Saturday, March 19, 2011
Archipelago Straits Pale Ale - Singapore 19/3/11
I've been to Singapore quite a number of times. I always fly Singapore airlines and I usually give myself a short stop over if I'm heading anywhere else. In the Airport there is a bar called Harry's, that is my all time favorite pub. So you could say I am a veteran boozer in Singapore, however I have never ever seen this beer before. This makes me sad, because it is quite delicious.
It has strong and malty flavours with just a touch of fruit and a slightly bitter finish. It's fizzy and delicious.
The packaging is well designed, the intricate previous century style maps are a nice touch. It might be better than the local draught at Harry's today, but check with me again next time I am at Changi airport.
This is really well designed, it feels like East India Trading Beer.
Not quite the "pour it down your throat" style of Singapore's other beers, but this will refresh you..
Malty and Fruity with a little minimal hops and no trace of the alcohol.
Alcohol Content: 7/10
5.0%. Surprising, since you can't tell.
$3.00. This was on special at one of the local specialty shops, and this makes it a bargain.
This is a one of the many wonderful surprises I have experienced on this adventure so far. A beer from a country I frequent, that may be better than my previous choice. Next time I'm relaxing on Sentosa, I'll confirm one way or the other. This beer would go well with a great big plate full of Singapore Chili Crab or any other of the amazing cuisines Singapore has to offer.