As a hot and humid beach destination, tourists tend to drink whatever is cold. This means a lot of beer. The three below are the most common Balinese beers.
Bintang Pilsner tasted metallic and flat. Bali Hai “premium” lager tasted…metallic and flat. The San Miguel was our saving grace on this leg of the journey, especially with a side of fresh young coconut water on the beach. When served cold in the bottle, it was light and refreshing. Almost tasted like a Franziskaner but maybe that was a bit of wishful thinking brought on by the perfect beach setting:
BTW, we of course tried the native wine, a white and a red by Hatten:
Our review? Stick to the mixed drinks…pina coladas and caipirinhas pool side are great:
Oh wait, we found one more beer right before flight out.
Maybe Ancher is the next Heady Topper and will redeem all other Balinese Beers?
Actually, you guessed it, metallic and flat. Looking foward to Croatia.