This post will probably take some stick but I have got broad shoulders and would very much like to read a counter-argument.
I am just back from doing a 2 week reccie in Adelaide. A lot of which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I dont believe I am not being a negative, whinging Pom when I make the statement Aussie beer is the worst in the world.
I have been lucky enough to have been to most countries in Europe as well as having travelled to the USA and the carribean.
All of these countries seem capable of producing beer that has a taste, why cant Australia?
For those of you who haven't tried Oz beer, imagine Soda Stream having produced a beer flavour, then imagine you only put in a quarter of the flavour in the bottle, then imagine freezing it so it was only just about liquid form.
Seriously, for the first few days I was there I thought I had a cold!
I got so desperate to taste something I thought I would pay a bit extra for a Stella. But would you believe it, even that had no taste. It turned out it is brewed under license in Australia.
Not being somebody who throws in the towel easily, i decided to try every single Aussie beer I could find. In the end I thought Cascade was the tastiest.
Now dont get me wrong, i am not saying the beer is nats wee as most are a healthy 5%. Its just IMHO they have no taste.
What do you think, is there a country any worse at making beer? Or have i got it all wrong?
Anyway, I will just sit back now and wait with anticipation for the hate mail...