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    Thumbs up Japanese beer made me quit Thai beer

    I have been back from Japan a week, and I drank a lot of beer in Japan and all of it was very tasty and excellent quality, on par with or surpassing beer Lao.

    I always woke up fresh as a daisy and always wanted more for breakfast.

    Since returning to Thailand, I have tried to drink a Leo and a Heineken but can not, I am far too aware of what it is and I can taste it for the shit that it is more than ever before: Overpriced kids beer which is full of horrible nasty chemicals, preservatives, formaldehyde and other nasty shit that only a nation of uneducated, mentally restrained, drones would tolerate and that anybody returning from Japan, Belgium of Laos would notice as clearly as if s/he were drinking piss with insect killer in it.

    Chang? Jesus, forget it - I wouldn't even touch that shit when I was drinking all the other stuff. I wouldn't go near Chang even at my lowest ebb in Thailand when I was about as fussy as a London tramp in pissy pants. If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.

    Even the Asahi here is made by Thais and is full of poison, shame on the Japs for not regulating it's production but if the Thais don't care, why should they?

    Why is Thai beer full of shit?

    Because it saves a couple of bucks, there is no other reason for it and there is no excuse for beer anywhere in the world to have such a low level of quality.

    I would happily pay 200 baht per bottle if Leo was anything like Kirin, and i'd drink less due to the price and appreciate it more due to the quality and the price.

    So I've moved on to boxes of Inglenook. I can do a whole box of cab sav in a night and I feel fine the next day, so fuck off.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
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    I don't know what you mean by JW and I'm in Thailand because I reside here.

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    Beer lao is shit also.

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    I drink Chang. It's cheap and it gets me pissed. It serves it's function. But then again apart from Leo and a couple of really dusty bottles of Singha at the back of the fridge the possibilities are far from endless. I'm a victim of circumstance. Oh Woe is Me.

    You're right about Kirin though, nice beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.
    I drink Chang.
    I would prefer to drink meths laced with LSD, but that's illegal.

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    Scampy after 3 beer Changs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7 View Post
    Beer lao is shit also.
    your favorite beer though, I always see you drinking a beer lao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7 View Post
    Beer lao is shit also.
    your favorite beer though, I always see you drinking a beer lao
    You got a stalker Blake ? Be creful of falling asleep drunk somewhere, He will be up there like a rat up a drainpipe,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7 View Post
    Beer lao is shit also.
    It is in bottles in Bangkok supermarkets compared to the real stuff. When was the last time you had it draft in Vientiene?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Chang? Jesus, forget it - I wouldn't even touch that shit when I was drinking all the other stuff. I wouldn't go near Chang even at my lowest ebb in Thailand when I was about as fussy as a London tramp in pissy pants. If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.
    What's Chang?

    Personally I drink Australian Award Winning Lager Beer to quench my thirst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    I have been back from Japan a week, and I drank a lot of beer in Japan and all of it was very tasty and excellent quality, on par with or surpassing beer Lao.

    I always woke up fresh as a daisy and always wanted more for breakfast.

    Since returning to Thailand, I have tried to drink a Leo and a Heineken but can not, I am far too aware of what it is and I can taste it for the shit that it is more than ever before: Overpriced kids beer which is full of horrible nasty chemicals, preservatives, formaldehyde and other nasty shit that only a nation of uneducated, mentally restrained, drones would tolerate and that anybody returning from Japan, Belgium of Laos would notice as clearly as if s/he were drinking piss with insect killer in it.

    Chang? Jesus, forget it - I wouldn't even touch that shit when I was drinking all the other stuff. I wouldn't go near Chang even at my lowest ebb in Thailand when I was about as fussy as a London tramp in pissy pants. If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.

    Even the Asahi here is made by Thais and is full of poison, shame on the Japs for not regulating it's production but if the Thais don't care, why should they?

    Why is Thai beer full of shit?

    Because it saves a couple of bucks, there is no other reason for it and there is no excuse for beer anywhere in the world to have such a low level of quality.

