So, I needed some beer to go with the pizza tonight and the piewife entrusted me to bring home the barley and hops. Now she likes the Beck's, Guinness, black icky stuff of the world. Me, I like whatever is the cheapest. My usual is Milwaukee's Best, because it's cheap. So, I try to compromise and pick up the Harp Lager. It says it's made by Guiness and it cost $7 for a 6-pack, so I figure it must be good.
Plus, this is what is written on the bottle - "The smooth, crisp taste of Harp is the proud result of a traditional Irish recipe using only the finest all-natural ingredients. Its authentic spirit and award-winning flavor have made it a favorite of those who appreciate good beer and good times in equal measure."
Well, I must say, I could have saved a bunch of money and gotten Budweiser. But the piewife seemed to like it. She's drinking and playing PacMan now, so all is right with the world.
Sorry for stealing your gimmick, Dean, but I couldn't help myself. And my beer store didn't have Monster Ale. Damn them.
Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreezeA fine BOOZE REVIEWZ, my good man.
Originally posted by piemanMe, I like whatever is the cheapest.
Amen to THAT, brother.
And what's up with the piewife not being down with all of the good old-fashioned cheap ass horse-pee beers made right here in the good old U.S. of A (cheap pop)?
DR: I'm with you and Grampa Pie-Man here. If you're gonna buy Harps (or Boddingtons), you may as well just buy a six of Coors or Old Milwaukee. They are basically the same thing, I SEZ! If it was Speckled Hen or Whitbread, I could see going non-gooey pale English booze.
But if the wife is happy, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. U did Good.
(edited by DEAN RASMUSSEN on 20.2.04 2325) YES, I AM DEAN.
Pieman, when I drink on the cheap, I drink the BEAST. God bless you, sir, for knowing the sin, shame, and ultimate drinkability of the nefarious BEAST. It may not be the best tasting (and it isn't, not by a long shot), but after three or four of them, they taste like water anyway.
Originally posted by JaguarI realize it's cheap, but why does ANYBODY drink the Beast?!? I'd rather drink PBR than that crap. Urgh. The Beast is the worst staple of college life.
No, no, no, no....beer is supposed to be drinkable. My former college life had two estimations for PBR:
"It's the best beer I've ever chewed."
"PBR...the beer that eats like a meal."
I'd sooner eat the can...
On the couple of occaisions I've had the (dis)pleasure of drinking PBR, the beer actually TASTED like the can.
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Well, as you can probably tell I am a huge Weber mark. Your list is very similar to mine. If you liked the Belisarius series you should check out Stirling and Drakes General series that Baen recycled into the Belisarius series (cheap bastards).