Friday, December 27, 2013

Myanmar Lager - Myanmar - 6/12/2013

The Low Down:
This is a big juicy sweet lager, fresh from B̶u̶r̶m̶a̶ Republic of the Union of Myanmar. In the home country this is more heavily advertised than Coca-Cola. You can't walk a block without a great big sign espousing the real world benefits of the greatest drink in the country.

If these billboards are to be believed Myanmar lager turns you into a sexual Tyrannosaurus, capable of near god-like actions of romantic attraction.

There isn't a lot of truth to the advertising of course, but the beer is a pretty good example of the southeast Asian tradition of drinking copious amounts of booze to deal with the heat, the poverty and the spicy food.

Packaging: 5/10
Fairly good, I like the palace.
Refreshment: 8/10
Asian beers are by definition refreshing, and this is no exception.
Flavour 6/10
It isn't the most spectacular or complex beer, it is simple and sweet and a little bitter.
Alcohol Content: 6/10
5%. Pretty impressive for what feels like a light beer.
Price: 9/10
$1.50 oh Asia and your still poverty stricken economy.
Total: 34/50

A great offering from the future gem lords of the sub-continent (Just watch, now that they are exporting again cheap jade and gemstones will fill the rivers and we will all live like Scrooge McDuck).
Mangoes and papayas. Do it.