Beer anyone?…

Just a list of beers I’ve tried and categorised into Excellent, Good, Drinkable and Never again. I would easily buy Excellent and Good beers again. Drinkable beers I would drink and buy occasionally. Never again means it doesn’t matter if someone pays for it; I just would not drink it again. I have ranked those in excellent, but in each of the other categories, they are arranged alphabetically. You may notice I am biased towards dark beers and thus I know many will probably disagree with my list, but again, this is just my opinion.

There is also a special category at the bottom called ‘BORING BEERS’ which are largely just mass market beers. At times the lines were a bit blurred and so I just used my own opinion when deciding whether to class them under boring beers. This class of beer as the name suggests are boring and thus for the most part can be ignored if you wish.

EXCELLENT

  • Name
  • 1) Trappistes Rochefort 10
  • 2) Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
  • 3) Chimay Blue “Grande Reserve”
  • 4) Kagua Rouge
  • 5) Kronenbourg Blanc
  • 6) Pauwel Kwak
  • Country
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Japan
  • France
  • Belgium
  • ABV
  • 11.7%
  • 7%
  • 9%
  • 9%
  • 5%
  • 8.4%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Plum, raisin, grape, prune… lots of flavours & alcohol. AMAZING!
  • Toffee, caramel, coffee, raisin, dark cherry
  • Grape, cherry, raisin, very smooth, bitter-ish, some sweetness
  • Caramel, light floral, nice spice & bitter finish
  • Light sweetness, crisp, apricot/peach finish
  • Some spice and bitterness, warm

GOOD

  • Name
  • Blanche du Mont Blanc
  • Hoegaarden Original White Ale
  • Kasteel Donker
  • Kasteel Rouge
  • Leffe Brune
  • Mocha Porter
  • Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
  • Rickard’s Red
  • Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale
  • Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Schneider Weisse Tap 7 Unser Original
  • Scrimshaw Pilsner
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
  • St. Bernardus Abt 12
  • St. Louis Framboise
  • Suntory The Premium Malt’s
  • Trappistes Rochefort 8
  • Tsingtao Stout
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
  • Country
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • USA
  • USA
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • USA
  • USA
  • Germany
  • USA
  • USA
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Japan
  • Belgium
  • China
  • UK (England)
  • ABV
  • 4.7%
  • 4.9%
  • 11%
  • 8%
  • 6.5%
  • 5.3%
  • 9%
  • 5.3%
  • 5.2%
  • 5.5%
  • 4.9%
  • 5.4%
  • 4.4%
  • 7.2%
  • 10%
  • 2.8%
  • 5.5%
  • 9.2%
  • 7.5%
  • 5.2%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Orange citrus, apricot, lemon zest finish
  • Lemon citrus, sugarcane?, floral, herbal
  • Raisin, prune, caramel, toffee
  • Sour cherries
  • Coffee (roast), chocolate, also slight early cherry notes
  • Bittersweet chocolate, roast coffee, nice bitter aftertaste
  • Strong roast coffee, hint of caramel, bitterness
  • Banana bread, caramel, citrus (lime?)
  • Bitter, sweetish aftertaste
  • Caramel start, grapefruit citrus hops finish
  • Caramel, sweet finish
  • Caramel, banana, light spice
  • Hoegaarden-ish, lemon citrus, floral, herbal
  • Lemon citrus, slight bitter, grassy, floral
  • Grape, raisins, warm
  • Carbonated alcoholic Ribena
  • Crisp sour bitter start, light herb bitter finish
  • Cherry, caramel, and mixed berries… had to degrade after trying 10
  • Coffee, roast, sweetish
  • Bitter chocolate, slight espresso

DRINKABLE

  • Name
  • Budweiser Budvar Original
  • Doppel-Hirsch
  • Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel
  • Kirin Akiaji (Autumn Brew)
  • Leffe 9
  • Leffe Blonde
  • Lucifer
  • Orval
  • Peroni Nastro Azzurro
  • Pranqster
  • Sink the Bismarck
  • Snow Draft Beer 8°
  • Trappistes Rochefort 6
  • Triple d’Anvers
  • Thwaites Nutty Black
  • Waterloo Tripel 7 Blond
  • Westmalle Trappist Tripel
  • Yebisu Premium
  • Country
  • Czech
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • USA
  • UK (Scotland)
  • China
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • UK (England)
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • Japan
  • ABV
  • 5%
  • 7.2%
  • 5.6%
  • 6%
  • 9%
  • 6.6%
  • 8%
  • 6.2%
  • 5.1%
  • 7.6%
  • 41%
  • >3.1%
  • 7.5%
  • 8%
  • 3.3%
  • 7.5%
  • 9.5%
  • 5%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Sweet, watery, slight bitter aftertaste, better than US Budweiser
  • Roast coffee, caramel… sounds like should be ranked higher…
  • Caramel, bittersweet chocolate, roast, but flavours generally weak
  • Malt, sweet, quite crisp
  • Honey, uber sweet, borderline of whether I would drink again…
  • Pear, burnt, carbonation
  • Sweet Hoegaarden, light lemon citrus
  • Bland floral… taste dissipates fast, did not make me want more
  • Slightly sweet and bitter, plain but smooth
  • Floral, chrysanthemum
  • Sour herbal honey, goes down easy compared to white spirits
  • Crisp, light, malt, lemon citrus, honey, but bit watery
  • Light caramel & toffee, aftertaste disappointed as quite bland late on
  • Light coffee, amber, slight citrus
  • Coffee, milk chocolate, a bit flat/bland
  • Crisp, citrus-ish, with malt
  • Honey, citrus, apricots
  • Malt, light apple

