Smithld1 (166) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle various places. Other than the odd bia hoi the best beer I’ve had in nam. Entirely inoffensive. Good percentage. Nice for a holiday lager.
jmgreenuk (7088) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Craft n’ Taps, Hanoi. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light cardboard yeast, woody hop bitter palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. No real flavour and way too gassy.
jayinhk (11) - HONG KONG - MAR 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard lager, but not unpleasant and has some detectable flavor to it. Looks fine. Not much head to it. The best of the Hanoi lagers. 333 and Truc Bach are the best I’ve had in Vietnam, with Saigon Special coming in third.
jaghana (5333) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33cl from an Asian shop. A golden beer with good head and retention. Nose is on grassy hops and corn sugar notes. Aroma is on grain, light caramel, sugar, peppery hops, rice, bit metallic, body is correct, hops bitterness on aftertaste. Better than expected.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Phở 10, curtain street, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Pale gold with a tinge of olive. Bright as bright with little head retention a mere minute after the pour. Fresh mown grass, chives and sawdust on the nose. Taste is tainted by gas. Light bodied but heavy in the finish so a little belch between spoons of beef broth is essential. Grassy and lasting this way. Pale malts and straw, sawdust and a little pale caramel for a brief sweet hit. Finish has a nice bitterness to top it off, marred by the gas. Went down well; nothing to whinge about here. (33cL, Bottled 03/02/15, Hanoi, Vietnam)
MrTipple (3099) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: grain malts. Appearance: clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, grain malts, lively carbonation. Overall: too sweet, weird Pale Lager. Bottle at random restaurant, Hanoi.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle whilst in Hanoi. Pours clear gold with minimal head. Aroma is barley and hops. Taste is pretty decent. Maybe the best lager I’ve had in Vietnam.
Calisky (2401) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 Petite surprise goutée au vietnam. Pas mal de mousse. Nez et arome houblonné. Petite amertume en fin de bouche. Une des 2 ou 3 meilleures ,du vietnam.
RichardGretton (4589) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Life Resort, Hoi An, Vietnam.
Amber beer with a light white head. The aroma and flavour are both yeasty and dry. Overall a standard but still ok mildly bitter beer with yeasty and dryness.
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Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale beer, fluffy head: this looks like a typical export lager in a green bottle. So does it smell typical? Yes, but not chemical, which is good. Does it taste typical? Actually yes, with the emphasis on slightly sweet malt rather than bitterness, although there is some there. Not terribly remarkable, hence why my remarks are limited.