Harbin Icy Pure | Harbin Brewery Group

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Harbin Brewery Group

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 08-25-2013

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by vincentheo:
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3/5  rDev +15.4%

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Photo of OompaMentor
2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is an Anheuser-Busch InBev product brewed in China. It is considered a Pale Lager with a 4.8 ABV and is the earliest beer brewed in China dating back to 1900. This was my third beer while in China for business in April 2015 and my research before leaving the states indicated this beer was considered #6 of the Top 10 China beers. The graphics on the can have changed from the depicted picture; it now depicts the NBA logo at the bottom. Purchased from a 7-11; took it to the hotel room and poured from the the 330ml can into a glass.

A - golden yellow, with moderate carbonation and reasonable head
S - Malty and sweet; I had high hopes being this was an AB/InBev product
T - Light, with slight hop - it left me wanting!
F - light, somewhat bland

Another China beer. I have come to realize these session beers are beginning to taste the same! Disappointing for AB/ImBev in my book.

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Photo of Booner818
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 54V4G3
1.94/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of woodychandler
3.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer came to me courtesy of einweizenbitte from one of his overseas junkets. I put it in the reefer meaning to add it, but since adding requires a review, I did not want to Crack it open without a viable picture. It then fell to me to get a good camera and once I did, other beers somehow took precedence until today. My humble apologies.

From the CAN: "Harbin Beer Since 1900"; "Harbin Beer, the earliest Chinese beer brewed in 1900, is the origin of the beer brewing industry in China. With hundred years infusion of China's traditional culture, Harbin Beer brings a pure, good taste that you never resist."

The Crack in this case was actually a Pop! as in a pop-top and I got that spritz that used to be the trademark of such openings. It was nostalgic in its own way. The inverted Glug produced a finger of fizzing, foamy, bone-white head that quickly dissipated to wisps. Color was a really, extremely pale yellow with button-brightness. SRM = maybe 2. It was that pale and light. Nose smelled like silage, so I knew what I was getting into. Mouthfeel was light and airy, almost ethereal. The taste was not as heavily overdone with adjuncts as some of its AmeriCAN counterparts, but it was till not going to supplant anything already on the cooler list. Finish was semi-dry and mildly refreshing, but it all added up to not my cuppa tea.

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Photo of BigCheese
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Mdog
2.35/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear yellow, good head.

Smell: Light, bit of corn sweetness.

Taste: Really light taste, just a touch of grain and that's it.

Overall: Beer #1 from the "Family Mart" convenience store near the hotel in Shanghai. Not much selection here. 500mL can. Harbin Icy Pure is not bad, I would consider it a light beer instead of the "full strength" lager. It was really light on flavor and feel, but since it is usually over 100F in Shanghai in July, that's not bad.

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Photo of dcmchew
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of samparkique4
3.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

sincerely chinese beer
from 7-11 local store
crispy lagery and citrusy sweet
malty and sweet
fruity of sweet cataloupe
sweet fruity hop ... touch of lager hop but quite bland and easy drinking.
medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy,

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2.47/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaPan
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Harbin Icy Pure from Harbin Brewery Group
Beer rating: 2.6 out of 5 with 12 ratings