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Hinano - Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
65
poor

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.83%
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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Beer21, Apr 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

mitlinks, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A finger and half of head on a clear, golden colored body.
The aroma is grain, mostly rice.
The taste has mild bitterness and moderate sweetness. One then the other on the profile.
The texture is a little sticky with moderate carbonation and light body.
The sweetness was a bit much and with the sticky texture makes this a "no-go".

Fatehunter, Jan 19, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

oline73, Jan 10, 2013
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2.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Shared by GT2. Thanks man.

The beer is golden hued and transparent with a white head. The aroma brings macro lager scents, grain. Flavor follows the nose. Light lager and bland. Tastes like a BMC beer for the masses. No thank you.

On a side note, I sure would like to visit Tahiti. I'd even drink this beer if I happened to find myself catching some rays on a Tahitian beach.

Huhzubendah, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Louski, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +44.4%

Keegan, Jan 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Garrett092112, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

SocalKicks, Nov 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

jameyp, Oct 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev +8.3%

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, Sep 04, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An ordinary and plain beer in every way, shape and form. Pours the atypical yellow lager color, has the most average aroma, taste and look. Slight smell, tart taste, and has the appearance of any other lager. Not bad, but not good. If you like bland beers, this is the perfect beer.

ronniebruner, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

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, Jul 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

WilstonOreo, Jun 18, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

crobinso, Jun 10, 2012
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2.38/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

33cl Can poured into a Coors 'Banquet' vase on 6th June 2012: this beer was brought to me by my parents from a World Cruise.

Looks like your typical lager/pilsner: light golden body which is clear, clean and bright. The huge white head I poured soon fell away which is also very typical of this type of beer.

Regular 'no smell', gets my score of 3 as usual.

The taste is thin and of weak semi-sweet molasses with a tinny, metallic finish which spoiled the whole thing to be honest.

Might work if I was on the beach in Tahiti: but a damp, cold evening in the UK doesn't suit this beer one iota.

BlackHaddock, Jun 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -27.8%

2neardead, Jun 01, 2012
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1.65/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours a pale golden colour, clear with generous fluffy head, nice sinkage. Lace is decent. Looks lagery, but the head is really lovely.

Smells bitter. Kind of English hop notes, with an earthy, grassy character but also an unappetising adjunct note on the back - corn and rice with a slight honey note resulting. Pretty meh.

Taste is actually quite unpleasant. Sweet sticky honey note with white bread dough, corn and then a resinous and metallic bitterness that is unclean and just emphasises the cloying sweetness rather than cutting through it. VERY meh.

Mouthfeel is alright, not too sticky but it's still pretty flat and listless.

Yeah, an attempt at a bland lager that I wouldn't like anyway, and yet the flavour also manages to be distasteful. Pretty insulting brew.

laituegonflable, May 19, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle, my first Tahitian beer, an appropriate enough find in a Hawaiian grocery store, I suppose.

This beer pours a clear pale golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, lustrous bone-white head, which leaves some decently appropriate atoll profile lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of grainy malt, somewhat adjunct-ridden, with a rice and corn sweetness, a slight phenolic fruitiness, and some wisps of skunky, weedy hops. The taste is more grainy rice and corn mash, some plastic metallic unpleasantness somewhere there in the middle, amidst a further vegetal skunkiness.

The bubbles are pretty sedate, the body a medium-light weight, and fairly clammy, which somehow morphs into that certain kind of smoothness. It finishes honed down just to the grainy, plastic, and cooked veggie elements. Hey, wait, what?

Another brick in the wall that is the ongoing proliferation of the plain-ass (I mean that literally) lager to every last corner of the world. Not worthy beyond anything more than a ticking footnote, and cool-ish bottle souvenir.

biboergosum, May 15, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Fairly sudsy, and good foam on the top. Goes flat fairly quickly as I recall.

Smell: This is pretty skunk. A decent straw malt and lemon hop mixture though.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This is pretty bitter. I just think it went bad. Not sure that Tahitian beer is a best-seller, even at a Manhttan Beach fish taco joint. Stale straw malt with slight crispness of seltzer.

Overall Drinkability: Not too disappointing, since I wasn't expecting a great beer. Still, I wish it were a bit more refreshing.

tjsdomer2, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of flexabull
2.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The cheapest beer I could find in beautiful, but pricy French Polynesia.

Pours a clear yellow color with an almost non existent head.

Aromas are faint, tonic water, and very slightly vegetal.  

Taste is very simple.  Clean, not nearly as much adjunct flavor as I expected. Watery, with faint corn sweetness, lightly creamy, with a crisp and dry finish.

Mouthfeel is decent, pretty good body, and smooth carbonation.

Overall?  Ehhhh... Only in Tahiti, but it serves it's purpose as at least being refreshing and drinkable.  These go down like water in the hot sun.

flexabull, Mar 10, 2012
Hinano from Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.
65 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.