Brewed by Heineken (France)
Style: Pale Lager
Rueil-Malmaison, France


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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Brewed by Heineken (France) - the licence holders. Also brewed in Heineken's brewery in Morroco and under licence by Tien Giang in Vietnam.
Also known as "333", but it's the same beer.
A light-coloured pilsner, "33" Export is slightly sweeter than other beers and particularly refreshing.
Gravity: 11.4 ° P
Alcohol: 4.8% by volume
Bitterness: 22 EBU
Colour: 9 EBC

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Flipbrewer's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
(Rating # 33) Bottled Sparklingly clear light gold color. Poured an average sized frothy white head that lasted about 10 minutes before dissipating to thin layer; fair lacing. Aroma was cidery and slightly woody with a trace of rice starchiness. It also had an odd dirty, rubbery character that smelled a bit like an eraser. Started moderately sweet and lightly acidic with a moderate bitterness that lasted through to the finish. Middle had a cherry like fruitiness that appeared briefly. Finish and aftertaste had some odd notes: pleasantly dry and bready at first but soon after a subtle off-flavor emerged that had stale, fishy character to it. A strangely medicinal alcohol warmth also appeared which seemed out of place for a low ABV beer (4.9%). Bitterness in the aftertaste took on a harsh clinging quality that lingered in the back of the throat. Palate was light to medium with a somewhat watery texture and a lively carbonation. Can’t say I would have this one again.

RSRIZZO (2009) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12 oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 45°. Color is bright clear gold with light carbonation and a thin head. Aroma is light sweet grain and a note of caramel. It has a lighter body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is sweet corn that has toffee notes and a faint hop spice and bitterness. Overall not bad for the style.

Bacchus66 (754) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle at Basil Chas. Pretty much as expected for an EPL Pale yellow with a thin fizzy head. Mild cereal, corn, squash. Light funk on the finish.

gripweed57 (2719) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2017
From old tasting notes. Brewed in Tien Giang, Vietnam. Pale yellow gold color. Bubbly white head. Grainy malt nose. Tart lemon peel malt flavor. Thin bodied, yet drinkable. Brief finish and aftertaste.

vipinvelp (4505) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017
Clear yellow, small white lacing foam head. Weak barley aroma and indeed Heineken taste. Too bad this does not classify as a Vietnam beer. (Galveston 201705)

crossovert (13410) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2017
33cl bottle, foil top. This is a bad one. Just murky skunky malt water. Gross stuff.

Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2017
Bottle. Clear straw gold color, white bubbly head. Aroma is light skunk, grainy sweet notes. Very straightforward. Husky grain. Some rice notes. Flavor of grain and light sweetness.

Headbanger (4009) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2017
12 oz bottle 3/2/17 (Courtesy of TerryR)-42° in Shaker-Pours clear light golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, skunk, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is just another pale lager.

alrick (149) - FRANCE - FEB 20, 2017
A boire comme de l’eau. Limite la seule bière que je pourrais avaler avec du sirop..

eRock_2013 (489) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Hmm well my bottle says "product of Vietnam" although word in the beer blogosphere is that it’s primarily brewed by Heiney in France; either way this is a standard cheap adjunct-macro-lager that only tastes decent when you go in with modest expectations. Pours an initially foamy and well-laced pale gold color, lacing stays steady but the head dissipates to nothing rather quickly, not impressive. Aroma is sweet dank grain, hay, and some herbal hoppiness. In a weird way, reminiscent of the smell of honey-nut cheerios. Taste is an acceptable pale malt and sweet grain flavor, finishes with a sour vegetal hop note. Light-bodied, smooth, but sour on the palate. Overall it wasn’t offensive, but hardly something to recommend.

Maracuja05 (1332) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
05-01-17 // bottle at home. Azerbaijan version. Pours a clear golden beer. Horrible nose, cant really describe the taste. Tastes like old grains with some water. Not very enjoyable.

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