Saigon Export | Saigon Beer Company

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67
poor
205 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Saigon ExportSaigon Export
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saigon Beer Company
Viet Nam
333beer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by slitherySOB on 01-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
96
Avg:
2.69
pDev:
20.07%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of BlueSpader
2.31/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sampled on 1/8/15. Comes in a heavy brown 12-ounce bottle (355ml) with foil at the top and over the cap. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in m beer cooler and poured in to a vinatge "MILLER HIGH LIFE" thumb-print globlet.

Brew pours a golden-yellow in color with a thinner off-white head. Spotty lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of would be expected of this type of brew, just of sweet corn and malts. Taste is close to the aroma with a hint of some rice and grass also. Slightly off taste, maybe from the water they use. Anyways, drinkable but nothing really special but I can say I had a beer from Viet Nam. Ha! Lighter-side of medium-bodied with good carbonation. Heard it called "The Bud of the Orient".

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Photo of beerimthere
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.68/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice head. Lager style beer with a rich mouthfeel and a strong vanilla flavour. Quite enjoyable if not a little clingy to the palate. Tastes stronger in alcohol than it is.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
1.65/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I’ll put his one in the category of "beer flavored water", No aroma, no taste, but amazingly mouthfeel feels about right. There isn’t much else to suggest this is actually beer, except for maybe the alcohol content.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yoann
2.71/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ramjet62
3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.36/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of wongchungyin
3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Light, zesty and refreshing. the aftertaste is fairly good. But lacked structure.

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Photo of ordybill
2.84/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC.
Aroma- light aroma of corn and malt
Appearance- The beer pours a clear yellow with a small white head.
Taste- Has a slightly off taste of rice and grass, not horrible
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- An OK beer, that is made for hot weather.

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Photo of Homebrew
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of frontalot
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tcusack
1.71/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

With all mass produced lagers Same same.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.15/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Saigon Export
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "EXP-120216"
$1.99 @ Cost Plus World Market, Arlington, VA

4.9% abv, made with rice as an adjunct. Basic foreign "Euro" lager with an interesting grassy hop component and a light touch of semi-tart apple-like fruitiness.

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Photo of W_Des
2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Perfect for Vietnam. On a hot muggy day which is most days drink this ice cold and pound multiple cans or bottles. You'll want to stay cool and also try to forget how damn hot it is. It's a typical lager similar to Heineken, Tsingtao, TIger etc.

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a mug so frosty it's opaque in Hoi An.
1.75/1.5/2.75/2.75/2.5
Limpid yellow with low carbonation and hilariously short lived head. It smells kind of musty and dank.
Either my standards have been shot to hell in SEA (yeah) or these beers are tastier than they have any right to be. Well carbonated, nearly crisp, with a strong malty sweetness that comes across almost fruity. The aftertaste is sharp and not entirely pleasant.
I wouldn't steer you away from this one.

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Photo of Sixpoint
2.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lukebell15
3.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AWA
2.29/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon Export from Saigon Beer Company
2.69 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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