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Re: favorite lager

Post by Firthy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Three nice lagers not seen mentioned yet.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:19 pm

Pilsner urquel when fresh is unbelievably good

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Re: favorite lager

Post by jrtod61 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:45 pm

Frequenting an East European shop has produced some gems:
Perła honey lager from Lublin - goes very well with desserts.
Volfas Engelman from Kaunas, a range of lagers in cans to suit all tastes, and excellent on draught last year in Vilnius.
Švyturys bottled lagers from Klaipėda and Utena, also Lithuania.
Lāčplēsis from Rīga.
Cēsu, also from Latvia.
A Le Coq from Estonia.
These go nicely with Paluszky pretzel sticks.
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Re: favorite lager

Post by theroyaldyche » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:56 pm

Beagleheart wrote:Real ale drinker but quite partial to a Mahou. Heineken, Carling, Carlsberg and Peroni are beyond hideous. Fosters too for that matter.
Agree. Carling carlsberg and fosters are like drinkin horse ****

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Re: favorite lager

Post by bobinho » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:59 pm

Belgian stuff Jupiler is lovely, but my fave is Peroni Nastro Azzuro. Estrella gets an honourable mention as does bottles off green mahou.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by cockneyclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:07 pm

Kingfisher
Sol
Estrella
Moretti

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Local cricketer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:38 pm

Oranjeboom black

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Putneyclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 pm

Current favorites are Estrella Galicia and Estrella Damm.
When I was a very junior lawyer in a City firm in London, the deal between Kroenbourg and Whitbread to make and sell Kronenbourg under licence in the UK nearly broke down because Whitbread refused to accept Kronenbourg's quality requirements. So, to avoid crap UK lager, find one that is imported (difficult, if not in bottle) or drink a good UK one (in London Camden Hells is good, if pricey).

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Re: favorite lager

Post by rayzer » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Red Horse(6.9%) in the Philippines. Taken over from San Miguel as the favourite lager. Knock you out stuff.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by D8BFC » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:11 pm

Lindeboom
Cruzcampo
Red stripe
Estrella

Luckily you can now get the top 3 all on tap in Burnley

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Re: favorite lager

Post by duncandisorderly » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:46 pm

Proper versions of shite beer are superb.
Belgian Stella is almost mindblowingly good, (so too Jupiler but it's less well known) as is proper dutch Heineken.
Cans from bargain booze can't do it justice.
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Re: favorite lager

Post by cockneyclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:04 pm

A rare find in a pub but hurlimann is a winner and the original 5.2% Stella, sadly no longer sold on these shores

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Re: favorite lager

Post by elwaclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 pm

Estella or San Miguel take some beating on a nice summers evening

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Re: favorite lager

Post by tim_noone » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:12 pm

theroyaldyche wrote:Agree. Carling carlsberg and fosters are like drinkin horse ****
A preferred choice back in the seventies to Brew "spew" Ten!

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Claret-On-A-T-Rex » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:14 pm

Granny WeatherWax wrote:Pilsner urquel when fresh is unbelievably good
Took a while but got there.

Pilsner Urquell and Okocim are the best in the world :)

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Re: favorite lager

Post by tim_noone » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:16 pm

Claret-On-A-T-Rex wrote:Took a while but got there.

Pilsner Urquell and Okocim are the best in the world :)
Probably.....

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Re: favorite lager

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:08 pm

Veltins
Paulaner
Bernard
Krusovice

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Claretmatt4 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:22 pm

Lots of good ones mentioned already.

Corona
Camden Hells
Heineken
Erdinger (is that a lager?) but it tastes 100% better in Germany.
Warsteiner
Veltins

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Re: favorite lager

Post by TINNIES » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:33 pm

TINNIES!!!
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Re: favorite lager

Post by criminalclaret » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:41 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:Little known fact; San Miguel is Spanish for ‘same again’.
There was a big advertising campaign based around it, back in the ‘70s, when Brits started getting into the Package Holiday boom.
That's literal horse-poop you've been fed there mate :D

San Miguel was named after the day the company was incorporated, which was the feast day of Saint Micheal the Archangel.

Little know fact; it originated from the Philippines in 1890 and only started being sold in Spain from 1946.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Migue ... on#History

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Lord Beamish » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm

criminalclaret wrote:That's literal horse-poop you've been fed there mate :D

San Miguel was named after the day the company was incorporated, which was the feast day of Saint Micheal the Archangel.

Little know fact; it originated from the Philippines in 1890 and only started being sold in Spain from 1946.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Migue ... on#History
Really??

