Then we’re in the Irish Isles with the beer that’s become synonymous with class, distinction, and brilliance. I am of course talking about Guinness. Guinness is fantastic and getting it on draft is one of the best simplest pleasures life can offer you. I think all of us can agree regardless of the scores: Guinness isn’t the best beer in the world, but it’s one the best beer you can get in any bar worth a damn, and not be turned away because they don’t have it.
Who else but the Germans have a clue what they’re doing when it comes to beer? The Czech’s, because despite being Czech I refuse to spell it out fully. We all really liked this beer, and though the German was better in our minds this is a great beer to have.
Now let’s head to Vietnam. One of us (Huanlai) actually hails from this country which means he’s a communist immigrant. Who loves capitalism and has often said that America despite what people say is pretty sweet. That aside this Saigon Ale is about average in terms of taste, and its low score really reflects value and manliness. They don’t say anything, even the Vietnamese is just information on packaging.
Now we head south for a little bit into the wilderness known as Kenya, where there are Kenyans. It’s here we prove that while your beer can be manly that doesn’t make it the best. Which considering from our first review of Highland Park – A scotch made by an man named Magnus and made under a church makes a lot of sense. It was manly too, but it was still just mediocre.
Ahh, and so we head to the ice cold land of Russia. With a beer we feel exemplifies the beer of the working class Russian. This means of course to us snooty beer tasters in America that this beer doesn’t taste that great, because we’ve yet to have the privilege of working in a Russian factory. Regardless though it’s a fine beer, and it feels like they put vodka in it (the creamy aftertaste) and considering the higher proof – they just might have. Considering Russian workers don’t need to read this bottle has nothing to say.
Next we head the England, but it’s not really England. It’s actually New Hampshire – but the lager is made English style, so that’s close enough. I know – I asked William the IVth why when told to get beers for a review Around the World he choose a New Hampshire beer, but he responded basically that he does what he does, and then he does it. SO, anyway this tasted very much like it came from across the pond, and is actually quite good.
WELCOME! Beer is something we’ve often had in the Buffalo Lounge, but we never really got around to reviewing it in favor of spirits. So we began with an initial set of reviewing beers around the world. These have been broken into smaller articles. Now you may noticed a format similar to our spirit reviews – in the future beers will just have a short paragraph and an overall/reviewer score.