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


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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Poured out from a large sized bottle. A very clear, light gold color with many rising bubbles. The head was big, white, and foamy with good retention. The aroma was grainy and grassy hops, maybe some barley. A mostly sour and somewhat bitter taste; not unique. The beer had moderate carbonation but a good, light fizzyness. It was mostly wet with a good body density, but somewhat oily.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmglov (15) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2007
Poured from a bottle, gives reasonably large white head that persists for a moderate amount of time. Beer is pale yellow, no special visual character. The aroma is of fresh-cut hay with a slight hint of flowering fruit trees. The flavour is surprisingly complex: sweet-sour in the mouth, and leaving one with a sour taste on the sides of the tongue, with a tart taste on the tip, and the mouth flooded with a sweeter taste, slightly evocative of a green pear. This beer was a very pleasant surprise indeed; I expected a weak and boring Asian-tyle lager like Singha, but got quite a treat instead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Drank a few of these on my honeymoon in 2003. Far from remarkable. Typical boring lager. Probably tasted a whole lot better sitting on a boat in Bora Bora than it would here in a pub.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Slightly skunky aroma of corny malts.Bright, clear straw color with good effervesence, and thinnish dissipating bight white head of tiny bubbles. Very carbonated with a barely citrus note, and peppery bite. Mostly skunky. Regular Heine is worse, but I just had to bring it back from Oahu.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2007
A lot of people get sentimental over this lager. Poured a typical non-beer country straw color. Frothy bustling head that quickly dissipated. Gym sock stink flavor with a biting pissy finish. Ok. Thatís all I will say.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
12 oz bottle bb 13.09.07. Primarily a clean corn aroma, but there is a hint of grass and floral hop. Light brassy color with a white head that didnít amount to much. Starts with light corn sweetness, medium mouthfeel, moves on to some grassiness. The finish is a touch herby, with sweetness, and a hint of bitter. It finally drifts on to relative dryness. Typical lager for the masses. Better than Bud though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Canned. A golden coloured beer with no head. The aroma has some butter and a little grassy hop. The taste is fairly crisp, but pretty unexciting. Just enough bog standard lager.Score 1.9
Subsequent rating also scored 1.9.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2007
12 oz bottle best before Sept 07

Pale yelllow with a fluffy white head.

Aroma is grainy with a touch of skunk.

Flavor is grainy, metalic, with a little lemon.
Dry grainy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pale Yellow Color with White Skin. Sweet Grain and Light Skunk Aroma. More. Sweet Malt Taste, Lightly Floral...Subtle Dry Aftertaste... Summer Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sudz (7) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
Fell in love with this stuff on my honeymoon in Tahiti. (Maybe its the memories, maybe the beer.) I thought you couldnít get Hinano in the States, so I was really excited to come across it at AJís in Phoenix. Very crisp, almost European in flavor, good balance and I liked the hoppiness. Will go down even better in the summer heat. Iím hooked.

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