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Hite - Hite Brewery Company LTD

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 25.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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4/5  rDev +60.6%

Juuroumaru, Jun 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -19.7%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Norseman, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +60.6%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

himynameisping, May 23, 2013
Photo of RyanGoodman
1.41/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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.

RyanGoodman, May 22, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

Gagnonsux, May 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

JakeDebus, May 10, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.46/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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!

Evil_Pidde, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +20.5%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

weerezboy, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Caskaway
2.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

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.

Caskaway, Feb 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

GRG1313, Jan 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

warpedrevolution, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +20.5%

Kaars, Jan 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Beerman1977, Dec 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

jpmajors, Dec 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

LoFiDave, Dec 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -19.7%

JKAllen, Dec 24, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

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

JohnBender, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Douberd
2.9/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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..

Douberd, Nov 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +100.8%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
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2/5  rDev -19.7%

Eaglefan344, Nov 05, 2012
Hite from Hite Brewery Company LTD
60 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.