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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ktussey2184 (5) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2008 does not count
this has light head, again similar to bud light. Had this in Korea. But yea..similar to american beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle. Stark gold color, super still and no head. Starchy, starchy aroma. Relatively mellow drinker, inoffensive in any manner. Actually leaves a bite, displaying some blaance. Hey, this isnít disgusting. (#3367, 3/31/2008)

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heemer77 (5133) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
From a can. Pale straw body with a bright white head. Lots of fast moving carbonation in the lager glass. The aroma has some grainy corn and a little bit of raw potatoes. There is also some underarm sweat. The taste is lightly sweet corn flakes with a cardboard finish. Pretty clean though after your mouth is empty. Very much cereal grain dominated. This is best drunk ice cold.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 13, 2008
I give it 4 pts in the flavor department because this stuff is different than most Asian Pale Lagers. Itís REALLY sweet, almost too much so. Has more in common with Bartles and James than it does Beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MiP (13912) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle, 4.5%. Grain aroma. OK citric flavour. Watery mouthfeel. Pale yellow colour. Small white head.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottled. It was beer. it was pale. it tastes like nothing. If this is surprising to you by now then....

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 Hite is a light yellow beer with a small head and sour aroma. Nothing to write home about.

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.


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