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Old 26.06.2013, 06:54 PM
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Im 21, been drinking since around 17. Only started drinking beers in last year, was just spirits before that.

I was wondering the general opinion of the NFLUK forum regarding Beers that are available easily in UK. Like if people do a top 3 of their favourite accessible Beers in UK ....

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Old 26.06.2013, 07:02 PM
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Forget fizzy lagers and stick to Ale's
It's good to see supermarkets stocking better Ales as well as some German Lagers that are not called "Becks" for a change !
Good ales readily available
Bishops Finger
Hobgoblin
Ringwood Old Thumper

Fizzy stuff(German) you can get Krombacher at Tesco & now it is summer you can try Wheatbeers like Paulaner from Tesco.

Worth paying a bit extra for something that tastes a lot better than Carling or Fosters
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Forget fizzy lagers and stick to Ale's
It's good to see supermarkets stocking better Ales as well as some German Lagers that are not called "Becks" for a change !
Good ales readily available
Bishops Finger
Hobgoblin
Ringwood Old Thumper

Fizzy stuff(German) you can get Krombacher at Tesco & now it is summer you can try Wheatbeers like Paulaner from Tesco.

Worth paying a bit extra for something that tastes a lot better than Carling or Fosters
Those 3 available from like Teso, Sainsburys, Asda etc? Never heard of them to be honest. Will definitely try them then.

Will be good to see everyones top3 and how each persons favourites differ
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You can find good ales in any supermarket thesedays. well worth checking websites like beeradvocate or ratebeer to get some ratings from users.

The Krombacher and Paulaner are only at Tesco. But every supermarket has its own commerical tie in with a better German company. Waitrose will sell Bitburger & Sainsbury will sell Warsteiner for instance.
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This thread may help............has comments and photos of some very good beers

https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=95123
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This thread may help............has comments and photos of some very good beers

https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=95123
Cheers, that thread is mainly to do with just Ales though
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I like lager and ale equally, but I like to find better quality brands than the ubiquitous (and generally tasteless) Fosters, Carling, Carlsberg types.

The best I have had recently would be Grolsch Blond, which I have only ever seen in the All Bar One chain, they also sell Pilsner Urquell and Estrella which are OK, but I find the draught Estrella goes flat quickly (as does it's Spanish cousin San Miguel)

I don't really like the German Wheatbeers, but I quite like stuff like Becks Vier and Holsten Vier as they taste like they have a bit of bite, but at 4% are not going to get you too trollied unless you have a skinful.
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Peroni and Corona are popular with people my age thesedays
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You can find good ales in any supermarket thesedays. well worth checking websites like beeradvocate or ratebeer to get some ratings from users.

The Krombacher and Paulaner are only at Tesco. But every supermarket has its own commerical tie in with a better German company. Waitrose will sell Bitburger & Sainsbury will sell Warsteiner for instance.
The Salvator double-bock is good.

Too bad you don't get any of the US microbrews...

Three of my favorites:





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Tescos alcohol aisles are actually very interesting!.

In terms of local I'd have to say 'The Bunch of Grapes' in Pontypridd. Great wheat beer. Run by the Otley brewing company. O1 beer and all that. On tripadvisor and it won some award the other day.
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