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What are the most consumed beers in the world?


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puzzl 3254:138
Originally posted by Oakes
Originally posted by StefanSD
Originally posted by Bill Becker
I think Snow from China is number 1.


yup
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/24/pub-quiz-what%E2%80%99s-the-world%E2%80%99s-best-selling-beer/


The problem is that this is wrong.

Snow is a family of brands, apparently being counted as one in this study.


Where are you getting that from? I see no evidence of that in either the Time article or the Telegraph source.
9/23/2012 12:52:39 PM

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cbkschubert 2900:44
Originally posted by TheBookie
Whichever beer it is I am sure it will taste crap. As mass produced usually means bland and tasteless.


Whatís mass produced? Some Sam Adams beers are mass produced and tatse pretty good.
9/23/2012 12:58:18 PM

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Oakes 12789:681
Originally posted by puzzl
Originally posted by Oakes
Originally posted by StefanSD
Originally posted by Bill Becker
I think Snow from China is number 1.


yup
http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/24/pub-quiz-what%E2%80%99s-the-world%E2%80%99s-best-selling-beer/


The problem is that this is wrong.

Snow is a family of brands, apparently being counted as one in this study.


Where are you getting that from? I see no evidence of that in either the Time article or the Telegraph source.


You donít see much evidence of anything in those sources. Thatís pretty much the problem - the authors regurgitate stuff without taking the time to understand the Chinese beer market.

Yet, if you look at the SAB Miller website, it lists Snow as a single entity. Same with the annual report. This contrasts with the way SAB describes many of its other brands, for example the different Castle beers in South Africa.

Compare that with Ratebeerís Snow listings, or indeed the fridge of any convenience store in Snowís distribution area. Snow isnít just one beer, itís a name applied to dozens of beers with different gravities, ABVs, labels and characters. Thatís basically how it works with other major Chinese brands as well. The casual consumer wouldnít really know the difference between all the different versions of Snow. The Ratebeerian, accustomed to reading the fine print, would be able to tell the difference.

So when SAB considers Snow as a single brand, that belies the fact that it is actually a family of beers. The same applies to the Budweiser family, except that A-B splits those beers out as individual brands. The result, however, is inconsistent treatment by the two companies that the news writers have failed to realize, specifically because they know so little about how Chinese beer works.

9/23/2012 1:12:50 PM

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SarkyNorthener 2391:92
Originally posted by cbkschubert
Originally posted by TheBookie
Whichever beer it is I am sure it will taste crap. As mass produced usually means bland and tasteless.


Whatís mass produced? Some Sam Adams beers are mass produced and tatse pretty good.

I would still consider Sam Adams a craft beer and your right, one of my favourite beers is their Boston Lager. I am talking about Budweiser(US version), Coors, Miller and UK companies like Carling plus other European beers. You can get Bud, Carling or Miller in every off licence and pub in the UK and around the world, and they all taste the same. They cater for the masses and seem so desparate not to offend anyones taste buds they ruin the beer. You would struggle to find Sam Adams unless you went to a specialist off licence or a few large supermarkets in the UK.
9/23/2012 2:04:46 PM

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drowland 6169:172
My guess is Bud Light is #1, assuming that Snow stuff isnít exactly correct.
9/23/2012 2:53:08 PM

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ContemplateBeer 1581:117
Iím curious as to why you asked, OP?
9/23/2012 3:59:21 PM

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HogTownHarry 6131:28
Originally posted by ContemplateBeer
Iím curious as to why you asked, OP?


Oh god - Iím not.
9/23/2012 5:02:19 PM

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OldGrowth 2758:182
chances on seeing OP again???
9/23/2012 8:35:03 PM

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GT2 8742:613
Vollont is back with a vengeance
9/23/2012 9:40:45 PM

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sloth 2533:51
Cold.
9/24/2012 1:28:17 AM

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