Saigon Export - Saigon Beer Company
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3.66/5 rDev +38.6%
Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. The taste was light, crisp and refreshing. Nothing new or exciting, just a solid thirst quencher. I wasn't expecting much but I have to admit that I was slightly surprised.
Paired extremely well with a Bahn Mi Thit sandwich at Co Ba in Chelsea. Slightly malty and went down well.
05-14-2014 23:39:40 | More by nasty15108
2.43/5 rDev -8%
I have consumed this beer in the United States, Morocco, and France, and it is a fairly okay Asian pale lager. It pours urine yellow, with lots of laces, a soapy head, and a good level carbonation. It has a sweet aroma, has taste of rice/malt, and has no edge. It goes down easy, it has a rice after taste, and is not filling, good for meals are hot places.
Morocco May 2013
04-10-2014 21:04:38 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.69/5 rDev +1.9%
Tried a bottle at a Vietnamese restaurant in NW Calgary. Makes me a tad depressed to ponder the hows and whys of American adjunct lager becoming the international beer style of choice. In any event, this particular example is a pale lemon yellow, with a more impressive head than average, maybe an inch and a half of white foam that manages to persist longer than three seconds. Smells like husky pale malts, modeling clay, a faint dry grass note. One has to focus rather intently to smell much of anything. I will say that these adjunct lagers do in fact taste different from one another if you pay attention (i.e., if you are willing to do so, which is hit and miss, granted). This is quite a citric example of the style, watery, very astringent, coarse, and metallic, with some sour fruit (green apple?), chalky grape, stewed leaf, and dry grass notes apparent amidst the grain husk backbone. Classic rice lager profile albeit with a vague sweetness can be picked out from the savage carbonation and grainy milieu. Not a terrible accompaniment to spicy lemongrass chilli chicken and a decent lawnmower beer, assuming one doesn't just drink a blonde ale or session IPA or something. If you don't live in Nunavut, you can probably find something better than this style for summertime chugging.
04-07-2014 01:35:01 | More by CalgaryFMC
United Kingdom (England)
2.81/5 rDev +6.4%
355ml Bottle from TESCO's: my second beer from these guys and my third beer on my random beer tasting evening on 23 Feb 14.
Poured into a Leffe chalice: looks a pilsner/lager (which it is of course), golden, clear and clean. The white head refused to stay and became a wisp far too quickly.
Almost odourless; some grainy maltiness and metallic notes maybe: gets my usual score of 3 for a non-smelling pils/lager.
Lawnmower beer, no taste or flavour: thirst quenching and refreshing but lacks flavour and character, might be fine in Southeast Asia, but on a cold Sunday evening in Shropshire it didn't reach the heights for me.
Gives me another tick for Vietnam, but that's about it.
02-23-2014 20:56:23 | More by BlackHaddock
United Kingdom (England)
2.49/5 rDev -5.7%
A 355ml bottle with a BB of July 2014. ABV is stated as 4.9%. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. I don't really have high expectations for this but I've never had a Vietnamese beer before.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden colour with some floating sediment and medium carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy, brilliant-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before disappearing. Aroma of light, stale grain, corn, stewed vegetables and faint leaves. Most unimpressive.
Tastes of weak, watery malt with some nasty off-notes. Hints of grain, corn, overcooked veg, tart apples, faint stewed leaves and cardboard. More that a touch of harsh solvent in the background. Highly attenuated, with little bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with a thin, watery body and an unpleasant sensation on the palate. Quite astringent, followed by an aftertaste of cardboard, stewed leaves and vague hints of petrochemicals.
Yuck - worst beer I've tried in a while. Looks OKish, but that's the high point of the experience. The aroma is bland and tinged with off-notes, while the flavour is a full-on blend of adjuncts and solvent. Poor body and texture. Deeply unappetising; I don't know if this suffers from low quality ingredients or bad brewing technique but the result is woeful. I suffer so you don't have to - pass this one over.
01-14-2014 00:39:39 | More by jazzyjeff13
2.93/5 rDev +11%
A nice and refreshing surprise from Asia.
Pours a standard clear. golden color and is topped with an average white and foamy head.
The aroma is the most unpleasant thing about this beer. It's really dusty and just not nice. Too bad.
The taste on the other hand is pleasant - slightly sweet, slightly bitter and some grains.
A decent beer all in all.
11-29-2013 18:52:24 | More by MarkoNm
Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
64 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.