omhper (20929) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at HoaViên Brähaus, Hanoi location. Lightly hazy golden, small creamy head. Rather neutral aroma. Medium dry with light bodu and rounded mouthfeel. Despite it’s subdued hop aroma it blasts away into a resiny, really bitter finish. Well made!
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the Bräuhaus. (Lager at the menu). Clear light amber (strawyellow) - white head. Aroma: Hay, malty, strange aroma, light alcoholic. Taste: Grains, bread, hay, medium bodied, nice malty, sweetness, dry, light hopped.
TBone (13819) - 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.
Oakes (13426) - 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 wasn’t nearly as hoppy, had butter issues and would have scored much lower.
motelpogo (7188) - 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; didn’t balance the fried cheese i ordered as well as a more vibrant pils would have
deanso (6503) - 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.
Beershine (5218) - 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.
thebeertourist (5077) - 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.
visionthing (3526) - 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)
AdiBeer (1986) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: intense grain, light bread. Appearance: hazy gold, medium frothy white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: bitters intensify, grains remain dominant, lively carbonation. Sweet caramel in the background. Overall: good overall, quite a decent Pilsner, nice palate. Pint at Hoa Vien, Brauhaus, Hanoi.