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Old 12-31-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Consumer Reports Beer Ratings

Never have given Consumer Reports much value in their rating polls beyond appliances and small goods. Especially when it comes to their ratings of cars and trucks.

However, their soon to be released "Beer Ratings" has placed Coors in first place and Corona Lite in last place.

Coors was good maybe forty years ago when they were a small batch brewer, but today I could name a few non-alcoholic beers with more flavor and taste.

Coors Outscores Bud in Consumer Reports
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Who buys any of those beers? Microbrews, please... something in a nice IPA, perhaps. Or since it's winter time, perhaps a stout is in order; a good stout with a ham sandwich and pea soup is excellent.

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Like cigarettes, beer can add additives common to the industry without listing, my tastebuds can't taste them but they do give me a headache. Coors is one that is a headache producer, don't know if it is the color added, foamer or head former, defoamer or the added alcohol from other than the brewing process. Most microbrewery beer doesn't, but maybe it is the chickens they have roaming over the grain to eat bugs that gives them a distinct favor advantage.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #5
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I went from cheap can beer to bottle beer. I later went with the microbrew beers and now I am back to american bottle beer. MY taste always changes. I usually never have more then three because beer always gives me a headache. I guess I am a light weight.

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Where to start, I see this going on for many many years to come.

I had the pleasure of attanding a small beer tasting put on by IIRC the Pres. from the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland OH. My tastes had been awakened that night to the skills of the brewmaster and the FLAVORS of hand crafted micro-brews. I found out that I really enjoyed the depth of a good IPA after that and still seek them to enjoy a satisfying and tasty treat. He finished the evening with their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter and a choclate brownie, he was the Pres, he knew what he was doing.

I used to travel a good bit for work and in the evening would often ask for the local products, hit on a few that were worth ordering again. That worked well until one day in St. Louis, I asked for a local beer, the server looked at me kinda strange and rather slowly stated B U D. That day, I passed on that one.

I didn't bother to read the link to CR, I'd only disagree with it anyhow, but me thinks brews must be judged against like brews, you can't put a Porter, Lager and IPA on the table and judge them equally.

And if I'm reaching for an easy to find flavorful cold one Sam Adams does just fine.

Visited Coors in CO years back, got to see the few remaining examples of the old twin push top cans as I mentioned to a guide that I remembered them from my earlier days and a Smokie and the Bandit beer run of Coors all the way back to OH in '76. Also visited G. Heilman in LaCross, Special Export was some nice stuff can't forget Old Style. You guys in WI got a good thing going with your local taverns, beer and a brat thing, I'm jealous. Also had dinner at the Sierra Nevada brewery resturant in Chico CA. also. Sierra is also some fine stuff.

I will list a no thanks to anything cloudy looking or that you have to put fruit in/on it to drink it.

Getting thirsty, me thinks campfire and a Yuengling or so tonight.

Happy New Year guys and gals. Can't wait to see how this one goes.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:07 PM   #7
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I grew up in the South Chicago area. Nothing better then a neighborhood tavern where you could get an Italian beef sandwich and a cold beer. I grew up with Old Style and special export. My mom owned a cottage in the northern part of Wisconsin and I remember the Brat's at the tavern. Brat's with mustard and a cold beer. Those are some good memories.

In Georgia we just passed a law where we can get beer on Sundays. Now that is a big deal believe it or not.

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It's what you're used to, isn't it? Starved of a good British bitter, I make do with (canned) Guinness or something dark from a microbrewery.
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In Georgia we just passed a law where we can get beer on Sundays. Now that is a big deal believe it or not.

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You have my neck of the woods beat, Sunday sales are limited to high tourism counties, we are closed on Sundays.

Brats from a local/regional maker are in the micro brew league compared to the vacuum packed stuff we get. My wife's side is Keilbasy fans. One other great sandwich for a brew is a true RUEBEN, still looking for one here. We got some darn good ones at a place on Brookpark Rd in Cleveland, Benny Shapiro's now closed I heard. Also had one downtown Cleveland at Otto Moshers, you need to see inside this theater district legend. You current Clevelander's can update us on its status.

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Like cigarettes, beer can add additives common to the industry without listing, my tastebuds can't taste them but they do give me a headache. Coors is one that is a headache producer, don't know if it is the color added, foamer or head former, defoamer or the added alcohol from other than the brewing process. Most microbrewery beer doesn't, but maybe it is the chickens they have roaming over the grain to eat bugs that gives them a distinct favor advantage.
It wouldnt surprise me if high fruitcose corn syrup is in some name brand american beer...
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In stead of dissing beers, as each is liked by someone, name the ones you do like so that maybe a list forms of ones to try.

Porter - Sierra Nevada Porter, Real Ale Coffee Ported (Blanco TX)
IPA - Red Hook IPA, Stone IPA
Pilsner - Pislsner Urqel, Victory Prima Pills
Stout - Stone Aragant Bastard (not really a stout)
Belgiem - Duvall, Orval, Trader Joe's Vintage Ale
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Bud. Or if im short on cash Old Milwaukie. Sal.
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In stead of dissing beers, as each is liked by someone, name the ones you do like so that maybe a list forms of ones to try.

Porter - Sierra Nevada Porter, Real Ale Coffee Ported (Blanco TX)
IPA - Red Hook IPA, Stone IPA
Pilsner - Pislsner Urqel, Victory Prima Pills
Stout - Stone Aragant Bastard (not really a stout)
Belgiem - Duvall, Orval, Trader Joe's Vintage Ale
I'll have to look for the Real Ale Coffee from Blanco. Never heard of it.

I am a very big fan of Porters. One I highly recommend, but is difficult to find, is Sinebrychoff Porter. Made in Finland. Go figure. Anyway, tried it a beer bar in Seattle, had 2 more, and then didn't find it again until 2 years later at a store in Chicago, where I obviously bought out their stock.
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