Hue Beer - Hue Brewery LTD
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
2.1/5 rDev -13.6%
From the Perfume River in Vietnam (no really, that's what the label says), on to the beer:
Poured into a mug, it's a clear yellow color with a soda-like head. The smell is somewhat astringent in grain, with a cooked corn smell. This flavors in the beer don't meld together well for me. There's more cooked corn, a mild astingency, and a straightforward bitterness that battle each other for supremecy. Even at ice cold, it took some work for me to stomach this beer. Round off the edges and we might have something more tolerable.
09-06-2007 03:36:46 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +61.7%
Reading through the other reviews for this beer has me thinking that someone put a much better beer in my bottle of Hue as some sort of joke. My Hue was certainly not BMC like and really not all that bad.
Appearances: Piss amber with extremely high levels of effervescence. A huge white froth dilutes down to near nothingness and then nothing at all.
Aroma: Sweet, fermented apples, basically, Motts. A touch of grain, corn, and maybe just a smidge of light hops.
Taste: Apple cider, with a little corn and some flower petals.
Mouthfeel: Champagne like. Really great carbonation. Light to medium bodied, well balanced dryness and sweetness, very nice indeed.
Drinkability: High. I quite enjoyed this beer, especially when held against other SE Asian brews. Hell, in the AML category this one is tops.
02-05-2007 20:44:31 | More by DaPeculierDane
1.25/5 rDev -48.6%
Beer is pale straw color with spittley white line of "head resting on top. No lacing. Nose is Cheerios, fresh honey, and sour milk...not appealing.
Very watery, just corn, rice, sickly sweet kinda taste. Stingy carbonation in thin body. This beer is point-blank ungood. Ironically, though this comes from halfway around the world it is like a half-assed attempt at the cheapest beer at your corner store. Drainpoored
01-17-2006 05:17:37 | More by JudgeRoughneck
1.98/5 rDev -18.5%
straw coloured, a little foaming white head. Aroma beery-malt, not impressive. Taste is fizzily carbonated beer, fairly basic. Not worth travelling to Nam for, good thing their numbers in Montreal justify bringing bottles here. Almost undrinkable, and below average mouthfeel.
06-07-2009 03:48:00 | More by Sammy
2.63/5 rDev +8.2%
Part of a beers of the world gift set recieved for my birthday a few months ago.
Pours the palest straw yellow I've ever seen in a beer, with half a finger of sparse white bubbles. Not much nose or taste to speak of - rice, faintly sweet malt, some grassy notes. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. A middling, watery, taste-lacking brew that I'm sure is quite refreshing in the Vietnamese sun. It did an admirable job of washing down the delicious moo-shu pork delivered to my doorstep and cleansing my palate, so it's not all bad.
03-04-2006 02:52:21 | More by Golden2wenty1
2.8/5 rDev +15.2%
Didn't expect much from this one, being shipped from thousands of miles away and likely sitting in a warehouse somewhere for who knows how long. This golden lager pours with large lacing and bits of scary sediment. The nose is yeasty and corny. Nonetheless, the taste is fairly crisp, with a definite adjunct character, and a slightly hoppy zing. Better than expected, but not one to pursue, either.
12-09-2010 00:08:39 | More by secondtooth
3.03/5 rDev +24.7%
12oz bottle with some heft to it, poured into a pilsener glass, no freshness date.
A: Pours a crystal clear straw yellow with a creamy one and a half inch, creamy white head, good solid ropes of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom and does wonders for head retention which eventually bubbles away into a loose cap. Could have benefited from some extra lacing because there is not much here.
S: Strong dextrose and toasted, almost burnt maltiness, corn is there to be sure, but really not as bad as the other reviews on here seem to indicate, nothing special but there are worse noses out there to be sure.
T/MF: Buttery apple (no corn at least) that gets more bitter as it lingers on the palate, there is a bit of grassyness here as well that might benefit from a bit more carbonation as the body here is a bit too light for the lack of carbonation it displays, the finish is bitter and drying and leaves a husky flavor across the tongue.
D: This beer is not as bad as people make it out to be, a bit above a macro lager, but not really anything more than that, it is easy to drink and on a hot day (perhaps in Vietnam) would be quite refreshing, but as it stands, just an average beer for me.
03-07-2008 21:32:15 | More by bluemoonswoon
2.35/5 rDev -3.3%
Adjunct grains and a honey-like sweetness in the aroma. Pale golden with a tiny white head. Nearly flavorless on the whole. Mild malt sweetness that is again very honey tinged along with some faint grassy hops. Not a lot going on, but like cold water it is fairly thirst quenching.
04-10-2006 07:15:32 | More by Jredner
2.78/5 rDev +14.4%
Light golden clear color and a big champagne head that dissipates quickly. Faint hops aroma. Not so much hops flavor as expected, bitter in the back pallet. Slightly thicker mouth and slightly less carbonation than what is standard for its style. Some malt character is noted, but only because its lacking in general flavor, watery. Not recommended. Lacking in complexity.
