Brewed by HiteJinro
Style: Pale Lager
Seoul, South Korea


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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
ABV may vary around 4.5% ABV.
The No. 1 selling KOREAN Beer Brewed & bottled in Korea at HITE Brewery co. ltd. Seoul. Brewed form Purest underground well water, Canadian Harrington barley, Parle Aroma and Yakima hops, yeast and no additives or preservative.

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Pinball (12151) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
clear pale yellow, small white head. very very mild aroma, slightly flowery hoppy. flavor is flowey, dry hoppy, mild, watery, macroish.
Earlier Rating: 12/17/2009 Total Score: 2.1
33cl can, given to me by papsoe, thanks a lot. BBF 11.3.2009, tasted 17.12.2009 clear pale yellow, small white head. sweet aroma, faint stale hops. flavor is flowery, faint citussy, dry. balanced by faint but good hoppy bitterness. i know lots of macro beers that would be much worse this far past best before date.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Can 50 cl. Courtesy of Lone. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Sweet malty nose - yeah, there’s clearly some malts in here! Medium body, sweet maltiness with some brewing cereal. No real bitterness, but the solid maltiness saves this. 230511
Earlier Rating: 3/12/2005 Total Score: 2.1
(Bottle 64 cl) Pale golden lager with a fine head that doesn’t last for long though. Very, very light in body. A bit of malt, a bit of sweetness - and that’s it. Absolutely no bitterness. Typical Asian lager. 280303

Ungstrup (37601) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Can. A light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of brewing cereal and rice the flavor has kept the fresh taste of metal, straw, and rice, leading to a dry metallic finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2004 Total Score: 1.2
A light yellow beer with a small head. The aroma is sour. The flavor is sour with notes of honey.

ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Consumed straight from the can, in my hotel room upon arriving in Busan. Sweet honey dough, malt nose, with just a touch of lemon and grassy hops. Well, it’s obviously very fresh and already much better than I was anticipating. The taste is light and a tad watery, as expected, but it’s not offensive. Of course it’s under-bittered, and a bit too sweet, but it did pair nicely with a bowl of spicy noodles.

bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
330 ml bottle, with 11112010 printed on the label. Not sure if that’s the bottled or best by date. Also, the "open mark" on the label turns blue at it’s optimal tasting temperature. The open mark is still blue, so it must be a good time to drink this! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear pale gold color with about an inch white head that went away quickly. Pretty much no lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready malt. Taste is sweet malt and corn. It doesn’t taste or smell bad, but it’s not appealing either. Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. For the style it’s not a bad overall brew. It’s worth trying if you can find a single bottle of it somewhere.

cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. Grainy, pale malty lager nose that’s fairly bland. Pretty watery, light grainy, bland pale malty flavor. Below average Pale Lager. At least I got a South Korean tick.

SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle: Poured a golden clear amber with a foamy carbonated head. Aroma is malt, hops, and grain. Taste is metallic grainy.
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2011 Total Score: 2.2
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow with light head. Aroma is sweet grass and cardboard. This beer has some malt with loads of watery refreshing character that makes this somewhat better than I expected.

dfinney23 (3269) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
"Inoffensive" is about the highest compliment I can pay Hite. A beer for the masses. Of Korea.

ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Gold colour with a poor head, sweet malt aroma, sweet slightly malt fizzy taste.

faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 23, 2011
Botella. Light yellow colour, short white head. Hardly any aroma, just a bit grass. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is mild but refreshing, bit crisp and surprisingly with a pretty decent bitterness for such a light tasting beer. Fresh... and that’s it.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2007 Total Score: 2.2
Bottle. Golden colour with an average sized head. Aroma of grains and malt. Flavour has graininess, little sweetness and a nice bitter hoppiness. A decent pale lager.

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