SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Standard pale lager. The finish is a little overly sweet. It’s satisfying when it’s cold and gets less flattering as it warms up. Tastes best with a nice balcony view in Ha Noi.
gegwilson (2546) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in a Vietnamese restauraunt in Sheffield. Pours golden with a small but lasting layer of white froth. Mild metallic citrus aroma. The taste is similar - slightly sweet with light citrus and grain.
nickd717 (3871) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Fizzy yellow beer, nuf ced McGreevey there. Grainy aroma, some light fruit. Fruity Pebbles flavor, like a bad Leinie’s wheat. More like Hiney’s wheat. Weird. Light and fizzy. Sheeeit man, why do I drink this stuff?
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle as ’Habeco Hanoi Beer’, 5.1% BB June 2016. With rice, E316 and E1201. Clear dark yellow, lightly sparkling, small white head, dotted lacing. Aroma is sugars, rice paper, touch of solvent. Body is medium, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is chalky, rice, papery, tangy tonic water. Plain, and not overly drinkable for the style.
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi Beer is a little atypical Asian lager, separating itself from the crowd by having a somewhat different hop profile. Floral aroma, which becomes almost perfumed, rises from the glass and leaves no other fragrance impression. Malt is fairly satisfactory and the expected hop bitterness is relieved of this floral flavors with very dry aftertaste.
ALLOVATE (2772) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the best phở restaurant in Hanoi, nhŕ hŕng bún cha.
Sunny, medium gold with a tight and tidy, mostly lasting white head. Sweet malt and peppery hop nose, very clean and simple. Softly grainy, straw flavour to an otherwise bitter, hoppy and crisp lager. Very light, very delicate in profile. Carbonation is high especially short of chilled. A lot of swirling the glass between sips. Finish is clean. Streamlined, subtle, balanced and highly drinkable. Not bad!! (33cL, Hanoi, Vietnam)
cdntraveller (6) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and refreshing taste. Very lackluster in smell and not very fizzy but because of how light it is it does go down nice.
efeesse (319) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer with light color, lightly bitter, average carbonation, not much foam, served in bottle.
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 11, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Smells of light grain and not much else. Taste is plain, yet refreshing and pretty approachable.
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KeefOz (1265) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
BB 180515. Poured a clear pale amber with 5mm of white foam for a head that diminished quickly to a collar. Laced poorly. Carbonation low. Aroma of malt, yeast and no obvious hops. Taste of malt, sweet malt and a moderate but artificial/chemical bitterness. Light body. Finish with a lingering artificial bitterness. Crisp while cold but taste gets worse as it warms.