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Vote!! Best beer

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Vote!! Best beer

Heading to an island and wanted to pick up a carton of beer to take with us before we head out.

What would be your pick out of the local beers? Thanks

Hervey Bay...
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1. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji Gold!!

Though hubby would say Fiji Bitter...

Maree :D

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2. Re: Vote!! Best beer

I like Fiji Bitter. Vonu is also good & a bit more "premium" if that's your thing.


Reno, Nv
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3. Re: Vote!! Best beer

First choice, Fiji Premium, then Fiji Bitter.

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4. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji Bitter, then Vonu.

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5. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji bitter and stubbies are better as Cans are a bit flat. I found gold to be flat , not my cup of tea. Had one vonu but too flash for my taste.

So Fiji bitter for me

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6. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji Gold definitely - then Vonu - ( the ladies like Vonu) (but more expensive) - stubbies the best way to go.

Tea Gardens...
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7. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji bitter here too.

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8. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Fiji Gold for me Vono too sweet. Make sure you can take the beer on your transfer vessel.

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9. Re: Vote!! Best beer

If you are an Aussie theres an easy way to test:

Fiji Gold = same as Hahn Premium

Fiji Premium = same as Tooheys New

Fiji Bitter = same as Victoria Bitter

I believe all 3 (at least used to) be brewed by CUB/Fosters Group, thus similarities to Aussie Beers.

Vonu though is the one I liked the most. Bit more expensive than others but more like a boutique beer.

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10. Re: Vote!! Best beer

Vonu is my beer of choice. It is a 'premium' beer and as said already is quite a bit dearer than the other local beers.

About F$75 for 2 doz - in my view worth it though. Fiji Biiter or Gold is circa F$40 for a 2 doz box. It is usually cheaper in Fiji to buy beer warm as opposed to it being chilled.

A tip is to actually buy it warm. This avoids condensation forming from cold beer and the warm climate - resulting in the box fall apart. From personal experience it is a nightmare transporting a box of beer that is falling apart!

Whatever your eventual choice - there is nothing like sitting on your deck in Fiji enjoying a cold beer.