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21. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 11y

I would agree with WeeJoe, Staropramen in Prague (it never tastes the same in the UK) and Budvar in Prague. I don't really drink beer or lager, but in Prague it is really nice.

I'm more of a neat vodka girl, nice chilled vodka served in a chilled shot glass! I will have a half of guinness every now and then too, but it gets me wasted very fast!

22. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I like Wheat beers in cold climates, and mexican style light beers in warm climates. Something like a good Hefewizen for the winter, and Corona for the summer.

23. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I'm not big on beer, but I loved evey glass I had in Belgium. The blonde as well as the strawberry Leffe (is it pronounced "Lef" or "Leffey" - I always go with the second and get strange looks...) was absolutely fantastic.

24. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

When I was in France a few years ago I got hooked on Desperado's but it somehow doesn't taste as good when your not sitting on the beach on the Riviera.

25. Posted by grnmtnboy (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

hey all,

good thread. i read the whole thing and feel that i must now give some representation for eastern north america (aside from Sam Adams). A few good beers were developed in Vermont during the US mircobrew revolution. My favorite brews come from the Magic Hat Brewery. Quebec also scores big with the Unibroue brewery which crafts a few different beligian style beers.

Cheers,
gmb

26. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I love Belgium Wheat beers, particulary Hoegaarden. I also love Frulli a stawberry wheat beer and Erdinger too.

thankfully most of the bars i visit now serve at least one wheat beer which makes a nice change to a pint of poor lager!

(yes, i'm a lady that drinks pints too!)

27. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Gelli, i felt obliged to resurrect this topic!

Good boy Joe. Knew I could rely on you, although it's taken it's time to return...

I love Belgium Wheat beers, particulary Hoegaarden. I also love Frulli a stawberry wheat beer and Erdinger too.

thankfully most of the bars i visit now serve at least one wheat beer which makes a nice change to a pint of poor lager!

(yes, i'm a lady that drinks pints too!)

Holy Cow! British, and female, who loves proper European beers and drinks pints???? I'm not sure i believe it. On the off chance it's true though, by any chance do you parents/family also own a pub, and are you single?! ;)

28. Posted by kkwijibo (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

Has no one mentioned Carlsberg, I know it's common but I like it lots

Also Boddingtons has a nice flavour - it's got a fruity tang to it

Of the more international, in relation to where I live, I like Hoegaarden, and Cobra, but anyway, after a few beers they all taste the same, and if you add a few spirits to the mixer you might even see it come out the way it went in!!! :(

29. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

Maybe its national pride but I reckon that British real ales are the best beers I have tasted for those who actually like the taste of hops. ;)

London Pride is OK, but doesn't compare to some of the regional ales - I personally like Black Sheep (though not so much from a bottle). My local tipples 'when i were a lad' were pretty good - Jenning's Sneck Lifter is my favourite for a strong 'un (beats that watery stella stuff) and anyone who gets a chance should try the Hesket Newmarket ales, like 'Pigs Might Fly', 'Cat Bells' and 'Doris's 90th Birthday'.

Some pretty good breweries out East Anglia-wards and up in Scotland too.

As for 'foreign' beers, the south of NZ is underrated I reckon, mostly 'cause people only drink the obvious cheap stuff. I think Mac's Copperhop is delicious!

30. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

p.s. I think Boddington's tastes of bananas. Anyone else noticed this?