ALLOVATE (2979) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from 2015.
Drank so many of these whilst in the north of Vietnam, mainly for it being so readily available at market stalls and street vendors keen to recycle the bottles straight back to the brewery. Rating from a bottle brought back to Oz. Into it’s own tumbler glass. Chilled, and in no risk of heating up as quickly as on the streets of Hanoi. Straw gold and bright with a big white head of foam that holds for the length and drabs a thickly lace. Mineral-like nose, quite grainy and cereal-like with a clean peppery hop note. Very dry, grainy and cereal-like palate just like the aroma with a pleasant bitterness and peppery hop finish. Very light bodied with moderate carbonation seeing it race across the tongue and end with a crisp edge. Overall I found it clean and easy quaffing outside the bustle of Hanoi. In Vietnam though it just does the trick when a small bottle of beer is just not enough (45cL, Bottled 14/01/15, off-license, Curtain street, Hanoi, Vietnam)
GoufCustom (1912) - HONG KONG - FEB 14, 2017
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
450 ml bottle bought at Chào Chào in Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom.
Clear light golden yellow colour; Two finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Pungent aroma of lager malt, with barley grains, rice, light wet paper, light honey, floral, sugar, bread, lemon and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of fair lager malt, with strong wet paper, rice, grains, floral, light sugar, light bread, lemon, fair bitter hops and grass; Light body. Thin and quite slick palate; Mouth feel is fair maltyness in a watery background. Ricey, grainy barley with lots of wet paper. Flowery, fair sweetness, dry bready with lemon to round. Kinda okay… Hoppiness is floral, lemon and light grass in nose, same in taste but stronger; Bitterness is slightly strong for a lasting close to mid astringent bitter-sweet finish; Quite dry after taste. Ricey and bitter to mouth.
Comments: Despite the presence of rice adjunct, this one is quite lean yet quite malty and notably hoppy, and looks pretty damn good, too. If they can do away the wet paper and rice, this one would be a standout Macro. Still, pretty drinkable for Summer.
acemilan (451) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aromat slodowy. Smak lagera koncerniaka bez chmieli, lekka podbudowa slodowa. Jak na wientamskie piwa ciut lepsze niz saigon butelkowy
jmgreenuk (8794) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Le Pub, Hanoi. Not sure how it poured as I drank it from the bottle and I don’t think anyone cares that much anyway! The aroma is light cardboard malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light yeasty, dry bubbly, light hop bitter palate and a bubbly mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
Lunkie (1919) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hop herbal aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yin & Yang (Hanoi)Very light citrus aroma.Clear amber,good head&sheet lace.Mineral grass flavour.Mineral herbal finish&lemon after.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
450ml bottle in Hanoi. Pours a clear goldish yellow with thin white head. Aroma of grass and straw. Taste isn’t awful but not great. Quite metallic.
riverstar (6) - - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Why do people drink this, well in my case it was the only beer that the little pavement cafe outside my office on Truc Bach sold but the couple who owned the cafe were so delightful I couldn’t resist drinking there . I find it very thin more like flavored with a nasty metallic after taste there are some excellent brew pubs in Hanoi but for local drinking I would choose Halida
adasko (2207) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Słodko kwaśny aromat. Słomkowa barwa, z niezłą pianą i szczątkami lacingu. W smaku nieco stęchły, duszący. W posmaku zostaje ta dusząca nuta. Ogólnie kiepsko słodowo.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Calisky (2831) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 Goutée au Vietnam. Nez leger de houblon. Assez acqueuse, petites notes amères en fin de bouche. Ca passe