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Hinano - Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.

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66
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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 24.19%
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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Photo of drpimento
2.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Having a cold can of this from my mini-bar in my room at Manava Resort in Papeete, Tahiti. Poured with a foaming agent type, white head that soon settled down to a scummy layer and a little lace. Color is a clear, light yellow with loads of large and small bubble trails. Aroma is grain, a little skunk/hop, beer. Flavor is grain bitter sweet with plenty of carbonic tang. Body is there but with carbonic high points clashing with sweetness and the beer. Finish is like flavor and somehow seems to even have a misplaced alcohol warmth.

drpimento, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of CummingsK21
3/5  rDev +8.3%

CummingsK21, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of tbeq00
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

tbeq00, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Chrisdslap
5/5  rDev +80.5%

Chrisdslap, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of SargeC
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of mdbailey00
4/5  rDev +44.4%

mdbailey00, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
2/5  rDev -27.8%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light yellow with a 1 inch white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted grains, honey, and very slight skunk. Taste is of toasted grains, grass/hay, and some honey flavors. There is also a light grape flavor I am getting. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a bubbly and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer from Tahiti but not something I would get too often.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from BevMo in Pacific Heights on a whim, never having had a Tahitian beer before. I don't have high hopes, but it's one to chalk up to experience.

Pours a very pale light golden colour, with a very fine, but rather thin head of white, that just forms a sherbet-like collar around the edge of the glass. No lacing, and a very thin body. Looks decent enough for what it is.

Grainy and slightly herbal nose, rather like a Euro green bottle lager; generally generic, but with a touch of vegetative crispness to give it a lift. Pretty average in the large scheme of things, but not too bad stylistically.

Taste is light, but mild, with a pleasant light grain sweetness on the back, that gives it a mealy, cereal finish. Light crisp entry almost fortells a harsh metallic or chemical bitterness on the back, but it doesn't arrive, meaning the beer stays smooth and drinkable throughout. Very refreshing and very soft.

Not nearly as bad as it might have been. It's a pretty clean, crisp and smooth, easy-drinking lager, with a lot more character than many in the genre. No, it's not going to knock your socks off, but it's a decently made pale lager that would make a good complement to a pacific island sunset.

lacqueredmouse, May 10, 2011
Photo of whatthehull
2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted April 30th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a La Chouffe Tulip

A - clear golden, no head and no lacing

S - weed, cane sugar, slight hops, heavy earthy malt and a bit of yeast

T - sweet, malty, some hops, definite yeast, weed and a bit oaked

M - light, fluffy, low acid and short finish

D - very nice, like most lagers, but very sweet and resiny

Final thought - eh, unimpressive

whatthehull, May 03, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hinano - 5.99 a sixpack cans

Pours a pale, pale yellow. Small fizzy head. Tastes like your typical macro lager, corn, grains, moderate bitterness and cooked veggie taste. Finishes somewhat clean. Light bodied. Decent lawnmower/warm weather beer. Still, rather aveerage.

Stinkypuss, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of Nerudamann
3.45/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - Pale straw color, a little murky, with about 2 fingers of off-white colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - strong hop aroma..maybe a cereal grain too and a little bit of lime.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Again, strong hop flavor, but with a "filling" of something of maybe light cereal grains. Also as with the smell..a splash of something citrusy like lime. Texture is pretty well-balanced for an adjunct lager.

Drinkability - Not a great taste nor complex, but also not bad considering the style.

Nerudamann, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.2/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I looked forward to this, but what I found was a timid, inoffensive lager. Typical golden lager with a fluffy white head and a sweet, creamy adjunct scent. Mild, inoffensive taste. Lacks the skunkiness of some lagers, but really not anything exciting here.

The best part of this beer is to drink it ice cold in the tropics. Or even at home on a hot summer day. Other than that, there's no compelling reason to buy this.

BDTyre, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of Haybeerman
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear, bright straw yellow color. Poured a 2 finger rocky white head with fair retention. Decanted lightly. Very little lacing.

S: Light, sweet malt. Hay and grass.

T: Light, sweet malt. Finishes in an even hop bitter for good balance. A little dry.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. A little dry and coating.

D: Easy to drink. Adjunct not as pronounced as expected. Has some malt and hop character.

Haybeerman, Nov 01, 2010
Photo of irishevans
2/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

to be fair I feel i must point out that I'm doing this right after having conducted a small gravitational experiment involving a small hole in the bottom of a liquid filled sobe bottle and it's affects on air-flow.

A- After an aggressive pour I managed to get a brief two finger head that initially dissolved into a half finger, sud white. very light straw lighter than champagne. tons of carbonation bubbles too.

N- lots of grain/ maybe rice. reminds me of a barn, not exactly, but that's the image that came to mind when I smelled it. nothing else other than grain and maybe corn coming through.

T- It's one of the most bland beers I've ever had. this beer is ALL mouth-feel. the only flavor I detect is wheat/ straw. other than that it's all texture. better that if it were totally offensive, but still.

M- relatively creamy for it's style but still nice and carbony crisp. rather dry finish.

D- goes down easy, but even when looking to bro, or in the case of where I'm stuck, Brah beer it's nice to be able to taste SOMETHING. this is for beer pong and nothing else.

irishevans, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of Norfawkers
3.03/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Overall, not too impressive, but it does have ample head. Slightly cloudy, light yellow.

Smell: Heineken.