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Re: favorite lager

Post by fidelcastro » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:04 am

Bucanero - Cuba

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Re: favorite lager

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:21 am

Can't believe I'm seeing Estrella on here? It's the Heineken of Mexican beer. In New Mexico we go for Carta Blanca. It's about a $1 a bottle and you have to throw about 3 limes in to make it palatable but my God when it's cold it's good.

Also to comment on someone above nearly all north American mass produced lagers use rice or corn, including Budweiser.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Steve1956 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:26 am

I saw some Lager in Tesco,their own make £1 for four cans,I bet that's riveting stuff :)

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Re: favorite lager

Post by claret2018 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 am

Italian lager is on a par with Carling and (old) Carlsberg. Horrible stuff that's marketed well and sold to the Sheux brigade at £4.50 a pop.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by No Ney Never » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:31 am

It's the ones brewed in the UK under licence that tend to be a bit of a let down. I always check if it's imported.
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Re: favorite lager

Post by exilecanada » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:49 pm

I don’t know if Red Stripe has been mentioned as a favourite lager. I’ve spent quite a bit of time In Jamaica over the years and found Red Stripe goes rather well with sitting by a pool listening to reggae.

:D

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Marney&Mee » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:11 pm

How could I forget?? Mythos...especially after a day on a Greek beach

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Re: favorite lager

Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:13 pm

For purely nostalgic reasons......

Ice cold stubby bottles of biere d'alsace

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Re: favorite lager

Post by ZizkovClaret » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:13 pm

exilecanada wrote:I don’t know if Red Stripe has been mentioned as a favourite lager. I’ve spent quite a bit of time In Jamaica over the years and found Red Stripe goes rather well with sitting by a pool listening to reggae.

:D
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Re: favorite lager

Post by exilecanada » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:30 pm

ZizkovClaret wrote:The manc scallies tin of choice

Nice try, however I’m talking about Red Stripe draught from the poolside bar. Or when I’m home, from a bottle. I NEVER drink beer from a tin……yuck!
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Re: favorite lager

Post by The Quattro » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:01 pm

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:Can't believe I'm seeing Estrella on here? It's the Heineken of Mexican beer. In New Mexico we go for Carta Blanca. It's about a $1 a bottle and you have to throw about 3 limes in to make it palatable but my God when it's cold it's good.

Also to comment on someone above nearly all north American mass produced lagers use rice or corn, including Budweiser.
I think people are on about Estrella Damm (from Barcelona) rather than Estrella Jalisco. Two very different beers.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by ChrisG » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:30 pm

Page 2 and no mention of the king of the tins, Rheinbacher? 3 quid for 4 tins in Aldi, ace barbeque tackle.
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Re: favorite lager

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:49 am

The Quattro wrote:I think people are on about Estrella Damm (from Barcelona) rather than Estrella Jalisco. Two very different beers.
Ahhhhh ok. Makes sense then

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Re: favorite lager

Post by KlyBfc » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:13 am

The best lager I’ve ever tasted was a can of Tenants in the beautiful granite city of Aberdeen.......

Big fan of Estrella, Morretti and San Miguel

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Bosscat » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:18 am

Most Lagers are insipid pap..... but definitely Starpromen if am going to have a draft Lager unless you are in Belgium and Bruges then try a Kwak @ 8%abv its a very nice brew.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Garnerssoap » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:02 pm

ChrisG wrote:Page 2 and no mention of the king of the tins, Rheinbacher? 3 quid for 4 tins in Aldi, ace barbeque tackle.
Barbecue tackle Lol. Great review.
It’s a pretty decent true German pils and they also sell it in bottles
Camden Hells is my current favourite - sold in mini airline size cans - so you don’t look like an alky on the early morning awayday train
Honourable Mention for warsteiner (bottled) and krombacher(some spoons have bottles leisure)
Agree the Sainsbury’s own brand Czech lager beats staropramen ( the own brand stuff is actually imported the bottled staro is brewed in burton)

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Re: favorite lager

Post by Masham Ale » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:58 pm

Don't drink by the gallon any more so occasionally enjoy a couple of bottles of Leffe. I think it tastes awesome when you haven't had it for a while but if you drink it regularly I think it loses its 'specialness' and I become indifferent to it. More regulars if not on an ale - Estrella, San Mig, Peroni, Staropramen, Budvar. Quite enjoy a weissbier too. In fact the German beers (which are generally lager style) are usually great Paulaner and Franziskaner to name a couple.

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Re: favorite lager

Post by ClaretAndJew » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:00 pm

Pilsner Urquell

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