Beers of Nepal

NEPAL

Everest Beer

Refreshing, clean, crisp beer, which usually are the adjectives that describe a relatively tasteless beer, which this is. It’s a pleasant drink though, and goes well with curry.

6/10

Kathmandu Beer

Stronger and rounder, but it sadly brings out the average flavours the crispness of Everest did well to hide. Tastes a bit of rice pudding, which is fine if you’re tasting rice pudding but not so with a beer. Fosters-esque.

4/10

Gorkha Beer

Another fuller bodied beer, but much less offensive than Kathmandu. Still a bit ricey and a little bit buttery, but not bad.

6/10

Nepal Ice

An odd tasting beer, this one. It has metallic undertones that make it taste as though they have substituted hops for some AA batteries and a few 2-pence coins. Kind of refreshing, but not a good one.

4/10

Nepal Ice: battery-esque

Nepal Ice Strong

Crikey. This one caught us out – we just asked for a Nepal Ice and got this for the same price, which has the same metallic taste, but with an unwanted extra oomph, courtesy of it’s 7% volume.

4/10

[no pic, as same as Nepal Ice, just with the word STRONG added]

NEPAL BEER AVERAGE SCORE: 4.8/10

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INDIA [airport, in transit]

Kingfisher

A British curry standard, a clean, fresh lager, which is very gassy and fairly light. Pleasant, but unremarkable – just above bog-standard.

6/10

THAILAND  [one day only]

Singha

A slightly stronger, fuller bodied lager. Again, fairly non-descript but nice enough. Not as refreshing as others, and not above bog-standard. Natives of Thailand speak of it smarting in the morning if you have more than a couple.

5/10

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2 Responses to “Beers of Nepal”

  1. Paul Lennon December 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    I can highly recommend Beer Laos. Will you be stopping there to check it out?

  2. Paula Smith December 14, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Angkor beer in Cambodia isn’t too bad. Siem Reap – everyone goes to the Red Piano but a few doors down is another small bar – pint of draft beer is 50cents (33p) quite strong though!

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