Friday, December 27, 2013

Huda - Vietnam - 9/7/2011

The Low Down.
40 degrees Celsius, 106% Humidity, mosquitoes by the millions, and the gentle smell of people dumping their rubbish into the "perfume" river. Hue is one of the most amazing places in the world, and certainly my favorite city in all of Vietnam.

Huda is brewed just north of the town and is famous, there’s even a Vegas style neon sign over the river. In recent years the Huda brewery has been picked up by Carlsberg, but I don't think it has impacted the quality or flavour. The local competitor is called Festival, I reviewed that too, but couldn't be bothered writing it up, Huda is that much better.

Huda is one of the most drinkable beers in Asia. Make sure you spend at least an extra day in Hue, because you will be sleeping off at least 1 big night.

Packaging: 7/10
A recognisable 2D logo with only the slightest hint of red on green,  colours that can be difficult to combine without the result looking like it should only come out at Christmas.
Refreshment: 10/10
Unmatched. This is the perfect mix of carbonation. Icy goodness and sweet flavour.
Flavour 7/10:
You know I can't even tell, with the weather how it was, I don’t think I took even a second to taste it.
Alcohol Content: 8/10
4.9%. Quite good for a session beer.
Price: 10/10
$1.20, and that’s for a 500ml. Beer is cheaper than bottled water in some parts of Vietnam.

Total: 42/50

Drink this. There’s a little restaurant right in town called "Hot Tuna" (Yes, like the beach wear from the 80s and 90s) and everything on their menu works with this beer. I know, I've tried.