East Timor Beer

Today in 1975, East Timor declared their Independence from Portugal.

East Timor

East Timor Breweries

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Guild: None Known

National Regulatory Agency: None

Beverage Alcohol Labeling Requirements: Not Known

Drunk Driving Laws: BAC 0.05%


  • Full Name: Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste / East Timor
  • Location: Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note – Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco
  • Government Type: Republic
  • Language: Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English, plus there are about 16 indigenous languages; Tetum, Galole, Mambae, and Kemak are spoken by a significant portion of the population
  • Religion(s): Roman Catholic 98%, Muslim 1%, Protestant 1%
  • Capital: Dili
  • Population: 1,201,255; 159th
  • Area: 14,874 sq km, 160th
  • Comparative Area: Slightly larger than Connecticut
  • National Food: Soto; Nasi goreng
  • National Symbol: Crocodile
  • Affiliations: UN
  • Independence: From Portugal, November 28, 1975 / Internationally recognized, May 20, 2002


  • Alcohol Legal: Yes
  • Minimum Drinking Age: None
  • BAC: 0.05%
  • Number of Breweries: 0


  • How to Say “Beer”: serveja
  • How to Order a Beer: N/A
  • How to Say “Cheers”: N/A
  • Toasting Etiquette: N/A


Alcohol Consumption By Type:

  • Beer: 97%
  • Wine: 3%
  • Spirits: <1%

Alcohol Consumption Per Capita (in litres):

  • Recorded: 0.36
  • Unrecorded: 0.50
  • Total: 0.86
  • Beer: 0.30

WHO Alcohol Data:

  • Per Capita Consumption: 0.4 litres
  • Alcohol Consumption Trend: Decrease
  • Excise Taxes: Yes
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Sales Restrictions: No
  • Advertising Restrictions: No
  • Sponsorship/Promotional Restrictions: No

Patterns of Drinking Score: N/A

Prohibition: None


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