heineken!? it's not that bad is it? i'm not a lager officianado, not really an officianado of anything although budweiser does seem to have a strong similarity to fizzy water, but as most beer in cans and bottles is rubbish compared to hamdpulled pints, i've started drinking lager at home on a saturday at 3pm when i watch leeds. my can of choice has been stella, basically cos i need to drink quantity (nervous energy) and don't want to get smashed in the early afternoon by drinking anything expensive. anyway, to get to the point i was surprised to see regular heineken steps in at 5% nowadays which is more than stella, so i tried some the other day and it was, errm, refreshing. is this a faux pas? or are you just being a snotty cunt eric?
It's a tricky area I guess. I s'pose in order of priorities I would say:
1. Absolutely nothing on the planet beats a pint of fresh, well-kept ale from a cask. But current restrictions mean no-one's tasted that for months
2. Otherwise I favour darker craft and Belgian beers, whilst maintaining a healthy disdain for any sort of up its own arse mango and coconut craft IPA type shit.
3. In terms of bulk-buy supermarket keep-in-the-fridge go-to stuff I tend to rotate Budvar, Moretti, Estrella and the like.
The last category are all factory mass-produced in industrial quantities, same as Heineken, obviously. Are they better? Yeah, I reckon; less carbonated and more taste, I'd say.