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Old 07-04-08, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
You lucky b.... I sure miss living in Germany. You'll have to be more specific on these beer concoctions though - the only one I remember was basic cola bier that was popular with the ladies. And it didn't have any special name where I lived, just cola bier.
The Coke/beer-Mixture used to be called something highly politically incorrect- a "Neger", but that isn't the case any more for obvious reasons.
But you must have heard of "Radler",its a very, very common beverage all over the country?!
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Old 07-04-08, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by martl View Post
The Coke/beer-Mixture used to be called something highly politically incorrect- a "Neger", but that isn't the case any more for obvious reasons.
But you must have heard of "Radler",its a very, very common beverage all over the country?!
Hmmm...was it common in the 80's? I lived in and around Fulda and left in December of '89. I drank a lot of beer, most of it Hefeweizen, but I never heard of it. Of course I was a dumbass and didn't ride a bike when I lived there so maybe that had something to do with it. Now I'll have to go back so I can try one
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Old 07-04-08, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by sykerocker View Post
Rolling Rock was made in Latrobe, PA since at least the repeal of Prohobition until last year. The secret ingredient in the bheer was mountain spring water from the Alleghenies. Your memory of the taste isn't wrong. At least until a year ago . . . . . .

Anhauser Busch bought the company from InBev (which owned Latrobe Brewing, but let it run independently and make bheer the way they knew best), immediately closed the plant, fired all the staff, and now makes the bheer in New Jersey. If you look at the bottle closely, it now says "Latrobe Brewing Company, St. Louis, MO". They bought the company to get the name and the green bottle, period.

Of course, I don't drink the bheer anymore. And I hope InBev takes them over and completely guts the company.
InBev is known for doing just that. Budweiser already has a green bottle beer in Lowenbrau.

Most mass market American beer is developed to taste the same as all the others. And no matter what the marketing boys do; whether it be lite beer, ice beer, dry beer, or that ultimate in bottled air, Michelob Ultra, it's all about the drinker being able to consume mass quantities just like he did in high school in order to prove his manliness. Taste? why, all beers tasted crappy to high schoolers so why worry about the taste? Besides, they're going to drink it so cold as to be tasteless anyways.

Life is too short to drink crappy beer.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Most mass market American beer is developed to taste the same as all the others. And no matter what the marketing boys do; whether it be lite beer, ice beer, dry beer, or that ultimate in bottled air, Michelob Ultra, it's all about the drinker being able to consume mass quantities just like he did in high school in order to prove his manliness. Taste? why, all beers tasted crappy to high schoolers so why worry about the taste? Besides, they're going to drink it so cold as to be tasteless anyways.

Life is too short to drink crappy beer.
Can I get an Amen!?
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Old 07-04-08, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
Can I get an Amen!?
Except..... warm beer tastes like crap.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Except..... warm beer tastes like crap.
That's an old wive's tale BBM - you don't drink it warm. It's cold, just not ice cold to the point that you get an ice cream headache when you drink it. Remember, people drank beer for centuries before refridgeration was invented and it was stored in cool cellars. Depending on the kind of beer it should be between 45-55F I think, not just over 32F with frost on the glass like so many American beers are served.
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Old 07-05-08, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Kommisar89 View Post
That's an old wive's tale BBM - you don't drink it warm. between 45-55F I think, not just over 32F with frost on the glass like so many American beers are served.
I spend some time in Europe, and drank more than a little beer. The Germans had it going on, the Austrians, too. The Italians not so much, and the Brits - fuggetabouit. Some beer needs to be cold to be drinkable, some stands on its' own.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
Except..... warm beer tastes like crap.

Rarely.

It tastes like something , but crap wouldn't be my first guess .............................


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Old 07-05-08, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
The Germans had it going on, the Austrians, too. The Italians not so much, and the Brits - fuggetabouit. Some beer needs to be cold to be drinkable, some stands on its' own.
Yep, agreed. I never understood the thing about British beer. Never found one I liked.

Back before I joined the army (circa 1985) I really didn't like beer - imports and microbrews were rare in those days, where I lived anyway, and I didn't find any of the big American massed produced beer to my liking. I was so happy to get to Germany and find out what beer should really taste like. Thank goodness now most stores in the US carry good beers though around here the microbrews tend toward English or Belgium style rather than German.
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I just got back from the bike-happy city of Madison. One of the hot local brews there is called Totally Naked.
I drank it so I could bring the bottles home and put them on the shelf by my bike tools. The very first person who came over asked about the beer first. I sold the man a bike.
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Well, I don't have access to all the fancy local breweries here in Alabama, but a "green grenade" is always welcome... ice cold Heinekin.

Years ago ('80's), the Pecan City Pedalers hosted the Lowenbrau Century in Albany, GA, with multiple kegs of Lowenbrau light and dark on tap when we returned from the ride. Now that was tasty.

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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
What's the best beer for C&V rides?

Not sayin' I'm buying!!!! well, maybe a round or two

My votes: English ale (Fuller's London Pride), Stella Artois, and any good Munich pils.
stella artois isn't an english ale. its lager and is brewed and bottled in belgium and germany and is mainland european rather than english.
i'd say newcastle brown ale.

reading the comments i think people are generalizing beer. lager does taste disgusting if its not ice cold, but ale and conventional brewed beer also taste horrible if drank cold.
i consider lager to be a whole different drink from beer and ale. beer and ale should not be cold, lager should.

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Originally Posted by blamire View Post
stella artois isn't an english ale. its lager and is brewed and bottled in belgium and germany and is mainland european rather than english.
i'd say newcastle brown ale.

reading the comments i think people are generalizing beer. lager does taste disgusting if its not ice cold, but ale and conventional brewed beer also taste horrible if drank cold.
i consider lager to be a whole different drink from beer and ale. beer and ale should not be cold, lager should.
Hi, blamire, I didn't intend to say Stella was an ale, clearly it's not. I could name a few others, but London Pride is my personal favorite. Here in the US they market it as pale ale, but in a London pub it'll be called bitter.

So what do you like?
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