Favourite non alcoholic drinks

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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby hessa on Wed May 02, 2018 10:07 am

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:I've yet to try a non or low alcoholic lager that tasted anything like the real thing. If there are any that taste as good as Moretti or Heineken Export, I would happily drink them but all the ones I've tried taste like piss.


Agreed, like both of those! :thup:
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby europeanscum on Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm

ice cold coca cola
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby warp on Thu May 03, 2018 2:56 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote: :shock:

Moretti is terrible stuff IMO, it's got a really disgusting smoky flavour from what I remember.


most supermarket lagers are terrible, just ok if ice cold, pretty rank otherwise. with the exception of nastro azzurro, which is much worse than anything else.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Mega Ron on Thu May 03, 2018 3:04 pm

I'm fairly certain Castlemain XXXX is the worst
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu May 03, 2018 3:20 pm

warp wrote:most supermarket lagers are terrible, just ok if ice cold, pretty rank otherwise. with the exception of nastro azzurro, which is much worse than anything else.


The trouble is, most brewers mass produce stuff for supermarkets which means that quality goes down the drain. I actually don't mind Peroni if there's absolutely nothing else available. London Pride too, although I much prefer it on draught than bottle.

Carlsberg, Moretti, Heineken, Fosters, Stella, Becks, Corona, Desperado, Budweiser and Kronenbourg can all go down the drain as far as I'm concerned. All mass produced flavourless crap.

Life is too short to drink crap beer.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Happyhammer52 on Thu May 03, 2018 3:30 pm

Chicken Run Supreme wrote:I love a drop of Irn Bru


One of the positives of living South of the border, still able to pick up the full sugar version here. Old man was down visiting a couple weeks back and cleared out our local shop to take back with him.

Nothing better than a can that has been in the fridge for hours over ice. The dream.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby warp on Thu May 03, 2018 3:39 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Carlsberg, Moretti, Heineken, Fosters, Stella, Becks, Corona, Desperado, Budweiser and Kronenbourg can all go down the drain as far as I'm concerned. All mass produced flavourless crap.

unfair. desperados has flavour. a crap one, but still....
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Thu May 03, 2018 4:25 pm

warp wrote:unfair. desperados has flavour. a crap one, but still....


Tequila flavour

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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby BalaamBoy on Thu May 03, 2018 5:15 pm

I'm off the sauce at the moment, so I am confronted with this very problem.

This week I am in Tampa. All the soft drinks are supplied from a fountain so they are mixed with the local water which tastes of chlorine - no kidding it's like drinking swimming pools.

I've struggled to find anything other than coffee and orange juice. A canned Seagrams Ginger Ale was the best I found.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby NH Hammer on Thu May 03, 2018 8:55 pm

Try Hattricks

107 S. Franklin St Tampa if you’re anywhere near

Believe there are some Mexican restaurants near there that might be showing the game
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby jastons on Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 am

I like Peroni, Moretti and Cobra. I think they taste much better than Fosters, Stella, Corona etc
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby EugeneSpeed on Fri May 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:Life is too short to drink crap beer.


So true. Waste of units drinking bad lager.

Good interview with head brewer of Fullers.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-pod ... ith-turner
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby White Goodman on Fri May 04, 2018 2:01 pm

Not sure anything will ever replace alcohol for me but as a now 15 year teetotaller, I will drink tonic water or bitter lemon if in the pub but I never go to pubs .

At home it's usually water or a caffeine free tea (which I hate basically but have acquired the taste over the years)

Really hard to actually find drinks that aren't sh.it for you in some way be that caffeine, alcohol , sugar etc
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri May 04, 2018 2:59 pm

EugeneSpeed wrote:So true. Waste of units drinking bad lager.

Good interview with head brewer of Fullers.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-pod ... ith-turner" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Cheers for that. Great podcast and a lot of sense being spoken about American IPAs and the different brewing cultures.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby The Overlook on Fri May 04, 2018 3:56 pm

EugeneSpeed wrote:Good interview with head brewer of Fullers.

https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-pod ... ith-turner" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Quality, thanks for posting.

Wonder where Georgina Young will take Fullers in the future
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby EugeneSpeed on Fri May 04, 2018 8:16 pm

The Overlook wrote:Quality, thanks for posting.

Wonder where Georgina Young will take Fullers in the future


Well hopefully not too far away from where they are now. Really great core range, a few really well executed experimental things, and a handful of collaborations. Lots of the older breweries seem to want to re-invent themselves with trendy styles and doing it badly IMO (Adnams) whereas Fullers embrace their history and never seem to chase the fads.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby AnthraxDave on Fri May 04, 2018 10:00 pm

ageing hammer wrote:Heinekin Zero, it's alcohol free :thup:


This. Loved this during my Dry January.
Also, I like to drink Gaviscon.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Fri May 04, 2018 10:15 pm

EugeneSpeed wrote:Well hopefully not too far away from where they are now. Really great core range, a few really well executed experimental things, and a handful of collaborations. Lots of the older breweries seem to want to re-invent themselves with trendy styles and doing it badly IMO (Adnams) whereas Fullers embrace their history and never seem to chase the fads.


I think matey really hit the nail on the head when he said the craft beer brewers should be trying to brew traditional cask ales rather than trying to copy the American style IPAs. They're much cheaper and more drinkable IMO.
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat May 05, 2018 8:44 am

AnthraxDave wrote:Also, I like to drink Gaviscon.


Ice and slice with that, sir?
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Re: Favourite non alcoholic drinks

Postby EugeneSpeed on Sat May 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote:I think matey really hit the nail on the head when he said the craft beer brewers should be trying to brew traditional cask ales rather than trying to copy the American style IPAs. They're much cheaper and more drinkable IMO.


Although that kind of sounds like the problem? People will pay £5 for a half of some loopy 10% stuff, but expect a pint of cask to be the cheapest thing at the bar, even though it's a pain to transport, store, serve and probably harder to brew(?). You can see why the new wave of breweries are sacking it off. I remember having some Brewdog stuff on cask when they first started and it was brilliant. Punk IPA - so much nicer.

I don't think these millennial beer enthusiasts really do 'sessions' either. I need stuff I can drink all day.
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