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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: Water, Malt, Rice, Hops


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle from Grocery Outlet, Woodland, CA. Golden color with a multifinger frothy white head. Aromas of light malt and light fruits. Near medium body with creamy frothy carbonation. Flavor is hay/straw with some light fruits. Mild bitterness. Rather clean and refreshing. Finish is a bit abrupt. Good deal at 3.99/sixer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Clear golden pour. Light aromas of sweet bready malts. Perhaps a dash of hops. Light sweetness, grain, rice, and a dash of bittering hops. Some lingering light sweetness. Would be nice with hot food or in tropical heat. Better than american macro crap.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terrybail (702) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 355ml Bottle from the LCBO Smells very hoppy and sweet Pours a pale gold very little head The taste is surprisingly good

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
espenra (922) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2008
35,5cl bottle. It poured a pale yellow colour with a medium big white foamy head that evaporated fast in the glass. The aroma is very yeasty, but also smells of malts and some hints of citrus. The flavour is "earthy" and tastes of citrus fruits and some malts. It has a short aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy of boutip. Pours gold with a lingering white head. Smells of light citrus and yeast. Tastes earthy with some citrussy hints and a light malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle from the LCBO. This was WAY better than I was expecting, and quite good considering it’s a macro from south east Asia. Okay aroma of decent pale malts and corn, with a hint of subtle hops. The flavour is its strong point. Really decent malty aspect the whole way through, crisp feeling, biscuity, with something odd in the finish that I just can’t put my finger on, but it’s something you wouldn’t typically get in a pale lager, a certain flavour and quality I get from other good things, sort of doughy I guess is a close approximation. All in all worth purchasing and giving a chance.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2008
Bubbling airy white head. Mild malt aroma with a sleightly tart and sweet flavor

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2008
bottle. Pours a deep golden color. Sweet malt aroma. Decent Asian style lager. Medium bodied, rather sweet maltiness. Nothing real special but drinkable

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
11-Feb-08 (12-oz bottle: Purchased 09-Feb-08 for $1.59 at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley, CA) A few Asian pale lagers are actually quite good. They are crisp and clean and sometimes offer a slight spiciness to the light hop flavor. On the first sip, this beer seems to go in that same direction, presenting a fairly clean lager taste and a very gentle hop character. However, things fall apart in the finish, where bread and cardboard rudely intrude. The nose is a fairly cardboardy though and somewhat stinky, with a slight sourness creeping in there as well. Light in body, medium in carbonation, and reasonably dry on the palate, but in the end, it’s not all that drinkable because the palate feels stale and unrefreshed from the cardboard aftertaste. Standard yellow color is ever-so-slightly hazy. Half an inch of white, bubbly head covers the beer, settling to a thin layer within minutes. Some patchy lace is scattered haphazardly on the glass. This certainly isn’t the worst pale lager from Asia, but there are definitely better ones, and I’m sure it has at least something to do with superior distribution and quick product turnover.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle.33cl. Ok hop aroma with some malty notes, clear fluide, golden, no head, malty taste with some hay notes.


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