Bali beer belly

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.

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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:

bali beer and coconut

BTW, we of course tried the native wine, a white and a red by Hatten:

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Our review?  Stick to the mixed drinks…pina coladas and caipirinhas pool side are great:

Mixed drinks

Oh wait, we found one more beer right before flight out.

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Maybe Ancher is the next Heady Topper and will redeem all other Balinese Beers?

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Actually, you guessed it, metallic and flat.  Looking foward to Croatia.

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