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

Myanmar (Burma)

Date Consumed: 17th September 2014
Beer: Beer Myanmar
Brewed: Myanmar Brewery and Distillery, Mingaladon Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Size: 640mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: Peninsula Plaza, Singapore (Thanks to Serdal Dik)
World Beer Rating: 5/10.
Notes: I chilled this down and drank it from a small glass; it’s very light, very fizzy, slightly chemically but not much else going on.

Beer Myanmar, Myanmar


Date Consumed: 4th September 2014
Beer: Vanuatu Tusker OP Lager
Brewed: Vanuatu Brewing Limited, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 7.0%
Sourced: Port Vila, Vanuatu (Thanks to Keith Gilsenan)
World Beer Rating: 6/10.
Notes: Lets be honest; Vanuatu isn’t a world class destination for beer and it’s my fault the beer had spent a good deal of time waiting for me to pick it up. Despite that the beer itself isn’t too bad; the 7.0% ABV helps mask a slight chemically malty flavour. In humid climates, a fresher version would hit the spot nicely.

Vanuatu Tusker OP Lager, Vanuatu

Hong Kong (SAR)

Date Consumed: 15th August 2014
Beer: Hong Kong Sevens Stout
Brewed: Hong Kong Beer Co., Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 6.0%
Sourced: Hong Kong (thanks to Jim Cook)
World Beer Rating: 7/10.
Notes: 7/10. A good stout, albeit slightly watery. Dark chocolate and coffee flavours, without a doubt a surprise to drink a craft beer from Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Sevens Stout, Hong Kong

Macau (SAR)

Date Consumed: 15th August 2014
Beer: Macau Beer
Brewed: Companhia de Cervejas de Macau, Avenida Venceslau Morais No. 209, Macau
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: Macau (thanks to Jim Cook)
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: Typical macro brewed beer, plenty of malt and hops. Flavour not unlike a Peroni, but with a chemically aftertaste.

Macau Beer, Macau

Cook Islands (NZ)

Date Consumed: 22nd January 2014
Beer: Matutu Mai Lager
Brewed: Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: Matutu Brewery, Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
World Beer Rating: 8/10.
Notes: This bottle of beer was fresh filled from the brewery itself, so fresh it wasn’t even capped! A lovely beer from a hot and humid island. Slightly citrus, a tiny bit malty. Very drinkable, I would pick a few bottles of this up if exported to Australia!

Matutu Mai Lager, Cook Islands (NZ)

Date Consumed: 21nd January 2014
Beer: Matutu Kiva Pale Ale
Brewed: Titikaveka, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
Sourced: Sunset Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
World Beer Rating: 4/10.
Notes: Not particularly good. Very malty, bready, not really a Pale Ale. Only had one of these, that was enough for me.

Matutu Kiva Pale Ale, Cook Islands (NZ)


Date Consumed: 27th June 2013
Beer: Flag Spéciale
Brewed: Brasserie BB Lomé, Lomé, Togo
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
Sourced: Saveur Biere (
World Beer Rating: 7/10.
Notes: Remarkable; African beers are typically weak with no particular flavour. This one is excellent, actually a little sweet and tastes a little of cereal. Good colour and a head that lasts longer than one would expect.

Flag Spéciale, Togo

Date Consumed: 5th October 2019
Beer: Awooyo Spéciale
Brewed: Agoènyivé, Lomé, Togo
Size: 650mL
Alcohol Content: 5.2%
Sourced: Togo Exotique, Rue Dejean, Paris, France
World Beer Rating: 2/10.
Notes: It was past its sell by date and is a brown ale from Togo. Vague caramel notes and poor carbonation. Not undrinkable but a long way from being average.

Awooyo Spéciale, Togo


Northern Ireland (UK)

Date Consumed: 28th May 2013
Beer: Whitewater Belfast Lager
Brewed: Whitewater, Saintfield, Northern Ireland
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sourced: Celtic Whisky Shop (
World Beer Rating: 2/10.
Notes: This beer is awful. Terrible. Could be due to it being slightly out of date, but there is no head whatsoever. Nice colour, but thats about it.

Whitewater Belfast Lager, Northern Ireland

Date Consumed: 2nd June 2013
Beer: Whitewater Belfast Ale
Brewed: Whitewater, Saintfield, Northern Ireland
Size: 500mL
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sourced: Celtic Whisky Shop (
World Beer Rating: 7/10.
Notes: Lovely ale, caramel and citrusy notes.

Whitewater Belfast Ale, Northern Ireland


Date Consumed: 26th May 2013
Beer: Celtia
Brewed: Société Frigorifique et Brasserie de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%
World Beer Rating: 7/10.
Notes: What an unexpected delight, a good quality African beer! Flavours in line with Heineken and Grolsch, easy drinking. Well carbonated but very enjoyable.

Celtia, Tunisia