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Old 23.07.2010, 12:18
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Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Hi,

I went shopping yesterday in pursuit of a good old Belgian beer we all know, Stella Artois.

I found Leffe,Duvel Hoegaarden and Chimay, but no Stella.

I need it to cook a nice dish and don't trust any other so called beers.
The shop offered me Heineken ,Amstel, and a bunch of German beers, but to me they all fall under the name " pisswasser " ,sorry but my Belgian blood does not agree with beer that tastes like it's consumed before

I can't believe that i can't find Stella in Switzerland or Germany, but Irish,Canadian and American so called beers are wildly available.

Even Duff Beer is for sale here



So bottom line, did anyone see retail packs of Stella in Switzerland and if so,where can i buy it in the Basel or Zurich region.

Thanks and talk soon

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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Your Belgian blood prefers Stella over Leffe, Duvel, Hoegarden, Chimay etc?

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Old 23.07.2010, 12:43
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Stella "reassuringly expensive" might as well be a Swiss brand.
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Nooo i love Duvel and Hoegaarden but that beer is to heavy for what i am making.
I want a hint of beer, not to be locked after having dinner

Duvel or hoegaarden would fit nicely on the side of it, but not to make the sauce i want.
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Stella "reassuringly expensive" might as well be a Swiss brand.
I know Stella abroad is expensive yes but that splits the pisswasser beer from good quality brew from a country known for it
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Nooo i love Duvel and Hoegaarden but that beer is to heavy for what i am making.
I want a hint of beer, not to be locked after having dinner

Duvel or hoegaarden would fit nicely on the side of it, but not to make the sauce i want.
You're cooking with beer?

I am sure you can find Stella at Drinks of the World. However, if it's for making lager sauce (???) - surely any regular fizzy piss would do?

I thought Stella 'Wife Beater' Artois was a weapon, only to be used on those you really dislike.
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I know Stella abroad is expensive yes but that splits the pisswasser beer from good quality brew from a country known for it

I love Belgian beer, I think only the Belgians know how to make beer. I considered joining the monkhood and thought about devoting my life to prayer, humble contemplation and the noble quest of brewing.

But Stella is just shit. There is no other word for it.
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Thats why I load up a whole drunk of the angels piss (Duvel) everytime I make my run to Belgium (going tonight) everytime at the border it is quit the worry haha-. But you are right, i have not found stella here either.

Even this guy does not carry it..... http://www.amstein.ch/?page=pr&num=1&nart=1&order_by=2a
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I love Belgian beer, I think only the Belgians know how to make beer. I considered joining the monkhood and thought about devoting my life to prayer, humble contemplation and the noble quest of brewing.

But Stella is just shit. There is no other word for it.
I give you Heineken or Stella, you would opt for the dutch tapwater ?

As a normal beer to drink or cook with , i prefer Stella to Carlsberg or Amstel or any other look a like larger

however, i will enjoy a heavy beer such as Leffe or Duvel more, but not to cook with.
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Stella in Belguim is actually quite nice. Not as nice as Jupiler - or a patch on Verdett - but then what do I know.

If you are making a beer sauce with lager - then I wouldn't get too hung up on which one.

What you do need to do is pop back home and get me a case (or 4) of Corsendonk
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You're cooking with beer?

I am sure you can find Stella at Drinks of the World. However, if it's for making lager sauce (???) - surely any regular fizzy piss would do?

I thought Stella 'Wife Beater' Artois was a weapon, only to be used on those you really dislike.
Yep, many beers are great to cook with, make a great sauce for stew's or a nice roast.
See i have no job for the moment, so according to the Swiss authorities i am now a Hausman, meaning i have to get dinner ready by the time she is home

I love cooking and by that i mean making things from scratch, and not " open a can and heat it up".

Beer is a great sauce maker, Stella just has the correct ratio and is not to bitter.
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

Missing Belgian Beers? Gents, I present you Beerplanet...

Stella, Corsendonk... they have it...

