Friday, December 27, 2013

Harrys Premium Lager - Singapore - 23/8/11

The Low Down.
Going to the Harry's rooftop bar at Changi Airport has become a regular past time since I caught the travel bug. Every time my stop-over allows for it I have at least 1, sometimes quite a few more.

There’s something about the tropical climate, the sound of large aircraft, and the taste of a top quality lager that make airports almost attractive to be stuck in for prolonged periods. There’s also the added benefit that HPL is probably the cheapest beer in Singapore, given that it’s produced locally, sold primarily at the airport, and is often on special. You can pick it up at Harry’s on the harbor as well, but I think it’s better at the airport.

I should stop now and tell you some actual facts rather than a nostalgic diatribe of my travel adventures.

Packaging: 6/10
The bottle is simple and elegant.
Refreshment: 8/10
This is probably dependent on the where and the when, in some cases it's almost worth missing your connecting flight for.
Flavour: 7/10
It’s mild and sweet, with a smooth finish. Not the greatest for flavour, but that’s not why you drink it.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
4.8%. Good enough. Any more of it and no one would make their connections.
Price: 5/10
$10 in Singapore for a bottle. Cheaper on tap but not as nice.
Total: 42/50

Forget the Singapore Sling, this is the go-to drink when in the land of the Merlion. There’s a Hungry Jacks next door in terminal 3, they do a turkey bacon burger. It's pretty great after 6 or 7 HPLs.