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33 Export - VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)

Not Rated.
33 Export33 Export

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BA SCORE
66
poor

206 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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medic25

Connecticut

3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at the local Vietnamese restaurant. Pours a clean, golden color, with a short-lived white head, and very little aroma. Taste is inoffensive, if not exciting. Typical bland lager flavor; faint hint of hops, with a dry finish. Not something I'd seek out, but better choice than a Bud or a Miller.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2007 05:55:47 | More by medic25
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz. brown bottle. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Very mild aroma, hints of malt. Taste is a bit hard to describe. Not a lot going on, but some ingrediants I can not put my finger on. Feels light in the mouth and so-so drinkability. Overall a mediocre brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 01:59:57 | More by tone77
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Neehan

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pale, bubbly pour with a bit more head than would be expected into a pilsner glass. So this isn't the greatest beer ever brewed, but it went very well with a Viatnamese meal. The sweet and sour taste are a decent compliment to the spcies of the meal, and it has an interesting mouthfeel, like a very mild champagne. Good points and bad, but a decent choice for something different.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 05:38:54 | More by Neehan
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Durge

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear golden brew that shows lots of bubble activities throughout and clinging to the sides of the chilled pint glass. The modest head is snow white but holds on reasonably and leaves similar traces of lace. The aroma offers a mild but balanced rice/wheat grain. Very clean, nothing unusual but fine for the style. The flavor brings fairly simple wheat and light malt with a rice-lemon theme and maybe even some sweet corn and a cardboard kiss. But it’s a light bodied beer with a fairly dominant carbonation that makes for a very bright, crisp feel. Very refreshing, perhaps overcarbonated and a little under-flavored. But adequate to wash down your Viet Namese chow.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:36:32 | More by Durge
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Hollenbeck2

Oregon

3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

good beer, good lager, very tasty, the bottle is very heavy in weight for some reason not sure why the glass seems thicker, not that that has anything to do with the taste but interesting none the less.

we drank this in a glass from the bottle, very crisp taste, good outdoor hot weather beer.

the taste and mouthfeel were better than the average appearance and drinkability, maybe can have two at a time not a big session beer.

I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 18:08:01 | More by Hollenbeck2
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Enola

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Panther Piss. This is what a veteran I work with calls this beer so I felt inclined to include that in my reveiw. He stated that this was a widely consumed beverage during his tour.

A light beer in color with virtually no head. Very bright straw color. The smell is a little bit of vanilla and cinnamon. Fair. The taste is similar to a cream ale and is actually better than most macro's. Cereal grains are also evident. This beer has a smooth mouthfeel and drinkability is good. I could see where this beer would be refreshing after a day in the jungle. Drinkable, albeit a little bland. I could go for this beer again sometime though.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 02:31:41 | More by Enola
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A – Perfectly clear golden yellow pour with just a slight bubbly white head that recedes in a flash.

S – Extremely light smell. Malt and touch of sweet.

T – Sweet malt is quickly evident. Touch of hop bitterness. That is about it.

M – Light and crisp. Good carbonation. Clean feel.

O – Feels like you aren’t drinking a thing. It doesn’t taste bad because it doesn’t really taste like anything. That being said its perfectly adequate and you can have a few of these and never feel it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:49:38 | More by GallowsThief
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - standard macro yellow/gold with a thin head. Decent beading from below but still losing the battle to keep the cap on.

Aroma - clean, grainy, a hint of...gunpowder??

Taste - a slight apple sweetness to an otherwise blase brew. A whisper (if that) of balancing hops. Even working though the beer, the apple maintains a pleasant enough enhancement. Finishes fizzy, some fruity astringency, not bad.

Mouthfeel - very upbeat and crisp, smooth lager body.

Overall - I liked this more than I thought I would, enough to have it again even.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 03:23:00 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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EPseja

New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from a foil-wrapped 12oz. bottle in a pilsener glass at just above fridge temperature.

A - Pours the palest of pale golds with lots of active carbonation. Bubbles stick like crazy to the sides of the glass and rocket upward from the bottom. Even that, however, can not keep the head -- initally foamy and about 1/2 finger in height -- from sinking to a thin film. The bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass remind me of fish gently breaking the surface of a pond to nibble some floating food.

