Brewed by La Brasserie de Tahiti (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia


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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed in Tahiti since 1955, using only the finest ingredients from Northern Europe, Hinano satisfies the most demanding connoisseurs with its freshness and quality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
This had an average head.Aroma grassy,earthy.color straw.Nice,pleasant taste.I agree with some of the other reviews that I think this is about an average beer.Maybe a little bit better than coors,corona,but pretty close in color and taste.Slight bitterfinish.Itís a decent beer for a party,but not one that I would seek out.I would think you can find a cheaper priced beer that tastes just about like this.What can I say??!!itís French!!(iím half french too).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
smcd (366) - USA - APR 2, 2006
(12oz Bottle. 04/2006). Weak, almost non-existent aroma. Pale, straw. Fruity notes (as if it were fermented at too high a temperature). Relatively dry with a little bitterness and an unpleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2006
500 ml can, bought in France. Pale golden colour, decent head. Weak aroma, some faint fruity and flowery notes. Fairly clean and "neutral" pale lager flavour, which means that there is not much taste, but not too many offensive off-flavours either. Some bitterness in the finish, becomes metallic in the aftertaste. This is swill for the South Pacific heat, not something for beer lovers to search out, unless you want another country in your ratings list.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnfryd (12132) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2006
Canned. Golden colour with white head. aroma is weak. This beer is there not much to say about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
(330 ml bottle: $1.49 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) Best before 15-Jul-06. This apparently has become one of the latest "cult" beers in Southern California as itís selling extremely well. Bright, pale yellow in color rather than straw or pale golden, with perfect clarity. The bubbly, white head settles to what absolutely looks like backwashed spit sitting atop the beer -- totally disgusting looking. I donít remember ever saying this before today, but when the head fully dissipates, itís actually a good thing in this case. Very light, minimally sweet grain is masked by mild grassiness and bitterness, presumably from hops, so thereís some respectable flavor and balance with this beer. No sign of cardboard, another positive aspect. Pretty sad that the absence of awful flavors is getting solid praise from me, but such is the way it is when youíre drinking a bunch of nasty swill in succession and then finally stumble upon a pale lager that isnít totally nasty swill. The grainy, grassy nose is only mildly aromatic. Light bodied but not watery, crisp and clean, nicely carbonated. I wouldnít buy this beer again, but I can at least respect that itís not swill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14937) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2006
Can. Pale golden with a small, white head. Aroma is malt and hops with some alcohol notes. Lightly sweet and bitter flavor. Medium body and a light bitter finish with some metallic notes. (060210)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirjames (37) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Hinano is evocative of that infatuation that Blighís crew fell under in that sensuous island. It is crisp, refreshing, though without body...a hint of citrus and very slight undertone of hops. It is not fizzy and weak tasting for the tropics by any means. To compare it with European or American brews is unfair. It speaks of the tradition of the place. Why drink anything else when in Tahiti Nui? Was that Hinano John Wayne was drinking in "Donovans Reef"?

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dawnshighway71 (3) - USA - FEB 1, 2006 does not count
To put it bluntly, this beer is essentially piss-water. I discovered it while sailing in French Polynesia. The brand dominated all the islands in French Polynesia. The funny part was the people were proud of this and acted like it was a great beer. They donít experience much foreign beer since everything has to be imported and and the heinekin is skunky from the sun and heat by the time it arrives in Polynesia. Pretty bad stuff. Nice logo though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JAN 31, 2006
This beer has a light, crisp flavor that is slightly grainy. Nothing special by any means.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Not bad at all for a weak pale lager. Nice pour, pale gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is both bready and grassy with a slight herbal hop bitterness. The hops disappear from the taste, leaving you with a somewhat thin, sweet malt flavor. Didnít catch any corn here as others have. Hops return in a softly bitter finish.

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