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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   ABV: -

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Not a great beer, but definitely an experience. Pours a foamy cloudy yellow. Smells of beer and a bit of rice. Taste is slightly better then a domestic in a can. Has a sweet tint from the rice. Goes down easy and is damn cheap. Had in the plastic cup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2016
If you’re going to get Bia Hói (fresh beer) in Vietnam, the Hà Nôi (Hanoi) version is the one to get. You will find fresh beer in other cities but the Hanoi brewer does the best job. It’s even better than most of the the weak, flabby local lagers you’ll find in bottle and cans. Nope, it’s not a fabulous beer, but dollar for dollar (my actual price was less than 23 cents for 12 ounces) you won’t find a better beer on the planet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Just finishing my last couple of Vietnam rates. Obviously on tap at a little Bia Hoi place in Hanoi. Uniquely watery, corny grassy stuff. barely tastes of much. fresh, cold and refreshing. dirt cheap. what can I say that you don’t already know... if you visit Hanoi, you must have this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
[Tap] Poured directly from what looked like an hand pumped keg at a street corner in Hanoi. Very dirty glass was off-putting, but the beer itself was all right. Pours a light yellow color with a high level of carbonation. Nose of corn, vegetal notes and some straw. Flavors are of pale malts, grain, wet grass and mild sour notes. Light in body. Very refreshing. Low in alcohol and by far the cheapest beer you will get anywhere. We paid $1 for 5 beers in 16 oz. mugs. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riverstar (6) - - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
Bia Hoi saved my life, as a regular beer drinker working in the heat of Hanoi Bia Hoi is something that will slake my thirst without getting pissed. My local Bia Hoi joint on Quan Thanh was just like my "local" in the UK with regular customers and my drink poured as I walked in off the street. OK the beer was larger and not a pint of bitter but "when in Rome" and this "Rome" was a great place to live

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rulymel (278) - SPAIN - AUG 17, 2012
Pale beer press (no bottle) white head that dissapears very quick. Soda tasty. But only 0.15-0.20? glass. The Vietnam wheather makes it better than really it is. A pleasure for hot!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2012
on tap in hanoi old town. pale clear golden with a short-lived head; aroma of lemonade and baking soda; not a whole lot of flavour but a pleasantly crisp finish

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Hurracasurf (63) - Montevideo, URUGUAY - JUL 25, 2011
La cerveza mas barata del mundo, tomarla es una experiencia inolvidable, ademas uno puede darse el gusto de pagar la vuelta para 20 personas solamente con U$S 3. Algo increible.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Very pale. Light head. The aroma is grainy, lightly fruity. Watery, swilly, grainy taste. Pretty weak. Befits its price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
At bia hoi corner. Pale straw color with foamy head. Mild grainy aroma is thin and a tad skunky. Watery palate. Has some lactic taste. Is really not that bad, pretty smooth and light bodied. Had another place just off bia hoi corner, was much worse. Stinky beer with sweet-sour plastic ugly rotten banana and baby diaper aromas. Slimy palate with low carbo. Metallic, raunchy, sour tin foil skunky nasty bad beer. because I’m not positive it was the same bia hoi I rate separately 2-2-2-1-4.

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