RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
I tasted this beer at a hibachi grill about a year ago, so I am going from memory. I had this after a Sapporo or two. Pours a light yellow color with a smallish head, I smelled malt on the nose. Very carbonated. I would say that the only reason to drink this beer is to fit in while eating in a Japanese restaurant.
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Overlooked for so long by my ignorant self and yet such a triumph of technology and bounding ingenuity in a bottle as to leave any techno-geek agasp. But is it beer?
Into its own frosted tallboy as to give an impression of depth, a dull gold body presides. Off the pour a clean glass produces a decent thin, dense pad of white that holds and legs well. Classically dry but CO2 weighted nose barely releases from the glass. A hint of burnt rice and boiling brine liquor joins in, not too enticing at all.
Super feather-weight in the mouth, crisp (accordingly!) bouncy, and bubbly, whilst actually living out to its label description of being ’smooth’. Hey, soapy too! Flavour? The term ’Super-dry’ is in a bigger font than the description below mentioning ’Great taste’. Who needs that? Feint, distant cardboard and cracked pepper granules linger after the swallow, very little else. It succeeds well in enticing the Dry era of drinker to get drunk, no flavour!
Not offensive, not distasteful, not tasteful, not anything, this is the real deal of dry lagers. Ahhh, hum!!! (33cL, 11/09/07, The Beer Store Morley)
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a translucent yellow with a small bubbly white head that very quickly went away to nothing. Aroma of corn, rice, grassy, sweet malts. Flavor of cereal grain,s, rice, clean, crisp and dry. Nice option at the Japanese steakhouse...but that is about it.
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2007
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 Pours golden with a large fizzy white head. Aroma was corn and maybe a bit of malt. Body is rather fizzy. Flavor is muted, but some malt, and hops. It’s just another macro. There are much better Japanese macros out there.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz, no date. Pours a crystal golden with a one finger white head--it does last for a minute or so, which I find good for a pale lager. Aroma of grain, corn, sweat (though not necessarily offensive B.O.), and some sweet malts.Flavor is fairly papery, mild hop bitterness--maybe a little grass--with some grain and a bit of metal. Semidry finish. Moderate carbonation with a watery body. There was nothing offensive about this beer, but there wasn’t hardly anything to it. So for a pale, it’s decent.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Certainly very dry. Aroma is pretty much nonexistant. Appearance is not bad, very cloudy but doesnt have much structure to it. Mouthfeel is smooth (with warm sake) and flavor is sweet and acidic, not a good combo.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried one warm and a few cold.. the cold ones didnt have any carbonation and the flavor was strictly of malt. the warm one actually had decent carbonation, head and a nice taste of apples.... mb this is a lager to be enjoyed a little warmer than most.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very light, easy drinking brew, clean on the palate, watery, great with japanese food,but so is an Iced tea, or sake, a nice thirst quencher!
DarkFaerytale (21) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle into schooner glass, very aussie... mostly metalic with very (very) slight floral aroma, really lovely clear beer...no head. flavour is of metal and some kind of cleanser, palate is thin and medium carbonation, good for excessive swilling. not exactly the best beer in the world...it’s a change from VB and Carlton draught...not much of one tho
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a hibachi resteraunt. Poured light yellow with a thin head. Taste was slighlty hoppy and watery but better than a Bud light. Went well with the meal.