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Old 08-24-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Only Asian beer I've ever had is Sapporo. I could certainly taste that rice flavor, which was pretty good. I thought it was good enough. But generally, I'll stick to domestic for cheaper prices.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:03 AM
 
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Some of the best beer I have had was in India.

There is a brand called Kingfisher that is excellent. They have it in the US but it is bottled here and does not taste as good.

Then there are German lagers served from a keg that are just out of this world.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:07 AM
 
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I really like most Chinese and Japanese beers I have tried. Sapporo is probably my favorite but Tsing Tsao is pretty good too.
I can agree with this statement entirely.

I lived in northern China (Shandong Province) for a spell and they had a heritage of German and British beer brewing in the area, pretty decent wine too. I never cared for the hard liquor though.


They still had some local breweries in some of the towns, not micro-breweries, decent sized factories which the locals were as loyal to as we might be to a sports team.


One could (I did) walk down many neighborhood streets and find a barbecue joint or convenience store with sidewalk tables, snacks and a keg of beer. My, they loved their beer ...
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:16 AM
 
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Qingdao Shandong China........Yeah that's where Tsing Tao beer is from. German's set up their brewery for them like a hundred years ago. I lived in Qingdao with a NY buddy of mine around 2001, and they use to walk down the street with a plastic bag like from the grocery store, and fill it up with beer at a shop that had a keg, and walk home with it. Good times back in those young developing days of China.
They have red wine too, ChangYu Wine is one of the bigger ones, but its not the greatest, but getting better.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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Sapporo is just the brand but they make many different types. From light to dark draft beer. Since Asia is mostly warmer climates, the beers are usually light and less alcohol content.

Most Asians drink rice based wines like sake for the smoothness and not for some heat like Tequilas and whiskey.

There are Asian alcohol that are like whiskeys usually with a very intense burn.

I usually drink sake because it goes better with sushi and not overpowering. Western wines are typically overpowering and requires breads, steaks, or pastas to pair.
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