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

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


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1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
floydian1 (905) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at a hawker stall in Hong Kong. A pretty piss poor pale lager that is even worse than Corona in the tasteless stakes.with faint sweetcorn flavours /aromas and a neglible hop presence. Weak watery texture.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dhunter151 (525) - 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

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rok1024 (1065) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bright yellow appearance, medium low head. Malty and grainy aromas, sweet, not much hops or bitterness. Average Pale lager style.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
maneliquor (3020) - 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

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Oginme (42) - 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."

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Raistlin (112) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
ours yellow with a thin white head that’s gone in seconds. Nose is a sticky kind of sweet graininess. Taste is not particularly pleasant; slightly medicinal and bland. Thin, watery, average carbonation. Not much. Perhaps better than Miller Lite.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GIJOE (601) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours yellow with a thin white head that's gone in seconds. Nose is a sticky kind of sweet graininess. Taste is not particularly pleasant; slightly medicinal and bland. Thin, watery, average carbonation. Not much. Perhaps better than Miller Lite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Spab (2304) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
500 ml can from The Beer Store. Pours a clear pale golden colour with near instantly disappearing white head. Aroma is sweet grains with light adjunct. Flavour likewise. Thin-medium body. Weak but there are worse pale lagers out there.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cantabrian (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2013
Miami Heat / NBA. I cannot relate this to Harbin, but that’s what was on the can, from a HK grocery store. Not surprisingly, a sweet, flavourless uneventful pale lager, with only a flourish bite to mention. From the description above, than I’d say it was Russian, before becoming Chinese.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brodies_Best (235) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2013
500 ml bottle pours light golden with zero head and light carbonation. Not much aroma or taste.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Fizzy golden yellow, foam not worth mentioning. I’m always alarmed at how bright some pale lagers can be. Anyway, taste is corn syrup, barley. Not much finish. Sweetish. Crisp, clean etc. Not offensive.


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