Grumbo (596) - 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 (328) - 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 (271) - 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 (337) - 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 (4735) - 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 (989) - 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.
Bif (1445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a pale yellowcolor with a big fizzy head that fades fairly quickly to just traces of lacing. Aroma is quite cleanand faint with a bit of citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Taste is also on the lifht side with some malt sweeness, bit of citrus and grain. Light body and fairly smooth. Typical non-offensive Pale Lager. Probably goes best with spicy cousine.
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, big quickly dissapearing head, aroma of apples and cardboard, light sweetish malty aroma, quite bland but no offensive. Boring!!!
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Life is simple. If you brew beer with rice and no hops it won’t taste good. Would someone please tell Carlsberg Vietnam?