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Halida Beer - South East Asia Brewery

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BA SCORE
64
poor

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 23.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
South East Asia Brewery
Viet Nam

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-04-2004)
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Reviews by eb003:
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eb003

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, another brewski tried from the "singles bin" at the ol' Liquour Barn.

On the whole, this brew is about average. It pours clear gold in color...about the same as an american light beer. The smell is also average...almost a bit bitter. The taste is light and hoppy. The mouthfeel is rather crisp, but it doesn't feel smooth at all. It's almost "too bubbly". The mouthfeel is average. The drinkability is also average.

I rate drinkability on what level I think I could drink a beer "all night". All I know is that I got tired of this one after 12 oz.

It's an OK beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 04:36:09 | More by eb003
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lzepplin01

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2014 20:03:11 | More by lzepplin01
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2013 03:24:41 | More by randylangford
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soju6

Missouri

2.46/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale yellowcolor with a big fizzy head that fades fairly quickly to just traces of lacing.

S: Aroma is quite cleanand faint with a bit of citrus, malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste is also on the light side with some malt sweeness, bit of citrus and grain.

F: Light body and fairly smooth.

O: Typical non-offensive Pale Lager. Probably goes best with spicy cousine.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:15:19 | More by soju6
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magpieken

Australia

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

04-08-2013 15:56:20 | More by magpieken
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Shoffy


1.63/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

This beer is not good and reflective of the overall lack of respect that Vietnamese brewers have for their macros. One is far better off drinking from a fresh keg of draft beer from a local beer hall. The only way to experience any pleasure from this beer is if it is ice cold and here in Vietnam that is always a fleeting experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 22:56:51 | More by Shoffy
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heygeebee

Australia

1.85/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ok - must admit this was the cheapest option on a mixed 10 to keep price down overall.

Looks OK - but SO clear. Straw body - One finger head dies too quickly. Some lace.

Aromas are muted and sweet. Some mineral water on nose(!)

Taste is all corn. Not good at all, even by macro standards. And then in come the brewed pennies in the bottom of the barrel. Metal!!!!

Mouthfeel is not bad, a touch astringent. Thin.

I got what I paid for. There so so many better Asian macros as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 08:10:30 | More by heygeebee
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shigg85

Japan

2.2/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought a can of this from Kaldi Market in Saitama, Japan. Poured into a Baird pint glass. Semi-cloudy wheat-hued bubbly beer with a thick white head. The smell was mainly rice with a bit of hops, but otherwise a bit metallic and abrasive. The taste matched the scent... ricey with a bit of metal, possibly because of the can but more likely because of the brew quality. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this beer, even though it is drinkable in a pinch. I didn't even want to finish the can, though.

Serving type: can

07-29-2012 06:45:03 | More by shigg85
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SmashPants

Australia

3/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: chinsy and tacky, much like anything from SE Asia. Very bright, with a quality, thick brown bottle.

Appearance: pours a fairly light straw with one-finger fluffy head, reasonable retention.

Aroma: fairly clean lager with some yeast, malt and a hint of citrus.

Taste: standard adjunct lager with a touch of corn and some malts. Pretty light flavours, to be honest.

Aftertaste: About the same, but all taste disappears rapidly. Luckily a sessional beer.

Mouth feel: standard lager - light body, medium carbonation. Suits the style.

Overall: lager wheat and metallic lagery-ness, not a bad beer really if it had a bit more in the way of flavour. If you want a standard and light-flavoured lager, this is one.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 10:29:07 | More by SmashPants
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sd123

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -18.4%

06-01-2012 20:43:36 | More by sd123
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SargeC

Japan

3.38/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow brew with a foamy white head.

Smell: Touch of yeast, citrus and malt.

Taste: Slight citrus flavor to start off. Good malt flavor with apparent yeast. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium/Light body. Standard.

Drinkablity: Amazed in the difference from bottle to can. It was a completely different beer.

Serving type: can

12-30-2011 10:28:27 | More by SargeC
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dansmcd

Australia

1.58/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A - One finger of fluffy white head disolves quickly. Pale yellow body active with effervescence. A few traces of lacing.

S - Corn, rice and the faintest hint of yeast.

T - Distant corn and water. Extraordinarily plain.

M - Water thin, medium carbonation.

O - Not distasteful, but extremely uninteresting and featureless.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 04:54:20 | More by dansmcd
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ADZA

Australia

1.1/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Im definately not expecting too much from this but never tried so why not and it pours a crystal clear apple cider hue which leaves a frothy two finger macro head that is gone as it appears and no lacing,the smell is basically a pub in the morning with the aromas of spilt alcohol and stagnant stale smoke mixed with kornmalt,the mouthfeel is basically water but more refreshing only just and the tastes are insipid and bland with kornmalt and rice water being most prominent and overall the only reason it got higher overall than it should of is because i can see tourists drinking this like bintang in Bali and probably just as cheap but for me some things should be left on hoilday cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 04:44:53 | More by ADZA
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valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev +22.4%

12-13-2011 18:45:29 | More by valkyre65
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.5/5  rDev +2%

11-15-2011 11:29:07 | More by Thehuntmaster
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CrazyDavros

