nottingham, i drinked a lot of Guinness, i love that cream beer !! :D

Yes, Luxembourg has a lot of Portuguese people, one day i'll visit your city!:yesyes:

Sharingan
17th September 2007, 16:21
To be honest, beer ain't my favourite drink. When I'm thirsty, or just want something to drink over a chat, I'd rather have a cocktail, or even just lemon ice tea. It's not like I'll refuse beer, but I wouldn't sit in the pub downing two dozen glasses a night, that's for sure.

Demon Cleaner
17th September 2007, 20:38
And "Tagus" is also great!
I sometimes have Tagus when getting a roast chicken from the Portuguese country grill (frango no churrasco), and it's indeed also a good beer. I always hated beer like Guiness, Murphy's, Kilkenny, Boddington's... and sorry guys, I tend to dislike everything that comes from the UK.

Harrison
18th September 2007, 08:37
With Stout and Bitter, you either like them or hate them.

I sometimes like Boddington's. Similar texture to Guinness, but much lighter as it's a bitter.

Tiago
18th September 2007, 09:35
And "Tagus" is also great!
I sometimes have Tagus when getting a roast chicken from the Portuguese country grill (frango no churrasco), and it's indeed also a good beer. I always hated beer like Guiness, Murphy's, Kilkenny, Boddington's... and sorry guys, I tend to dislike everything that comes from the UK.

He he he, you are almost Portuguese !! he he he,
did the try Portuguese Codfish ? very typical, there are more them 500 recepies with Codfish.

Demon Cleaner
18th September 2007, 10:06
Yep, I like the Bacalhau dishes. I also like things like Dobrada, Orelhas or Muelhas, hm, not for everybody, but i just love it.

Submeg
24th February 2008, 01:54
Beer isn't my favourite drink, but my favourite beer is a New Zealand beer, Speight's Gold Ale. Man that stuff is smooth. No bitterness, the best beer.

sarek2k
24th February 2008, 02:13
Beer isn't my fave either i like lager stella/holsten are my faves but also like carlsberg export & even castlemaine 4x. I've tried guiness too filling it's like a meal in a glass and an aquired taste. I've also tried caffrey's that was nice and less gassey than lager after a few pints!

Where's the spirits poll ;)

Buleste
24th February 2008, 09:17
Hartington bitter or Hartington IPA are superb tipples if you get somewhere where they are served correctly. They are real quaffing Ales.

khaxzan
11th August 2008, 02:42
Beer is disgusting in any form.

woody.cool
11th August 2008, 07:50
As far as beer is concerned, I prefer Lager - I usually have Stella or Carling. But I have to be in the mood for beer, I'm more of a top shelf man (spirits !!!) in which case, I love a good black russian (Tia Maria, Vodka and Coke) or a nice whiskey, usually a blended whiskey, like Bells or Famous Grouse, but I've been known to drink malt occasionally!

Graham Humphrey
11th August 2008, 09:06
Don't like beer either - don't mind a bit of (or indeed a lot of) vodka though.

my_lo
11th August 2008, 12:52
non alcoholic: earl grey tea
alcoholic: red wine

Who has said "Jean-Luc Picard"? :p

woody.cool
11th August 2008, 13:46
Don't like beer either - don't mind a bit of (or indeed a lot of) vodka though.

Vodka = substance from the gods!

Stephen Coates
11th August 2008, 13:54
I like beer. Don't drink too much of it though. I generally prefer coca cola or orange juice or coffee. It's nice to have beer with dinner though sometimes.

How to people get drunk on beer and/or lager? I reckon you would have to have a lot of it in order to get drunk. Often if I have more than 1.5 pints I start to feel sick from the amount of liquid and gas especially if I had alot to eat (as well needing to go to the toilet quite a lot). The only one I can drink more of is my Dad's homebrew which doesn't have much carbon dioxide at all.

v85rawdeal
11th August 2008, 13:57
Alcohol - the main component in the 'Theory of Devolution'

Buleste
11th August 2008, 14:16
Alcohol - The cause of and the solution to all of lifes problems - Homer J Simpson.



:puke: - Buleste on too much vodka.

Puni/Void
11th August 2008, 16:54
I've got a new favourite beer now. It's a Norwegian one called (roughly translated) "Polarbear Beer" (Isbjørn Øl). It may sound a bit strange in English, I know that. ;)

Anyway, it's rich in flavour and a bit stronger than many labels I've tried. It's also made by the worlds most Northern brewery, located in Northern Norway.

If you can get hold of it from a specialist store, it's well worth trying out. :)

Quagmire
11th August 2008, 17:02
It's Southern Comfort and Lemonade for me, that or JD and Coke, I'm easy:blink:

Buleste
11th August 2008, 17:12
I've got a new favourite beer now. It's a Norwegian one called (roughly translated) "Polarbear Beer" (Isbjørn Øl). It may sound a bit strange in English, I know that. ;)

Anyway, it's rich in flavour and a bit stronger than many labels I've tried. It's also made by the worlds most Northern brewery, located in Northern Norway.

If you can get hold of it from a specialist store, it's well worth trying out. :)

Poloarbear Beer isn't that strange a nameother than the fact there aren't many polar bears in Norway. Britain has wonderfull names for it's beers like Wobbly Bob, Sneck Lifter, Pandamonium (i'd translate them into Norwegian but i can't).

Is it Norway or Sweden that has the highest rates of Alcoholism and Suicides in Europe?

Harrison
11th August 2008, 17:13
How to people get drunk on beer and/or lager? I reckon you would have to have a lot of it in order to get drunk.

