Brewed by Hoa Vien Brauhaus
Style: Pilsener
Ho Chi Minh City, District 1, Vietnam


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Pilsner (or "Pils") originally came from the Bohemian city of Pilsen and was aptly created by a Bavarian brewer. Meanwhile all The Czech and Germany has grown familiar with the delicately bitter flavoucaur. Pilsner has always been a firm favourite in Czech Republic. Our hoppy Premium Hoavener is brewed strictly in accordance with the traditional Pilsner brewing method and has an original wort of 7.5%. Only top-quality Zatec hops are used in its manufacture. Its bold colour and firm head make it easily distinguishable from other beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervn (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Notes of grapefruit and slightly bitter, well balanced and really nice lager. One of the best in Vietnam and i have tried almost 35 breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (754) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2014
Pípa, Slunce ve skle 2014, Plzeň. Aroma je příjemně chmelové se sladovým podkladem. Pěna je jasné bílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá. Chuť je velmi příjemná, má nádech banánů a kvasnic, finiš je středně hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je velmi dobře pitelné. Soudruzi z Vietnamu rozhodě nezklamaly, ba předčily mé očekávání, jedná se o vskutku lahodný kousek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Hanoi location. Deep gold. Soft carbonation. Fluffy head. Big rich saazy nose with lots of deep, tangy malts. Hoppy and moderately bitter. Medium bready, slightly doughy malts and a long hoppy finish. A sample at the Mui Ne location wasn’t nearly as hoppy, had butter issues and would have scored much lower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Draft @ brewpub. Gorgeous coppery golden-orange with thick head, decent retention. Aroma is bursting with hops. Has a pleasantly pungent, spicy and deliciously inviting aroma. Quaffable palate. Really floral, herbal hops here but is balanced and has good body. Excellent rendition, as hoppy as an IPA. Rating based only on Hanoi. At the Phan Thiet/Mui Ne location, was blander, flawed, and not as hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4912) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Lager - a clear gold with a nice head of foam. The aroma is bready, grainy, sweet with mild hop bitterness. Clearly the brewmaster here cares. Sharp carbonation on a light body. It has a bracing bitterness of a clean classic lager. A really nice example of what a lager should be. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
Beautifuly presented draught example served to me with a nice thick white cap and medium level carbonation, Saazy notes dominate here with some malt showing through. Refreshing crisp flavour with some malt backbone, matches wonderfully with the food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8679) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 29, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. Poured a slightly hazy light amber with a broken frothy white head. The aroma is lager malt some citrus and light hops. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light, fruity, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad and better than I expected. I could easily sink a few of these at this price. Shame my meal was six times the price of the beer!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2006
went to the brewpub. a nice lively place with the futball game on. strange to have vietnamese food in such a germanesque surroundings but it works. one of the better beers i had on my trip. golden brown with a nice frothy head, spicey sweet nose with a flowery back feel. toasted malted crunch on the tongue with biscuit flavors and a subtle bitter hop ending. better then the lion brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
Draught at HoaVięn Brähaus, Hanoi location. Lightly hazy golden, small creamy head. Rather neutral aroma. Medium dry with light bodu and rounded mouthfeel. Despite it’s subdued hop aroma it blasts away into a resiny, really bitter finish. Well made!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2009
Draught at Hoa Vien Brauhaus, Saigon. Pours golden with creamy white head. Pleasant floral aroma and the flavour is malt, fruit and some spices. Clean and crisp with light bitterness in the finish. A solid brewed pils.

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