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You should have raised the drawbridge and relied on the moat. If you had done that you'd be posting in the middle of a siege as we speak.
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True, and will do so if another similar opportunity arises in the future.
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I don't care what anyone says, VB, is a tasty beer.
One of my old school friends who is now some big wig eastern suburb of Sydney dwelling toff, came to visit last year and I served him a glass of VB and told him it was a European beer - I actually just made up some Bull name. Of course believing it was a boutique beer he loved it... What a pretentious ponce
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VB is just awful, Albi
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VB is the mother's milk.
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VB is hideous. Absolute muck.
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VB is just awful, Michael
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I tried some recently. I used to think it was awful. It wasn't as bad as I remember. I wouldn't buy it though.
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Good boy Michael, though I suspect you're taking the piss.
The rest of you are a pack of *****.. :D
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T_R wrote:VB is hideous. Absolute muck.
Sure, but if it had some foreign name like afschuwelijk, you'd be all over :)
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:lol:
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haha fair call Albi
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Albi wrote:Good boy Michael, though I suspect you're taking the piss.
The rest of you are a pack of ****.. :D
I'm not mate. I'm too legit to quit.
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Asahi beer goes alright i recon.
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Japanese beers are the ducks nuts.
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I do that regularly to a beer snob mate of mine. My shout I'll get him a schooner of what he reckons he hates (VB being one) and he always happily drinks it.

Had a cracking red on Saturday night with a friend over a roast meal.
Coonawarra Cab Sav 2010. Really good drop.
Also revisited the Jameson bottle I started on NYE, and really enjoyed it this time.
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I just love Shiraz.
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Nick wrote:Asahi beer goes alright i recon.
my fave, love it.
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Albi wrote:
T_R wrote:VB is hideous. Absolute muck.
Sure, but if it had some foreign name like afschuwelijk, you'd be all over :)
:lol: Don't think so in this case.

'Afschuwelijk'...sounds like a nice Icelandic drop.... :hmmm
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VB is drinkable for sure
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Stone and wood pacific ale is the ducks nuts.
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Tooheys Old anyone?
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A schooner of Old + 3 dozen fresh oysters makes for a magical experience.
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tooheys old was a decent drop , at one stage remember asking for half old and half new!
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tragic wrote:Tooheys Old anyone?
Yuck, sledgod. Yuck.
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The good thing about VB is it doesn't matter if it gets warm. It tasts like **** either way.
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I'm a fan of VB.. It's one of my favourites..

For anyone that is after a beer that's cheap but NOT nasty.. The Aldi Blonde.. It goes for 30 a carton and is actually nicer than any of the blondes on the market valued at a higher price point..

I've put a few onto it and its never had a bad report yet..
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The Albi Blonde?? :o
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And for the non-pretentious wine drinkers Aldi also do a decent semi Shiraz for $2.50 a bottle.. I was introduced on Xmas day by a mate who's a cheap **** and I was quite impressed.. But you obviously get what you pay for, but once out of the bottle nobody would think it to be as cheap as it is.
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I'm in no way a pretentious drinker, but even I have standards. Aldi - ok. VB - you gotta draw the line somewhere.
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Worm wrote:And for the non-pretentious wine drinkers Aldi also do a decent semi Shiraz for $2.50 a bottle.. I was introduced on Xmas day by a mate who's a cheap **** and I was quite impressed.. But you obviously get what you pay for, but once out of the bottle nobody would think it to be as cheap as it is.
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Yeah.. I have a decanter that I use for my finer bottles.. But have used it for this Shiraz also.. Makes me look less cheap haha.. It's all about appearances, price and taste.. Haha..
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Worm wrote:And for the non-pretentious wine drinkers Aldi also do a decent semi Shiraz for $2.50 a bottle.. I was introduced on Xmas day by a mate who's a cheap **** and I was quite impressed.. But you obviously get what you pay for, but once out of the bottle nobody would think it to be as cheap as it is.
Queenslanders in all their intense wisdom deem it ok to have a grog shop every 100 metres, but don't allow alcohol sales from grocery store locations for fear it will encourage problem drinking :lol:
Because of this place being in the Stone Age, we've been robbed of the luxury of Aldi grog :(
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Greenbits wrote:I'm in no way a pretentious drinker, but even I have standards. Aldi - ok. VB - you gotta draw the line somewhere.
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