tricyclist (454) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didn’t mind this one too much for a pale lager. Smooth, light crispness to the nose and mouth. Good flavor and texture, not too grainy. Smooth malt with a faint hop citrus, but mostly malt. It got the job done, I’d say that.
Sperine (193) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Sushi Zone in San Francisco, CA. Not terrible with my amazing meal. Probably wouldn't hold up without incredibly fresh sushi to make everything in life seem better though.
Gorm (160) - sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gyllen lys farve med hvitt skum som forsvinner raskt. Søtlig smak med en noe bittersøt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.
GoufCustom (237) - HONG KONG - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Part 1 of a 2-part “Macro Abyss Night” mini-series, 1-Jun-2013)
500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven somewhere in North Point. Having this with a friend while waiting for rest of the gang to have a crazy post-exam dinner nearby.
Pour piss golden yellow colour onto a dimple; One finger head and soapy white foam which last for about 1 minute; Minimal lacing and fizzy carbonation; Strong smell of malt, rice, corn, light bread, light citrus and grass; Light sweet taste of lager malt, with strong rice, corn, bread, light wet cardboard, lemon / citrus and light grass; Mid to light body, dry and crisp palate; Taste profile is rather rich, lean body macro lager malt, accompanied by strong rice, bread and light corn. The advertised dry taste is prominent and that pretty much makes up for the otherwise offensive macro malt and rice taste. Quite neat really. Wet cardboard is only in light shades and inoffensive. Otherwise no other foul macro lager taste is detected; Hoppiness is light citrus and grassy nose and taste, and a light but firm hop bitterness for semi-finish. Not bad; Dry after taste, very crisp and easy to mouth.
Comments: This was Asahi’s trump card during the Dry Wars, a with good reason: a decent lean body, any would-be offensive malt and rice taste are nicely counterbalanced by the crisp dry palate. Adding near-zero fault, pretty low sweetness, and some un-macro hoppiness, this one serves as a text book example on being a good, drinkable macro, which is a rarity these days. A cut above the rest, crappy macros that is.
XmnwildX12 (1622) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Eagan Liquor Mart, straw pour with a thin white head. Aroma of straw, wheat and rice. Taste is the same, very metallic water like taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
neur0 (442) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Flasche) Es hat eine goldgelbe Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist karamellig, süß mit einer starken Marzipan Note. Der Geschmack ist anfangs Vollmundig, danach schwach, diacetylig und süß. Bittere gibt es kaum aber eine leichte würzige Hopfen Note
jfb (2628) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of butter, bread dough and light cow manure, with a hint of acetone, cardboard and rotten peaches. flavour is mainy heavy cardboard, with a light hint of herbal hops, bread dough, alcohol and a dry grainy finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
tomashopkins (4) - CHINA - MAY 21, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I don’t get the consistently low scores for this beer. Maybe it is an Asian beer that needs to be imbibed in Asia. All I know is that it is my beer of choice when in Bangkok. Clean, crisp, light, refreshing, sharp straw flavor. But for me one of the best beers to drink on a hot humid day. Goes especially well with Asian food.
Mittenator (536) - Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light yellow with a pretty big off-white head. Strong hay and pilsner aromas. Sour hay flavors with a bit of grain at the end. A bit dry but definitely not "super" dry...This probably tastes better because I just finished mowing and it’s hot out.
thanatosti (605) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl. bottle @ Nakoyashi, Veenendaal. Pale yellow with a white head. Grainy aroma. Bit of a cheap euro lager taste with some rice. Boring and not so good.
vvesside (191) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty good when paired with some bomb sushi, but other than that, nothing to write home about.