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


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

rok1024's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, - JUL 25, 2014
Bright yellow appearance, medium low head. Malty and grainy aromas, sweet, not much hops or bitterness. Average Pale lager style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
colui72 (420) - 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 (6233) - 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 (553) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
k0mpsa (1920) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at mission hills, haikou. Light golden color. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty lager, not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Easy drinking session beer, nothing special, pours a light yellow with a small diminishing white head, earthy grainy aroma, what you would expect for a Chinese Lager refreshing but only just.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
12oz can. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Standard lager but I enjoyed it less than most other lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
Extremely poor beer. Kind of taste like a shitty lager and tea infused with it. Very odd one. Don’t like it at all

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Oginme (54) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle: pours a light yellowish straw color with quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is almost non-existent, maybe a slight malty sweetness. Taste is very light, slightly grainy, and sweet. There really is no hop presence detectable, as it finishes with a light sugary flavor on the tongue. Carbonation is relatively high, body is very light. Really gives the meaning in the phrase "Beer is really just slightly contaminated water."

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