09-03-2006 16:25:45 | More by cabsandking
2.6/5 rDev +7%
Pours the palest of yellows with what appears at first to be a nice white head, but as soon as I turned around, it disappeared.
Aroma is faint, but a slight grassy hop with lemon peel and a certain mustiness. Not bad, just not interesting.
Flavor is very weak. Some malt breadiness, a slight citrus zest, and weedy grassiness. Clean, inoffensive flavor.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Typical of hot weather locales, it seems.
Drank it with no food. It might be a good match with spicy foods, I can't tell (and am not likely to try).
12-07-2005 02:43:04 | More by Dukeofearl
2.49/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light straw amber with light gold tints and a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Very light aroma of sweet malt and corn adjunct. Flavor is very light sweet malt, light grain and a hint of grassy hops and metallic taste. Starts thin and loses most of the intial flavor. Light bodied. Possibly the thinnest adjunct lager I've ever had. The flavors aren't too bad, typical adjunct sweet malt, but very light as if watered down. I'm not sure they even tried with this one. I'll bet there's something tastier in Vietnam. Poor.
07-03-2014 20:24:49 | More by LiquidAmber
2.2/5 rDev -9.5%
12 oz., foil capped bottle. Pours a very pale gold color. Almost no color at all. White rocky head holds for a minute or so, then fades away. A few streaming bubbles coming from the bottom.
Very pale, grainy aroma. A bit of cooked corn. Nothing in the way of hops in the nose.
Very pale flavored. a bit sweet. Clean, with not much character at all. A bit of an odd, earthy finish.
Light body, with a good amount of carbonation. Very weak.
09-08-2008 22:24:46 | More by Bierguy5
2.51/5 rDev +3.3%
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn adjuncts along with faint hints of sweetness and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little watery and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn't have any interesting flavors. I guess it would be good in the tropics on a hot and humid day.
06-02-2013 20:52:52 | More by metter98
United Kingdom (England)
2.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Brown 350ml bottle ABV of 5% and according to the rear label brewed from Purest water, barley, rice, hops...
Best before 26 Dec 09, drank on a glorious afternoon in June 09. Poured into a Corsendonk Grand Cru stemmed tulip glass. Strong Chedder with cellery salt and a hot gooseberry chutney were taken with the beer, after the initial notes.
Looked OK, medium to light golden lager colour, thin white head. Clear and bright impression, I then noticed small particles flaoting within.
Stale sort of smell, dirty dishcloth or dirty glass type of smell, not pleasant at all.
Tasted like most rice lagers, bland and fairly dry. Ideal for quenching a thirst after some hard labour, but not a lager I'd drink on a regular basis. Sadly the small gets me everytime I take a sip.
Not a great lager, but it is another country added to my list that is taking me drinking around the world, this is country number 61.
06-13-2009 16:19:26 | More by BlackHaddock
2.53/5 rDev +4.1%
Slightly hazy light golden color with a small snow-white head that retains fairly well, fair lace, slight carbonation. Aroma of cooked vegetables and a little hops. Taste begins with smooth carbonation; some slightly tart maltiness that fades to the finish and a late punch of mild hops that lingers a bit past the end of the taste. The mouth feel was rather watery. Overall, a mediocre novelty.
03-24-2003 19:22:12 | More by Pegasus
3/5 rDev +23.5%
Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a fair/good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains, malts, corn, light hops
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains mixed with malts and some cooked corn. It finishes with a grainy and malty aftertaste with a very small amount of hop bitterness.
Overall – Well, it was better than I thought it was going to be. The bottle label looks like something that was homemade on a cheap printer. There is nothing offensive about this beers taste but it is also unremarkable.
05-06-2011 19:14:51 | More by spinrsx
2.5/5 rDev +2.9%
Very light grassy scent that is pretty vibrant, think there are some adjuncts there somewhere. Slight sweetish malt, this really smells like a BMC to me.
Medium/higher end of carbonation some slight bitterness. Kind of watery, I think the carbonation is meant to attempt to try to hide some of this but doesn't do that well
Pale straw in a goblet glass. Poured to slight head that left quickly although maybe some slight lacing with the little that's there
Some bitterness with a sweetish undercurrent that isn't very pleasant. It really tastes a bit like Stag to me, although I like Stag more.
Fairly, it's meant to be a drink a bunch/sessionable beer but there's a taste in there I don't care for much that's kind of sickish sweet
average if I'm comparing to american pilsner with the added expense of purchasing this it's definitely not worth a premium.
01-18-2012 00:58:11 | More by jerryjeff
2.5/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured a sparkling gold with an average one finger of frothy white head. Nose was pale malts, some grains, some lemon and a smidgen of hops. Tasted mostly of sweet grains and a touch of grassy, bitter hops. Spritzy and clean finish. A lot better than I expected it to be.
08-05-2008 01:01:10 | More by mrmanning
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