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Old 05-21-2005, 12:37 PM   #21
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You could go crazy in Germany trying to find the best beer. A lot of the really good beers are the local ones that only get served in a few pubs. I had one great beer that was €1.50 for a half litre in Dresden which was a local brew and was only served in two bars.
I liked Krusovice while I was in the Czech Republic though.
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What saddens me is how many places you go to in Europe and the hip beer to drink is Budweiser.
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I only drink Bud out of a can via shotgun. If I wanna drink beer I at least go for Heineken.

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What saddens me is how many places you go to in Europe and the hip beer to drink is Budweiser.*
is this true? well, at least it is not bud light.
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Make sure you try a Peroni while in Rome.
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What saddens me is how many places you go to in Europe and the hip beer to drink is Budweiser.*
is this true? well, at least it is not bud light. [/b]
The awful truth.

There is a cafe in Brussels, The Delirium.
Their beer menu is the size of a phone book. Well over 2000 different beers.
I remeber once sitting at the bar enjoying a bottle of one of Fantome Saison; a young girl came up beside me and ordered a bud!
I said, why order a bud with so much choice?
"Because"
was her reply.
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So what if peole like to drink Budweizer? Whlie I understand the difference between good and bad beer, it's all subjective and I just don't get this almost heirarchy attitude based on which beer you drink. Don't like it, don't drink it.

My favorite German beer is Kirner Pils (the hefe was nasty). It's so yummy right out of the tap. They sell it in 5 l mini kegs so it's like tap beer at home! Jake has really like Diebols, which is a darker beer. Not bad, but I prefer a pilsner.

I can't really say about France as we usually bought wine, got pissed, then went to the club and ordered whatever was cheap. I do remember ordering a Budweizer at some bar in France cuz it was the cheapest. Otherwise, we'd go to Carrefour and look at the shelf for the cheapest and buy that. Of course we had the standard Kroneberg, but don't remember names of anything else.

Corona is actually a bad beer and most people know that, hence the lime. I found putting salt in it also makes it very delictable!
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I don't know anyone who drink Bud, it's too watery.

Stella is nice Heinieken is ok.

Can't you order Pills in Germany and belgium, Pills being the local larger. I remember having some pills on our school tour years ago and it was the nicest most refreshing larger I've ever had.

There's only one way to know for sure which beer is the best in Europe....
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Make sure you try a Peroni while in Rome.
Oh god....sorry, but i thought the peroni was naaastay

but the best beer in western europe, in my opinion is teh Edelsdorf in Munich from Augustiner-Keller beer garden

quite possitbly the best beer in the world....
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Meturk - standard for odering a beer in Germany is ordering what style pretty much - walk into a bar and say "ein (or zwei or drei ) (insert size) 'pils' or hefe or alt bier or whatever you prefer." In the small local pubs, you pretty much just order based on style, not brand, which I really like, because it gets you trying so many different kinds. The morning we took off for France, we had our 8 am breakfast beer (not normal for us actually, but, hey we were waiting for our train! ) and the bar next to the train station gave us beer in bottles, which is a total rip off in Germany. Bastards. Oh well, it was still an 8 am beer!
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I know what you mean about great beer brewed locally. I had a great beer in Berlin called Georgenbrau which is only brewed and sold as far as I know in 1 pub.
My fav beers are:

Germany:
Georgenbrau

Canada
Moosehead
Sleemans
Keiths

America
Scrimshaw lagar

Belgium
Hoegaarden
anything thats not Jupiller, Maas and Stella

Spain:
Keller 18

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Germany has just so many beers you could kill yourself finding the perfect one...Fürßtenmeier was pretty good and Bitburger always goes down smooth (plus you can find it anywhere). The hefeweizen was disgusting tho...I somehow choked a half of that down. I always learn lessons the hard way!

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This is a funny topic for me! While I was travelling around Europe I drank alot of different beers and many were rather tasty (I'm not really a big beer drinker here in Canada). The stupid part is that I dunno the names of really ANY OF THEM! Most of the time I was wandering around and would get hungry and stop at a place that served beer and some kinda food. I'd gesture around ('Cause they never spoke english and my german, czech, french, blah blah, is beyond bad) and they would eventually gimme some kinda beer and food.

The beer there is good. :D Especially when it's a suprise. I think the only order I did put in once was in Cesky Krumlov and the owner of a little gyspy restaurant asked me "light or dark?" and I said "Dark!"

At least the surprises were the good sort of surprises. :D

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Bud is shit simply because it has more chimicals in it then any other beer in the world, so its the farthest thing from beer you can drink........dont belive me keep a bud at room temp ,or worse out in the sun for a bit and then crack it, there is simply no way your gonna down that mother without a gag reflex kickin it, I mean you could be jenna J and your still gonna gag on that shit, I like ther good ol german commercial beers Becks and Warsteiner, every now and hten I get into a guiness mood and its on............and by the way ant, McEwans is CORE!!!!!!!!! BLECH!
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The stupid part is that I dunno the names of really ANY OF THEM!
Same as. By the time I got to Ceskey Krumlov after being in Prague and Berlin I couldn't drink any more Lager I was foooked altogether. I remember seeing berliner all over the place in Berlin so I guess I drank that. I couldn't pronounce most the names so I pointed at taps until beer arived.

In Cesky I meet an Australian who claimed he was traped there and couldn't get out. He knew all the cheep shots and all the bartenders so I was plastered my hole time there.
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Drink yourself silly in Belgium. Seriously, they make the best beer in the world.

If you have a chance try all the diffrent flavours of Lambic you can find. The fruity ones are great for desert and the traditional lambic, gueuze and faro types are an interesting experience. They are all made only in a specific region in Belgium and a very hard to find in most other places.
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Beer is the best in the Czech Rep, You cant argue that. Some bars in prague called Tankovnas sell unpasturized beer. Meaning its not put in barrels. It is simply pumped into a kinda sack and then into your glass. Normally beer is heated up to make it more stable to transport it, bottle it etc. Now that is real beer. I think only Pilsner Urquell do it but fuk me can you taste the difference.

As for other places pick up Budweiser Budvar (the original b4 the name was stolen and made into a pussy drink) Kozel, Guiness is great but expensive on the continent as its imported. Also check out some littler know polish lagers and of course there are the big brands like Becks-german, kronenberg-french and i see alot of people ranting about stella, its rubbish full of chemicals and likly to give you a hangover hench its nickname the wife beater.

Stick to cheap local beer in different countrys to find those amazing local brews. Here in the UK a beer will set u back £1.50-£3.50, take prague we found beer for £0.17 in a bar and £0.05 in the shop. But so much better than anything u can pick up off of the shelf here.
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brussels has the best beer in the world, anyone tells you different has no idea what they are talking about.

the best beer there is made at the Cantillon Brewery but its expensive. you pretty much cant go wrong there.

as far as a mass produced beer in europe that you could easily get here, i'd go with hogarden or for a more standard taste i like carlsberg (similar to heiniken but a better taste)
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There is no way to pick the best German pils!

Wernecker (small brewery in Unterfranken) is my favorite. The other great amber brew is from a place called Wittlebachers Turm... it's just outside of Bad Kissingen.
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ive never had "good tasting beer".* i think all beer tastes bad. heneken is the one that goes down the easiest though. people are you sure the beer actually tastes "good" over in eastern europe? or do you just mean it goes down easy. maybe i havent had good beer i dont know
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