My current selection: A few singles of the more expensive variety, and much cheap but enjoyably tasty lager.
I have begun my after-work drinking session, after spending a bit of the paycheck on several imports.
I have just now finished the Steinlager, and am enjoying the bottle of Oaked Arrogant Bastard. The Steinlager was nice and refreshing, but not a real standout. Reminded me of a slightly more bitter Fosters. Which reminds me, does anybody here have an opinion on Fosters Special Bitter? the one in the green can. Moving on, the OABA is strong in bitterness, and dark brown, which is unusual for beers that i drink, as i usually stick with wheats and lagers, with the occasional Amber or IPA. I lack the language to describe the flavors, but i assume that the bitterness is due to hops, being so marked on the bottle.
I am looking forward to the selection of hefeweizens i bought, especially the Franziskaner Dunkel.
Also, before anybody asks, the yellowish-clear liquid in the jim beam bottle is home-made Balkan Palinka, fruit brandy made by a friends relative, who i think lives in Albania, which i get for free. It is VERY strong, not for made for consumption in large amounts. It is excellent for settling the stomach after a heavy meal.
Last edited by Mister_manji; 08-10-2008 at 02:52 AM.
What's wrong with Carlsberg pils ?
Got me in the police detention two times !
Says it all...
Well nothing I guess, it's just one of those beers that I'll drink if I'm offered one, but I wouldn't buy it. It's fairly mediocre, to put it mildly. I guess I can only blame myself, since I was supposed to go buy something nice, like some czech stuff, but overslept.
"I'll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not."
Originally Posted by Mister_manji
The Steinlager was nice and refreshing, but not a real standout. Reminded me of a slightly more bitter Fosters. Which reminds me, does anybody here have an opinion on Fosters Special Bitter? the one in the green can.
I imagine they use a special cat, extract the urine, which they then ferment and then inflict on the rest of the world as our special little cruel joke.
And during Winter months... well... I like anything German, Russian, and Italian.
Xingu in the summer? That's a pretty hearty beer for the warm months. I tried Red Seal and Old Rasputin the other day...the Red Seal was good, Old Rasputin, not so much. It tasted like my drink concoctions in those early college years when all that was available was a half can of coke, and about a shot each of vodka, tequila, and whiskey left in the bottles. Mix them together with some cold stale coffee and the taste is pretty close to an Old Ras'.
If anyone is in the southeast US, give Abita Purple Haze a try. It's a great beer to go with food, it has a crisp taste and a citrusy finish.