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Old 06-04-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago I started a thread about how I actually liked the taste of Miller Lite. People argued back and forth about it, but the long and short of it was that some people did actually agree that it tasted ok.

Well, so now this weekend I was camping and bought a six pack of High Life. It has no taste! Considering it is supposed to be a regular beer and Lite is a light beer, that really surprised me that it has way less taste (actually, correct that-- no taste) than a light beer.

Also, it doesn't taste anything like I remember it. My experience with High Life goes way back to the 60's. Neither of my parents ever have been beer drinkers, but whenever they would have a pizza delivered they would each have a bottle of High Life. This stuff I had this weekend doesn't taste anything at all about that. What's up with this? Have they changed the way they make it?

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Old 06-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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Maybe thay forgot to add the beer flavoring to that batch.

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Old 06-04-2007, 11:15 PM   #3
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Not to get all zen on you, but... maybe it's you that has changed.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:07 AM   #4
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Not to get all zen on you, but... maybe it's you that has changed.
Our tastes do change over time (and after drinking some good homebrew) so I'd reckon this ins't far off.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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Since I started getting serious about beer and brewing, I've noticed that my palate has changed quite a bit. I can pick out subtle flavors and usually distinguish them as hops, grain, yeast, or adjunct based. For me, the macro lagers have become quite flavorless in general, though I do sometimes enjoy one just for the hell of it. High Life surprised me not long ago - it wasn't as bad as I remembered it, but it didn't have much flavor, either.

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To me Lite has no taste and High Life is one of the better BMCs. Wierd how tastes differ between people.

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Yeah, I think maybe they did just forget to put the beer flavor in the batch I tried.

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Before deciding that life is too short to drink bad beer High Life was my choice of macro, although Rolling Rock was an occasional change of pace.

When I have a BMC now I'm always surprised how thin and watery they are.

I believe olllllo is right; the drinker changes, the drink remains the same.

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It is so true guys, Before I started brewing I was perfectly happy just buying the cheapest beer I could find and I actually enjoyed it. But now that I primarily drink homebrew I can hardly even swallow a budget lager. My tatse buds are spoiled rotten!!!

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