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Re: A Paleontologist's beer!

Hi Hanneke

Sorry for the unintentional blasphemy - I meant Budweiser! Yikes!


Hanneke JM Meijer wrote:
I am sorry to inform you that Heineken is a Dutch beer, not an American one. Believe me, we can do much better than Heineken....

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Adam Crowl <adam@crowlspace.com <mailto:adam@crowlspace.com>> wrote:

    When I was last in the USA I was 16 and in the company of my
    parents, thus never had the privilege of sampling American beers
    in their domestic form - I'm not sure Heinken here in Oz is the
    same as over there. As a rule Aussie beers start at alcohol
    contents where most American beers leave off according to a few
    friends I've known who have lived in the USA. Over 5% is pretty
    typical in Oz, and the bottles and cans seem to be larger. I'm
    sure John can testify that Australians do like their beer. Here in
    Queensland the local brew is XXXX - or Forex - but it tastes too
    much like the wall lining of the vats for my liking. A visit to
    that particular brewery is a Grade school excursion, or used to
    be. I suspect we're all trained as kids to like beer by the taste
    of Vegemite - a yeast extract spread, which most Aussies claim to
    adore. It's an acquired taste. And it tastes a bit like beer... as
    it really is beer fermentation vat scrapings. Or near enough to.


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