Asahi Super Dry
It took a second trip to northern Thailand to finally make our way to Pai.
By the end of our week there, I had grown quite bored of the Big Three Thai beers, and thought I would splurge on an import. Asahi Super Dry grabbed my attention with it’s attention grabbing silver label, and like a good moth, I purchased the flame and scooted off to our hotel to try it out. It is dry, as advertised, but not to a point that would turn me away. Mostly it’s on the light side with just enough punch to make it stand out, especially if you are used to something more typical.
Here are the vitals on Asahi Super Dry:
- Brewed by Asahi Breweries Ltd.
- First brewed in 1987
Does 10,000 Beers recommend Asahi? - Sure, if you are sick of the local beers, this is an acceptable diversion. Not mind blowing, but certainly not crap.
Laos is rightly proud of their national beer. If you travel through essentially anywhere there are backpackers in South East Asia you will run into at least one westerner sporting a Beerlao tee-shirt or wife-beater. I held off on trying it until actually entering the country, and I’m a bit sad I waited that long.
Trivia: A unique beer, the distinct flavor of this particular lager (you can also get it in light and dark) comes from the locally grown jasmine rice used to make it. For anyone allergic to, or avoiding gluten, Beerlao is the answer to your the sad hole in your life created by not being able to drink more typical beer. It’s gluten free!
Does 10,000 Beers recomment Beerlao? Hells yes. Wherever and whenever the chance presents itself, give it a go.
Skol is one of the most prominent beers available in Kigali so it was an easy choice. Most definitely a malt beer as labeled, it left me neither refreshed or satisfied, though I have to concede that I was just recovering from an illness at the time, so my opinion may reflect that general malaise. African beers skew towards heavier flavors in general, and while this is a malt, Skol is also available as a normal beer.
Trivia: While not originated in Brazil, Skol has become the national beer of Brazil.
Does 10,000 Beers recommend Skol? If you are in Rwanda, it’s hard to miss, and not so bad as to be avoided. I would like to give the non-malt Skol a try when I am not feeling sick, so I tentatively say go for it if you are in a heavily Skoll-drinking location.
Skol on the web