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Gerard_M

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Now as I said I like some positive topics so how about we put forward our fav commercial beers.
James Squire Pilsner
St Peters Blonde
Matilda Bay Pilz.
Of course the beers at Paddys leave these all for dead but I hurt my arm last week patting myself on the back and don't want it to flare up again ;) .
Cheers
Gerard
 

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Fullers ESB (only had one bottle but now it is an aim in life)
Coopers Sparkling Ale
I didn't know if its a great beer, but my wife loved it and through that taste experience she has allowed our unit to turn into a micro brewery so CUB's Invaild Stout gets a gong in this household
 

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That's such a difficult one to answer. Most recent one that I've tried and enjoyed was the Hofbrau Oktoberfest.
 

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Paulanuer salvatour bock

lcpa

green king strong suffolk vintage ale


dab export

lowenbrua

chimay white

Pilsner urequell

wertenburger pils

Just to name a few
 

Gough

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1. Budvar Budweiser
2. Pilsner Urquell
3. LCPA on tap at the Australian Hotel in Sydney
4. JS IPA on tap at the JS Brewhouse in Sydney
5. Guiness on tap at McDaid's in Dublin
6. Kozel
7. Aventinus
8. Chimay Blue
9. JS Pilsner on tap at the Exchange Hotel in Newcastle
10. Dusseldorf Altbiers at a series of bars in Dusseldorf

That's my top 10 for this 5 minutes. The Altbiers count because they were made in commercial quatities. Just can't remember all their names but they were all excellent. Diebels Alt springs to mind, but there were other much better ones...

Shawn.
 

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Great lists guys. I have huge wraps on the Czech Pils such as Urquell & Budvar from my time spent in Czech & Slovac Reps, but I would never buy a 6 pack in Sydney as they don't travel well. It was for this reason that I never tried Guiness or Murphys until I landed in Dublin. I made up for the wait in about a week from what I am told.
I always check the date stamps on the Squires and find the freshest.

Gough you are either well travelled or have a great local bottlo!

Cheers
Gerard
 

Gough

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Bit of both Gerard. I spent some time on the Continent a few years ago and was blown away by the Czech Pilsners, Kolsches (sp?) in Koln and the Altbiers. I've never seen Budvar in Australia but do occasionally buy the Urquell. You're right about it not travelling well though :( I spent a year in Ireland as well, mmm... can still taste that Guinness.

We've got a few excellent bottlos here in Newcastle as well though. There's a bit of a beer 'scene' starting up here which is great. Just need a few more micros... How about sending some of your beers up the highway? I'm keen to get to your pub when I get some holidays. Linz has given it the thumbs up so it must be good :D Can't wait...

Shawn.
 

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I find most of the smaller brewery's here is Aus. produce a gem or two amongst their offerings. It does seem to differ thou between 'on tap' and the bottle version, probably related to the freshness factor? Good example of this is LCPA - Much better on tap.
The exception to this was the Squires Ale which is now available widely on tap. I first tried this in a bottled version and thought it was top brew, then tried it on tap at the local club.. it seemed to have lost alot of it's character. I thought at first this may be due to 'dirty' lines etc but someone told me Squires Ale had changed breweries when it got popular and was now produced at a much larger brewery.

Favourite Aussie beers would be;

Squires Pilsener
LCPA (Also at Australian Hotel)
Anything from that brewpub at Picton

Also don't mind Hahn Premium (If I have to drink mass produced)
 

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I couldn't draw a list of commercial beers in any order, but there are a few I would name in no particular order:

Chimay Blue
Gulden Draak
JS IPA
Little Creatures
Coopers Best Extra Stout

I have given up on my pre-HB favourites like Tooheys Old and Boags Strong Arm Bitter.
 

