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Beers of the World

One man's quest to conquer the world (of 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!

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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.

El Salvador

El Salvador

Suprema

Brewery: Cerveceria La Constancia
Style: Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Country number: 72
Bought at: Half Time Beverage in Mamaroneck, USA
Date: 21/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 2.75

Yet another beer bought at Half Time Beverage when I was in New York during Easter this year.

The beer is yellow in colour with a solid amount of carbonation. The taste is flat and thin with little or no aftertaste at all. If there is any it is more on the sweeter side.

Lebanon

Lebanon

961 Beer Lager

Brewery: Gravity Brewing
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 71
Bought at: New Beer Distributors in New York, USA
Date: 14/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.00

Before travelling to New York this Easter I did some research on where to find beer from new countries and got recommended to visit New Beer Distributors in Lower Manhattan. The shop didn’t disappoint and one of the beer I bought there was this lager from Lebanon.

The beer is golden in colour with a tiny amount of foam on the top. Taste is rather flat with hints of wheat and malt.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Hinano

Brewery: Brasserie de Tahiti
Style: Lager
ABV: 5%
Country number: 70
Bought at: Bien Manger in La Canourgue, France and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 07/07/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.75

This week we reach another milestone, country number 70. I’ve been trying to save some of the more exotic beers for when I reach a round number. Country number 50 was Samoa, country number 60 was Mauritius and for number 70 I try Hinano from French Polynesia. The beer has come a long way from the Pacific Ocean via Bien Manger in France and my hotel in Newcastle before being brought home to Norway in my suitcase back in March this year.

The beer is clear golden in colour with a tiny foam head. It tastes crisp with just the right amount of bitterness from the malt. Slight taste of citrus before it finishes off with a hint of sweetness.

Montenegro

Montenegro

Nikšićko Tamno

Brewery: Pivara Trebjesa
Style: Schwarzbier
ABV: 6.2%
Country number: 69
Bought at: Konzum in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Thanks to Andreas Wathne!
Date: 30/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

When tasting the beer from Portugal earlier this month I said that I hoped to give you a new story on how I got my beer instead of the normal story where I bought the beer online and got it delivered to a hotel. This is me keeping that promise. Last week a close friend of mine, who is also a beer enthusiast, was on holiday in Croatia. As Croatia is already crossed of the list I asked him if he could bring home som beers from the neighbouring countries if he saw any. One of three beers brought back was this beer from Montenegro bought in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Not only does this beer give you a new story on how I got the beer but it is also something else than a lager this time. The beer is dark brown with a creamy beige foam head. It tastes sweet and round with a slightly bitter malty finish.

Madagascar

Madagascar

Three Horses Beer

Brewery: Brasseries Star
Style: Lager
ABV: 5.4%
Country number: 68
Bought at: Bien Manger in La Canourgue, France and delivered to Jurys Inn in Gateshead, England
Date: 23/06/2017
My Untappd rating: 3.50

It’s been a while since I’ve had a beer from the shipment I received from Bien Manger to my hotel in Newcastle back in March. This week I bring you this beer from Madagascar that was bought from the French shop.

The beer is dark golden in colour with a decent foam head. The taste is round and malty with a sweet finish. A really nice pilsner I wouldn’t mind having again.

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