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Hahn Brewing Co. Pty. Ltd.
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #202
Ranked #30,671
2.64 | pDev: 21.97%
May 26, 2021
Apr 09, 2002
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2.85 by Daneve76 from Australia on May 26, 2021
2.68 by Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia on Sep 23, 2014
3 by Siddhartharora from United Arab Emirates on Jul 19, 2014
2.75 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 24, 2013
2.75 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Oct 29, 2013
2.5 by djbx from Australia on Oct 20, 2013
2.75 by EBeckett3 from New Jersey on Aug 10, 2013
1 by beerbtl from California on Jun 24, 2013
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2.74/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by soju6 from Missouri

A: Pours a pale golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt, some fruit and grain.

T: Taste of mild malt sweetness, trace of fruit and grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, smooth and a bit refreshing.

O: Not a bad beer for what it is, another Euro Lager in an ocean of lager beers.

Jun 03, 2013
2.75 by magpieken from Australia on Apr 08, 2013
1.75 by BILF from Israel on Mar 01, 2013
3 by magnusdave from New York on Feb 26, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by SmashPants from Australia

Bottle: standard 330mL green bottle with a better-than-average macro label.

Appearance: just about right for a pilsener - light-to-mid golden amber with a steady stream of carbonation and a limited head that settles to a film.

Aroma: a strong smell of bitter grains, with little in the way of hops to counter it.

Taste: a pleasant surprise after the aroma. The bitterness has been replaced by a slightly sweet grain and some floral and grass hops. Quite nice, and certainly refreshing.

Aftertaste: both the floral hops and sweet grains linger quite nicely. This is a good sessional, but could also be had quietly over a good conversation.

Mouth feel: light-to-medium in body with perfect carbonation for the style. Easy drinking - certainly goes down well with food or by itself.

Overall: not a bad beer at all. If you compare it to the standard XXXX, VB and New - which you can since they are all roughly the same price - I think this one takes the cake. Not the greatest beer in the world, but it never sets out to be. A good all-rounder.

Jan 19, 2013
1.75 by dansmcd from Australia on Jan 11, 2013
2.5 by Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2012
2.5 by cdwil from Texas on Dec 30, 2011
2.5 by jjkatter from Australia on Dec 28, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by BeerSingh from India

Well, this one tasted more like a Euro Pale than an American Adjunct. Poured a clear straw colour with an inch of lathery head into a pils glass. As expected, the head did not last more than 30 seconds. Smell was of pale malt, leafy, grassy with a wee bit note of hops. Tasted fairly malty upfront, adjunctless (no graininess in taste) with a metallic finish leading to bitterness (not from hops though). The finish is clean and crisp, making it ideal for hot and sunny days. Other than that, nothing much to write home about.

Nov 26, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by istarilord from Hawaii

Pale yellow with a medium head, standard standard lager appearance. Fairly strong malty smell on opening bottle, slightly metallic as time goes on but no skunkiness. Pleasant smell for a cheap lager, actually.

Flavor is medium bodied, fairly easy to drink, standard lager fare all around. A bit malty, easier to drink than not.

Apr 12, 2010
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2.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by ADZA from Australia

Well what can i say but this is definately not my most favourite of the hahn beers but definately not the worst it pours a standard australian golden lager colour and on the nose i can smell quite wet,grassy,hoppy characteristics quite similar to a freshly cut lawn,this beer is well carbonated as you would expect and on tasting this beer i definatley am glad i didnt pay any money for it,quite a watery tasting beer with a little malt and hop finish and has a slightly horrilbe aftertaste that doesnt make you reach for more.

Jul 03, 2009
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2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Stavage from Australia

The beer poured with a fairly decent head thought it was mostly gone after a few sips. As typical of your standard Australian lager the colouring was fairly pale and clear.

The aroma wasn't particularly strong, a grassy smell with maybe a hint of hops.

The beer had a crisp clean bitterness initially but the flavour quickly dissipated away to almost nothing. I thought I may have detected a slightly metallic aftertaste but it was so faint that I can't be sure.

In the mouth it feels quite light and is well carbonated.

Overall not a beer I'd drink for the love of beer. Nothing complex about it to stimulate my senses. It goes down the throat easily enough and there was nothing unpleasant about it but it's marketed as a premium beer and it has the price of a premium beer and for that you want something better than not being unpleasant.

Apr 19, 2009
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3.45/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by HardcoreKeith from Florida

Australia's masterfully crafted Hahn Premium in green bottle, poured into mug.
A: Gold, fizzy, head's gone in a second.
S: Actually some hops in there somewhere. Bottle says Hersbrucker.
T: Not bad, like Heineken. A touch of hops.
M: Fizzy, thin. Lawnmower.
D: Sure, chuggable.

