yespr (37063) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
32.3 cL can. Pours clear and golden with a fully diminished white head. Sweet cornish and alcohol aroma. Flavour is solid alcohol. Light spiced. Light warming alcohol finish.
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No Head, No Aroma. Really just an innoffensive Alcohol Delivery System. Nothing bad, nothing great either.
tomciccateri (1033) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
323ml can with "brewed on" date three months prior. Dense gold color with absolutely no head. Medium-bodied, low carbonation, sweet flavor balance with a late hoppy bitterness. Coarse flavor balance with alcohol predominant. Stands out from the light lagers on the shelf in Singapore but not uniquely attractive.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Golden colour, hardlu any head. Sweet grainy and alcoholic aroma. Flavour is quite malty, grainy and sweet, fruity, alcoholic. Not that good really. Brewed since 1997. Thank you for bringing this from Singapore Tori.
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This widely available malt liquor is often the only thing on Singapore supermarket shelves apart from Tiger and Heineken. Itís made with imported European hops and malts and Iíd say it was a fairly decent knock-off of Carlsberg Special Brew, also occasionally found in these parts. I guess Iím in a minority in not minding either beer. Wouldnít actively seek them out but most of the time Iíd rather drink this than Tiger/Heineken. This was deep gold and held its head well. The aroma was soft, sweet and not especially beer-like. More like watery tropical fruit cordial and canned pear juice with some faint pale malts mixed with a shot of Vodka. Medium bodied and sofly carbonated, creating quite and oily mouthfeel. The first sip offers some Juicy Fruit chewing gum and marmalade fruitiness before a big blast of alcohol. There are some bready malts holding it all together. Lots of fusels in the finish. Call it sacrilege but this is like a very coarse, very distant relation to Duvel. (330ml can from a Singapore supermarket)
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
found this in vietnam. holy bad beer. this one pours just like a weak looking pale lager then you drink it and it overfows with bad off flavors and overpowering alcohol presence. cereal backbone of graininess, slighlty sweet.
TBone (14794) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Can, brewed by Guinness Anchor Malaysia
Dark honey golden color, small white head. Aroma of apple peels, cider, malts and alcohol. Light to medium bodied. Quite weak palate. Alcohol comes in later with warming effect. Papery malty, clean but inspiring strong lager.
Re-rated Indian version, Asian Pacific Brewery Mahatrast, alc. 7.5% Similar to rating from Malaysian can. Golden color, white head. Apple-fruity and grainy aroma. Taste is similar: apple, petrol, alcohol. Same numbers than in Malaysian version.
DuffMan (8323) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ooooh, Iím the tenth rater, and thus the íGiver Of Percentile Statusí! This is an interesting position for me to be in, as I didnít find this beer to be nearly as aweful as the other raters did. Maybe its because I had it in Singapore, from a bottle, with a best before date of 06.2006 (6 months from now). Anyway, this poured a deep amber with a thick head generating excellent lace and showing long retention (not a bad start-- good marks for appearance, considering its a lager). Very malty aroma, with a noticable fruity hop character. Chewy malt palate, heavy mouthfeel, with a sweet ripe-banana note on the finish. The alcohol is apparent and very warming, but not harsh or overpowering. Still, after finishing a 600ml bottle, I was ready for a sleep by the pool! Anyway, I am definitely the anomaly amongst the general attitude towards this beer, but I have to remain honest and say that this was a decent example of a strong lager.
Dean (29) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not a bad beer. Iíve tested better strong Alcohol beers, Het Kannon being one of the best
omhper (21897) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Canned, brewed by Guinness Anchor Berhad, Malaysia. Golden colour, no head. Aroma of petrol, mashed apples and cereals. Sweet and fizzy with raw mouthfeel. Somewhere between awful and horrible.