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. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Devotee (456) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    As a Cubs fan it's gotta be Old Style. Kreusened goodness at Wrigley.
  2. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,383) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    My favorite adjunct is flaked rye, followed by corn grits.

    Edit - if you read brewing texts and have brewed some beer, that is how it is defined, so that is how the people that were making comments interpret the word adjunct, as and ingredient. Just saying.
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  3. SerialTicker

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

    But if there are no options saying "Flaked rye" "Corn grits" "Oats" etc., and all the options are AAL's, then it should be common sense that if someone's to vote "other", it ought to be an AAL.
  4. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

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  5. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,295) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Damn! Forgot "rye". I feel like I'm livin' the past :grimacing: sometimes.

    Yeah, probably gets less votes than it might otherwise because it sounds like a dental complaint. Well, that and the fact that the few beers (mostly of the gluten-free ilk) that use it aren't very well received on beer review sites.

    Maybe they should rename it - the way they do for other adjuncts with bad reps. See for instance "Brewers Crystals" ("Description -Corn Syrup Solids - 56% Maltose, 16% maltotriose, 8% dextrose, and 20% higher saccharides" ) Yet you never see a Brewers Association video with stern-looking brewers proclaiming "I don't use Brewers Crystals in my Beer!"

    Both Kafir and Milo - both in the sorghum family - were used in the US during WWII - those sound right up the "innovative" craft brewers' alley. And maybe if they went back to calling soybeans "Soya Beans" it'd sound more exotic- and thus more attractive to the ICB's and beer geeksters.

    Some other adjuncts that were experimented with in that era were whey, potato starch and manicoa. Do you see that on beer labels, though? "Finest Barley Malt and Whey..." Nope. Instead we're stuck with the same ol' corn or rice as the only "evil" adjuncts. How dull.
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  6. UMNbeerhunter

    UMNbeerhunter Devotee (414) Oct 21, 2010 Minnesota

    Grain Belt Premium hands down.
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  7. gentlystewed

    gentlystewed Disciple (387) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Genesee Cream Ale has become my adjunct beer for the past year or so, because it's good and I can get a 30 pack for $13.99. That's a freaking steal.
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    None. Its all garbage. Nothing to advocate here.
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  9. 4thelvofbeer

    4thelvofbeer Devotee (449) Aug 4, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Uh.... None........
  10. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    any love for lionshead? cheap, and not offensive.
  11. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,455) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    “Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.”
    ― René Descartes
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  12. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (169) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Other -- Yuengling.
  13. SerialTicker

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

    Yuengling's considered an American Amber, which is why I didn't put it on... I had planned to.

    Blame BA for their classification system, not me ... I had to go by something.
  14. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    For the poll responses you didn't list a any adjuncts that you think are most popular because you didn't list any adjuncts. All you listed were AALs except for the other category, so my vote goes to other because it is the only category that could possibly include my favorite adjunct (oats).
  15. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Michigan

    Coors Banquet. Always in my fridge. Great with pizza or wings.
  16. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Savant (939) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    PBR and Dos Equis. Mostly because I'm the most interesting hipster in the world.
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  17. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

    I voted Labatt Blue but could lean more toward Gansett in the "other" category. I hate polls with other as an option. You can always think of another beer. Think of em all and list them.
  18. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (840) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    lol, Do you know if those "glass lined" tanks were wood?
  19. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    I'll admit to fondness for Straub's. Sometimes "old school" just works..
  20. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Rye for grain adjuncts, vanilla beans for flavor adjuncts.
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  21. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Zealot (507) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I think this thread has gone way beyond what the OP had in mind. I believe he wanted to know what Macro Lagers and similar type of beers we would consider drinking. Not what adjuncts we enjoy in our beers. I think we all know that, and everybody that is posting otherwise is just being smart asses :rolling_eyes:
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  22. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Labatt Blue ~ Only while walleye fishing on Lake of the Woods in Ontario

    But it's always the good stuff when we get off the lake - back at the cabin

    (right picture now)
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  23. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,308) Jun 4, 2012 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
    Beer Trader

    Pabst is always solid for an easy drinker. I like Molson Ice as well. I think Keystone Ice is pretty good too for what it is. Favorite has to be Molson Ice though.
  24. bassofthec

    bassofthec Initiate (121) Aug 7, 2008 California

    I voted for Pabst because I drank a lot of it during the great recession when I couldn't afford proper craft beer. If I could throw out a random other - Beerlao. Made with rice, it is a great Asian lager for a hot day if you are ever over there.
  25. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,339) Oct 24, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm not going to lie, when I saw the title of this thread I definitely expected it was going to be a conversation on brewing adjuncts, and was intrigued. And my answer was going to be hibiscus.
  26. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Narragansett Lager, Genesee Cream, ad PBR
  27. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Flaked barley, too.
  28. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    You can't be a hipster! A real hipster would never admit to being a hipster, because "hipster" is a label that the mainstream knows about!
  29. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    My vote goes to Grain Belt Premium.
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