All pilsners are lagers but not all lagers are pilsners. Most/all of the beers you mentioned have been changed to be some sort of bastardized "international version" of their former selves. Similar to the majority of Australian wines and other animal/cutesy labelled beverages -- their recipes are adjusted based on tasting panels that pander to a more uniform and acceptable flavour across the globe. In other words, they're purposefully made to be "meh" so as to sell the most product.Yuengling, though they have raised their price $18.99 for a 24 bottle case is still the best bargain, probably only the watered down Keystone and Natty Ice are cheaper, in college we used to pound these down and was probably even more cheap 10 years ago. Starting to get into the Shock Top/Blue Moon which is essentially the same beers only one is owned by Bud the other by Coors.
To me most Euro pilsners are the same: Becks, Heineken, Urquell, Peroni, Mythos, Carlsberg, Ozujsko/Karlovacko, Lasko, but out of all of them I'd pick Ozujsko, not a fan of the Pilsner Urquell (sp?). Beck's these days are brewed in St. Louis no? When I was in Munich airport a few years back they served me a Hofbrau the size of my head with a sandwich for lunch
Don't really drink that much hard liquor these days or those fruity (literally and figuratively) drinks that they sell for like $12 for a half cup at a restaurant/bar
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