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Funko
06-06-2008, 16:19:37
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008/06/06/european_championship_of_beers.html

Read for the full tournament standings.

Funko
06-06-2008, 16:23:20
I'm sure most of CG will be disappointed by the winners.

Greg W
06-06-2008, 16:38:24
Grolsch is a nice beer. :beer:

protein
06-06-2008, 17:01:50
i bet it's nice. grolsch is okay but any decent wheat beer is better.

best beer i've had in ages was a paulaner wheat beer.

Scabrous Birdseed
06-06-2008, 19:02:45
Weird competition - who would pit one of Sweden's finest little microbrews against a lot of dull corporate fare? I call match-fixing.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-06-2008, 19:05:40
There should have been 11 beers for every country!

jsorense
06-06-2008, 22:56:34
:beer: There are no losers.:beer:

Oerdin
06-06-2008, 23:02:55
I see whiny Euros have stopped includingg American brewers because they're tired of losing on their home turf.

Scabrous Birdseed
07-06-2008, 07:50:49
Yes, that must be it, or possibly the fact that they've just randomly bought beers from the countries that participate in the football competition that starts today.

But okay, what American beers are you claiming can compete with the best European brews? Name one.

Oerdin
07-06-2008, 08:35:03
Belgium retains the honor of the highest ranked beer though of the top 100 well over 50% are American including eight of the top 10.

http://beeradvocate.com/top_beers.php

Vincent
07-06-2008, 11:27:52
Must be true, it's on the internets!

LoD
07-06-2008, 14:22:15
And it's certainly not because the site is very US-centric.
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How could they represent Austria with a pilsner? That almost screams blasphemy!

Drekkus
07-06-2008, 19:31:27
yay, we win

Bob
08-06-2008, 08:04:26
Damned!

Scabrous Birdseed
08-06-2008, 12:27:55
Originally posted by LoD
And it's certainly not because the site is very US-centric.
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How could they represent Austria with a pilsner? That almost screams blasphemy!

Stiegl is a really good pilsner though. I like it a lot for its type.

LoD
08-06-2008, 14:15:41
Its logotype?

Vincent
08-06-2008, 18:59:27
logo

Shining1
08-06-2008, 23:36:26
Actually this is the kind of serious, cut-throat sporting competition the world needs a lot more of. =)

Greg W
09-06-2008, 03:23:18
Jes jes, you Kiwis concentrate on beer drinking competitions, and we might just have a chance at winning the Bledisloe one of these years! :cute:

Oerdin
09-06-2008, 03:46:13
Originally posted by LoD
And it's certainly not because the site is very US-centric.


Either way Scabby has the list of names he asked for or at least a good starting point.

Funko
09-06-2008, 10:34:16
But the US aren't represented in the UEFA European Football Championships, mainly due to not being part of UEFA. Belgium isn't in that article because they didn't qualify, and that explains England's absence too.

Funko
09-06-2008, 10:34:54
For the other countries the selection process seems to have been "What's the best thing I can get in my local off licence."

C.G.B. Spender
09-06-2008, 10:47:12
So your point is: America is not oEurope and that's why it can't participate in a "European Championship of Beers" ?

Funko
09-06-2008, 10:49:59
I think my point was that Oerdin was a moron. I hadn't read Scabby's post.

C.G.B. Spender
09-06-2008, 11:15:47
So you do not longer think Oerdin is a moron?

Funko
09-06-2008, 11:23:20
I do not no longer think Oerdin is a moron.

C.G.B. Spender
09-06-2008, 11:26:56
I see your point

King_Ghidra
09-06-2008, 12:26:04
i feel disenfranchised

LoD
09-06-2008, 13:46:55
Originally posted by Oerdin
Either way Scabby has the list of names he asked for or at least a good starting point.

No, it's a list of names of beers Americans think can't compete against other beers, regardless of the location (but mostly, by virtue, from America).

Funko
09-06-2008, 13:52:42
I had some really good beers in the US, I can't remember what any of them were, but I don't recall having much/any of the big brewery budweiser/coors type stuff.

Most of them were copying one European style or another, but they did it well.

Funko
09-06-2008, 13:56:29
Looking at Oerdin's list, people have just voted for the strongest beers haven't they.

http://beeradvocate.com/top_beers.php?this_cId=UK&this_style=&cId=US&style=

MoSe
09-06-2008, 14:06:48
Originally posted by Funko
For the other countries the selection process seems to have been "What's the best thing I can get in my local off licence."

it only seems logical, and not a bias in your attitude, that if you have to vote based on an actual test (i.e you actually taste the beer before voting) you're inevitabily bound to vote on the beers you can get hold of.

so, maybe an american drinker list has 80% of american beers just because 80% of beers an american drinker can find to drink are american beers.

(o/c the ranking inside the pool is a completely different matter)

MoSe
09-06-2008, 14:10:41
and anyway, we all know that a ranking based on a panel test within a pool of items, says much more about the panel than about the actual quality ranking of the items

Fistandantilus
09-06-2008, 14:17:34
I think at this point we need a graph. Not sure about what but we need it.

Greg W
09-06-2008, 14:54:09
GRAPH!
GRAPH!
GRAPH!
:bounce:

Funko
09-06-2008, 15:14:21
Originally posted by MoSe
and anyway, we all know that a ranking based on a panel test within a pool of items, says much more about the panel than about the actual quality ranking of the items

Especially as it was a panel of 1.