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Miller Chill – beer

Posted: April 8, 2008 in Beer, Review
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Well after the review of the Barefoot Radler a lot of people asked if it was like Miller Chill.
Ok starters, they are 2 different styles of beer, Barefoot is a Radler (lime & lemon) where the Chill is a Chelada (lime & salt). no much differences until you taste them.

The first time I tried the Miller Chill, I could see why folks think the radler is similar but the big difference is the salt. You have a refreshing mouthful of crisp beer only to finish with the after taste of eating table salt.
It wasn’t gut wrenching awful but it was disappointing. The reason you would try one of these types of beers would to have the different taste because you are tired of the heaviness of standard lagers and draughts. To finish with a mouthful of salt which then you have to wash down with, you guessed it, another beer, just leads to drinking because you have to and not because you want to.

I say to all to have a go of it but I would be very surprised if this beer became a regular for anyone. If you are after a clean crisp refreshing taste, I would steer towards the Barefoot Radler instead.

Pub beer: No, just no. Not even to be cool
Couch beer: No more than a six pack
Regular beer: Not for me and not to break up other beers



Barefoot Radler – beer

Posted: February 5, 2008 in Beer, Review
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review.jpgSo there I was, staring at my local IGA’s range of beer. I’m tired of the usual beers that I get and I was looking for the brilliant James Boag’s Classic Blonde.
They had sold out. My only options now were Cartlon Draught (the generic pub beer of choice) Carlton Black (best Australian dark ale I have had), James Boag’s Draught (clean boag’s taste without the Premium price). These are my usual beers of choice but not one grabbed me that evening.

So I have a bit of a gander to see what was sitting in the Classic’s Blonde’s home only to see these strange new label staring at me.

“That’s new” I say to myself, “let’s have a look”
Barefoot Radler – The Original Australian Radler Beer.
Beer infused with Lemon & Lime – Phenomenally Refreshing
South Australia brewed and bottled. Barefoot Brewers

I was intrigued..(recently I have been going through a stage of drink Bundy, dry and lime so lime was tasting real good at the moment)
Cut to me now at home with a six pack of this beer….

First swig:
It has a very clean and refreshing taste, just like the bottle said. I was pleasantly surprised.
There is definitely an after taste of lime, not so much of the lemon but definitely the lime.
Second Swig:
This is good stuff. It is a new taste that i have been after and it is refreshing! The label doesn’t lie!
Sixth bottle:
Now the alcohol percentage is not high at 4.2% (1.1 standard drinks) but it was enough for me to put my wife to work
I put in the call (she was still at work at the time) ” I say, wife, on your way home can you do me a favour? Buy me a case of beer =)” – yes it sells better if you say it with a smile.
A coupe of beers into the case (well the cricket was on so beer had to be drank):
This is a beer you can quite easily drink 8 stubbies (only 330ml) and still feel very coherent and refreshed (I know, just like the label said!). This can cause the big problem of thinking you are right to drive.
To all the idiots out there: DON’T BLOODY DRIVE.

Overall I can see this will be a beer i will seek out on a regular basis for a refreshing (see label) and different taste. I do not think this will be a beer for all (my wife didn’t like the lime factor) but I do recommend anyone looking for a beer that has a different taste, give this one a go.
I don’t see it being a beer that someone would drink all the time but definitely one to have to break up the monotony of your regular beverage of choice.

Pub beer:Not if you want to get out alive
Couch Beer: Once in a while for a fresh taste
Regular Beer: Definitely one for me to break up the usual beers
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