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Thread: Woe is me! (Cheap Aldi beer)

  1. #31
    Originally Posted by Winterwalker View Post (Source)
    I once drank a 110 proof (brandy by name of Stroh, allegedly illegal in Sweden. Don't know why I know that, we were in Nottingham at the time)...
    Stroh? That would have been Austrian Rum1, not brandy. After a bit of googling (what is it whith that "proof" anyways?), that would have been Stroh 54, i.e. 54% alcohol. There's also Stroh 60 and Stroh 80. That stuff is not usually for drinking, but for mixing, creating flaming drinks (like Feuerzangenbowle) or setting up a Rumtopf (fruit marinated in rum, usually set up during summer when the various fruit and berries are ripe, then consumed around and after christmas. Very delicious - and extremely dangerous).



    1 Well, it's called Rum. As Austria isn't exactly known for its sugarcane plantations or overseas trade, the traditional receipe contained alcohol (lots), colourings and spices.

  2. #32
    Originally Posted by TheLawful View Post (Source)
    Shudders at the thought of 4.5% beer

    O7,
    My problem is I drink at a fairly fast pace regardless of what I drink. If I drink say some premium Belgium beer and start at say 6pm by 8:30 I will be blitzed and 9:30 in bed (been there done that).. so I generally have 2 or 3 choice beers to start me off and then move over to a lower alcohol 4 - 4.5% session beer

  3. #33
    Well, in Germany, you would have trouble to find anything below 4.8% at all. ~4.8-5.5% is standard here, in particular Bavarian choices can go beyond 6%. My personal 'welcome home' favorite is Carlsberg Elephant (7.5%), btw. The version they ship in North Germany, the Danish one somehow doesn't taste right.

    O7,

  4. #34
    Op, that sucks.

    Maybe time to switch drinks? Aldi do still do their cooking cider at 1.70 for 750ml per bottle. 7.5% deliciousness.

  5. #35
    Originally Posted by Ninj View Post (Source)
    Op, that sucks.

    Maybe time to switch drinks? Aldi do still do their cooking cider at 1.70 for 750ml per bottle. 7.5% deliciousness.
    I... Need to get some. Still? That's the best stuff!

  6. #36
    The best thing is Aldi is the gin. Regularly wins awards, so it does.

  7. #37
    Originally Posted by Un1k0rn View Post (Source)
    I... Need to get some. Still? That's the best stuff!
    I agree, still is awesome! This one is sparkling, but not overly so.

  8. #38
    Originally Posted by Spacebaboy View Post (Source)
    The best thing is Aldi is the gin. Regularly wins awards, so it does.
    I always get Aldi gin, even before it started winning awards. Superb stuff. Nothing like a Gin and Tonic and lots of ice in the hot weather. So refreshing.

  9. #39
    Originally Posted by Asp Explorer View Post (Source)
    After being stuck in the US for nearly a decade - I even miss Tennents
    I cannot repeat here how my Uncle referred to Tennents Lager when he ordered a pint of it for someone else as part of a round - and the barman knew exactly what he was referring to....

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