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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.86   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12oz Bottle: Clear gold with a large, fluffy white head that disappears fast, it does leave a nice bit of lacing behind. Not much aroma to speak of, a bit of grain and some sort of spiciness. Taste is full O corn. Very um...light. AKA watery. Also leaves a funky aftertaste behind. Bland and easy to forget beer. I did enjoy saying HITE!!! though. If only it could get bonus points for making me laugh. HITE!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells earthy and tea like with some spicy hints. Tastes dry and of sweet corn with some earthiness on the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
12oz. bottle in Incheon, South Korea along with some awesome sashimi! Pours a clear light golden, minimal white head, minimal retention and lacing. Aroma is gentle citrus hops and malts. Flavor has a mild citrus hops bite and malts. Actually, not too bad, and would probably be my go to beer in Korea.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vulcanmeister (219) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pale straw colour with thick white head. Tangy dry malt nose. mild malt taste with dry watery malt finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2008
This beer was surprisingly not...awful. It poured a golden color and had decent head. Aroma was faint but hinted at the presence of (dare I say it?)...malt and hops. Mouthfeel was a touch thin. Not too shabby, but I won’t be seeking this out, and I recommend you follow that same course.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
50cl bottle. Really not that bad. Light, refreshing flavour. Pretty standard pale lager except not loaded with adjunct. Certainly not something you should hunt down, but not a bad choice.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ChainGangGuy (4534) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a shamefully thin, white head. Smell: Vague light pale malt nose with a cereal sweetness to it. Taste: Light pale malts with the faintest hint of grain and a single, solitary drop of honey sweetness. No real hop character though beyond an altogether mild bitterness. Finishes crisp and clean (as there wasn’t anything really there to begin with). Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Ugh. Hite doesn’t exactly represent the height of lager brewing.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Name: Hite Beer
Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: crystal clear pale yellow, wispy white head,
Aroma: light malt aroma, touch of cereal sweetness, light floral hops,
Flavor: lightly sweet cereal flavor, light balancing bitterness, touch of floral hops, light lasting bitterfinish,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
From a 12oz can - Pours a clear light pale yellow. Not pretty at all. No carbonation, no lacing . Smells of corn and very light malts. First sip is almost flavorless with just a tad of hops and malts …almost water like. I cannot imagine consuming this product.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2008 had this next to an OB in a Korean BBQ place on 32nd street in NYC. Lots of rice in aroma and flavor. Slightly more offensive then OB Korean lager, but still better than a Bud. Pretty poor.


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