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

Paraguay

Paraguay

Pilsen

Brewery: Cervecería Paraguaya
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 136
Bought at: LatínCor in Barcelona, Spain by Ewout Mannes and shipped to me in Norway. Thank you Ewout!
Date: 07/05/2021
My Untappd rating: 2.25

Back in February I crossed Tanzania of the list after receiving the beer from Ewout who lives in Denmark. About a month ago he contacted me again saying that he had received some beers from Paraguay and saw that Paraguay was one of the countries I was missing, so from there the process was quick. As mentioned in last weeks entry I had been at work for several weeks and therefor I’m only able to enjoy this beer now.

The beer is light golden in colour with a fluffy white foam on top when poured into the glas. It smells malty but the taste is mostly sweet. Very little bitterness and a short and sweet finish. A bit too sweet in my opinion.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Zomin

Brewery: Zomin Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 135
Bought at: GoodCrunchyFood in Tallinn, Estonia by Maido Vellamäe and then traded with me. Thanks Maido!
Date: 30/04/2021
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Some of you might remember that I was contacted back in 2018 by a fellow beer enthusiast from Estonia that wanted some beers from the Norwegian Vinmonopolet and that I got beer from Belarus and Suriname in return. In February this year he once again contacted me looking for a trade. As you know by now I am eager to make trades to get new countries. I sent him beer from Palestine and Puerto Rico and this beer from Uzbekistan in return. Since I’ve been away from home due to work I haven’t been able to review this beer before now. Thanks to Maido for yet a new country.

The beer is golden in colour with a thin white foam head. It has a sweet malty smell while the taste is more crisp and bitter before the aftertaste is more sweet. A decent way to celebrate 135 countries and my 32nd birthday!

Aruba

Aruba

Balashi

Brewery: Brouwerij Nacional Balashi
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 134
Bought at: Hotel Riu Palace in Palm Beach, Aruba by Steven Heylen and then traded with me. Huge thanks to Steven!
Date: 19/03/2021
My Untappd rating: 2.50

Some of the more Eagle-eyed of you might have noticed that this beer has been previewed at the bottom of the blog with the text picture not taken. Over the last couple of months I have been in contact with more and more people looking for beers from different countries and the process is then that we trade so that both of us end up with a new country. I actually got in contact regarding this beer back in November last year and was finally able to have a taste of it today. Once again thanks Steven!

The beer is yellow in colour with a thin white foam top. First off it tastes somewhat bland but as the experience continue there is a nice crisp maltiness. But just as quick as this taste appears it disappears again.

Tanzania

Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager

Brewery: Tanzania Breweries
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 133
Bought at: tzdk trading in Copenhagen, Denmark by Ewout Mannes and shipped to me in Norway. Thank you Ewout!
Date: 12/02/2021
My Untappd rating: 3.00

As I told you last week I had one more beer coming, and just like last weeks beer this beer was also shipped to me from abroad. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a fellow beerenthusiast that I’ve been in contact with before and he had just received some beers from Tanzania and kindly wondered if I was interested. No surprise in what the answer was and this beer was one of two that he sent to me. Thank you very much Ewout!

The beer is golden in colour with little to no foam on top. No strong smell as I start drinking it. The taste is very crisp and typical lager. Would love to taste more of the malt but the sweetness in the finish takes over rather quickly. Better than last weeks beer from Zimbabwe, which means it’s one of the better African lagers I guess 😉

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zambezi

Brewery: Delta Beverages
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.7%
Country number: 132
Bought at: My Hippo Store in St. Albans, England by Matthew Head and shipped to me in Norway. Thank you Matthew!
Date: 05/02/2021
My Untappd rating: 2.50

Another week with a new beer! And even one more coming next week! I just returned home from work and waiting for me at home was a package from England. Some weeks ago I got contacted be someone who had found my blog who was doing something similar. Actually he has a scratch poster of a bucket list of 100 beers from different countries and was wondering if I was able to help him. Given the help I have received of others I was happy to be on the giving end this time. In return he would send me some cans of Zambezi from Zimbabwe for me to cross of my list. Thank you very much Matthew!

