33 Export | VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)

33 Export33 Export
BA SCORE
4.7%
Liked This Beer
2.79 w/ 277 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:
#43,498
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
277
Liked:
13
Avg:
2.79/5
pDev:
20.07%
Alströms:
3.46
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 277 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of jaydoc
2.94/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jtw21
3.51/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
2.15/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Look: It pours straw and clear. The head is extremely white and disappears quickly.

Smell: It has aromas of grass and that’s about it.

Taste: It has flavors of grass, with a bready malt character.

Feel: It has a light character that is balanced with a sweet, yet dry sting to it.

Overall: It is just like many other lagers that are non descript with the exception of the malt character that actually has a slight flavor.

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

Photo of MichialTanner1
2.9/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought this one for all of the wrong reasons: I wanted to tick a style I had never rated/reviewed (Dortmunder) from a new country (Vietnam), and the bottle was only $1.59.

Dortmunder is just a golden lager and this one had all of those typical characteristics. I was a bit surprised by the first few sips--it's actually pretty good. However, the one finger of head dissipated after a couple of minutes and it just went flat after a few minutes. After it sat for a while and warmed up, the taste worsened like a cheap malt liquor does--almost as if there was a drop of gasoline in the glass.

Still, not the worst beer I've ever had and would be okay on a hot day if you put it down while ice-cold.

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Photo of ordybill
2.65/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden yellow, not a good start. The aroma is watery with a grain smell. The taste is stale and not good at all. Incredibly poor quality beer.

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Photo of jmasher85
2.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

In a West African country with fewer-than-most good beer options, this was one of the middle ground beer. It's everything you expect a sub-par lager to be, and I probably liked it even more than I should have because of all the other terrible beer around me, but hey, it was drinkable and that counts for something. Probably better than some of the the local options in much of the developing world.

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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 NYR-Zuuuuc
2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Drinkable but very very sweet...

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Photo of jbarletto
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.04/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 woemad
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.79. Purchased solely because I’d never had a beer from ‘Nam before. According to the label, “Fill & Expiry Date: See On The Bottle.” It’s not there.

Poured into a Budge Bros. nonic pint glass, this was a clear, golden color, with a thin, fizzy white head that collapsed in seconds. What little Lace that was created was sparse and spotty.

Mildly grainy, with a little bit of diacetyl, which wasn’t to a point to make things unpalateable but did give off a little bit of an apple juicey aroma.

This tastes like a really mild apple cider. Again, it’s not to the point of being downright unpleasant, but it can’t be what was in mind when it was brewed. This tastes like it spent a long time coming to America and/or sitting in a warehouse once it got here, and with no freshness date to show otherwise, I’d be willing to bet that’s exactly what happened.

Mouthfeel? Oh, who cares for this one?

No great surprise. A bland macro-style beer from a country not know for brewing beer that showed some age possibly due to the long distances it would have travelled. I’ve certainly had worse beers with similar origins, but this wasn’t exactly miles ahead of them either.

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Photo of Jason_cs
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IckyT2012
2.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zonian1
2.48/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrcraft
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Retroman40
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If I hadn't known better I would have said this was a Heineken with a different label.

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Photo of largadeer
3.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.26/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JKG
3.02/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Schwegler
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zander4dawin
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

A light, sweet, grassy, cereal, honey and green tasting lager with a surprising medium sized body.

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33 Export from VBL Tien Giang Limited (Fosters)
Beer rating: 4.7% out of 100 with 277 ratings
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