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Starbucks Is Serving Up Beer-Flavored Lattes In China

If you're a fan of the combination of beer and coffee and happen to be in China, you may want to check out your local Starbucks right now. Locations in the country have been spotted selling beer lattes that bring the two flavors together.

beer lattesPhoto: Elie Ayrouth // Foodbeast

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Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth picked one of these intriguing creations up at a local Starbucks location in Suzhou, China. The alcohol-free latte is made like the coffee chain's standard drinks, but with an infusion of beer flavor. Foodbeast Reach Guinto noted that it tasted "like beer, but not too bitter."

After doing some digging, it seems like the beer lattes are actually a new item for the Starbucks China area. Instagram posts featuring the lattes go back to the beginning of October of this year, with many people commenting that it tasted like a "warm beer." Not the most appealing of descriptors, sure, but it gets the point across.

 
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Tried it today..... yup tastes like warm beer!!!! #starbucks #beerlatte #shanghailife #china #thehusbandlikedit

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#starbucks #beerlatte 新品 啤酒拿铁 还不错哦 ?☕️

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Based on Instagram posts, there's also an iced version of the beer latte available. Considering that the alcoholic brew tends to be served cold, having this option is perfect for those who want to try the drink in a more typical setting.

For those wondering if this eccentric yet exquisite beverage could ever come stateside, Starbucks has sold beer lattes in the United States before. Back in 2014, Ohio and Florida hosted a test for a "Dark Barrel Latte" that mimicked the flavor of a coffee stout. That drink never launched nationally, however.