Hite Brewery Company LTD

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Hite Brewery Company LTD
Korea (South)
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #337
Ranked #31,750
2.49 | pDev: 25.3%
Yesterday at 01:55 AM
Jun 02, 2002
Notes: None
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2.23 by DOCRW from Washington on Wednesday at 05:08 PM
3.03 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 04, 2021
2.5 by Mavigo from Michigan on Nov 09, 2021
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2.95/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

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
3.18 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Jul 14, 2021
2.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jun 09, 2021
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2.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sigmund from Norway

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
2.67 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 02, 2021
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2.67/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by elNopalero from California

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
1.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 20, 2020
2.35 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 08, 2020
3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 22, 2020
3.12 by Mister_Faucher from Washington on Jan 07, 2020
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2.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Thresher from Illinois

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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2.82/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by Byoung_Ju_Kim from New York

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
3 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Mar 27, 2019
2.25 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2019
2.56 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Feb 25, 2019
2.15 by AngEo from Texas on Dec 15, 2018
2.86 by cgrunin from Texas on Nov 30, 2018
2.5 by jbu0126 from Wisconsin on Sep 22, 2018
2 by oline73 from Maryland on Aug 31, 2018
3.24 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Aug 30, 2018
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2.99/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

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
2.34 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on Apr 15, 2018
2.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Apr 11, 2018
3.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 21, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +80.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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.


Mar 11, 2018
1 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 18, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DHK from California

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
2.5 by 123321123321 from Alabama on Dec 12, 2017
2.29 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Sep 11, 2017
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2.59/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by aleigator from Germany

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
1.73 by fthegiants from California on May 03, 2017
3 by JamesLeung from Florida on Feb 12, 2017
2.7 by Toynk from Illinois on Jan 28, 2017
2.56 by mpires from Spain on Oct 23, 2016
2.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Oct 05, 2016
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2.99/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by coopdog1000 from Florida

Bought it at a Asian grocery, only beer they had.
Taste just like an American Adjunct Lager. No better - no worse.
Price is about the same too, so that's something.

Sep 17, 2016
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