I'll begin with my all time favourite: Heineken.
An almost 150 year old brew, this delicious Netherlands lager was introduced to me a couple of years back by my father (like how most beers I drink were). Can't exactly tell you why I like this one so much more than all the others, the recipe they have for it is just one that I can keep drinking all night.
Beers come in many different variations. I can't say I've tried many black beers or ales, especially IPA; but since I've been on the beer tour I've sampled quite a few. I've got to say that I've taken an extreme liking to black beers, though I wouldn't chug them like I do many blonde lagers. As for ales I wouldn't touch them on a regular basis; their bitter taste is way too much for me. I'm not that hardcore. Now for the list of beers I've tried in the past:
- Coors (introduced in 1874, it has an alcohol level of 5% and slightly heavier; I miss Coors Original due to it not being sold in Canada [to my knowledge] and only in the States)
- Coors Light (introduced in 1978, and has an alcohol level of 4.2%, it's currently the second-best selling beer and was brewed as a low calorie beer)
- Labatt Wildcat (introduced in 1993 [a year after I was born hehe], this one had a 4.9% alcohol level, I miss this one since I haven't seemed to have seen it for awhile; I used to drink this with my father when I was smaller)
- Moosehead Lager (began in 1867 here where I'm from in Canada; though not in Ontario but New Brunswick)
- Amsterdam Natural Blonde (introduced in 1986, I just tried this on the beer tour I took apart in Toronto, since it began here it was one of the destinations we visited, I thought it was pretty good, not too bad, though we had sampled quite a few beers so my palate wasn't really tasting things apart unless it was a different type of beer)
- Amsterdam Framboise Raspberry (this wheat beer was delicious, this was a quality beer with a tiny hint of raspberry you could taste in the background, I would actually consider buying this in packs at a store, I never thought a fruit beer could taste so good; anyways, this was another beer we sampled during our visit to the Amsterdam Brewing Company)
- Amsterdam Oranje Weisse (another wheat beer, with a disgustingly overwhelming citrus taste, I actually couldn't stomach it, so I only had a sip and put my cup down, our guide laughed and said it was an acquired taste, my ass)
- Steam Whistle (another beer that began here in Toronto, Canada in 2000, I very much enjoyed this, I never tried it before and avoided it since people told me it wasn't that good but this brewing company was the first stop on my beer tour so we tried it out and loved it, they even had a little train whistle inside the factory... I pulled it >:)
- Mill St. (another pilsner lager, it was pretty good, this was the last stop on the tour so it was all running together)
- Fuller's IPA (this stuff is bitter as shit, it was so difficult for me to drink... yeah, I know.. whimp I may be but if I was to ever to order this at a restaurant, I'd be drinking it very, very slowly, it almost has a tree bark taste behind it, there was guys on the beer tour that were chugging this... :(
- Stella Artois (a Beligian lager introduced in 1926, this is a very popular and well known beer, I like to drink this if Heineken isn't around, it's 5.2% alcohol level, many people drink this so there's no point in talking about it HA!)
- Corona Extra (a 4.6% beer introduced in Spain in 1925, this is one of the top-selling beers sold worldwide and is extremely well known)
- Budweiser (I hate the taste of this beer, it's absolutely horrible, it's 4.8% and introduced in 1876 but I don't really care for this beer, it's not the king, it's the peasant of beers in my opinion)
- there was a few black beers I sampled during the tour that I really enjoyed, one had a distinct coffee smell with the hint of a chocolately taste in it's brew, I can't say that I remember the names of the beers though, sorry :(
As I've said, I enjoy a lot of lagers, so this list has been comprised of some of the best and well-known lagers, that's why I plan on broadening my horizon and sampling different beers from now on. I look forward to my long and arduous beer career!
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Posted by smokin cheez
on 05 November 12 at 19:39
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