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Harbin Lager - Harbin Brewery Group

Harbin LagerHarbin Lager

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148 Ratings

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 18.6%

Brewed by:
Harbin Brewery Group

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atigerlife on 03-20-2006)
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Reviews by Gusler:
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3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a luminous gold color, the head average and a creamy white, as it quickly settles, the lace forms a thin coating upon the glass, nose is all malt, lightly sweet and crisp, start has a fair malt profile with the top light to moderate in feel. Finish has a customary acidity, the hops barely there, dry aftertaste, drinkable but just barely.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 22:00:18 | More by Gusler
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clear light golden yellow pour, 1/4 finger of white head which dissipated very fast leaving zero lace

S - sweet, grass, musty, corny, some very mild lemon

T - the taste was similar to the nose; very mild, light and watered down. bland, boring. this left a rather dry metallic aftertaste

M - mild carbonation, light bodied

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Pours a soapy white head that disappears to a partial film, no lacing. Clear pale straw coloured beer. Looks like weak-kneed apple juice.

Smell is sweet and corny, on the apple juice side. Also tastes quite sweet and of corn and apple juice. Thin bodied, mild carbonation. Not offensive, just anonymous.

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A clear straw yellow with a few tiny particles and some giant sized bubbles feeding a finger of foam that sizzles out like a cola leaving zero lace and no evidence at all that there was foam.

S cardboard and soggy cracker with a little sweet malt and a faint chemical aspect that's hard to place with a little dry hay

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Harbin Lager from Harbin Brewery Group
68 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.