Trough Lolly

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Easy!
Chimay Blue (in a pub in Brussels),
Kaiser Bier (Rumerhof, Austria)
Konigsbacher (sitting on the banks of the Rhine River in Koblenz, directly opposite the brewery itself)
and some way behind them...
JS IPA and Amber
Cheers,
TL
 

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The question 'comercial beer most enjoyed' is easy to answer, but favourite is a bit harder. :huh:
Favourite beer moments to this day are first, about 10 years ago, way before i thought it was possible for beer to have great flavour or knew i could make these beers myself, i was gigging every nite at the burswod casino in perth for a week and during the rest of my stay i was checking out the sites. Cut a long story short i ended up with a dogbolter of tap from S&A and spent the rest of my stay in perth trying to drink the whole city dry of it. :chug:
It is still to this day on of my defining beer moments. Iam not sure if they still make this at S&A but the mass produced version from matilda bay is not the same. :angry:

Cut to ten years late and only a few weeks ago i was loading into a yuppie bar in a flash hotel and i see HB dunkel on tap, i was drawling before i even got to the bar. The pint was another of the most enjoyable beer moments ever. :)

Not saying these are my fav beers but near the top of the list. They are the most enjoyable beer moments though. :D
As for other beers from the bottlo i have tried many, many and as great as they all have been and too many great ones to mention, some stand out above the rest like deuchars IPA and Timothy taylors landord.
Of course LCPA was also another very very good beer moment drinking down my first bottle of that. :chug: :p :)

Cheers Jayse
 

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Thanks for the wraps Gough, not that I though I was much of an authority. If you come down in your holidays ...try and tee it up with one of Gerard's tastings nights...Its the hospitality that makes it a stand-out night too. I havent been to too many brewpubs were the brewer comes out and asks what you think and how your night is going, etc..not to mention the finger foods too!

BTW Gerard...How much were the rooms??(Im on a promise, Im on a promise!!!!!!)
 

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Sorry Gerard, but, at the moment my fav top three are all Redoak.

Bock

Vienna Lager

Scotch Strong Ale
 

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A few favs.......

Paulaner oktoberfest
Singha
JS pilsner/IPA
Pilsner urquell
Fullers ESB
Guiness
DAB export
chimay blue
3 monts ale
LCPA
 

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dab export

redback on tap in perth wa

konigsbacher from a little restaurant in lindfield nsw which has now closed :(

js pilsner on tap in the pub with no beer taylors arm nsw

lcpa

blue tongue lager hunter valley nsw

warstiener

Cheers
lagernut

:chug: :chug: :chug:
 

Gerard_M

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I agree on the RedBack in Perth, well almost. Try RedBack on tap at The Left Bank at Freo Sunday at lunchtime. Great beer awesome perv.

Linz the rooms @ Paddy's are $85 I think. Call Megan on 97643500.

The RedOak range of beers are very impressive. I wouldn't like to get stuck in a shout there. Make sure the company credit card is on the bar.

The next tasting night @ Paddys is August 28th, then Sept. 25th Still only $1 a middy. For anybody that joined the mugs club on their last visit we will have the mugs ready on the 28th

Cheers Boys

Gerard
 

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The problem in exploring good beers and trying to expand my horizons is that when I find a good one, I want to buy it again rather than explore new ground. Anyway the commercial brews that I can't resist buying again at the moment are in no particular order
Demon munich lager,
Youngs Luxury Double Chocolate Stout,
Taddy Porter,
Theakstons Old Peculier and
Little Creatures PA on tap in Freo.
 

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my list would be:
- rochefort 10
- chimay blue
- duvel
- kwak
- JS australian strong ale (prefer the 2003 over this years)

One beer I have been drinking alot of lately is an altbier, made by bug brewery in margaret river. They have this on tap at rosie o'gradys in south perth, and its a fantastic wintery brew.

LCPA would be on the list, but its more of a summer beer. And one that was more a moment beer was drinking Tui in New Zealand. Somebody in that place had been told about hops. Not great hops (POR I think), but plenty of em.
 

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BF, must try that bug altbier. Rosies is my local - one block away.
 

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I always seem to keep coming back to Trippel Karmeleit , love the complexity and balance the nuns have bequethed to us in this brew, and I'm enough of a softy to be impressed by the fleur des lyes etching on the glass too!

Chimay Blue , 'cos we go back a long way. Mate and I somehow got into drinking this underage in a pub in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Reckon the guy behind the bar thought if he was risking his license he may as well educate our palates along the way.

McEwan's 80/-, but only from the Athlelic Arms (the "Diggers" - so called because it was opposite a graveyard) in Edinburgh - as also recommended by Ian Rankin in one his Rebus books. Back in the awful 70s and early 80s when getting a real pint in Scotland was harder than finding a generous hearted Englishman, this place was a beacon in the darkness. Bartenders in white lab coats dispensing ambrosia on tap. If you supported Hearts, this was one of the few ways to cheer you up after a match.

after that, the list is way too long, and life far too fleeting

slainte
 

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