Top 3 Crushable Adjunct Lagers

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  1. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    Whether from a can, bottle, or draft.... on a warm summer day/night I can easily crush 4-6:
    ` Schlitz (see avy)
    ` Schaefer
    ` Labatt Blue

    Your top three?
     
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  2. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Coors Banquet
    Gansett Lager
    Labatt Blue
     
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  3. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    naked lap lager - cortland beer co.
    naragansett
    genesee lager
     
  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,510) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Rainier
    Hamms
    Coors Banquet
     
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  5. i_run_far

    i_run_far Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2016 District of Columbia
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    Would this be any different without using 'crushable'? Isn't pretty much every AL relatively low in ABV and thin?
     
  6. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (3,367) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I'm partial to Labatt Blue for reasons of nostalgia as much as anything.

    Not an adjunct, but a great, easy-drinking American Pale Lager is Victory's Home Grown American Lager. Pricier than an AAL 30-pack, of course, but 12-packs and cases are a lot cheaper than many craft beers.
     
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  7. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Meyvn (1,297) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Labatt Blue Light
    Ultra Amber
    Coors Light
     
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  8. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,416) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    As near as I can tell they're all crushable and my preferences would depend on where I'm living. Currently the choices are . . .

    Yuengling Traditional Lager
    Hamm's
    Miller High Life
     
  9. Hanglow

    Hanglow Champion (806) Feb 18, 2012 Scotland

    Tennents, Moretti, Cobra
     
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  10. SwillBilly

    SwillBilly Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2004 Virginia

    National Premium
    Narragannsett
    Coors Banquet
     
  11. OldSchoolMike

    OldSchoolMike Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2017 North Carolina

    Hamm's
    Genny Cream Ale
    Old Milwaukee
     
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  12. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,762) May 7, 2015 Florida
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  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,870) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    My favorite AAL beer is Yuengling Lord Chesterfield*.

    Based upon a number of recent BA threads I am considering putting Hamm’s and Miller High Life on the ‘to do’ list.

    Cheers!

    * And yes, Lord Chesterfield is brewed using a lager yeast.
     
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  14. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (6,534) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    When it comes to AAL's I find that I prefer imports.
    Tiger Beer
    Carib Lager
    Tusker Lager

    Domestically:
    Schlitz Gusto(60's formula)
    Grain Belt Premium
    Landshark Lager
     
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  15. Davidstan

    Davidstan Aspirant (252) May 24, 2014 Alabama
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    So after reading the AAL blind study thread and seeing Hamms ranked crazy high i went ISO. Not easy to find down here but picked up last case at Kroger for 13 buckarooskis. Had one last night dated BB July 2017. Very good taste, surprised me. Didnt have the off putting high carbonation of a Sprite like the others do. No glycol feel like with Yuengling or aftertaste like MHL. It's there with PBR maybe a notch above FWIW.
     
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,870) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Is the date on the cardboard box a best by date?

    Cheers!
     
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  17. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    Would a beer you dislike be crushable? I think not.
     
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  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (845) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    High life
    Hamms
    PBR

    Enjoy
     
  19. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,142) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    MillerCoors' codes are what they still call "Pull Dates" (aka "best by/before"), as are the Pabst brands brewed at MC facilities.
    https://www.millercoors.com/sites/millercoors/files/HowToReadCodeDates.pdf
    Unfortunately, their secondary coding doesn't include the actual packaging date (which is common), so no way to know if the BB is based on 17 or 26 weeks.
     
  20. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,685) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    To me they would be Coors Extra Gold, High Life, and Hamm's.
    If Extra Gold isn't available, Banquet is a close enough substitute.
    If Michelob counts (it's supposedly all-malt now), it wins easily, though.
     
  21. zid

    zid Meyvn (1,263) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    While I agree that a disliked beer wouldn't be "crushable," in my opinion, crushable and favorite are two different things. Most people here will probably list their favorite instead of most crushable, and most people here value fullness and bold flavor in beers. As far as your second question, a light adjunct lager can be very different from their bigger brothers.
     
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  22. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,176) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Well if it comes in a can then it is certainly crushable. BA Ten Fidy is "crushable" by definition. I might even be able to crush a full keg if you give me the right tools for the job. However, if a beer is only available in bottles then I would advise against trying to crush it.

    (Yes, I'm being a smart ass. Yes, I fucking hate the term "crushable" to describe a beer:grinning:)



    If you're looking for refreshing, drinkable AALs then my top 3 is something like:

    1. Narragansett
    2. Schaefer
    3. Olympia Beer/Stag/Extra Gold/Carta Blanca (4 way tie...couldn't decide)
    Extra Gold all the way. First full beer I ever had!
     
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  23. seahawksandbassguitar

    seahawksandbassguitar Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2016 Washington

    Hamm's
    PBR
    Miller Lite
     
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  24. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,413) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Coors Banquet
    Miller High Life
    Yuengling
     
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  25. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Budweiser
    Miller Lite
    Yuengling Traditional Lager
     
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  26. A_Rad

    A_Rad Initiate (0) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    Yuengling
    High Life
    PBR
     
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  27. FonyBones

    FonyBones Initiate (29) Dec 19, 2015 New York

    High Life
    Michelob Golden Light
    Grain Belt Premium
     
  28. bret717

    bret717 Champion (815) Dec 8, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Hamm's
    Pabst
    High Life
     
  29. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,510) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah I forgot aboot Extra Gold. And Michelob for that matter. Price wise, I'll stick with what I listed.
     
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  30. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,510) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I miss Schaefer.
     
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  31. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    No love for Rolling Rock? This has to be one of the most "crushable" (sic) beers on the market, seeing that it's almost indistinguishable from the stuff that comes out of the kitchen faucet. Great on a hot day!
     
  32. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Devotee (461) Jan 8, 2015 Texas
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  33. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,222) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Me too, but on a hot day after a rugby match, I'd say:

    High Life
    PBR
    Rolling Rock

    To me, these are lacking in much flavor, so they are just watery tasting. as opposed to the off-putting flavors I get from Miller Lite, Bud Light, etc.
     
  34. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (368) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Out camping I can put away more coors light then I'd like to admit. Other then that it's the very occasional PBR and a Busch with my dad.
     
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  35. Davidstan

    Davidstan Aspirant (252) May 24, 2014 Alabama
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    Yes, according to Fresh Beer it is a BB date so what I have was canned early this year. Still, a good AAL.
     
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  36. DW78715816

    DW78715816 Initiate (169) Aug 30, 2014 Kansas

    Grain Belt Premium
    Schell's Deer Brand
    Zywiec
     
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  37. scottakelly

    scottakelly Zealot (502) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    I'll go with...

    PBR
    Miller High Life
    Hamm's
    Coor's Banquet

    In no particular order. I used to visit Coor's more often but it is now impossible to find it at a bar or restaurant and the price point doesn't justify it over the other three options.

    Tonight I had a Hamm's back to back with a Heineken ( canned) and I much prefer the Heineken. Not even close. I know Heineken doesn't qualify here since it is all malt but at a price point similar to BMC it is heads and shoulders above the rest.
     
  38. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,998) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yuengling Traditional Lager
    Grain Belt Premium
    Schell's Deer Brand
     
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  39. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,810) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Extra Gold
    Banquet
    Miller Lite
     
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  40. doktorhops

    doktorhops Poo-Bah (1,713) Jan 12, 2011 Australia
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    Ummm, why are you all crushing beers? Do you own recycling plants?

    Personally my favourite thing to do with a beer is drink it, but IDK I'm just weird like that I guess... recently I've been getting right in to Weihenstephaner Pils, that's one damn good brew!
     
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