Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dull gold. No head. The aroma is a little bit appley. Soft, flat body. Not much hop and more cereal than malt. Poor balance but all round an unimpressive brew - the middle one in the Saigon line.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Green bottle, cafe in Hanoi. Gold beer with lots of rising bubbles. Aroma is eggy, sulfuric with unmalted grain. Smooth palate with low carbonation. Mild flavors. A lot of lingering sweetness. Not bad, not good.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Green bottle. Clear golden with a whispy white head that slowly diminished. Malty and citrusy aroma and flavours. OK bitterness but short finish. Less than inspiring.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brought to me via a friend from Vietnam. This was the best thing she brought. A step up from a regular lager, but certainly nothing special.
ebarnes (236) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this with goat brain soup in Ho Chi Minh City. Not horrible. Golden color with a white head. It’s gotta be cold though!
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the room in Hanoi. Clear yellow - white head. Arome: Citrus, straw, hay, light egg. Taste: Cardboard, hay, wet hay, citrus cest (like biting the bitter white part of the cest), lime, lemon, grape. A bit unpleasant bitter finish. Rather high carbonated.
Jeeves (3) - WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2007 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A refreshing beer while in Vietnam, best served chilled, and with ice.
Can be readily found, and is one of the better beers.
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 Bottled (4.9%) Clear golden, brief head. Cardboardy and cidery, limp and light bodied. Some very light grassy hops, no bitterness.
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 45cl. Poured pale gold with a poor white head that quickly fades. The aroma was a little like a fruity white wine - cool grape, melon though enhanced by a definite alcoholic taint. The flavour too was fruity, with a little malty alcohol, not all that pleasant, something that lingered in the aftertaste. Watery palate. Average - clashing tastes.