What your above average Austrian thinks of your far below average American beer

January 15, 2008

What your above average Austrian thinks of your far below average American beer

22 Responses to “What your above average Austrian thinks of your far below average American beer”

  1. Jeffro Says:

    After reading Adriaan’s blog, I was expecting something like this. That said, the look on his face is priceless!

    But why have the Austrian try Busch? Yeah, it’s North American and all that, but so am I, and I haven’t had any Busch since I entered the workforce (read: Busch is only good for getting drunk on someone else’s limited tab).

  2. wadejolson Says:

    We wanted to have him try the worst beer (apart from some 40 oz malt liquor that might kill him) possible and have the camera ready.

  3. Tony Says:

    America is a nice country, amercans are great people, but they should definitely leave their hands of brewing beer ๐Ÿ˜€

    Cheers from Hamburg, Germany.

  4. Uwe Says:

    I had had my share of American beers and found most of them far below average for my (meanwhile) African taste – except the booze from some local microbreweries.

    Here in Namibia, all our local beers (Windhoek Lager, Tafel Lager, Hansa Draught, Windhoek Draught) are brewed under the German “Reinheitsgebot” (“purity law” if you want so) and it shows. Or, actually, tastes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    That said, South African Breweries (SAB) beers, basically all beer in SA, are pretty much as shitty as American beers are. Uh well, Beer is not America’s forte. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway, have fun over there, all of you! Wish I could be with you. I am in my mind.


  5. Lance D. Says:

    should have had him try a shlitz or a pabst blue ribbion, but, then you would have had to clean the puke off the camera.

  6. Josh Says:

    Not only Austrian’s think that… so do _Australian’s_! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. mat69 Says:

    I never drank American beer so far, but I heard a lot of horror stories by those who were overseas. Seems they are true. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I would not look like that even if I drank the cheapest beer we have. I’d have to sniff it to look like that.

    mat, proud beer-drinker from Austria ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Ed Says:

    I spent some time in Germany and will have to say the beer was better than here in the States. But having said that I find the German and other beer sold here does not taste any better. Don’t forget most beer here is heat pasteurized and limited to around 7% alcohol by volume.And if you don’t like our beer you’ll have to blame your German ancestors. 8^)

  9. Joejoe Says:

    Come now, there are tremendously good beers to be had in America. Mostly everyone is comparing their favorite local native beer to some national American brand, like busch, and of course the local beer’s gonna win! Go to a brew-pub or try a regional beer.

    Beer good.

  10. Devin Says:

    As an averagely average American, I also get that face when drinking Busch, but surely Austria has it’s own craptastic Busch equivalent.

  11. jay Says:

    bitte, ein bit =)
    that were the first words I learnt in german. First thing you say when you get off the plane, (no hello, no how’s the weather, no howdy?): Bitte , ein bit!!

  12. jay Says:

    man! you don’t have the tiniest clue what you are comparing … *g* Reinheitsgebot vs. Busch, are you out of your mind? It’s like comparing a Ferrari vs. an honda ’85.
    Where I live (argentina) they make Stella Artois but is no way by any means close to the real one.
    You are comparing a world famous beer to some random picked up at some shop?

    What would be interesting is compare, some european beer or Irish, done there with same done in austria.
    Just to make it fair .
    Say austrian Guiness vs. American guiness, that would be much more interesting.
    I bet that the american one will suck again. XO

  13. Brandybuck Says:

    America has the best ales in the world! (Germany edges us out on the lager front though). Just stay away from the mass market crap. If you choose small craft breweries or local brewpubs, you will get awesome beers.

  14. Julian Says:

    German beer has to follow the Reinheitsgebot, otherwise you’re not allowed to call it beer.

    These are more or less strict regulations differing a little from Bundesland to Bundesland.

  15. jay Says:

    hmm should read –“world famous”-, I mean german and austrian beers are famous for being excelent Reinheitsgebot.
    Don’t know the exact translation, but it’s a type of beer that gets really really fast to your brain.

    Anyways, whatever americans beer WINS!!, just _stop_ doing chinese torture!! ;<)

  16. mat69 Says:

    I guess European beer might be good because of its tradition — you don’t share the recipes.

    E.g. in the medieval time most people only drank beer, even the children. Though that was “light beer”, so it did not have that much alcohol, there was also “strong beer” back then.
    Some brands are very old like Murauer that dates back to 1495. Hirter (they also have stout) dates back to 1270.

    Same might go for African beer — e.g. the ancient Egyptians brew beer and that’s some thousand years ago. Enough time to develope your recipes.

  17. Chani Says:

    the only thing worse than american beer: chinese beer.

    I mean, I don’t even *like* beer, and I can see why it’s barely considered beer at all… one time we told a chinese lady about how beer could be dark, some even so dark you couldn’t see through it… she had a hard time believing such a thing could be good. lol.

  18. neil Says:

    American Beer is like making love in a canoe, f##king close to water.

  19. cghislai Says:

    Hey, if you want good beer, try some from belgium! Our monks have good traditions of brewing.

    Suggested: Rochefort, Orval, Leffe, Chimay.
    There are hundreds of beers here, above are 4 of the most famous (called “trappistes” cause ‘still brewed by monks) but you surely can find one that fit you taste.
    For having tasted pils from germany, i can’t even compare it to our own (you call it modesty?)

  20. Craig Says:

    Of all the American beers available you chose that one. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The real interesting beers in America are coming out of the growing number of Micro Breweries popping up all across the country.


  21. Kevin Says:

    Josh wrote “Not only Austrianโ€™s think thatโ€ฆ so do _Australianโ€™s_”

    You know, to these US Americans this is basically the same thing. They sometimes even mix up which one of us have the kangaroos around ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. apachelogger Says:

    I always wanted to have a kangaroo actually, might be a good solution for the mixing up thing I guess ๐Ÿ˜›

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