    I would happily pay 200 baht per bottle if Leo was anything like Kirin, and i'd drink less due to the price and appreciate it more due to the quality and the price.

    So I've moved on to boxes of Inglenook. I can do a whole box of cab sav in a night and I feel fine the next day, so fuck off.

    Did you try any "Boxing Cat Brewery Beer" while you were there?

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    I'm fine with Leo, but have no illusions about it being a fine beer.
    I like Kirin, but find the other Jap brands a bit insipid, albeit inoffensive.

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    Try a Kirin Dark sometime. To me, it's one of the best beers in the world. Shooters in Nagoya has it on tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    You got a stalker Blake ? Be creful of falling asleep drunk somewhere, He will be up there like a rat up a drainpipe
    I suspect that Blake7 may approve...

    Thai beer is shite; I did take to the Japanese beers a few months back, but at 120-160baht for a little can, soon knocked that on the head. As stated in another thread, I've become rather partial to the German wheatbeers which can be quite cheap. Have some of these (and a few bottles of Beer Lao) at home, at 89 baht from various Central/Tops stores for a big can it's not bad and the flavour is much nicer than the Thai beers.

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    after you've drunk enough of it it all tastes the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Chang? Jesus, forget it - I wouldn't even touch that shit when I was drinking all the other stuff. I wouldn't go near Chang even at my lowest ebb in Thailand when I was about as fussy as a London tramp in pissy pants. If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.
    What's Chang?

    Personally I drink Australian Award Winning Lager Beer to quench my thirst.
    Yes. Chang [or wannabe equivalent].

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    I have to go out on a limb and say that I find Thai beers quite palatable, Singha anyway. Though currently being half pissed on the stuff does sway one's opinion I'm sure. Most are nicer than the European brewed under license crap that is out here.

    German, Belgian imports etc are in another league of course, but for the average beer I find Thai beer rather good.


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    Malaysia has Anchor, plus Anchor brews Guinness under license. I reckon that is the strongest line up in Asia. I find it amusing when people go there and order more expensive but lesser beers because they have a foreign name.

    I think most people choose their beer for either convenience or the label. I'm fine with the former.
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    I think Tiger is the only one that might persuade me to return, however it's not available at my local shop so I'm safe for now.

    That said, I think Villa Phrom Phong is the nearest place I can get a decent box of wine. Maybe Ekkamai.

    Red wine used to give me a headache at the back of my skull, I'd feel the need to drink lots of water and take a couple of Neuofen, so i'd had never been fussed with wine before. This sudden acceptance and subsequent non hangover is most welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Chang? Jesus, forget it - I wouldn't even touch that shit when I was drinking all the other stuff. I wouldn't go near Chang even at my lowest ebb in Thailand when I was about as fussy as a London tramp in pissy pants. If you are a Chang drinker and you are reading this then I really don't know what to say to you.
    What's Chang?

    Personally I drink Australian Award Winning Lager Beer to quench my thirst.
    Always curious as to which category that "award" was given.?

    Probably the "alfresco" category. Same as "Tennent's Super" in the UK.

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    scampy's on the asahi bandwagon.

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    Asahi is brewed in Thailand, however there might be some places in Bangkok that I can get it on tap. I doubt i'll have another beer until I'm in the UK, but I'm already settled into my red wine. I'm no connoisseur, but I like what I like and for once in my life it doesn't give me a cerebral headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    I like what I like and for once in my life it doesn't give me a cerebral headache.
    No point in drinking it then.
    Part of the drinking culture is to masochistically enjoy feeling dreadful the next day, lying to yourself "never again", whilst contemplating the abject failure that you have become, in no small part due to the drink.




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    Scampy you penis,you got though enough Leo and Chang when we had the bike jolly a few years ago, when you played camera man...never did get the finished article..!

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    I always prefer Asahi in TL... but obviously all Thai beer, Chinese beer, and American beer is shit...
    Jap beer isn't quite so bad, most of their main brands, like Kirin, were set up by a Scot.

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