Hinano | Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.
French Polynesia | website

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-25-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
159
Avg:
2.75
pDev:
22.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 159
Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
3.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on my recent trip to Maui (where beer selection wreaks!) in a 16oz bottle with a woman on the label with the words "Tahiti Hinano"

Poured this into a pint glass and the color was expectingly clear with a fluffy head that lasted the entire glass. There was carbonation bubbles running rampant from the bottom of my glass. The taste, smell, and mouthfeel is typical of a warm weather lager. Obviuosly anyone who has tasted this before knows it is not a knock-out punch, but it is one of those beers just need to be consumed on the beach.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.17/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 pt. 9 fl. oz (50 cl) brown bottle, noting it was brewed in Tahiti, but a product of France(?) Dated 07 09 05, assumed best by.
Aroma: Bready yeast, almost Grolsch like with almost a biscuit malt smell.
Appearance: Very clear pale yellow, white head was short lived and left minor lace in its wake.
Flavor: Fairly clean taste, much like an adjunct lager. Mild metallic finish with a slight touch of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Full carbonation, lighter body, clean finish.
Overall Impression: A standard macro lager, clean, refreshing, unremarkable.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.62/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/16/04- Purchased at Bevmo in San Mateo, CA

Appearance- Pours a light straw colored yellow with a medium large bubbled head and next to no lacing.

Smell- Heavy on the malt. Maybe a bit of sweetness hovering around.

Taste- Some sweetness backed up by a bunch of malt. Still pretty clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel- A tad bit overcarbonated. A heavier feeling beer. Kinda like a macro, but still went down well.

Drinkability- Not bad. I would rahter drink these all day than Corona's. More flavor at least. Drinkable

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Photo of tjd25
3.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Soft creamy head on a very pale golden color body that's quite active. The smell is grainy and fresh with some citrus; some caramelized plum pie aspects appear later on. Nothing very exciting in the taste, some fruity notes, some grain, and a round and alost hidden hoppiness in the back of the palate. The mouthfeeel is quite good for a pale lager, thicker than expected, creamy and round. A decent lager.

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Photo of beerguy101
1/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pale yellow color. Large fizzy head. Aroma is fizzy yellow beer, corn and medicinal. First off I think Hinano is Tahitian for Budweiser. It's a typical fizzy yellow lager. Kind of harsh. So, I added a beer from Tahiti to my list. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is harsh. Aftertaste is bitter. Bad stuff. Avoid if possible.

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Photo of jcalabre
1.61/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

OK, it's from Tahiti, that's all that's unique about it. Maybe it's a notch above Buttwiper, at best. If your passion is to try beers from all over the world, this one will allow you to check Tahiti off your list. Otherwise, save your money and buy a decent beer.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
2.81/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a clear, straw color with a white head and good lacing. The aroma has a bit of hops, but the majority is a grainy smell. The flavor is a bit grainy, a bit sweet, with a light hop flavor. It is light bodied, refreshing, and easy drinking; that is really all there is to this offering. Got this one from STUBOB's sis, who brought it back from Tahiti.

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Photo of BeerManDan
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a light golden yellow with average foam and very little lace. The smell was pleasant but nothing outstanding. The taste had a sort of spicy tangy flavor that had a mild bitterness in the finish. Not what I would buy again, but worth drinking if I were in Tahiti. BUT since it French, not thanks, for now!

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.8/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am sure that the ambience of the Island of Bora Bora had a lot to do with just how good this beer is. But that said. This lager is very much like a pilsner with a moderate hop flavor. It pours very golden and very clear. The head is white and bubbly and short lived. The nose is average with some malt. The taste was a dry malt with just a hint hops. This beer was extremely refreshing after along hard day of snorkeling in the reefs that surround Bora Bora. I drank an awful lot of this beer while we were there on our honeymoon and it was the perfect beer for that environment. I sure wish I could get it here. If there is anything I can recommend is trying this beer, on beech in Bora Bora watching the sunset. This is part of a whole experience and not just a beer.

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Photo of Mark
3.46/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Once upon a time I thought this beer was beer heaven. Of course there was very little better beer even being made at the time. I also was indulging on the beautiful island of Bora Bora, what the hell wouldn't taste great! Sometimes this beer is available in my area and I pick some up for nostaligic feelings. A typical light lager that can be refreshing on a hot day. Pure white head and lacing was nice, smooth and there are some hops in there.One improvement in the last few years is that this beer now comes in brown rather than green bottles. I thought XlPerro's review was a bit harsh but then this beer is the key to so many great memories.

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Hinano from Brasserie de Tahiti S.A.
67 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.
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