I need your help, tell me your favorite beer !

Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from cereals the most common of which is malted barley, although wheat, corn, and rice are also widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Alcoholic beverages distilled after fermentation or fermented from non-starch sources such as grape juice (wine) or honey (mead) are not classified as beer.

I want to make a top ten list of commercial brands of beer, I need your help, tell me your favorite beer:))


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Best beer -- Duvel blond Belgian ale.
thanks, i have taste the belgian beer, a couple of years ago my friend gave me 'Chimay Blue Grande Reserve' it was nice.
Red Stripe, Jamaican
oooh nice from Jamaica, i have already add to my list:)
delirium tremens, from the great beer country of belgium!
again belgium:) thanks it is in my list now
ahhh jason stole my pick haha. GREAT CHOICE jason. way to nail it down! i'd go with Guinness - perfect for the winter! Don't you love to foamy top? has to be poured from a tap though...cans and bottles just won't do it.
i was waiting for the guiness :)
it tastes really good
thanks reggie it's now in my list:)
http://www.monteiths.com/ I like the Monteith's Ale!
Hi Eileen, i have visited the link,
now i want to test this beer:)
ok Monteith's Ale is in my list:))
thanks Eileen
My first taste was on my honeymoon in NZ 5 years ago. I've never had better. It's really hard to find in the US.
ohh bad news but i will try to find.
it's always hard to reach the best things:)
My favorite is Fat Tire made in Colorado.. but it's not very commercial.
thanks steph
i will search it
New Castle here
new castle ok, is it local so?
hey eileen here is information on the maker of Fat Tire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Belgium_Brewing_Company
steph thanks:)
i love this thread, so useful. newcastle is from the UK. it is one of my favorites as well. for darker beers, i love Yebisu from japan.
Shiner Bock from TX. Current favorite is Shiner's Bohemian Black Lager. Delicious.
Hehe, couple of weeks ago I posted my favorite beer: Asahi from Japan
Heiferweisen, Pale Ale, Porter, in that order. Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams are preferred varieties.
:) and i have added Yebisu and Asahi from japan, Shiner Bock from TX, and also Heiferweisen, Pale Ale, Porter, in that order. Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams...
I like the regional things so i like yours answersso much:)
there are no bad belgium beers, so I'd say all of those are my favourite.
actually, your question is wrong. there's not just "beer", there are all kinds of beers. You have the pilseners (ale in english?), and beers like duvel with herbs added.. you should categorize your question :)

I'm lucky to live near Maastricht, which is walking distance from belgium and only 10-20 minutes drive from germany. I get to taste the best beers in the world :D

I'm a german AND live in Bavaria, so - to keep with the cliché - I'm a bit of a beer nut. But: We have the "Reinheitsgebot" (I found 'German purity law' at dict.leo.org for this, but that doesn't make one think of beer exactly now, does it?), which states that only water, hops and malt (from wheat, but also other sorts of grain) are to be used in brewing beer, so - no herb or fruit flavorings, or it mustn't be called beer any more!
And, talking of "regional" beers, in the region where I live there are little regional breweries in, like, every second village or town, and everywhere the beer tastes a little different. And that's great!
So, I usually don't drink too much commercial beer.
Here's a little list of some - rather unknown - very good beers.
I especially like the Weltenburger, Bamberger and St. Georgen...
@daniela: hehe, I'm from Bavaria, too ;) Bavarian beers are the best...
I prefer "Allgäuer Brauhaus" - the brewery of my hometown.
One of the best I ever had is Klosterbrau from Schutzengarten (http://www.schuetzengarten.ch/portal/Default.aspx?tabid=95).
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout - it's seasonal and hard to find sometimes, but utterly yummy. (About the brewery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Brewery )
Belgian people are so good in that game (no one mention the beer "mort subite"), my son (chu33 in posterous) uses to know quite well british beers (ales in particular)...sure he will contribute to your list
I always select a favorite local beer and stick to it, eg Chinggis Beer in Mongolia, Slavutych in Ukraine, or Bintang in Indonesia. In America I like Sam Adams best.
Anchor Steam makes a decent Bock.


My #1 is Saison Dupont http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saison_Dupont#Beers

My wife likes Yebisu when we are in Japan.

my #2 is a rice beer from Japan http://geekrn.posterous.com/my-2nd-favorite-beer

Sam Adams...done, the end.
Victory Hop Devil from Downingtown Pennsylvania.
Tetley Imperial, puts hair on your chest only for real men though!
how about taybeh - http://www.taybehbeer.com/
Suntory's The Premium Malt's! I had this on draft last time I was in Umeda!
Next time you find yourself in Timisoara, RO a cold pint of Timisoareana will make it on your list. If you are there in the summer head to the brewery for an afternoon of lunch ... yum yum ... mmmmm cold Timi ... mmmmm
My own, sort of a canadian lager
That's a tall order, so to speak! ;)
I love everything by Ommegang, Full Sail, and Blue Moon. Add Negra Modelo, Steinlager, and Smithwicks to the list. Mmmmm, beeeeer......
Here're my favs off the top of my head:
Ommegang (3 Philosophers, Abbey Ale, Chocolate Stout), Murphy's Stout, Dundee's Honey Brown, Dogfish Head Midas's Touch, Old Speckled Hen, Warsteiner Dunkel
Kingfisher Strong,Canon 10000
Mack & Jack African Amber...by far the best...(Seattle only)...
I am an alcoholic so choose not to drink alcohol. However, I do drink non-alcoholic beers, and they´re great, taste just like the real thing but less than .5% alcohol (or about as much as an orange). My favorite is Clausthauler.
Uhmmmm I like all beers... I'm drinkin' a McEwan's and it's great.
In Amsterdam, a world wide convention of brewers was held.
The presidents of many of the world's greatest breweries were on hand, and many of them decided to go out for dinner together on the first evening.

The waiter asked what they would like to drink, and the CEO of Miller said, "The Best Beer in the world, an MGD please!"

The president of Budweiser asked for "The King of Beers, make it a Bud!".

Adolph Coors requested a "From mountain spring water, the clearest beer, a Coors if you don't mind."

And so it went around the large table, each president asking for the brew from his own company as if it was the best.

Finally, the waiter came to Arthur Guinness.

"And you sir?" he queried.

"I'll have a Coke!" was Guinness's reply.

"A Coke??!?" The waiter was shocked.

"Wouldn't you rather have a Guinness, sir?"

Arthur looked at the waiter, and gestured to his companions. "Well," he said, "If they're not drinking beer, then neither will I!"

thanks, Jaques Brel is always classic:)
Hoegaarden White Beer (Wit bier), very refreshing on a hot day :)
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