Saigon Export
Saigon Beer Company

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Saigon Beer Company
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #174
Ranked #29,079
2.79 | pDev: 20.43%
Oct 15, 2023
Jan 27, 2005
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Ratings by GimmeAles:
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Reviewed by GimmeAles from Washington

2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a light, clear golden-straw color, and developes a decent, glutenous 1.5-finger head which receeds to a skim. Sparse lace left down the glass.

Aroma is weak, but of toatsed grain and a lageresque skunkiness. Flavour is of the same: toasted grains, suggestion of apricot and faint butter in the back.

Ligh carbornation punctuates a thin, crisp finish with a hint of hop-bitterness - actually not so bad for a macro-style Lager. Higher alcholol content (My can says %5.3) is pretty transparent. Nothing impressive, but not neccessarily off-putting either especially considering the rice content. Could easily drink a gallon without knowing it
Sep 17, 2006
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.19 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Oct 15, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle BBD 032923 (missed the black print on the neck in the store) poured into a shaker pint glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours bright light gold in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and island. The aroma is faint and resembles beer. The taste is semisweet pale malt with fruity hints and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good AAL, especially considering it's 18 months old.
Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 2.71 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 2.69 by BillyNoonan from Ireland

Aug 18, 2023
Rated: 2.7 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 2.77 by BalancingBrooms from California

Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 2.52 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a puffy head of white foam. The head fades rather fast, leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a grainy smell mixed with some caramel and a bit of hay. Along with these aromas comes notes of rice and harvest fruits. Overall, it is pretty light.
Taste – The taste starts out with a grainy and slightly bready taste mixed with a light caramel malt backbone flavor. Along with these flavors comes a bit of a paper and a light grassy hay and yeast taste. A touch of peach and a bit of toffee come toward the end, leaving one with a still rather crisp, and relatively mild taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is thin and light with a carbonation level that is average and middle of the road. For the style and the flavors, the feel is good and makes for a very easy sipper.
Overall – Ah an OK lager, but nothing too special. Worth a try. Bonus: Its my first brew from Vietnam.
Nov 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.84/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
March 2006: 330 ml bottle, in France. ABV is 4.9%. Golden colour, low head. Moderate corn and rice aroma, not unpleasant. Flavour has some alcoholic notes despite the moderate ABV, acceptable hops. Better than I feared.
Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 2.91 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 2.54 by MrJones07 from Spain

Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

2.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a crystal-clear body and a finger of frothy eggshell foam with pretty decent retention. Not bad!

Smell: malt is rather sweet and there's just a hint of the plasticy aroma I associate with certain adjuncts, but it's mostly pretty inoffensive.

Taste: similarly sweet malt but with some of that plasticy adjuncty thing I don't love; it also has a bit of a watery flavor going on. I mean, it's low flavor content is a saving grace if anything. There's a bit of bitterness, though, which isn't too bad.

Mouthfeel: light body but with a good carbonation and a surprisingly good creaminess.

Overall: inoffensive, but I'm unlikely to seek this out.
Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 2.96 by kirkgarner

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 2.8 by misteil from Ireland

May 01, 2022
Rated: 2.93 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.8/5  rDev +72%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.

Sep 25, 2021
Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
Beer rating: 66 out of 100 with 279 ratings