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Brewed by The Hite Company
Style: Pale Lager
Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, South Korea

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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ABV may vary around 4.5% ABV.
The No. 1 selling KOREAN Beer Brewed & bottled in Korea at HITE Brewery co. ltd. Seoul. Brewed form Purest underground well water, Canadian Harrington barley, Parle Aroma and Yakima hops, yeast and no additives or preservative.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adasko (1884) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Typical mass produced lager. Has no taste, no aroma. At least it’s not unpleasant, untasty. A bit sweet, sparkling water.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ccex (1192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
640 ml bottle pours a clear pale yellow with smallish white head and only a little lacing. Aroma is full of grass and lemon; a bit skunky. Taste is on the sweet side at first with a sour and metallic finish. It gets worse as it warms up, tasting like sour apples. Still this is hoppier than I expected from a pale lager and quite drinkable when cold. Unfortunately, its body is light and watery. Fortunately, it only cost me $2 at the local Korean supermarket. Not horrible, but I would try this again only to wash down some spicy Korean food.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
labeerinthum (544) - Milano, ITALY - APR 27, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso rimanda molto al mais e un po’ all’orzo. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma va in rapida dispersione, con bollicine medie e carbonazione bassa. La consistenza del liquido è limpida. Le bollicine sono poche e fini, con carbonazione persistente. Il colore è giallo dorato carico. Il corpo è snello. L’amaro è appena percepibile, con una punta di aspro. L’intensità gustativa è leggera e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il finale è acido. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca rimanda a pane, mais e orzo.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Zenjohn (1) - - APR 17, 2016 does not count
Good on a very hot day, with nothing else around. Good "drinkability" as it’s known in the trade. Don’t waste refrigerator space, use an old trick I learned in ’Nam: put ice cubes in a glass and pour. Was ready to say I ticked off South Korea and South Korea reciprocated. But at $2.99 a six-pack at 99c Store in California, mustn’t grumble.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Michael27 (813) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
Flasche aus Bierabo. Eingeschenkt sieht es erst einmal gut aus. Nur trinken? Man denkt, dass man ein Alkoholfreies hat. Der weite Weg aus Südkorea war umsonst und überflüssig.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Moravius (1124) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2016
Flasche („hite Pale Lager“, 4,3 %, 640 ml) aus einem Supermarkt in Busan. - Goldgelb, blank. - In der Nase recht chemische Malzsüße und Anklänge an Konservengemüse. - Antrunk mild und matt malzsüßlich mit zartem Süßsauer und einem Anklang an Gemüsekonserven. Hopfen ist praktisch nicht zu erschmecken, wodurch das Bier stumpf und fade wirkt. Gut rezent, schlank bis wäßrig. Im Abgang bis auf nachhallende künstliche Süße (Süßstoff) nur noch Leere. Widerlich fader, ganz schwach fauliger Nachtrunk, der um so ekliger wird, je länger man nicht weitertrinkt. - Billig gemacht (mit Zusatz u.a. von Stärke), fade und mit üblen Fehlaromen: dieses Bier, eins der großen Supermarktbiere Südkoreas, ist tatsächlich so schlecht wie sein Ruf. Ab damit ins Klo - und: nie wieder Hite!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AlfredoGarcia (262) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 26, 2016
330 ml bottle. Bought in a Jumbo supermarket in Santiago. Clear golden color low white head. Refreshing smell of grass; lager, quoi. Hoppy taste, way more than the usual lager. Of course in not an IPA, but it do taste like beer; sadly is excesibly waterish. Aftertaste metallic.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2016
So, my buddy drags me into this absolute garbage bar in Busan. Dirty, sticky, loud pop-rap, the works. Ok. There are two beers at the bar, Budweiser and Hite. I’m thinking, at least I can get a tick, and I order the Hite. In hindsight, I should’ve ordered the fucking Budweiser.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2016
Typical generic lager aroma of grainy malt and very faint hops. Apple juice shows as it warms. Very watery with very light generic lager flavours, some lemon and apple, grass, very light bitterness and light spice. Drinkable when cold.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ffbot (350) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Quite lame. pour is an still clear yellow, tiny thin head than vanishes. Smell is watery, sweet, and bland. Taste is exactly the same.


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