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Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:(22 posts)

Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:128
Jul 19, 2002 9:55 AM
1. Anchor Steam Beer
2. Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
3. Amstel Light
4. Guinness (ok, a can but still in play)after a 20 mile ride (my personal favorite combo)
5. Magic Hat: Blind Faith (VT micro)

tough to list just five I know...hey, go for seven!

6. Harp
7. Molson Beer

re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:Dave Hickey
Jul 19, 2002 9:59 AM
1. Carib lager_ Trinidad
2. Medalla- Puerto Rico
3. Corona
4. Guinness
5. Rolling Rock
re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:ColnagoFE
Jul 19, 2002 10:02 AM
1. Biere de Mars (New Belgium)
2. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
3. Mountain Sun Java Porter (probably local to Boulder, CO)
4. Bass Ale
5. Guinness
Cheers mateRoyGBiv
Jul 19, 2002 10:05 AM
1. Labatt Blue
2. Molson Export
3. Carlsberg
4. Sam Adams (if I could get it)
5. Bud.

Not sure if they still make it but I recall Stroh's going down well, especially with a ballpark frank on a hot Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.
Nothing better than a cold Strohs, hotdog, and the Tigers nmDave Hickey
Jul 19, 2002 10:08 AM
Yes sir. One of life's little pleasures.RoyGBiv
Jul 19, 2002 10:13 AM
Fosters; Guiness; Anchor; Beck's Dark; Lucky :-O nmDougSloan
Jul 19, 2002 10:18 AM
Ten Minutes to Pull a Pint!jose_Tex_mex
Jul 19, 2002 10:44 AM
Although I applaud your excellent taste in beers, I must add my $0.02 here and say that if you like it in a bottle you will absolute love it from the tap - especially if you sample a few scoops in Ireland, or mainland Britain. For some reason it just doesn't travel well. It does get that much better. Also, I had a pint of Guinness Ice in Ireland (silver tap?) and absoultely loved it.

Once while cycling Ireland I happened upon an auld fella's pub and stopped in to "hydrate." I decided to have a pint. There was an old lady pulling pints - to this day, her's was the "perfect pint." Timewise, it took over ten minutes to pull the pint. Her actions were nothing short of an art. She pulled, she cut the top, and repeated. I knew there was no place else in the world anyone would take such care and pride in their craft. The pint was perfect, just enough head which slightly crested the tulip glass - no fish eyes or tourist shamrocks to be seen. Needless to say, I had a few more - end of the ride.

As for bottled beers...
1) Corona
2) Sam Adams
3) Negra Modelo
4) Molson Golden Ice
5) Bass
Irish pub hereDougSloan
Jul 19, 2002 11:02 AM
There is an "Irish" pub here in Fresno. The bar keep was taking a hell of a long time to refill me. I was almost getting pissed. He'd pour a little. Let it sit. Pour. Sit. Pour. Sit. Pour. Sit. Damn, I'm getting thirsty. No tip for this guy. Then someone 'splained it to me.

re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:Starliner
Jul 19, 2002 12:00 PM
I don't know the availability outside northern california, but I recently discovered and liked the Hop Ottin' IPA made by Anderson Valley Brewing Co. from Boonville - I bought it at Ralph's chain supermarket. Has a clean, bitter flavor.

They also make another favorite, Boont Amber.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is on my list - categorically similar to the Boont Amber, but more masculine where the Boont is more feminine (flowery).

I've never had Harp in a bottle, but on tap it's a favorite light bodied beer especially nice as a starter and a thirst slaker.

Add Heineken to my list for light beers in a bottle.

I'm not great on stouts, so none make my list; nor will any of the American factory beers.
Fill 'er up again bar keepTurtleherder
Jul 19, 2002 12:25 PM
1. Guinness (good and good for you!)
2. Kalik (Bahamian nector of the gods)
3. Sol (brewed in the Yucatan)
4. Amstel Bright (brewed in Curacao)
5. Tennants (scottish ale)

Actually I never met a beer I couldn't drink, except for the stuff in Honduras, absolutely horrible.
Man, only five?peloton
Jul 19, 2002 2:55 PM
Well, I'll try....

1) Guiness is good for you.
2) Ipswitch Ale (MA micro)
3) Carrabassett Kolsh Ale (ME micro)
4) Bass Ale (Black and tan should still be Harp though)
5) Gritty McDuff's Halloween Ale (ME micro, seasonal too unfortunately)

There are so many others that I know I left out. Gotta say ColnagoFE's list looked good, too.
re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:AllisonHayes
Jul 19, 2002 2:47 PM
5. 3 Monts (one of France's best kept secrets--luv the bottle too)
2. Pilsner Urquell
3. Grolsch
4. Warsteiner
5. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

wild card: any Belgium beer or micro brew
French beer?!Starliner
Jul 22, 2002 10:12 AM
Hmmm, never knew the French to make good beer. Maybe 3 Monts (3 Mountains) was what the fans were drinking while they booed Lance up the mountain.
re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:mickey-mac
Jul 19, 2002 5:34 PM
Stone Brewing Imperial Stout
Victory Hop Devil
Unibroue Maudite
Salvator Double Bock
Paulaner Hefeweizen

Ask me again next week; I'll probably change my mind.
Honorable mentionsmickey-mac
Jul 19, 2002 6:38 PM
Chimay Blue Label
Victory Storm King Stout
Pranqster (North Coast)
Bornem Triple
SN Pale Ale
Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout (North Coast)
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
Stone Old Guardian
Hop Rod Rye (Bear Republic)
Alesmith Wee Heavy
Unibroue Fin du Monde
Celebrator Double Bock
Fuller's ESB
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Victory Prima Pils
re: Now thats a worthy discussion....jrm
Jul 20, 2002 3:46 PM
1. Redhook IPA
2. Sierra Nevada Porter
3. Sierra Nevada Summerfest
3. Amstel Light
4. Guiness Stout
5. Miller Geninue Draft
Nice techniquemickey-mac
Jul 20, 2002 5:33 PM
I like the double use of 3, allowing you to slip in an extra beer.
re: Discussion group;take a break: Top 5 favorite bottled beers:rwbadley
Jul 22, 2002 6:52 AM
Beer, hmmmm another favorite topic.

I have been involved as a brewer and A.H.A. beer judge for many years, and to pick only five, well that's tough. Lessee,

1. Sierra Nevada Celebration ale, after it ages about 6 months.
2. Chimay White label
3.McEwans scotch ale
4. Paulaner Salvatore double bock
5. Sudwerk Pilsner from the Davis Brewery

and another:
AH Hirsch 20 year old whiskey. After all, it's just condensed beer!

Beer Schmeer! Its so boring...and yeasty. Yuck! My pics:Kristin
Jul 22, 2002 8:22 AM
Ah, yes- cocktails (and sweet ones no less!) Ok:128
Jul 24, 2002 7:54 AM
I know one well: developed especially to meet the tastes of a special someone:
1. Margarita (no mix, not frozen, fresh limes, and two top-shelf liquors)

Kahula and ______.
Mint Julip
Scotch and water for me (or 'rita, and G&T is on hiatus).

note: please never ever serve drinks w/o snacks...

'Bottoms Up' -Van Halen
Late to the party, but here goes.JL
Jul 23, 2002 11:08 AM
I have trouble picking favorites, but these I'll take any day:

1. Guinness
2. Brewery Ommegang Abbey Ale (Cooperstown, NY beer, but you can find it elsewhere)
3. Brewery Ommegang Hennepin
4. Flying Fish Dubbel
5. Almost anything else but light beer, mass produced "beer" and most beers with Fruit.

Happy drinking,