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Drinks With Different Tastes In Other Countries

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:17 am

So it appears (c'est une poire), that with all my recent traveling I have come to appreciate that -

The European coca cola is very much different to its American counterpart. Pepsi seems pretty much the same in Europe and North America.

Ice Tea in the US has a lot more sugar than in Europe.

What other examples do you have?
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
Ice Tea in the US has a lot more sugar than in Europe.

Proper iced tea should have no sugar in it at all, unless it's "sweet tea" in the South. Or are you refering to the canned variety?
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:21 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Proper iced tea should have no sugar in it at all, unless it's "sweet tea" in the South. Or are you refering to the canned variety?

Refering to lipton/nestea, etc...
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:21 am

Mountain Dew in Germany and Spain is not as sweet as it is in the USA. I prefer the taste of Mountain Dew from the USA.

Beck's and Bitburger beer taste completely different in other countries than in Germany. Even the Beck's you get on Shithansa flights taste different than the original Beck's from Germany.

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2):
Refering to lipton/nestea, etc

Oh, had it once, not again. I don't like my corn syrup disrupted with tea flavoring.  silly 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:42 am

Coke and Diet Coke (Coke Light) tasted better in Cancun than in NYC - It's similar to the Coke you get in Europe and Asia. I guess US drinks tend to be sweeter?

Also Nescafe in Asia tastes better too...
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:46 am

Quoting Comorin (Reply 5):
Coke and Diet Coke (Coke Light) tasted better in Cancun than in NYC

Mexican Coke still has real sugar in it, not corn syrup. (That was the story a few years ago, and I believe it's still the case.)
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:56 am

The stuff they sell as Orangina here in Germany tastes like water and doesn't contain as much pulp as the original. If I want some good Orangina I have to go all the way to France.  grumpy 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
Mexican Coke still has real sugar in it, not corn syrup. (That was the story a few years ago, and I believe it's still the case.)

Still is, as many stores (C-stores, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.) that are predominantly Mexican areas sell imported Coke and Pepsi products (and other soft drink brands from Mexican and Latin America).
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:02 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
Even the Beck's you get on Shithansa flights taste different than the original Beck's from Germany.

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:08 am

Guinness tastes different in the UK and other parts of Europe from the Guinness in Dublin, in my opinion  Wink

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
Pepsi seems pretty much the same in Europe and North America.

Diet Pepsi tastes different though. And in the UK the individual bottles are 500ml and £0.80, in the US they're 750ml and $1... We're being ripped off  Wink

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:20 am

Cranberry juice in US taste much better, here it´s kinda bitter..

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:24 am

The Beer tastes different in the US, to what it does in the UK  Wink



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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:38 am

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
Guinness tastes different in the UK and other parts of Europe from the Guinness in Dublin, in my opinion

That's cos it is. I remember my Guv'nor in London saying to me that the Guinness barrels were produced in the UK rather than imported from Ireland.

Guinness in New Zealand is rubbish too. Though that's partly cos noone here bloody knows how to pour it correctly.

Caiparinha from Brazil taste different from anywhere else. (way better than anywhere because naturally they invented them)

The Same goes for Daiquiri & Mojito from Cuba. They are also the best.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:16 am

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
Guinness in New Zealand is rubbish too.

Hmm considering that New Zealand made Guinness was voted by judges from Guinness I believe it was to be the best Guinness in the world outside of Guinness made in Ireland....
but...

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
Though that's partly cos noone here bloody knows how to pour it correctly.

is quite true...
not that it matters Guiness tastes like shit! (sorry to my Irish friends out there).
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:22 am

How about the water. It tastes different from town to town. I think many of the products mentioned taste different because of the different water used at the local plant where they are bottled/canned. I remember reading years ago that when Coors was planning on opening their first brewery outside Colorado, one of their primary considerations was finding water that tasted the same as at their original location. I think they settled on Virginia, but I can't be sure.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:39 pm

Just like Coke/pepsi, orange juice in India is much sweeter than in US.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:34 pm

Beer in the US tastes like cat piss. I don't know how they do it.
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:43 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 12):
The Beer tastes different in the US, to what it does in the UK

the 'beer' in the US doesn't actually taste of anything , does it ?
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:00 pm

Tried a Mojito in Poznan, Pl for the hell of it, In fact none of the Mexican foods I tried in Poland tasted authentic... Imagine that =)
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:02 pm

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 17):
Beer in the US tastes like cat piss. I don't know how they do it.

