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11. Posted by tingo (Full Member 94 posts) 12y

Come to Belgium, I'm sure we have the best beer in the world :) Almost every city has its own beer, and like mim said, also its own glass!
We even have beer of cherries, strawberries etc.
My favourite is "kriek" (a sweet beer made of cherries)

12. Posted by nvbirdman (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y

I live in the USA and my favorite was Sam Adams Porter, but I can't find it anymore. For something to pour down my throat, anything that's cheap. For a beer to enjoy, it has to be dark beer.

13. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Yes, Belgium does have the best, and most interesting beers.

14. Posted by Sax (Full Member 14 posts) 12y

You are tolking of commercial beer, but there is no way out if taste a Trappist beer, the Belgian's beer are the best. They are made by Monk and evry of them have a full taste, a round taste...
Someone of them...Chimy, Golden Draken, Mc Chiuf, La Chiuf....

Try them and will see..!!
NB I'm not a Belgian!!!



15. Posted by carlos23ny (Full Member 24 posts) 12y

the caribbean also has some good beer

PRESIDENTE is a good beer, this is the local beer for Dominican Republic

16. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y

Lithuania Beer
trust me best beer - Svyturys!

17. Posted by Munich_Man (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

Hello there, I just discovered this site while doing a search. Checked out the forums and naturally was attracted to this thread :)

Of course my first post will be about beer

I get to LIVE here in Bavaria- the Holy Land of the Golden Nectar!

Too many great beers here to list, it's hard to find a BAD one. Some of the breweries here have been doing it since the 1300s so they've had some time to get it right.

Some that come to mind.

Kloster Andechs doppelbock dunkel
Salvator/Optimator/Dominator any of the stark (strong) beers, but Salvator is the best
Ayinger weissbier
Prinz Luitpold dunkles weissbier
Augustinerbräu helles

Czech Republic has Pilsner Urquell which is great, but Budvar is better (the original Budweiser). What's best is they still only cost 40 cents in the Czech Republic (50-80 cents in Prague).

Belgium has great beer as well, but I'll have to stick with Bavaria.

When I'm back in the States, Sam Adams is nice, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is great. My grandparents live in Oregon and I have family in Seattle. There are some great microbreweries in the Pac NW. Portland is an awesome beer town. I'm from Chicago, and the Goose Island brewery has some great beer.

The US is not nearly the beer wasteland it used to be, there are so many great beers if you look for them, but 99.9% of the mass-produced swill they pass off as beer is just awful.

All that being said, I work for British Telecom and the best thing that can happen is having to go to the office in Ireland. Guinness simply rules and drinking it in an Irish pub in Dublin is like being in heaven.

Here, everyone have a round of beer on me--


ein Prosit, ein Prosit, der Gemütlichkeit!

(for those with Oktoberfest memories)

Rick (_)ß

18. Posted by nieck (Full Member 24 posts) 12y

bavaria... holy land of beer ? hmm...
guess i - being from the north of germany - have to kinda oppose this ;)
there is lots of good bavarian beer. no doubt. but the best beer you can get in entire germany is flensburger dunkel (dark). great taste and the original flens-sound (when opening it). i just got back from paris and as i always bring some guest gifts that i give away during my travels i took 6 bottles of flens-dark with me... guess what. i shared one of those beers with a local girl while walking from montmartre to pigall and she promptly offered me and my friend to stay at her place in return for the great beer :D
unfortunatly we had already paid for the night at our hostel and it was too late to get our stuff anyway.
but see... if you bring the right kinda beer its gonna get you somewhere :D

anyway... bavarians... or let me put it a little more recise franks (franken is an area that was annexed by bavaria) are unbeaten in brewing weissbier "maisel's weisse" is the best of it's kind.
i hope i don't pxxx anyone off too badly, i am aware that there are a lot of good beers out there.

19. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Best beer??? God that's a serious (excellent) question, as there are so many to choose.

From the other point of view, only thing i WON'T drink is Henieken, and not keen on weeker stuff like Bud.

Don't think I have a favourite. I like a proper Guinness, and a decent Porter or English Ale (Pride isn't too bad at all) and in the UK, those are mainly what i drink. Love weissbeir. A good Kolsch is fantastic, but quite rare outside Ruhr area (or Germany). Duvel (In word's of my hero HJS "Mmmmm. Duvel"). Proper Czech pils are good. Flensburger I agree is a fantastic dark beer. Anyone of a hundred Belgian brews. Some of the Bavarian local brews are fantastic, and in fairness most countries produce at least a couple of very decent lager type beers.

Must admit after living in Uk, Bavaria, Netherlands amongst others all with so many wonderful local beers, Sweden really wasn't a good choice for beer, but guess i knew that anyway

20. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Gelli, i felt obliged to resurrect this topic!

Much too important to be archived so quickly.

Being Irish, my pick is the Stout. The main ones are Guinness, Murphy's and Beamish. Although Guinness is a huge multinational conglomerate now, they still make the best of the bunch and i will drink very little else when in Ireland. Murphy's is second and Beamish third although i've had very nice pints of both before.

Ales such as Smithwicks and Bass are quite popular, especially in the north of Ireland and deservedly so, i went for a couple of years with Smithwicks as my main drink.

Never liked Caffreys or Kilkenny, tastes like dirty dishwater (i assume).

Lagers are popular everywhere, Harp is a good honest lager (not top grade by any stretch of the imagination but its good liquid nonetheless), Tennents from Scotland is very popular in the north and because i drank so much of it as a student in Belfast its like happy memories in a glass when i can get hold of some now.

Not a great fan of many english beers, i live in London and they seem to be watered down in many places, i gave up drinking Stella Artois though, i literally couldnt stand up after a gallon of it.

Best popular Beer from a can is definitely Red Stripe Jamaican lager, great for a carry out.....and from a bottle? Frosted cold Corona with lime in the neck is bliss on a hot day.

I loved the Staropramen in Prague, Jupiler in Belgium (the Duvel nearly killed me, as did Delerium Tremens which i had a lot of in a Bierodrome Belgian theme pub in London) and Oranjebaum in Holland.

Thats my opinions vented. Now i can relax and go for a pint.