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

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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Any beer that costs you $1.50 or less in a store in the NYC area is one to beware of. Pours a clear straw gold. White head. Blah blah blah. They all pour like this. And the head never stays. Very minor citrus tone it seems on the nose. Flavor is, well, bad. Really. Isnít skunked, but it tastes way dirty. Definitely not cleanly filtered. Feel has a good level of carbonation, and the liquid is a pretty good feel too. But overall this is one mediocre at best lager. Bad. Bad, bad, bad.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours weak gold with slight carbonation and little head. Smells of maccaroni noodles and cereal malt. Tastes of peachy malt with a hint of weak apple. Reminds me more of an American lager of some repute than a corn syrup infused disaster that so many beers like this seem to be. Watery mouthfeel. All in all, the best South Korean beer Iíve had. Iíd drink this again, believe it or not.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Buying and rating this beer is proof positive that Iíve become a ratings whore. I saw this can among the mix-a-sixer brews and thought to myself, "You know, self, you havenít rated a beer from South Korea, yet. Sure, you donít really like pale lagers, but how bad could it be?" DAMN YOU RATEBEER! YOUíVE STOLEN MY SOUL!

It pours pale, yellow and fizzy with a small, white head that diminishes rapidly. The nose, while pretty mundane, isnít really bad. Itís just a bland, yeasty, light bread dough and maybe some rice, but it does lack the annoying adjunct funk found in many American macros. The palate is light-bodied and effervescent with a mildly astringent and metallic finish. Sweet and grainy with a tight finish. It may be better than some BMC pale lagers, but thatís not exactly saying much. Unless the ratings beast has swallowed you whole (and you still need a beer from South Korea), I would have to advise you against buying this one.

Oh yeah...SOUTH KOREA--Tick.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Clear golden yellow, small diminishing head. Aroma is vague but has some light bread notes, some grain, some rice. Light body, harsh carbonation. Not terrible, but not exactly enjoyable either.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2008
Pale metallic gold, lemony shine, with fluffy snowwhite head. Nose is again lemony - with a light vanilla touch, fade grain. Virtually tasteless. A little milkripe grain has been watered down into oblivion. Light and fizzy. The Korean answer to Bud Light: shock of the Giants!
Warming up, however a faint flavour of rotting grain comes up. I could have done without....

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Itís hard to rate this beer. Pours to a very light color, with thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Unlike most low-grade American and Asian-import Lagers, this does not have the skunky, grainy aroma or taste. So I rated it a little higher than those. But there is such little nose, mouthfeel, flavor or finish, that itís difficult to rate as a true beer. It makes a good lightly colored water, just not worth the price.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear light yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is light malty, grain, rice, light light hoppy, grass. Flavor is light sweet and light light bitter with a short duration. Body is light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (181107)

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
The things I do to get more country ratings..... Grainy, sweet, very nasty, very drain pour.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thegreenrooster (3295) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Pour is a bright yellow with a small white head. Aroma is quite grainy for a lager but not much else shows up. Flavor is nothing really to make fun of since not much of a flavor shows up. Some corn and maybe some rice but thatís about it. Bland but i was not expecting much. These are one of those ratings that is for the country more than the beer.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jerryballoono (32) - Urgup, TURKEY - DEC 6, 2007
500ml bottle rated. virtually aromaless pale yellow lager with a rapidly decaying white head. Some malt flavour but no hops evident, the architypal Korean beer where the carbonation completely overwhelms what little flavour there is. Best part is the bottle label description "from naturally fresh water" - shame they didnt see fit to make beer from it ! It also seems they forgot to put the "S" on the lable before "hite" because it definately should be there. I presume Hite is just another part of Inbev as OB blue comes in bottles embossed Hite.


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