mike_77 (3539) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale blond and clear. Little to speak of in aroma or flavour. It’s a really thin and watery beer with almost no taste.
Beardbeerman (195) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a first time experience for me never having tried a Vietnamese beer so far in my short beer tasting adventure. I didn’t know really what to expect so I went on the net to do some research and I found this product to be a lager. Couldn’t tell whether it was a rice lager or not from the brewery’s website since it wasn’t available in English.
Poured in my footed pilsner summer glass well-chilled (around 6 degrees) it was very lively building a fluffy one and a half inch thick bright white head that quickly faded to a soapy layer. I found the robe to be one of the nice features of this lager as it came out crystal clear exposing a nice wheat golden colour and sharp sunny highlights. Effervescence was minimal contributing to the enjoyment of the robe. The nose surprised me in a bit of a wrong way letting you detect a bready pop-corn smell but wrapped around a sweet malty and sweaty backbone. The sweaty/sweet aspect ended up overpowering the bready goodness which I didn’t enjoy so much. As for the taste, you get the expected lightness of the lager paired with the bready and sweaty/sweet malty feature also found in the nose. It’s not too sweet since I found the taste to be more balanced than the smell from a nice acidity you get balancing out the sweetness and a mild hoppy presence giving some depth to the product, The downer is the mild metallic aftertaste you sense after 2 or 3 sips which ruined the finish for me (beer and metal only go together when referring to music) but in the end it was an enjoyable try for the lager fan that I am not. Ideal summer light beer for lager fans out there.
Alengrin (2723) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Standard pale lager from central Vietnam, which I taste side by side with the Huda from the same brewery. This is fortunately better: pours a light yellow blonde, just a tiny bit darker than Huda, but with the same ’dust’ of yeast suspended in it; thin but densely moussy and very stable, very lightly yellowish white head leaving a pretty, branched, tree-like lacing on the edge of the glass. Aroma weak and neutral, cereal or corn-like sweetishness, less metallic than Huda, cooked rice equally noticeable (as expected from an Asian lager) and luckily not suffering from the ammonia-like urine smell Huda had. Taste more sweet than Huda, sourish rice, a bit fuller and even somewhat ’oily’ mouthfeel lining the mouth cavity, minerals, very light bready malt sweetishness, finish of some grainy sourishness, carbonation tingling on the back of the tongue, very low hop bitterness though a very faint echo of hops is noticeable. Clearly of better quality than the Huda, which is probably the reason this is labelled ’export’ (apart from it being exported to the U.S.) and has an English text on the back label as well. Fortunately I tasted this after that vile Huda... Anyway, interesting to compare this with its lesser brother, so thanks again to Sanne and Judith, the nice girls who were kind enough to bring me a bottle each all the way from Saigon.
seamariec (1) - wilson, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I have a bottle that was purchased in 1990. How much is it worth? I believe it was purchased by my father. He had it locked up as if it was valuable? Just Curious. Please answer.
rondphoto (2456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle A Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear lighyt amber with a thin white rim head, tiny dots of lace. Taste is barely malt that passes through the palate unchanged before finishing with light carbonation. Hardly anything to rate, so inoffensive translate as not enough to have any issues.
adasko (603) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 8, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
W aromacie nieco daje kanałem. Smaku brak. Gazowana woda. Posmaku brak. Odczucie w ustach - wysokie nasycenie. To wszystko.
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Cousin_Larry (444) - - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent yellow. Aroma is lemon hay. Almost no taste. Having a hard time coming up with more to sat.
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 15 juillet 2006. Bière blonde très pâle limpide. Mousse peu, col peu persistant. Très effervescente, très grosses bulles. Arôme de houblon et de céréales. Très douce et un peu amère, un peu citronnée. Arrière-goût présent, amertume reste en bouche. Manque de saveur, de caractère.
pino (31) - - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth pilsner. Pours clear gold with white head. Smells of crisp hops and grain. Taste very clean with a smooth noble hop flavor. Finishes a little sweet but does not hang on the pallet. Do yourself a favor and pair this with your favorite spicy dish.
maaa4aaat (16) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth drinking if unremarkable lager. Pretty standard fair, relying on addition of rice plus Vietnamese origins to add interest.