ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Driving through the Hai Van Pass it was time to say goodbye to Huda beer and hello Larue as it was advertised literally everywhere as you enter Danang - shops, restaurants, pharmacies, bike repair stores, you name it it was overly abundant on the eye.
In Hoi An it was dirt cheap and came in big bottles so clearly the beer of choice. Lemon-peel yellow in colour and at some stages bright as bright, and others suffering a little chill haze. Head is a soppy white mess and mostly lasting. Lemongrass, pineapple, steamed rice, damp chaff and wheat ears make for an interesting aroma. Soft, quite soapy and foamy with a cleaner than expected finish. Not much malt; delicate hop taste in back with a subdued, almost non-existent bitterness on the swallow. No length. Bland and one-dimensional if not for the aroma. In light of its availability and price it did the job! (355ml & 450ml, Hội An, Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam)
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
[Bottle & Can] Had several of these in Vietnam. Straw color with a fizzy white head. High carbonation levels. Sweet grains, grass and light metal in the aroma. Flavors are similar. Dry and somewhat grainy finish. Thin, but better body compared to some other light lagers I had over there. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
can & bottle in Can Tho standard pale lager poured gold with a mild malty aroma like other Vietnamese lagers very refreshing in this heat tastes a bit watery lightly bitter not too sweet & finishes dry
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: grain malts. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, grain malts, lively carbonation. Overall: inoffensive Pale Lager, but completely boring, OK in the Vietnamese heat. Bottle at Essence Hotel, Hoi An.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml cans and 450ml bottles in Vietnam. Pours darker yellow than Saigon but still quite watery. Aroma is weak "hops" of a usual macro lager. Taste is better in my opinion that quite a few Vietnamese lagers. Slightly bitter and hoppy.
adasko (1884) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
W zapachu jest kiepsko. Dość słodko słodowo, ale w tle kanał. W smaku stęchłe trociny a poza tym pustka. Odczucie w ustach znikome, jednak rownież mało przyjemne.
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Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Goutée au Vietnam. Meilleure que Larue export, malgré tout un nez très léger de houblon, pas de corps ni carbonation. Gout leger de malt. Légère amertume en fin de bouche.
jaghana (5498) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 7, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can 33cl from Calisky. A clear lager, nose is strange on dust and stringency. Aroma is low, again dusty touch, astringent bitterness even if there is no hops aroma, very watery and poor aroma.
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom C. As Biere Larue. 4.2%. Pours yellow with a medium head, aroma of malt, lemonade and paper, flavor f chemical tones, alcohol, light bodied
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom C. As Biere Larue. 4.2%. Clear yellow. Aroma of acetaldehyde and paper. Papery and slightly grainy flavor, finishes slightly drier. Really light-bodied and watery.