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Beers of the World

One man's quest to conquer the world (of beer)

El Salvador

El Salvador

Suprema

Brewery: Cerveceria La Constancia
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Country number: 72
Bought at: Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck, USA
Date: 21/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Yet another beer bought at Half Time Beverage when I was in New York during Easter this year.

The beer is yellow in colour with a solid amount of carbonation. The taste is flat and thin with little or no aftertaste at all. If there is any it is more on the sweeter side.

Lebanon

Lebanon

961 Beer Lager

Brewery: Gravity Brewing
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 71
Bought at: New Beer Distributors in New York, USA
Date: 14/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

Before travelling to New York this Easter I did some research on where to find beer from new countries and got recommended to visit New Beer Distributors in Lower Manhattan. The shop didn’t disappoint and one of the beer I bought there was this lager from Lebanon.

The beer is golden in colour with a tiny amount of foam on the top. Taste is rather flat with hints of wheat and malt.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Hinano

Brewery: Brasserie de Tahiti
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 70
Bought at: Bien Manger in La Canourgue, France and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 07/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.75

This week we reach another milestone, country number 70. I’ve been trying to save some of the more exotic beers for when I reach a round number. Country number 50 was Samoa, country number 60 was Mauritius and for number 70 I try Hinano from French Polynesia. The beer has come a long way from the Pacific Ocean via Bien Manger in France and my hotel in Newcastle before being brought home to Norway in my suitcase back in March this year.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a tiny foam head. It tastes crisp with just the right amount of bitterness from the malt. Slight taste of citrus before it finishes off with a hint of sweetness.

Montenegro

Montenegro

Nikšićko Tamno

Brewery: Pivara Trebjesa
Style: Schwarzbier
ABV: 6.2%
Country number: 69
Bought at: Konzum in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Andreas Wathne!
Date: 30/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

When tasting the beer from Portugal earlier this month I said that I hoped to give you a new story on how I got my beer instead of the normal story where I bought the beer online and got it delivered to a hotel. This is me keeping that promise. Last week a close friend of mine, who is also a beer enthusiast, was on holiday in Croatia. As Croatia is already crossed of the list I asked him if he could bring home som beers from the neighbouring countries if he saw any. One of three beers brought back was this beer from Montenegro bought in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Not only does this beer give you a new story on how I got the beer but it is also something else than a lager this time. The beer is dark brown with a creamy beige foam head. It tastes sweet and round with a slightly bitter malty finish.

Madagascar

Madagascar

Three Horses Beer

Brewery: Brasseries Star
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.4%
Country number: 68
Bought at: Bien Manger in La Canourgue, France and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 23/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

It’s been a while since I’ve had a beer from the shipment I received from Bien Manger to my hotel in Newcastle back in March. This week I bring you this beer from Madagascar that was bought from the French shop.

The beer is dark golden in colour with a decent foam head. The taste is round and malty with a sweet finish. A really nice pilsner I wouldn’t mind having again.

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Carib Lager

Brewery: Carib Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.2%
Country number: 67
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 16/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

Thank god for Beers of Europe. If it weren’t for their online store this entire blog would be short without too many entries. Just like some of the other beers tasted during this project Carib Lager is one that I’ve tasted before. Both me and my brother enjoyed a chilled Carib Lager at the port in St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. My father on the other hand had a Virgin Islands Tropical Mango Pale Ale from St. Johns Brewers. Too bad I didn’t have Untappd then and picked the same beer as my dad as it’s going to be hard to get hold of a beer from the United States Virgin Islands for this blog.

The beer is, as you probably can guess from the photo, similar to Corona Extra. Golden colour and a small white foam head. It doesn’t taste too much but has a small hint of citrus towards the end. Just like any other Caribbean beer it probably tastes alot better when served ice cold on a beach in the heat 🙂

Vietnam

Vietnam

“33” Export

Brewery: VBL Tien Giang
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 66
Bought at: Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck, USA
Date: 10/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

Another beer bought this Easter when travelling to New York. It is one that I’ve had at World of Beer that is not registrered on Untappd. Recently I also learned that a local restaurant called Sushi San have Vietnamese beer in form of Saigon Export, if you ever fancy a Vietnamese beer in Stavanger, Norway.

Hard to tell you anything about colour and foam as I drank the beer straight from the bottle. The taste was standard lager with malt and corn dominating throughout the drinking.

Portugal

Portugal

Sagres

Brewery: Sociedade Central de Cervejas e Bebidas
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 65
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 02/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Yet another beer that I bought online at Beers of Europe. Hopefully not too long before I can bring you a different story on how I got the beer of the week 🙂

Nothing much to tell you about the taste of the beer either. The beer is golden in colour with a normal amount of foam when poured into the glass. It is dull and flat in taste with a dry and slightly bitter finish. Not my first choice if I ever travel to Portugal.

Namibia

Namibia

Windhoek Lager

Brewery: Namibia Breweries
Style: Lager
ABV: 4%
Country number: 64
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 27/05/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

This is another beer that was part of the big shipment from Beers of Europe that I received back in March this year. Beerlao, Cēsu Light and Phoenix Beer are the other ones I’ve tried from this shipment so far.

The beer is light golden in colour with a solid foam head. The taste is rather flat with a bitter and malty finish.

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