beervn (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes of grapefruit and slightly bitter, well balanced and really nice lager. One of the best in Vietnam and i have tried almost 35 breweries.
Oakes (12552) - 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.
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.
Jessop (207) - 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.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
went to the brewpub. a nice lively place with the futball game on. strange to have vietnamese food in such a germanesque surroundings but it works. one of the better beers i had on my trip. golden brown with a nice frothy head, spicey sweet nose with a flowery back feel. toasted malted crunch on the tongue with biscuit flavors and a subtle bitter hop ending. better then the lion brewpub.
omhper (19372) - 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!
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.
visionthing (2733) - 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)
guernica44 (14) - 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.
deanso (5250) - 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.