deanso (4127) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30cl at the Hoa Vien brewpub. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Pretty refreshing.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautifuly presented draught example served to me with a nice thick white cap and medium level carbonation, Saazy notes dominate here with some malt showing through. Refreshing crisp flavour with some malt backbone, matches wonderfully with the food.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30cl draft at the brewpub. Golden with a white head. Lightly fruity aroma with malt and some caramel. Sweet, but well balanced with hints of hops and some bitterness. Fresh and delicious and clearly one of the best Vietnamese beers I have tried. (2012-05-12)
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Saigon brewpub. Deep golden with a small head. Malty aroma.. On the sweet side, not much hop bitterness. Quenched the thirst in hot Saigon.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap at the brewery restaurant with betty and filthmuppet. pretty pale yellow with a quickly dying head; aroma of old barn; somewhat thin and watery; hints of hop character but much too subdued; didnít balance the fried cheese i ordered as well as a more vibrant pils would have
guernica44 (13) - VIETNAM - FEB 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ HCMC This is a good pilsner, but I was a little disappointed by the hops character. Body was full and the beer was cloudy. The head was full and the taste was well balanced with a bitter finish.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Hanoi location. Deep gold. Soft carbonation. Fluffy head. Big rich saazy nose with lots of deep, tangy malts. Hoppy and moderately bitter. Medium bready, slightly doughy malts and a long hoppy finish. A sample at the Mui Ne location wasnít nearly as hoppy, had butter issues and would have scored much lower.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Draft @ brewpub. Gorgeous coppery golden-orange with thick head, decent retention. Aroma is bursting with hops. Has a pleasantly pungent, spicy and deliciously inviting aroma. Quaffable palate. Really floral, herbal hops here but is balanced and has good body. Excellent rendition, as hoppy as an IPA. Rating based only on Hanoi. At the Phan Thiet/Mui Ne location, was blander, flawed, and not as hoppy.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Hoa Vien Brauhaus, Saigon. Pours golden with creamy white head. Pleasant floral aroma and the flavour is malt, fruit and some spices. Clean and crisp with light bitterness in the finish. A solid brewed pils.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Listed as Vien (Golden). Dark golden color, a bit hazy decent off-white head. Wort and sweet malts in the nose. Malty some unfermented sugars, some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Plain but drinkable.