Harbin Lager | Harbin Brewery Group

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174 Ratings
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Harbin LagerHarbin Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harbin Brewery Group
China

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by atigerlife on 03-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
123
Avg:
2.81
pDev:
18.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Everydayoff
2.54/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

330ml can poured into a pint glass.

L:
Clear gold color with thick white frothy head with average retention, it sinks to some bubble sheet atop and leaves some lacing behind.

S:
Mild, sulfur, grain, cooked veggies, metallic, some cracker.

T:
Like the aroma with some lager's yeast and there is no real hop bitterness.

F:
Light, clean, semi-smooth mouthfeel, crisp, refreshing, and dry.

O:
Just another bland macro lager.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.64/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Usual macro yellow color and thin white head 1/4". Aroma was more like hay moreso than malt or hops.

High carbonation, low ingredients. Spritzy. Its a very light beer in every aspect. Rice? Lacks the skunkiness I like from a green bottle Euro lager style beer. Mild grain feels. Noble hops in a small way.

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Photo of Momon
2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kiro
2.47/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of belgianvan
3.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
2.35/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of misternebbie
2.41/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of safaricook
2.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.2/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walnut
2.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of spycow
2.79/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dentist666
2.8/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12% Plato.
Clear light golden, white head, low retention.
Smell - rice, grain, unpleasant.
Taste - clean malty, slightly metallic and rice.
Neutral mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

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Photo of ExtraStout
2.11/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Had this in Shanghai. Very clear golden color with a tall rocky head, fair retention, medium sized bubbles whisking to the surface. Clumps of lace at the top of the glass not too much lacing the rest of the way down.

Clean, very grassy aroma, a bit metallic, fruity, some slight skunkiness. Clean taste, on the watery side, grassy, metallic, fruity. Finishes with a clean, crisp, tart taste with some slight sourness.

Very light mouthfeel with bits of graininess. Goes down easy enough, like water, just needs more flavor.

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Photo of qrazvan
2.52/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chillin
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Subvette
2.39/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Duffman79
2.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
2/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of portia99
2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jsteez
2.5/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Liverocks
2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of freundnam
3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
1.75/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of smcolw
1.73/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Fizzy starting head that drops to nothing within 10 seconds. The beer looks like a lighter colored Chardonnay. Crystal clear.

The smell is quite mild. What little I could detect, was raw and grainy.

Hyper-carbonated--beyond soda pop. Again the graininess is dominating. No hop. I will not finish this beer. I think it's poor even by most macro standards.

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Harbin Lager from Harbin Brewery Group
2.81 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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