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Beers of the World

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

Saudi Arabia

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Hillsburg Regular

Brewery: Mahmood Saeed Beverage Industry
Style: Non-alcoholic
ABV: 0%
Country number: 113
Bought at: Bin Dawood in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date: 29/07/2018
My Untappd rating: 1.00

After weeks with revisits I can FINALLY present you a new blogentry about beer from a new country, Saudi Arabia. I have recently started in a new job that brings me to Saudi Arabia. This is the only Saudi Arabian “beer” I’ve found so far as all the other non-alcoholic options are from outside Saudi Arabia.

The beer is dark golden in colour with a fast disappearing white head. The carbonation otherwise is also shortlived. It tastes very sweet but has a lager taste to it for a short period before the sweetness comes back. Not very good but atleast a whole lot better than the non-alcoholic beer from Iran.

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Germany

Germany

Flensburger Gold

Brewery: Flensburger Brauerei
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.8%
Country number: 13
Bought at: World of Beer in Port Orange, USA
Date: 29/06/2014
My Untappd rating: 3.50

Third week in a row with a beer from the same visit at World of Beer. Not much to say about the story on how I got this. What I can mention is that for this revisit I got hold of it at Total Wine in Daytona Beach, USA when I visited, the place I called home for three years, last year.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a small amount of carbonation to it. It tastes crisp and malty with a hint of sweetness. A short and weak malty finish stops the rating from going any higher. An average lager from a country that has so many delicious lagers to choose from.

Spain

Spain

Estrella Damm

Brewery: Grupo Damm
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.4%
Country number: 12
Bought at: World of Beer in Port Orange, USA
Date: 29/06/2014
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Another week and another beer from World of Beer. This is actually from the same visit to the bar i Port Orange as last weeks Tsingtao from China. Don’t be surprised if next weeks beer is also a revisit from the same trip. From what I remember I was there with my family who where visiting from Norway and I remember that my mom had a Medalla Light from Puerto Rico. It still bugs me that I didn’t use that opportunity to cross Puerto Rico of the list, and I’ve been trying hard to find Puerto Rican beer ever since. Now back to the beer.

The beer is clear golden in colour with very little carbonation and foam. It tastes sharp and bitter with a small hint of sweetness in the end. A little to stale in general.

China

China

Tsingtao

Brewery: Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.7%
Country number: 11
Bought at: World of Beer in Port Orange, USA
Date: 29/06/2014
My Untappd rating: 3.25

The plan this week week was to revisit Toña from Nicaragua but I have not been able to get hold of it after I decided to go ahead with these revisits. Next country on the list is then China and Tsingtao, and just like the previous two weeks I first had this beer at World of Beer. Revisiting this beer from China also brings back a lot of great memories from Epcot and celebrating the Norwegian Constitution Day there when I was living in USA. When drinking our way around the world China was the first country after starting in Norway and Tsingtao was always the beverage of choice.

The beer is light golden in colour with a solid amount of carbonation but little foam on top. It is light and tastes sweet with a more bitter hoppy finish.

Italy

Italy

Birra Moretti

Brewery: Heineken Italia
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Country number: 9
Bought at: World of Beer in Port Orange, USA
Date: 15/06/2014
My Untappd rating: 3.25

Yet another week without a new beer which means we are going back to Florida and World of Beer in Port Orange to revisit Birra Moretti from Italy. Quite a lot of the beers that I will be revisiting in the coming weeks will be beers that I first tried at World of Beer, or at least first registered on Untappd when having it at the now closed bar in Port Orange.

The beer is dark golden in colour with little carbonation and close to no foam on top. It tastes sweet at first before the malt kicks in. Bitter maltiness in the finish as well before some of the sweetness returns.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Lion Stout

Brewery: Lion Brewery
Style: Stout
ABV: 8.8%
Country number: 8
Bought at: World of Beer in Port Orange, USA
Date: 14/06/2014
My Untappd rating: 4.00

This week it is back to revisiting one of the beers I had before starting the blog, and that brings us back to the bar that started it all. It was at World of Beer in Port Orange, USA that I first started trying beer from all these exotic places. What is different from this compared to the other more exotic countries is that Sri Lanka is represented by a stout and not a lager like most other countries I’ve tried. I also tried the Imperial Pilsner from Lion Brewery at a later occasion at World of Beer but the Stout was the one who helped me cross Sri Lanka of the list.

The beer is black in colour with a thick brown head. It tastes rich with hints of chocolate and coffee before the taste of the roasted barley kicks in towards the end. The sweetness of the chocolate stays throughout the aftertaste. A really nice way to break away from the usual lagers I taste for this blog.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nektar Pivo

Brewery: Banjalučka Pivara
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 112
Bought at: Somewhere near Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Thanks to Karen Søyland Husebø!
Date: 15/06/2018
My Untappd rating: 3.50

No revisit of a previous country this week as I am back with a new beer. I have actually been close to getting beer from Bosnia & Herzegovina a couple of times. Some of you might remember the beers I got from a friend who visited Croatia in June last year. Looking back at the posts about the beer from Montenegro and the beer from Serbia you can actually see that both of them were bought in Bosnia & Herzegovina. He accidentally forgot to buy a beer from Bosnia & Herzegovina but I sure can’t complain since he brought me beers from three other new countries. I also know that some of the Swedish Systembolaget stores have Bosnian beer in stock from time to time, but I have never found one the times I’ve visited Sweden. So… when a friend of mine was on vacation in Croatia last week and taking a trip across the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina I knew I had to ask for a local beer. She kindly said yes and brought with her this can of Nektar Pivo. Once again thank you Karen!

The beer is golden in colour with a fluffy white head. It tastes crisp and sweet with a well balanced amount of malt. A slightly bitter finish before the sweetness comes back in the aftertaste.

Netherlands

Netherlands

Heineken

Brewery: Heineken
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 7
Bought at: Somewhere in Daytona Beach, USA
Date: 17/05/2014
My Untappd rating: 3.25

No new beer this weeks which means I’m back with a revisit of one of the 43 countries I crossed of the list before starting this blog. Just like the previous ones this takes us back to 2014 and Daytona Beach. From what I remember I was given a can of Heineken by someone in the car we were driving from Daytona Beach to the Epcot Center in Orlando to celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day.

The beer is light golden in colour with a solid white head. It tastes crisp and malty with a more sweet finish. The aftertaste is sweet and short.

Suriname

Suriname

Parbo Bier

Brewery: Surinaamse Bierbrouwerij
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 111
Bought at: Bierhut in Uithoorn, Netherlands. Massive thanks to Maits at RateBeer!
Date: 01/06/2018
My Untappd rating: 3.25

A couple of months ago I told you about the guy that contacted me on RateBeer regarding some beers found in the Norwegian Vinmonopolet. Back then we exchanged some beers and thanks to him I managed to cross Belarus of the list. This week I’m back with another beer that he kindly sent me some weeks after the other, and it is Parbo Bier all the way from Suriname in South America. I actually could have gotten this beer myself when I was in Utrecht in early March this year, but since it a was a one litre bottle and space was limited I had to pass. I also knew that Maits from RateBeer already was in the process of getting it for me. Once again thanks Maits!

The beer is light golden in colour with a thin white foam lacing on top. It tastes clean and malty with a sweet finish and aftertaste.

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