Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hite - South Korea 18-3-11

The Low Down:
Hite, form South Korea, looks like it should be toothpaste. It claims to be "Cool and Fresh!" It comes with a silver blue white and orange label. It really is the toothpaste of the beer world.

Sadly, inside, it isn't minty at all, and seems very lite. I Guess that means that Hite, is lite, but not shite.

The Bottle does have science on it, with a pretty bottle opener thermal patch to advise you of the correct drinking temperature, and for a lager style beer, this actually has a fair amount of flavour.

It has a light fruitiness on the finish that makes it one of the better Asian lagers.




Packaging: 8/10
The packaging definitely grew on me. The McLean's layout plus science is a great combo.
Refreshment: 6/10
Light on alcohol, but also light on carbonation.
Flavour 7/10:
Lagerish, with a few hops and a little fruit to back it up.
Alcohol Content: 4/10
4.5%. Not amazing, but it probably doesn't need to be any higher. However KimChi, the fermented cabbage staple of Korean cuisine, is probably an easier way to get drunk.
Price: 9/10
$1.30. Disclaimer, I didn't pay for this beer, but a case at Dan Murphys is $29 so I'm rounding up. This actually makes it epically cheap.
Total: 34/50

Conclusion:
Instead of my traditional drinking from the bottle pose for the final pic in the series, I decided to go with this. This man is a Beer connoisseur so we cant show you his face on Television.(the Internet) This is actually a clause in the Australian Dental Association code of ethics, but I digress. This beer is an excellent example of what you can get in Asia if you are looking for something that stands out for the right reasons.
Cheers.