Brewed by Harbin Beer Company (AB InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Harbin, China


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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Filtered bottle.
Ingredients: Two-row malt, European and Chinese “Qindao Dahua” hops, rice, and German yeast.
Harbin Beer, the earliest Chinese beer, brewed in 1900 in the origin of the beer industry in China. With hundred years of infusion of China’s traditional culture Harbin Beer brings a pure good taste. Inspired by the Tradition and Culture of China’s Most Northern Province of Hellongjiang.

NOTE: Under this entry, rate ONLY exported Harbin that roughly matches the ABV and local Harbin that matches it completely. If it differs in any way and doesn’t match the other entries under the brewer, please send in a bug report with the alcohol percentage, degrees plato (important!), the GTIN and preferably a link to a picture of both the front and the back label so that we can set up an entry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Well it’s not bad for the style at least. Inoffensive and refreshing...........light flavors of corn, some malt and maybe a hint of wheat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Defreni (3005) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2016
Dåse. Hotelværelse i Geyongdo. Hvad man kan forvente af kedelig makro lager. En del hvede i smagen men ellers kedelig. Mest interessante var den gamle måde at åbne dåsen på.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Msdrbeat (496) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Canned. Lots of wheat taste. Very thin with a semi sweet aftertaste that turns to bitter. Okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nausicaaonacids (50) - PORTUGAL - JAN 15, 2016
Average pils beer, golden color and light taste, light on alcohol as well. Quite bubbly and goes down very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at Dva Stapica Chinese Fast Food place Belgrade Serbia. 17.11.2015.Pour it clear golden color with small white head.Aroma corn.Taste malt, sourish corn, maybe also rice inside, not good quality.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SouthernSun (1) - - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
Some people might claim that this beer is thin and watery, with a strong taste of either nothing, or of rice and corn. It’s pale, it’s thin, it has very little hop, and i LOVE it. It works really well with simple Chinese food like congee and preserved radish. Maybe not what I would serve with peking duck, maybe not what i would serve with kung pao chicken, but with simple hainan steamed chicken it is perfect.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
Very pale gold with nearly not head in its traditional China’s bowl. Sweet aroma and taste. Rice, light hops. Better than average Chinese beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
600ml Bottle in Macau as Harbin NBA, 5% Sweetish malty beginning. Strange chemical aroma, smooth but no depth. No bitterness on a neutral sweetish body. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
I though it had a promising start then it turned out to be neither one thing or another, aside from cold. Bit of hops not enough, malt aroma, but not enough in the body, bit empty really. But it quenched a thirst.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Had this at a team business dinner on my first trip to China (Shanghai). Basic pale lager. Nothing special but it tasted just great as the team cheers’d me one by one!

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