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Beers of the World

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

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.

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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.

Bahamas

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Kalik

Brewery: Commonwealth Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 83
Bought at: Sunset Corners in Miami, USA
Date: 06/10/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.25

I’m still on vacation and this weekend I’m back where my beerinterest kicked off. I’m back in Daytona Beach but sadly the World of Beer bar in Port Orange that I used to visit is no longer open. It is therefor kind of fitting that the beer I’m having this week is one that I had at World of Beer back when I used to live here. I got the beer at the brilliant Sunset Corners in Miami earlier during this vacation, but Kalik is easily found elsewhere in Florida as well.

The beer is clear yellow in colour with a good amount of foam. It doesn’t offer too much tastewise but has a nice malty ending. Very easy to drink in the heat here in Florida.

Venezuela

Venezuela

Polar

Brewery: Empresas Polar
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 82
Bought at: Liquored Up in Miami Beach, USA
Date: 29/09/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

As I explained in last weeks blogentry I’m currently on vacation in Florida. Last weekend was spent in Canada and I was not sure if I would find beer from a new country, and I was correct. This weekend on the otherhand I’m in Florida and according to my research new countries should be no problem, and this weeks beer from Venezuela is one of the ones I’ve found so far.

I enjoyed the beer from the bottle so it is hard to say anything about the colour. The beer seemed normally carbonated. The taste was rather weak. A hint of sweetness towards the end without any significant aftertaste.

South Africa

South Africa

Castle Lager

Brewery: South African Breweries
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 81
Bought at: The Savanna in London, England
Date: 20/09/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

This week I have to do things slightly different. I’m travelling to Canada on Friday and further on to Florida on Sunday and given the fact that I can’t say for certain that I will find a beer from a new coutry in Canada I decided to have this weeks beer before leaving on Friday, more precisely today. This beer I found at a The Savanna store in Victoria Station in London last month. They have shops all across London and is a great way to get hold of beer from both South Africa and Namibia.

The beer is light golden in colour with a nice amount of foam on top just after pouring it into the glass. The taste is standard lager with some sweetness and barely any bitterness. It has a watery aftertaste and ends up kind of boring. Not bad though all things considered.

Slovakia

Slovakia

Zlatý Bažant 12%

Brewery: Heineken Slovensko
Style: Czech Pilsner
ABV: 5%
Country number: 80
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 15/09/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.75

This week we reach country number 80 and I’m all out of exotic beers to mark the occasion. Therefor I decided to go for a beer that I’ve had before, the Zlatý Bažant which I had at World of Beer in Port Orange, Florida. The beer is actually branded as Golden Pheasant in USA and Canada. This beer also marks the end of the beers I got from Beers of Europe back in March this year.

The beer is dark golden in colour with a nice amount of foam on the top. It tastes smooth and slightly sweet before ending on a more bitter note from the malts. A very good Czech pilsner that would do the Czech proud.

As I have now reached 80 different countries I have made some minor adjustments to the blog. The photos of Latest Beer on the bottom of the blog is changed to Upcomming Beers, which will be the beers planned for the next 4 weeks. This is to give you a small sneakpeak into what I have planned for the next weeks. The search function has also been replaced with links to other beerblogs. If you have any suggestions on other features you want to see please don’t hesitate to write it the comment section below.

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