Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I hope the "Tradition and Culture of China’s most Northern Province of Hellongjian" isn’t as bland and boring as this beer. No flavor, no real smell, and a nice clean straw color. But lacks of any flavor.
torturer666 (29) - Commerce, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing special, and overpriced. Nice looking body, decent, not exeptional aroma, bland, run of the mill flavor.
mfuent1 (15) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Got this one from a friend who works for the local Anheuser Busch distributor. He said I’d love it since I like imported beers. I didn’t.
jayinhk (9) - HONG KONG - AUG 18, 2006 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clean lager. Very little flavor. Easy to drink, but nothing special. Just a standard larger IMO.
Rukasu (7) - USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
One of the best Chinese beers. Far and away better than Tsingtao, Kingway or Pearl River. Mild taste, lightly sweet, but mostly just very watery. But surprisingly lacks the skunk-ee-ness of other Chinese beers (see: Tsingtao) and also lacks the offensive acrid aftertaste
Inferno2010 (7) - CHINA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very little to notice about this beer besides it’s sparkling clear. Tastes thin and watery with a cereal taste. Found everywhere in the country especially at Hot Pot restaurants.
dtcb (6) - Hong Kong SAR, HONG KONG - JUL 31, 2003 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The best 'looking' beer I've seen from china (still quite a few to go). Harbin unfortunately is also the best tasting beer I've had in China. It's flavor is week and tries to make up for it with a slightly higher carbonation level than other chinese beers I've tasted (kingway, tsing tao) It's a beer that could (should?) have been good seeing it's german heratige. - (german settlers in china started breweries in harbin because of it's good water quality - at the time)). Chinese food almost demands a lager or pilsner (especially souther chinese and some of the more spicy shanghainese) and unfortunately the two major players for this title; Tsing Tao, and Harbin, just fall short of the mark. Hite (korean) is closer.
beeerman (5) - , Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nicely wrapped bottle was what made me buy it. Light aroma, medium-dark yellow colour, small disappearing head, not a strong taste with hints of a wheaty flavour. Nothing special but not bad.
Alfonso (4) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - SEP 16, 2007 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Picking an Asian beer is like Russian Roulette for me. If its a bad beer, its REALLY bad. If its good, well, at least you didn’t get shot in the face. Harbin falls into the second category. It has a little of the Heineken/St. Pauli Girl aftertaste, but other than that, its a very average but drinkable session beer. It IS the Asian Budweiser. If it were music, it would be some Chinese equivalent to Hootie and the Blowfish.
Fishlake (3) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2006 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this beer with A Chinese dinner unlike the food, this beer was non-descript a little watery, it has a nice eye catching bottle and label.