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Budweiser king of beers

  • 18-08-2022 3:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,886 ✭✭✭cena

    Is Budweiser still the king?



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,033 ✭✭✭✭rob316

    Dutch gold, royal dutch, rockshore all more drinkable. Absolute piss water

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,413 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    I'd rather drink LCL Pils.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,287 ✭✭✭✭rossie1977

    All those commercial beers are terrible.

    Bud does decent marketing campaign I will give them that

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,627 ✭✭✭Deebles McBeebles


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,091 ✭✭✭Allinall

    It's lovely.

  • There was some video on YouTube recently of some English craft beer neckbeard blind tasting mass produced lager. Think Budweiser and Kronenberg finished bottom of the pile. Surprisingly, Heineken came out top.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,864 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore

    King of piss.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,054 ✭✭✭pauliebdub

    It's complete piss. A lot of pubs don't appear to stock it anymore

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,927 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    It tastes 'better' since they moved brewing to the UK from Ireland, think Diageo lost ownership of the brand in Ireland a year or 2 ago. Picked some up for €15 for 24x500ml in the week leading up to MUP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 597 ✭✭✭erlichbachman

    Jaysus that takes me back, do they still sell it now? 5% I believe it was, so strong enough for the cheap price.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,761 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    Must have been why they came out with that Rockshore urine then.

    Budweiser was always conclusive proof that advertising works.

  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭BraveDonut

    people who don't like beer don't like Budweiser

    people who like beer don't like Budweiser

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Cheaply made (uses rice in lieu of some grain) but not cheaply sold, generally served so cold you can't taste anything. There's worse product out there but really not much

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,963 ✭✭✭Stone Deaf 4evr

    They say that smells can sometimes trigger memories,

    for me, the smell of a crisp pint of bud, transports me back to the summer of the late 90's, working in an outdoor bar of the locals beer garden at the weekends to have a few quid for college, and great memories of being broke to the ropes, relishing the few free pints after a hard night on your feet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,434 ✭✭✭✭retalivity

    Budweiser was king of beers to people who thought Burger King was king of burgers.

    It used to be in nearly every pub in the country, with the odd person drinking i, usually because their stomach was ruined from drinking bulmers 5 nights a week. Now you rarely see it anywhere, guessing its due to the diageo/heineken stranglehold on most places.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,761 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    The odd person drinking it? Jaysus, loads used to drink it!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,413 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail

    it was discontinued a couple of years ago but it must be more than 30 years since I drank it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 497 ✭✭PalLimerick

    Budweiser is a reasonably nice Beer to most. The cool Hipster drinking craft beer boys will have you believe it's beneath them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,181 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    It's funny, because out of my circle of friends in the mid 90s/ early 2000s, there was only one person who drank Bud. I always used to wonder why on earth it was so ubiquitous and heavily advertised when no-one drank it.

    And just before anyone thinks I'm claiming me and my friends were some kind of beverage connoisseurs, we drank any old shite. Linden Village, Genuine Hornet Scrumpy, something called Sphinx lager, which you could only buy in tiny glass bottles from dodgy blokes in festival campsites at 3 in the morning. "A pound each, or 4 for a fiver." Literally anything. Except Bud.

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  • Posts: 0 Gage Jolly Ledge

    It's the Royal Family of beers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,397 ✭✭✭Gusser09

    Heineken is lovely to be fair. Bud is awful. Craft beers are to hit and miss.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,870 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

  • Registered Users Posts: 205 ✭✭THE_SHEEP

    Ah Bud , didn't rip the stomach off you like Harp or Carlsberg , but used to give me some terrible hangovers ( yes , worse than " half ones " and / or Firstenberg ) .

    Mid to early 90s I recall everyone drinking it , including some Guinness drinkers come the summer .

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    That may be the official line, but other lagers of similar volume - but made entirely from grain - don't have any issues with colour.

    It makes it cheaper to make. Maybe they didn't pick it for that reason, but it still results in a cheaply made product.