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Saigon Special

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


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Calisky (848) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
Goutée au Vietnam. Nez un peu houblonné, arome et fin de bouche legerement houblonés. Pas trop mal pour une bière vietnamienne.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 9, 2013
Can 33cl kindly given by Calisky. A clear yellow beer, nose is on nut and peppery hops. Aroma is low, just nut, burnt nut, dry feeling, peppery and bitter hops. Even better than others Vietnamese lager, still not outstanding, maybe nice fresh there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle pours clear lightly hazed golden straw with decent off white head and good lace. Euro Noble hop aromas light graininess and lightly sweet malt. Light body, zesty carbonation good hop character lingering through. Finishes a touch unclean. Grassy hop character lingering through with a muddy grainy malt character

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcusrr (25) - London, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2013
This is Saigon Beer’s attempt at a Premium beer, and it is much smoother, and with the extra alcohol there is more substance to their bland ingredients.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Arve_Christian (3133) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
Backlog juli 2009 Saigon, bottle at resturant. Golden color, ok foam. Light body & complexity. Fairly ok asian industrial

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
visionthing (2789) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Bottle by the pool in Hoi An. Light yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt and grain with a hint of caramel and cooked vegetables. Sweet and lightly malty. Quite standard South-East Asian pale lager, but a bit more body and taste. Goes down easy in the heat. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2011
A small touch of decency in a world of bad Vietnamese lagers. Better than all the other Saigon named brews, this one has a tang to it at least - one that’s not all bad. In a bottle in Saigon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (7129) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle. High creamy lasting white head. Clear golden body. Malty weak and too sweet aroma and flavor. Little hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 9, 2009
Drank plenty of this in Da Nang. Had some sweet malty tones to it and some apple. Really nothing to remember beyond the fact it was refreshing on a hot November afternoon in Vietnam

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6559) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle in Osaka. Light, fruity, citrus aroma. Ok malt, not very special but refreshing and fruity with lots of citrus. A bit of cardboard takes away, but just a bit. Light, bubbly, and good for hot climates, I suppose. Better than expected.

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