World beer advent calendar 4: Pravha (Czechia)

This entry is part 4 of 24 in the series 2019 World Beer advent calendar
Inspired by, eh?

Name: Pravha

Country of Origin: Czechia (Brewed in UK)

Alc vol: 4%

Well, well, well…the first beer which isn’t actually from the country it claims to be. Today’s beer is supposed to be ‘inspired by Prague’, but it’s brewed in Burton upon Trent in the UK. It’s striking how much less of a head this has than yesterday’s Quilmes, and it’s a bit darker too.

Tasting it, there’s not much to say for it – it’s pretty anonymous, a very straight-down-the-line lager.

7/10 – not sure how much I’ve been influenced by where it’s been made, but I’m not a huge fan of British lagers.

World beer advent calendar 3: Quilmes (Argentina)

This entry is part 3 of 24 in the series 2019 World Beer advent calendar
Giant head!

Name: Quilmes

Country of Origin: Argentina (imported)

Alcohol vol: 4.2%

Well I’ve certainly not had this beer before – nor any beer from Argentina. First noted that it’s pretty pale, followed by the fact that its very frothy, with a head that doesn’t disappear.

The taste is very plain – not much there at all – but the big thing here is that it feels very creamy. Perhaps it’s the fine bubbles or the head, but it’s pretty buttery smooth. In fact, I’m not sure t would be refreshing in the kind of way I’d like on a summer’s day, but it’s pretty good nonetheless.

7/10 – I’d order it if I were in Argentina

World Beer advent calendar 2: Singha (Thailand)

This entry is part 2 of 24 in the series 2019 World Beer advent calendar
Beautifully and tastefully lit by my Chromebook

Name: Singha

Country of Origin: Thiland

Alcohol content: 5%

So, I didn’t realise that Singha was from Thailand, but I don’t think I’ve had it many times before. It has a bit more of a head on it than other lagers, but it quickly dissipated.

Sipping it, it’s got a mellow, rounded feel – almost buttery. But very pleasant. It’s a typical lager, again, with no discernibly strong flavours. Pretty nice beer.

Edit: later on it became apparent that there was an oddly chemical aftertaste. This made it a bit unpleasant – changed the score to 6 as a result.

8 6/10 – looking forward to the beers to come!

World beer advent calendar 1: Warsteiner (Germany)

This entry is part 1 of 24 in the series 2019 World Beer advent calendar
Yep, the caledar is in the background

Name: Warsteiner

Country of origin: Germany (imported)

Alcohol content: 4.8%

So we begin another year of advent calendars with one of my favourite beers. It was a real treat to open Door 1 and see Warsteiner pop out – it’s one of the few genuinely German imported lagers you can commonly get in the UK.

I’m used to it coming in bottles twice the size but for an advent calendar I’m very happy with the 330ml of German goodness. I often say that my go-to / favourite beers are often German, and better yet – Bavarian beers. And that’s because it’s what I know and love – I have family connections to Allgau, which is in deep Alpine Bavaria.

It’s pale, crisp and dry – really refreshing. Very clean drinking. Honestly, if there were 24 of these, I wouldn’t complain.

9/10 – if only to ensure we have somewhere to go. Cracking start – and I’m hoping we end on a German beer too…