5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can: Pale yellow, quite translucent, moderate white foamy head, spotty lacing, lively carbonation. Grassy aroma, cereal and oat accents... not as sweet as the Kirin before it. Dull maltiness, moreso on the grassy/oat side but without any of the sweetness. Fairly clean, but boring. Moderate body and mouthfeel, for a Pale Lager at least. Fairly clean finish, but not as interesting or sweet as the Kirin before it. One I cherish from my past, but unfortunately too bland, even these days.
Dick1984LS (29) - 29 Palms, California, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
RICE. Need i say any more? very very ricey. it did go good with the sushi i ate maybe it was the rice in the sushi and the rice in the beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this with Kirin Ichiban. Tasted almost exactly the same, this one was a little more pale. Unoffensive but not enjoyable lager. Worthless.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Like American (industrial) beer: fucking close to water. The beer deserves some points though as the initial flavour is somewhat crisp malty. Bitterness is low and the body is very thin.
Pete (6) - USA - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, I find it to be a great crisp (not dry as advertised) summer day beer. It has become one of my favorites for regular consumption. It is said to be the 4th best selling beer in the world, so I would definately call this a Macro-brew even though it’s not carried most places around here.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[bottle from ichiban cafe] pale yellow colour with a small head. smells of very little, has that pale lager aroma a little dry in the finish, certainly not "super dry".
stouby (3839) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, at home.
Light yellow with white head, mostly diminishing, no lacings. Moderate malty and light/moderate hoppy. Light sweet, moderate acidic. Light body, watery, lively carbonated.
Nejhleader (1274) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
21.4 oz bottle. slight rice aroma. pretty much nothing special. rahter average taste. is very smooth but not thin or watery so i liked that feature. Would be a good beer to drink while watching the movie gettysburg from some reason.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
rice rice rice super extra mega dry rice goes well with super rice rice rice rice This beer did not taste bad and went well with some sushi. japanese beer "imported" and contract brewed in canada
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not an inspiring appearance: pale and lacking a decent head. By no means an unattractive aroma, but though the taste began as pleasantly grassy, the flavours of decaying grasscuttings began to predominate. The final impression was thin, watery and lacking the promised bitterness.