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    Good on'em, There's a demand for this type of pilsener in the lunchtime market. Becks do it so why shouldn't they.

    What pilse do you take at lunchtime? maybe there should be a poll for our favourite lunch beer?

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    If I do drink beer at lunchtime I certainly don't drink anything lagerish unless it's a very hot day. If it is very hot odds are I drink something soft anyway.

    I couldn't care less about them making a 4% Stella, it's hardly a particularly special beer and I don't make any effort to drink beers because of their strength, it's the taste I buy beer for.

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    I do like how a few years ago most lagers were ~4%... Carlsberg, Heineken etc. Then they all got replaced with "continental" versions at 5%. Now they are all being replaced with 4% versions.

    I do like Becks Vier though.

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    Much as I like the stronger lagers, I have come to the following conclusion: the strength is required to mask the inferior quality.

    I got fed up with real ales a while back, but I'm coming back to them now. If you want taste without going overboard on the % then bitters & porters are the way forward.

    I kept noticing that my favourite lagers were getting stronger and stronger - that's because the old addage was true all along - lager is pish! Any lager below 5% tastes thin and bland. Now you are starting to see more 5.5 - 6% lagers appearing - bad news for more than 1 or 2.

    So with lager you really are just buying tramp juice - no wonder I was starting to get worse hangovers when I went out (thought it was an age thing - I now realise I was drinking twice as much alcohol over an evening!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimano105 View Post
    Much as I like the stronger lagers, I have come to the following conclusion: the strength is required to mask the inferior quality.

    I got fed up with real ales a while back, but I'm coming back to them now. If you want taste without going overboard on the % then bitters & porters are the way forward.

    I kept noticing that my favourite lagers were getting stronger and stronger - that's because the old addage was true all along - lager is pish! Any lager below 5% tastes thin and bland. Now you are starting to see more 5.5 - 6% lagers appearing - bad news for more than 1 or 2.

    So with lager you really are just buying tramp juice - no wonder I was starting to get worse hangovers when I went out (thought it was an age thing - I now realise I was drinking twice as much alcohol over an evening!).

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    There's some very nice organic cider about which I find doesn't give me a hangover. Then again, neither does magners, but it does taste like tulipe.
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    Larger even at 5% is a girlies drink!

    Stick to propper british 'real ale' if you want a good tasting strong beer. Not this continental 'pop.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimano105 View Post
    Much as I like the stronger lagers, I have come to the following conclusion: the strength is required to mask the inferior quality.

    I got fed up with real ales a while back, but I'm coming back to them now. If you want taste without going overboard on the % then bitters & porters are the way forward.

    I kept noticing that my favourite lagers were getting stronger and stronger - that's because the old addage was true all along - lager is pish! Any lager below 5% tastes thin and bland. Now you are starting to see more 5.5 - 6% lagers appearing - bad news for more than 1 or 2.

    So with lager you really are just buying tramp juice - no wonder I was starting to get worse hangovers when I went out (thought it was an age thing - I now realise I was drinking twice as much alcohol over an evening!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    Larger even at 5% is a girlies drink!

    Stick to propper british 'real ale' if you want a good tasting strong beer. Not this continental 'pop.'
    How about some facts? I would suggest that you do some reading up on beers first and then comment. As a starting point. because beer is mostly water a lot depends on where it is brewed.

    Second point most British beers are brewed in a hurry and the fermention is killed of artifically; this is not the case in most European countries that have far better regulations.

    Many European brands are brewed in the UK and ****ed-up and so are not the same as the original brand.

    I have many other points but that's enough for now.
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