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Harbin Lager - Harbin Brewery Group

Harbin LagerHarbin Lager

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BA SCORE
68
poor

148 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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


Brewed by:
Harbin Brewery Group
China

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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Gusler

Arizona

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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2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

O - this was easy to drink due to how light and watered down it was but overall this was not enjoyable. i will not be drinking this again

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Kentucky

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07-06-2013 13:57:44 | More by mrfrancis
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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

An unremarkable macro brew, inoffensive, but bland.

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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Ontario (Canada)

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Pennsylvania

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Virginia

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wordemupg

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2.43/5  rDev -14.7%
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500ml can poured into pint glass 7/12/12

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

T tastes like our macro lagers, much like the smell but everything's toned down, perhaps not a bad thing

M watery and the bubbles quickly pop in your mouth leaving it feeling flat, not much for aftertaste and I'm not sure if that's good or bad

O hey at least its not skunky, no real reason to bother with this one just another macro only this ones from China

it could be worse but it could be better, everything's faint and boring, don't bother

Serving type: can

12-08-2012 06:44:33 | More by wordemupg
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, 4.3% ABV, a not unsexy Oriental-lite presentation. Apparently imported by the Budweiser China Sales Company, from a different city than listed here. I'm too tired to actually look up or investigate that shit right now.

This beer pours a clear, pale straw colour, with two thinly foamy fingers of off-white head, which leaves a very low ebb of bubbly lace around the glass as it quickly fades from sight.

It smells of mineral water, a mild grainy corn grist, slight plastic essence, and little else. The taste is a fair bit sweeter, increasingly so in the same gulp, geez, of the sugary corn variety, natch, alongside a mild indistinct fruitiness, and thankfully very soft industrial metals.

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Probably the best lager, so, beer, that I've tried from China, and while it saddens me that it's from the AB/Inbev arm there, it also doesn't surprise me. This is pretty much Bud, since the usual runoff skank I get from this country's beers seems to be absent. So, considering the many degrees of degradation, um, good?

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Harbin Lager from Harbin Brewery Group
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