Bia Ha Noi | Hanoi Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanoi Beer Company
Viet Nam
asemconnectvietnam.gov.vn

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by shivtim on 09-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
10
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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Photo of jroof1
3.32/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BucBasil
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml can from a minimart in Hanoi. Cost was around $0.50 USD. 4.60% ABV. Brief impressions below:

Too sweet, with a heavy artificial malt syrup taste and possibly some diacetyl off-flavour. Overcarbonated. Metallic, lightly syrupy, smooth, wet, unrefreshing.

Malt backbone is all cheap pale malts/x-row. No hop flavour whatsoever.

Simple, shallow, imbalanced, badly built.

Drinkable in that it's largely inoffensive. I might revisit it when in the mood to merely get intoxicated with something cheap and insipid, but it has nothing to offer the discerning drinker.

C- (2.62) / BELOW AVERAGE

***
On-draught (delivered today) impression:

The fresh draught version is vastly superior, bringing a blip of a banana ester, a fresher malt presentation, and far more apt carbonation. Absolutely worth trying, especially at its low price. Clean easy drinking with a nice barley backbone and the beginnings of kellerbier-esque unhinged oxidation.

Low B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Philpop2
3.78/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The 450ml bottles are the best for whatever reason the cans are nowhere near as tasty as is the smaller 330ml hanoi beer labeled beer which they now disappointingly export. By far the 450ml bia ha noi is Vietnams best beer.

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Photo of 54V4G3
2.44/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dsauter
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of innominat
2.55/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Homebrew
2.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hanoi (can)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of peandyd
2.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chubenzino
2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wasn't expecting much when I had this in Hanoi

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Photo of Hexley
4/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of Jaysicles
2.3/5  rDev -21%

Photo of sokol_1993
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ChaseBacon
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of lzepplin01
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DbbC
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of bylerteck
2.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Can from Circle K in Ho Chi Minh.

A - Pours light golden with a one finger loose white head gone fast. Bright and decent carbonation. No lace and no retention.

S - Light honey, a little herbal, sweet grain.

T - Grainy, sweet malt, some honey, dusty, dry grain.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body, clean and slightly dry finish.

O/D - Decent lager. Inoffensive and clean with nothing to wimper about. Just nothing out of the box or interesting. Not bad for the style, but a little rough around the edges as well.

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Photo of JKAllen
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
1.8/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a quickly fading head.
Soapy notes in the aroma along with an overtly sweet doughy character.
Sweet flavours too with more doughy notes and maybe a hint of honey.
Watery body. Too much carbonation.
That doughy character seems weird, almost like it was fermented with bakers yeast...

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Photo of intoxabroad
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of NickyG213
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Rlombardi75
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

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Bia Ha Noi from Hanoi Beer Company
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