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    Thread: Putting my flamesuit on - Miller Lite "Punch top can" WTF?

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      04-25-2012 06:20 PM #1
      Miller has come up with another lame marketing tactic using their packaging.

      http://www.brewbound.com/news/2012/m...m_medium=email

      I don't see any actual benefits or differences from punching a hole in the top of an open can. Maybe I'm missing something? The literature states: “In our testing, consumers told us they prefer the Punch Top Can three-to-one over the standard beer can because it’s more like drinking from a pilsner glass."

      Really? Is it that difficult to pour into a glass? Half the reason for using the glass is to be able to use your sense of smell to actually taste the beer. I don't see a key hole punch in a can making a difference for a beer that does't offer much in the way of aroma. Anyhow, if this is your cup of tea, enjoy.
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      04-25-2012 06:24 PM #2
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...

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      04-25-2012 06:26 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...
      Exactly. So why do they bother with gimmicks like this and that vortex deal?
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      04-25-2012 06:26 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by XClayX View Post
      Um, its miller light. Its for drinking, not tasting...
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?

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      04-25-2012 06:27 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?
      Getting drunk?
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      04-25-2012 06:30 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      Exactly. So why do they bother with gimmicks like this and that vortex deal?
      I read some article somewhere that since most consumers view Miller/Michelob/Bud Light all as pretty much the same thing, they have to sell on marketing stuff like this and on lifestyle stuff to grab consumers from the other brands.

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      04-25-2012 06:33 PM #7
      it's no Spuds McKenzie
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      04-25-2012 06:34 PM #8
      They say it pours smoother with a second hole.

      Is the average BMC drinker really concerned about a smooth pour?

      I doubt it.

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      04-25-2012 06:35 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What's the point of drinking when it tastes bad?
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      04-25-2012 06:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post

      Really? Is it that difficult to pour into a glass?
      You have to wait the entire 20 seconds for the foam to go away though!



      I drink Guinness more than anything... and I have to wait like 5 minutes for the foam to leave.

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      04-25-2012 06:36 PM #11
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
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      04-25-2012 06:38 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      You have to wait the entire 20 seconds for the foam to go away though!



      I drink Guinness more than anything... and I have to wait like 5 minutes for the foam to leave.
      2-3 fingers of foam is your friend. drink around it. Don't be a*****.
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      04-25-2012 06:38 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
      Beer bong > shotgun.
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      04-25-2012 06:42 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      Beer bong > shotgun.
      3 story bong

      I think it may have been used for Jager at some point during that night, as well
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      04-25-2012 06:42 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      2-3 fingers of foam is your friend. drink around it. Don't be a*****.

      I like some as a good head lets off the aroma of the beer. However, I don't like a lot on top, so I wait.

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      04-25-2012 06:43 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      I like some as a good head lets off the aroma of the beer. However, I don't like a lot on top, so I wait.
      Patience is a virtue.
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      04-25-2012 06:49 PM #17
      They used to make them with two holes until too many people swallowed the round bits.


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      04-25-2012 06:59 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Notch__Johnson View Post
      Its for frat guys and your drunk uncle to "shotgun" at the tailgate party. Miller just cant say that in the ads because it promotes alchohol abuse
      Exactly. "Faster chugging!" just ain't going to work in a commercial

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      04-25-2012 06:59 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by leitmotif View Post
      literature states: “In our testing, consumers told us they prefer the Punch Top Can three-to-one over the standard beer can because it’s more like drinking from a pilsner glass."
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    21. 04-25-2012 07:04 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      They used to make them with two holes until too many people swallowed the round bits.

      I was thinking the same thing. Anyone else remember opening Hi-C with a church key?

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      04-25-2012 07:04 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by pentaxshooter View Post
      3 story bong

      I think it may have been used for Jager at some point during that night, as well

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      04-25-2012 07:10 PM #23
      Self-Shotgunning beer. Hmm.
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      04-25-2012 07:18 PM #24
      When do we get cup holder friendly big cans?


    25. 04-25-2012 07:22 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      I was thinking the same thing. Anyone else remember opening Hi-C with a church key?
      Hell yah!!!!!!!!!! Some stuff still requires a church key. But nothing was satisfying as Ecto-Cooler!!!!!!

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