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Saigon Export - Saigon Beer Company

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Saigon ExportSaigon Export

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140 Ratings

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 20.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saigon Beer Company visit their website
Viet Nam

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 01-27-2005)
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of HRamz3
1.75/5  rDev -34%

HRamz3, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of MarkoNm
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

MarkoNm, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Noelito76, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev +13.2%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.03/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of very active visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall very fizzy white head that reduces rather slowly to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy malts with some rice adjuncts along with a very light hint of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy malts with some rice adjuncts which results in a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by some hints of citrus/lemon rind and light grassy hops which impart almost no bitterness to the beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Overall this beer is fairly average with a hint more sweetness than other AAL beers. This is probably a better beer than I expected considering the style and I could see how this would pair nicely with Vietnamese food. Easy to drink and I could have a couple of these.

dbrauneis, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of LuckyJohn
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

LuckyJohn, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of IRONRakkasan
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

IRONRakkasan, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

randylangford, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JRBecks
2/5  rDev -24.5%

JRBecks, May 09, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

kjkinsey, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Thin head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is light, metallic with a little grain.
The taste is all just a moderate white sugar sweetness. One sided and not great.
The texture is crisp with some fizziness; moderate carbonation.
One of the worst beers I've had. Not real aroma or taste.

Fatehunter, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
2/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle at a food stall in Ha Tien. Served in a plastic mug with tons of ice. From notes.

A - Poured an apple juice colour with mild carbonation and a one finger white head that went fast. No lace or retention.

S - Lot's of corn. Nothing else really.

T - More corn, honey, sweet grain. Big adjuncty corn flavour. Typical macro adjunct yawnfest.

M - Mild carbonation, very light body and sweet finish. Not enough carbonation.

O/D - Tasted this quite a few times before. Same old stuff. Went down smooth though, and seemd OK for what it was, but overall not really good times with this one.

tbeckett, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
2/5  rDev -24.5%

JohnQVD, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Shoffy
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Shoffy, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of BJasny
3/5  rDev +13.2%

BJasny, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of panther_5115
1.75/5  rDev -34%

panther_5115, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of modidia
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

modidia, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Foulon
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Foulon, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Beerman1977
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%

Beerman1977, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev +13.2%

t0rin0, Dec 27, 2012
Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
64 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.