Emu Export is by far the worst I have ever had. Convinced they just collect emu piss and bottle it.
No way emu export was in the white tin, it was just shit beer, the Bitter was in the green tin and it was more like the export after it was mixed with mashed emu’s still full bowels’ .
If you had ever been ashore in Port Hedland tasted an emu export. thought that is absolute shit beer i’ll try the other one their selling the emu bitter, upon tasting it you realize the only answer for the taste is that they had taken the worst tasting beer they could find and " mixed with mashed emu’s still full bowels’ ."
The only logical answer.
I grew up drinking Emu Export/Bitter. I didn’t know any better as that was what was available.
I haven’t had one since '91 or there abouts. No interest in having another.
It was probably in the late '80s when some alternatives started coming on to the market. I’m not sure what market share Swan Brewery has now but it would be a fraction of what it once was. Under Alan Bond they tried to get into the eastern states market with Swan Premium. CUB then came into the WA market, as did a bunch of others.
I will say tho, that West End is worse than EE/EB. Can’t say XXXX does much for me either.
Reschs in NSW was pretty bad, Boags Tas was nothing exceptional, VB Original was re released a few years ago and was not bad but didn’t last long, was close to a euro style lager, Hahn Ice was an abomination.
Never got into the WA brews.
We now have a local micro brewery, Howlers, they do some nice drops especially the brown ales but they serve them ice cold which kills them, wait about 20 minutes before drinking and they are ok.
I reckon the worst Aussie beer was Bulimba Gold Top made in Brissy up until the late 70’s I think. One long neck (if you could get that much into you) would bring on the worse head ache imaginable.
And blow me if they haven’t started to make it again …I saw it on tap at the bar at Brissy Airport the other month. I tried it as the only other beer on tap besides that Northern Crap or xxxx. I can safely say they have changed the recipe … not that it was palatable …but it was no longer a health hazard.
I agree Emu was bad but has anyone been stupid enough to actually try one of those huge Darwin Stubbies …you would gladly rinse your mouth out with emu piss with that one.
BTW how is everyone …I’m head down tail up with work these days so little time to commune with you dick heads …I’d put a smilie face after that remark except I don’t know how on this new setup. Anyway a hearty get fucked from me.
Darwin stubbies were ok when you were working in 40 deg plus and doing a fair days work. and not trying to be a yuppie drinking them in the south.
As I said before and stand by it Emu Bitter was by far the wort’s
I have been to almost every port in Australia, and SE Asia as well as a heap overseas and have yet to taste anything worst.
I don’t agree entirely with yuppie beers, I like a beer to have some flavour and not just be a chemically enhanced bitter fizz, it’s like saying Adelaide water is palatable, even on a hot day it is unacceptable.
Seems to be the way we have been conditioned to accept crap as being the best.
I have heard people argue over Carlton Draught, Melb Bitter, VB and Crown, I can’t taste any difference between any of them, I don’t mind Tooheys Old but I preferred Kent as I found it a bit softer and not as bitter although I haven’t seen it for a long time.