Well, yeah, of course you would. But it does depend on each person as to how much they can drink before becoming drunk. Some can get drunk on 3 pints, others take much more before even feeling the effects.

When a student I used to be able to drink around 15 pints easily and still walk home without a problem. I expect these days I wouldn't manage more than 5 before feeling the effects!

Buleste
11th August 2008, 17:22
Anything from a tap is gassy as it has CO2 added to it. Anything on a hand pump has only the gas that is created in the fermentation process. Find a good pub in the Good Beer Guide and try some Real Ales. They are much less gassy and have far less chemicles added to them so they are less likely to sned you loopy. If you don't like real ales, try real ciders like Old Rosy or Westons(By real i mean none of these that comes in a bottle and you need to add ice to). They'll blow your head off but they are a lot less sweet and sickly than mass produced ciders.

Harrison
11th August 2008, 17:46
I agree about the cider. I do like bottles fizzy ciders like Magners, but I also sometimes like a nice pint of local cider from the tap. Normally that isn't fizzy at all and not as sweet as bottled cider and you might like it more.

Tiago
11th August 2008, 18:07
How to people get drunk on beer and/or lager? I reckon you would have to have a lot of it in order to get drunk.

Well, yeah, of course you would. But it does depend on each person as to how much they can drink before becoming drunk. Some can get drunk on 3 pints, others take much more before even feeling the effects.

When a student I used to be able to drink around 15 pints easily and still walk home without a problem. I expect these days I wouldn't manage more than 5 before feeling the effects!

What is the average % of alchool in beer in UK?
Here in Portugal it goes from 5,3% to 5,6% not to strong, and not to week.
When i was in UK in 1995 i try a lot of beers and i remember that most of them were less alchool. Here in Portugal we see a lot of tourists from UK that drink the same amont of beer they drink in UK, and they go easly :BlurryDrunk:

With 2 pins of half a letter 2x500ml i was easly fine, here with the same amont i start to smile...

Puni/Void
11th August 2008, 21:11
Buleste wrote:


Is it Norway or Sweden that has the highest rates of Alcoholism and Suicides in Europe?

Neither Sweden or Norway suffers from high rates of alcoholism and suicides. I've read that Finland has a substantial problem with these things though, so maybe that's the country you were thinking of?

Harrison
11th August 2008, 23:13
What is the average % of alchool in beer in UK?

It all depends what you are drinking, but in general it is lower than that. Most lagers and beers are around 4% in the UK I think. Real Ales and local Cider can be much higher. The Cider's sold at my local pubs is around 7.8%.

Buleste
12th August 2008, 10:53
Buleste wrote:


Is it Norway or Sweden that has the highest rates of Alcoholism and Suicides in Europe?

Neither Sweden or Norway suffers from high rates of alcoholism and suicides. I've read that Finland has a substantial problem with these things though, so maybe that's the country you were thinking of?

You're right it's the Finns. Probably why the drivers are so fast.

TiredOfLife
12th August 2008, 14:39
What is the average % of alchool in beer in UK?

It all depends what you are drinking, but in general it is lower than that. Most lagers and beers are around 4% in the UK I think. Real Ales and local Cider can be much higher. The Cider's sold at my local pubs is around 7.8%.

Not so true these days.
Most bottled lagers in pubs tend to be 5%.
A lot of the draft lagers are now also 5%

More pubs are stocking Belgium beers these days which are stronger.
Common ones are Leffe Blonde and Duvel, 6.6% and 8.5%

burns flipper
18th August 2008, 20:37
Why isn't Vimto in the list of options?

Harrison
18th August 2008, 23:40
Or Dandelion and Burdock for that matter!

Loftus
3rd November 2008, 22:06
Sorry to bring up another old topic but if you like your ciders harrison you have to try and get hold of some Cornish Rattler. The best drink in the world EVER.

In some pubs\hotels in cornwall you get free 'ratller challenge' t-shirts\jumpers if you manage 10 pints in a evening -- its dangerous!! :D

taunusanden
3rd November 2008, 22:19
In Denmark most people prefer Tuborg of Carlsberg.
Mostly I drink canned beer from Germany :lol:

Cortona
5th November 2008, 21:07
Anybody praised the virtues of Fosters? XXXX? Hoffmeister (follow the bear!)? Didn't think so.

Unless it's baking hot and sunny, I'd never go for lager. Give me real ale every time. I even like the really farty, rank-smelling ones. But the lighter ones, halfway between lager and ale, are great too, especially Summer Lightning. Sharpe's Doombar, Black Sheep, Badger, Surrey Hills... There are so many good beers out there. And then there's the trappist beers!

Demon Cleaner
6th November 2008, 15:05
I love trappist beers, but there are only so few. I love the Rochefort 10 and the Westmalle Triple Triple.

Buleste
6th November 2008, 15:56
Anybody praised the virtues of Fosters? XXXX? Hoffmeister (follow the bear!)? Didn't think so.

Unless it's baking hot and sunny, I'd never go for lager. Give me real ale every time. I even like the really farty, rank-smelling ones. But the lighter ones, halfway between lager and ale, are great too, especially Summer Lightning. Sharpe's Doombar, Black Sheep, Badger, Surrey Hills... There are so many good beers out there. And then there's the trappist beers!

Been Drinking quite a bit of Summer Lightning and Black Sheep recently. Good but still not as good as the Whim range of beers IMHO. Never been able to get into trappist beers.

Demon Cleaner
6th November 2008, 15:59
Trappist beers are almost as powerful as wine, you have to be careful with that stuff.

Cortona
6th November 2008, 19:43
And Trappist beers are best enjoyed sitting outside a bar in Bruges in the freezing cold!