Saigon Export
Saigon Beer Company

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From:
Saigon Beer Company
 
Vietnam
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #148
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
66
Ranked #29,792
Avg:
2.78 | pDev: 20.5%
Ratings:
264
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 01, 2022
Added:
Jan 27, 2005
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  37
SCORE
66
Poor
Saigon ExportSaigon Export
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Ratings by Dino1018:
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Dino1018 from New York

Nov 09, 2019
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2.8 by misteil from Ireland on May 01, 2022
 
2.93 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Jan 22, 2022
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3.28/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 8/27/19, so over 2 years old. Ouch.

Looks okay. Clear golden yellow body with slow streams of carbonation. Small white head shrinks to a thin ring and faint covering, no lacing.

Not much on the nose, good or bad.

On tasting, it's clean and goes down easy. Slightly sweet, but no real taste to it.

Mouth below medium, finish clean, a little sweet and drying.

Overall, doesn't taste bad at all, and it's not watery. Just doesn't taste like much of anything.

Oct 30, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +72.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Bia Saigon Export has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly gold appearance, with lots of roiling white chunks, throughout. Some lacing is evident. The aroma is of biscuit. The flavor is similar, with sweetness and noticeable grassy hop bitterness. Bia Saigon Export has a medium body and a crisp finish.

RJT

Sep 25, 2021
 
3.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany on Jul 15, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BergBeer from Hawaii

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a shaker pint

Look: Crystal clear pale gold with a thick white head

Smell: Bright and crackers. Clean with a touch of hops.

Taste: Bigger bodied then I expected. But still light and refreshing. The bread note is amped up here form most Asian lagers. The hops are bitter but smooth. There is quite a lot of complexity here.

Feel: Medium bodied. Clean. Refreshing. Quenching. Mild bitterness. No alcohol. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Worth a shot if you see it.

Jul 11, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by Killgora

Honestly one of the best beers from Asian I've had. Very easy drinking, and simple tasting. If you are looking for a flavorful or enriching beer this will not make the cut, but if you are in an Asian food mart or liquor store that carries it I say give it a taste especially if you like rice beers from Asia. I would say it is better than Asahi personally. I would defiantly buy again. Plus it's got a pretty cool cap.

Jun 07, 2021
 
2.81 by JTuomi from Finland on Apr 23, 2021
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3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

It is ok, very much in line with the style. Had tons of similar beers in college before getting into micro brews. Been too long, can't really compare with any of them but seems very similar. Good with a meal, flavors won't be competing with food. Interesting that I could find a beer from Vietnam.

Jan 24, 2021
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2.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by Danzifer from Ohio

Beer from Vietnam. Pours straw yellow, a bit of floaty sediment, zero head. Smells okay. Tastes is a bit lackluster. Obviously simple ingredients, barley, malt, hops. (Hopefully piss isn't an ingredient) I've had worse but if you had nothing else I guess this still counts as beer.

Nov 05, 2020
 
2.75 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Aug 25, 2020
 
3.73 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Jul 26, 2020
 
2.71 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Apr 24, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I always get excited when my local, in-person trader, @tone77 stops by! Not only does he drop off a load of new CANs, but he also somehow manages to find obscure imports, in both Bottles & CANs. It takes me a while to get pics taken, resized & approved since so many of them have very few, if any reviews & no approved pic. 8=O This was one of his Bottles.

From the Bottle: "Bier * Biere * Birra * Beer* Bia".

I Pop!ped the cap & started a slow, gentle C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. This responded by forming just better than a finger of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white had with modest retention, slowly falling away to wisps. Color was a Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was sweet, but not necessarily from corn as an adjunct. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium, solid for a Lager. The taste was sweet, but I just was not getting corn. I don't know what they used as extenders/ adjuncts, but I would swear that corn was not among them. Still, it was a bit too sweet for my taste. There was a profound lack of bitterness, despite them listing: "Ingredients: water, barley malt, cereal, hops". Hmm. Rice, perhaps? That's a fairly neutral extender. I was baffled, but not off-put as I often am by others in this deeply-flawed style. Finish was semi-sweet, but I just could not identify the adjunct(s). An interesting novelty & if it is CANned, I will happily return to it for a re-review. YMMV.

