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    Deal with Australian beers?

    Why are Australian beers so universally loved? No Australian beer I have tasted, even comes close to being as good as the European lagers. Possibly some of the James Squire range, but they're hardly representative.

    Things like Fosters, Carlton Draught, VB, XXXX, they all have that similar taste to them. Are these in the same ballpark as Stella's (or wife beaters to the Poms), Heinekens or any other European lager.

    I'd rather have any of these then "Australia's Finest" Crown Lager. Am I the only person who thinks these beers are very highly overrated?

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    Beers are overrated Full Stop.. give me a hard liquor get a shot anyday..
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    I can't say I like beer either, prefer a good cider to be honest.

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    Fosters, VB, XXXX and Carlton Draught aren't the only Australian beers, even if they are the most popular ones.

    I couldn't tell you why they are so popular really. Most of the time if I drink VB it's because that's what there is to drink, I certainly don't select it if I'm buying beer.
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    And the only time i drink beer is when im short on cash.. or when its summer.. cause its just handy drinkin cold beer in summer.. its not like i hate it but gettin well used to it.. doesnt bother me what beer it is as long as its not Waikato Draught or Tui..
    Top preference: Speights, Heineken, Corona, Pils, Crown Lager, Stellar

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    Not a fan of beers myself... but i know a few people who prefer the Aussie beers, coz they taste better
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    Beer's all I drink.. I know nothing about the other sorts of alcohol available..

    But the general quality of mainstream Australian beers strikes me as pretty poor, when compared to the (mainstream or just export?) European ones..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_of_darkness
    And the only time i drink beer is when im short on cash.. or when its summer.. cause its just handy drinkin cold beer in summer.. its not like i hate it but gettin well used to it.. doesnt bother me what beer it is as long as its not Waikato Draught or Tui..
    Top preference: Speights, Heineken, Corona, Pils, Crown Lager, Stellar
    Corona's not a beer mate.. It's vinegar, **** and soda water.. Only made bearable with a lemon..

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    Corona's not a beer mate.. It's vinegar, **** and soda water.. Only made bearable with a lemon..
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    Quote Originally Posted by shounak
    Beer's all I drink.. I know nothing about the other sorts of alcohol available..

    But the general quality of mainstream Australian beers strikes me as pretty poor, when compared to the (mainstream or just export?) European ones..
    Oh dear.
    You really are missing out.

    Try Johnny Walker on the rocks with a twist or a screwdriver, margaritas, cognac, etc.....beer is pretty much a 'boys night out' or 'drink while watching a sport' kinda stuff.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shounak
    Corona's not a beer mate.. It's vinegar, **** and soda water.. Only made bearable with a lemon..
    Corona is a very nice "I'm not a huge fan of beer but this tastes okay" sort of drink. If someone doesn't like the taste of beer much and asks for a recommendation, that's the one. I drink it from time to time, it's really quite nice, even if it's not particularly "beer" tasting.

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    Got a bit of a sweet tooth, so into my pansy beers, but I don't particularly drink them if anything else is on offer..

    Enjoy the odd Windhoek, Budweiser, Red Stripe, Miller or Castle occasionaly.. Don't like Aussie/European beers
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    It comes as no surprise you drink the most expensive beers about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    It comes as no surprise you drink the most expensive beers about.
    If my mates dont want to be seen with someone who just drinks soft drinks, I make them pay for it..

    And try turning up to a braai with a can of Fosters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    And try turning up to a braai with a can of Fosters!
    That would be fine if you were in South Africa but you're not...yet.

    And turning upto a BBQ with a Fosters is common practice.

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