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Postby JR8 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:35 pm

BillyB wrote:P*ss off! Cusquena is lovely drop.....it got 10/10 in the Daily sport!!

Okies, Delia and Aster - what should one drink in esteemed company to ensure one does not portray oneself as unwise in the world of beer?


I've never heard of Cusquena but if it's anything like Sol then I am grateful for that fact :)

How long is a piece of string on what is quality in SG? You probably won't find it in shops. Some of the German restaurants have some decent stuff...

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:11 am

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BillyB wrote:P*ss off! Cusquena is lovely drop.....it got 10/10 in the Daily sport!!

Okies, Delia and Aster - what should one drink in esteemed company to ensure one does not portray oneself as unwise in the world of beer?


I've never heard of Cusquena but if it's anything like Sol then I am grateful for that fact :)

How long is a piece of string on what is quality in SG? You probably won't find it in shops. Some of the German restaurants have some decent stuff...


Nah, they are completely different. Give Cusquena a try Delia. I think it might surprise you. It has German influences!

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Postby aster » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:22 am

JR8 wrote:Tried Chang or Anchor recently, or Bud or Michelob, or... and so on. You just shot yourself in the foot there big time. How about Old Milwaukee lol?


Au contraire, I mentioned that I'm excluding ghetto beers that try to sell themselves on being dirt cheap. As for Michelob - CERTAINLY - give me one of those over Heiny any day! :D

Are you stuck in Germany by any chance? That would explain the grumpiness - heck, I'd be 1000x more miserable myself if I was sent over there instead of enjoying Singapore. :)

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Postby aster » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:26 am

As for Japanese beers, I like all the main ones like Asahi (your favourite :) ), Yebisu, Kirin, Sapporo. It's often a tough pick between them. Have been having a Sapporo (or actually two) on tap every other day lately as part of Tomo Sushi's 1-for-1 deal between 5-7 pm Sun-Thurs (5-6 pm on other days). :)

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Postby Brah » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:56 am

Had many of the Japanese beers over the many years there, but Kirin and Sapporo seemed to give me headaches, so I always stuck with Asahi Super Dry. Though even that Asahi gives me headaches sometimes.

Love beer but it doesn't love me anymore, am back to single malts and wine.

I'm not sure if any of the Japanese beers are like Heineken, that is, brewed locally by the likes of Tiger. Someone will surely call me out on the reality of this, but some brewers do do this and the results are that the beers taste like Tiger or whatever the local brand is in that country.

Here sometimes Asahis give me Tiger Head the next day.....

Oddly, Singha never gives me headaches, in spite of the urban myths about the preservatives.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 1:19 am

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JR8 wrote:Tried Chang or Anchor recently, or Bud or Michelob, or... and so on. You just shot yourself in the foot there big time. How about Old Milwaukee lol?


Au contraire, I mentioned that I'm excluding ghetto beers that try to sell themselves on being dirt cheap. As for Michelob - CERTAINLY - give me one of those over Heiny any day! :D

And Bud is a 'ghetto beer' to you is it? And you'd prefer a Michelob to a Heiny, despite rating the latter. Good god man, get a grip will you! :)


Are you stuck in Germany by any chance? That would explain the grumpiness - heck, I'd be 1000x more miserable myself if I was sent over there instead of enjoying Singapore. :)

Yes I'm sure you would be miserable living in the conditions that you advocate are desired, A1, perfect, and indeed enviable - just as long as you don't have to endure them yourself. Hypocritical no? Typical champagne yes!



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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 1:23 am

aster wrote:As for Japanese beers, I like all the main ones like Asahi (your favourite :) ), Yebisu, Kirin, Sapporo. It's often a tough pick between them. Have been having a Sapporo (or actually two) on tap every other day lately as part of Tomo Sushi's 1-for-1 deal between 5-7 pm Sun-Thurs (5-6 pm on other days). :)


Sorry, you rate Michelob, the conversation ended back then.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 1:49 am

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BillyB wrote:P*ss off! Cusquena is lovely drop.....it got 10/10 in the Daily sport!!

Okies, Delia and Aster - what should one drink in esteemed company to ensure one does not portray oneself as unwise in the world of beer?


I've never heard of Cusquena but if it's anything like Sol then I am grateful for that fact :)

How long is a piece of string on what is quality in SG? You probably won't find it in shops. Some of the German restaurants have some decent stuff...


Nah, they are completely different. Give Cusquena a try Delia. I think it might surprise you. It has German influences!


