With your new flavorful diet, do you drink lite beer? I find lite beer repugnant. It's a bastardized substandard version of beer. I especially can't stand when someone tries to get drunk off of lite beer. You need more of it since it's less alcoholic. So why wouldn't someone just want a bit less of something that tastes really good?
Seconded. Lite beer is horrific.
ehh, light beer isn't all bad. Amstel light for instance, especially when you get it on tap in a pub in Holland. Fresh, tasty, and high ETOH content. The bottled version available in the US is watered down and not the same though.
Notice that in Holland, Amstel Light is actually just Amstel - exclusively. While its light version is exclusively sold here. So they're not actually the same. That said, Amstel Light is the most acceptable light beer - but saying you like it more in Holland is saying that you prefer regular beer to light beer.
Ahh, you're right. I now remember that when I was in Holland it was just Amstel, light wasn't part of the name.
I'll still come to the defense of light beer though.
- It's cheap! $12.99 for a 30 pack of stones or natty light for example
- It has little or no flavor and therefore goes down like water, hence, a good beer if you suddenly want to pound several really fast.
- Depending on the brand the ETOH content is really not that much less than more flavorful beers.
- Conclusion being: cheap light beer has bang for the buck to get right down to business getting a buzz without the risks involved with hard liquor (like drinking half a bottle of something that is 80+ proof and not having a clue where you are or what happened when you wake up!)
In terms of quality beer with flavor and that covers all the bases well, my favorite is good Hefeweizen.