33 Export | VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)

33 Export33 Export
BA SCORE
4.7%
Liked This Beer
2.79 w/ 278 ratings
33 Export33 Export
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)
Viet Nam
fosters.com.au

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jackndan on 08-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,520
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
278
Liked:
13
Avg:
2.79/5
pDev:
20.07%
Alströms:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Horribly thin and sweet. Probably close to the worst brew i've had, one of the few many that is isn't "humanly" possible to finish, i think my sink liked it though, coz it seemed to go down it pretty fast. Putrid fizzy yellow swill, very artificial.

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Photo of hopley
1/5  rDev -64.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
1.16/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle

clear yellow in color, stale grainy aroma. terrible flavor, could barely drink. this is at the bottom of the list of crappy adjunct lagers.

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Photo of drpimento
1.18/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Oh man, this isn't too good. Got a cold bottle, poured a small, off white head that quickly settled down to a light scummy cover and lots of lace. Color is a pale yellow with varying size bubble trails. Aroma is super mild, a little fruit, and maybe malt. Flavor is dominated by carbonic tang with a little malt, fruit, some mineral, and adjunct flavors. Body is watery and carbonation very sharp. Finish is like flavor and too long. Can't drink anymore.

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Photo of nick76
1.44/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The aroma is skunked malt and somewhat metallic. The appearance is pale gold with a medium head. The flavor is sweet and malty with watermelon and a metallic finish. The palate is thin. Overall, I don't like it because there is absolutely nothing redeemable about it.

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Photo of pin
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of WynnO
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of ccozzi
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of Cobratrooper
1.5/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Dogbrick
1.62/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Completely unremarkable in every way. The only positive thing about it is that I can now say I have had a Vietnamese beer. Tastes like your standard American macro fare. Weak color, flavor and texture.

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Photo of frio80
1.64/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RHB33
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Joefisherman
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of HRamz3
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of merlin48
1.77/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I don't make a habit of sampling and reviewing such poorly rated beers, but I've always been fascinated by Vietnam, a country that only a high draft lottery number kept me from visiting, courtesy of the US government, over three decades ago. This beer pours a clear straw yellow body, with a minimal offwhite head that quickly falls into film and a few patches of lace. Aroma is ghastly, with burnt plastic, a hint of sulfuric hops, and some corn syrup. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Tastes like a lower tier, adjunct lager. Biscuity maltiness has a corn syrupy sweetness and the hops are mildly "Euroskunk" sulfuric. This one was a chore to finish. Very little, if any, to recommend here and it seems to be an adjunct lager rather than a Dortmunder Export.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.95/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Typical pale, fizzy lager with a pure white head and good carbonation. Smells clean and even slightly hoppy with some light graininess. Not that sweet. The taste has a strangely herbal sweet/bitter combination along with some more graininess. Almost medicinal in its bitterness, overlaid with adjunct sweetness. Not pleasant. That combo makes this a drain pour for me. Mouthfeel is acris and bitter. Not for me.

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Photo of Eris48
1.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from a Vietnamese restaurant in Brookline, MA. "33" does nothing to dispell the stereotype that Asian nations make lousy beers. In fact, this even makes Singha or Tsing Tao seem tasty by comparison.

Poured a pale yellow color with little carbonation and even less head. Almost no aroma. The initial taste was inoffensive, if watery, but the aftertaste had a definite off-note, almost metallic.

If not for the idiosyncratic name, "33" would have nothing going for it.

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Photo of taigor
1.96/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle into a regular glass.

A - Poured clear golden color with no head at all.

S - Faint smell of grains and slight metallic skunk.

T - Mostly skunky with slight bitterness but very unimpressive.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Could be easily consumed but due to bad taste would not recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of sgregory
2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of RyanBeer13
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of atpca
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of nicholas527
2/5  rDev -28.3%

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33 Export from VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)
Beer rating: 4.7% out of 100 with 278 ratings
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