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    Is it possible to mix anything with beer and make a better tasting drink?

    Beer, not being on the top of the list of tasty beverages that goes down easy, basically is a stand alone product. Or is it?

    Tea and coffee you mix with brandy or similar and vodka you mix with whatever juice. Practically all alcoholic beverages have their cocktails, but what of beer?

    Has anyone found ANYTHING you can mix with beer to make it taste better than it already does? maybe cap-beer-cino?

    dis-includes food that you mix beer into, like Sheppard's pie, because that's not a drink.
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    fill a shot glass 3/4 of the way with Amaretto, top with 151 rum, light with a match.
    Quench flaming shot glass by dropping it in the beer.
    Slam beer.
    Tastes like a Dr. Pepper.
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    Part of the idea behind beer is that it's supposed to stand on its own. You shouldn't need to add anything.

    Of course, tastes vary wildly, so what you hate, others may legitimately like.

    There's also a lot of variety. An American pilsner-style lager is a lot different than a hefeweizen or a porter. Look around to find something you like. Actually hefeweizens are a very good beer to start with. I'd say they are, at least very nearly, the most universally palatable variety of beer. A lot of people getting used to beers add a lemon or orange wedge, but I prefer mine without.

    Also, unlike distilled liquor, most of the flavor you put into the beer at the start stays with it, although it will likely change over the course of the brewing and fermentation. This leads to flavored beers like. I see a lot of coffee stouts and porters. Blackberry seems occasionally popular for medium-malts like ambers. Coriander is a frequent ingredient in Belgians, etc.

    I also know of a couple places that make a beer-float, usually with a stout as the replacement for root-beer.
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    Absolutely.

    Start with any rich golden colored beer or lighter.
    Fill a glass halfway with spicy clamato, touch of Worcestershire shire sauce, some pepper, salt, and a good amount of lime juice.
    Fill the rest with beer.

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    6 oz beer
    6 oz orange juice
    1 shot Amaretto
    some recipes also add Southern Comfort

    It's called a lunchbox and is quite tasty. I wouldn't use a good beer. The regular dishwater (Bud, Miller, etc) is fine.

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    put a shot of tomato juice in a glass of beer. It will surprise you, tasty.
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    half and half mixture of a good Pilsner Beer and White Lemonade. In Ireland, it's called a SHandy, in Germany up around Hamburg, it's called Astel Wasser.
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    At the Hofbrau House in Munich, they'll mix half coke and half beer for those who don't want another full beer. And it's not bad, either. (But they won't bring you a glass of water!)
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    When I was in Trinidad they would cut their Guinness with sweetened condensed milk.
    Wasn't so bad.

    They also do the Shandy thing.
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    1/2 beer, 1/2 Bloody Mary mix. Delicious, especially the next day/morning when a little "hair of the dog" is in order.
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    That's called a Burping Mary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh_Rider View Post
    1/2 beer, 1/2 Bloody Mary mix. Delicious, especially the next day/morning when a little "hair of the dog" is in order.
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    I like to mix in some Guinness with my Bass.
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    I like to mix in some Guinness with my Bass.
    Do you use the Ronco Bass-omatic?

    Vanilla porter w/ vanilla vodka......

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    I think I'm going to puke...Beer is Beer besides the mentioned shots car bombs, lunchboxes, flaming dr. peppers, etc.

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    Other than lunchboxes and lots of limes I have nothing. You just need to find good beer that you like. Or Natty light which in general tastes like bad water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Absolutely.

    Start with any rich golden colored beer or lighter.
    Fill a glass halfway with spicy clamato, touch of Worcestershire shire sauce, some pepper, salt, and a good amount of lime juice.
    Fill the rest with beer.

    Enjoy.
    Oh yes, clamato is actually pretty good with beer.

    But anyway, soju bombs are pretty delish. Get a glassful of soju and a shot of beer. Drop beer in soju. Drink up!
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    A really good beer, I'd never dilute. that would be a crime.
    ..Other day after a ride, I was surprised when some club members added a shot of Red Bull to their beer. They seemed to like it..
    In the past others have suggested beer and a shot of orange juice..

    Beer and hard cider ain't too bad..
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    funny memories with clamato.
    A silly friend once drank 2 bottles of clamato and he wouldn't stop farting the next day.
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    A good beer is perfect as is. However, generic US beer should be mixed at a ratio of 1:100 with water to dilute the lovely taste.

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    Half beer half cider, called a snakebike. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakebite_(beer_cocktail) My first Foo post in about a year, and it is about beer, a drink which I hate
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post

    Has anyone found ANYTHING you can mix with beer to make it taste better than it already does?
    Yes - more beer.


    Although it does make dandy tasting hushpuppies, even if that seems a waste of good beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    I like to mix in some Guinness with my Bass.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    half and half mixture of a good Pilsner Beer and White Lemonade. In Ireland, it's called a SHandy, in Germany up around Hamburg, it's called Astel Wasser.
    Both wins. Shandy on a hot day after cutting the lawn is great, shandy on a hot day without cutting the lawn is even better.

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    Another German mix -- pilsner type beer with fizzy orange pop. They call it a Radler, which can also be a name for a bicyclist. I wonder if there's a link there -- a low-alcohol drink for someone on a bike?

    German orangeade is less sickly sweet than its North American equivalent, and less violently orange too. (Think Orangina)

    Me, I like my beer straight from the fridge with an icy frosted glass. That's enough mixing for me.
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    It's a lot simpler than everyone's making it out to be... If you don't like the taste of beer, don't drink it. Switch to a kool-aid or gatorade or some other sugar laden concoction. Quality beer (also known as micro brews, craft beers, etc...) shouldn't be mixed with anything. Like good liqour, drink it straight, or don't bother. You're wasting money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    When I was in Trinidad they would cut their Guinness with sweetened condensed milk.
    Wasn't so bad.
    Guinness Punch. Tastes a whole lot better than it sounds.

    They also do the Shandy thing.
    That's common in Britain too.
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