What is/are your favorite adjunct(s)?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SerialTicker, Jan 18, 2013.


If you had to choose, which adjunct would you drink from a cooler?

  1. Budweiser

    12 vote(s)
  2. Coors

    11 vote(s)
  3. Dos Equis

    17 vote(s)
  4. Labatt Blue

    4 vote(s)
  5. Miller High Life

    20 vote(s)
  6. Molson Canadian

    7 vote(s)
  7. Pabst Blue Ribbon

    32 vote(s)
  8. Red Stripe

    7 vote(s)
  9. Rolling Rock

    7 vote(s)
  10. Other

    45 vote(s)
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  1. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    ...Why the thread title doesn't yield any similar search results is beyond me.

    Let's try giving the adjuncts some love. That's a sentence I never thought I'd say or type..

    I've been beer talking/texting with a friend who doesn't like beer (...except Bud Light), and it made me think of some adjuncts I've had that I've actually somewhat enjoyed. Labatt, Molson, Pabst, and the stand out, Batch 19, are all adjuncts that I find decent enough to drink a couple of (Or with Batch 19, a beer I may choose over a mediocre craft beer due to its price).

    My answer is easy. Batch 19 from Coors. I'm not putting it as an option though, because I don't think it's very popular... yet.

    For the poll responses, I'm just putting some adjuncts that I think are most popular, and listing beers that are specifically noted as "American Adjunct Lagers" on BeerAdvocate.
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  2. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Other: Narragansett
  3. longbongsilver

    longbongsilver Disciple (327) Aug 27, 2005 Missouri

    I like malt liquor on occasion, but I figured that was outside the spirit of the question. So I'll say Bud, specifically Bud Ice (do they make canned Bud Ice tho'?).
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  4. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Stillwater Premium is a tasty adjunct brew.
  5. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (825) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I voted Budwiser because in NJ it's a local.
  6. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Wheat, followed by rye. Oh we're talkin AALs. In that case Schlitz by a longshot.
  7. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

  8. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (525) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Either No. 2 or No. 3 invert sugar. Though they aren't really adjuncts, but malt substitutes.
  9. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

  10. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Site Editor (6,828) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Other: Narragansett
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  11. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,426) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    It appears that Molson Canadian is only popular with me so far, LOL. I would only choose this because it was my younger bros beer of choice for so many years I have become used to opening a cooler and finding a can/bottle.
  12. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Nope it got my vote as well. Though honestly it's a tie w/Pabst, because if they are in the same cooler I know I'd have one @ least if not alternate.
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  13. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (480) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Does American Malt Liquor count being that it has corn and rice? If so, I like Private Stock, Molson XXX and Natty Daddy.

    If just limited strictly to AALs I pick Schlitz Gusto and Narragansett Lager.

    Not too long ago I had a Budweiser, it actually wasn't bad but then again I was completely hammered when I drank it.
  14. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,805) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I voted Coors. Coors Light serves an important, albiet very specific role for me. Shot-gunning at sporting event and concert tailgates.

    I also don't mind Labatt's. If been the 'best' option for me in certain circumstances and its not to bad. In terms of mass produced beers, I love Yuengling, and drink it fairly often when Im in the mood for something light. But I dont think its considered an AAL. If it is, it gets my vote in a landslide.
  15. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    The OP asked for "favorite adjunct" only - and, one supposes based on his list, he meant "(beer brewed with) adjunct(s)", in which case all of the Yuengling portfolio qualifies, since all use corn grits.

    Though it might have been more interesting (and less repetitive a topic) if the subject line was taken literally:
    • Corn
    • Rice
    • Wheat
    • Oats
    • Sugar
    • Corn Syrup
    • Sorghum
    • Soybeans
    • Pumpkin
    • Other (please list) ___________
  16. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,672) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    always drink a Budweiser from time to time ,also like Coors Batch 19
  17. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

  18. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    But, so's Rolling Rock these days... although they still haven't changed the rear label to read:

    "Rolling Rock - From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe Newark,
    across Rt. 1 from the airport, we tender this premium beer for
    your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste.
    It comes from the mountain springs Charlotteburg Reservoir in North Jersey

  19. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    I have to have to Bluemoon, Its got corn in it. I hear...works for me.:wink: plus I seen it for as low as $12 a 12 pack! woohoo... my go to non homebrew beer.
  20. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    I would of course say Other: Genesee Cream Ale, but do you happen to know for sure if it is brewed using corn? I see clone recipes and they pretty much all have maize
  21. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (506) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Where's "none of the above"?
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  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    According to a former Genesee brewmaster (and, IIRC, the son of the creator of the beer), GCA originated as a blend of their lager and their then main ale, 12 Horse* and since their lager, at least, was brewed with corn grits, it's safe to say that is also the case with their Cream Ale.