If the Stella in Belgium is good, then they do not export the same stuff..
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Old 23.07.2010, 13:07
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Stella in Belguim is actually quite nice. Not as nice as Jupiler - or a patch on Verdett - but then what do I know.

If you are making a beer sauce with lager - then I wouldn't get too hung up on which one.

What you do need to do is pop back home and get me a case (or 4) of Corsendonk
Spot on ! i had that problem when living in Ireland as Stella brewed in the Uk tastes like crap compared to the one in Belgium.

Its all down to the ingredients , some things taste different, same with Fanta, in one country its going to taste and look more orangy then in the other.

lol i'm not going home yet but mom and dad are planning a trip over with the car..someone is going to load up with special beers
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I give you Heineken or Stella, you would opt for the dutch tapwater ?

As a normal beer to drink or cook with , i prefer Stella to Carlsberg or Amstel or any other look a like larger

however, i will enjoy a heavy beer such as Leffe or Duvel more, but not to cook with.
My fridge has Heineken in it. It also has a myriad fine Belgian beers.

I sympathise with your implicit belief that Belgian beer is superior by nature, however this might blind you to the fact that they are capable of producing crap - like Stella.

Your issue with other beers like Heineken might not be on the merits of beer alone. Now I'm not one to make trouble, but this might have something to do with the fact that you were once ruled by a Protestant Dutch king who's fridge would most certainly have been filled with Heineken.

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Yep, many beers are great to cook with, make a great sauce for stew's or a nice roast.
See i have no job for the moment, so according to the Swiss authorities i am now a Hausman, meaning i have to get dinner ready by the time she is home

I love cooking and by that i mean making things from scratch, and not " open a can and heat it up".

Beer is a great sauce maker, Stella just has the correct ratio and is not to bitter.
I have used beers in cooking, Guinness and beef stew for example. I have also used various ales and ciders, but never lager. I would think that a slightly heavier beer (not lager) would actually be better.
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Missing Belgian Beers? Gents, I present you Beerplanet...

Stella, Corsendonk... they have it...

If the Stella in Belgium is good, then they do not export the same stuff..
Thank you ! are you by any chance female, between 25-30 years old ,blonde and good looking ? ow and single? if so, i will marry you ! Ill make a trip to Zurich tomorrow morning first thing, judging by the interest, should we put in a shuttle buss ?
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Thank you ! are you by any chance female, between 25-30 years old ,blonde and good looking ? ow and single? if so, i will marry you ! Ill make a trip to Zurich tomorrow morning first thing, judging by the interest, should we put in a shuttle buss ?
Oooh, my first proposition! Well, one out of five points anyway.. I'd be willing to share the beer, not the women though...
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Duvel or hoegaarden would fit nicely on the side of it, but not to make the sauce i want.
What sauce are you making?

I've made delicious meat stews using Belgian beers, which can deliver the flavour and body necessary. I've also used lager for making crepes and other batter . . . but rarely for making a sauce.

I'd beware of Stella too . . . the stuff in cans (at least in the UK) is reconsituted from syrup and the chemicals give you a weird buzzy drunkeness, but a nasty toxic hangover. If I was cooking with lager I'd stick to something from Germany that followed the Rheinheitsgebot.
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What sauce are you making?

I've made delicious meat stews using Belgian beers, which can deliver the flavour and body necessary. I've also used lager for making crepes and other batter . . . but rarely for making a sauce.

I'd beware of Stella too . . . the stuff in cans (at least in the UK) is reconsituted from syrup and the chemicals give you a weird buzzy drunkeness, but a nasty toxic hangover. If I was cooking with lager I'd stick to something from Germany that followed the Rheinheitsgebot.
Kind of a stew, i would only use bottled beer as i don't trust the stuff in cans.

I know using leffe or kasteelbeer would do the trick also, but with stella it has a certain taste i got use to, its a thing my late grandmother use to make and just makes it taste like home.
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Re: Belgian Beer in Switzerland

By the way Joey82 - I saw Stella in my local Coop, so I'm sure others must have it.
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