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Asian lagers

Archipelago Brewery Anchor Smooth

Archipelago Brewery Anchor Smooth
70Not to be confused with San Francisco's Anchor Brewery, this is a pale golden lager from Singapore. Drinkable but could be more refined.

Boon Rawd Brewery Singha

Boon Rawd Brewery Singha
75A well-made, filling, Thai beer with the strength and body to cope well with the heat and spices of Oriental cooking.

Guangzhou San Miguel Brewery Zhujiang Beer

Guangzhou San Miguel Brewery Zhujiang Beer
55Sadly, very little to praise. A strong Chinese lager with the character of a soft drink. Not as good as when last tasted for this magazine. (The name means Pearl River).

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager

Harbin Brewery Harbin Lager
75A more-than-acceptable German pils-style lager from China. The brewery is now part of the Anheuser- Busch group.

HIte Brewery Prime Max

HIte Brewery Prime Max
78A clean and refreshing beer from Korea, flavoured by Cascade hops. It's beautifully balanced, with no faults, but absolutely no depth either. An all-malt brew, and it shows. On the whole, a really wel...

Lao Brewery BeerLao

Lao Brewery BeerLao
60A bright golden beer from Laos. Surprisingly empty for the strength, leaving very little to recommend.

Sapporo Breweries Sapporo

Sapporo Breweries Sapporo
73A big-tasting beer presented in a striking silver can. Brewed in Canada, which may explain the distinct North American accent that runs through the beer.

Shepherd Neame San Miguel Sun Lik Beer

Shepherd Neame San Miguel Sun Lik Beer
75Another Shepherd Neame licensed brew. The name means San Miguel in Cantonese and this is one of Hong Kong's best selling beers. The aroma is not very promising but overall it's a pleasing, tasty beer ...

Shepherd Neame Super Dry

Shepherd Neame Super Dry
73The pride of Japan, brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame. The taste is clean, but underwhelming, although the finish is reasonably bold. There's nothing here to dislike.

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger
75This well-known offering from Singapore is clearly one of the best Asian lagers. Clean, fresh and perfectly balanced.

Wells & Youngs Iciban

Wells & Youngs Iciban
75A dry and bitter Japanese beer, with plenty of hop character. Brewed under licence by Wells & Young's. Not a bad option with Asian cuisine, or even on its own.

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