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Great Beer Guide: The World's 500 Best Beers [Paperback]

Michael Jackson , Sharon Lucas
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14 April 2005
Which beers are the best? Get the inside stories on Czech and German lagers Belgian wheat beers and Trappists classic British ales Irish stouts and American microbrews. The shelves of the supermarkets are packed with an ever-changing array of beers from around the world. Bars resturants clubs and pubs stock an ever-greater range. Which will suit your taste? Which is the beer for the moment? Will this beer be light crisp and refreshing; that one sweet that one dry bitter and appetising? TV Beer Hunter® Michael Jackson has tasted them all. He describes the flavour and body of each beer explains why beers taste the way they do notes their strength and ideal serving temperature. Spot the best beers with the aid of superbly shot photographs showing the bottle label and the properly poured beer in the ideal glass. Never before has beer looked so beautiful.


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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (14 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751308137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751308136
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 13.9 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Jackson is the world’s best-selling beer writer. He’s written numerous books on the subject and has won many awards, including 1999 Glenfiddich Drinks Writer of the Year. Michael is also a journalist, and writes regularly for publications including The Independent and Whisky magazine. He lives in London. Find out more at www.beerhunter.com/about.html

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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The book is a little wider than paperback and runs to 544 pages - a page per beer plus some useful information. Anyone who knows Dorling Kindersley's style will expect a beautifully illustrated clear style - and that's exactly what you get. This is not an encyclopedia nor is it comprehensive (1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die has twice as many plus 1 ! - but is irritatingly organised by style). This book is simply the 500 favourite beers (in alphabetic order - thank you) of the man who knew an immense amount about beer and wrote beautifully and lovingly about it. The battle against bland mass-produced beer is making progress and this book is on the side of the angels. Best read with the book in one hand and a good beer in the other. I'm very glad I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great wee book 7 Jan 2013
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Anyone interested in beers and looking to expand their taste buds should buy this book..Not to indepth although alot of different beers with info on strength,taste and origins..Recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, fantastic price 4 Jan 2011
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I bought this as a stocking filler for my fiancé this Christmas - only cost a few £s as I bought a used book. it is very well laid out and is very interesting. My fiance is going to mark off each beer as and when he has drunk it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect transaction! 7 Nov 2009
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The book is exactly as described: second hand but in perfect condition.
A must for every beer's lover.
Great!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Beer guide 5 Mar 2004
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I brought this book for my brother, who found this amusing to read, but helpful as well. We used it in a variety of restraunts in the UK and abroard, much to the delight of me and my friends. I would reccommend this as it is a laugh for all, helpful on finding the right type of beer for you and the fact it is relativly un expensive for purchase.
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