motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle picked up in hanoi. pale and yellow, clear and fizzy; aroma of lemonade and wet cardboard; no bitterness, rice bubbles; argh
markschiedon (542) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
No special aroma, a bit hay.
The clear golden beer has a small white head.
A bit watery and wry. Combines good with spicy Vietnam food.
Fisler (363) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ziemlich wässrig, kaum Schaum, wenig Geschmack. Erinnert ein wenig an Budlight. Nicht zu empfehlen, beim Vietnamesen aber wohl noch das beste.
Grumbo (1173) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, from historic notes, source not recorded. Poured pale gold with quickly dissipationg off white head. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Medium body, with good level of carbonation.
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I tried eight different beers on my recent one-month trip to Vietnam, with my two favorites being 333 and Saigon Export. Why? Because those two had 5.4% ABV, offering a little more body and flavor than the otherwise gang of tepid, adjunct gang of Vietnamese water lagers.
pricey290483 (742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
had this bottle while out for a meal with my wife nothing special to report just your normal run of the mill larger
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, poured into tumbler. Light gold, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is grainy, malty, very little hop. Taste is the same. Palate OK. Drinkable, inoffensive. Identical review to Beerlao, but +1 flavour, it’s a shade maltier.
petewhitley (492) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden coloured body with a very thin white head and tons of bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of pale malt, lemons and not much else. Light-bodied; Very strong bubbles with a grainy and earthy malt favour, some light citrus, a bit of metal and biscuits and a dry herbal hop noticeable at the very end. Overall, not such a great offering, but neat to try and perhaps a tad better than the normal Halida - granted, I have ’western’ tastes. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from HaLong Bay Supermarket in HaLong Bay, Vietnam in August 2010.
Maris (1341) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a 330ml bottle on 23/4/2013 (ABV listed as 4.5%, not 5.0%). Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a small head. It seriously has no aroma to speak of (though to be fair, I’m stuffy from a cold). The flavour is sweet bready malt, a curious hint of apple juice, and a very mild bitterness. Has a light body and typical carbonation for a pale lager. I’ve had worse.