Windhoek - Draught
Lager from Namibia 🇳🇦
Brewed by Namibia Breweries
A bit about the beer
Ingredients - Water, Hops, Malted Barley and nothing else
Namibia Breweries Limited was established in 1920 when founders Carl List and Hermann Ohlthaver acquired four small breweries which had financial difficulties. These breweries were merged under the name South West Breweries Limited (SWB). The name changed to Namibia Breweries Limited when Namibia got their independence on 21 March 1990.
The brewery is an independently owned commercial-scale brewery, one of a very few across southern Africa. They brew their beers according to the German Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law), which requires exclusive use of three ingredients namely malted barley, hops and water.
The official description is that Windhoek Draught "is an easy-drinking beer, perfect for sharing and socialising. It is brewed smooth using malted barley, hops, water and nothing else".
For me, poured from a unique 440ml bottle it has a light golden colour with a decent white head that disappears quickly. For aromas, nothing special as this is a standard lager. You get some malt and bitter hops. Taste is similar to the smell but quite good and refreshing for a commercial brewery lager with decent hop flavour. The aftertaste has some good bitterness which lasts just long enough.
Overall, as mentioned, this is a good lager for a commercial brewery. Best enjoyed very cold on a hot day!