Max | Hite Brewery Company LTD

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Hite Brewery Company LTD
Korea (South)

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bigrzman on 01-17-2012

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Reviews by flagmantho:
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2.6/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. The can says this is made from all-malt, so perhaps it should fall into the pale lager category, rather than adjunct lager?

Appearance: golden hue with a haze-free body and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of quickly-subsiding white foam. Not bad, for the style.

Smell: sweet with a definite corn pops character thrown in the mix. The can says all-malt, but it does indeed smell quite adjunct-y. Not great, but relatively free of off-putting aromas.

Taste: like the aroma, it's quite sweet with a hint of corn, but really it's not too bad. Nothing I would go out of my way to get, but as the style goes, there's at least a little flavor here. One unfortunate area is hops, though -- they are not at all distinguishable. Points lost for that.

Mouthfeel: light body but a big carbonation with a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: quite drinkable, although it's not an inspirational beer by any means. Still, for an adjunct lager in a can, you can do a lot worse.

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Photo of woemad
1.89/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

11.13(?)oz bottle purchased at the north Spokane Total Wine for a price I forget. I purchased this solely as a ticker beer, as I'd never had a Korean beer before. I didn't notice the "04032013" stamp until today, so this beer is definitely past it's prime (and once again, way to go re: freshness, Total Wine).

Poured into a Jever Pilsener glass, this was a chill-hazed, slightly amberish golden color, with a miniscule white head that receeded to a thin collar in seconds. Despite the lack of head there's lots and lots of bubbles arcing skyward. No lace at all.

Big, crude grainy aroma and hints of white wine, so 50% what I expected and 50% WTF.

Grainy malts with a side of diacetyl. Yum...

Light bodied, but not as light as it should be. Lousily low level of carbonation.

Pretty awful, in part due to age, no doubt, but I don't think there was much chance of anything commendable even if fresh. Oh, well, I'm a little closer to my dorky goal of having at least one beer from every brewing country on Earth.

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2/5  rDev +0.5%

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2/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WoodBrew
2.4/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.08/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear golden colored body.
The aroma is a faint candy lemon smell.
The taste is metallic with mild bitterness. Not great.
The texture is quite fizzy, too much with a crisp body.
Don't smell, taste or feel good. What else is there to say?

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3.16/5  rDev +58.8%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
2.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a typical golden amber with thin head. Not much aroma. Initial taste is very sweet and almost maple like. Not a lot of body or flavor. Subsequent sips yield nothing. Almost has a corn candy kind of aroma and taste. Thin and not a lot of substance. I guess if you eat a lot of spicy Korean food, you would not even tell the difference or care how the beer tastes.

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Photo of Fusion7777
1.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of astrickland
1/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smooth, low on flavor but smooth. A good example of an AAL.

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1.54/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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2.75/5  rDev +38.2%

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1.88/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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3/5  rDev +50.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of chin_K
1.06/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I got Max at the Korean Air lounge in the Incheon International Airport.

It was from a machine where you place the glass and it tilts and pours for you. The color was a urine-yellow, and the head almost felt coarse. The whole time I was drinking Max, I felt like I was drinking metal. There was an overarching metallic smell and flavor that took away everything else from a forgettable experience.

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2.75/5  rDev +38.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -24.6%

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2/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev +25.6%

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2.25/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.2/5  rDev +60.8%

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1.99 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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