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10 years 11 months ago #7

"thelynchfella":7e9dsr36 wrote: with all the success they have with their stout, how the hell can they not get another beer to be successful, especially considering their financial muscle![/quote:7e9dsr36]

Well they won't/can't make another beer successful to us people who like real proper tasteful beers as just about anything Diageo do is horrible - save for maybe that lovely foreign extra Stout.

Then if you consider who the broad generalised majority of beer-drinkers are, they're only drinking super extra ice cold yellow pissy shit at sub-zero temps. Of course there's the loyal Guinness drinkers in there that don't want to switch to all these fancy Diageo attemps like "Extra Cold" or the mid-strength or whatever.

Sorry to get a big Joe duffy-soapboxish but when you consider the different groups of drinkers in the market, it just seems impossible for Diageo to do anything decent. I know a few guys that would have travelled to Germany and that and drank beers there and they'll drink "speciality" beers here along the lines of Augustiner or something and these guys aren't bothered with [i:7e9dsr36]anything[/i:7e9dsr36] from Diageo/Guinness unless it's the only thing on offer in the pub they're drinking in but with Erdinger, Budvar and Starro getting into a lot of pubs they'll go with that as their substitute.

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10 years 11 months ago #8

"thelynchfella":17yvuwc2 wrote: with breo, maybe people werent ready for a white beer....with the likes of hoegaarden, paulaner and erdinger being pretty popular here now, maybe breo would have stood a better chance if it was coming onto the market now. I never got to try it, would have loved to have given it a go![/quote:17yvuwc2]

I wasn't of drinking age for Breo. Was it any use? Seems like it was kinda ahead of its time.

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10 years 11 months ago #9

Breo for sale[/url:gswgtrji] if you're really curious (if it's still available). But money well spent, I doubt it.

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10 years 11 months ago #10

"Alan Gold Label":13lr2bim wrote: I wasn't of drinking age for Breo. Was it any use? Seems like it was kinda ahead of its time.[/quote:13lr2bim]
Hoegaarden with stabilisers.

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10 years 11 months ago #11

It was very orangy, as I recall. Though I could be confusing it with the James's Gate Wildcat Wheat... <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->

[quote:8cd71wl5]Seems like it was kinda ahead of its time.[/quote:8cd71wl5]
Quite possibly. As it was being marketed as a "white beer[/url:8cd71wl5]" lots of people really seemed to expect it to be white, and at the time would not have been familiar with Wit or Weissbiers as many are now. Although they'd be better using the term wheat, as seems to have been printed on the bottles.

Someone has said that Kronenbourg Blanc[/url:8cd71wl5] is a good substitute <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->

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10 years 11 months ago #12

I tried this Guinness black lager yesterday, and it was the blandest thing ever!!

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