Best beer in France and Italy

Old Dec 20th, 2003, 10:35 AM
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Best beer in France and Italy

Will be spending time in Belgium, France and Italy. France and Italy are known for wines, but I just like to try good beers (and/or ales) also. Am famaliar with Belgium beer, but any help on beer in France or Italy?
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Old Dec 20th, 2003, 11:15 AM
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Hi breeves

You might want to try Nostro Azzura in Italy and Fischer La Belle in France.
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Old Dec 20th, 2003, 11:20 AM
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I like Stella Artois.
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Old Dec 20th, 2003, 11:30 AM
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There is no good Italian beer really. Pironi, Moretti, and Nastro Azzurro are all pretty bad. If I had to pick one I guess I'd go for Moretti because it has the funniest label (even the guy drinkin it has a grimace!).
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*Peroni
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the biggest sellers in italy are peroni and moretti and in france, kronenbourg and stella artoise for mid level beers.

in france, one can go from high end biere de garde (from micro breweries) to swill like "33". NEVER ASK FOR A DEMI. it's sure to be the bottom of the barrel.

i actually enjoy a beer in the afternoon having walked all day. i reserve wine for supper. both italy and france have many common imports like amstel/heinekin which are relatively cheap for the less adventuresome. but do a google of french and italian beers for a more comprehensive outlook.


also there was a recent thread about european beer on this forum. do a search.
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In France a Belgian Beer Leffe Braune is good.

The dark Dr. Moretti beer in Italy is OK.

IMHO the beer in Italy the translates into Blue Ribbon is yucky.:-B
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Old Dec 21st, 2003, 01:45 AM
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It's just like Pabst Blue Ribbon in the states really.
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Old Dec 21st, 2003, 06:22 AM
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Pilsner Urquell.
 
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Dear RAR,

I am deeply hurt by your cavalier and unequivocal rejection of my courteous suggestion that breeves just try Nastro Azzuro. So hurt that I had to bake a loaf of Italian bread, grate 100g of Reggiano Parmigian to put on it with some 12 year old balsamic vinegar, and wash it down with a bottle of Lachryma di Christi wine.

If you do not apologize, I shall put a hex on your computer.
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Ira, have you ever tasted a "blue ribbon" beer that you actually liked
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Since you put it that way, perhaps I was under the spell of La Belle Italia.
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Sans Souci in Italy. One night while in Venice we emptied the hotel bar of this brew while the waiter kept running out to buy us potato chips (since we are American).
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