S - Cold and grainy with notes of sweet maltiness and a distinct European hoppiness. I might say that I smell some adjuncts, but that would only be a guess. That's about it.

T - Crisp on the intake with a hint of light maltiness, developing a sweetness in the middle that lingers through the finish, eventually becoming a touch cloying in the back of the throat. Light hop bitterness is apparent only in the swallow, but doesn't hang around for the aftertaste. As you drink this beer, the taste seems to get washed out and in the end winds up tasting like any old beer.

M - A bit too animated for my tastes, but given the style, it's not bad at all. Rises to a decent volume and goes down without feeling too gassy.

D - While this beer on its own is nothing too far from average, it is best suited for drinking either as a backyard BBQ thirst quencher or as a pairing to a nice, spicy Vietnamese (or any Southeast Asian) meal.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 02:59:11 | More by EPseja
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sleazo

New York

3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer really starts to gain popularity as you start to get south of Hue in the country. Simply say the words ba ba ba (333 in viet) and you will be handed a bottle or can of this ubiquitous brew

A-Fizzy yellow and clear like most Vietnamese beer.

S_Crisp grains, almost no hops but a very clean smell.

T_Slightly sweet on the front leg of the journey with a bit of bitterness on the followthrough.

M_Not as light as most Asian lagers with a steady mild carbonation.

D_this is probably the best of the Vietnamese bottled beers but it really is nothing special. It did go down very quickly in the hot humid Saigon evenings and paired well with grilled pork, scorpions, and cobra.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 06:18:37 | More by sleazo
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kbnooshay

New York

3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a clear golden color with a very fizzy, soapy bright white head. There is some decent lacing here. The smell was mostly dominated by the light hop and hay aromas. Secondly it is sweet and malty. The taste is fairly clean with a slight grassy flavor. The hop flavor is very light here.

This isn't bad but it is kinda reminiscent of drinking tinny water. I could see this being refreshing if i needed a refreshment but we are in heavy stout season and it just doesn't stand up. Overall though i am still surprised this isn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 04:08:02 | More by kbnooshay
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +7.5%

12-13-2011 18:43:44 | More by valkyre65
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-05-2013 02:55:45 | More by BamfBacon
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +7.5%

06-07-2014 00:26:27 | More by tdm168
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a single from the cooler at Abe's in Bethlehem.

Pours a clear gold body with a quickly dissipating white head. Upon my first impression, I know this isn't another offensive or at least bland macro lager. 33 Export is better than that. However, it is a fairly bland export lager. An easy description of this beer is that it tastes like I imagine barley juice would. It's sweet, like fruit juice, and the flavor resembles very lightly roasted barley.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 00:59:01 | More by tempest
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yinkanut

Colorado

3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-29-2013 15:07:39 | More by yinkanut
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +7.5%

01-13-2012 18:48:15 | More by bonbini26
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jsh420

Illinois

3/5  rDev +7.5%

05-31-2014 03:39:35 | More by jsh420
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev +7.5%

07-03-2013 16:58:48 | More by LJWalker
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matjack85

Illinois

3/5  rDev +7.5%

01-29-2013 14:26:05 | More by matjack85
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ThomasKoren

Finland

3/5  rDev +7.5%

07-05-2014 14:42:34 | More by ThomasKoren
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silverking

Florida

3/5  rDev +7.5%

08-18-2013 00:59:24 | More by silverking
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev +7.5%

09-23-2013 23:57:41 | More by crobinso
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Andbrew

Texas

3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Offered this at a local vietnamese restauraunt. I was told by waitstaff that this is a $10 beer at upscale restauraunts in Vietnam. Highly doubt it.

Pours a clean yellow gold with zero head retention.
Light hop and almost rice smell.
Very little taste, and no discernable thickness, yet crisp and clean finish with no aftertaste.

This one is an easy drinker as it is light on the carbonation and taste overall. Easy to drink with the spicy vietnamese dish I was having and was better than the water I was offered. Overall not too bad for a hot dish or a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 05:58:20 | More by Andbrew
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.5%

06-23-2012 15:54:21 | More by TeachChefs
33 Export from VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)
66 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.