If a glass is half-filled with BrE 'cider', as opposed to the usual meaning of AmE 'cider', then topped off with beer, does the resultant drink have a BrE name, other than 'cider and beer'? You wouldn't call it a boilermaker, assuming you were familiar with AmE, since that involves whiskey, but my guess is a name does exist for it.

Charles Riggs
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If a glass is half-filled with BrE 'cider', as opposed to the usual meaning of AmE 'cider', then topped off ... assuming you were familiar with AmE, since that involves whiskey, but my guess is a name does exist for it.

Snakebite. Considered the height of sophistication by underage drinkers, but not by anyone else, often also includes the addition of blackcurrant cordial and/or some sort of spirit. A common urban myth is that combining beer and cider produces a drink that is more intoxicating than either taken separately.
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If a glass is half-filled with BrE 'cider', as opposed to the usual meaning of AmE 'cider', then topped off with beer, does the resultant drink have a BrE name, other than 'cider and beer'?

I think it depends on what kind of beer is used. If lager, it's called snakebite. I haven't come across the stuff made with other kinds of beer, though apparently in Australia, it means Guinness mixed with cider.

There's also a mix of lager, cider and blackcurrant, known variously as "snakebite and black", "diesel", "purple nasty", "nasty". The last of these names is common here at Loughborough University and some of the pubs in town.
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If a glass is half-filled with BrE 'cider', as opposed ... but my guess is a name does exist for it.

Snakebite. Considered the height of sophistication by underage drinkers, but not by anyone else, often also includes the addition of ... common urban myth is that combining beer and cider produces a drink that is more intoxicating than either taken separately.

I'm obviously somewhat out of date.

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If a glass is half-filled with BrE 'cider', as opposed ... drink have a BrE name, other than 'cider and beer'?

I think it depends on what kind of beer is used. If lager, it's called snakebite. I haven't come ... kinds of beer, though apparently in Australia, it means Guinness mixed with cider.AFAIK, Guinness and cider is called Black Velvet.

Ray
I think it depends on what kind of beer ... though apparently in Australia, it means Guinness mixed with cider.

AFAIK, Guinness and cider is called Black Velvet.

In my house it'd be called Speckled Carpet.

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AFAIK, Guinness and cider is called Black Velvet.

I thought Black Velvet was Guinness and champagne.

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I think it depends on what kind of beer ... though apparently in Australia, it means Guinness mixed with cider.

AFAIK, Guinness and cider is called Black Velvet.

Or, more properly, Poor Man's Black Velvet or Black Eye. Black Velvet is usually Guinness and champagne.
AFAIK, Guinness and cider is called Black Velvet.

I thought Black Velvet was Guinness and champagne.

Yes, that's the posh version.

Ray
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