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What\'s your favorite beer in SE Asia?

  • mattocmd

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    I searched the forum and saw that exacto posted a similar question in 2006...so since it's been a while, I'd like to ask again..

    What's your favorite beer in SE Asia?

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    What's your favorite beer in the world? (I'm asking about widely available beers, not craft beers that we've never heard of)

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    Tiger Beer is my 'go to' beer in SE Asia. I find it smooth and tasty. Perfect if I just want one or if I plan on drinking all night.

    Favorite in the world...I'd have to say Sapporo. I lived in Korea for four years. Korean beer is awful..I always found myself paying a premium for Japanese beer, especially Sapporo.

    #1 Posted: 9/8/2013 - 19:48

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  • Geer1

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    I really enjoyed Beer Laos.

    #2 Posted: 9/8/2013 - 21:47

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    Boag's
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    Coopers
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    You meant Australasia, right? ;-)

    #3 Posted: 9/8/2013 - 23:39

  • Snookieboi

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    Beer Lao.

    #4 Posted: 10/8/2013 - 02:11

  • daawgon

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    I like Dark Beer Lao and Halida in SEA. At home (USA) I drink MGD (Miller Genuine Draft) - cold brewed.

    #5 Posted: 10/8/2013 - 11:01

  • davixdy

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    Beer Lao. Between the bunch available in LOS I prefer Leo. In the world any kind of wheat beer (Paulaner, Edelweiss, ...) or Czeh beer like Kozel, Budvar, Pilsner Urquell,... Here, in Spain, San Miguel bottled (though It´s not the same than the one sold in Philippines or Indonesia).

    #6 Posted: 10/8/2013 - 16:51

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Asahi is good and the ones Bob mentioned although it's Oceania.

    #7 Posted: 11/8/2013 - 23:47

  • MADMAC

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    San Miguel, Beer Leo, Beer Lao, Heineken... in that order.

    I'm a Pils guy in Germany.

    I don't like Weizen.

    Neither are a factor here in Thailand.

    #8 Posted: 11/8/2013 - 23:53

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Leo is the worst beer in Thailand IMO. Watery low grade stuff. I have brewed my own beer that tastes better than that.

    #9 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 00:04

  • MADMAC

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    Funny - I really like Leo. I don't like Singha, which has a chemical like aftertaste that grates.

    But, when it comes to beer, as when it comes to food, we all have different tastes.

    #10 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 04:49

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  • stefanw

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    Namkong. It is Beer Lao's little brother and is pretty good. Give it a try.

    #11 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 05:53

  • Captain_Bob

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    Worst beer in the region is definitely San Miguel Light
    The most watered-down piss available. I'll take a Leo over that any day.

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    #12 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 06:15

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Light beer makes no sense. Either have a real beer or drink water.

    #13 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 08:05

  • MADMAC

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    Hey Bob, Leonard - are you guys fat? Light beer makes sense when you have to watch your weight and still want a beer with your meal.

    I have to routinely cut weight so on occassion when I want a beer with a meal then San Mig works. I also like the flavor with a lime added.

    As I said before, different strokes for different folks. You don't like it, don't drink it. The market will determine it's value to the consumers. And that's the only opinion that really counts.

    #14 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 09:00

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Water has no calories. The US seems to be the place for light beer sales but US beers aren't much good anyway. I don't know any regular beer drinkers elsewhere that like light beer.

    #15 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 20:30

  • LeonardCohe-
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    http://www.schiesshouse.com/overview_of_beer.htm

    Bud Light is the no 1 in the US but in other countries full strength beer is the go.

    #16 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 20:34

  • MADMAC

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    Americans have some great beers and excellent micro-breweries. John Adams dark is a good beer. But my favorite beer on planet earth is a Canadian Brew - Molson Export.

    "I don't know any regular beer drinkers elsewhere that like light beer."

    Neertheless, Germany produces and sells light beer. I won't say it's popular, but obviously people buy it and drink it, or nobody would be making it.

    As I said, different people like different things. There is no right answer when it comes to drink or food (well unless it kills you).

    #17 Posted: 12/8/2013 - 23:43

  • LeonardCohe-
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    People drink all sorts of things but the key word here is 'favourite'. Few people would nominate a light beer as their absolute favourite.

    #18 Posted: 13/8/2013 - 07:17

  • Gamble

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Myanmar beer is my favourite, then beer Lao, can't complain at a good bia hoi either.

    I agree though light beer makes no sense.

    #19 Posted: 13/8/2013 - 08:41

  • MADMAC

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    Few people fight when they're 51. Although I have to admit I like the flavor of the beer with a lime in it. You see Leonard, I don't give a **** what other people think about beer or wine. I like what I like. If others like it, great. If they don't, that's OK. I don't follow the herd.

    #20 Posted: 13/8/2013 - 11:51

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