XJR (3) - - MAY 16, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you know beer than this will truly please you. The first thing I note is the thick creamy head that laces well and puddles to small islets familiar to Pilsen Urquell. Speaking of which this beer is either close to if not better. The pilsen is golden though lightly hazy with live yeast. Finely bubbles rise casually confirming a light carbonation that allows for good gulps of this very refreshing beer. The nose is complex floral and spice and very prominent but pleasing. The foretaste contrasts the nose with lighter than air body and neutral and balanced. But wow! The after taste is stunning, lingering grapefruit and zest that re emerges till you are forced to gulp more. It is easy to manage a liter or two of this one. Where am I? Heaven or Hanoi?
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Goldmalt, Hanoi. Clear golden with small white head. Floral, spicy saaz hop notes. The flavour is sweet malt and citrusy hops. Clean and crisp, refreshing pils. It’s pretty solid on all levels.
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color, creamy beige head. Sweet brewing mash aroma with a bit metallic notes. Sourish, nutty-sticky and harsh flavor. Long harsh and odd aftertaste. Musty as the place was.
omhper (20555) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Draught at Goldmalt 2, Hanoi. Lightly hazy pale golden. Floral oily saaz aroma. Medium sweet with soft mouthfeel. The faintest touch of sugar than butterscotchy diacertyle and orangey hay-like saaz hops comes in - all in balanced levels. Finishes with good late bitterness. I had to order another one to make sure I wasn’t dreaming - this somewhat dodgy Vietnamese joint actually makes excellent old school Czechish pilsener!