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Saigon Beer Company
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #251
Ranked #29,212
2.52 | pDev: 23.41%
Nov 04, 2023
Sep 29, 2006
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Rated: 3.25 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Nov 04, 2023
Rated: 3.77 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

2.81/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Provided during a dinner show at the Majestic in Saigon, poured from the can.

The beer pours a golden amber color with a frothy white head and light lacing. The frothy head dissipated pretty quickly and head retention was fair at best. So this isn't a very impressive looking beer. On the nose things didn't get much better, as I picked up sweet canned corn and maybe some light cereal grains. The flavor profile was just more of the same in this lightweight beer, with the sweet corn flavor dominating. The beer is pretty watery, with at most some light bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is undetectable, and frankly I was surprised to see the abv. listed as 5.3 (would have guessed less).

This is a pretty unimpressive beer. Inoffensive is probably the best thing I can say about it.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Beer-Tanker from Taiwan

2.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
(Review from 330ml can)
Light golden colour with little to no head. No distinguish smell with little floral after taste. Just another normal Asian lager in the market. On a positive note, it does go well with Vietnamese food which are mostly rich in flavour
Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by hopeatinlop from Japan

3.47/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
can purchased from an import store in tokyo. poured into a ceramic mug.

immediately intrigued by the first sip: a bold, rice-y flavor. perhaps because it was my first "rice" beer, but it left a strong impression. very interesting and memorable.
Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 2.09 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 3.02 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 2.57 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Feb 19, 2020
Rated: 2 by IRONRakkasan from California

Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.51/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A fresh, kind of crisp lager is what this is. Smells okay, no foul tones, on the contrary, it is welcoming enough to make you want to taste it - and when you do, you don’t regret it. It is very alright for an adjunct (?) lager! No bitterness or metallic aftertaste whatsoever, very drinkable, very refreshing with mild carbonation. The japanese should try to imitate American Adjuncts instead of making a riced up German lager... this is way better.
Jul 31, 2019
Rated: 3.05 by brew-Ed from Texas

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

2.82/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
From a can in Vietnam. Pours a golden color with a half inch of white head. Sweet grass smell. Medium feel, a little more substantial than other Vietnamese beers. Malt forward taste, dry on finish. My experience seems better than others, I guess if you find this fresh and drink it as cold as possible it's not bad.
Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 2.5 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Apr 19, 2018
Rated: 2.71 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Oct 16, 2017
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Rated by patre_tim from Thailand

3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
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.
Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by Oidmoe from Austria

Jan 12, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2016
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

2.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Drank from a can on An Bang beach outside of Hoi An Vietnam. Accompanied a meal of steamed clams ,fried fish and stir fried morning glory. Our go to spot hosted by the lovely Tuyet. Have enjoyed this many times.
Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -8.7%
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

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.

Jun 24, 2016
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