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Is beer expensive in Switzerland ?
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Re: beer

In shops it's generally not, depending on where you are comparing it to. In bars and restaurants it's generally expensive, depending on where you are comparing it to
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Re: beer

depends. are you living and earning here ? touristing here ? how much can you put away ?
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Re: beer

I see , so basically it depends on stuff.

What is a popular brand of beer there , and do you drink pints or liters ?
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Re: beer

If you're a saddo alky like me and sit at home with a couple of beers in front of the telly, you can get it for about 50 rp. a bottle.

As soon as you go out and order it in a bar, you're going to be paying to keep the owner in the style in which he's become accustomed.


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I see , so basically it depends on stuff.

What is a popular brand of beer there , and do you drink pints or liters ?
Bottles.
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[QUOTE=TiMow;2362098]If you're a saddo alky like me and sit at home with a couple of beers in front of the telly, you can get it for about 50 rp. a bottle.

As soon as you go out and order it in a bar, you're going to be paying to keep the owner in the style in which he's become accustomed.




Bottles.

Yeh , I have beer at home as well , but I must admit even at the bar here in Spain it is still quite cheap

Not like back home in the UK drinking in the pub is an expensive hobby

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I see , so basically it depends on stuff.

What is a popular brand of beer there , and do you drink pints or liters ?
Most people drink less than a liter in one go, and I don't think this country will go imperial just for beer 180 years after metrication.
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Most people drink less than a liter in one go, and I don't think this country will go imperial just for beer 180 years after metrication.
Yep - tends to be served in 33cl glass or half-litre glass, as even in a bar, many beers still come in bottles in aforementioned volumes.
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Most people drink less than a liter in one go, and I don't think this country will go imperial just for beer 180 years after metrication.
Yes it is strange , we still use pints in the pub back in the Uk , but we have changed to metric for many years now !

Some places in Spain you can get a pint , mainly near the coast where there are loads of us British .

I think a litre is a bit heavy to hold in one glass , well I guess its good if you drink fast ? less trips to the bar !
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Yes it is strange , we still use pints in the pub back in the Uk , but we have changed to metric for many years now !

Some places in Spain you can get a pint , mainly near the coast where there are loads of us British .

I think a litre is a bit heavy to hold in one glass , well I guess its good if you drink fast ? less trips to the bar !
Half-litre is equivalent in appearance and thinking to drinking a pint, but equates to 0.875 of a pint.

You certainly know when you're drinking a litre, as it comes in solid glasses or pot steins, which are not light in themselves. However, it is not unknown for the top third to be just froth.
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Re: beer

I have a pint glass for drinking at home , seems to make the beer taste better

It is perfect because when I buy litre bottles of beer I can fill my pint glass twice , with a nice head to fill it to the top

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Hey all this talk of beer is making me thirsty !
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Most important nemonic I learnt, when it comes to continental drinking:

- "a litre of water is a pint-and-three-quarter".
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Most important nemonic I learnt, when it comes to continental drinking:

- "a litre of water is a pint-and-three-quarter".
thats good , great way to remember !
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Re: beer

Bit off topic, but back in the late 70's and early 80's many soft drinks and squashes, started appearing on supermarket shelves in 35 fl.oz. bottles - and no one cottoned on, to the silent invasion of subtle metrification.
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Re: beer

I find the costs quite higher here in Pubs compared to regular Swiss joints
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Half-litre is equivalent in appearance and thinking to drinking a pint, but equates to 0.875 of a pint.
Correct from a British point of view, but for Americans half a liter is 1.055 pints.
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Correct from a British point of view, but for Americans half a liter is 1.055 pints.
It's a well known fact that septics can't hold their liquor and need to be supplied in 'junior' measures.

I've only met one - a good time girl - who could hold her liquor ..... and that was by the ears.
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Well its Friday night again , so I have to drink lots of beer , its traditional !
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Is beer expensive in Switzerland ?

Cheaper then Milk .I used to play with thin (led)soldiers and drink beer by the gallons (US).That`s why my grammar is so bad
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