Statistically, Ugandans are one of the heaviest drinking African nations. If you’ve ever tasted Ugandan Waragi from a plastic sachet, or the interestingly named ‘Legitimate Whisky’, you would think they were mad. Thankfully they brew a drinkable beer… though I must say I’m always confused why I’m presented with the question “Would you like it cold?” every time I order one. “No thanks, I’ll have the one you left in the sun over there” said no one ever.
It’s that time again. Time to drink every beer a country has to offer and separate the good, the bad and the ugly. Round four is dedicated to the beer loving paradise that is Vietnam, with some very surprising microbreweries showing that the Vietnamese quite possibly make the best beer in South East Asia. Read on to find out what we loved about the beer of Vietnam.
By all accounts, Cambodians are slightly bigger drinkers than the Thais. Knowing this I was expecting a decent variety of beer brands and was not disappointed. Whilst I was only able to sample a small amount of what is available due to our short visit, I did find a clear winner! Read on for my reviews, ordered best to worst.
For the second installment of my foreign beer tastings we’re here in the Golden Land itself to test it’s golden beverages. However Myanmar has more than just decent beer, including some pretty reasonable whiskies, and some unique local specialties, so I figured it would be rude not to give them a go too.
I have a habit of having to taste-test every beer I encounter at least once. For some like Slovenia’s Laško, or Australia’s own Foster’s, once is more than enough. However every now and again on this noble quest I come across something great (or at least half decent). Something which requires several taste-tests, and inevitably results in a great night, some new friends whose names I can’t remember and a punishing hangover.
As we are currently in Thailand, here is my Thailand beer review in order from best to worst.