Hite Pale Lager
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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #501
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
64
Ranked #47,710
Avg:
2.55 | pDev: 27.06%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
42
From:
Hite Brewery Company LTD
 
Korea (South)
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  10
SCORE
64
Poor
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Reviews by arkanu:
Photo of arkanu
1.45/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

0,5 liters can. ABV is 5%, not 4,3% as stated in the description.
Looks like any run of the mill lager, but that is the only good aspect when it comes to this bear. Almost no smell at all, just faint wheat and hay, odd feel to a point where it's plain bad. Do not recommend!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Latarnik
2.88/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Madrigae
4.57/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A refreshing, polished lager. Very well balanced, with a sweet malt character.

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Photo of smithj4
2.42/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of ajdemma
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brief impression from an 11.13 fl oz brown glass bottle purchased in Thailand.

4.30% ABV.

Pils malts. A blip of grassy hop character. That`s it. Overcarbonated, simple, shallow. Drinkable given its blandness.

Low C (AVERAGE)

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Photo of Everydayoff
2.84/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml can poured into a pint glass.

Crystal clear pale gold in color, the pour forms up decent white frothy head with average retention, it dissipates to some foamy sheet atop along with some lacing left, medium visible carbonation.

Bready malt predominated, some earthiness , dry grain, and slight citrusy in the aroma.

Sweet bready malt flows through the taste buds together with somewhat nutty and grain then hop with a slight citrusy, earthy yet a very subtle hint of bitterness at the finish.

Light body with smooth mouthfeel, high carbonation with prickly feeling, clean, crisp and refreshing, dry finish.

Yes, it is flat but a big quaffable one without doubt, very sessionable yet very light, clean and goes down well easy.

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Photo of Celtics76
1.26/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of samparkique4
3.24/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.03/5  rDev +58%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SStein
2.02/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BAsbill
2.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.02/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've read no-one else's reviews below yet, just to be clear. Just to note I'm setting out this as I have a presumption that this beer will taste under-hopped to me; we'll see! That's since this beer is East Asian and considering how many East-Asians find bitterness overwhelmingly unpleasant due to a common genetic variation out there sometimes referred to as 'The Bitter Gene'. It means they are repelled by the likes of Brussell sprouts, kale, black coffe, and indeed bitter hops in beer.

L - Very pale golden, crystal clear, pours with 5mm white head slowly reducing.
S - pretty much just grains.
T - It seems quite a bit more bitter than I anticipated. Hmmm, but this might also be because it's highly chilled and my sip of my first beer of a session. Apart from some graininess there isn't much flavour to it. So I thought it might be a rice beer and checked, but no it's brewed with barley. It's simply lacking rather than nasty in any way.
F - I can sense the 4.3% ABV but as there is little flavour of note alongside it comes over as perhaps even a bit lighter than that.
O - So my presumption re: it's bitterness seems to been incorrect, but I've left it in anyway as non East-Asian people who might be getting to taste some East Asian beers are definitely going to encounter 'under-hopped' beers. Overall the beer is arguably over-carbonated - at times another East Asian trait - and of little flavour or interest in my opinion.
I bought this from 'FOOD BASICS Oriental Superstore' on Queensway, London W2. Priced at £1.69 for a 330ml bottle. BB: 16/07/2019.

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vonhinx
2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had it in a trendy tapas place in Park Slope Brooklyn and was convinced that I was in that Budweiser commercial where they replace the beer in a hipster bar with Budweiser as a blind taste test.

Anyway, it was watery, pale, light and generally tasteless. It reminded me of an adjunct lager . . . maybe a adjunct lager light. After one glass I switched to another beer.

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Photo of leitmotif
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.06/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sampled in a Korean restaurant in NYC on my recent trip. The bottle label & appearance is the best thing about this beer. Pours a clear light golden with a medium white head. Aromas are grainy malt, straw & corn. Taste is light, sweet citrus, musky bready malt, and light corn. Light body & low carbonation. Overall more excited by the country it's from & the bottle appearance than the beer it self

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Photo of HopBelT
2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JMUduke
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
1.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Brewlinson
1.9/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hite Pale Lager from Hite Brewery Company LTD
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 42 ratings