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World's Best Beer

I am struggling to pinpoint the worlds best beer - anyone fancy helping?
9 years ago, September 9th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #142962  
I have been back in England for nearly a year now since my last trip and I have been craving some Bintang. This got me thinking of my favourite beers but my knowledge is still very minimal. The beers that get the most mentioned will effect my travel plans for next year so please post responsibly! My favourites are:

San Mig - Philippines
Bintang - Indo
Tui - NZ
Red Horse - Philippines

Anyone agree? Reply to this

9 years ago, September 10th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #143012  
Its impossible. Reply to this

9 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #143020  
Not the biggest beer lover int he world but I really didn't like Bintang all that much, while Red Horse in Philippines was great (and strong!!). I like Chang in Thailand as well. Maybe for the same reason, the amount of alcocol is above 6% and its cheap 😊

Heading to Laos in a few days and I heard that the beer there is really good as well. Reply to this

9 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #143049  
good question...if you ever have a chance try Croatian beer named Velebitsko ...i have heard that they won on some world competition Reply to this

9 years ago, September 14th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #143248  
Beer Lao is probably the pick of the litter in SE Asia...I think the best beer in the world comes from the US, not so exotic but if we are talking about pure drinking quality...Tusker is a decent beer from kenya. None of the central or south american beers impressed me, cant even remember the names. Mexico has a couple of decent beers, I like the negro modelo... I will be riding the Red Horse again in about a week, cant wait! Reply to this

9 years ago, September 15th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #143336  
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I like the beers made at local breweries. We have a boat load of them in this area. Red Lodge Montana probably has the best. Reply to this

9 years ago, September 20th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #143575  
Some of the best beers come from Belgium and the Czech Republic. US beers? lolmao. That's like saying US cuisine is the finest in the world. Reply to this

9 years ago, September 20th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #143589  
Have to agree on the american beers 😊 aren't they really low in alcohol level as well? Chiang in Thailand is 6.4%!a(MISSING)nd Red Horse from Philippines is even stonger i think.Even the light version of these two (around 5%!)(MISSING) is stronger than the American beers.

See what budget traveling gets you into? Figuring out which beer is most cost efficient 😱 Reply to this

9 years ago, September 20th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #143597  
Were talking about best and to say all american beers are week is a pretty lame statement. Micro beers from all over the us are amazing along with micro beers from canada. To pick the best is impossible because you would die trying to taste all the beers of the world. I found a pub in Brussles that boasts a variety of over 2000.. Reply to this

9 years ago, September 20th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #143612  
Quite right, Dylan. Haven't tried a whole lot of micro brews from the US. I've been to that one in Brussels as well, I think it's called Delirium Pub. You're really spoilt for choice there... Reply to this

9 years ago, September 20th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #143625  
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Dylan - it is a job we are forced to do LOL Reply to this

8 years ago, December 27th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #149397  
From all of our travels the best beers we have definitly come across are the microbreweries of America. They have SOOOO many different flavours and styles and take it so so seriously. Even the smallest country towns will have at least two microbreweries and they will have samplers where you will be able to try darks like bocks, reds, weizens through to pale ales and fruit beers....and seasonal beers too which is excellent. And from Australian prices they are also cheap cheap cheap!

But...in australia we were always told that American beers were low alcohol too but we didnt find that??? Many of the marketed beers like bud are low carb which can also lead to low alchohol but the microbrewerys are a whole different thing. Reply to this

8 years ago, December 29th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #149494  
Stone and wood - Byron bay Australia. Won beer of the year in OZ and encapsulates Byron Bay - great surf and wonderful weather in a bottle....mmmm Reply to this

8 years ago, December 30th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #149549  
This question is akin to asking what the 'meaning of life' is 😉

Beer varies so much by country and even reacts accordingly to climate that personally, I believe it is impossible to say which beer is best.

Many English Ales made by the smaller brewers are just delightful, but too expensive to enjoy on a regular basis.

When I travel, I like to try as many local beers as possible and then stick to the 2 or 3 that I like best. My personal all time favourite has to be Spaten Munchen, however, I've come across a few that are almost on a par with it.

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8 years ago, January 1st 2012 No: 15 Msg: #149641  
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Id like to go for San Mig in Philippines. Only from Philippines mind, the stuff we get from spain here in the UK is Vile.
Red Horse was a no no for me! haha. Was it true the one with the smiley horse face was alot stronger than the others or was that urban legend? x Reply to this

8 years ago, January 2nd 2012 No: 16 Msg: #149705  
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In response to: Msg #149494 Budweiser is not real beer. It is made with rice added in. This was done because of the different supplies of wheat being limited during WWII and they never went back. Reply to this

8 years ago, January 3rd 2012 No: 17 Msg: #149748  
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I dont like any beer except SP - South Pacific. Reply to this

8 years ago, January 4th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #149798  
Well thank you for all your replies. Conclusion is I should return to the Philippines in search for the smiling Red Horse! I heard that rumour whilst I was there but I did not see one in 3 months...

I fear this question may have been too broad and I apologise for scaring people :-) Just to add insult...what is the best alcoholic beverage around? Reply to this

8 years ago, January 5th 2012 No: 19 Msg: #149845  
Dave here-----

This discussion is akin to asking someone what their favorite ctiy is, or what is their favorite country. But, Captain Scott, you've nonetheless drawn my interest.
Any discussion about "beer" begins and ends with what type of "beer" one likes. There are lagers, ales, stouts, belgians, pale ales, pilsners, wheats, whites....the list is extensive. By now you've determined that I am a lover of the brew....and you're correct.
Now more to the point. I'm a self-professed beer snob. I know very little about liquor and slightly more about wine. But when you talk about hops and grains...I'm your man. Been to beer camp where there were over 300 different kinds to sample. Everything from fine microbrews to Crazy Ed's Chili Beer (not recommended).
A fair amount of travelers go for the lighter beers. No, no the diet kind that American brewers pawn on a unsuspecting drinkers, but the lagers and ales that are easy on the palate and go down very well after a hard day's travel and touring. Most countries that aren't known for their beers all make a similar concoction. And it fills the bill and the gullet.
As for me, I prefer the Belgian style ales. Dubbels, Trippels. Those Monks knew what they were doing many centuries ago!! Reply to this

8 years ago, January 10th 2012 No: 20 Msg: #150119  

as a traveler ( not including any european countries bc we all know that's the kingpin of beer making ) I would have to say...

1. Tona -Nicaragua
2. Presidente -Republica Dominicana
3. Bavaria( Blue ) -Costa Rica

those would be my top 3 beers on the road so far.... Reply to this

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