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


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RATINGS: 434   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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
A finger and half of head on a clear, golden colored body. The aroma is grain, mostly rice. The taste has mild bitterness and moderate sweetness. One then the other on the profile. The texture is a little sticky with moderate carbonation and light body. The sweetness was a bit much and with the sticky texture makes this a "no-go".

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
The standard lager from Tahiti, with loose but lacing, lightly greyish white head and clear pale golden colour with somewhat greenish hue and vivid sparkling. Minerals and sourish grains in the nose (rice!), iron, grass, faint biscuit touch and a whiff of burning plastic. Neutral onset with sharpish, minerally carbonation, slightly oily but otherwise thin mouthfeel, sourish rice effect as in an Asian lager, clearly metallic ’sound’, grassy hop bitterishness in the finish, medium long and drying, but this may also have to do with a kind of chemical, plastic-like solvents effect, as in many ’macro lagers’. I can only see this function ice cold on a Tahiti beach, with the Polynesian ladies suggested on the label not too far away... Outside of this context: bland and boring lager as there are far too many in this world.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sdg (89) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Pale golden color, clear; quickly dissipating white head - aroma of cereals, grain, some hints of citrus hops - slightly sweet and medium bitter taste - light body, thin texture, average carbonation - short, citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (455) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2015
Not the palest, or the worst tasting lager I ever had. If I was ever in Tahiti I’d be happy to drink this, it’s not scary, it’s just not that different or fulfilling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rob_D_UK (1114) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a pale gold colour with a small white head. Aroma of hops and grains. Fairly sweet, hint of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle purchased online from Sauveurbiere. didn’t pour this one so no idea on appearance. was clear from looking through bottle though. aroma is grass, straw and weak hops. taste isn’t bad at all for a cheap pale lager. as usual, quite watery. a little wet grass and weak hops. oh well. a country tick is a country tick. #102

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (3521) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Saveure Biere: Aroma is malty and hoppy. Pale golden color, slightly hazy, white head. Malty flavor, grain, bitter hops. Thirst quenching and better then expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
It took longer to find this beer in the database than it was worth. It’s Hinano, not Hitano. Don’t look for "Premium Lager", or Tahiti. Just look for the 428 ratings. Really, that low? Since I have surf trunks with the logo, I thought it’d be a bit higher. I’d rather smoke a cigarette than finish this beer. It doesn’t taste worse than an ashtray or anything, I’m just jonesing for a smoke, and this beer is boring. I quit smoking two months ago, so, you know...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (287) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2014
very drinkable pacific lager with a light malty aroma sweet crisp taste finishing bitter & quite dry

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lore (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2014
Pale yellow colour, moderate sized pillowy white head; aroma of grains and floral hops; taste of malty sweetness, some honey notes and something disturbing artificial metallic-sweet thing...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (763) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
Une lager de Papeete à 5 % abv . Entrée de bouche sur un malt clair, à la pils, mais honnête. Houblon au léger côté citronné. Un rien d’agrumes. La longueur donne encore un peu d’agrumes. C’est déjà pas mal… et correct pour une bière de ce niveau. Elle rejoint en appréciation, mais sur un autre registre, la pils chinoise… Pourquoi pas ? Comme on dit en langue locale : « ma ’a pia Hinano iti e ! Ote ro ’o ato ’a ihoa ia o Tahiti nei … Aita ata ai ! ». Ce qui signifie, évidemment : avec Hinano, savourez le charme unique de Tahiti, dans une bière de grande qualité … Phrase où tout est vrai, sauf le mot « grande »...

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