The 11 best beers to beat the heat

Take your pick from some of the finest quality brews, best enjoyed on a laidback day.
By Shweta Gandhi


Corona Extra
Corona is a pale lager produced in Mexico. The brand is one of the top-selling beers all over the world. This beer has a golden colour, with a light refreshing flavour that makes for easy drinking. Though this is one beer you either love or hate—there’s no inbetween with a Corona Extra. The bottle is usually served with a wedge of lime in the bottle’s neck to add tartness and flavour.
Alcohol by volume: 4.6 per cent


Peroni Red
The Peroni company was established in 1846 in Vigevano, Italy. And Peroni Red is considered by many as Italy’s number one beer. Peroni Red is a premium, darker golden lager, brewed using the best barley, malts and hops. It has a slightly bitter taste, though it’s a smooth lager.
Alcohol by volume: 4.7 per cent


Kingfisher Ultra
Out of all the variants offered by Kingfisher, this pale lager truly stands out. It has a sweet, light and refreshing flavour that leads to a dry finish. Ultra is a smoother version from one of India’s top beer brands.
Alcohol by volume: 5 per cent

Termed as the Great American Lager beer, this pale lager was introduced in 1876 and has today become one of the largest selling beers in the US. Budweiser is a medium-bodied lager, and its crisp and light taste is thanks to its 30 per cent rice content in addition to hops and barley malt.
Alcohol by volume: 5 per cent

Schneider Weisse Tap7 Mein Original
This German full-bodied beer made out of wheat is named after its pioneer, Georg I Schneider, who created the Schneider Weisse Original Recipe, which is still in use today. It has 60 per cent wheat and 40 per cent barley malt. With its deep amber, perfectly balanced and powerful taste, the Tap7 Mein Original is a must have for a true beer connoisseur.
Alcohol by volume: 5.4 per cent


Known for its signature green bottle and red star, this pale lager beer originates in the Netherlands and goes back to 1873. The beer’s toasted malt and mild sweet flavour lingers in your mouth, and it’s known for its cold and fresh taste.
Alcohol by volume: 5 per cent

Leffe Blond
Leffe is a premium beer brand, founded in 1152. This is a Belgian pale ale, characterised by its low hop bitterness, and smooth and creamy flavour that adds a sweet taste. The sunny colour comes from the beer’s pale malt.
Alcohol by volume: 6.60 per cent


Foster’s Lager
This is the brand that Aussies prefer. Foster’s Group was founded in Melbourne, back in 1888, by two American brothers. Its bright, golden colour sits beneath a creamy foam head, with a moderate aroma and full malty character that delivers a crisp, clean hop finish.
Alcohol by volume: 5 per cent


Stella Artois Original
Produced by the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Stella Artois is a pilsner beer from Belgium. It is named after Sébastien Artois, who was the head brewer in Leuven back in 1708. Stella was launched in 1926, and till date, retains its taste. It has a malty middle and crisp finish, that goes on to reveal a full, pleasantly bitter flavour.
Alcohol by volume: 4.8 – 5.2 per cent


Asahi Super Dry
This is a Japanese pale lager, manufactured using an innovative Japanese brewing technique. Comprising of barley, corn, hops and rice, Asahi produces a clean and crisp taste, with a subtle citrusy aroma and freshness till the last drop.
Alcohol by volume: 5 per cent


King’s Beer
A legacy that began a decade ago in the party capital of Goa, King’s Beer is celebrated for its unique and refreshing taste. Its uniqueness comes from its simple mix of water, malt, maize flakes and hops. It is now available over many states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telanga and Andhra Pradesh. Though it’s best had on a sunny beach in Goa.
Alcohol by volume: Below 5 per cent 

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