So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby Devils Advocate » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:22 am

Ah well, downed 5 bottles of it whilst being forced to watch Doc Martin against the background noise of a mosnoon style downpour battering the bay windows :thumbdown: .

I'll give San Miguel a miss in the UK from now on when this lot's gone, as it is just not the same as I remember it in some back street sun drenched bar in Velez...........happy days :think:

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby frank » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:40 am

concorde wrote: Yes, it definitely tastes different in Spain, possibly the ice cubes :)
Talking about ice tasting different, I was justing reading about a guy that travels regularly to Northern Spain, and always stops in the same bar for a Jack Daniel's and ice. It's his favourite because they make the ice with Evian water. :think:
En esta taberna sirven el mejor Jack Daniel´s de toda la Provincia – me susurró don Braulio al oído.
- ¿Y qué tiene de especial este Jack Daniel´s? – pregunté.
- Los hielos. Aquí los hacen con agua Evian.
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby peteroldracer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:36 am

frank, that sure is one posey git!
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby pietree » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:22 pm

I don't think it's the product, I can't drink coca cola in the Uk, here it's like nectar
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby Devils Advocate » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:45 pm

Good shout Yep, I get the Spanish Coke in the small traditional bottles over there.........lovely stuff, never touch the cans back here, again completely different taste but I put that down to the bottle which you struggle to get in the UK....either plastic or cans :thumbdown:
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby concorde » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:19 pm

Wish I'd shares in Coke and Whisky, the amount they drink in Spain it really is phenomenal.

Still, seeing they only get about 10 measures out of each bottle compared to our 26 I'm not surprised!
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby IreneD » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:36 pm

My son-in-law says the Spanish San Miguel has more alcohol than the U.K. one. We have all had a beautiful salad lunch on our little terrace, followed by a fresh fruit salad.........and lots of San Miguel! :thumbup:

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby gruff » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:24 pm

That you Irene? :think:

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby IreneD » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:55 pm

It's my beautiful daughter, Gruff.

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby Mowser » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:05 pm

... and it's not even a Spanish beer.
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby pigs-might-fly » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:59 am

Don't get me started on the difference between bland, ordinary Budweiser, and the real Czech-brewed stuff!
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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby pmb » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:37 pm

Nor me (and other people I know) on Stella brewed under licence in the UK as opposed to elsewhere.

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Re: So why doesn't San Miguel taste the same over here??

Postby cadizneil » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:31 pm

One ingredient that will differ is the yeast.

Breweries will use the same yeast over and over again,and as a living organism it will change over time.

Two breweries could share an original batch of yeast and start brewing with it - over time the strains of yeast in each brewery would have different characteristics.


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