Nagash (201) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery. Some malt. Very clear. Strange taste in finish. Not so bad.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Poured a shiny yellow with moderate carbonation and a ghost of a head. Slight cornesque aroma. In the mouth there was some grassiness but mostly a smooth rice character somewhat reminiscent of a water sake. While lacking in malt profile or complexity, it did live up to its billing as dry.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Asahi - Maybe the japanese word for watery rice beer? Light yellow gold in color, very clear. Head is foamy white, sibsides quickly. Nose of rice? I donít know - rice wine, rice beer, Japanese cuisine likes its rice. Iíll stick to sake.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2004 Bottled version - Not as bad as I anticipated. Some malt character reminiscent of a German lager. Very little hop, fairly watery. Better than Kirin.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned(250ml). -gold color crisp and clear good aroma but not so good Iíve tought it is
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ok so I used to like this. Laugh it up.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden straw. Sticky, bleach white head. Central carbonation. Rice husk aroma, not much else. No harsh chemicals or unknown aromas, which is a plus. Crisp, bitter and bland with a wet paper maltiness. Rice flavored and super dry (Hey, theyíre onto something here...). Light body. Stale rice aftertaste. Sharp, even with a low carbonation. Not very clean. Tastes like licking cardboard and then running your wet tongue along a candy wrapper. Finishes lemony bitter and so dry you need another drink afterwards. Label says "has an excellent richness.". Yup. Made me buy it. Big, 600(+)ml bottles available for sadists.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
better than i thought it would be. better than any australian dry beer. good for a hot day. quenches your thirst.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 A fairly decent beer overall. Though it is quite plain. Fairly cheap too.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
decent beer to go with sushi. i would prefer sapporo..but thatís me. decent taste with a little to bitter aftertaste for me. decent beer all around though.