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We took this photo in at the Yorkshire Pudding pub in Hong Kong.

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Italy and Traveling

We touched down in Rome, Italy today. Our first order of business required finding beer – local beer of course. When we think of Italian beer, we think of Peroni. Mostly because our favorite beer glass, from the beer tours we completed, was from Peroni. So we found a pasticceria, sat down with some tortellini, ravioli, and two Peroni. When in Rome…

We also logged this beer into Untapped and unlocked a new level of the Brew Traveler badge. We try to drink locally whenever possible. Even if the beer isn’t outstanding, it provides insight into the local culture. Thankfully Peroni goes down pretty easily.

Check out our travel specific adventures at our travel site and send us a friend request on Untapped too.

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Piston Head Kustom Lager

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Brewery: Brutal Brewing AB
Location: Sweden
Style: American Pale Lager
ABV: 4.6%
Calories: 147
Price per ounce: USD $0.26

Randy

Natalie

Taste

10

9

Weirdness

8

9

Appearance

8

8

Smell

3

3

Order-ability

3

4

TOTAL

32

33

Randy says:

  • Taste: It tastes like an ordinary lager. It’s not memorable nor does it stand out for being bad. It’s vanilla. It’s light, easy to drink, and a good mid-summer day beer that will quench a thirst quickly.
  • Weirdness/Uniqueness – I’ve never seen this beer from Sweden before. It’s probably difficult to find outside of Europe.
  • Appearance – The can has a sugarskull painting with silver flames and PISTONHEAD written in cool font all on a black can. I like the design a lot and anything with a skull gets a appearance good rating from me. Piston Head is a badass name too. I really hope their tap handle is the same skull that’s on the can.
  • Smell -It smells sweet, lemony, and a bit like wheat.
  • Order-ability – Sure, I’ll drink more and again Piston Head would be a fun beer name to shout in a bar.

Natalie says:

  • Taste: Mehhhhhhh…I was hoping for more. It tastes like Tiger. And Anchor. And Angkor. And every other beer we’ve had recently. Not bad just not super great or anything.
  • Weirdness/Uniqueness - A Swedish beer imported to Santorini seems pretty weird.
  • Appearance - Awesome! The name “Brutal Brewing” is pretty cool. I wish I knew what it says. I think the ingredients say there is “human” in it. Oh, Randy says it’s “humala.” I looked it up and there’s no translation except for people’s last names. I think it’s brewed with human.
  • Smell -I wonder how long it will take before Randy notices that I rate every single beer smell as a 3…
  • Order-ability - Since it tastes like every other beer we’ve had lately but has a better can, I guess I’d order it over something like, say, an Angkor or a Heineken. No one needs to know that the cool can disguises mediocre beer! Why don’t other companies understand that marketing tip?

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