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%
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Purchased at an Asian market in downtown Seattle.1600 ml. bottle. Reminded me of Budweiser except it seemed a little lighter in terms of hops and malts. Beer was quite refreshing. Drank out of a paper bag. This homeless guy offered us crack, we didnít want the crack so we gave him the rest of our beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle, at Pyongyang restaurant in Siem Reap. Served at about room temperature so that might affect the rating. Bright gold, flat looking. Candied fruit aroma. Thin palate. Sour, bland, and bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2009
Somehow this (seems to be) sold in Oz as something called Premium Cleanskin Beer at about $30 a case. No doubt is some currency arbitrage in there making this that cheap, but is pretty ordinary. Watery and dull with plenty of cheap sweet grain. Not even the lurid look of the photo of it on this page going for it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
abemorsten (3565) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2009
Pours clear bright yellow with a small white head. Smells chemically fresh and tastes mildly sweet, acidic and bitter. Light bodied and watery texture. (Mini-can, courtesy of roger@Bryne 12.12.2009)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering courtesy j12601-pours a white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is lemon hops, grain/corn. Taste is lemon hops, grain/corn/cardboard, Euroskunk.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle thanks? to whoever brought this to Paulís tasting. Almost the equivalent Korean keystone...eck.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle shared by Jay, your a dick, i mean thanks for the tick. haha pours a generic pale golden body with a white fizzy head. Paper cardboard, adjuncts, crisp sweet bitter and metallic. Down the drain is where this belongs.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2009
Pours pale gold with a large but rapidly fading head. Aroma is lacking: some grainy malt and possibly grassy hops? A hint of white wine. Quite sweet upon tasting and amazingly light on. Sweet bready malt is the only discernible flavour. Practically no bitterness whatsoever. Become cloying after a few sips. Carbonation is too high. Massively high. Very watery too. Considering the lack in flavour, this is not what you want. Possibly the most flavourless beer Iíve had. Even beats Kilkenny in that way. However, no flavour is better than bad flavour!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle I took to Paulís place for Kanís visit. Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head. Grainy, little bit of lemon. Sweet, empty, little bit of paper. Finishes up without anything of note. Generic pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2009
10/21/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is very corny sweet/sour pils with a light, but not objectionable soapy note. Appearance is the lightest clear yellow possible with a very low white head. Flavor is is sour malt followed, followed by sweetnes and has some of the lightest bittering in a light lager Iíve seen. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, simple, even for a pale lager, but this does manage to produce a beer without much to object to.

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