The Beer Thread

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by PeteC » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:00 pm

buksida wrote:
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One would imagine it will be a premium beer at a premium price, which may determine how successful it will be - many people buy based on price first. :cheers:
Had a bottle at the weekend, it is priced inline with Thai beers as it is brewed and bottled here so not subject to the 400% import tax.
What's it taste like Buks, comparable to any local brew we already know (and don't love :shock: )? I would hope it's got some kind of German or European flavour to it. Pete :cheers:
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by buksida » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Its a bit smoother and more refreshing than Leo or Chang and with a distinctive European flavour, but still essentially just a plain lager.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by PeteC » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:50 am

Re: Federbräuenters They haven't published much detail yet. No web site and only a low info Facebook page. I'm interested where their brewery is and if they took over an existing or built their own. The wife has now seen it in Foodland, Villa and TOPs/Central Festival in Pattaya, but before I alerted her to pick some up. Next trip. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by PeteC » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:03 pm

Am sipping a Federbrau as we speak. 60 Baht for large bottle at TOPS in Rayong. Initial impression is quite good. Definitely a smooth, refreshing lager with a nutty EU flavour, and surpasses any other local brew, including Heineken IMO. I hope they make it in the market. Pete :cheers:
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by hhinner » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:08 pm

Federbrau has been around for years, but Thaibev have changed the recipe and relaunched it. Some people don't seem to think much of it - https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/federbrau/99854/

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by PeteC » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:12 am

I guess it depends upon what it's compared to. If you're in a place with an unlimited selection of western beers then no, it wouldn't rate high. If you're here with the choices of local beers that we have, then it's arguably the best available. Pete :cheers:
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Post by oakdale160 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:34 am

and where is it available in HH?

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:10 pm

found it atMV 63 for large bottle

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Pagey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:19 pm

I don't see any mention of Singha's new offering and didn't know they had released one until I saw it in the fridge at G supermarket. It's called U, 5%, but not seen it in any bars yet.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 02351.html

And for beer Lao lovers I noticed they had it in Moonshine bar on Soi 94, just before the railway line.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by khun_piet » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:43 pm

Being Belgian, I love to start off with a Hoegaarden to kill the thirst, then a Stella (or a Chang) with my meal, and end up with a Leffe (or a Lao, which I find very similar for a fraction of the price). All of them preferably draught if possible! .
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:21 pm

one of the things that you have to accept here is that the people sellimg beer are not in the least bit interested in beer.
Iasked in a couple of bares whether they intended stocking the new Federbrau, no response, no interest in my question.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Pleng » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:05 pm

khun_piet wrote:
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Being Belgian, I love to start off with a Hoegaarden to kill the thirst, then a Stella (or a Chang) with my meal, and end up with a Leffe (or a Lao, which I find very similar for a fraction of the price). All of them preferably draught if possible! .
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I'm reasonably sure that you can get all three of those on tap (HG and Stella definitely, not 100% about Leffe) at the beer bar in Seen Space, 19 Rai. Obviously the prices aren't low.

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:41 pm

Technology coming to bars, I hope it never catches on, I much prefer a young lady in short skirt pouring my beer

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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:49 pm

hhinner wrote:
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Federbrau has been around for years, but Thaibev have changed the recipe and relaunched it. Some people don't seem to think much of it - https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/federbrau/99854/
My son treat me to a bottle yesterday - 42 Baht from 7-11. Please realise that the only beer I can drink here, since my stomach operation 5 years ago is Guinness.

I was quite impressed with the flavour - well different to your standard Thai beers. It reminded me of the little bottles we used to get big packs of, when we used to go on a beer run to France. Definitely a better flavoured lager than I've tasted for a long while. OK, I only drank the one, but can happily report I had no ill effects (a small bottle of Thai beer would give me stomach pain).

I also tried a small taster of U Beer a couple of days ago - it tasted like watered down Thai lager to me. I wouldn't be temped with any more than a mini-taster again.
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Re: The Beer Thread

Post by PeteC » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:46 pm

I've just found that Asahi is now brewed here locally. A good, dry, consistent Japanese beer to be sure. Comes in can, small bottle and large bottle which state:

"Brewed and canned/bottled under supervision of Asahi Breweries,LTD, Tokyo, Japan by Pathumthani Brewery co., LTD, 2 Moo 9, Bangkuwat, Pathumthani, Thailand...."

I'll have to revert on price as I don't know it at the moment. It is going down smooth though, more so than the aforementioned Federbrau. Pete :cheers:

EDIT: You should find it at most 7-11's, along with Beer Lao. I see both of these a lot here in the East, in almost every 7-11 so assume they have a deal to carry them.
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