Apr 24, 2020
 
3.15 by smi69 from New York on Apr 19, 2020
 
2.6 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2020
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2.69/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: yeast bread crisp finish, thin mouthfeel, gassy aftertaste. Fermented grain nose. bright brassy gold hue, crystal hue, tall soapy head, not much lace. light body. A little watery for my taste.

Dec 28, 2019
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4.99/5  rDev +79.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

Awesome Beer!
Anytime I get the opportunity to try a Beer from around the globe, I get excited. Globe trotting Brews are one of the many ways to experience life in another country. Beer is important around the world. It brings us all together at one table, and through food and drink we become much closer. Lets begin with the look. Poured into a tulip glass reveals a bright clear Gold. Nice bubbles and minimum cap. Lacing is good. Swirl test, I get a tad bit of head but nothing much. Moving on to smell. In the nose, I get the typical European Lager smell. More yeasty and Malty than what you expect from a German Pilsner. Soft on the nose. Like many High quality beers, I find that the aroma is not pungent. Now Lets talk about the taste. At first sip, I am in love! On the top Sweet and creamy with a marriage of Rice and Barley Malt. The adjunct plays nicely in this brew. The middle is yeasty and euro malt goodness. Good bit of Body that takes you to the finish. The end is a hint of hops, not spicy like a pilsner. Just a slight clean up. Flavor is simular to many great euro lagers, but has its own character sweetness. Now for Feel. I love the Body this beer has. Its Creamy and silky. Nice bite from the carbonation. this is a satisfying Beer! Overall, Fine take on a Euro Lager and in my opinion, better than Stella Artois.

Dec 15, 2019
 
2.86 by Zylod from West Virginia on Dec 14, 2019
 
2.75 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Nov 04, 2019
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3.3/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

Hot day, cold Saigon! Nice brew. It isnt fancy and has virtually no hops but it is good.

Oct 07, 2019
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2.79/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by FLima from Brazil

Golden color with a thick thin head.
Aroma with mild notes of adjuncts sweetness.
Flavor with notes of malt sweetness, mild spicy hops, lime drops and ginger. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness
Light body with good carbonation.
Very refreshing Adjunct Lager, with enough spicy and floral hops to balance it.

Oct 02, 2019
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3.61/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jadpsu from Georgia

LOOK: Pours a clear light gold color with a full 2-3 finger white tight head that demonstrates some decent retention as well as some decent side glass lace. Good looking appearance.
AROMA: Grass, corn husk and some sweet malts.
TASTE: Again, get some sweet malts and sweetgrass grains. Much better than expected. A smooth,refreshing tasty lager.
I can not recall if I had one of these in my Viet Nam tour in 68-69. This was better than any part of my tour!

Sep 26, 2019
 
3.51 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Jul 11, 2019
 
3.5 by PositivePest from New York on Jun 29, 2019
 
2.5 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
 
3.27 by Eman17 from Illinois on May 26, 2019
 
2.25 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on May 12, 2019
 
2.78 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine on Apr 22, 2019
 
2.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Apr 17, 2019
 
2.43 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Mar 23, 2019
 
3.75 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana on Mar 15, 2019
 
3.18 by SpaethJam from New York on Feb 21, 2019
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3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a clear yellow color. smell is corn and rice with lemon citrus and malt. Taste follows nose a grain and malt finish. crisp with carbonation as it should be . Drinkable for the style refreshing with a meal.

Feb 08, 2019
 
2.26 by icemanls4 from Switzerland on Jan 28, 2019
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3.15/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Nass from Florida

A nice classy looking label but there is no bottled on date to speak of. There is plenty of streaming bubbles floating up to the glass. The taste is sort of sweet but nothing offputting like corn syrup, it's clean & refreshing. The taste is cracker, some grains, some malts, some clean well water. Well i'm glad to say that I was able to try a beer that was made in Vietnam. Cheers! B-

Jan 20, 2019
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2.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25
by mintzmeet from Washington

Nice malty sweetness. Not bad at all! Corn syrup? Hope not. Somewhat sweet, but there's also a nice licorice type bite to it. Unsurprisingly good combined with a meal with fish sauce. Golden body. Smell is mild. Grainy.

Jan 16, 2019
 
3.59 by seockchan from Korea (South) on Jan 10, 2019
 
2.47 by Robertas from Lithuania on Dec 19, 2018
Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 264 ratings