jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden coloured body with almost no haze at all and a very thin white head. Aroma of funk and some oldish malt with nothing else. Light-bodied; Sharp metal flavour with malt and vegetables behind with a pungent alcohol vibe as well, even with the low ABV. Aftertaste slightly less potent with more of the freshness coming out and some subtle hop notes even coming into play. Overall, a drinkable beer, but don’t expect much from this one. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased in a small shop in Saigon, Vietnam on 30-December-2009.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Big thanks to my friend Javier for bringing me this back from Vietnam. Thin white head, clear light yellow color with rising carbonation. Literally smells like next to nothing: some faint grassiness at best and a little sulfur. Tastes like nothing as well, some residual and faint sweetness. Best thing about this is that it’s got some vibrant carbonation. Some light vegetal notes. I can’t even think up more things to write just because this has to be one of the blandest beers that I’ve had to date.
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, some grains, mild saltwatery notes as well as cooked vegetables. Flavour is vegetales, some mild fruits and cardboard.
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Clear pale yellow, brief head. Spicy vegetabl aroma. Mid-dry with light body. Grassy and a bit salty, low bitterness. Uneventful but drinkable tropical lager.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Macro gold color with scant head. Aroma of mineral water, earth, mild paint thinner when warms. Moderate carbonation. Sweet finish. Sticky banana quality here and there, but mostly a mineral water profile.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Gold-green colour. Grainy, somewhat appley aroma is not terribly pleasant. Thin body. Appley, with fusels and other off flavours. Not one of the finer brews around here.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty light straw aroma. Sweet fruity grainy straw flavor. Has a sweetish straw finish.
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (450 ml - 3.8%) at Quáng Tháng in Hoi An. Now after dinner - good food - time for another beer. Clear yellow - white head. Light soap, citrus, light straw, grape, bitter finish. Typical thin beer.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle in Vietnam. Not too dissimilar to its non-premium cousin, although slightly more bitter, and perhaps a bit of malt. It’s double hopped for that extra flavour, but as we all know, double nothing is still nothing. Can’t be all that bad, as I drank about 6 of these in one evening (it was the only beer in the fridge).