5 Pocket-Friendly Imported Beers
Beers in India either suffer in quality or are prohibitively priced. It is a difficult task to find brews which fit both these parameters.
We’ve tried to bridge the gap a little with this list of 5 beers which more or less manage to bring a balance in quality and price parity.
Pint of beer served with a wedge of lime stuck in the neck and you know it has to be Corona. It is also perhaps one of the very few beers bottled in a transparent bottle instead of a dark glass. Stories behind both the glass bottle and lime are a plenty but at the end of the day it is the flavor of this lager that makes it so popular world over – a little bitter and a little hoppy with some nutty characters and exceptionally refreshing.
Originating in Japan, Asahi’s Super Dry version is what you get in India. The beer made its debut in 1987 and follows state-of-the-art technologies to maintain consistent quality. The brewers at Asahi take care that everything from the wort being optimal for fermentation to maintaining freshness of the brewed beer. It is a clean dry beer and is often considered an acquired taste.
This pilsner style beer comes from China. This beer too has nutty, sweet and refreshing flavors and is said to pair very well Asian cuisines. The beer was originally brewed in 1903 and was first exported in 1954. Today, it is the number one consumer product being exported from China.
A Dutch brewery which started brewing in 1870, the brewery today is part of Heineken. Amstel Light is a bottom-fermented beer known to have played an important role in the proliferation in light beers in the US. The beer has rich hop notes with complexity, fullness and medium finish.
Bira 91 White
Conceptualized in India by Delhi based Cerana Beverages and brewed in Belgium, Bira 91 White is a typical Witbier. It is an easy drinking wheat beer with citrus, coriander being the prominent notes along with some spice on the palate.