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Beer drinkers, have you ever had a beer from another country? (This includes anyone here that is not American.)

I am having a Cooper's Pale Ale from Australia right now...It makes American major brand beer taste like water.

Posted - June 17


  • 7122
    The only beer I can tolerate the taste of is Corona, I think that’s a Mexican beer. 
      June 17, 2022 12:43 PM MDT

  • 42150
    It is.
      June 17, 2022 1:00 PM MDT

  • 8138
    I'm not a beer drinker, but I tried Guinness when I was in Ireland.  As a non-drinker, I failed to appreciate it.
      June 17, 2022 5:10 PM MDT

  • 42150
    It is quite bitter. Sort of like beer syrup.
      June 17, 2022 5:46 PM MDT

  • 16547
    I don't drink beer but it is sometimes living in my refrigerator.  I rarely see a domestic brand other than that which comes from local small breweries. 
      June 17, 2022 6:02 PM MDT

  • 1651
    Drank lots of San Miguel beer in the Philippines . This post was edited by Echooos at June 19, 2022 2:49 PM MDT
      June 18, 2022 5:27 AM MDT

  • 499
    Yes, many times.
    Most urban pubs have at least one continental beer on tap - could be Amstel (Dutch), Estrella Damm (Spanish), or Staropramen (Czech, and my favourite of the three). I also like German wheat beers. I have drunk Irish stouts when in Ireland, and occasionally Guinness Export over here, but I think the Guinness served in British pubs is brewed under license in London and it's a somewhat inferior product. 
    But I still think England (perhaps jointly with Belgium) leads the world in terms of quality, depth of flavour, and variety of styles.

      June 18, 2022 6:09 AM MDT

  • 638
    It was 1969, my then-boyfriend and I were in West Berlin and, after a particularly long, hot day of sightseeing, we came back to the hotel, stopped off at the bar and had whatever beer was on tap.  It was one of the most thirst-quenching beverages I'd ever had although I was not (and still am not) a beer drinker.  After about 10 minutes, I could no longer lift my arms. :)  The only beer I've ever tasted that was as good was Lowenbrau Dark which was sold in the US only during certain times of the year.  Unlike other alcoholic beverages, beer makes my arms feel like lead weights.  
      June 18, 2022 11:12 AM MDT

  • 15018
    Everywhere. I haven't met an American beer I can stand (US craft beers aren't available here). English bitter is drinkable if chilled, the problem with British beer in Britain is that they don't. Ireland specialises in Stout. German and Czech beer is at least as good if not better than Australian (the exception being Ötingger), the only Belgian beer I've sampled is Stella Artois (not impressed), ditto Hollandia and Heineken from the Dutch - drinkable but not for the price. Chinese Tsing Tao is very similar to a light German lager, it's okay - I've not met another Asian drop I've liked (Indian Elephant and Japanese Kirin are bland, Vietnamese Hammer and Tongs is awful). Mexican beers (I've tried Dos Equis and Corona) aren't "beer session" beers, they're fire extinguishers for chili. Or to chase tequila, or its ugly little brother mezcal, which I'm sure is obtained by draining car batteries.

    Cooper's Pale is the brewery's flagship - make sure you invert or roll the bottle before opening it (I do both). Otherwise the top is tasteless and the bottom turgid, like all bottle conditioned cloudy ales the sediment must be mixed. Personally I prefer Sparkling - same deal but more full-flavoured. Watch your numbers, Cooper's ale sits heavy on the gut - it's a meal. And if anybody offers you "Pacific" Pale, decline. It can be distinguished by the blue label and its the grossest beer produced here, worse than Foster's.
      June 18, 2022 9:35 PM MDT

  • 499
    Nitrokeg bitter is vile whether chilled or warm. It has almost disappeared over the last 10-15 years as drinkers have become more discerning and has been replaced by real ales (bitters, pale ales, India pale ales, porters and others) or lagers. Real, or cask-conditioned, ales should be served at cellar temperature (a few degrees below room temperature). I can imagine enjoying an IPA chilled, but other traditional styles, no.
      June 19, 2022 2:07 PM MDT

  • 15018
    You can drink soup all you like. Beer should never EVER be served at a temperature higher than its maximum density, 4C. Hops loses its aromatics warmer than that - it's still bitter, but flavourless.
      June 22, 2022 10:22 AM MDT

  • 29726
    I have never tasted a beer I liked. 
      June 19, 2022 5:09 AM MDT

  • 1392
    one of my favorite beer is 'old milwaukee' .... cheap but still good and from USA
      June 23, 2022 6:50 PM MDT