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Kiwi_Jonno

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Hmm... I now have about 60x 750mL bottles homebrew but only 1 bottle is drinkable/ready...

What exported beers are worth sampling, something new? Any recommendations?

I saw Warsteiner Premium Verum, 4.8% the other day, is it any good? Could always get a good ole Heinekin or Carlsberg or Steinlager but ya get kinda sick of em!
 
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Given that most of us are from the US, you're gonna get little help on this one, since we have no idea what you can get. There are a handful of folks from NZ here, so they might be able to lend a hand.

Warsteiner usually makes a decent beer. What else is available?
 
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Given that most of us are from the US, you're gonna get little help on this one, since we have no idea what you can get. There are a handful of folks from NZ here, so they might be able to lend a hand.

Warsteiner usually makes a decent beer. What else is available?
We get a lot of beers from Germany/Holland/England. All the main exported beers from these countrys and also others too really. There are a few from the US also. Heaps of ales from London, like Fullers London Pride etc. Its hard to pronounce some of the names so my memory not the best!
 

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Fuller's ESB would be good. It's widely available. Nice balance of hops and malt.
 
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Heres some of the lagers I wrote down...

Turborg Pilsner
Oranjeboom Plager - Holland
Contina Pure Cerveza
Hofbrau Munchen, Hofbrau Original - have tried this one
Carlsberg Elephant
Lowenbrau Original
Kronenbourg 1664
Peroni Nastro Gzzurro
Grolsch
Tiger Beer
Budejovicky Budvai Czech

Spelling is as close as I can get trying to read my own writing lol
 
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Of those, Hofbrau and Budvar are the only ones I'd bother paying to drink.

IMHO, Tuborg, Oranjeboom, Carlsberg, Peroni, Grolsch, and Tiger are all crap.
 
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Thanks - will put Budvar on my short list of "to trys". Iv tried the Hofbrau and didn't mind it either.

Have a tried Kronenbourg 1664? Its been around for awhile at least...
 

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Imported beers? Get into the NZ micro brews!! We don't know how lucky we are! Try one of those Captain Cook ones, or the Cardrona or something. http://www.wanakabeerworks.co.nz/beers.html

Also a litte more mainstream but still kind of off the run-of-the-mill list... get your mitts on Ngahere Gold from Harringtons (about 8%) or Mangatinoka Dark (by Tui).

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Add Carlsberg Elephant to the list of crap....

My old man used to drink this like 12+yrs ago...I bought it for him to have over the weekend. He really appreciated it and drank most of the 6er. I tried one after he had left and dumped the rest of the bottle....man it SUCKED.

Only good thing about it was that it hid it's 7.2% well....if you're into that...
 
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Imported beers? Get into the NZ micro brews!! We don't know how lucky we are! Try one of those Captain Cook ones, or the Cardrona or something. http://www.wanakabeerworks.co.nz/beers.html

Also a litte more mainstream but still kind of off the run-of-the-mill list... get your mitts on Ngahere Gold from Harringtons (about 8%) or Mangatinoka Dark (by Tui).

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Iv tried the Harringtons Pilsner and thought it was pretty average for a pils... is so many NZ ones like the Moa ones etc, hard to know if any good!
 
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Whats FWIW? Yeah I like Pale Ales too ;-) With dark beers its either good or bad with me. I quite like the NZ Montieths Black....
 

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I happen to love Oranjeboom and Lowenbrau - both affordable and refreshing.
I wouldn't say I love Oranjeboom, but I'd rather drink it than BMC. In fact, I've got a clone of it on tap right now and it is very nice. It is seriuosly poundable. My wife has called dibs on it. At a tasting in the fall we had some Oranjeboom and we could swear it had some corn in it, so that's what I did. I would classify (BJCP) what I brewed as a Premium American lager. A hint of corn and a slightly noticible hoppiness, not enough to qualify as a CAP. I just sent some off to a contest, we'll see how it does.
 

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The Kronenbourg 1664 isnt so good. I had it when I was in Myrtle Beach for spring break this year and it was a typical light lager, very BMC-ish.

Get some Bass or Newcastle!
 

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Another vote for sapporo. And it comes in a huuge, cool can :D. Definitely don't judge Harringtons on that pils. Where in NZ are you? Heard of Twisted Hop?
 
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Yes Iv been to Twisted Hop once, and love their beers on tap. Am in CHCH NZ. The Harringtons Pilsner tasted no better then a Monteiths Pils, and had been drinking Pilsner Urquell a couple days before...

Do you like the Brew Moon NZ beers?
 
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