NEVER AGAIN

  • Name
  • Beerlao Dark Lager
  • Boddingtons Pub Ale
  • Brother Thelonious
  • Lindemans Apple
  • Maredsous 6 Blonde
  • Marston’s Pedigree
  • Monteith’s Original Ale
  • Samichlaus Classic
  • Snow Beer 7°
  • Wells Banana Bread Beer
  • Wells Waggle Dance Honey Ale
  • White Hawk Original IPA
  • Country
  • Laos
  • UK (England)
  • USA
  • Belgium
  • Belgium
  • UK (England)
  • New Zealand
  • Austria
  • China
  • UK (England)
  • UK (England)
  • USA
  • ABV
  • 6.5%
  • 4.7%
  • 9.4%
  • 3.5%
  • 6%
  • 4.5%
  • 4%
  • 14%
  • >2.7%
  • 5.2%
  • 5%
  • 7%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Sweet caramel, creamy, but not great aftertaste
  • Creamy (hate this), honey
  • Honey, a bit too sweet for me
  • Sour green apples, slight bitterness
  • Malt, floral/herbish but with terrible taste
  • Creamy, honey, butter, but all bland, watered down
  • Bland, too expensive for nothing special. Slight metallic on & off
  • Way too sweet, honey, toffee, brown sugar
  • Watery, light malt
  • Nice banana-ish smell, but tastes like watered down banana bread
  • Slight honey aftertaste, but nothing really going for it
  • Apricot smell, but herbal and bitter taste


BORING BEER
DRINKABLE

  • Name
  • Asahi Super Dry
  • Bintang Pilsner
  • Budweiser
  • Carlsberg
  • Corona Extra
  • Harbin
  • Heineken Lager
  • Leo Beer
  • San Miguel Premium Lager
  • Singha
  • Stella Artois
  • Tsingtao
  • Tsingtao Draft
  • Tsingtao Premium
  • Country
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • USA
  • Denmark
  • Mexico
  • China
  • Netherlands
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Belgium
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • ABV
  • 5%
  • 4.7%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 4.6%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 5%
  • 4.8%
  • 4.3%
  • 4.5%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Somewhat crisp, rice, slightly metallic
  • Light, somewhat watery
  • Drinkable, not much else going for it though
  • Crisp, sweet at first, bitter end, some lemon and grass
  • Crisp, refreshing with wedge of lime/lemon
  • Light, malty
  • Sweetish start, very light lemon
  • Light, crisp, maltish
  • Semi-sweet, light and somewhat watery, not much taste
  • Crisp, sweet, malty, prefer over Chang
  • Crisp, goes down well esp. when draft
  • Crisp, refreshing, slightly sweet
  • Light, watery, BUT super CHEAP
  • Refreshing, some sweetness

NEVER AGAIN

  • Name
  • Archa Beer
  • Bud Light
  • Chang Beer (Domestic)
  • Coors Light
  • Federbrau Blond Lager Bier
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Miller Lite
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Tiger Beer
  • Victoria Bitter (VB)
  • Country
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • USA
  • USA
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • ABV
  • 5.4%
  • 4.2%
  • 6.4%
  • 4.2%
  • 4.7%
  • 4.2%
  • 4.17%
  • 4.74%
  • 5%
  • 4.6%
  • Tasting Notes
  • Bland, weak malt, watery
  • Sweetish, very watery
  • Slight metallic, bitterish, late bad grape notes… aftertaste no good
  • Watery, malt, metallic
  • Malty and plain, nothing special
  • Low carbs, watery, no taste
  • Malt, watery, metallic, light lemon
  • Bland, just not a whole lot going on
  • Malt, metalish, bland
  • Metallic, bitter disappears fast
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