Well blow me it is originally from Cusco in Peru. And strangely enough I have an English friend that owns a pub there, so doubtless I have had it in lavish amounts on visits there...

Once again I find it amazing that the likes of them export, but the likes of Paulaner do not...

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Postby aster » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:53 pm

JR8 wrote:And Bud is a 'ghetto beer' to you is it? And you'd prefer a Michelob to a Heiny, despite rating the latter. Good god man, get a grip will you! :)


What is Bud then? It's cheap, tastes gross, help yourself to ask many as you like, mate. I'll pass! :)

Yes, I prefer Michelob to Heiny. Tremendously so in fact.

So you are stuck in Germany then? Man I truly feel for you right now. I'll have a cold beer in your memory every day wishing you to find a way out asap. :)

In the meantime, here's something to cheer you up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBn2_ia8zM

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 6:45 pm

aster wrote:What is Bud then? It's cheap, tastes gross, help yourself to ask many as you like, mate. I'll pass! :)

Hell I'm not rating Bud. But then neither am I rating Michelob! I wouldn't drink any of the Big-5 (or however many) US brewers. As I suggested, they're brewed for the mass-market and the mass-market demands neutral crap. Give me anything from Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada over any of the US big-5 anyday. Have you tried Sierra Nevada pale ale? Or are you averse to your beer having any flavour?


Yes, I prefer Michelob to Heiny. Tremendously so in fact.

:o

So you are stuck in Germany then? Man I truly feel for you right now. I'll have a cold beer in your memory every day wishing you to find a way out asap. :)

Ha, it's just spiffy thanks. 30c and no humidity. What more could you want?


In the meantime, here's something to cheer you up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vBn2_ia8zM

Yes that is very funny. Perhaps you picked it up when I first posted it here last year? :)



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Postby BillyB » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 7:57 pm

JR8 wrote:
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BillyB wrote:P*ss off! Cusquena is lovely drop.....it got 10/10 in the Daily sport!!

Okies, Delia and Aster - what should one drink in esteemed company to ensure one does not portray oneself as unwise in the world of beer?


I've never heard of Cusquena but if it's anything like Sol then I am grateful for that fact :)

How long is a piece of string on what is quality in SG? You probably won't find it in shops. Some of the German restaurants have some decent stuff...


Nah, they are completely different. Give Cusquena a try Delia. I think it might surprise you. It has German influences!


Well blow me it is originally from Cusco in Peru. And strangely enough I have an English friend that owns a pub there, so doubtless I have had it in lavish amounts on visits there...

Once again I find it amazing that the likes of them export, but the likes of Paulaner do not...


I'm gonna try and hunt some down this weekend in SG. Wish me luck!!

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Postby poodlek » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 9:44 pm

I finally located some Duvel and Chimay and gave them a try. The Chimay I got was the one with the red label. It was ok, but I found the Duvel to be heavenly :-) I've had two more since (yeah I'm not a big drinker...only at home after the babe is asleep). Thanks for the tip! Next on my search: some of these oatmeal stouts my BFing girlfriends have been raving about.

As for Mexican beers, what about Dos Equis, Tecate, Negra Modelo?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:41 pm

BillyB wrote:I'm gonna try and hunt some down this weekend in SG. Wish me luck!!


Good luck, otherwise you can always pop over a nice trad watering hole in Peru!
http://www.cross-keys-pub-cusco-peru.com/

p.s. You might enjoy reading through their menu :)

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:50 pm

poodlek wrote:I finally located some Duvel and Chimay and gave them a try. The Chimay I got was the one with the red label. It was ok, but I found the Duvel to be heavenly :-) I've had two more since (yeah I'm not a big drinker...only at home after the babe is asleep). Thanks for the tip!

Oh good! Heaven eh? :) Yeah you can't drink too much of it, it is rich and something like 8-9%. Funny that you can buy those beers in SG, but I can't here right next door in Germany.



Next on my search: some of these oatmeal stouts my BFing girlfriends have been raving about.

Samual Smith do a classic one that I know is pretty widely exported. The expatty grocer at Harbourfront stocks it if I'm not mistaken.


As for Mexican beers, what about Dos Equis, Tecate, Negra Modelo?

Not my type of beer so I'll pass thanks!


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Postby aster » Fri, 01 Jul 2011 12:44 am

poodlek wrote:As for Mexican beers, what about Dos Equis, Tecate, Negra Modelo?


Dos Equis is superb, or at least was when I last had it which as several years ago.

Had Negra Modelo about a week ago and can safely say I won't be having any more. :)


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