Favorite American Adjunct Lager

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  1. icefisherman

    icefisherman Zealot (636) Sep 1, 2004 Minnesota

    Grainbelt Premium
    Schell's deer brand (or what ever it's called now)
    And hate to admit it but Coors light
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  2. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    King Cobra
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  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,069) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I recently purchased a 6-pack of Straub American Lager for summertime drinking (i.e., lawnmower beer). It is a very well made beer but just a tad too sweet for my palate.

    The Straub 1872 is a tasty Pre-Prohibition Lager. I still have a couple bottles left from my purchase of the Straub Summer Variety pack I bought in June.

    Cheers to Straub Brewing!
  4. deleted_user_357747

    deleted_user_357747 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009

    Plus, it the only brewery of the big three who wasn't a commie turncoat and stayed 'Murican.
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  5. JimKal

    JimKal Savant (1,137) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Well, here is a link to Wikipedia that says they may not be as "American" as you think: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SABMiller
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  7. TheMachoMan

    TheMachoMan Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Kentucky

    Old Style and High Life will always have prime real estate in my beer fridge.
    And we just got Hamm's in 30 packs for $11.99 at the Jewel! Had maybe one a long time ago, never purchased, and I must say it's pretty darn good. Sky blue waters indeed.
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  8. SadMachine

    SadMachine Pooh-Bah (2,704) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    Carton makes an Agave AAL called Canyon that is super tasty! Too bad it's still draft only, and mostly available at the brewery...
  9. deleted_user_357747

    deleted_user_357747 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009

    Interesting, thanks for that.

    Still, Banquet is brewed a few miles from my house
    Did not know that, though it seems that it is jointly owned Cana-di-an and Murican, while Bud n friends have zero Murican ownership. Oh well, they still brew the Dankquet a few miles from my house and it is far and away the best AAL in the US.

  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    How does Yuengling differentiate the bottles and cans brewed and packaged at the original brewery and their new "Mill Creek" brewery on the outskirts of Pottsville? I imagine there's a different letter in their date code that represents their 3 different breweries but have never studied the Yuengling coding (besides looking - in vain - for some fresh Lord Chesterfield Ale cans).
  11. beeragent

    beeragent Pooh-Bah (1,754) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    PBR would be my choice....or Lone Star, but it really tears up my stomach.
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  12. beerdedking

    beerdedking Pooh-Bah (1,888) Oct 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Keystone Light on tap at my Bro-in-laws...somehow, it's better than Coors Light
  13. PresidentSkroob

    PresidentSkroob Initiate (0) May 1, 2010 Illinois

    Old Style, hands down.
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  14. Hopdaemon39

    Hopdaemon39 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 New York

  15. wsd627

    wsd627 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2013 Vermont

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  16. nogophers

    nogophers Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2011 Minnesota

    Many Americans and U.S. financial institutions hold InBev ADR's, so it's partially owned by Americans
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  17. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    Second! Pretty much all of their brews are solid, and their AAL is no exception.

    They make a pretty good shandy too
  18. Flashy

    Flashy Pooh-Bah (1,693) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

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  19. rgordon

    rgordon Pooh-Bah (2,605) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Try Narragansett and tell me "Danquet" is even close. Yuengling has more flavor. Coors is to me an insipid glass of water. But that's just me.
  20. HighonHops42

    HighonHops42 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2014 Colorado

    Extra Gold And PBR
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  21. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Coors Batch 19
    Schlitz Gusto 1960s Formula)
    Miller High Life
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  22. nicholas2121

    nicholas2121 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,483) Sep 29, 2008 Ohio

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  23. beerkim

    beerkim Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2012 Pennsylvania

    molsen dry because a pitcher of this helps wash down my hearty breakfasts.
  24. ChestSplitter

    ChestSplitter Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Mississippi

    circa 1984, Jim's Party Store in Durham, NC sold Lone Star Light for $4.99/24pk. Still the ultimate in college economics.

    Best AAL indoors at a bar? Coors Banquet
    Best outdoors in the hot sun? Corona
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  25. dradair

    dradair Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Missouri

    PBR and Rolling Rock
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  26. TotallyGomer

    TotallyGomer Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 California

    I'd have to go with PBR. That and Rolling Rock, the only American Adjunct Lagers that don't seem to make me regret it the next day.
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  27. 57md

    57md Pooh-Bah (2,587) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    I don’t really count Straub, Lionshead or Yuengling as AALs

    PBR is too trendy for me. I can’t touch it since I saw a table full of wanna-be hipsters drinking tall boy cans at a reasonably swanky restaurant.
  28. cyrushire

    cyrushire Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Hamm's or Rainier
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  29. ZAP

    ZAP Grand Pooh-Bah (3,752) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota
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    Any idea what year this is from......seems 80'sish....
  30. Anyportinastorm

    Anyportinastorm Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2009 Oregon

    Rainier for life. Green Death again if my wife leaves me.
  31. Anyportinastorm

    Anyportinastorm Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2009 Oregon

    It's usually pretty applicable. We've all been there anyway.
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  32. tviz33

    tviz33 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 New York

    If Yuengling counts, then Yuengling. If not, then Miller High Life for sho.
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  33. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Illinois

    It's from 2013. The model is Cory Rist. As a side note, she was one of the more famous people hooking up with Tiger Woods 5 or 6 years ago.
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  34. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    What are they then? It's pretty clear that both Straub Beer (now called "American Lager") and Lionshead are traditional US adjunct lagers, and in the case of Yuengling, their former flagship, Yuengling Premium, is as well.

    Yuengling Traditional Lager was created in the late 1980s, clearly influenced by the success of some craft beers, and is usually considered an American amber beer.
  35. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Initiate (0) May 25, 2014 Maryland

    If Yuengling counts, definitely that. If not, lions head or Miller
  36. Inglewood

    Inglewood Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 Illinois

    Special Export for sure
  37. vonnerbeer

    vonnerbeer Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2010 Massachusetts

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  38. 57md

    57md Pooh-Bah (2,587) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I think that pilsner or American pale lager is more accurate.

    To me, AAL = mass produced by big brewing conglomerates.

    Straub, Lion and Yuengling are much closer to micro-breweries than macro-breweries.
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  39. jesskidden

    jesskidden Pooh-Bah (2,969) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    On this site, "American Pale Lagers" are, by definition, all-malt and those three beers are traditional US-type lagers that use corn or rice as an adjunct (a third or more of the grain bill).

    Nor are they hopped at a level that would fit either definition of "Pilsener" (Czech or German) on this site.

    That's sort of true as far as the size of their brewing facilitates go - although Yuengling runs two breweries with capacities over 1 million bbl/yr - not particularly close to the Brewers Assoc. "microbrewery" definition limit of "under 15,000 bbl." Their Florida brewery was previously operated by the decidedly "macro" brewing companies Schlitz, Stroh and Pabst. And even The Lion's capacity of 300-500k puts it well beyond a "microbrewery".

    But the term "American Adjunct Lager" in no way implies the size of the brewery where the beer was brewed - a 5 gallon batch of homebrew can be an AAL. I can see one objecting to calling those beers "macro beers" or "BMC brews" but "AAL"? They are American lagers brewed with adjuncts.
  40. John9059

    John9059 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2014 Kentucky

    Hello you guys. New to the site. As you can see from my profile picture its the high life. I also like Miller Lite. Why? Because they are good to me at least, and Apparently have won gold medals for best light lager and best american style lager. I saw that.
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