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From:
Hite Brewery Company LTD
 
Korea (South)
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #363
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
60
Ranked #30,421
Avg:
2.5 | pDev: 26%
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
176
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 08, 2023
Added:
Jun 02, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  29
SCORE
60
Poor
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Rated: 2.5 by Samnem from Georgia

Jun 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.66 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 2.23 by DOCRW from Washington

Jan 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.03 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by Mavigo from Michigan

Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

2.95/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Light and easy drinking with hints of sweetness, even a bit of lemon-lime soda, on the nose that reflect in the taste as well. One of those not a lot to laud or complain about.
Jul 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.18 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jul 14, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
330 ml bottle, from Green Peas, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. Crystal clear pale golden colour, moderate white head. Sweetish aroma of pilsener malts, grass and maize. Light bodied, citric mouthfeel. Sweet and citric flavour, notes of grass and maize again, a modest bitterness.
May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 2.67 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

2.67/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Drink it cold. As cold as you can get this. Pours clear, minimal aroma, bland fizzy flavor, quick finish. This comes in cans, bottles, and even plastic bottles, so that’s something.
Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 1.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 20, 2020
 
Rated: 2.35 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.12 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jan 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Thresher from Illinois

2.93/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is not a great beer. Not even really a good one. But I love it. For some reason, I always seem to have a case of it in the house. It's bland and boring, has no real taste to it. But it's another beer that's fantastic on a hot day. If you want hops or anything beyond the malt and rice, this is going to be very disappointing. But taken for what it is, the SK rendition of Budweiser, I kind of dig it.
Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Byoung_Ju_Kim from New York

2.82/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Drink this a lot back in old days in Korea because I was a college student with tight budget. Typical but blend Pale Lager, and it is easy to drink, gives you refresh feelings... Does not have rich aroma. Lack of body. Even nowadays in Korea, this beer isn't for savoring, but to mix with soju, making higher alcohol content which is called 'Somac' (Soju + Macju(beer)) so Korean people who tend to enjoy binge drinking can get drunk easily. Few weeks ago, I went to local Vietnamese restaurant and they had this beer for their beer menu. It gives me nostalgic feeling but skipped and ordered 'tiger' from Singapore. I would drink Hite beer again, if I only meet my good old friends from high school or college at neighborhood tavern.
May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Mar 27, 2019
 
Rated: 2.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.56 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 2.15 by AngEo from Texas

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 2.86 by cgrunin from Texas

Nov 30, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by jbu0126 from Wisconsin

Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by oline73 from Maryland

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Aug 30, 2018
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Reviewed by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

2.99/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Another Asian beer that probably tastes better because of drinking in its home country.

Nothing overly special. Taste is crisp and clean, look is that of a typical lager.

Refreshing and light.
Jun 14, 2018
 
Rated: 2.34 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 21, 2018
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +80%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Hite (Extra Cold) has a very thick, frothy, mousse-like head, heavy glass lacing, bubbles, and a mostly clear, straw appearance, with lots of fine, powdery sediment, throughout. Aroma is of pungent, yeasty, sweet, white bread, with grass note, and the flavor is similar and balance. Mouthfeel is medium, and Hite finishes mostly dry.

RJT
Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 1 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 18, 2017
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Reviewed by DHK from California

3.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ok this is not a beer that you sip for appreciating the nuances of its bouquet and complex flavors. This is a light, crisp rice lager that's best drunk ice cold in order to wash down a spicy Asian meal or better yet, a grill-at-the-table Korean BBQ. For this purpose, there's none better IMHO. That's why it'll be hard to find a Korean restaurant that does not have this brew on its menu.
Dec 15, 2017
 
Rated: 2.5 by 123321123321 from Alabama

Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 2.29 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Sep 11, 2017
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

2.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours an amber-golden color with a vanishing, medium sized head.

Smells of toffee wrapped straw and a light herbal note on top.

Has a fizzy, superlight mouthfeel, thin and highly carbonated.

Tastes basically as the beer smells, sweet malts among a metallic, bubbly carbonation and an omnipresent watery flavor hole. Develops a surprising dry note during the finish.

Insustrial lager, too light, too thin, too boring.
Jul 07, 2017
 
Rated: 1.73 by fthegiants from California

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by JamesLeung from Florida

Feb 12, 2017
 
Rated: 2.7 by Toynk from Illinois

Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 2.56 by mpires from Spain

Oct 23, 2016
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Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 317 ratings