Previously on ‘Around the World in 80 Beers‘…
…it was commented that the US produces many beverages superior to Budweiser. Samuel Adams was suggested. So was PBR. Amazingly I found some Sam Adams in a corner of the local supermarket here in the UK. So I thought I’d put it to the test against the old enemy – Russia!
So pitched against Mr Adams is ‘Baltika’ a premium lager direct from St Petersburg. Lets check that on a map:
So whats the deal with the Russian lager? Well it looks like lager, all pale and fizzy. Didn’t taste of much though. But it comes from a city that is known as the ‘Venice of the North’ so it gains kudos for that and gets a rating of 3 out of 5.
Samuel Adams looks and tastes more like an ale than a lager. But it does taste good. However it comes from a city that dumped good British tea into the Atlantic and kicked off the American Revolution. So it loses a point and also scores 3 out of 5.
A tie! May the Cold (Beer) Wars continue!