The beer is clear golden in colour with a very thin foam head. It doesn’t smell of much other than a little malt. Luckily there is more taste than smell. Starts of with a malty bitterness before it ends on the sweet side. Very short finish though as the sweetness dissipates. Not the best African beer, but not the worst either.

Puerto Rico

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Medalla Light

Brewery: Compañía Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.2%
Country number: 131
Bought at: Total Wine & More in Westbury, USA
Date: 27/01/2021
My Untappd rating: 2.00

It is over four years since I started this blog and there are still so many countries I haven’t had beers from. So whenever work brings me to places where I can find new entries, I am quick to do some research. Back in June last year I had a layover in New York and was able to cross Guatemala of the list. So when New York came up on my schedule again this week the research was easy. This time the same shop was able to supply me with beer from Puerto Rico with this Medalla Light. I actually mentioned this beer in the entry from Spain a long time ago, and finally I’m able to cross it of the list.

The beer is golden in colour with a nice frothy top. It smells malty and the taste matches the smell. Although the taste is milder than the smell. Very little to no aftertaste at all. A typical Caribbean lager if you ask me.

Åland

Aland

Stallhagen Original

Brewery: Stallhagen
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 130
Bought at: Systembolaget somewhere in Sweden by Fredrik Wolff who then offered it to me in a trade. Thank you Fredrik!
Date: 11/09/2020
My Untappd rating: 2.25

Just like the last entry this beer was also part of that trade we made a couple of months ago. This beer is actually one of the reason I made the changes mentioned in the blogentry about Patricia from Uruguay regarding sovereign states and other states and territories, as Åland is listed as a country on Untappd.

The beer is golden in colour with no foam and generally very little carbonation. It tastes slightly bitter before a more sweet finish. Not much you can do to a lager so all in all an ok beer.

Ecuador

Ecuador

Pilsener

Brewery: Cervecería Nacional Ecuador
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.2%
Country number: 129
Bought at: Ponto Brasil & Latino in Neuss, Germany by Fredrik Wolff who then offered it to me in a trade. Thank you Fredrik!
Date: 14/08/2020
My Untappd rating: 2.25

Approximately 2 months ago I got contacted by a fellow beer enthusiast looking for countries to cross of the list. He was interested in getting some Murree Beer from Pakistan that he had found out was available at a nearby beer store from where I live. If I could get him this beer he would in return send me this entries beer and the beer I’m having next week. Of course this interested me and here I am crossing off yet another South American beer. It is really cool to see people with the same interest in trying beer from as many countries as possible.

The beer is golden in colour with a thin foam head. Right of the bat there is not a lot of taste. Very watery before it finishes of on the sweet side.

Uruguay

Uruguay

Patricia

Brewery: FNC S.A.
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.8%
Country number: 128
Bought at: Pampa Drugstore in Barcelona, Spain and shipped to Norway
Date: 07/08/2020
My Untappd rating: 2.50

2020 is turning out to be a pretty decent year when it comes to tasting beer from new countries. Those of you who are Eagle-eyed might have noticed two beers listed in Upcomming Beers at the bottom of the site with picture not taken. Now that I am back home from work, pictures have been taken and this is the first of those beers. A little while back I was tipped about this online store located in Barcelona, Spain that sold beer from Uruguay. I first got in contact with them regarding shipping to Norway, as this is often a problem, and they were very quick to get back to me saying that shipping to Norway was no problem. Process was fast from there and here we are with the first South American beer in two years.

The beer is dark yellow in colour with a very thin bubbly head. It smells like a typical lager but sadly the taste does not live up to the smell. It is very watery with a small taste of grain towards the end. Slight bitterness as the taste quickly fades away. Still not as bad as it maybe sounds.

Note! I’ve made some adjustments to the blog in regards to the countries listed in each continent. The lists are now consisting of sovereign states and if there are other states or territories I’ve tried beer from in one continent it will be listed at the bottom of the page. This has also resulted in changes to the percentage bars listed on the right to reflect the new numbers of countries. When it comes to the country number listed in each blogentry it will remain the same, just keep in mind that this is country/state/territory number, as I will not go back and change over 100 blogentries.

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