Taste: Heineken! Slightly malty, yeasty. Nothing too impressive.

Mouthfeel: Light with a lingering malt finish.

Drinkability: It's definitely a drink enmasse beer. No flavors here to savor, but could work for swilling or very spicy foods.

Norfawkers, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.23/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

50 cL blue can...purchased at Monoprix in France. Can is in French and what must be some sort of Tahitian dialect...Ma'a pia Hinano iti e! Best by 3/3/11

A-Light yellow straw, 1-finger white head, avg retention, bits of tracing, fizz visible throughout.

S-Slightly sweet light malts, bits of bitter noble hops (vegetal, faint skunky sulfur--the good kind, and faint herb).

T-M-Light malt notes. I can't pick up any off-notes or cheap adjuncts. Finish is pleasant w/ the hops doing a nice job paving the way to a dry aftertaste that is good. On the fizzy side, which amps up an otherwise extremely light-bodied brew. Balance tips toward the hops. Clean finish.

D-This is a good beer compared to its peers. It's a little too light-bodied for me. I think the well water I grew up on had more, but i suppose if I was drinking in the hot sun I wouldn't want anything heavier.

BoitSansSoif, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of malmquna
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Straight yellow in color, thin lace of a head that immediately foams but disappears quickly. Smells almost tropical, estery with banana and coconut. Ironic.

Nearly nothing in the flavor immediately, then some sweet and sour character, then hop bitterness at the end. There's not a lot to comment on, other than this is very light-bodied. Only the lingering bitterness stands out.

This could be quite refreshing, and the hop bitterness at the end does lend some flavor. That is to say, the best thing about having one of these at the beach would be the beach.

malmquna, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.23/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, slightly sweet. Taste is crisp, again malts and somewhat sweet, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a decent beer.

tone77, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An aggressive pour resulted in a two finger JackTheRipper-like head. Color was a lemon yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the distinctive honey-lager sweetness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a hay/silo sweetness. Finish had a grainy sweetness coupled with a slight sulfur after taste. Lager! Simply put.

woodychandler, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of mwa423
3.43/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another CAN from Woodychandler. Can't say I have ever had a beer from Tahiti before, but there's always a first time.

A - I know it isn't St. Patrick's day...but this beer is green. It looks closer to lemonade with head then beer. Speaking of head, boy is there a lot of it. 3 fingers of head which quickly dies to nothing leaving nothing behind.

S - Adjunct-rific. About what I expect from the style, maybe a hint of hops, hard to tell.

T - I was really expecting a big taste letdown, but instead had a pleasant surprise. The taste is actually rather pleasant. Malty with hints of adjunct and hops. If this was what Bud Light tasted like, you might see me drinking it more often.

M/D - The mouthfeel was above average, you knew you had beer in your mouth, and it left some aftertaste. As for drinkability, this is certainly an easy drinker that I would enjoy more often if it was available locally and priced as I expect an Adjunct Lager should.

mwa423, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of paco1029384756
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can thanks to JISurfer.

Pours a pale golden color with a fizzy white head that settles into a small creamy layer.

Scent of corn, earthy grain, and some grass. Considering the style, the scent is above average compared to most others I've had.

Taste of corn syrup, bread, and a very faint hoppiness. A pretty average Lager, but I do have to say that it is pretty inoffensive.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with a bite of carbonation.

paco1029384756, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of GRG1313
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright clear dark yellow/light amber with a big thick white head.

Pleasant nose of lavendar perfume and green bananas with underlying white bread yeast; light nose but most pleasant.

Mouthfeel is light/medium with just a hint of creaminess and body.

Flavors are simple and a bit one dimensional-nice, clean and pleasant yeast with a nice light/medium yeast finish.

Pleasant with some light flavors and character for a simple brew.

GRG1313, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of Offa
3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a decent, fairly standard pale lager, typically bland but with nothing wrong and a little more hoppy and bitter than most similar lagers.

Gold, slightly on the paler sie (slightly more pale than Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve), it has a big white head, slightly airy, steadily shrinking to a thin, wispy top and leaving a weak hint of lace.

The aroma is good, basic lager - grain, grass, hints of herbs and bread, a nice full-bodied larger aroma with hints, at first, even of a real helles. However, it soon degrades slightly to a more basic, standard, though still good, basic lager character.

The taste is lighter and less interesting, but fine - a good, basic pale lager. It is light grain, grass, hints of minty herbs and lemon rind, although only the grain, grass, and hint of lemon rind last all the way through. It is slightly oily - slick but still rather thin and light. It has light sweetness just dominated by light bitterness tasting faintly of grass and lemon rind, that just takes over at the finish and lingers. It has no complexity and the flavours and character are simple and light, but good and the slightly lemon-rind bitterness that just dominates the drink puts it a notch above most similar lagers.

Offa, May 18, 2009
Photo of tpd975
2.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to jdubfl for the pour.

A: Pours a pale piss yellow hue with a fluffy foamy head. No real retention or lace.

S: Simple adjunct lager aromas. Lots of corn with subtle citrus. A touch of fresh bread.

T: Better than many macros but not one you will hunt down. Sweet corn and pale malt. A touch of floral and citrus hops.

M: Thin, fizzy, macro esque.

D: Tahiti is one top of my list for places to visit. I am not a fan of the beer, but when I find myself there I will consume mass amounts. Until then... This small sample will do!

tpd975, May 01, 2009
Hinano from Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.
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