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Canned Beer Taste Test

Canned Beer Taste Test

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Canned beer taste test
By Carolina Santos-Neves | Epicurious – Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:16 PM EST

Epicurious tried ten brews; three merit a spot in your fridge. Apparently, Noah had some brew stashed aboard the Ark. In ancient Babylon, clay tablets were used to record recipes for this thirst-quenching beverage. The pharaohs of Egypt were buried with vessels of beer, to sustain them on the journey to the afterlife. Refreshing, affordable, and a perfect partner with all manner of foods, this combination of yeast, malt, and other ingredients has long been humankind's drink of choice. As the beer movement has continued to, well, ferment, with increasingly esoteric methods and ingredients, we at Epicurious have tried to cover the scene from all angles, but the one thing we had yet to do is taste-test classic, everyday canned beers. These are the brands you find at your local supermarket, the cans you keep stocked in the cooler, and the go-to brews for a casual gathering like a Super Bowl party, a tailgate, or a day at the beach.
(Photo courtesy of Coors Light)
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In addition to wide availability, canned beer offers affordability ($6.49 compared with $8.59 for a six-pack of higher-end brew) and convenience (no bottle opener required!). Plus, cans (vs. glass) are ideal for even the rowdiest crowds. Yet, do these

inexpensive canned beers taste nearly as good as the more elite brands? With that question in mind, 15 judges tasted ten popular, nationally available canned beers, and the answer was…maybe. While none of these brews won the full four forks, the three finalists would be fine to serve at any large party. (See more: Best frozen foods for the Super Bowl)

TOP PICK: Best Canned Beer Overall Coors Light ($5.19 per six-pack) Pros: There was no question that this one was the winner. Tasters described it as mildly foamy, aromatic, full of life, golden, smooth, and light, but with a bite. One judge said, "It has character, especially for a light beer." Cons: Slightly grainy to some. Editors' rating: 3 forks.

FIRST RUNNER-UP : Standard Beer Tecate ($6.49 per six-pack) Pros: One judge crowned this his favorite because of its caramel color,

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Editors' rating: 2. Miller tasted diluted.Yahoo! http://shopping.com/news/canned-beer-taste-test-21. lusciousness.5 forks. One judge said it best: "This tastes like one of the more expensive beers I'd be able to afford once in a while.. Editors' rating: 2." Cons: Some wished for more carbonation. and its pale golden color didn't help matters. (Photo courtesy Pabst Blue Ribbon) 2 of 3 02/03/2013 10:51 AM ." Another judge liked its "spice.yahoo. (Photo courtesy of Amstel Light) The Other Contenders: The Bottom Three Judges found that Budweiser had a tinny flavor. (Photo courtesy of Tecate) FIRST RUNNER-UP: Light Beer Amstel Light ($7. Another taster labeled it "sweet and smooth— like a good brew should be. Pabst Blue Ribbon was described as having a bit of a bite yet was watery and somewhat bitter.5 forks.39 per six-pack) Pros: Panelists praised this beer for one simple reason: It doesn't taste like light beer." Cons: A bit too malty for some tasters' palates. and bold beer flavor.. They hailed it as full-bodied and flavorful.Canned beer taste test .

five.Canned beer taste test . they are: Coors Light. Natural Light. Pabst Blue Ribbon.yahoo. Bud Light.. Tecate.. and appearance of ten types of canned beer (five were light beers. Additional Taste Test Details All ten varieties we evaluated are available nationwide in supermarkets or online. Miller Lite. All were tasted with salted pretzels. judges compared the flavor. consistency. standard brews). Methodology: In a blind taste test. Amstel Light.Yahoo! http://shopping. Budweiser. All rights reserved. Miller. More from Epicurious: The Ultimate Nacho Generator for Your Superbowl Party The Best Chocolates for Valentine's Day Healthy Comfort Recipes for Any Day (Photo courtesy of Heineken) Copyright © 2013 Yahoo! Inc. We ranked the beers according to the Epicurious four-fork rating system (four being best). Listed from highest to lowest score achieved. / 3 of 3 02/03/2013 10:51 AM .com/news/canned-beer-taste-test-21. Heineken. Prices and availability subject to change.

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