European Pale Lager

Lion Lager

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A friend of mine came over the other night and brought me a few beers from around the world since he knew I was reviewing beers for the Perfectly Happy Man. I was intrigued by the Lion Lager because its slogan is “The Legendary Lion.” However, after drinking it, this beer was more like a […] ... [Read more]

Harp Lager

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From the brewers of Guinness … Having gone from drinking the lightest, most watery and drinkable beers to now enjoying much more flavorful, complex, and bigger beers, a part of me still finds room in my beer appetite for the former. While many of my friends still happily reach for Miller Lite and mass consumption, […] ... [Read more]

Stella Artois

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Stella Artois seems to be a popular beer one among individuals who don’t regularly drink craft beer. My mother-in-law was making a trip up to see my wife and me and we needed to get some beer to enjoy for the weekend. While I did have some beer in the refrigerator, I didn’t want to […] ... [Read more]

Viru Premium Ekstra

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Have you ever been duped? That is what happened to me when I purchased this beer…well, sort of. Before I bought the bottle I did note that it was produced in Estonia. If I have learned anything while sampling beer; it is that most formerly Soviet influenced countries in Europe make some pretty piss poor […] ... [Read more]

Mikate Beer

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Found a beer made in Portugal and wanted to give you PHM readers some diversity. The label says it is a “Holland-style lager” which immediately conjured up thoughts of Heineken, Amstel, and Gouden Haven. I enjoy these beers from time-to-time so Mikate sounded appealing. Here is the kicker my friends; it’s nowhere close to replicating […] ... [Read more]

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Bavaria Klassiek Lager

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This beer pours a golden, straw yellow like any Euro lager. As soon as you pop the cap you can smell the skunkyness. A few of the thoughts running through my head after the first couple sips: good flavor to the yeast, dry finish, fizzy, crisp, refreshing, memories of European bars. I’ve been picking up […] ... [Read more]

Zipfer Original Lager

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Continuing with the Euro Lagers I direct my attention to a brand called Zipfer. The brewery is located in Upper Austria in the little town of Zipf (makes sense I guess). I went to the distributor’s website and they claim that this is “one of the best beer in Austria (if not the best)” and […] ... [Read more]

Golden Pheasant

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For some reason I always thought this beer was from Germany, Denmark, or the Netherlands. With a name like Golden Pheasant I would have never guessed it was from Slovakia. I stand corrected. Apparently, they are about the business of making a “premium quality lager beer.” I enjoyed the bottle design and labeling and thought […] ... [Read more]

Svyturys Ekstra

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After a long day it was time for a brew. I found the selection of this beer to be rather comical. I wanted to try a beer from a new country, but I was looking for a beer with some dynamic. You know…something other than the classic “lager beer” that every country seems to produce. […] ... [Read more]

Peroni Nastro Azzuro

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The first time I had Peroni was in Boston while picking up my sister from college. My parents and I had walked the Freedom Trail and took a detour for some dinner in Little Italy. While most think that wine should be the standard drink of choice when in an Italian restaurant I have new […] ... [Read more]