Do you reckon there's a big difference between brands, or are they essentially all the same?
There is a hell of a difference between beers and your friend is correct Bud does taste and even smells like cat piss. I an a GUINNESS man all my life but I do enjoy on occasion just for a change the following:
Heineken > Good taste, little sweetness
Carlsberg > Medium
Smithwicks Ale > Nutty
Coors > too sweet
Miller > less sweet
Budweiser > Cat Piss
Other Lager > have tasted so many too numerous to compare
Craft Beers > Taste plasticy
Stout/Porter > Beamish & Murphy's do not compare with GUINNESS taste like craft!
Black & Tan > Murphy's is similar in taste and flavor
Her's hoping I have proved my point!