Australia

1.95/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows hay, cereal, vegetal notes. Not much going on.
Lots of sweet malt in the way of flavours, but its pretty light and one-dimensional. Some faint cereal and spicy notes show but not much else. Pretty much no bitterness.
Could use loads more carbonation to dry out that cloying finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 06:26:23 | More by CrazyDavros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer can be summed up into one word, "bland" or "boring" should do the trick. I try to go into every beer with high hopes of having something really great come from it but I have yet to find an Adjunct Lager that really impresses me. This beer pours out as a golden color which is decent but there is virtually no head on it at all. Mouthfeel is flat much like I suspected from the look of it. The tastes of Malts are the most pronounced in the beer. This is one I can skip if I see it on shelves somewhere for purchase.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 04:49:11 | More by Knapp85
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Kulrak

Australia

2.7/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very pale straw color with no head whatsoever. Smells slightly of yeast, and a lot like water. The taste pretty much of water as well, with a very slight nondescript hop flavor. Mouthfeel is very watery, but not fizzy at all. Overall, it's fairly drinkable, like water is. There's really no flavor to this at all, I can't even be sure it's actually beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 10:17:31 | More by Kulrak
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dgilks

Australia

2.65/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear, light straw colour with a small, creamy and longlasting white head.

Pretty much nil aroma. There is a touch of grain but that's it.

Fairly standard adjunct lager with a touch of sweetness with very mild bitterness. There is also a hint of generic hops. Not bad for what it is but not a great beer.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

Looks, if I was in Viet Nam I would be thoroughly enjoying this beer. It is a thirst quencher and nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 07:47:56 | More by dgilks
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philphilphil

Australia

2.53/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

clear gold small head was how it poured.
Smells like lager with a touch of urine.
Taste is absent, it hides its alcohol well though.
Mouthfeel is too thin but not too bad.
Drinkability is okay, not worth paying for here, maybe in vietnam itd be good.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 00:33:59 | More by philphilphil
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

2.35/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up at the local import store. Why, to document and record that others might not repeat.

A - A tiny amount of white lagery quickly receding head. Color is stray / hay yellow.

S - Wow just opening the can I feel like I've been transported to a gentle stream floating away from downtown Hanoi. All the sights and smells ( ESPECIALLY THE SMELLS) of this ancient city have been condensed into this can. Hard boiled egg, wet band-aid, rusty oil drum... all of your favorite smells can be found in this one small can. Malt, yeast, and hops are not-surprisingly absent.

T - Says on the can serve at 8-10 degrees C. I can believe that. If I were outside in Hanoi with 98% humidity and 40 degrees C. This might be pretty good or at least refreshing.

M - Normal. Better than water.

D - Needs to be so cold it's about to freeze. This is the kind of beer that is preferable to getting diarrhea from the tap water in a third world country. I would most certainly choose this over pond water.

Serving type: can

08-22-2010 07:31:30 | More by jeranbrews
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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow with no head, save for some thin, white patchwork and a thin ring around the perimeter. No lacing.
Smell is corny, bready malts with some subtle notes of barley. Faint notes of ginger as well.
Taste is corny malts with some faint notes of spice. Very little else going on here; lackluster finish that is slightly watery, with a touch of barley and malts.
Mouthfeel is crisp and slightly watery at the finish. Light body.
Drinkability is decent. Definitely a bland and relatively unexciting beer, but it still drinks easily, as there's nothing too offensive or unpleasant to detract from the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 04:41:48 | More by Parrotbeak
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a pale gold color that is perfectly clear. Had a decent head.

Smell: Slightly sweet malt aroma with a little bit of funk making its appearance known.

Taste: Smooth and dry. Its taste is better than its smell as it is a little sweet and there is no funk in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin and watery. Not much carbonation bubbling on the tongue, either.

Drinkability: Not great. I had one, and that's probably all I'll ever really need of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 12:38:45 | More by civilizedpsycho
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khiasmus

South Carolina

1.08/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The old adage of "horse piss" may have been realized, albeit with some kimchie, butter and corn sugar thrown in for good measure. It went like this. We were all astride our steeds, guns smoking and we as well, the dust whipping around the table legs on the corner, a cool glass before us. And why? What cheap trickster thought this up? Yellowish golden, though a detriment to both poor colors, they had nothing to do with it. Dirty washwater lingers about on top, and is not attractive. Dimethyl sulfide and cheap sugar dominates the nose, along with some nice cabbage cooking on the stovetop... not the way a beer should smell. We glance at one another and simply begin laughing uproariously, passing it around to passersby, everyone can enjoy this for the novelty factor of worst beer of the year. Thin and watery, but with a buttery slick finish that leaves the reeking sickly sweetness on the tongue.

Not recommended, for anyone, ever.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 20:44:58 | More by khiasmus
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

1.9/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured a clear, pale corn Budweiser yellow wit a thin, fizzy white capping.

S: Hardly any aroma was detected, with only very light herbal notes and fresh greens. Truly macro-like in nature making Budweiser smell like a pale ale.

T: sweet corn mash and a metallic tang. The overall flavor was light and watery with hardly any distinctions. Bland malting and hopping would be giving this to much credit.

M: much the same, bland, thin, watery with a slight vinegar sourness and metallic tang.

D: bland. Why punish yourself with the full 12 oz. Please tell me you didn't get the sixpack?

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 13:35:45 | More by beerthulhu
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