Bintang versus Anchor

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KingTubby started the topic in Sunday, 20 Mar 2016 at 8:16pm

Imagine a scenario in which you were forced to consume a large quantity of either Anchor or Bintang beer. What is the concensus of opinion? Criteria include all aspects of consumption, from immediate pleasure to future regret.

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 8 Dec 2019 at 9:59pm

King browns of bush chook through a funnel with the Coke 3L thirst tanker adaptor for extra pour volume; extra PVC length will enable a rooftop pour. Finishing the chook earns the right to blow spume at someone of your choice.

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Blowin Sunday, 8 Dec 2019 at 10:38pm

The worst beer I’ve ever finished was the first of a bunch of sun-cooled bush chook cans that a fella gave me when he was leaving the Bluff . They’d been stored in his esky and marinating in the blood from his defrosted steaks. The tins were ripe as fuck with the scent of that turning beast blood . Washing them in salt water and sand got rid of the threat of food poisoning but did nothing for the smell.

The second one was much easier on the palate.

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Purplepills Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 6:26am

Mitsubishi owns a hell of a lot of the piss drunk in this neck of the woods....

excuse my wiki cut n paste not typing that all out you get the gist...

Breweries in Australia include
Castlemaine Perkins (Brisbane, Qld) - XXXX
West End / Southwark (Adelaide, SA) - West End; Southwark
Boags (Launceston, Tas) - James Boag's
Little Creatures (Fremantle, WA) - Little Creatures; White Rabbit
Malt Shovel (Camperdown, NSW) - James Squire; New Norcia Abbey Ale
Hahn (Camperdown, NSW) - Hahn
Tooheys (Lidcombe, NSW) - Tooheys

J. Boag & Son
James Boag's Premium
James Boag's Premium Light
Boag's Draught
Boags Wizard Smith Ale
Beers no longer in production

Boag's 1881
Boag's Strongarm
Boag's St George
Classic Blonde
Boags Bitter Beer
Boags Export
Castlemaine XXXX
XXXX Bitter
XXXX Summer Bright Lager
Emu Brewery
Emu Bitter
Emu Export
Emu Draft
Hahn Super Dry
Hahn Premium Light
Hahn Premium
Hahn Ultra Crisp
James Squire
James Squire is produced by the Malt Shovel Brewery in Sydney and now that its volume is larger than what can be produced at that brewery, some of the James Squires beers are produced at various locations around Australia under the guidance of the head brewer at the Malt Shovel Brewery. The beer is named after the convict brewer James Squire, who grew Australia's first hops and created Australia's first commercial brewery.

Regular Brews
As of September 2011, the Malt Shovel Brewery manages a range of brews under the James Squire brand:

One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale
The Swindler Summer Ale
The Chancer Golden Ale
Nine Tales Amber Ale
Four 'Wives' Pilsener
Jack of Spades Porter
Mid River Pale Ale
Hop Thief 9 American-style Pale Ale
Orchard Crush Apple and Pear Ciders

Speciality Brews

Little Creatures
Little Creatures Pale Ale
Little Creatures Pilsner
Little Creatures Bright Ale
Furphy Refreshing ale
White Rabbit Edit
White Rabbit Dark Ale
White Rabbit White Ale
White Rabbit Pale Ale
White Rabbit Red Ale
Pipsqueak Cider
Southwark Bitter
Southwark Premium (no longer produced)
Southwark Stout
Swan Brewery
Swan Draught
Swan Stout
Tooheys Edit
Tooheys New
Tooheys Extra Dry
Tooheys Old
West End
West End Draught
West End Export[no longer produced)
West End Gold(no longer produced)
West End Light(no longer produced)
Other brands
Knappstein Reserve Lager (Clare Valley, South Australia)
Gulf Lager
New Zealand beer brands

Speight'sGold Medal Ale
Speight's Old Dark
Speight's Pale Ale
Speight's Distinction Ale
Speight's Porter
Speight's Pilsener
Speight's Summit Lager
Speight's Traverse Lager
Despite their descriptions, all Speight's beers are lagers.

