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what is your favorite beer with dinner?

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I don't know if that's normal or not butt I love having a beer right before I eat especially for dinner. I feel like it helps me relax and enjoy the meal more what do you guys think? my favorite beer is NewCastale Brown ALE. what's your favorite beer?

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My favorite beer is lager, for example Becks. I mean I've had some good beers and loved them (Chimay) but when it comes to just "have a beer", I'm looking for a cold sparkly beverage that doesn't have too much taste or too much thickness to it. I don't really like brown beer. I used to like NewCastle but not so much anymore. Funny how taste can change. 

 

I have friends who buy those fancy expensive beers and I don't like them, they're too brown, and have too much taste. 

 

I like a beer before dinner once in a while when it's hot, not on a regular basis, because usually I wait before eating a bit and pour myself a glass of red wine with my dinner. 

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The weird thing is that I live in Beer Country, but we mostly drink... wine with dinner, certainly when going to a restaurant! However, not always of course and at home, more people drink beer with dinner. In that case we would chose a beer to  match the dish, not a general choice at all. For instance, mussels go very well with Hoegaarden or similar unfiltered "white" beers with a nice acidity. Steak and frites go well with a simple pils like Stella.

 

Since a few years, it is no longer done to serve red wine with cheeses; the tannins in the wine don't go well at all with many cheeses.

There's such a long list of artisanal dark and fruity beers that go much better with cheese, but you need to test it out.

Here's one of my favorites. Perfect with a piece of Chaumes.

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