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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.


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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
Basically water with a tiny bit of Alcohol. Had on Korean air on my way to Vladivostok Russia.


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Very shitty hay smell. Clear yellow, medium head. Weak, cane sugar, gross but not overly sweet. Mild garbage disposal notes in the finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Pretty awful.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syfher (106) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a wine glass (?! It was in a restaurant...); from the fridge. Well... Itís a Korean beer. Nothing more to say about it. No aroma, taste nor palate... Itís refreshing with a light taste of malt. Not good, not bad...

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Listigovers (365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Fizzy clear yellow beer, slightly sweet aroma, almost no taste and extremely light body. Like drinking water, even less character than the average Asian lager.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pijiuke (68) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pour from bottle, the beer is very pale blond with ample head. Smell and taste alcohol albeit very very very light. Somehow I find this beer to be rather enjoyable, despite its shortcomings. Something that I can use to replace regular sodas sometimes.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjik83 (640) - - DEC 6, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 4,5% - Biertje gedronken destijds dat me niet kon bekoren - Kan me veel lekkerder biertjes voorstellen, maar kan met mijn smaakvoorstelling te maken hebben - Vandaar mijn lage beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ethanolist (7) - - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Itís similar to Cass fresh. Light pour, watery taste, thin body, canít find any aroma except pale corn flavor, head disappears AT SIGHT! I wanna give 0 score but the minimum is 0.5.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Borup (6287) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2014
33 cl. can. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt,, corn and hops.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Swaroga (1441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Bardzo jasne i wodniste piwo. Piana ok ale szybko znika. W aromacie woda i karton, trochę chleba i delikatny cytrus. Wodniste i średnio gazowane jak wygazowana woda sodowa. Ogůlnie prawie bez smaku.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cimbasso (234) - - 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 (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 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, dryish grassy hop bitterishness in the finish, but not enough to balance out the rice sweetness; in all on the watery side. Pretty neutral - or letís say bland - standard Asian lager, thirst-quenching without further ambitions, but admittedly I had worse in Europe. Just another industrial ímacro lagerí, more or less correct, but nothing more than that.


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