Saigon Export | Saigon Beer Company

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222 Ratings
Saigon ExportSaigon Export
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saigon Beer Company
Viet Nam
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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by slitherySOB on 01-27-2005

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#44,689
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
222
pDev:
19.93%
 
 
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Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some grains. Taste is of malts, some grains, light sweetness, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer that exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.37/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy, lightly biscuit malt, grassy hops and light apple. Flavor is grainy malt, grassy hops, a little lemon and apple. Light graininess and grassiness in the finish. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A straightforward adjunct lager with the typical malt and light hopping. Perhaps a little more graininess and less sweetness than a domestic one, which makes it a little coarser, but also a bit more interesting. Finish is a little sharp, which is not expected from this style, which usually finishes . A satisfactory Asian adjunct lager that is forgettable.

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Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Aptosblue
2.62/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Run of the mill. You've likely had a light beer exactly like this one unless you were born yesterday. Can't see myself buying this one on purpose unless a place has a limited selection.

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Photo of Nuggetz
2.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WickedBeer
2.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
2.69/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah... this is the Bud of Vietnam. Which is fine, you know? When I go to the Bunny Ranch in Nevada, I know I’m not going to get the best; so when I pop open a Vietnamese lager, one kind of has to take on the same mentality. Light, minimal hop, grainy... it’s not metalic though.

Cool.

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Photo of BdM
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.29/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of geryeb624
3.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sokol_1993
2.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Everydayoff
2.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had a bottle in Dalat, Vietnam.

Clear gold in color with white foam on top.

The aroma and taste of grainy malt and grass with a little yeasty sourness.

Clean and crisp Lager to go for spicy food pairing.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
2.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monkist
4/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is already quite well known that the American Adjunct Lager is immensely popular in Asia, to such an extent that you will find this as a staple beer in most of the Asian countries, some are better, some are pess impressive.
Now this Saigon Export is actually quite nicely brewed, knows all an American Adjunct should - smooth, refreshing and tasty. No bad aftertaste, no strong corn flavor, almost no bitterness, acceptable amount of carbonation.
I enjoy drinking this far away from Asia or its origin, the US - the beer is consumable enough to stand firm on its own, regardless of its simplicity, cheapness and lack of fame.

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Photo of leitmotif
2.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of delegeferenda
3.4/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best drunk in Vietnam with a bánh mì Sài Gòn, this is a good solid lager. Pairs perfectly with hot, humid weather.

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Photo of YvesB
2.69/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mishi_d
1.26/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BlackVeg
3.16/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Antyk
2.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DanielCole
2.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BucBasil
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.56/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Review: 355ml Bottle of Saigon Export: ABV: 4.9%

There is some rice in this with a dab of malt, or so they say…..

On pour, we get a nice clear light golden colour, looks fantastic, bubbling along with some decent carbonation.
A nice decent frothy white head that sticks around, a small bit of lacing. A good looking beer……………

On the nose I get a lovely beery smell, very piercing aroma of the rice but nice, with traces of lemon. Not a bad aroma…….

On taste, actually not much to taste at all, very very watery

A bit hoppy, with a light bitter aftertaste, but its slight

Very watery, did I say how watery it is!

Cant really taste the alcohol…..but on second thoughts I did find some alcohol and tastes of grain in the second bottle…..

Overall not great, a pretty shit light bodied beer…..and I found it hard to drink it…..its not terrible, just nothing to hold it all together…some flavour or tastes would be nice, instead of water masquerading as a beer………

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Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.71 out of 5 with 222 ratings