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33 Export - VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)

Not Rated.
33 Export33 Export

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BA SCORE
66
poor

221 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters) visit their website
Viet Nam

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jackndan on 08-17-2002)
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Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -64%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horribly thin and sweet. Probably close to the worst brew i've had, one of the few many that is isn't "humanly" possible to finish, i think my sink liked it though, coz it seemed to go down it pretty fast. Putrid fizzy yellow swill, very artificial.

rastaman, Aug 31, 2002
Photo of jmdrpi
1/5  rDev -64%

jmdrpi, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of hopley
1/5  rDev -64%

hopley, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of drpimento
1.15/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh man, this isn't too good. Got a cold bottle, poured a small, off white head that quickly settled down to a light scummy cover and lots of lace. Color is a pale yellow with varying size bubble trails. Aroma is super mild, a little fruit, and maybe malt. Flavor is dominated by carbonic tang with a little malt, fruit, some mineral, and adjunct flavors. Body is watery and carbonation very sharp. Finish is like flavor and too long. Can't drink anymore.

drpimento, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of nick76
1.4/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The aroma is skunked malt and somewhat metallic. The appearance is pale gold with a medium head. The flavor is sweet and malty with watermelon and a metallic finish. The palate is thin. Overall, I don't like it because there is absolutely nothing redeemable about it.

nick76, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -46%

pin, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -46%

ygtbsm94, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of WynnO
1.5/5  rDev -46%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of ccozzi
1.5/5  rDev -46%

ccozzi, May 23, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -46%

Fettpopps, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Dogbrick
1.6/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Completely unremarkable in every way. The only positive thing about it is that I can now say I have had a Vietnamese beer. Tastes like your standard American macro fare. Weak color, flavor and texture.

Dogbrick, Sep 11, 2002
Photo of RHB33
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

RHB33, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Joefisherman
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Joefisherman, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of HRamz3
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

HRamz3, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of merlin48
1.8/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I don't make a habit of sampling and reviewing such poorly rated beers, but I've always been fascinated by Vietnam, a country that only a high draft lottery number kept me from visiting, courtesy of the US government, over three decades ago. This beer pours a clear straw yellow body, with a minimal offwhite head that quickly falls into film and a few patches of lace. Aroma is ghastly, with burnt plastic, a hint of sulfuric hops, and some corn syrup. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Tastes like a lower tier, adjunct lager. Biscuity maltiness has a corn syrupy sweetness and the hops are mildly "Euroskunk" sulfuric. This one was a chore to finish. Very little, if any, to recommend here and it seems to be an adjunct lager rather than a Dortmunder Export.

merlin48, Feb 27, 2005
Photo of Georgiabeer
1.88/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Typical pale, fizzy lager with a pure white head and good carbonation. Smells clean and even slightly hoppy with some light graininess. Not that sweet. The taste has a strangely herbal sweet/bitter combination along with some more graininess. Almost medicinal in its bitterness, overlaid with adjunct sweetness. Not pleasant. That combo makes this a drain pour for me. Mouthfeel is acris and bitter. Not for me.

Georgiabeer, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of Eris48
1.93/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from a Vietnamese restaurant in Brookline, MA. "33" does nothing to dispell the stereotype that Asian nations make lousy beers. In fact, this even makes Singha or Tsing Tao seem tasty by comparison.

Poured a pale yellow color with little carbonation and even less head. Almost no aroma. The initial taste was inoffensive, if watery, but the aftertaste had a definite off-note, almost metallic.

If not for the idiosyncratic name, "33" would have nothing going for it.

Eris48, Aug 28, 2005
Photo of mynie
1.95/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours nice into a pilsner glass. Bright yellow with a huge, foamy head.

Slight smell of apples and apricots. Pretty nice, actually, but faint, and completely overpowered by an odor of metal once it begins to warm up. Smells a lot like Old Milwaukee, actually.

What a dull and lifeless taste! There's the slightest hint of grainy malts and then it goes into watery nothingness that's backed up by a very slight hop bite at the end that tastes like skunk.

It's like I'm drinking water that gives me dyspepsia. Waste of money.

mynie, Mar 16, 2005
Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Noelito76, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of RyanBeer13
2/5  rDev -28.1%

RyanBeer13, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of atpca
2/5  rDev -28.1%

atpca, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of nicholas527
2/5  rDev -28.1%

nicholas527, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of brheuer
2/5  rDev -28.1%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of taigor
2.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into a regular glass.

A - Poured clear golden color with no head at all.

S - Faint smell of grains and slight metallic skunk.

T - Mostly skunky with slight bitterness but very unimpressive.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Could be easily consumed but due to bad taste would not recommend it to anyone.

taigor, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of Gusler
2.05/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The prototypical lager/pils pour, a crystal clear golden yellow, the head modest in size, bright white and frothy in its texture. Nose is all malt, clean and fresh, the start lightly sweet and malt laden with the top cadaverous. Finish is stingingly acidic, hops sparse, and the aftertaste dry. A beer that was readily available to us “Gobs” while running the Mekong Delta, but still taste like I remember “Bad”, even 35 years ago, I did not really care for “Light bodied” lagers.

Gusler, Jan 04, 2003
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33 Export from VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)
66 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.