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

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RATINGS: 540   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.


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1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cblado (243) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a pale yellow color. Very little head. Aroma is sour yeast. Flavor is similar, with grass note. Body was thin and slightly oily. I had this at a Korean restaurant in Seattle. When people say they "don’t like beer" this is what they’re talking about.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cimbasso (132) - - OCT 28, 2014
Sampled in a 33cl bottle in a Korean restaurant in Fitzrovia, London. Pale yellow lager with a thin white head. Aroma is very slight but there are hints of corn. The taste is extremely bland and slightly sweet, with only a hint of floral hops. It says it is made from barley, but it tastes much more as if it is brewed from rice. At least it is very clean tasting, with no off tastes. Good with spicy Korean food.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (2186) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
Tasted as Hite Ice Point, which is apparently the exported version. The best known Korean lager, with a loose and quickly dissipating, snow white, lacing head and pale yellow blonde colour with vivid sparkling. Soft malt sweetness in the nose, rice as expected from an Asian lager, some iron, grainy, faint and simple grassy hops. Soft and slick, thin mouthfeel, soft sweetishness of pale malts and cooked rice, a bit honeyish, some minerals and lightly metallic primarily in the finish, medium to strong carbo, faint and straightforward grassy hop bitterishness in the finish leading to a dryish finish, but not enough to balance out the rice sweetness; in all on the watery side. Pretty neutral - or let’s say bland - standard Asian lager, thirst-quenching without further ambitions, but admittedly I had worse in Europe. Just another industrial ’macro lager’, more or less correct, but nothing more than that.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Toomio (220) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Pirullisen kamala. Samaa sarjaa kuluneen viikon kanssa. Paha ja huono kaikin puolin. Ei.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured into a ordinary glass at a good Korean restaurant in Geneva. A: Pours a pale yellow lager color with a medium bubbled white fluffy lager head. Small retention and only few lacings left S: Simple beer. Mainly adjunct malts and flowery hops T: Follows the nose. Nothing special, crispy malt followed by a mild hops bitterness M: Very light body, low carbonation and mild bitter aftertaste O: A large production rice based lager. Nothing special here... [ BA Review @ 12/16/2011 ]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Very pale yellow. Instead of a body there’s a vacuum. Probably made from diluted water.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
YantarCoast (149) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 10, 2014
330ml bottle from local off-licence, labelled as Hite Ice Point. Very surprised to see Korean beer in Moscow. Pours piss yellow with no head. Corny aroma. Taste is very much like a non-alcoholic beer. Very watery and falls apart when it warms up. Bad stuff.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
panzerwolf (65) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Pours pale gold with little head. A slight taste of corn, very little malt. A bit sweet, watery. Easy enough to drink since it doesn’t taste much anything, so good for thirst?

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a random "seasonal" or maybe a one timer at the local beer store. i’d never seen it, and it was just over a buck, so what the hell. pretty foul stuff, though. yellow rice soaked pee-pee water. not the worst i’ve had, but not too far off."

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charule (1169) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle at korean restaurant. Poured light uellow gold with no head. Light carb med bod. Taste same to aroma. Better then OB

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kwik-lime (1346) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Inoffensive but immensely boring beer. Corny, somewhat like Budwesier, with precious little hop character. Best thing I can say about it is it was cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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