Harbin Beer 10.5°
Harbin Brewery Group

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Harbin Brewery Group
European Pale Lager
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2.47 | pDev: 22.27%
May 11, 2016
Mar 06, 2014
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Rated: 3.13 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2016
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

1.78/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Appearance - Pale straw, clear. Initial lively carbonation forming thin head, quickly slowing with the head fully dispersing.

Smell - Very little fragrance that I could detect, if any.

Taste - Most unexpected. Sweet and perfumed, as if a big spoon of peach syrup had been added to a very light lager. Once the peach note hit me, it was so unpleasant and dominant, it was hard to focus if there was anything else going on, though I suspect not. At no point did I detect any hops.

Mouthfeel - It didn't seem to have any. Thin, and no sense of remaining carbonation.

Overall - Surprisingly poor, most unexpected, and definitely not to my taste. I'm unsure who the target market is. Many Chinese/Asians have a genetic predisposition to be very intolerant to bitterness (my wife also has this, and physically cannot eat green vegetables, and only drinks very lightly hopped beer). And/or, perhaps it's for an unsophisticated consumer in the same way that an alco-pop/Bacardi Breezer type drink might be.

Serving type: 330ml can
Location: Singapore
I've tried loading a pic of the can, but it hasn't worked yet. Meanwhile a brief description for purposes of identification:-
Ringpull that pulls right off
Plain silver background
The detail is largely in green ink.
Landscape featuring three mountain peaks at top.
In front of which is the red roofed brewery, and a horse+cart of barrels, and 'Since 1900' below in gold.
Then, Harbin in 'Chinese' script [white on green]
under that 'HARBIN' [green]
Lastly two Chinese characters in red, with four tiny lines of green English text either side.

The ingredients list has been overlaid with a paper lable in English:-
'Harbin Premium Fresh Beer (4%). Ingredients: Water, malt, starch, rice, hops'


The Anheuser-Busch website describes it (in part), thus:
'Harbin Lager offers a complex floral and fruity hop aroma from the use of the unique “Qindao Dahua” aroma hop variety grown in China’s remote Northwestern Regions.'

'Floral and fruity' - quite!
Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by dcmchew from Romania

Mar 06, 2014
Harbin Beer 10.5° from Harbin Brewery Group
Beer rating: 2.47 out of 5 with 3 ratings