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Bier Hoi Lager Beer 24x 330ml Case $29 (4.3% Alcohol) @ Dan Murphy's

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Please be kind, first post.

I've not tried this before. but its a case of full strength beer for $29 from Dan Murphys. I see there was a previous deal at 33.90 so this is cheaper. They have stock in my area (Sydney)

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  • +17

    Great find! Keep them coming OP.

  • How does this compare to VB?
    Being a predominantly Vietnamese beverage.

    Have a Vietnamese uncle coming for the weekend and need a case of beer.

    • +2

      Not a very strong taste like vb.
      Not bad beer for the price.
      If your uncle is use to vietnam beer this would suit him

      • If you had to compare it to another brand what would it be?

        • +2

          Aldi's Rivet Lager. Which is not a bad beer at all. I found that I liked all the beers in Vietnam.

          • +1

            @imnotgoingtopayrrp: Wondering if Rivet is the same. Also brewed in Vietnam, most likely rebadged for Aldi..

            • +1

              @Franconian: Rivet is 4.6% and not dissimilar to VB imo. Must be very cold, like most lagers.

          • @imnotgoingtopayrrp: I've tried Rivet Gold and it was foul. Wouldn't try Rivet Lager. Don't think I'll try this one either.

            • @poisongodmachine: Rivet gold isn't that bad. I think it's still better than XXXX gold. You do have to have it cold though. You have to remember that this is OzBargain, and sometimes you have to make it through the pricing errors and CUB eBay combo deals sometimes. If I'm stuck and I have to buy an RRP case (i know that this is going against my username), i would still get a Rivet Lager (blue) from Aldi.

    • +1

      I haven’t actually tried it. But for the money I don’t think you’d go that wrong.

    • +1

      lol, I see what you did there…

    • +3

      This is not full strength, I drank 6 cans just like drinking 6 cans of cold water, pretty tough, but it's beer. If your uncle is from VN, used to drink beer from a plastic cup, on the street verge, out of a keg, then he would probably like this.

    • He’ll think it’s great then. Just like home.

      But maybe he’d like Australian rather than one of his local beers.

    • +10

      I would prefer Bier Om. unfortunately, Dan not stock these

      • Let me know when you find one.

      • How much are they usually? ;-)

    • +3

      Give him VB, he'll love it.

    • +2

      Mate…don't do it.

      I'm Vietnamese and we don't even drink stuff like this - they don't even sell it in Vietnam. If you want to make an impression, buy a case of Heineken or if your budget stretches a bit, go for a Young Henrys Newtowner

      • +2

        yeah agree viet people love heineken.

        • +1

          They'll drink beer, but they love whiskey.

      • +1

        Hey I consider myself Aussie but I don't even like Foster. Apparently people in other countries do like it (shaking head). 'Guess people like foreign "exotics".

        • +1

          Export “quality” sometimes mean we ship out trash overseas ti be processed.

      • -1

        Bullshit they don’t, it’s just spelled Bia Hoi. I take it you’re from the South…

        • Yep born in Saigon.

          Bia Hoi translates to fresh beer and they have it in the South as well. Just not as much as in the North and it comes in kegs generally brewed the same day. Normally drunken with ice and it doesn't come canned like the above.

      • +1

        You have to get the import Heineken the Aussie brewed one is horrible

    • Im not a fan of VB lol

      But this is similar other asian beers (lucky beer, tsing tao)
      Easy to drink / not very strong flavour
      Good for hot weather

  • +2

    Been to Vietnam a few times but I've never heard of this brand

    • +3

      because unlikely it has been sold there - appears to be marketing speak from same company that trades as Thunder Road Brewing Company

    • +10

      Just like Fosters in Australia.

      • +1

        Referred to as Camels piss in Dubai! 😇😂

    • It’s definitely sold there as Bia Hoi

  • +2

    Beer Ahoy!!

  • +1

    awesome first post - thanks

  • -1

    Nice find - $30 a case is good value

  • +3

    4.3% low-mid strength for me.

    • +3

      That's the way beer is going. It's hard to find a good value 5% case nowadays.

    • +16

      Corona is 4.5% and stone and wood pacific is 4.4% so it’s not a high alcohol but mid strength is normally in the 3.5% range. So maybe a low-ish full strength is a better term.

      • I guess, true. Using the Untappd app you get a badge for taking it easy with low beers (under 5% is low!)

      • Above 3.5% gets taxed at the full strength rate.

        So, the govt thinks it is full strength.

  • none on Sth side Brisbane though

    • 4 DM near me on Sth side of Brisbane have only 1 6pack at most available, no cases.