Lion Edit
Lion Red
Lion Brown
Lion Ice
Steinlager Premium Light
Steinlager Edge
Steinlager Pure
Steinlager Super Cold
Mac’s Craft Beers (McCashins Brewery)

Mac's Brewery Spring Tide beer bottle
Mac's Gold: a lager
Mac's Black: a dark lager
Mac's Hop Rocker: a golden pilsener lager
Mac's Great White: a witbier (wheat based pale lager)
Mac's Sassy Red: an aromatic slightly bitter lager
Mac's Interstate 81: an American pale ale
Mac's Three Wolves: a pale ale with citrus and tropical notes
Mac's Mid Vicious: a low alcoholic session pale ale
Mac's Green Beret: a hoppy Indian pale
Mac's Birthday Suit: a double hops Indian pale ale
Limited and seasonal release beers:

Top Notch
Log burner
Fortunate Sun
Hay Day
Mac's also produce home brewing kits to make:

Mac's Württemberg Wheat
Mac's Saaz Pale Ale
Mac's Oatmeal Stout
Mac's Late Hopped Lager
Mac's Triple Malt Dark
Canterbury Draught

Emerson's Brewery

Other brands
Waikato Draught
Light Ice
Black Ice
Tasman Bitter
The Fermentist
Greenstone Lager
Gluoco Light
Southern Draught
Leopard Lager
Panhead Custom Ales
International brands

Brewed under licence
Beck's (Brewed "in Australia")
Guinness (Draught and Extra Stout brewed by Lion in Australia)
Heineken (Brewed by Lion in Australia)
Kilkenny (Draught brewed by Lion in Australia)
Kirin Ichiban (Brewed by Lion in Australia)
Stella Artois
Imported under licence
Belle-Vue Kriek
Budweiser (December 2009 to present)
Corona (March 2012 to present)

Gee-wiz the 4 pines ahem...brewers... must be gutted with the price they got compared to Balter.

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Solitude Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 6:55am

So Mitsubishi obviously own Lion Nathan than?

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Purplepills Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 7:13am

i think its Mitsubishi - Kirin into Lion Nathan.

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tubeshooter Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 10:49am

Cracked a bad 6 pack of Coopers red on the weekend. On opening ,the pressure inside was obvious and the aroma that followed made my eyes water . Difficult to describe the smell but probably a slops bucket full of dregs , ciggy butts and vomit that had been left in the sun for a week.. It was fucking putrid.
Coopers is a good brew in my opinion but bad batches do happen with bottle fermented beer, . The bottlo replaced the beer and took the rest with the same batch number off the shelf.

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Ape Anonymous Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 12:07pm

Australian taxation system is built to support monopolies??

Warm VB is like honey ;-)

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velocityjohnno Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 1:17pm

Slops tray/ciggie tray was one place you never wanted your coin to land.

Blowin that sounds heavy. The chook was Dad's economy drink in the hot WA summers so us kids, um... He had a love of the old country and traditional pints and I've inherited it - I've had huge problems trying to find a decent English amber ale pint here in Oz. There was a pub in Lonny in NE Tas that did it well and had a big model of the 'Titanic' upstairs as well to appeal to the inner ship nerd. Apart from a trip back to the West Country, has anyone had any success finding any English pints here?

Other than that, I've enjoyed trying to find the nicest IPA, to the extent the kids say "Dad likes hipster beer."

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velocityjohnno Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 1:23pm

Oh, one more thing. At age 15 Dad took me on a pub crawl of his old London pubs from his student and early working days. It was a bitter January day, and every time he got to a new pub, he first ordered a 'Barley Wine', a small drink of about 9% somewhere between wine and beer and quite sweet and nice I thought; he explained it was to warm you up before the first pint. Anyone seen that, or know where to get a good one, for the next Vicco winter/snow season?

Naturally, young scrawny me got absolutely trashed while I sat at the tables Shakespeare sat at for a drink. Many years later bro and I decided to emulate this journey and we escalated and got even more trashed and in trouble as adults, with more dangerous & exciting adventures after the pubs closed.

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Blowin Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 1:39pm

That’s one cool drinking story.

Intergenerational pub crawl ! Good way to bond with your old man.

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saurusv1 Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 3:33pm

Anyone ever had a Dickens Cider?

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Blowin Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 3:47pm

Is that out under the Phil McKrakin label ?

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Blowin Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 3:48pm

Anyone remember when the bottle shop under the Crescent Head tavern was called “ Liquor Downunder “ ?

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velocityjohnno Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 7:22pm

Proprietor's name was Duncan McO'Kinna...

Don't remember that but I remember the post office also hired longboards, circa '97.

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tubeshooter Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 7:53pm

I remember {well sort of} drinking some 'Tennents' many moons ago. ,, a Scottish lager I believe that was 10% at the time.
According to latest media reports , avoiding light beer could help save our farmers..

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seaslug Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 9:27pm

Tennent's Super.......

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Sheep go to heaven Monday, 9 Dec 2019 at 9:47pm

up in northern Sumatra a few years ago , all we could get was Bintang Zero....
( alcohol free Aceh province ) Fark me , that was hard work drinking that !
as for Balter - well I think " over priced cat piss " was pretty close to the mark ... : )

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innatube Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019 at 9:52am

New beer on the market this year in Indo called Singaraja and it's a pilsner. Not a bad drop , not that different to Bintang which is also a pilsner,