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Guinness Foreign Extra......let down!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flare, 8 Oct 2009.

  1. Flare

    Mobster

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    Location: Manchester

    Im talking about the bottled stuff, anyway....
    Like WTH?!
    It's fizzy, not smooth.
    It's watery, not thick.
    The head is a dirty brown, not white.
    It doesn't taste that great!

    I am very unhappy about this! :mad:
    Fortunately i only got the one bottle for £1 and even better than that is....
    Earlier i went to odd bins and got myself a bottle of:

    Brew Dog Paradox 10%
    Brewsheet
    ABV:10%
    OG:1092
    IBU’s:70
    Malts:Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley
    Hops:Galena, Bramling Cross
    Twist:Aged for 6 months in a Scotch malt whisky cask (Springbank)
    http://www.brewdog.com/paradox.php
    Cant wait to try this :D

    and i got myself a REAL bottle of Czech Budweiser Budvar
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Budvar_UK.JPG/450px-Budvar_UK.JPG


    Anyway, has anyone else had very disappointing experiences with beers?
    I just don't understand how bottled Guinness can be the opposite of the stuff on tap and in a can!

    Flare
     
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  2. [FnG]magnolia

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    Guiness is awful stuff, even the supposedley 'genuine' Irish stuff. Really don't like it.

    Budvar, on the other hand, is extremely good. It makes a mockery of the American Bud which no right-thinking individual should ever touch. They do a number of nice beers here in New Zealand - Macs do a fine range, as do Monteiths. There's far more flavour to them than the typical European Stella/Carlsberg/Holsten.

    I fancy a beer now and it's only 11.20am :D
     
  3. Flare

    Mobster

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    Location: Manchester

    Eurgh!

    Well have one then! It really annoys me how some people will look down at someone drinking a beer at any other time which isn't with lunch, dinner or on a night out. Why can't people who actually enjoy beer and drink it for the pleasure and flavour drink it when they want to!?
    /rant over
    :D
     
  4. Abraxaz1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jun 2009

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    Location: Carmarthenshire

    I just go to the proper pubs and order the local beer, 90% of the time it knocks the mass produced crap out of the water.
    Though i am hooked on hobgoblin at the moment.
    I might actually open a bottle now that where talking about drinks of the gods.
     
  5. dante6491

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    Paradox is a real nutter of a beer. Have a couple of bottles in my room back home. It's an odd taste, but you can definitely taste the alcohol in it.

    EDIT: It is the whiskey that stands out flavour wise.
     
  6. Flare

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    Location: Manchester

    I'm yet to try Hobgoblin!
    I found a brilliant pub in Preston the other week (called Market Tavern), it servers all sorts of ales, Belgian beers and German Weissbeers. Many on tap and bottled i love it there :D
    Although last time i went in i got a lot of funny looks (im 18 and the majority of people in there were 40+ :D )

    sounds good, i want to try the Tokyo which is 18.5%
     
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  7. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

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    I'll tell my Director that you said it was okay :o
     
  8. dante6491

    Soldato

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    Also have a bottle of that back home :p
     
  9. Mad old tory

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    Eh? Am I missing something about the bold bit, how can American Bourbon be classed as Scotch?

    Anyway, I was a tad disappointed with some random German wheat beer i had a few months back, very thin. On the whole though, I tend to search out proper beer (be it ales or quality continental stuff) and am rarely disappointed.

    Oh and Budvar is lovely; try some of the Budvar Dark stuff as well, really tasty.
     
  10. Substance

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    I'm drinking zywiec at the moment, got a taste for in in a wetherspoons a few years back and saw them in asda tonight whilst doing the weekly shop, Treated myself to a couple of bottles
     
  11. Flare

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    Sounds like it could be a problem.
    But as i am a qualified doctor* i say it is fine.


    *i can not be held responsible for anything i say that is wrong and leads to any sort of physical or mental problem and/or issue :p
     
  12. Abraxaz1

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    Not as bad as my new local, went in with a mate for a few after work drinks.
    tried the local ale, larger and bitter.
    When suddenly we were blindsided by free Sandwhiches, not ordinary sandwiches but in my honest opion the best sandwich i have ever tasted.
    So after finishing of the sandwhich of the god's i had a few drinks, then out of nowhere a guitar appears and the whole pub (20 odd people) is singing classic rock songs!!
    It is officaiily my favorite pub :D
     
  13. Flare

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    "3. cask is then used to mature American Bourbon, releasing wonderful flavours from the oak
    4. cask then undertakes a perilous marine voyage across the Atlantic, narrowly escaping the clutches of storms, giant squid and pirates
    5.safely at the Scottish distillery it is used to mature the finest Whisky, adding depth and character to the flavours inculcated in the oak"

    The Scottish whiskey is Springbank.

    I take it it's nice then?

    Now that is a brilliant pub! :D
    Where abouts is it? :p
     
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  14. Abraxaz1

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    South wales, bridgend, garw valley, pontyrhyl.
    Classic old miners/ valleys pub

    But the sandwiches my gawd man fresh home made bun's, welsh ham, fresh lettuce and a releash so divine!! i swear i nearly cried!!

    Also the bears were great in a miners gas lit room wiht a gentle fire burning in the hearth :D
    I want to go back again :D
     
  15. Substance

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    The nicest lager I have ever tasted, I'm not a lager drinker but love this stuff
     
  16. danza

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    Foreign Extra is a good stout. Dragon stout is better though.
     
  17. Flare

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    i live damn far away but the temptation to go... what's it called? :p

    that could just mean it's a terrible lager than :p
     
  18. Substance

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    Haha, nope, I have tried a pretty large selection and hated most, there are a few though that I could drink over and over again, this is one of them

    This and carling and stella are in a league of their own they are great beers that I could drink all day and I hope that if you are still reading this that you haven't rage replied and know that I was completely joking about stella and carling :p
     
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  19. Abraxaz1

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    Braichycymmer be its name, try saying that when your drunk :D
    Anyway its apperently classed as a hotel?


    Maybe we should have ocuk offical Drinks review thread for non standred largers, bitters and ales + ciders?

    Ive now got "country roads" stuck in my head thinking about my local evening.
     
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  20. cheets64

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    Is it Polish

    Polish beer is nice its strong and but has a lager taste to it, I like Tyskie stronge in % a few of them and you are rocking.