    • +1

      Oxley has stock.

  • +6

    Ok price for what it is - funny Bia Hoi is a generic expression in Vietnam for little hole in the wall places that serve beer super cheap by the glass or jug. It literally means fresh beer and you'll sit out on milk crates and drink and it's a very good time.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bia_h%C6%A1i

    I have seen this in Vietnam, but only in western hotels etc - nothing to turn ones nose up at and for the price it's what a typical Aussie would enjoy on a hot day. I'd imagine it's very similar to Aldi's cheap Viet Lager, Rovet, sold for the exact same price.

    Good find by the OP and for a session beer this one is not bad if you just want a simple crisp beer that doesn't try to be anything fancy.

    • +3

      Yeah, I don't mind Aldi's Rivet hey. When your looking at this end of the beer market, I've been disappointed by all the AUS offerings at this price point. The cheaper beers from AUS seem to have no taste at all. Bluey, Great Northern, Iron Jack, Byron Bay larger….. all taste like nothing. The only AUS beer that has really interested me is Hahn's Ultra Crisp (rice beer).

      • +2

        All those AUS beers you mentioned are not AUS owned anyway

      • +2

        For me it's James Boags Premium. I quite like it

        • +1

          Boags Draught was my favourite but hard to get

      • +1

        All those clear filtered beers make me feel sick including Carlton dry, I think it’s because of the fining agent containing lactose

    • +2

      I just finished a can about 30 minutes ago (my first taste of this brand coz I couldn't resist the price for the slab). Crisp, light and not too bad but I wouldn't write home about it. The head retention on the can I opened wasn't great and the colour is very light, almost yellowish. The expiry date was 30/06/20 or thereabouts. On a stinking hot day, an icy cold one of these would be nice. Bitter finish only slight.

      • The cases at my local store had the same expiry date.

      • +1

        Up for a different beer ever case I purchase. So worth a try at this price. Purchased 4 x 6 packs with same expiry date here in Sydney. Just had to get them to adjust the price at checkout after showing them the correct price on website using phone at checkout. As it wasn't applying the correct discount using the members card.

  • +2

    Great tasting beer when really cold

    So, tastes good if it's so cold you can't taste it?

  • Wtf? This stuff would barely classified as beer, so many votes?

    • +1

      Why not? 4.3% ABV

    • +1
  • They don't actually sell these in Vietnam.

    More common to find Bia Hơi or Fresh Beer sold at all the local food joints. Bia Hơi is like a light beer and is about 40cents AUD in Vietnam.

    If you want to try a Vietnamese beer, you could go for a 333 (Vietnamese translation is literally Ba Ba Ba and is bitter), Bia Hanoi/Hanoi Beer or the dodgey sounding Saigon Special. Again these aren't actually drunk by locals in Vietnam as people there tend to only drink Bia Hơi, Heineken or Tiger.

    • +2

      I tried a lot of beers in Vietnam and Saigon Lager was my favourite.

      • +4

        Well if you ever head back again, Vietnam has an emerging craft beer scene.

        Can highly recommend the following bars/breweries:

        Saigon/HCMC
        Heart of Darkness, Biacraft, Winking Seal, Saigon Outcast

        Hanoi
        Furbrew, Pasteur Street

        • +1

          Pasteur Street In HCMC also

    • +2

      Larue was my personal favourite.

    • Saigon Special is actually great though

  • I’m liking it at the moment and for the $$$. Wish sth bne has more!

  • Avoid at all costs. It's rubbish. Wouldn't even consider drinking it for a reward.
    I'd rather buy a single bottle of any Prairie Artisan Ale stout for $30.

    • Just picked up mine and its very very average. I'm not a beer snob and both myself and a few people who tried it didn't like it. If the price was $20 a case I might consider but probably would pay double for anything else. Glad I only bought 1 case.

      • Drink it super chilled as other have recommended and tasted fine.

  • +1

    Side bonus: Cash Rewards tracked immediately - fastest tracking I have seen. Saved another 33 cents! Should be enough to keep me in high spirit till a price error happens, hopefully before my beer stock is depleted.

    • +1

      You do realise you can pay at Dan's with 5% off wish gift cards?

      • Now I know :-)

    • +1

      And 10c per can with recycling scheme.

  • +1

    4.3% isn't full strength.

    • +1

      I'll second that :smile:

  • I think VB should be more accurately relabelled to Vietnamese Bitter. Let’s face it, even Victorians don’t drink it.

  • +2

    Little baby cans. Nice find OP.

  • 20+ years ago when I was in Vietnam all we drank was bar bar bar. 333.

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