Foster’s vs Heineken – The Dutch Beat the Aussies

Idle Indian minds will drink.

Idle Indian minds will drink anything cold if the weather is as hot as it was in the mid-Atlantic states of the U.S. today.

So, as we were returning from the new Hollywood movie The Lincoln Lawyer, we made a quick stop at the Gujju liquor store and picked up two fairly commonplace beers – the Australian Foster’s and the Dutch Heineken – to see which one would cause us the least offense.

Foster's vs Heineken

Usually, after we get back from the liquor store we keep the beer in the freezer for just a few minutes to get it really ice-cold.

First, we opened Foster’s ($2.25 for the 25.4-oz can).

We kept drinking Foster’s, all the while reviewing The Lincoln Lawyer.

Who says we can’t chew gum drink Beer and write at the same time. 😉

After we’d finished the Foster’s and after completing the review of The Lincoln Lawyer and after listening to the maestro Ennio Morricone, we turned to Heineken.

Our Verdict
($2.75 for a 24-oz can) has a better taste, seemed slightly bitterer and packed a overall less cheap flavor.

But it had a slightly, oh, just so slightly chemical odor.

With Foster’s, we drifted across a range  of emotions ranging from decent to not great to tasteless. It was not bad like many other cheap bilge we’ve drunk. Just that it did not seem to have a well defined taste of anything.

Neither of the beer is a strong beer like for instance Arrogant Bastard.

Now, if you schmucks will just disappear, we’d like to listen to Ennio Morricone’s hauntingly beautiful, timeless music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More and Il Trio Infernale one more time.

And one more time.

And one more time. 😉

Ennio Morricone, we’re blessed to have been born in your lifetime!

One Response to "Foster’s vs Heineken – The Dutch Beat the Aussies"

  1. முனிAndy   March 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I have tasted Foster’s a few times. Only tastes as good or as bad as budweiser. If Foster’s, Heineken and Blue Moon are given as choices, I’d go with Blue Moon.

    You apparently stumbled into a real good witbier.. “Namaste”.. but there are 8 others ranked (marginally) higher that it. Blue Moon is not even in the top 50.. but still better than those two you drank.

    You should try 27% ABV.. it costs a little more (just peanuts for even your night coolie) than our normal beers. Responds:

    Ha ha, for the hefty price tag of Adams Utopias we should get a gold-finished brew kettle decanter instead of copper-finished brew kettle decanter. The 25% alcohol content is tempting though.

    Tried another beer the other day – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Not overly impressed.

    Namaste & Arrogant Bastard are among the better ones.

    Foster’s doesn’t have as much of a cheap taste as Budweiser but still we wouldn’t recommend it.

    BTW, we found a Karma Beer in the cooler. We decided against it because the price was too low – 99 cents! Something that cheap can only be bad was our logic. 😉

    Off-topic – We finally managed to get WordPress on iPhone working again after 9-12 months. Now, we can live blog from inside theaters & restaurants.

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