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%
 
 
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1
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look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

An unremarkable macro brew, inoffensive, but bland.

Pours a soapy white head that disappears to a partial film, no lacing. Clear pale straw coloured beer. Looks like weak-kneed apple juice.

Smell is sweet and corny, on the apple juice side. Also tastes quite sweet and of corn and apple juice. Thin bodied, mild carbonation. Not offensive, just anonymous.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into pint glass 7/12/12

A clear straw yellow with a few tiny particles and some giant sized bubbles feeding a finger of foam that sizzles out like a cola leaving zero lace and no evidence at all that there was foam.

S cardboard and soggy cracker with a little sweet malt and a faint chemical aspect that's hard to place with a little dry hay

T tastes like our macro lagers, much like the smell but everything's toned down, perhaps not a bad thing

M watery and the bubbles quickly pop in your mouth leaving it feeling flat, not much for aftertaste and I'm not sure if that's good or bad

O hey at least its not skunky, no real reason to bother with this one just another macro only this ones from China

it could be worse but it could be better, everything's faint and boring, don't bother

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2.46/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, 4.3% ABV, a not unsexy Oriental-lite presentation. Apparently imported by the Budweiser China Sales Company, from a different city than listed here. I'm too tired to actually look up or investigate that shit right now.

This beer pours a clear, pale straw colour, with two thinly foamy fingers of off-white head, which leaves a very low ebb of bubbly lace around the glass as it quickly fades from sight.

It smells of mineral water, a mild grainy corn grist, slight plastic essence, and little else. The taste is a fair bit sweeter, increasingly so in the same gulp, geez, of the sugary corn variety, natch, alongside a mild indistinct fruitiness, and thankfully very soft industrial metals.

The carbonation is more or less there, just there, the body a relatively meaty medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, nothing really egregious in the offset. It finishes on the sweet side, but hardly overly so, putting it a mile or so ahead of its average competitor, unfortunately with the tiniest of lingering, indicative plastic wrap twinges.

Probably the best lager, so, beer, that I've tried from China, and while it saddens me that it's from the AB/Inbev arm there, it also doesn't surprise me. This is pretty much Bud, since the usual runoff skank I get from this country's beers seems to be absent. So, considering the many degrees of degradation, um, good?

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