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333 Premium Export Beer - Saigon Beer Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.43
pDev: 24.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saigon Beer Company visit their website
Viet Nam

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: soulgrowl on 09-29-2006)
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South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 330mL can into a standard pint glass at a Vietnamese restaurant in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a pure golden color with lots of carbonation within. 2 fingers of fluffy offwhite head. Classic looking beer.

S: Very faint. Some bready malt deep inside. Clean grassy character with light lemon on top. Good pils-ish character.

T: Beery with lots of sweet lemony zest in there. Grass and some sort of light crackery malt. Very refreshing.

F: Light body to match light character.

Overall, I could see drinking a lot of this in steamy Vietnam, or even in the oven that is Shanghai's summer. A good pale-like beer with lots of refreshing character for this corner of the world.

Serving type: can

01-22-2014 11:29:40 | More by BucBasil
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1.98/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Can from a shop in Can Tho.

A - Golden, good carbonation, bright. One finger white head gone fast. No lace, no retention.

S - Honey, sweet grain. Some alcohol seems present.

T - Sorta chemically with a note of alochol. Honey and sweet grain.

M - Good carbonation, light-ish body, lingering chemical/booze note.

O/D - Not exactly a great lager. Odd off note holds this back a lot. Not worth an in depth look.

Serving type: can

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2.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a bottle of this from the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Poured into a Baird pint glass. Grassy golden hue with a clear complexion and a foamy white head. The taste of this beer is a simple green apple, grass, and watery hops. However, the smell is a huuuge turn-off... especially in the way of a second-breath sniff. If you breathe this in first, it doesn't do much... but if you let your air out into the glass, heat the beer up, then take the smell back in (as I have begun doing with higher-quality beers), you get an intense odor that can only be compared to vomit. It made me do a double-take with the glass. The flavors of this are not bad at all, and it is a perfectly fine session-style beer. However, that smell is a killer...

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3.6/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml can brought home by my parents (from a world cruise) along with a few other goodies.

Poured into a Konig-Pilsner glass on 13th May 2012.

Looked like any other lager/pilsner style beer: golden bright, clean and clear with a white head of tight bubbles.

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3/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

currently traveling through SE Asia and sampling the local offerings. this is fairly popular in Vietnam. beers in this region are almost entirely light-bodied lagers meant for fast quaffing in the blazing heat and humidity. all ratings are based on my understanding of the style here.

A - pale gold. nice head, decent retention, unremarkable

S - virtually no smell, per the style

T - very clean, unremarkable. does not gain any slick corny sweetness as it warms, no sour notes either

MF - very crisp, very clean

O - this is meant for refreshing drinking after a long hot day, though we did see a bunch of Vietnamese knocking them back between 9 and 10 AM at an art opening. point is that it isn't meant for over-analysis, they're just meant to be knocked back fast and easy

Serving type: bottle

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2.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From notes at Old Chicago (2001): Poured from can into pint glass. bottle is the best thing about this beer. I was expecting something a little more exoctic, but alas, another one-dimensional pale lager sits in my glass. Pale yellow pour with a wispy white head that vanishes upon first sip. Subtle nose of hay and corn syrup. The body starts with a healthy dose of diacytel, backed by some grassy hops. Umm, not much to say. Drinks watery and offers little in the way of enjoyable attributes.

Serving type: can

02-09-2011 18:57:49 | More by CuriousMonk
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2.85/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank a "ton" of this along with Saigon Red and Green a couple of weeks ago on a trip to Ho Chi Minh City. I mean, really, what would somebody expect of a beer made in Vietnam, in a brewery designed by some European, made of imported ingredients, no history dating back centuries? On the other hand, in a town of dust, noise, excitement, color, great food, great people, great adventure, the "333" went down like heaven and I refuse to give this beer the dank review so many of my friendly "craft" quaffers gave it.

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333 Premium Export Beer from Saigon Beer Company
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