    (* Obviously no longer the case anymore, given CA's 5.2% ABV, the beer's 4.5% and 12 Horse's current 5.1%. I supposed some variations with high gravity blending/dilution could be a factor but Genesee's always been pretty vague about the current recipe for Cream Ale and one would suspect the old "blending" method was dropped, especially since the oriignal ale wasn't marketed for many years.).

    Umm....OK. :wink: (Unless I'm missing the joke somewhere...):

  23. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    Thanks for the knowledge and yes I know maize = corn, my assumption was that creamers = corn. What I tried not to base my assumption on was some clone recipe that uses corn.
  24. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Gotta love that some people are incapable of reading the first post.
  25. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Oh, sorry - I thought you meant the actually clone recipes stated "maize". I don't follow (or trust) clone/homebrewing recipes but I'd have thought if they're using corn as an adjunct they'd specify in what form (sugar, syrup, grits, flakes, starch, etc).

    Genesee has always been vague about Cream Ale's recipe (not helped by the fact that the company's changed hands, what 4 times now, since the original Wehle family ownership threw in the towel over a decade ago). They don't even acknowledge the fact that they brewed a more traditional "cream ale" back in the 40's and 50's, that they originally released in the late '40's as Genesee Light Ale, adding the "Cream Ale" terminology later (see below, the late 40's label design):


    The current Cream Ale, as noted, was developed in the early 1960's, by blending 12 Horse and the Genesee Beer - as revealed by the son (also an ex-Genesee brewer) of the creator, Clarence Geminn, in this column-

    But the 12 Horse Ale's recipe has changed frequently in the past decades and wasn't even available commercially for many years until recently, so it's doubtful that they still make it by blending the two beers.
  26. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,346) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    They are taking exception to misuse of "adjunct". "Adjunct lager" is the term you were looking for.
  27. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,378) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Generally I've found that when many people misread what I intended in my writing, its because of my writing not because they are at fault.
  28. dhannes

    dhannes Zealot (505) Feb 14, 2010 Wisconsin

    Just arrived in Wisconsin...will have to give it a try this summer.

    I used to really enjoy Blatz, especially in bottles, but the cans I got recently were not that good...Hamm's is a good option...and at $10.99 for a case, not a bad buy.
  29. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Zealot (501) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I'll say Tusker Premium Lager from Kenya; I've had it a few times while dining at Ethiopian restaurants.
  30. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    It says "American Adjunct Lager" right in the first post.

    My bet is that about half of the people that voted "Other." had beers that aren't even said to be of the style according to BA.
  31. LostHighway

    LostHighway Disciple (370) Jan 29, 2007 Maine

    I really don't like any of them but I'd take Narragansett, Schlitz Gusto or Grain Belt over those listed.

    If we can include beers that use corn and/or rice but aren't lagers I'm going with Stillwater Premium.
  32. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,264) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
    Premium Member

    Grab a 'gansett...
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  33. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,307) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    'Other' for Yuengling- I've had some experiences with it when it was the perfect beer for the time and place, and it is the one I'll get for guests at parties (meaning I won't mind if there are leftovers).

    On the import front, I could go for an Efes every now and then.
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  34. TheLostGringo

    TheLostGringo Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    When its hot out I have been know to enjoy a few Dos Equis Lagers
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  35. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,346) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Yes it does. You also misused adjunct 5 times if you include the title.
  36. farts

    farts Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Illinois

    Old Style.
  37. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Which is why I clarified by saying AAL in the last line of my first post. Still, some people undoubtedly voted "Other" thinking "None of the above" or a beer that's not one.
  38. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

  39. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan



    Although I do enjoy a Rolling Rock from time to time.
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  40. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Labatt Blue because hockey.
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