May 08, 2008
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2.7/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by jspruit from Denmark

Bought this from O'Neills off-license in celebration of Australia Day here in Ireland. It says that it is a 'premium' beer.

Drank this straight out of the bottle so I can't really comment too accurately on the pour, but I don't imagine that I missed much based on the other's reviews.

Golden yellow color like most macro lagers of this type. Not too much of a smell or aroma really.

A bit of bitterness and chemical sweetness too that would expect from a macro lager-but it isn't too off-putting.

Plenty of carbonation, but not really too full. I tried this along with the VB and I actually do prefer this I think-although I don't really know that I would be able to tell them apart too much in a blind taste test to be honest.

I could see how you could drink plenty of these if you wanted to as they go down easy. I think that I will continue to try and find a decent Aussie beer though instead.

Jan 31, 2008
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3.69/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Cs1987 from Australia

Appearance - Fairly yellow, like most Australian lagers. Has a small head which vanishes very quickly.

Smell - Quite strong for a lager. Very hoppy.

Taste - A fair bit more tasty and "colourful" than your average lager. The malt is fairly apparent, and the hops stand out quite a lot and taste great.

Mouthfeel - Not very carbonated, but the bitterness level is very good.

Drinkability - There is nothing about this beer that won't put you off a second, third, fourth (well, however many you plan to have really), and it is also interesting enough to keep you coming back for more.

Overall - I do think this beer justifies its "Premium" tag, since it is probably my favourite popular Australian lager. However, it is still fairly expensive, and many people (including myself) would usually buy a slightly more expensive ale instead.

Jun 09, 2007
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3.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by LittleCreature from Australia

Appearance - 3.5
A little darker than average for a lager, you could even call it a bit peachy. 1 finger of head disappeared quickly.

Smell - 3.5
Had to really suck it in to determine any smell at all. No nasty smells to speak of, a little hops, nothing too interesting.

Taste - 3.0
A little more interesting than your average lager. A bit of hoppiness and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Quite fizzy and reasonably light.

Drinkability - 3.5
This would be easy to drink as a session beer. It's more interesting than many lagers but just as easy to drink.

I would definitely recommend this beer over Crown Lager, as it is generally cheaper and a better beer. More interesting Aussie beers can be bought for a similar price, but I would definitely choose this over most mainstream lagers.

I thought I'd re-visit this beer as it was actually a step towards craft beer for me (my previous go to beer was Carlton Cold, *shudders*).

Appearance - 3.0

Smell - 3.0

Taste - 3.0

Mouthfeel - 3.5

Drinkability - 3.5

A basic, but above average macro lager. Not a great deal of flavour, but there is still a pleasant herbal hop character and lingering bitterness that lift it above the Tooheys and Carlton crew.

May 10, 2007
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3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by vancurly from Australia

Pale gold, yellow. Nice tight frothy head, no bead. Keeps a thin tight head, leaving some nice lace.
Fresh, grassy hop nose, with a metallic note.
Crisp, vegetal, gingery hop flavour, Grainy aftertaste, mild bitterness, not much overt maltiness evident. Medium bodied mouthfeel, which tends to drain away with little malt body or cloyingness.
A good session beer for a warm day.

Jul 25, 2006
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1.56/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by laituegonflable from Australia

Pours a light golden colour... It's so standard-looking it isn't funny. I've reviewed a few more beers that look the same because they're all so standard and lagery. This one, however, loses half a point. Because it's supposed to be a premium beer and it's so nothing special. At least not in appearance.

Nose is not particularly nice, it has to be said. It just smells adjuncty, unpleasantly bitter and...well, sort of dusty. Dusty, you say? Yes, that's the best word up with which I can come. It's not very nice, anyway.

Taste is incredibly average. I remember at one stage this beer was actually quite mouth-bleedingly horrible, but I guess my palatte has matured somewhat since then; the taste isn't disgustoid but my God it's pretty watery. Considering how much kudos this beer has around the plebs of Australian beer-drinking, it's a huge disappointment. I would have expected at least some really unpleasant baked beans-esque aftertaste or something, but there's just nothing to speak of. It's another standard lager. Hooray for Hahn Premium. For being boring.

Feb 02, 2006
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2.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BeerNutta from Australia

Hahn Premium. One of the big Australian premiums. Why? I don't know.

A = Golden yellow coloured. Thick white foam head.

S = Grassy/ Hoppy aroma

T = A bit heavy handed in my opinion. There is a heavy grass taste that gets accenuated by the bitterness.

M = A bit overly carbonated. Hurt my tongue a little.

D = A bit expensive for an aussie beer. Better aussie beers out there.

