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Beers of the World

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

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Imperial

Brewery: Productura La Florida
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 3
Bought at: Somewhere in Daytona Beach, USA
Date: 29/03/2014
My Untappd rating: 2.75

This week I’m reviewing country number 3. This is a beer that I had multiple times when living in Daytona Beach, USA. From what I can remember I bought it as a sixpack at Publix Supermarket in Holly Hill the times that I bought it. Now it’s time to find out if it is as good as I remember it…

The beer is clear golden in colour with a fast disappearing head, but still decently carbonated. The taste is short with a malty start and a more sweet finish. Watery and very little aftertaste. Definitely not as good as I remember it.

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Belgium

Belgium

Hoegaarden Wit/Blanche

Brewery: Brouwerij Hoegaarden
Style: Witbier
ABV: 4.9%
Country number: 2
Bought at: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Daytona Beach, USA
Date: 21/03/2014
My Untappd rating: 3.75

Yet another week without a new country which means I’m reviewing country number 2. I can already now tell you that it will be like this for the next coming weeks. Unlike last weeks beer I know exactly where I bought this back in 2014, more precisely at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Daytona Beach, USA.

The beer is hazy light yellow in colour with a thin white head. It tastes sweet and wheaty with a citrus sourness to it. It has a fruity ending that lingers for a good amount of time. Really great to way to get a break from all the lagers I’ve tried for this blog.

Mexico

Mexico

Corona Extra

Brewery: Cerveceria Modelo
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 1
Bought at: Somewhere in Daytona Beach, USA
Date: 11/03/2014
My Untappd rating: 2.75

So I have now reached a point that I thought I would reach long before now. I originally thought I would post this blogentry sometime last year. As I was starting to run short on beers from new countries last year I had the idea that I would review the 43 beers I had before starting this blog. First out is the very first beer that I checked in on Untappd back in March 2014. As I had this when I was living in Daytona Beach, USA I’m not 100% sure where I bought it but there is a big chance that it was bought at the Publix store in Holly Hill where we normally bought our groceries.

Not much to say about Corona Extra that you don’t already know I guess 😛 It is light golden in colour with a tiny white head. It is easily drinkable but compared with the many lagers I’ve tried so far it seems rather bland. It tastes watery with a small hint of malty bitterness.

Belarus

Belarus

Zhigulevskoe Svetloe

Brewery: Bretskoe Pivo
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.5%
Country number: 108
Bought at: Alko Feenoks in Tartu, Estonia. Massive thanks to Maits at RateBeer!
Date: 31/03/2018
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Back in January this year I was contacted by a user on the popular beer website RateBeer. He was a follower of this blog and kindly asked if I could get some beers for him at the Norwegian Vinmonopolet. No problem for me if he could supply me with some beers for this blog. A little over a week ago the box arrived from Estonia with this Belarussian beer inside. With the sponsored beer last week from Amstel Bright Nederland and this weeks beer from a fellow beerenthusiast from Estonia I’m surprised how far this blog has come since the start last year. Once again HUGE THANKS to everyone that has contributed and feel free to spread the word as many countries still remains to be crossed of the list.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a one centimeter white foam head. It tastes mild and sweet  with a tiny sour kick. No hop or malt taste and a very flat and tasteless ending.

Curaçao [Sponsored]

Curaçao

Amstel Bright

Brewery: Heineken Nederland
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 107
Sponsored by: Amstel Bright Nederland. Huge thanks to Remco Verhaar!
Date: 23/03/2018
My Untappd rating: 3.50

Yes you read that correctly. It does say sponsored by instead of bought at. This beer is sponsored by Amstel Bright Nederland and was given to me when I traveled to Utrecht a couple of weeks ago for a jobassessment. Once again massive thanks to Remco Verhaar and the guys at Amstel Bright Nederland. When it comes to catergorizing this as a beer from Curaçao some might agree and some might not. The beer used to be brewed by Antilliaanse Brouwerij in Willemstad, Curaçao, but when this brewery shut down production it moved to Netherlands. It is brewed in Netherlands using the same old recipe with desalinated water from Curaçao. It is then shipped back to its origin in the Caribbean, and beacuse of that I choose to categorize it as Curaçaoan.

The beer is yellow is colour with a nice amount of carbonation to it. It tastes crisp and malty with sweet hint. Taste of citrus towards the ending. Better than other clear bottled beers I’ve tasted.

Armenia

Armenia

Erebuni

Brewery: Kotayk Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 6.4%
Country number: 106
Bought at: Slavjanski Dvor in Utrecht, Netherlands
Date: 16/03/2018
My Untappd rating: 3.50

Two weeks ago I was in Utrecht for a jobassessment. After arriving with the train from the airport I went looking for a grocery store to find some snacks and drinks to enjoy at the hotel. As I was walking around I happened to walk past Slavjanski Dvor and saw some familiar Russian beers in the fridge as well as some unfamiliar ones. So I had to take a look. Erebuni was one of three different Armenian beers that was part of the unfamiliar ones. Sometimes luck is the factor keeping this blog alive 🙂

The beer is dark golden in colour with a nice amount of foam on top. It tastes smooth and sweet with a nice malty finish. Slight citrusy hint towards the end. Pretty decent lager.

Réunion

Réunion

Bourbon

Brewery: Brasseries de Bourbon
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 105
Bought at: Saveur Bière in Lille, France and collected at ICA Supermarket Viksäng in Västerås, Sweden
Date: 08/03/2018
My Untappd rating: 3.50

It is a new week and a new French overseas region. This week I’m having the beer on a Thursday and not a Friday or Saturday as usual as I’m busy during the coming weekend. As with the other French overseas regions I’ve had beer from so far I got this one from Saveur Bière which sent it to me in Sweden last December.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a thin white foam lacing on top. It tastes crisp and sweet with a nice amount of bitter maltiness to it. The finish almost has a smokiness to it that I don’t know where comes from but I like it!

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe

Corsaire

Brewery: Brasserie du Corsaire
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.4%
Country number: 104
Bought at: Saveur Bière in Lille, France and collected at ICA Supermarket Viksäng in Västerås, Sweden
Date: 03/03/2018
My Untappd rating: 2.75

This week I’m back with another country that is a French overseas region, namely Guadeloupe. Just like Lorraine Blonde from two weeks ago this was also bought at Saveur Bière and shipped to Sweden when I was there last December.

The beer is golden in colour with a decent white head. It tastes malty and sweet but sort of flat. The finish is dry and short which is one of the reasons it doesn’t score any higher.

 

Ghana

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Club Premium Lager

Brewery: Accra Brewery
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 103
Bought at: Sweet Handz Restaurant in London, England
Date: 22/02/2018
My Untappd rating: 2.50

This weekend I’m on vacation in England and unlike some of my earlier travels I didn’t enjoy a beer from a new country before leaving Norway. The reason for this was that my research made me confident in finding beer from a new country at either a foreign restaurant or at a foreign supermarket. And my research proved right. Found this African lager at Sweet Handz Restaurant in London and enjoyed it together with a great meal before heading over to Emirates Stadium for the Arsenal – Östersund match.

The beer is light golden in colour with a huge white head. The taste is flat and watery with a sweetish finish. Pretty standard African lager compared to other African lagers I’ve tried before.

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