Azerbaijan


Date Consumed: 9th January 2019
Beer: Xirdalan Export
Brewed: Carlsberg Azerbaijan, Xırdalan, Baku, Azerbaijan
Size: 440mL
Alcohol Content: 3.6%
Sourced: Suitcase beer from Baku Azerbaijan (thanks James Cook)
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: It’s brewed by Carlsberg and it tastes of Carlsberg. Surprising hop flavour, more like a Polish lager. A difficult country tick!

Xirdalan Export, Azerbaijan

Faroe Islands


Date Consumed: 8th January 2019
Beer: Föroya Bjór Classic
Brewed: Föroya Bjór, Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 4.6%
Sourced: Keflavík International Airport, Reykjavík, Iceland
World Beer Rating: 6/10.
Notes: A true to style dark lager; slightly sweet, not bad at all. I’d enjoy a couple but its not a style I enjoy.

Föroya Bjór Classic, Iceland

Egypt

Date Consumed: 12th November 2018
Beer: Stella Lager
Brewed: Al Ahram, Giza, Egypt
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sourced: Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen, Harold Park, Sydney NSW, Australia
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: African lager is African lager. Suprised continued use of the word Stella hasn’t got some Belgian lawyers up in arms. Wasn’t expecting much, did not deliver.

Stella Lager, Egypt

Date Consumed: 12th November 2018
Beer: Meister Max
Brewed: Al Ahram, Giza, Egypt
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 8.0%
Sourced: Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen, Harold Park, Sydney NSW, Australia
World Beer Rating: 5/10.
Notes: Wasn’t expecting much as before, but this high alcohol beer wasn’t bad! Oh, its warming up. It’s not as good.

Meister Max, Egypt

Antigua & Barbuda


Date Consumed: 29th October 2018
Beer: Wadadli
Brewed: Antigua Brewery (Royal Unibrew), St. Johns, Antigua & Barbuda
Size: 250mL
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Sourced: Suitcase beer from a supermarket in Antigua & Barbuda (thanks Jim Marlow)
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: Caribbean lager, served in a smaller 250mL for quick drinking and many of them in the heat! Nothing too exciting but not unpleasant either.

Wadadli, Antigua & Barbuda

Belarus


Date Consumed: 28th March 2018
Beer: Lidskoe Pilsner
Brewed: Lidskoe Pivo, Grodnenskaya Oblast, Lida, Belarus
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 4.2%
Sourced: A Belarusian Deli on Ulitsa Vosstaniya near Обелиск Городу-Герою Ленинграду
World Beer Rating: 3/10.
Notes: Absolutely nothing to report on this one. Pilsner, bland, slight cereal taste, mildly bitter.

Lidskoe Pilsner, Belarus

Georgia


Date Consumed: 26th March 2018
Beer: Kazbegi Tbilisi Beer
Brewed: Kazbegi, Rustavi, Georgia
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 4.8%
Sourced: Garcon Bistro, Nevsky Avenue, 95, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: It is quite literally identical to every other lager in the former Soviet Union. that is to say, pretty basic.

Kazbegi Tbilisi Beer, Georgia

Date Consumed: 26th March 2018
Beer: Kazbegi Porter
Brewed: Kazbegi, Rustavi, Georgia
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 5.8%
Sourced: Garcon Bistro, Nevsky Avenue, 95, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
World Beer Rating: 6/10.
Notes: A touch watery but has a definite slightly smokey porter taste which I would describe as Soviet… if thats a fair way of describing it?

Kazbegi Porter, Georgia

Mongolia


Date Consumed: 28th September 2016
Beer: Jalam Khar
Brewed: MCS Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Size: 450mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: A shop in Ulaanbaatar, sold by Ghengis himself? Suitcased to Sydney (thanks to Jim Cook)
World Beer Rating: 3/10.
Notes: Mongolian Heinken is the best at a descriptive flavour; it wouldn’t be out of place on draft with Carling and Carlsberg. I feel the need to lead a new Mongol Empire!

Jalam Khar, Mongolia

Martinique


Date Consumed: 7th August 2015
Beer: Bière Lorraine Blonde
Brewed: Brasserie Lorraine, Le Lamentin, Martinique
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: A shop in Paris, no idea where… (thanks to Jim Cook)
World Beer Rating: 1/10.
Notes: This beer is devoid of all flavour save the presence of chemicals. The legend goes ‘it tastes better in the climate of which it’s brewed’. However in this case, there is no climate on Earth excusable for it.

Bière Lorraine Blonde, Martinique

Andorra


Date Consumed: 7th August 2015
Beer: Alpha Sant Cornelli
Brewed: Cerveses Alpha, La Cortinada Ordino, Andorra
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 6.4%
Sourced: A tourist shop in Andorra La Vella (thanks to Jim Cook)
World Beer Rating: 6/10.
Notes: Very, very carbonated. Some citrus, little light on the hops. The beer label was inkjet printed but this is from the only (micro) brewery in the whole country!

Alpha Sant Cornelli, Andorra

Kingdom of Tonga


Date Consumed: 20th April 2015
Beer: Outrigger Popao Premium Ale
Brewed: Outrigger Brewery, Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Tonga
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: A bottle shop in Tonga (Thanks to Laura’s friend Gemma for bringing this back with her)
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: Malt profile, medium carbonation. Smidgen of hops coming through. For a microbrewery in Tonga this isn’t too bad. Very similar to Heineken.

Outrigger Popao Premium Ale, Tonga