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

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.

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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.

Honduras

Honduras

Port Royal Export

Brewery: Cervecería Hondureña
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.9%
Country number: 79
Bought at: Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck, USA
Date: 08/09/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.50

Not only am I nearing the end of the beers I got sent to my hotel in Newcastle back in March as talked about earlier, but I am also nearing the end of the beers I bought in New York during my Easter holiday this year. Just like last week this beer was also bought at the brilliant Half Time Beverage I talked about then.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a solid white head. The taste is flat and not very interesting. Small fruity hints before it fades out into nothing.

Taiwan

Taiwan

Taiwan Beer Classic

Brewery: Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 78
Bought at: Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck, USA
Date: 01/09/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.25

When I try to plan what the next beer for this blog will be I look back and see which continent it’s been the longest since I’ve had a beer from. So this time it’s time to go back to Asia. This is another one I got from the brilliant store Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck just outside of New York. If you’re ever in New York and have a couple of extra hours to spare don’t hesitate to take the train to Mamaroneck. It is definitely worth the trip!

The beer is golden in colour with a small white head. It tastes mild and almost sweet with a well balanced bitterness from the malt. A pleasent surprise after last weeks beer from Mozambique.

Mozambique

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Brewery: Cervejas de Moçambique
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 77
Bought at: Nando’s in Newport, Wales
Date: 25/08/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.50

This weekend I’m on vacation in Newport and since Wales is one of the countries I’ve already had beer from I once again had to do some research. One of the things I found out was that the restaurant chain Nando’s currently have a beer from Mozambique on the menu. I found mine at a Nando’s in Newport.

The beer is clear with a fair amount of carbonation. It doesn’t taste much and is very watery. Slight malty aftertaste but that’s the only reminder that you are drinking beer.

Fiji

Fiji

Vonu Pure Lager

Brewery: Island Brewing Company
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Country number: 76
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 18/08/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.75

How many times have you read that I got the beer from Beers of Europe? We are finally getting close to the last one from that shipment and this time it’s a beer from the Pacific island country Fiji. I actually got three different beers from Fiji but the two others have been given to people who have supplied me with beers for this blog. Thank you once again! For those of you who are interested the other two beers were Fiji Bitter and Fiji Gold.

The beer is dark golden in colour with a decent foam head. The taste is crisp and smooth with very little bitterness. Unlike a lot of lagers it doesn’t feel thin and finishes of with a sweet aftertaste. Overall one of the best lagers I’ve had so far and easily one I could buy more of!

Ukraine

Ukraine

Obolon Lager

Brewery: Obolon
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 75
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 11/08/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.25

After a couple of weeks with exotic beers from Africa, North and South America and even Oceania we’re back in Europe. Once again a beer bought at Beers of Europe.

The beer is light golden in colour with a one centimeter foam head. It tastes sweet with small hints of citrus before it finishes of more on the bitter side with a malty aftertaste. A very easily drinkable lager without anything special about it.

Senegal

Senegal

Bière la Gazelle

Brewery: Société des Brasseries de l’Ouest Africain
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.2%
Country number: 74
Bought at: Bien Manger in La Canourgue, France and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 04/08/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.50

This week I’m back in the continent where I have the lowest percentage in number of countries I’ve had beer from. This beer from Senegal takes us back to Africa. Got the beer like so many others online from Bien Manger and shipped to the hotel in Newcastle back in March this year.

The beer is solid golden in colour with a solid foam top. It looks just like most of the lagers I’ve tasted earlier but doesn’t taste that way. The taste is flat and bitter but not in the typical malty way. It finishes of on the more sweet note but still with some sour and bitter elements, and of course this is one of those 0.5 liter bottles…

Chile

Chile

Rothhammer Nazca IPA

Brewery: Handwerk Brewers
Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.7%
Country number: 73
Bought at: Beers of Europe in Setchey, England and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 28/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.75

This week I finally try a beer from South America again. So far I’ve only had one beer from South America after starting this blog and that was Quilmes Cristal which was the very first beer I had back in January. The beer is one of the many delivered to my hotel when I was in Newcastle back in March. When checking in the beer on Untappd I notice that the beer is actually available in Norway, more precisely at Salsa Restaurant in Bergen. If you live or visit Bergen this restaurant is a great spot to get some South American beers.

The beer is hazy golden in colour with a small foam head. It tastes lightly of hops and citrus with a mix of hops and malt in the aftertaste. The taste is very well balanced which makes this a very good Session IPA.

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