Brewery: Carlsberg Azerbaijan Style: Lager ABV: 4.8% Country number: 119 Bought at: Somewhere in Baku, Azerbaijan. Thanks to Tor Magne Madsen! Date: 31/05/2019 My Untappd rating:
The blog isn’t dead! Things have been quiet since my last entry almost two months ago, but I am always on the look for new countries to cross of the list. When one of my former footballcoaches recently visited Azerbaijan I saw him check in a Xirdalan Lager on Untappd and my god was I quick to message him if he would be so kind to bring with him a bottle or can for me. And as with so many other of my friends he said yes! When I look back now I actually realise that a total of 15 people have contributed in my hunt for beers from different countries. Once again thank you Anders, Andreas, Aleksander, Aleksander, Christian, Dennis, Espen, Espen, Karen, Maits, Patrick, Remco, Stian, Tom and Tor Magne!
The beer is clear golden in colour with a nice foamy white head. It tastes malty and bitter before it finishes off more sweet. Very short on the aftertaste, and hard to tell it apart from other commercial lagers.
Brewery: Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad Style: Stout ABV: 6.8% Country number: 118 Bought at: Ben’s Independant Grocer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Date: 02/04/2019 My Untappd rating:
Yes you read that correctly. Danish Royal Stout from Malaysia! When I first got my latest workschedule and saw that Kuala Lumpur was one of the layover cities I got excited. It then got removed from my roster and I thought the opportunity was gone. Kuala Lumpur has since then appeared on my roster 2 times just to be removed again. But the fourth time it appeared it stayed on and I arrived in Malaysia early this morning. I got excited since I’ve never been to Malaysia or Kuala Lumpur and that I’ve never had a Malaysian beer. I of course did some quick research and found out that Anchor Smooth and Danish Royal Stout are the two most popular beers brewed in Malaysia. Further research found out that Anchor Smooth is registered as brewed in Singapore on Untappd as it is brewed by Heineken Asia Pacific who are headquartered in Singapore (but also brews in Malaysia). I therefor decided to go for the Danish Royal Stout.
The beer is dark brown/black in colour with a thick brown foam head. It tastes of coffee and has a pleasant roastiness to it. Finishes on a chocolate sweet note with a long lasting aftertaste. A very nice surprise as I wasn’t expecting too much! If you’re ever in Malaysia this is a nice local choice.
Brewery: Banks Barbados Breweries Style: Lager ABV: 4.7% Country number: 40 Bought at: Tesco Metro in Birmingham, England Date:16/10/2016 My Untappd rating:
This weeks revisit is actually a revisit of a revisit… I first had this beer from Barbados at World of Beer in Port Orange. But that was before I enrolled in their loyalty program and therefor it didn’t register. Then I came across it in the aisles at Tesco Metro in Birmingham when visiting the city when I was enjoying another of my passions, seeing the British band Feeder live!
The beer is golden in colour with less than normal carbonation. It tastes clean and crisp with a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. The finish is short and on the sweet side. Kind of weird to sit here in 4°C and enjoy the beer and think back on the two lovely days I spent at Barbados in November last year.
Brewery: Ursus Breweries Style: Lager ABV: 5.0% Country number: 38 Bought at: Somewhere in Larnaca, Cyprus Date:30/08/2016 My Untappd rating:
After serving you a new country last week I’m back to revisits this week. This revisit takes us back to a family vacation in Larnaca back in 2016. Larnaca actually surprised me with plenty of bars that had a decent beer selection. This beer was not enjoyed at a bar though but bought at a local supermarket and enjoyed at the hotel.
The beer is golden in colour with a normal amount of carbonation. The taste is very malty and sweet. Slight bitterness in the end before a short and sweet aftertaste.
Brewery: South Pacific Brewery Style: Lager ABV: 4.5% Country number: 117 Bought at: Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Thanks to Patrick Storesund! Date: 25/01/2019 My Untappd rating:
New beer two weeks in a row! I have earlier talked about the friend that was in Västerås at the same time as me who later moved to Papua New Guinea and then supplied me with beer from Samoa and Albania. What I haven’t told is that he wasn’t the only one who where in Västerås at the same time that ended up in Papua New Guinea flying for the same airline. As I was already getting last weeks beer towards the end of last year I figured out that it could be a nice idea to ask if this second person working on the other side of the world was planning to go home for Christmas, and the answer was yes. He also answered yes when I asked if he could bring a local beer with him on the long journey home. Huge thanks to Patrick!
The beer is clear golden in colour with a massive foam top when poured into the glass. It taste malty and kind of cheap with a nice floral finish. The aftertaste is sweet and grainy. A very typical lager that probably taste a lot better when enjoyed in Papua New Guinea compared to chilly Norway.
Brewery: Sociedade Cabo Verdiana de Cerveja e Refrigerantes Style: Lager ABV: 5.6% Country number: 116 Bought at: Praia Shopping in Praia, Cape Verde. Thank you very much Stian Skovro! Date: 18/01/2019 My Untappd rating:
When publishing the last revisit last year I promised you some new beers in the new year. The fact is that this beer and another one was already on the way when posting the last entry. As I have mentioned earlier in some posts I have friends flying aircrafts all over the world, and late last year one of them happened to do some flying out of the Cape Verde islands. I of course asked if he would be so kind to bring a beer with him if he could. It was therefor a pleasant sight to come home to this beer after a couple of weeks at work. Once again thank you Stian!
The beer is golden in colour with a little white foam on top. It tastes bitter and grainy from the malts. A very normal lager without anything special to it. Sweet and citrusy ending that lingers for a little while.
Brewery: Hartwall Style: Lager ABV: 5.2% Country number: 30 Bought at: Systembolaget in Västerås, Sweden Date:10/12/2015 My Untappd rating:
After finally finding beer from a new country last week I’m back to reviewing one of the 43 beers I had before start of this blog in 2017. One thing you might notice is that the country number on the last reviews is jumping a little from entry to entry. The reason for this is that I have not been able to find some of the beers that I had before starting in 2017. So I will leave the ones I haven’t been able to find and hopefully review them at a later stage. No over to todays review! In the blogentry for Sweden I mentioned that I travelled to Västerås for some flying. That stay lasted for two weeks and since I was joined by the same beerenthusiast who supplied me with the beer from Samoa and Albania I was able to tick of some countries while we were there.
The beer is golden in colour with very little carbonation. It doesn’t taste too much but has a malty and a sweet middle. The finish is bitter but ends rather quickly.
In December 2015 I travelled to Västerås in Sweden to do the flying portion of my European pilot licence. As I was starting there on a Monday my brother and I travelled to Stockholm on the Friday before to explore the Swedish capital. I had this standard Swedish lager when we stopped for something to eat on one of these days.
The beer is yellow in colour with a little hazyness to it. It has a heavy amount of foam to it even when poured slowly. It tastes kinda flat but still brings a solid malty kick. Citrusy notes towards the end.