radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have to say that the aroma is not unpleasant and neither is the taste, which are the things most going for it. Very smooth. Has a very nice finish and is actually quite refreshing.
quikgamer (3) - TAIWAN - SEP 1, 2005 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Got this in a can, the aroma is pretty much non existant..maybe a whiff of rice. The pour is clear but nothing special, a pale gold color. The carbonation is very active, I would say its overly carbpnated. The taste is very crisp and clean with a small hop bite but not much flavor in this brew, this would pair well with sushi as it is crisp and refreshing but on its own it’s very bland. Recommened with food only.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Resturaunts serving Japanese beer should list this well above that nasty Kirin skunk bottle. This, though boring, was tolerable and an easy stomach. Personally, I wish these places all sold Red Rice.
5000 (6300) - 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 (1110) - 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 (4067) - 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.