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Saigon Special

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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Can from a shop in the old quarter it is a clear gold with a thick white head. The nose is sugary sweet grains - kind of gross and cloying. The taste is sweet grainy hay and sugar with a very mild biscuit & hop character. Better than the nose. Meh ok for a macro I guess.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; sweet malt aroma with straw; taste is malty with straw; finish is slightly bitter and cardboard; standard pale lager.....

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks mom & dad for this bottle! Clear yellow. Corny aroma with some hay. Sweetish flavor, grainy, corny, with a bitterish finish. Light-bodied.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tomer (2253) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, clear intense yellow color,honey malty aroma with some yeast,stinky sweet flavor with a coarse bitterness, bland in the extreme. Bad.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Drank from the green bottle at the #1 Bun Cha stall in Hanoi. It was 90+ degrees and 90+% humidity. The beer was perfect for the environment. Even thought it was just a fizzy yellow lager.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2654) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
I took this one as Vietnam’s version of Asahi Super "Dry" as it didn’t have anything going on, and besides a plate of pork and mudsnails it was virtually tasteless. Translucent, yellow gold and highly charged with a quickly diminished fluff of white. Aroma has a mustiness to it with just a hint of grain, grass and rice. Taste is, well, MIA. Fizzy front, gassy finish with a faint touch of grain, rice and leafy hops in the dry finish. Slight soapiness to it for feel but it is otherwise lean, thin and clean. Pretty bland stuff! (33cL bottle, Lion Restaurant, District 10, Saigon, Vietnam)

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4995) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Green 330ml bottles (two) in some random Vietnamese restaurant in Shoreditch on 27th March 2015. Waited half an hour for a seat and the meal was crap: luckily I got a beer rate out of the place. Pale golden, clear, bright and clean: no aroma bar rice/corn and very little taste. Mild hop bite but mostly sweet and bland.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAR 12, 2015
Clear yellow appearance, medium head. Distinct rice aroma, mildly sweet, low on hops. Average Pale Lager style.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (467) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2015
330ml bottle so far found this 1 of the better local lagers on Phu Quoc poured standard pale gold with a brief head the aroma is faint malty grass taste is crisp sharp sweet mildly bitter with light malt hoppy flavours great in the heat

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdiBeer (2189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Aroma: grain, bread. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, getting quite strong, some malts remain in the background. Overall: boring Pale Lager, but does its job in the hot Vietnamese weather. Bottle from random corner shop, HCMC.


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