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The best lager on sale in the UK, suggestions please

The best lager on sale in the UK, suggestions please

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Tyre Smoke

9,806 posts

163 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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I like drinking Cobra. Just recently, Tesco were doing 3 660ml bottles for £5.

Never really rated Peroni, always thought it was a bit Emperor's new clothes. However, I can drink Carling if it's a session but hate anything Fosters, Carlsberg, etc.

There is a bottle of something in Tesco from Poland I think, budget lager for 99p for 500ml. that's quite palatable.

Halb

28,987 posts

85 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Tesco have a fantastic range.
I sometimes choose a few bottles of interesting looking cider, and wheat beer.

bicycleshorts

1,877 posts

63 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Also worth baring in mind that a lot of imported beers are no longer imported, instead brewed under license in the UK.

A couple of examples would be Tiger and Tyskie. The flavour changed quite dramatically (for the worse) when they stopped being imported.

I was actually sad enough to take this when I bought 2 cases, one was imported, one wasn't...


Fatbloke

389 posts

182 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Meantime London Lager

TIGA84

3,932 posts

133 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Bitburger
Asahi
Staropramen

all brilliant, has Oranjeboom had a mention yet? One of my locals has all but the Bitburger(the bds as its my favourite) on draft.
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Bluequay

1,616 posts

120 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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I love Bitburger. Matalan do the mini-kegs, a couple of them are great when you've got friends over.

Also a big fan of Chang and Singha. Kirin Ichiban is a nice Japanese lager not seen it in the UK anywhere only in Australia.

krallicious

3,860 posts

107 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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As mentioned before, Rothaus from the Schwarzwald is excellent. Another good alternative would be Asahi.

Wadeski

6,383 posts

115 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Bluequay said:
I love Bitburger. Matalan do the mini-kegs, a couple of them are great when you've got friends over.

Also a big fan of Chang and Singha. Kirin is a nice Japanese lager not seen it in the UK anywhere only in Australia.
They brew Kirin in the UK, its on draft quite a lot in London.


Bluequay

1,616 posts

120 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Wadeski said:
Bluequay said:
I love Bitburger. Matalan do the mini-kegs, a couple of them are great when you've got friends over.

Also a big fan of Chang and Singha. Kirin is a nice Japanese lager not seen it in the UK anywhere only in Australia.
They brew Kirin in the UK, its on draft quite a lot in London.
That's the trouble living down in West Country biggrin Will have to look out for it next time i'm in the big city smile

BrabusMog

10,013 posts

88 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Tyre Smoke said:
I like drinking Cobra. Just recently, Tesco were doing 3 660ml bottles for £5.
I was in there on Sunday and they were doing 4 660ml bottles for £5. Same for Heineken, San Miguel and Tiger. I had a headache yesterday.

Hugo a Gogo

19,835 posts

135 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Bitofbully said:
Currently enjoying Lidl's Perlenbacher Pils.

6 quid for 6 bottles. Bargain.
that's about €1.70 for 6 in Germany, plus deposit for the plastic bottles


LHD said:
Tennent's Lager (Cold) served correctly is one of the great pints.

Doesn't travel very well, needs to be sampled in Scotland.
true, I've had fantastic Tennants in Scotland

favourites for me are Urquell, König and Flensburger

Frik

12,601 posts

145 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Tyre Smoke said:
However, I can drink Carling if it's a session but hate anything Fosters, Carlsberg, etc.
I'm the opposite. I can drink Fosters or Carlsberg but can't abide Carling. Tastes like cardboard to me.

krallicious

3,860 posts

107 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Hugo a Gogo said:
true, I've had fantastic Tennants in Scotland

favourites for me are Urquell, König and Flensburger
Good call.

aizvara

1,786 posts

69 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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If I'm out at the pub, and in the mood for lager, I'll drink most of them apart from Stella/Kronenbourg (those give me an immediate headache).

If I have the choice then it will be the original Pilsner Urquell, definitely.

Kind of a fan of Tsingtao, though I feel sure that it doesn't taste as strong as it used to. I had a lot of Brahma over in its native continent and liked it, but drinking it in rainy England left me very disappointed (holiday beer syndrome, perhaps).

BigMacDaddy

480 posts

83 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Efes, but only if served extremely cold!

Hugo a Gogo

19,835 posts

135 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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all beers are equal when ice-cold, the cheapest piss is equally refreshing

a good lager should taste best at between 6 and 8 °C (cellar temp)

Nick J

1,053 posts

126 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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I was drinking literally gallons of Budvar In Prague at the weekend on my mates stag do, it was a tough job but somebody had to do it....

Plus there were no spirits (over 20% abv) due to the prohibition. Any excuse to drink more larger.

nickdrinkwater

175 posts

92 months

Tuesday 25th September 2012
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Hugo a Gogo said:
all beers are equal when ice-cold, the cheapest piss is equally refreshing

a good lager should taste best at between 6 and 8 °C (cellar temp)
Bavaria lager (bottle) is a lager that tastes good at cellar temp. It's just as nice as ale at this temperature.

I also think Carlsberg Export is a nice lager, I was put off this as not a big fan of the one in the green can but its actually quite a nice drink & research reveals actually "the" Carlsberg that is drank in Denmark.

Another shout for Bitburger but that's if you can find it.

One of the best lagers I have ever tried is Sleemans honey brown lager, smooth and sweet and very addictive. I used to work whilst at uni for a discount booze store and they used to get it by the case, I think it was 39p a bottle or something! Never seen it since in the UK

acd80

543 posts

47 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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I love Sam Adams-I got hooked on it when I was in Boston about 8 years ago. Availability is getting a bit better for the standard variant but it's nigh on impossible to get any of the seasonal variants in the UK-Sam Adams Summer Ale does pop up every now and again (I've got 4 bottles left!). It's a shame Sam Adams is not sold on tap anywhere in the UK (not that I know of anyway). Tesco does stock it and dependent on what branch you go into, they can have a decent selection of other US Ales/lagers-why Budweiser is as popular as it is, I'll never know....

Staropramen is a lovely beer as well but the only place I've seen it on tap in Wales was in Cardiff bay.

Heineken in the UK is shite I'm sorry to say-I don't touch it when I'm out. It tastes completely different whenever I go back to the family in Ireland however.

I'm not a fan of Peroni however-in the UK or in Italy. It's got a horrible aftertaste.

parapaul

2,828 posts

100 months

Wednesday 26th September 2012
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Not seen it for a while, but Oranjeboom is bloody lovely. Otherwise I quite like the Mexican bottled stuff with a slice of lime, particularly in summer.