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.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel color, a little on the dark side. Respectably holds a foamy, dirty white head. Aroma is rye and adjunct grains. Flavor is rye, caramel, corn, dirt, and occasionally metal. Probably made in rusty steel tanks in Laos. This beer is inconsistent, sometimes its good, and other times its offensive. It’s probably pretty nice if you chill the nastiness out of it.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 6-07-2010 - This bottled beer has a medium sized very fizzy off-white head with a short retention, transparent orange body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, malt, some caramel, and dark fruits. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This is a rather blah tasting beer and thus lacks character and no WOW factor. This is a beer that I will not seek out again.
tbopslt (326) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber. Good amber. Sweet and balanced. Crisp, drinkable. Not bad for class
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 oz bottle. Deep Amber with an average cream colored head. Aroma is of bread dough, malts and nuts. Taste is of nuts, bread, and grain.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. The look is amber to brown in color, slightly clear, and has a white head. The smell is cardboard, toast, caramel, slight fruits, and malt. The taste is fruit, sweet, caramel, malts, and grains.
rmussman (1672) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on my trip to Thailand. A really cool beer for the area, where most brews have terrible flavor. Well made and great for the area.
Erzengel (1730) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown in the glass, thick white head. The beer starts sweetish-mild. In the mainpart there is a sweet malty note, a bit roasted and kind of sharp. The ending is medium, sweetish-malty, hints of roast and only little bit of hops.
--> for a dark lager, this beer is a bit thin - not in body, but in taste. There are even hints of the alcohol, which is at 6.5% unusual and no sign of quality… --> 10/9/7/7
egreener (9) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found in 12 oz. bottle at an import bar in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pours dark with a creamy foam head that lingers. Malty, caramel, with subtle hint of fruit. Came back to the bar at least 2 more times for it because most of the commonly found beers in Vietnam are extremely light and slightly flavorless and I prefer a hearty darker brew. Same price as the light local stuff (35000 VND or $1.66 USD)
tnkw01 (935) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Brown, clear color. Hardly any head. Sweet, molasses and caramel taste. Aroma was slightly corn and molasses.
GIJOE (444) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked it up in a grocery store in Bangkok.
Pours brown with a foamy white head that stays; copious lacing. Smells like standard lager. Taste is a touch carmel-like. Fairly thin, decent carbonation. Okay beer. I wouldn’t turn one down on a hot day.