Best beers in Uganda. Uganda the Pearl of Africa is not only a natural haven but also home to a blend of unique African, satisfying and refreshing brews. Both locally made and factory processed beers are produced all over the astonishing East African country.
Each region of the country has its own local beer. Pombe and mubisi are generic words for locally brewed fermented beer made from banana or millet. To the local citizens, having a daily sip of these mouthwatering brews is a daily endeavor. A mouthful of any of these brews is considered a thirst quenching and enriching encounter.
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“Bia Yangu, Nchi Yangu”, means “My Beer, My Country” in Swahili 4.2% ABV for Lager and 5% for the Malt
Ranking number one on our list is Tusker beer. Tusker is a Kenyan beer and one of the most favorite beers in Uganda. The soothing beer comes in two styles, the malt and the Premium Lager. Both are good and refreshing but the Lager comes in a bigger bottle and has a cooler look to it.
This beer came about as a memoriam following the death of George Hurst a co-founder of Kenya Breweries Ltd who was killed by an elephant during a hunting expedition in 1922. It is brewed from 100% African ingredients that are all locally sourced drawing you closer to the brand’s origins and roots.
Tusker is available in a 500ml bottle and 330/500ml can.
2. Club Pilsner
“Refreshingly Different” 4.5% ABV
Another beer craved by Ugandan adults, Club Pilsner. Packaged in a stylish bottles and cans branded in white and blue designed ribbons, Club pilsner is a simple yet deserving beer. No doubt it is excessively ordered all around drinking parlors and stations in the country. It has no added sugar, preferring the yeast to naturally convert carbohydrates into alcohol. The beer is made of a range of ingredients ranging from water, barley malt, maize grits, aromatic hops and medium beer. With the recently unleashed “Club shotty”, you are guaranteed to have your beer served at a cheaper cost with the original taste.
3. Nile Special
“True reward from the Source” 5.6% ABV
A premium, pure quality Ugandan beer that has faced the test of time. Nile Special has been the flagship brand of Nile Breweries, a leading East African brewery, for the past 50 years. Over the generations, it has been trusted and appreciated by many Ugandans for its consistency. An eight times Gold Award winning beer at the Brussels-based Monde Selection International.
The beer is a smooth balance of sweet and bitter, trusted for its satisfying full-bodied character that carries a hint of pleasant ester. Having a cold bottle full quench of this spacious beer is worth a moment on anyone’s trip to Uganda.
4. Bell Lager
“Great Night – Good Morning” 4% ABV
Bell Lager is Uganda’s first beer first brewed in 1950. It gets its name from the Port Bell pier where it is located along the shores of Lake Victoria in Luzira, a suburb township of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. It has been expertly brewed there ever since. It was also the first beer in Uganda to win the coveted gold medal in the international Monde Selection Quality award in 1992 and has consistently maintained its high quality standard from that time. It is currently Uganda Breweries Limited’s flagship beer and the number one premium lager in Uganda. Taking a cold Bell Larger with leave you a lasting taste of greatness. Best beers in Uganda
5. Nile Gold: Crystal Malt Lager
5.6% ABV. Nile Gold Crystal Malt Lager is a beer brewed by Nile Breweries (SAB) in Jinja, Uganda. With a Deep golden color, decent white head and an aroma of maize and over-cooked vegetables, this beer is a symbol of dominance and worth a try. Brewed with a bland flavor, some malts and maize and minimal hops, Nile Gold is a gem of a find. The beer has a crisp, clean taste, very smooth drinking with a great after taste. Be assured to grab the tastefully beer at any liquor point at a premium price.
8% ABV. Zero Sugar.8% ABV. Smirnoff is a brand of vodka owned and produced by the British company Diageo and the World’s leading Vodka drink. The award-winning vodka has robust flavor with a dry finish for ultimate smoothness and clarity. Triple distilled and 10 times filtered, Smirnoff is perfect on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail. Believed to be a great suit to the ladies, no doubt, this is the drink for those who fear the bitter taste of beer. Smirnoff comes in variations of Smirnoff ice, black and apple.
“Black is bold” 4.1% to 4.3% ABV. A premium beer believed to be for the “big boys”. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout draws its origin back in Dublin in 1759. It is the number one stout in the world. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is popular in Uganda especially to those that like its bitter sweet taste. The beer is the most full-flavored of all, singular and striking, uniquely satisfying, brewed with extra hops and roasted barley for a natural bite. The beer has a chocolate and mild roast aroma deliciously decadent like double chocolate cake. Best beers in Uganda
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout comes in dark colored cans, kegs and bottles of 300ml and 500ml.
8. Castle Lite
“Unlock Extra Cold Refreshment” 4% ABV. Castle Lite is the only African beer that is made and served Extra Cold. Castle Lite’s clean crisp taste is optimal when served at Sub Zero temperatures in temperature sensitive packaging to deliver Extra Cold Refreshment every time. The South African beer is brewed under license from SAB Miller and tastes like crispy, crunchy green salads and light seafood. The beer is best served cold to maintain the refreshing hop flavor and moderate bitterness for a kick of refreshment. Its lower levels of bitterness ensure a light aftertaste and the decreased levels of carbon dioxide result in the drinker feeling less full.
Castle Lite is the only beer lagered at -2.5°C
9. Eagle Lager
5.5% ABV. Eagle Lager is brewed from barley malt and Uganda’s finest home-grown Epuripur sorghum which is specifically cultivated for Eagle Lager and Eagle Extra. The Lager has medium bitterness with a full body and a unique distinctive character. Its distinct natural sorghum character is refreshing and combines well with the high degree of clarity to make Eagle Lager a first for new clear beer consumers. Grab one today and you will taste the bitter sweetness of Uganda’s naturally brewed lager.
10. Chairman’s ESB
ABV: 7.0%. ESB stands for Extra Strong Brew. A very pale lager with a nice big white head. The aroma has grassy hops and a fair amount of alcohol. The Chairman’s Extra Strong Beer has a color of Amber. The taste is surprisingly smooth. A bit of buttery malt and grassier hops. The Chairman’s Extra Strong Beer is brewed in Uganda by SAB Miller. It is best served in a Bottle only at a temperature of 9. Each bottle has 156 Calories, which is 13.3% less than the average for all Beer. The beer is a favorite among the rural Ugandans who like it the ‘strong’ way. Best beers in Uganda
Interesting of all, almost all of the above mentioned beers can be bought on the Ugandan market for less than a dollar. Inexpensive, isn’t it?
Apart from the above mentioned beers, other beers both local and internationally imported beers are also served on the Uganda market. These however are not as popular as the above discussed and can be fancied in smaller groups and classes of people.
So do not fear not to find a tasteful beer on the Ugandan market. Trust me, the shopping stores have got your choice(s) regardless
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