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.
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pípa, Slunce ve skle 2014, Plzeň. Aroma je příjemně chmelové se sladovým podkladem. Pěna je jasné bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá. Chuť je velmi příjemná, má nádech banánů a kvasnic, finiš je středně hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je velmi dobře pitelné. Soudruzi z Vietnamu rozhodě nezklamaly, ba předčily mé očekávání, jedná se o vskutku lahodný kousek.
Oakes (15490) - 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 (5219) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4457) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lager - a clear gold with a nice head of foam. The aroma is bready, grainy, sweet with mild hop bitterness. Clearly the brewmaster here cares. Sharp carbonation on a light body. It has a bracing bitterness of a clean classic lager. A really nice example of what a lager should be. Good.
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.
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewpub. Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a broken frothy white head. The aroma is lager malt some citrus and light hops. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light, fruity, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad and better than I expected. I could easily sink a few of these at this price. Shame my meal was six times the price of the beer!
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 (23317) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at HoaVięn 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!, AUSTRALIA - 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.