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Hinano - Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.

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BA SCORE
66
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Tahiti S.A. visit their website
French Polynesia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-25-2002)
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ctdfalconer

California

2.6/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Why does this happen so often? People go off to distant lands, get hot and sweaty, drink the local suds, are thrilled with the magical refreshment qualities of the exotic elixir, then make noise about importing it to bestow its blessing on all those ignorant domestic drinkers. The sad thing is, the pale imitation Pilsner that is brewed across the globe is rarely interesting enough to justify the expense of exportation. Don't get me wrong, I have had some interesting tropical lager, and I was glad to get it, but I firmly believe that the Tahitian beer is best enjoyed in Tahiti mostly because it means you're in Tahiti. Another sad thing is that consumers see the exotic labels in the store and go all dreamy-eyed with notions of drinking in the flavors of the islands when what they are getting is not much different (but much more expensive) from the 18-pack of Bud four steps to the left.

This beer is thin and watery and fizzy and crisply dry going down. Just the thing if you're hot and sweaty, luckily I was. I noticed an odd chemicaly aspect to the finish that put me off. Otherwise, it's cold and wet and malt-flavored. Drinkable, yes. Unremarkable, yes again.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2007 00:59:31 | More by ctdfalconer
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.76/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best before date of 2/18/2015. 330ml bottle.

A: Pours a clear light straw/pale yellow with 1-finger thick white head which fades to a thin cap and leaves semi-rings and splotches of lace.

N: Yeasty, bready, slight lemon citrus, grainy/corn, grassy, faintly herbal esters.

T: Yeasty with a crisp citrus lemon along with a trace of metallic aftertaste.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Clean and light, yeasty grainy finish.

O: Can imagine tropical beaches surrounded by a lagoon with swaying palm trees.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 01:34:08 | More by wethorseblanket
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.21/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a typical clear, golden color and a small and quickly disappearing head.
Aroma is a pleasant, clean hops.
The taste is surprisingly bitter, but sadly it comes with that unpleasant metallic feel in the aftertaste.
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Serving type: bottle

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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California

2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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Sweden

3.84/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours clear golden with lots of medium to large bubbles. The tall white head is kind of thick and compact, dissipates slowly into rich lacings.

S: Some mild corn and bready malt, very sweet. Bitter hops and citric notes in the back.

T: Bitter hops, better than many Adjuncts lagers. Mostly malt, but corn as well. Sweet and citric.

M: Aftertaste is very long and bitter. Body is medium to full for this style while the carbonation is strong but un-aggresive.

O: Well-crafted (?) Adjunct Lager.

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2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
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A finger and half of head on a clear, golden colored body.
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Hinano from Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.
66 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.