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Good quality light beer

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by FISHGUTS, Dec 17, 2019.



    Joined: Jul 7, 2004

    Posts: 793

    Location: N.W. England

    I have an employee who likes light beer.
    He drinks Bud light or Carlsberg.
    I'm looking to get him some xmas beer along similar lines but something better quality.
    Is it possible, or is he a lost cause & I just buy that crap for him?

  2. Rotty


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 40,124

    Location: Notts

    sounds a lost cause to me

    suppose you could get something like Moretti
  3. mid_gen


    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,997

    Just buy what they like.
  4. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 14,727

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Coors Light and Bud light are probably the most common. Both are quite refreshing.

    There are others but they would probably be harder to find, Sam Adams, Miller Lite.
  5. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 8,499

    Craft beer?
  6. Bug One


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 9,850

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    Not if he's a Bud Light drinker.

    Best stick with what he likes.
  7. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,358

    Look around for Windhoek. I think Waitrose stocks it.
    That's similar to Bud and all that, but far nicer.
  8. TacoGalaxy


    Joined: Apr 19, 2019

    Posts: 80

    Früh Kölsch
  9. Gray2233

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2010

    Posts: 1,534

    Wychwood Fire Catcher is a nice low alcohol beer (3.5%), quite well priced too at £1 a bottle in most supermarkets.
  10. Lartyconshayo


    Joined: Dec 5, 2010

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    Location: deep space nine

    Kernel table beer is nice and Buxton In the Zawn. Both low 3% ish beers and easy on the palate.

    Wise Guy

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  12. MR_Punk


    Joined: Mar 23, 2004

    Posts: 7,842

    Location: Up t'north

    I quite like the taste of Budlight but its like drinking pop. I've drank 12 bottles before on a evening in with friends and felt stone cold sober afterwards. I probably did quite a bit of exercise too as it doesn't stay in your system very long.
  13. Little_Crow


    Joined: Oct 3, 2007

    Posts: 764

    I'd recommend Pistonhead Kustom Lager, it's sold in my local Co Op so couldn't say how wide it's availability is.

    He doesn't sound like a particularly adventurious drinker, but you might be the person to introduce him to something new...

    Our local bottleshop had a group come in with someone who wouldn't drink anything outside of the mainstream lagers. Makes you wonder how they ever decided they liked mainstream lager in the first place unless they tried out something new at least once.
  14. Oxide™


    Joined: Dec 26, 2007

    Posts: 2,654

    Location: South London

    To my potential demise, I feel that as a light/session beer drinker myself (think Fosters, Carlsberg) I owe my input.

    If you can get the black tin version of Windhoek (black tin is draught, green tin is lager) then that's a great shout - I was drinking it solely in South Africa 2 weeks ago

    Even my in-laws who drink craft ales/beers, didn't look down at me as much when I said I drank Windhoek out there
  15. TheBrooder


    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 3,081

    Location: Cognac, France

    What is light beer actually light in? Alcohol, calories, taste?
  16. Oxide™


    Joined: Dec 26, 2007

    Posts: 2,654

    Location: South London

    Alcohol is around 4%, craft beer drinkers will tut at the lack of taste (but be asleep after 5 pints) whereas I can drink much more and for longer, the lighter/refreshing beers
  17. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 32,950

    Location: Welling, London

    How about a nice case of Foster’s

    *tin hat on
  18. K.C. Leblanc


    Joined: Sep 13, 2003

    Posts: 8,028

    Location: Glocestershire

    He's a lost cause. Get him a book token.
  19. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 14,727

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Lower calorie, lower alcohol or both.
  20. Grimley


    Joined: Nov 18, 2007

    Posts: 6,353

    Location: Deepest Darkest Essex!!

    I've been drinking Banks Amber bitter (About 90-95p for 500ml in some of the supermarkets) It's pretty good for the price, just my 2ps worth.