I knew this beer would be bad. How could I not? I was in a Thai market, it was a Thai beer, and advertised itself as the original Island Beer. But I had to do it. Phuket.
We had enchiladas for dinner that night. The wife wanted my Island beer. It was the last one at the store, so I couldn’t just go grab another, and I knew I would want to share this experience with all of you. Why else would I subject myself to a beer like this? In the end, I let her have it. Phuket.
It poured very clear, and very light. Nothing surprising here. It was a bit sweet and the hops were barely present. One good thing, unlike many of these light lagers from the other side of the globe, there were no glaring off flavors associated with it. Considering we bought it at a Thai market, this wouldn’t be a bad beer to go with some spicy Thai food on a hot muggy day on the beach.
So, if it’s a hot day and you’re in a Southeast Asian frame of mind, kick back, and just say “Phuket.”
Note: I don’t care how it’s pronounced.