ineedbeer (2302) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2017
This is now available in 330 ml cans (green vs red for 4.6% version).
Aroma is malt and rice forward. Hints of floral esters and hops. No phenolics.
Pours a very clear gold color with a small, thick, white head that recedes steadily to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and no legs.
Flavor is somewhat sweet with light grain and moderate rice notes. Hints of white bread as well. Light floral ester and hop notes. Hints of herbal phenolics.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, not a great beer. Too much rice character and the 4.6% version is noticeably better. Nothing overly offensive though and it is easy drinking. Piepenhenrich (1290) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2017
Even for Vietnamese standards not my first choice. On a global level this is a below average Lager. Just about drinkable when served chilled. futre7 (263) - Taipei, TAIWAN - AUG 20, 2017
Pho restaurant near the 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. Okay, maybe I had a bad one. It looked okay and smell ok but it tasted like a beer running through poor pipes. It had that cheesy, yeasty flavour that a beer gets when all is not well. It was kind of refreshing but that taste was too cloying. It brought back too many bad memories of badly contained beer. mcberko (19878) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle at Le Pub, pours a clear piss yellow with a small white head. Aroma is restrained, with sweet cereal malt and straw. Flavour is refreshing, with straw, rice and sweet cereal notes. Clean and refreshing, but it’s a standard lager. Nevalainen (861) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Clear golden color with tiny white head. Aroma of malt, little yeast, rice. Taste is light to medium bitter with watery finish. Average carbonation. Ok.
ALLOVATE (3089) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2017
Rating from 2015.GoufCustom (2258) - HONG KONG - FEB 14, 2017
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)
acemilan (485) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2016
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.
Aromat slodowy. Smak lagera koncerniaka bez chmieli, lekka podbudowa slodowa. Jak na wientamskie piwa ciut lepsze niz saigon butelkowy jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 29, 2016
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 (1966) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
Hop herbal aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt flavour. Fizzy palate.