Why are you drinking cat piss?
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:09 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 18):
the 'beer' in the US doesn't actually taste of anything , does it ?



Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 17):
Beer in the US tastes like cat piss. I don't know how they do it.

Then dont drink water (Bud, MGD, etc).

Drink:
http://www.arrogantbastard.com/faq/index.html

And then come back and tell me how great European pansy arse beer is.  Big grin
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:21 pm

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 20):
Why are you drinking cat piss?

It's a good, cheap hallucinogenic
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:48 pm

Carlsberg, probelbly the best beer in the world...

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:12 pm

Dr Pepper in Australia taste like shit compared to USA.
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:12 pm

Fanta tastes completely different in most other countries than Germany. Much more sweeter and the color is also way more "neon" orange color.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:24 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 11):
Cranberry juice in US taste much better, here it´s kinda bitter..

Check the label on the stuff you are drinking here. It is most likely cranberry juice cocktail instead of straight cranberry juice. The cocktail stuff we get here in the States is loaded with Sugar while the juice is not.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:32 pm

I think coca-cola tastes less sweet in europe then in other places.
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 17):
Beer in the US tastes like cat piss. I don't know how they do it.



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 18):
the 'beer' in the US doesn't actually taste of anything , does it ?

You just have to know what beers to drink. Pretty much all of the American beers I drink are made by microbreweries like Samuel Adams (They've been so successful that calling them a microbrewery is a bit of a stretch), Sweetwater (One of the local microbreweries here in Atlanta) Terrapin (Based out of Athens, GA. They currently contract their brewing to a microbrewery in North Carolina, but are in the process of building a brewery in Athens.), New Belgium Brewing (I absolutely love their Fat Tire Amber Ale, unfortunately, the only time I get to have it is when I'm in Las Vegas because they don't distribute it in my area yet. I'm planning on taking some back from Vegas the next time I'm out there), Brooklyn Brewery, and Brewery Ommegang (They do Belgian-style brews that are excellent.).
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:55 am

Coke is MUCH sweeter in Israel. Pepsi tastes terrible there.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting MaidensGator (Reply 15):
I remember reading years ago that when Coors was planning on opening their first brewery outside Colorado, one of their primary considerations was finding water that tasted the same as at their original location. I think they settled on Virginia, but I can't be sure.

Believe it or not, it's actually right in Memphis! Maybe it's just me, but I don't think of blue skies and crisp clean water when somebody says Memphis.

I think the Mexican and European Coca-Colas are better. They seem to have a smoother taste.


And I'm sick of people always busting on American beer - especially Americans! Reminds me of the "Smug" episode of South Park.

I've had plenty of European beers - most of them good. But how many of my fellow countrymen have had the experience of waking up in some tiny European hotel room unable to scrape yourself off the sheets? Your head throbbing feeling like it will explode if you breathe too deeply  headache , and that god awful wretched smell when you pull the sheets back that makes you want to heave right there.  sour   vomit  And just how did I get back from the banana show?

At least with American brew you can get plowed and still be able to fuction somewhat the next day.
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:36 am

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 17):
Beer in the US tastes like cat piss.



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 18):
the 'beer' in the US doesn't actually taste of anything , does it ?

Here we go again, another episode of "American beer tastes bad".  Yeah sure

There are good and bad beers in every country. There are plenty of good beers in the USA, even mainstream brands. Personally I like Rolling Rock, Coors, Bud Ice, and many more.

One good tip: When you think that Budweiser & Co. are tasting bad, then never try a German Warsteiner or Krombacher!

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:49 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 23):
Carlsberg, probelbly the best beer in the world...

Are you nuts? Carlsberg is one of the most bland lagers. Absolutely nothing special!

