spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Thought this was a Chinese beer until I got home and looked it up. I guess I shouldv’e looked at the bottle a little harder. Pours a clear, pale copper/brown body with a fizzy white head. This aroma was reallly bad IMO but there are some faint caramel malts, but otherwise sour and funky. Flavor isn’t so bad. Semi-sweet, vegetable, malty. Slight hop finish. Thin bodied. Overall not horrible. I’m sure if I was in Laos I’d drink many of these.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Copper color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is full of caramel and nuts, with some hints of toffee and lightly toasted malts. Flavor begins with a smooth and nutty malt taste with a sweet caramel middle and a lightly crisp finish with hints of apples and malts.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330 ml ?
Appearance: amber brown with handsome head , white frothy top , fragmental lacing 4-
Nose: light nose mainly base on brown sugars , hint of bubble gum and red sweet apple. 6-
Flavor/Palate : thin oily body. Soft textures , caramel hint of brown malt , dry alcohol on top. Bit mineral finish. Best beer of Laos? Fairly good.
pianotu (65) - USA - AUG 18, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Same tinge of carbonation as the regular lager. Root beer color, very slight toasty flavor, initial bitterness and no sign of any sweetness. Good watery drink to wash down spicy food but not much else.
McGarnigle (532) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours caramel color, minimal head. A bit too much caramel sweetness without balancing roast or bitter hops, but still pretty good. Can’t feel the relatively high ABV.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A new country for me. Clear dark brown pour with a one finger tan head. Aroma is roasted notes with Saaz hops and caramel. Flavor is quite malty and sweet with some hops in the background. Faint nut flavors. Some metal came late. Not a bad beer at all.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of sweet malts with an ever so slight touch of caramel. Flavor is some more dry grain with again a bit of caramel. Not really great but better than i expected. I’m sure this may even be better fresh half way around the world.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz at Wild Ginger in Soho today. Pours cloudy brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet, malty. Taste is sweet and malty and overall decent. Nice label too.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark copper pour. Short tan head. Um, this isn’t a schwarzbier. More an American Dark Lager. I’ll switch it afterward. Aroma is sweet malt and caramel. Hints of grain. Taste is caramel, sweet malts, and light cereal grains. Body is light-medium and slightly chewy with moderate carbonation. End is more caramel, sweet malts, and light cereal grains. Not too bad.
guzzler67 (1476) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown appearance; actually, it was exactly the same color as the bottle itself. Muted, sweet, caramel malt aroma that turned vegetal as it warmed. Taste of maple syrup over rice. Light-to-medium bodied mouthfeel with good carbonation. Sticky sweet finish.