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[#] Wed Nov 09 2022 15:02:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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That's interesting, because I like Stella but I can't stand Bud.

[#] Thu Nov 10 2022 08:36:23 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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A lot of it may be in your head. Drinking Bud says something about who you are, just like smoking Marlboro - and it is kind of hard coded into our society. I'd like to have a C8 Corvette - but my wife has this mental image of what kind of person drives a Vette. She isn't entirely *wrong* in that assumption either. Bud is another American brand that does strongly telegraph who you are and what your values are.  

I'm always amazed at locals in London watching young working class dudes with their mates, wife and kid, all slamming back buds that cost £8 when they could get a Bud for £4. 

I mean - there is a difference. Stella feels a little lighter and more sparkling, with a crisper flavor. It can also be a bit skunkier than Bud - so it has more body and character for its *type* of beer. But, it is basically a mass produced commercial lager.  I had to just go confirm that I was right about this, and Budweiser too. I'm not a beer snob - but I was right. It is similar to comparing Pepsi to Coke, vs. craft sodas or homebrews. 

I'll drink either if I'm in the mood, but avoid both of them because I don't like giving money to companies who are politically active against my best interests. Compared to the range of beers you might drink, Bud and Stella are virtually interchangeable - like Spirte and Sierra Mist as sodas.

 









[#] Wed Nov 16 2022 11:21:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Sprite uses corn syrup, Sierra Mist uses sugar; maybe not the best comparison :)

[#] Wed Nov 16 2022 21:48:01 EST from LoanShark

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Well, Bud is made with rice, Stella I think is not, being a more standard pilsner. Big difference; makes Bud lighter/crisper/refreshing but less flavorful.



Pilsers *can* be made with rice, I think, but Bud is somewhat uniquely... ricey

[#] Fri Nov 18 2022 17:53:12 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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They're both commercial consumer grade lemon lime carbonated drinks. 
They're both commercial consumer grade beers that are basically lemon lime carbonated drinks. 

The defense rests. 

 



[#] Fri Nov 18 2022 18:32:03 EST from Nurb432

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I like to refer to the stuff as commodity drinks.



[#] Sat Nov 19 2022 15:04:31 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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The defense rests. 

Would you like a $18 craft beverage while resting? :)

[#] Tue Nov 22 2022 00:13:54 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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LOL! 



[#] Fri Nov 25 2022 15:36:21 EST from LoanShark

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That'll be $18 for a 6oz pour.