Originally posted by CA_Orot
.........I had this Strawberry Beer from Belgium once, excellent stuff
I was in Brussels once with work and a group of us went for 'a few' drinks. We were charged 6 euros for a Strawberry beer which was served in a
mushroom like shaped glass.
I was the only one who had a second.
It was very nice, and quite strong.
It was good to see someone mention Newcastle Brown Ale.
Dog has to be served ice cold and drunk from a half glass being constantly topped up or direct out of the bottle.
Any other way is sacrelidge!
I personally prefer dark beers known in the UK as bitters with my favourite tipples being John Smith's Magnet, John Smith's Smooth or Tetley
Contrary to the genrally held belief that we Brit's like our beer warm and flat, these must be pulled with a good head and be served cold!
I used to like Carling Premier, but used to get truly wankered on it far too quickly.
That stuff just goes down far too easily.
I have drunk some strange brews when being in Poland and other eastern European countries especially when visiting the local, back street bars.
As a general rule of thumb I find most US / Canadian beers too yeasty in flavour however I must admit I am no expert with these types of beers.
Drinking beer is by far my favourite hobby, but I cannot drink in the house and firmly believe it is something best enjoyed in the company of others
in a pub / bar / club.
Unfortunately that is a tradition and pastime that the British government is trying it's best to destroy, for various reasons.
[edit on 2/4/09 by Freeborn]