Van Tue Restaurant Reviews




mcberko
0.8
Van Tue Queen Blond
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of cardboard and stale herbal notes. Flavour is just as terrible - just pure stale cardboard. Unpleasant as can be.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
0.9
Van Tue Ginger
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a cloudy dull copper orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out faded ginger and cardboard. Flavour is stale, with faded ginger and lots of cardboard. Tastes like the keg was tapped a year ago. Very poor.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
1.6
Van Tue Cam Thao
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out dark licorice, not much else. Flavour is earthy and stale in the hop department, with dark licorice taking centre stage. Licorice bomb with faded bitter hops. No good.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
2
Van Tue Cinamon
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a clear pale copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of cinnamon, not much else. Flavour is very subdued, with lots of cinnamon and bready caramel. Cinnamon bomb that is very faded and somewhat stale. Not good.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
1.1
Van Tue Limited Edition IPA
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a hazy dark copper orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out faded earthy hops and cardboard. Flavour is along the same lines, with cardboard, stale hops and bready malt. Again, tastes like they put this keg on months or even a year or more ago. Dreadful.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
2.2
Van Tue King Black
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and light earthy stale hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with stale earthy hops, subdued coffee and toasted malt. Stale and faded - tastes like they put this keg on months ago. Not impressive.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
0.5
Van Tue Snow White
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours an opaque cloudy white head. Aroma smells like fish, sewer and garbage juice. Flavour is nearly as nasty, with rotting fish, a little coriander and some light citrus. This is truly revolting. It honestly tastes like rotting fish and Vietnamese sewer. One of the nastiest things ever.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
1.8
Van Tue Amber
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours a hazy dark orangey brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out herbal notes and vegetables. Flavour brings out boiled vegetables, bready malt, and stale earthy hops. Stale and vegetal. Poor.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
2.8
Van Tue Emperor Hoang
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours an opaque cloudy dark orangey brown with a medium foamy white head. Aroma brings out sweaty, earthy hops, with caramel bready notes and some alcohol. Flavour is along the same lines, with earthy hops, sweaty notes, and biscuity notes. Somewhat alcoholic but not really revealing of the purported alcohol.
Friday, July 28, 2017

mcberko
3
Van Tue Bia Den Dec Biet
On tap at Van Tue Restaurant, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out burnt coffee, dark bitter cocoa and medium roasted malt. Flavour is very dark, with lots of toasted malt, burnt coffee and dark cocoa. Very dry, with higher-than-normal carbonation for the style. Actually fairly decent.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Oakes
2
Van Tue Bia World Đen (World Black Beer)
Dark brown with a light head. The aroma is gasoline, some dark sugars and out-of-control esters. On the palate, dark fruits, some astringency and again with the gasoline.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oakes
2.3
Van Tue Bia World Vàng (World Yeallow Beer)
Hazy dull tan. Low head. Phenolic nose (cinnamon) dominates. Soft body, some alcohol and astringency, but mostly some watery mellow character. Leaves a decent lacing.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beershine
1.7
Van Tue Bia World Đen (World Black Beer)
Draft @ brewpub. Dark brown-black with scant head. Diacetyl in the aroma is buttery sweet. The palate is slick. Decent black licorice flavors redeem the butter problem.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beershine
2.7
Van Tue Bia World Vàng (World Yeallow Beer)
Draft @ brewpub. Orange, hazy gold, scattered lacing. Hoppy aroma is nice but formulaic. Homebrew character to the beer but it’s decent and drinkable with balanced flavors. Not bad.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

omhper
3.4
Van Tue Bia World Đen (World Black Beer)
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black with dense creamu off-white head. Roasty coffee aroma. Medium dry despite some underlying malt sweetness. Medium bodied with fairly soft mouthfeel. Evidenlty roasty, but never assaulting or edgy. Notes of tar before a salty licorice finish with quite some bitterness. Good, but not as fantastic as their pilsener.
Saturday, May 24, 2008

omhper
4.2
Van Tue Bia World Vàng (World Yeallow Beer)
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy golden, small head. Evident orangey hay-like saaz hop aroma. Medium sweet with dense bready malt and wonderfully soft mouthfeel. Mild and creamy, ye tflavourful and hoppy and full of life. Long balanced bitterness. An extremely drinkable, hopy Czech style beer with absolutely no edges. Wow!
Saturday, May 24, 2008