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Old 09-05-2011, 11:20 AM   #526
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I went to a beer tasting Friday night and had a few beers that were new to me. This stout from O'Hara's stood out. I hope to track it down soon and confirm what my nuked palate seemed to be telling me.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #527
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I tried Fosters the other day! Wasn't that bad!
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:12 PM   #528
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In England, Fosters is the free beer served with a burger and chips at the student union. It's the only way pubs can get rid of it.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #529
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Really? Honestly, I was expecting to dry reach when I took a sip, but I had the whole thing without really coming close to being ill. Guess I'm not a big enough beer snob

 
Though pretty much anything I've ever had in a can sucked
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #530
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Well it's not the worst lager in the world, but when it's among another 6 or 7 beers on tap at the bar you have to wonder why anyone would willingly buy it.

Canned lagers are terrible, they all taste like tin. I'm always appalled at my friends back home who drink from room temperature tins; it's a stereotype I'm quick to disassociate myself from.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #531
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I still think Foster's is better than any of the mega-mass-produced American lagers. The couple of times I've had it, I thought it was fine for a fizzy yellow beer.
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Well it's not the worst lager in the world, but when it's among another 6 or 7 beers on tap at the bar you have to wonder why anyone would willingly buy it.

Canned lagers are terrible, they all taste like tin. I'm always appalled at my friends back home who drink from room temperature tins; it's a stereotype I'm quick to disassociate myself from.
Oh yeah, agreed with that. Do you know what Carlton Dry is? A lager? Draught? That's essentially the only beer I buy.

Major for that. I know people who do that with fosters... you'd much rather stay sober.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:11 AM   #533
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That would be a lager. I think I'm right in saying that if it's on tap it's a lager, if it's on a pump it's ale / beer.

I go for Blonde on tap and Boags in bottles.
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That would be a lager. I think I'm right in saying that if it's on tap it's a lager, if it's on a pump it's ale / beer.
Technically speaking, Ale's use Top Fermenting yeasts that ferment at room temperature, and Lagers use Bottom fermenting yeasts that ferment at colder temperatures. Ale's tend to have more body and character(flavour), where Lagers are usually lighter and cleaner. The biggest difference is that Lagers are more friendly to mass-production systems, and the most tasteless of which get shipped to bars and sold under names such as Coors Light, Budweiser...

As for the whole tap vs pump thing, I believe it's possible to have Ale's on tap, but pumps are I think always Ales.
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I went to a beer tasting Friday night and had a few beers that were new to me. This stout from O'Hara's stood out. I hope to track it down soon and confirm what my nuked palate seemed to be telling me.

O'Hara's is a damn fine Stout.

O'Hara's Irish Stout #22 - Maxwell Starr's Beer Review - YouTube
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:30 AM   #536
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sorry! i don't mean anything by it.
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I love O'Hara's... it has taken over me since Young's Double Chocolate Stout has become very hit and miss in quality.
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Polar Solera Light from Venezuela is a dream.

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I love the pretty blue bottle ...
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Had this tonight, I really enjoyed it.
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