Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw yellow coloured, the head is quite high but quickly disappearing. Almost invisible sweet malty aroma and palate. No (after)taste.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold with big white head. Smells hoppy and sweet and sour, but then loses aroma. Tastes watery but is smooth. Wasnít feeling this one that much.
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured golden color with a medium sized, and quickly diminishing white head, that did leave sparce lacing. Nasty aroma of corn, wheat, and grain. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel led way to tastes of sweet corn, metal, and malt.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No head. Typical golden color. Has an unusual smell to it. It also has a weird flavor. Just tastes like a cheap beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I donít know what beer they were rating ("fresh, crisp and clear...") Not the same silver labeled crap I drank...A little more hoppy than your average lager...dry sand tasting finish...
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I want to address the sushi issue. If you are drinking this with sushi, add 0.5 to 1.0 points to my score. Then again, Iíd rate dilute lemonade a 3.0 if I was drinking it with sushi. As for the beer alone, this is an average lager at best, with slight citrus/hop notes in aroma and taste, and a slightly dry finish.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle at lunchtime in The Japanese Cantten on High Holborn. hilled but probably not quite enough. Poured a clear light gold with fizzy white head into a 25ml transparent beaker. Fresh grassy nose. Quite bitter with maize/rice notes. Good mouthfeel with bitter citrus finish but its not Superdry as it claims. Not as crisp as I expected either, stillit went down well enough with chicken Katsu curry.
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at a sushi bar on the road and was surprised by it. Not much to look at, but a surprising hoppy bite and whaddaya know...it actually IS "fresh, crisp and clear" as advertised. Went quite well with the soy and wasabi of japanese cuisine. I suppose all the low ratings this beer has received are from people who simply donít like pale lagers.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 1, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Super thin-watery pour and appearance; quickly dissipating thin white head. Piss-yellow. The coolest thing about this beer was that I could read the Katakana memo on the label: "Asahi Birru". I gave it a 4 on appearance just for that! Other than that, itís a skunkfest and not even a good skunkfest. Slight wheatiness. Unrealistically thin mouthfeel. I feel like I could chug these all day and not feel anything!
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
only beer you can drink in a sushi bar, its an average lager, barely any type of aroma, good only for sake bombs...light goldish hue, small off white head. not a horrible beer. its OK.