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Beers of the World

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

Malta

Malta

Cisk Lager

Brewery: Simons Farsons Cisk
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.2%
Country number: 92
Bought at: Beers of Europe and shipped to a friend in Bursledon, England who then shipped it to Norway. Huge thanks to Aleksander Flinkop!
Date: 08/12/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

A couple of months ago I noticed that Beers of Europe had received a limited supply of Cisk Lager from Malta. As Malta is one of the countries I haven’t had beer from this of course cought my attention. The problem was that I didn’t have any plans on visiting England in the near future. Luckily for me a very close friend of mine recently moved to England and said yes to have the package shipped to him so that he could then ship it to me here in Norway. Hats off and cheers to you Aleksander! 🙂

The beer is light golden in colour with a normal white foam head and a lasting carbonation. It tastes crisp and fresh with a grainy and malty bitterness. A good tasting lager and a huge step up from last week.

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Iran

Iran

Istak

Brewery: Arpanoosh Industrial Company
Style: Non-alcoholic
ABV: 0%
Country number: 91
Bought at: Supermarket Persepolis in Hamburg, Germany
Date: 01/12/2017
My Untappd rating: 0.25

After I started this blog I allways stop by different foreign  supermarkets when I’m out travelling, especially Asian and African supermarkets. This was how I found some of the first beers for this blog when travelling to Copenhagen last December, and this is also how I found this weeks beer when travelling to Hamburg earlier this year. Iran is one of those countries in the world where alcohol is banned and I therefor had to settle for a non-alcoholic beer.

The beer is brown in colour. It starts of tasting sweet before quickly moving over to a bittersweet malty taste and ends of on a weird taste that makes it nearly impossible to drink for me. Took a couple of sips to cross of another country but nothing more…

Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo

Stärk Premium Beer

Brewery: Brasseries et Limonaderies du Congo
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.1%
Country number: 90
Bought at: Radisson Blu M’Bamou Palace Hotel in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Thanks to Tom Vika!
Date: 25/11/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

This week I’m reaching yet another milestone on this blog, country number 90! To mark this I’m having a beer that I wouldn’t be able to get without help from a good friend from flight school in Florida. He is currently flying all across the world on a Boeing 747 and one of the places he’s been to is the Republic of the Congo. Since he gave me the beer a couple of weeks ago I’ve been communicating with Untappd regarding some errors. First of Untappd didn’t even have the Republic of the Congo listed as a country, second of was the fact that both the main breweries from the Republic of the Congo was listed to be from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Untappd was quick to add the country once it was pointed out to them but editing the origin of the two breweries are still pending. Therefor when I checked the beer in it is listed under the Democratic Republic of the Congo instead of the Republic of the Congo.

The beer is golden in colour with a nice amount of foam and carbonation. It tastes sweet with a bitter portion in the middle before ending on the sweet side again. Not the worst beer from Africa so far but also far from the best, just ok…

Kosovo

Kosovo

Birra Peja

Brewery: Birra Peja
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.2%
Country number: 89
Bought at: Somewhere in Pejë, Kosovo. Thanks to Dennis Muminovic!
Date: 18/11/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

Some of the beers supplied for this blog comes from friends who’s been kind to buy beer for me when traveling all across the globe. Without them I wouldn’t be anywhere close to country number 89 that I cross of the list this week. When a good friend from my footballteam traveled to his hometown of Pejë in Kosovo this summer I was quick to ask him for a local beer. Not only is it a local beer from his hometown but also the most popular beer in Kosovo.

The beer is clear golden in colour with little to no foam head. It tastes like your standard lager with a hint of sweetness before ending with a malty taste.

Indonesia

Indonesia

Bintang

Brewery: PT Multi Bintang Indonesia
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.7%
Country number: 88
Bought at: Haus der 131 Biere in Hamburg, Germany
Date: 10/11/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Bintang is one of those beers that I know a lot of friends have enjoyed but not me. If you have ever visited Indonesia you have probably tried Bintang yourself or seen somebody else drink it. It is not too easy to get in Europe though and I got mine at Haus der 131 Biere in Hamburg a couple of weeks ago.

The beer is light golden in colour with a tiny foam head. It tastes watery with small sweet and malty notes. Overall a disappointment as I’ve heard better things about it, but people do probably enjoy it more when on a beach in Indonesia.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

St. George Beer

Brewery: Kombolcha Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.7%
Country number: 87
Bought at: Sunset Corners in Miami, USA
Date: 03/11/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

Africa is without doubt the hardest continent to find beers from. It is therefor always a nice surprise when I come across beer from the continent when I’m out travelling. I found this beer from Ethiopia at Sunset Corners in Miami, Florida during my vacation there a month ago. This one was not such a huge surprise though since the shop keeps an updated list of beers in stock online at their website. Non the less another African country crossed of the list.

The beer is light golden in colour with a small foam head that quickly disapears. It tastes fresh with a very nice malty feel. It finishes of with a hint of sweetness and some grainy notes. One of the better African lagers I’ve had so far.

Greenland

Greenland

69°N Isfjord Dark Lager

Brewery: Grønland Ice Cap Beer
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.4%
Country number: 86
Bought at: Haus der 131 Biere in Hamburg, Germany
Date: 28/10/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

This week I’m back with another beer I bought in Hamburg that is past its best before date, bumping it past all the others already in the queue. Just like last weeks beer I found this at Haus der 131 Biere and paid a nice 0.99€ for it.

The beer is dark brown in colour with a creamy white head. The taste is sweet and light with a tiny hint of malt at the end. A bit on the boring side for me.

Georgia

Georgia

Khevsuruli

Brewery: Zedazeni
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.9%
Country number: 85
Bought at: Haus der 131 Biere in Hamburg, Germany
Date: 19/10/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.25

This weekend my hometown is host to one of Norways, if not Europes, best beer festivals. What’s Brewing is arranged for the fourth time this year and new this year is that there is a theme, more precisely a Soviet theme. Therefore it is quite fitting that this weeks beer on the blog comes from a former Soviet state. I got hold of this beer at Haus der 131 Biere in Hamburg last weekend when I was attending some assessment tests for an airline. Even got the beer for 0.99€ since it was past its best before date.

There is no way of telling that the beer is past its best before date when it comes to colour, smell or taste. It is dark amber in colour with a fluffy white head. It tastes round and sweet with a nice malty finish. გაუმარჯოს!

Serbia

Serbia

Jelen Pivo

Brewery: Apatinska Pivara
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Country number: 84
Bought at: Konzum in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Andreas Wathne!
Date: 12/10/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.25

This week I’m back with one of the beers a friend brought with him from his trip to Croatia earlier this year. He was kind enough to bring with him three beers and this is the second one I’m having. The other one I’ve had so far was Nikšićko Tamno from Montenegro. Once again huge thanks to Andreas Wathne 🙂

The beer is dark golden in colour with a rather big foam head. The taste is crisp and malty with a sweetish finish.

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