333 Premium Export Beer | Saigon Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soulgrowl on 09-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,528
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
60
pDev:
23.67%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of Simon212
2.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
2.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.03/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first in Ho Chi Minh, August 13th, 2017. Everything a Macro should be. Light, crisp, and refreshing, with hints of hops.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
2.43/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml pull-tab can from a minimart in Hanoi. Cost was below $0.50 USD. 5.30% ABV. Brief impressions below:

Has an odd adjuncty sweetness to it, bending it towards syrupy. Definitely artificial in terms of flavour. Cheap malt syrup, metallic off-flavour, pils/pale malts. No noticeable hop character.

Overcarbonated. Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied (where it ought to be light-bodied).

Drinkable as a budget brew when it's cold. Most Vietnamese canned beers seem to blend together with few distinctive characteristics, but this is recognizably a notch below the norm.

High D+ (2.50) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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July 11th, 2016: 2nd can purchased in Hoi An. Sabeco owns Bia Saigon, apparently.

The abnormally slender hole left by the pull-tab once opened allows less beer through than most cans, which is something of a Godsend seeing how ghastly this is.

Sweet malt syrup, adjunct (corn, rice, who cares?), stale barley. Too sweet, too simple, and certainly shallow. There's no intricacy or depth of flavour here at all, and nothing really to come for save for the 5.30% ABV (which I'll grant is above average for regional lagers, and isn't badly disguised).

Not a beer I intend to revisit unless economy demands it, even at its reasonable-by-Western-standards price. Drinkable enough, to be fair. We've all had worse, but it's still pretty poor fare.

D / AVOID

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Photo of Squire
2.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beer-fan-1
1.67/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of 54V4G3
2.03/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dsauter
2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of innominat
2.91/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HoppitySam
2.05/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Run of the mill American Adjunct Lager with nothing special to write about. It's pure refreshment. And at 4.6-4.9% ABV, you can drink enough on a hot Vietnam day until you get a headache. The aftertaste was sour and unfulfilling as are all beers of this style.

Interesting that the can says "Best served between 10-15 C (50-59 F)...Are they kidding!? That would make yucky beer taste horrible. Serve as cold as you can, 35-40F. If about 50F, hold your nose.

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Photo of Homebrew
3.31/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcusack
1.42/5  rDev -42%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Nothing to write home about. Very average lager, though on a hot muggy day that's all You need in S.E.A

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Photo of W_Des
2.43/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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. Bonus: in some of the villages in Vietnam you can get this delivered by the case to your home. But seriously just don't let this get warm.

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Photo of Sixpoint
2.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AgentMunky
2.14/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 33cL can into a glass in Hanoi.
2.5/2.25/2/2.5/2
Two fingers of head churn and settle. Clear effervescent yellow. It smells like sweet adjuncts and a whiff of isoamyl acetate.
It tastes..not good. Weird and sweet and sticky-fresh cheap grain. More like Bud Light than most rice lagers. Even the aftertaste is sort of acrid and unpleasant. Not recommended.

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Photo of Piano88s
1.58/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Tastes and smells like 1 step above a bud light. Very Bad!

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

Experienced in : Saigon
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

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2.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +22.4%

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333 Premium Export Beer from Saigon Beer Company
Beer rating: 2.45 out of 5 with 60 ratings