Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised that this beer was terrible. It was tossed to me by a teenager in a boat while I was paddle boarding. When I was his age, I was worried about cost per can instead of good flavour, and after drinking the Brewhouse Pilsner, clearly he was too.
Although I had never heard of this beer, I assumed it was cheap. After all, it was freely given to me by a drunk teenage boater. I figured, if he felt he could afford to give one away, it had to be cheap. I've never found the cost of this beer, but it tasted as cheap as I imagined it would. I thought, maybe it was just me, but when Carolyn tried it, she almost spit it out. She may not be much of a beer drinker, but that was an adverse reaction even for her.
Luckily, we were frying halibut that night and we needed a beer for the batter. Brewhouse Pilsner did the trick. It made a great beer batter! That's probably the best thing I can say about this Pilsner. It makes a great fish batter
Brewhouse Pilsner barely deserves one weak burp. Fish batter - yes, drinking - no.
The first time I got drunk was with Labatt Blue. I skipped school and watched the Sylvester Stallone classic Nighthawks while splitting a six pack of this classic Canadian beer with my grade nine classmate. Ever since that day, Blue has held a special place in my heart.
I don't normally order a Blue when out at the pub, but if I'm offered one, I'll always accept. To me, Blue is a default beer. I'll drink it at a wedding if I have to choose between that, Coors Light and Budweiser. You get the idea.
Recently, I was visiting an old friend and he offered me a Blue as soon as I arrived. Naturally I accepted. I haven't had one for a long time, so this was a good opportunity to review it.
When I poured the beer, I noticed that it had mild carbonation that left little residual head. It had a pale gold colour and a slightly bitter taste with little finish. I used to find Blue to be a strong flavoured beer, but not anymore. Now, it's a little boring.
Brewed since 1847, Labatt Blue is one of the strongest beer brands in Canada. It is marketed internationally simply as Labatt. The beer started out as Labatt Pilsner, but switched it's name to Blue in the 1950's because of it's blue labelled nickname.
Labatt Blue is just OK. I really don't know why it's so popular. Marketing hype perhaps. I give it 3 burps. I don't dislike it, and I don't love it. It's just there. Like it always has been, I guess.
Spanish beer Estrella Damm may be the perfect beer for people who don't like beer. It's unique mild fruity flavour should appeal to beer lovers and novices alike.
I found Estrella to be an inoffensive, easy drinking pilsner that was very similar to a light beer in flavour. It has a deep gold colour and creates a nice foamy head when poured. After the head dissipated, Estrella's carbonation continued to build a fine foamy top that made the beer taste like it was freshly poured each and every swallow.
Non beer drinker Carolyn enjoyed this Spanish pilsner because she said that it didn't really taste like beer.
Brewed by Damm in Barcelona, Spain since 1876 it's made with 100% natural ingredients and they stick to the original recipe to this very day. Football fans may be interested to know that Estrella is the official beer of FC Barcelona.
After much thought, Estrella Damm gets 3 burps. Yes, I could drink these all night while hanging out in Barcelona, but I wouldn't remember what type of beer it was a week later. For that reason, this mild flavoured beer didn't rank higher.
Drinking the world.
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