Aug 15, 2005
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2.29/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by jarmby1711 from Australia

Hahn Premium used to be better than this.
Its a light clear yellow with a pur white head that doeant hang around for long.
It smell is uniform not particularly pleasant and is of hard water.
Tastes uniform with a stale nut overtone.
Its a hot day round the BBQ beer

Jun 19, 2005
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2.31/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by watermelonman from California

I haven't been a big fan of this sort of lager, but I've had far better than this. Almost a hint of rice taste. It was a bit stinky at first. I warmed up to it, but was left far from impressed.

This could be Heineken's long lost brother, although I think it should probably stay lost.

Feb 13, 2004
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3.72/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by joecast from Australia

the label read hersbrucker hops which must be working overtime giving a fresh grassy aroma.
pours super clear with a stable white foam layer.
clean crisp taste and a similair finish. a good refreshing beer.
nice, as good as any other australian premium, maybe better. very enjoyable

Jan 07, 2004
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1.76/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by ChrisBowers from Virginia

What exactly makes this "premium" I will never know. On the upside, it has more hops to it than an american macro-swill, but it smells awful. The taste is ok if its ice cold and you're really thirsty. Otherwise, stay away. There are far better beers in Australia. Go with a Tooheys or a Cascade. Much better brews.

On a positive note, Hahn's commercials are hilarious.

Dec 11, 2003
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2.44/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by diablo14 from Illinois

one of the better so called 'premium lagers' going around from aussie macros, its still ordinary to say the least. how this won best beer overall at the a.i.b.a in 1999 is beyond me. well maybe not, it just shows how little oz drinkers know about good beer.

great looking lager, i must say that. brilliant golden color with one of the best heads youll see on a glass of beer. thick, creamy, vivid white, and stays about finger size all the way down. its all downhill from there unfortunately. nothing too exciting about the smell. very basic hints of malt and floral hops, but theres that yukky macro aroma that rings in early. taste about the same, although it doesnt have that raspy bitterness which does make it reasonably drinkable. passable finish for an australian lager, its got a fair hoppiness on the back palate, but nothing to write home about. the most interesting thing about this beer is the crazy bubble action it gets. no shit its like watching sea snakes on speed. thers jets going everywhere. at least it does give this brew a crisp element.

thers not much else to say here tho really other than this is just another nondescript aussie lager that doesnt bear consumption unless by all means necessary. thank goodness chuck hahns moved on to james squire since he first brewed this. admittedly before tooheys bought him out this was a better beer than it is now. but what do you expect when a macro gets involved?

Nov 15, 2003
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1.69/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by TheLongBeachBum from California

Presentation: A rather unique looking green 375ml (12.7 fl.oz.) bottle, which has a fetching “hour-glass” figure and embossed features. Advertised as 5% ABV, and with a ‘Packaged on Date of 22/10/02” ink-jet printed in dot-matrix format on the glass neck.

Appearance: A pale yellow, totally clear body with a massive frothy foam like head that leaves a strong thick lacing as the air bubbles inside the expanded head collapse revealing a crystalline white sponge on the surface. Looks OK.

Nose: Sweet with some hints of pilsner malts and err, erm, well, erm, that’s it really.

Taste: An immediate, almost sickly, butterscotch affrays the mouth and puts me off, as well as a grimace on my face. Some cloying pilsner-like malt in the middle and a feint hoppiness in the end, which has all the strength of a signal from the far reaches of the known Universe.

Mouthfeel: Below average, just like the beers appeal.

Drinkability: Glad I only bought the single bottle from the broken 6-Pack Shelf.

Overall: Shite. That's probably why they ship the stuff North to a Continent far, far away. Australians probably piss themselves laughing after drinking Imported beer whilst thinking that some stupid Overseas beer geek is drinking theirs. There again, maybe they piss into funky shaped green glass bottles.

Advertised as Australia's Premium Beer – figures!

Sep 04, 2003
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2.99/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by beerguy101 from California

Available at Trader Joe's in case anyone is loking for it. Nice summer beer. Gold color, large head. A light bodied lager. Bright and fresh tasting. Light malts and bright hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly bitter. A nice refreshing beer.

Aug 20, 2003
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2.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Anonmatel from Australia

It's amazing that a brewer like Chuck Hahn can make some great beers when he wants to, then again when he wants to he can put some utter crap on the market (Hahn Ice).
Hahn Premium sits somewhere in the middle of all his beers. Decent hoppy flavour, Nice clean finish. A semi-decent mass produced lager at best. But for the price of this beer don't even think about buying it, you can get much better quality from his other brands than this.

Feb 15, 2003
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3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rastaman from England

A decent Aussie premium, with at least abit of hop and malt character, still, only reserved for suits with a deep pocket who don't like to "taste" their beer.

Apr 09, 2002
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