Brewed by Sabeco
Style: Pale Lager
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam


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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Ingredients: Water, Malt, Rice, Hops

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Pale gold with white head. Aromas of metal, skunkiness, corn sweetness, rice, dry grass, and some malt liquor style alcohol heat. Flavor is surprisingly full, malty, metallic, and sugary sweet. Not nearly as bad as I was expecting, actually quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mlroseplant (12) - Indianola, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2007
This is known as Bia Sài Gòn đỏ (red label), which is definitely a step up from Bia Sài Gòn xanh lá cây (green label). I have had this beer on a number of occasions, the most recent being from a street vendor in Nha Trang, and yes, it was served warm with ice cubes available. I learned to tolerate this while in Vietnam. Much better than Budweiser, and I don’t think it deserves such a low rating.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
35.5 cL bottle. Pours clear yellow with a crispy white head. Sweet malty aroma, rise cornish note. Dry corn flavour, dry bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse qui s’estompe. Arômes de malt. Saveurs de malt, de houblon amérisant et de céréales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a yellow colour with a thin bubbly short lasting smal white head. aroma of straw and grains, bit of hops. The flavour is rather thin with grains, bit hops and some malt. Allright on a warm day though nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheDog (532) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Bottle Dkr. 15,95 Løvbjerg Viborg. Medium white head, aroma and taste of straw, hops, citrus and a crisp finish. A decent pale lager, like many others.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with thin white head. Malt and hops in both aroma and flavor. Nice hoppy bitter finish of medium duration. Pale lager way above standard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle at a small place in Nha Trang while having lunch. Clear yellow - white head. Light sweetness, light light malty, some citrus and straw, light orange. Smooth.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is almost non existant, some sweet malt maybe. Flavour sweet malt and... water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
bottle: I split this with King of Castle for his 100th beer and I must agree with him.....this beer isn’t that bad and certainly doesn’t deserve to be 4th percentile. Very nice and refreshing pale lager with some interesting malt flavourings. Some spicy and somewhat unidentifiable flavourings help to make this beer distinct from other pale lagers. The rice taste is also evident and enjoyable. This one deserves more unbiased ratings.

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