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all the beers that I'm trying are tasting really bitter.
Just as a few examples: amstel, heineken, guinness.
Are there any beers out there that taste good?
thanx



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On 2006-02-28, asdf wrote:

Are there any beers out there that taste good?


No ...now go away.

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asdf wrote:
all the beers that I'm trying are tasting really bitter.
Just as a few examples: amstel, heineken, guinness.
Are there any beers out there that taste good?
thanx



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Or you might like an ale...

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"Or you might like an ale..."

er..in the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more
heavily hopped than lager.

On the original question. Yes. Beer is supposed to be bitter. The
only beers that aren't a

Belgian Lambics - which are sour

Dreadfull watery brews like "Bud" (the American, not the Czec version)
etc. But here you're better off with Perrier.

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"er..in the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more
heavily hopped than lager. "

Did you click his links? You probably should click them before
"correcting" him.



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Yep - probably should have clicked them before!

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On 28 Feb 2006 02:06:48 -0800, "Toffeeman"
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"Or you might like an ale..."

er..in the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more
heavily hopped than lager.


A good bitter is properly balanced.


On the original question. Yes. Beer is supposed to be bitter. The
only beers that aren't a

Belgian Lambics - which are sour

Dreadfull watery brews like "Bud" (the American, not the Czec version)
etc. But here you're better off with Perrier.


And Scottish ales which are heavily malty.

German beers are nicely balanced.

American lagers are more dry than bitter.


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Try New Zealand Steinlager


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"Phil" schreef in bericht
...
On 28 Feb 2006 02:06:48 -0800, "Toffeeman"
wrote:

"Or you might like an ale..."

er..in the UK ale is commonly called "bitter", its usually much more
heavily hopped than lager.


A good bitter is properly balanced.


On the original question. Yes. Beer is supposed to be bitter. The
only beers that aren't a

Belgian Lambics - which are sour

Dreadfull watery brews like "Bud" (the American, not the Czec version)
etc. But here you're better off with Perrier.


And Scottish ales which are heavily malty.

German beers are nicely balanced.

American lagers are more dry than bitter.


And Guinness - sorry, Guines - is very heavy, I suppose?
God, generalisations!


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asdf a écrit :

all the beers that I'm trying are tasting really bitter.
Just as a few examples: amstel, heineken, guinness.
Are there any beers out there that taste good?

Define "taste good", please.

Basically, bitterness is what most decent beers are about.

So if you idea of "taste good" can't include bitterness... well, come
back in ten year's time, your tastebuds may hav eevolved then.


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So if you idea of "taste good" can't include bitterness... well, come
back in ten year's time, your tastebuds may hav evolved then.



Or burned off a mess of taste buds. I remember reading once that we are
born with thousands of them, and average about THREE in old age (bitterness
is sensed on the tongue). I have one relative who serves the cheapest
bordeaux from warehouse outlets, and half the guests, especially the young
ones, are keeling over with puckered faces and once they've crawled back to
their seats won't even attempt a second sip of these "walls of tannin" with
no possible penetration of any other flavors, but he and an equally elderly
relative are remarking about how quite nice the wine is, and writing down
the label.


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You can always brew your own.


"asdf" wrote in message ...
all the beers that I'm trying are tasting really bitter.
Just as a few examples: amstel, heineken, guinness.
Are there any beers out there that taste good?
thanx





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grab a Schabenbrau, probably spelled wrong (sic), that's a good ol'
German beer.

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schreef in bericht
oups.com...
Guinness is NOT heavy for chrissake. Why do you think is floats on
Harp? It's dark. Yes. Stout is dark. Can we all move along now?


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- ORIGIN Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein 'tear flesh', later 'gnash the
teeth, speak bitterly'.




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