365 Drinks: #201 Cheers Xtra (Thailand)

Cheers Xtra
Cheers Xtra

Can u feel it?! Xtra strong!!

Bangkok is for workers. So on our day back again in the big city we wanted to check out cafes and get some stuff done. We did a lot of walking to get to the places of our choice and I was stupid enough to wear flip flops. I don’t know if it’s the flip flops or if my feet are too delicate, but it didn’t take long until the scratching rubber on my tootsies was very painful. Nonetheless we went to a ramen place after we finished our work and then made our way back to the hostel. This included the obligatory stop at a 7-Eleven to check for some drinks that I haven’t had yet.

Today’s find is a Cheers X-Tra. It wasn’t too promising since I had bad experience with the blue version of the Cheers beer and also a bad experience with beers that had were branded as “extra strong”. The beer itself was, with it’s 6 percent, in the same league as the original Chang and not really extra strong. It had a slightly sour but super malty aroma and a dark clear golden body with a medium head. The taste was very sweet malty with a strange sourish, weird aftertaste that stayed for a long time. Not nice at all. It kind of reminded me of the Efes Xtra Strong that I had in Turkey, which was shit as well. So lesson learned, if a company can’t brew beer, they can’t brew beer, and “xtra” strong means xtra shit.

4

The Breakdown


Aroma
5
Taste
3
Drinkability
3
Alcoholic Punch
5



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