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2equis Jul 5, 2007 03:29 PM

Which Canadian beer do you think comes closest to the flavour of Corona or Sol?

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  1. Josh Jul 5, 2007 10:42 PM

    Labatts, Moosehead, and Molson are all equally watery and flavorless, so one of them should suit you fine.

    1. Chinon00 Jul 6, 2007 01:45 AM

      To be a little nosey, if you like Corona and Sol I'd believe that Corona at least would be easily obtained in Canada. Why just not drink what you like?


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      1. re: Chinon00
        inuksuk Jul 6, 2007 02:34 AM

        I have to agree with the above, why ask for substitutes when the real thing is so close at hand? Still, if there is something about this question you haven't explained or I just ain't gettin', then get Canadian made Budweiser. It tastes more like Corona than it does American Bud. Gawd, it doesn't taste anything like American Bud. Well, actually, that's a good thing. And if you live somewhere where you can get Rolling Rock, try that. It's like Corona only good.

      2. ozbuc Jul 18, 2007 09:46 AM

        Interesting that you mention both Canadian and Mexican beers, except for a few examples both countries beers seem to follow the mass marketing herd. Watery beers, green or clear bottles. The color of the bottle is important because sun light changes the hop flavor to a skunky taste ( Hieniken ). To each his own but if thats the taste you prefer then start slicing the lime.

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        1. re: ozbuc
          inuksuk Jul 19, 2007 12:05 AM

          To be fair, Canadian beer rarely comes in green glass bottles in Canada. That's something done mainly for the American market. Why Americans want their beer sitting and spoiling in green glass is... their business. I lived there 20 years and I never figured that out. But that's the way Americans prefer to buy imported beer and that is the way other countries have gotten used to selling it to them.

        2. Gin and It Jul 19, 2007 04:36 AM

          My mother told me that Mexicans in Mexico disdain Corona and drink Molson instead. Can anyone corroborate?

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          1. re: Gin and It
            mojoeater Jul 19, 2007 07:57 PM

            The couple of times I've been in Mexico I've seen the locals drink Dos Equis Lager, Negra Modelo and Tecate. Can't say I ever saw a Canadian beer.

          2. ozbuc Jul 19, 2007 07:44 AM

            Inuksuk you are absolutely correct. What I should have said is the beers imported to the country by Canadian brewers follow the mass marketing herd. I imagine that most eurobrews that are sold in green bottles here are not in their home countries. It is really the fault of of mass marketers here and the lack of a good beer taste by most American consumers. That being said, many breweries dont follow that Judas goat of marketing.

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            1. re: ozbuc
              Chinon00 Jul 19, 2007 10:25 AM

              "It is really the fault of mass marketers here and lack of a good beer taste by most American consumers."

              I hear what you are saying but I often wonder whether it is more culture or a conscious choice when it comes to “good tastes”. America is funny because those of us who drink “good” beer and wine and who eat “good” food do so almost always by conscious choice and not default (which is why we have chowhound). While in say Italy or France it has been that “good” food and wine was the “air they breathed”. It was just understood that that’s the way it is.
              But now we are seeing more and more people in Europe drinking light euro lager (i.e. Stella) for example and eating more fast food. Does this mean that Europeans are starting to “lack good beer tastes”?
              To me most people are sheep (wherever they are from).

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