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Hite - Hite Brewery Company LTD

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 25.81%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hite Brewery Company LTD visit their website
Korea (South)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002)
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Photo of RyanGoodman


1.41/5  rDev -43.1%

Hite? A Korean beer that was purchased in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Huh, go figure.

Well, in an endeavor to be a goo beer advocate and try everything new I can find, I was in a Korean food store in the dead center of South America and encountered Hite.

It's notable the that "cold meter" on the bottle label has apparently reached Korea, and my bottle indicated that it was the appropriate time to drink. Unfortunately there were no cups available to see the beer to evaluate it properly. But it was obviously the golden/pale lager color. Smell was dull at best, and taste followed suit. Hite gives you the effervescent sensation as any other mass produced lager. Would I drink it again? Not a chance. The only uniqueness to this beer is that it's the only Korean beer I've ever had.

05-22-2013 16:20:53 | More by RyanGoodman
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

05-11-2013 00:23:33 | More by Gagnonsux
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

05-10-2013 14:46:14 | More by JakeDebus
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2.46/5  rDev -0.8%

A: Pours all white head at first, angrily sizzling. After a little while the uneven head is almost gone, replaced by pale golden liquid. Only poor lacings.

S: Very light in smell; some detergent-like malts, sweet, together with rice. Only very faint hoppy bitterness.

T: Rather smooth and well balanced in taste. Don't get me wrong, this is a mild macro-beer, but considering that, not too shabby. Malt and some bitter hops together with a little rice, makes this a soft-tasting beer.

M: Short aftertaste, a bit bitter. Body is light and carbontion is strong and aggresive.

O: This is a poor product with a big adjunct-vibe to it. If that's what you're into, this could be gold, otherwise - avoid!

04-12-2013 16:15:06 | More by Evil_Pidde
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3/5  rDev +21%

03-30-2013 22:32:32 | More by t0rin0
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

03-14-2013 03:16:21 | More by weerezboy
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2.18/5  rDev -12.1%

12oz bottle from a sampler, poured into a pint glass. I mistook this beer for an adjunct, probably should have used a more tapered glass.

Beer pours very thin, head is more reminiscent of 7-up than lager. No lacing, very light in color. Smell is slightly better than expected given its appearance. Something unusual in the smell - akin to bathtub gin. Mash?

Taste is poor, mouthfeel is downright awful. Only redeeming quality is a faint sweetness that helps it avoid a skunky flavor.

Honestly, this was one of the worst beers I've consumed. When I think about my least favorite beers, this ranks better than only Corona and perhaps Bud Select.

02-05-2013 14:11:28 | More by Caskaway
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

01-27-2013 21:41:45 | More by GRG1313
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

01-13-2013 09:57:12 | More by warpedrevolution
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3/5  rDev +21%

01-12-2013 07:36:30 | More by Kaars
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2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

01-04-2013 16:24:23 | More by cliff1066
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2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2012 18:46:38 | More by Beerman1977
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South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2012 22:40:10 | More by jpmajors
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2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

12-27-2012 02:32:07 | More by LoFiDave
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

12-24-2012 18:15:34 | More by JKAllen
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4.2/5  rDev +69.4%

Sometimes I think that asian beer isb underrated and then I'm like hey man fuck that hites ggood beer beer beer I enjoy beer but especially watered down hite gice it a chance yiull love it and if you don't FUCK YOU. Come onnn man oh man they want youb to get pretentious as shit on these reviews butt when it comes down to. It yum is yum- ehhh

12-09-2012 02:57:01 | More by JohnBender
Photo of Douberd


2.9/5  rDev +16.9%

Bottle of 330 ml, at home. Part of a World of Asian Beers packet. Ingredients are water, barley malt, corn starsh and hops. Poured into a lager glass.
The first thing I notice while I pour it, is its high carbonation, that kills the thin white head straight away. It's a matter of seconds and while I am putting my glass down, the foam has disappeared. After that, no activity in the glass anymore, except for some forgotten bubbles that are finding their way to the surface. I could count them if I was not so lazy. The colour of the bee itself is a golden yellow one.
Light malts on the aroma and stale bread. Nothing insulting, nothing appealing either.
NIce refreshing and typical lager taste. Mostly sweet with a very tiny bitter finish that also doesn't last long. Clear and crisp.
Quite light body and a hell of a carbonation.
I think this would be great with spicy asian food, to rinse your mouth a bit, but it doesn't stand so good alone. Maybe on a hot summer day, but then, with so much carbonation..

11-20-2012 22:28:14 | More by Douberd
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +101.6%

11-13-2012 01:45:10 | More by cfalovo97
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1/5  rDev -59.7%

11-11-2012 19:44:52 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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2/5  rDev -19.4%

11-05-2012 22:02:34 | More by Eaglefan344
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4.28/5  rDev +72.6%

Purchased at "Super A Foods" in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles/California/USA.

A: transparent.

S: fine aroma of beer!

T:Very smooth. I like how mellow this beer tastes. Not too much carbonation. Not too flat. Just Right. Not salty. Not Bitter. VERY NICE!

M:Melts into beautiful flavor. No drama with this beer...

O:I like drinking this beer. I was able to get a large bottle for $1.59. I prefer beer that is economical and mellow.

11-03-2012 05:02:02 | More by xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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1.25/5  rDev -49.6%

10-13-2012 14:09:26 | More by terence
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2.85/5  rDev +14.9%

My first beer from S. Korea. I would guess this more resembles an adjunct than Euro Pale. But, really, there's not much difference anyway. Let's see....

For the style this one isn't all that bad. It has a constant grain sweetness throughout with a bit of a lemony zing on the end. Though this is quite subdued. Thin body feel to it, almost slick. Lingering aftertaste of stale malt.
One bottle is enough

10-08-2012 04:23:08 | More by Mebuzzard
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3/5  rDev +21%

09-26-2012 21:07:16 | More by LeapintoBeer
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2.73/5  rDev +10.1%

hite beer - works well with the garlicky, spicy cuisine of its country of origin, but less satisfying on its own. pale golden color with a foamy, soapy head that diminishes within a minute. hints of dishsoap along with cooked cereal grains on the nose. mildly bitter in the way foreign lagers tend to be, but not in a big hoppy sense. i taste sweetness for a second up front, followed by a bit of sourness as the beer slides back. perhaps more texture than your big three domestics, and more than i would have guessed for a 4.5% brew. when the bottles are super-chilled and the weather is scorching, i find hite a refreshing beer (kind of like high life in that regard). as the beer rises in temperature it loses that appeal.

09-20-2012 02:36:28 | More by dannydetox
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