10 Best Tasting Lagers
There are many varieties of lager in the U.S. and across the world but only the finest qualify for the list of the 10 best tasting lagers. Lagers appeal to a wide range of people. They have the fizz that soda drinkers like, the taste of beer and they do not have the stigma of stuffiness that often attaches itself to drinkers of real ales. Good lagers are not too strong because drinkers want to enjoy several drinks rather than just have one and pass out. Here are the ten best tasting lagers.
- Carlsberg. In the 80's Carlsberg claimed to have the best lager in the world until they ran foul of laws relating to false advertising and added the word "probably" to their claim. Anyone who has drunk the Danish brew knows that they had it right the first time and it is the best lager in the world.
- Castlemaine XXXX. Not the strongest lager in the world but people down under love it and it remains one of the most popular beers in Australia. The XXXX implies it has a power than in fact it lacks, but it has a very nice taste.
- Fosters. Much more widely known that XXXX and almost as nice tasting, Fosters is popular in the U.S. and Europe. The people of Australia and descended from Irish and Scots immigrants so it's no wonder they are so good at making alcoholic beverages.
- Miller Lite. This fairly weak beer comes in bottles with spiral designs that create a good head. Miller really helped sales when they employed scantily clad women with big boobs to act in the Miller Lite commercials.
- Kronenberg 1664. The French are better known for their wine but they know how to make some of the best tasting beer. Kronenberg 1664 packs a punch that most other lagers lack but it doesn't do so at the cost of its taste.
- Stella Artois. Until Stella Artois lager came along, Belguim was best known as the home of Hercule Poirot. Stella like Kronenberg, is a strong but nice tasting lager. The Stella company used to run ads in which painters exchanged famous works of arts for a lager and anyone drinking it can see how those ads could easily be true.
- Carling Black Label. North America finally makes the list of the best tasting beers in the world thanks to Canadian made Carling Black Label. The Canadian brew is moderately strong, fairly fizzy and pleasing to the lip.
- Red Stripe. The people of the Caribbean are better known for their rum than their beer but Red Stripe from Jamaica is one the best tasting drinks from the West Indies. Cricket matches in Jamaica are full of people waving bottles of Red Stripe in the air.
- Samuel Adams Lager. The Master brewer from the North east has a variety of good tasting beers on the market but the lager is the best. The lager refreshes in summer and has enough punch to warm the heart in winter.
- Budweiser. It has to be in the top ten because it was the Busch company that helped to make lager go mainstream. The Southern U.S. states did not have climates that enabled real ale to survive in the days before air conditioning so Busch invented lager and it remains one the best tasting lagers in the world.