That said, the bigger the brewery, the more difficult it gets to memorize the beer. Only small, local breweries can get their hands on the best aromatic hops available. As soon as a local brewery employs a smart-ass consultant and starts distributing their beer nation-wide or even internationally, the quality goes into a free fall. Take Jever, Bitburger Tannenzaepfle, Flensburger ... Jever alone was one of the most distinguishable lagers as long as they sold it in East-Frisia and only there. Nowadays, its's still above average (and a lot better than Carlsberg) but sadly it does not have much in common with the original Jever from the early 80s.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 32):
Are you nuts? Carlsberg is one of the most bland lagers. Absolutely nothing special!

The quote "Carlsberg - probably the best in the world" is an advertising slogan that they use.

But, I agree, it is pretty bland outside of Denmark and therefore a huge difference in taste depending where you are(I've tasted it in Britain and the US) and it's much lighter and more "gassy".

Personally, in a choice between the two main beers here, I prefer a Tuborg over Carlsberg.
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:25 am

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
The European coca cola is very much different to its American counterpart

There is a BIG difference in taste between Coke Light in mainland Europe and Diet Coke in the UK.

I dislike the taste of Diet Coke, I always look for the imported Coke Light in British shops.

Having said that, I'd rather have a bottle of Evian these days.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:28 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 31):
Personally I like Rolling Rock, Coors, Bud Ice, and many more.

So I guess smoking weed does kill your tastebuds?  duck 
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:32 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 35):
So I guess smoking weed does kill your tastebuds?

Come on, Rolling Rock and Coors are really good beers IMO!

Bud Ice is rather something for the afternoon because it tastes pretty light and smooth. I do even drink Bud Light, it's the perfect beer for 7 AM in Vegas (after having ~45 of the regular Buds).  Wink

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:35 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 36):
Coors are really good beers IMO!

Oh come on, from a German I'd expect better!
Coors isn't a really good beer! Not in any way shape or form.

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:46 am

Well, when I'm in Havana Cuba I get the REAL Havana Club Rum but when I'm in the USA, I get that counterfeit fake crap put out by Bacardi, with the stolen Havana Club name.

No doubt which one tastes far superior.
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:21 am

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 10):
Guinness tastes different in the UK and other parts of Europe from the Guinness in Dublin, in my opinion



Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
I remember my Guv'nor in London saying to me that the Guinness barrels were produced in the UK rather than imported from Ireland.

Not really. Diageo AFAIK closed their brewery in London, so all Guinness sold in UK should come from Ireland.

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
Guinness in New Zealand is rubbish too. Though that's partly cos noone here bloody knows how to pour it correctly.

Not necessarily. Guinness in NZ may be brewed under licence, so it may be quite different. We brew Guinness under licence too (bottles only, available in Canada and US) and it is incomparable to the original.

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 14):
not that it matters Guiness tastes like shit!

That's only your opinion dude. I most respectfully disagree.

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 17):
Beer in the US tastes like cat piss. I don't know how they do it.



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 18):
the 'beer' in the US doesn't actually taste of anything , does it ?

I know how they (we) do it, but I can't say. What I can say though, is why. Because this is what the majority of North American customers expect.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 28):
Pretty much all of the American beers I drink are made by microbreweries like Samuel Adams

I wouldn't call Samuel Adams a microbrewery, nor a real brewery for that matter. All that Samuel Adams has, is a small pilot brewery where they develop new brands. All production is then outsourced to large breweries, e.g. City Brewing. When the Rolling Rock brand was sold to AB, there were some rumours that SA may buy the Latrobe brewery and become a real brewery. Never happened.

Quoting Checkraiser (Reply 30):
At least with American brew you can get plowed and still be able to fuction somewhat the next day.

Yes, that's true, especially with Budweiser. The ester content in it is very small. Esters are the reason for the headache next day. So almost no headache.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 31):
Personally I like Rolling Rock, Coors, Bud Ice, and many more.

I sort of like Rolling Rock as well. However, I didn't have one since I finished the two cases that I brought back from my last maintenance trip to Latrobe.
I haven't had a chance to try Rolling Rock brewed by Anhauser-Busch yet.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 32):
Jever alone was one of the most distinguishable lagers as long as they sold it in East-Frisia and only there.

Jever, yummy! I never had a chance to try the original stuff, but it was excellent whenever I tried it. I used to drink it during my both visits to Wedel. Too bad it's not available in Canada.
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:22 pm

Thumbs up.....The Cola has much better Zing than Coke or Pepsi.
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