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Friday, June 03, 2005

BOTD: "33" Export

Today we have for our enjoyment a bottle of “33” Export. This beer comes to us all the way from Vietnam. You know the old wounds of war have healed when you start importing beer from them. There are still many who will be tormented for the rest of their lives, but as two nations I believe we have moved on.

Maybe the 33 stands for the number of ingredients.Posted by Hello

Okay, on to the beer. All the Vietnamese beers that I have seen have all come in brown glass and not a one of them has been skunky. This “33” Export is no different. There is a bit of age to the taste, which is to be expected as they don’t overnight the stuff, but no skunkiness. That’s good, and that’s about all that’s good. It’s just missing something. It’s not quite anything. It’s not a flavorless beer, it’s just hard to pin down. Almost as if they made this lager with a little bit of everything and it’s just not working.

Brewery: BGI Tien Gang (Fosters)
Year: unknown
Style: Lager
Origin: Vietnam
Rating: Poor
Recommendation: If you need to be able to say you’ve had Vietnamese beer then okay.


At June 04, 2005 3:15 AM, Blogger The Evil Jeremy. said...

I had some 33 from Pace-High, and was similarly unimpressed. Hue remains the gold standard,

At June 05, 2005 8:30 PM, Blogger The Gas Guy said...

Wow, we let them kick us out of their jungle shithole and sell us crappy beer? That's positively French of us.


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