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.
Jimbo2 (154) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly standard lager. Not much to write home about. Decent, some happiness. But drinkable.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
ramboraffe (1785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Vietnamese restaurant in Berlin. Clear goden with white head. Sweet rather thick canned corn, butter and vegetables. Not a good beer. Semi sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
jmgreenuk (7277) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 1, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Beer 2KU, Hanoi. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is light malt, light hop. The flavour is light bitter with a light watery cardboard yeast, hop bitter palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Light bodied with lively carbonation.
Calisky (2411) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 Couleur dorée, bonne mousse. Nez légèrement houblonné avec note fruits vieux. Gout malté papier humide typique lager du bout du monde, note fruitée, fin amere avec astringence. Pas géniale
gegwilson (3003) - 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 (4071) - 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 (5742) - 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 (1444) - 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 (2857) - 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, nhà hàng 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)