Favorite American Adjunct Lager?

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  1. oldsailor

    oldsailor Devotee (416) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    I just had this discussion with a friend of mine today and we agreed that Coors Light is the best if we have to have this style. Can't remember the last time I did though.
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  2. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,694) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I don't give a shit what anybody says, Labatt hits the spot at times. Sometimes I don't want to think about what I'm drinking -- I just want a beer. Labatt covers that.

    As far as CRAFT adjunct lagers, I've had a couple (I think), but don't recall what they are.
  3. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    Yeungling is probably the best but can't get it in California. PBR is my go-to from back in the day. Bud can be occasionally good but I feel like you need to get a "good batch," which is like playing the lotto. Coors light is pretty commonplace in SoCal but tastes closer to water. Call me weird but I think Steel Reserve is not half bad for what it is.
  4. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    I will never forget the aftertaste and hangover the day after my 21st birthday. PBR pitchers on the house are a trap.
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  5. KetchupChicken

    KetchupChicken Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I'm gonna rep PA on this one: Lionshead. The stuff actually tastes somewhat pilsner-like (that's what it claims to be) and the bottle caps have puzzles on them too!
  6. Caveworm

    Caveworm Savant (918) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    Stroh's AAL for this guy if we're going for economic soundness.
  7. medic25

    medic25 Zealot (584) Aug 6, 2004 Connecticut

    Gansett locally.

    I did enjoy Natty Boh during a trip to Baltimore this year; could have just been all the local publicity, but it was an easy drinking enjoyable beer.
  8. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (297) Nov 5, 2013 California

    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Dos Equis
  9. Joe_Mahma

    Joe_Mahma Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2013 California

    The Silver Bullet Coors Light
    You know its ready when the mountains are blue
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  10. dogin26

    dogin26 Initiate (121) Jan 10, 2014 Australia

    Mythos... 'Spew'
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  11. dogin26

    dogin26 Initiate (121) Jan 10, 2014 Australia

    Trap he SAYS
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  12. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Schlitz Gusto hands down. It has just the right amount of bitterness for the style.
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  13. buzzedup

    buzzedup Devotee (433) Dec 21, 2006 Pennsylvania

    will have to go with Yuengling but if i drink it latly , my teeth begin to hurt from the sweet corn taste :slight_smile:
  14. BWM-77

    BWM-77 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 Kentucky

    Stag is pretty damn good, actually. It is by far my favorite AAL. Only problem is i have to cross the river to go get some since it no longer makes its way to Kentucky. Plus that can!
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  15. Lukass

    Lukass Savant (988) Dec 16, 2012 Ohio

    Busch beer
  16. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

    Rolling Rock Extra Pale
  17. bigotecircus

    bigotecircus Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 Colorado

    High Life. Or Extra Gold. Tasty.
  18. TCJ0100

    TCJ0100 Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2014 California

    Yuenngling, but its not sold here. So usually Coors Banquet, which really isn't too bad.
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  19. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Champion (867) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio

  20. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,682) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I've grown to appreciate them over the years. I don't mind normal Banquet, Bud, or High Life at all.

    I don't think normal Michelob counts as it's now all-malt, but Coors Batch 19 tastes pretty similar to it and it's definitely an adjunct lager. I had a Tusker at Disney Animal Kingdom and it was damn good on a 100 degree day in the summer.
    Never had a 1960's Schlitz, but I might have to buy some if I ever see it.
  21. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (303) Feb 29, 2012 Canada

    Molson Canadian.
  22. Reemer686

    Reemer686 Initiate (131) Oct 13, 2014 Maryland

    Yuengling and Natty Boh are the cheap go to's for me
  23. beastmammoth

    beastmammoth Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2010 New York

    Budweiser and High Life. High life gets the edge because it's good ice cold AND just 'cold', while Bud I only really like after a minutes in the freezer, or straight out the cooler. Also prefer the long neck bottles.

    Don't pour the bottle into a cup though. The smell of high life is not fun
  24. Iamjeff6

    Iamjeff6 Champion (860) Sep 9, 2013 Virginia

    My usual go to AAL I guess would be Busch Light
  25. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,329) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    Had Tusker from Kenya a few years back. It wasn't too bad.
  26. BrownAleBollocks

    BrownAleBollocks Zealot (509) Nov 18, 2014 Kansas

    I'm partial to rolling rock. Used to drink it in college and at 4.99 or 5.99 for a six of pounders, you can't go wrong.
  27. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (4,310) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    Weekends were made for Michelob is all I can say on the matter.....or is that all-malt....not clear on that.
  28. Hoolie5

    Hoolie5 Initiate (129) Mar 23, 2011 Wisconsin

    Previously commented on my favorites: Narragansett, GB Premium, Pabst, and Schlitz (60’s formula) all in cans (preferably 16 oz.). Although I would really like to try a Hauenstein. Is distribution limited to Minnesota only?
  29. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    There is a pretty darn good craft american adjuct lager called common sense kentucky common ale. It's brewed by usptate brewing and you could call them "upstart" for making this one of their flagship beer.s It's a pre prohibition style and the controversy concerning this beer is that there is a bit too much abv in it. Would it be more drinkable and more delicious if it had lets say 4.4 abv instead of 5.3? BUT it is a craft brewer making a beer that is using between 25 - 30% adjunct. ( if I am wrong on that percentage please let me know)
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  30. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    I would keep some Michelob in the fridge if it still came in those old-school tear dropped bottles.
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  31. BeerWizard

    BeerWizard Disciple (331) Dec 22, 2012 Colorado

    Coors Banquet...I guess???
  32. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,168) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    None! The only AAL I've ever had is Budweiser (gross) and I don't plan on that changing any time soon.
  33. snohojimbo

    snohojimbo Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Washington

    There is a store near me that sells Miller High Life in bottles. Every so often, especially during the summer, I'll stop in for a sixer.
    Rolling Rock is another I like.
    Coors Lite, Miller Lite, occasionally.
    When I was younger, I downed a bunch of Rainier (see my avatar!), Hamms, Olympia, PBR, and the like. But I don't think Rainier tastes the same as it did when brewed in Seattle, but I could be wrong. My college age daughter had some recently, and so I drank one of 'em, and wow, that stuff is just nasty now! :slight_smile:
  34. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Poo-Bah (2,084) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,533) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Maria, I have not had this beer but it reads kinda interesting. Is there a source which discusses the amount of adjunct used to brew this beer?



    P.S. This beer is an ale, not a lager.

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