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20 countries that consume most beer

Last updated on: April 3, 2013 08:43 IST

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Beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, it is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage.

Let's take a look at some countries that consume most beer.

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Image: Bottles of Strongbow Gold cider are washed before packaging at the Stassen brewery in Aubel near Liege, Belgium.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters
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The Czech Republic

Consumption per capita: 132 litres

Global rank in consumption: 1

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Image: A view of Prague's historical centre from the Old Town Hall Tower in the Czech Republic.
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Germany

Consumption per capita: 107 litres

Global rank in consumption: 2

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Image: A waitress carries beer after the opening of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters
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Austria

Consumption per capita: 106 litres

Global rank in consumption: 3

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Image: A traditional Fiaker horse carriage passes Burgtheater theatre on Dr-Karl-Lueger-Ring street in Vienna, Austria.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
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Ireland

Consumption per capita: 104 litres

Global rank in consumption: 4

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Image: A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her' restaurant near Dublin city centre which becomes a bar and club in the evenings, in Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Australia

Consumption per capita: 98.08 litres

Global rank in consumption: 5

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Image: Shoppers are seen at an outdoor mall in Melbourne, Australia.
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Estonia

Consumption per capita: 91 litres

Global rank in consumption: 6

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Image: View of Estonia's capital Tallinn.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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Lithuania

Consumption per capita: 86 litres

Global rank in consumption: 7

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Image: A man drives a city resident in a Velomobile outside the cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Photographs: Liutauras Strimaitis/Reuters
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Poland

Consumption per capita: 84 litres

Global rank in consumption: 8

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Image: A view of the Parliament building in Warsaw, Poland.
Photographs: Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
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Venezuela

Consumption per capita: 83 litres

Global rank in consumption: 9

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Image: Poeple walk next to the statue of national hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Finland

Consumption per capita: 83 litres

Global rank in consumption: 10

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali, Finland.
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Slovenia

Consumption per capita: 83 litres

Global rank in consumption: 11

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Image: A view of the Ljubljanica river in Slovenia.
Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
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The United States

Consumption per capita: 78 litres

Global rank in consumption: 12

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Image: The skyline of downtown Los Angeles and the 101 Hollywood Freeway, a busy commuter route, is pictured from Mulholland Drive, United States.
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Belgium

Consumption per capita: 78 litres

Global rank in consumption: 13

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Image: A miniature reproduction of the Acropolis is seen in the Mini-Europe park, where all the models are built at a scale of 1:25, in Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters
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Croatia

Consumption per capita: 78 litres

Global rank in consumption: 14

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Image: A view of Unesco's protected medieval town of Dubrovnik in Croatia.
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Romania

Consumption per capita: 77 litres

Global rank in consumption: 15

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Image: A woman walks down the steps in front of National Library in Bucharest, Romania.
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Panama

Consumption per capita: 75 litres

Global rank in consumption: 16

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The Netherlands

Consumption per capita: 74 litres

Global rank in consumption: 17

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Image: Cyclists visit a tulip field in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
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The United Kingdom

Consumption per capita: 74 litres

Global rank in consumption: 18

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Image: Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are seen in central London, United Kingdom.
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Bulgaria

Consumption per capita: 73 litres

Global rank in consumption: 19

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Image: People walk on a street in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria.
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New Zealand

Consumption per capita: 71 litres

Global rank in consumption: 20


Image: A view of Auckland City from atop the Sky Tower in New Zealand.
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