Martin wrote:We buy shit beer in the UK. The four highest selling are Carlsberg, Fosters, Stella and Carling. Carling is the only one that is OK. It isn't great but it's inoffensive. Stella I can just about understand but Carlsberg and Fosters are fornicate shit. There are a lot of people here who would share your lower class type opinion on Carling.
They are all just the most commonly offered options.
Carling Zest is quality though.
I find it so weird. Carling is an absolute budget beer here. A case is $30, which is the lowest legal price for beer in Ontario. Stella and Carlsberg are both $47 a case, which is as much as a case is unless you get into craft beers that really aren't meant to be sold as cases.
I used to drink Stella and Carlsberg a lot, I never thought they were amazing, but I like that style, the tinny lager, but my taste has refined and if I am paying that money I would rather it be for a local craft beer that is made for the purpose of making really good beer as opposed to being mass produced to make money. I am also now an ale drinker, and the more hops the better.