Beer is undoubtedly one of the most popular alcoholic drinks around the world. It is best served cold and widely enjoyed for its refreshing flavor.
Each country offers its own classic brew and bestsellers that gained recognition in other countries. Get to know some of the most popular beers below, in no particular order.
Said to have been around for more than a hundred years, Heineken is one of the world’s bestselling beers. It is a pale lager beer with a very mild flavor and crisp taste.
This smooth drink also has a balanced taste, in between fruity and bitter. It goes well with salty and savory foods. Heineken is 5% alcohol by volume.
One of Germany’s bestselling beers, Paulaner is a classic full-bodied beer with a unique aroma. Its rich taste is mildly sweet and bitter. It has flavors of distinguishable fruit and clove. Paulaner is also mildly nutty.
This wheat beer is best paired with spicy foods such as chili, salsa, and also with seafood. Paulaner is 5.5% alcohol by volume.
This beer is from China’s second-largest brewery. It is exported to other countries due to its high quality, pleasant aroma, and crisp taste. Tsingtao is a standard pale lager, and it is also available in draft.
It also has a mild nutty taste. Try this popular beer with Chinese cuisine, other Asian dishes, or spicy food. Tsingtao is 4.7% alcohol by volume.
Budweiser is a famous traditional beer. It is an American-style pale lager with a crisp and clean taste. It tastes very smooth and mild, with a hint of sweetness and bitter flavor from the hops.
Budweiser can be paired with savory dishes. Try it also with burgers, buffalo wings, and spicy food. This beer is 5% alcohol by volume.
Carlton Draught is a very popular Australian beer, typically seen on sporting events. It is a crisp full-flavored lager. It has a balanced flavor of mild hop bitterness and a dry finish.
This refreshing beer goes well with spicy food and chicken dishes. Carlton Draught is 4.6% alcohol by volume.
Belgian beers are well-known for their high quality, and Duvel is one of the best. It is a strong pale ale brewed with Pilsner malt. Its rich flavor is sweet with a mild pepper finish. Duvel beer is popular for its full well-balanced taste.
This crisp beer goes well with roasted meat such as beef and pork. It can also be paired with vegetables, lobster, and mildly-aged cheese. Duvel is 8.5% alcohol by volume.
Guinness remains one of the most exported and popular beers across the globe. It is made from roasted unmalted barley and malted barley. This beer is a traditional Irish dry stout.
It has a mix of sweet and bitter flavor. Overall, Guinness has a roasted, creamy, and perfectly-balanced taste. A bottle will go well with savory dishes, grilled meat, and chocolate desserts. Guinness Draught is 4.2% alcohol by volume.