Brewed by San Miguel Brewery (Hong Kong)
Style: Pale Lager
New Territories, Hong Kong


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Blue Ice Beer, a whole new beer experience chilled , crystallized, filtered. A pure brilliant beer that is exceptionally smooth and refreshing. Also produced by San Mig in Thailand.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
colui72 (349) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2015
They can’t call this a beer. The worst expression of corn water in a tin. Should be illegal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olliejobbins (1455) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
330ml cans in HK. 4 for 15 hkd. And not bad for cheap lager. Aroma is slightly malty, herbs and straw. White carbonated, relatively watery but still something that resembles malts OE hops. Refreshing in the heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5887) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2015
Can in Hongkong. Moderate smooth beginning. Soft and fresh, smooth and easy to drink. Fresh, malty, smooth. Quite good for a Pale Lager. Crisp and malty with a very soft and smooth aftertaste. No bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 11, 2014
Small can. Pours deep golden. Nose is not particularly offensive, just muted apple and mineral. Flavour is Lots of green apple up front, pretty sweet but stops abruptly enough that it feels rice is involved somewhere. All the flavours you’d expect from the pale lagers around here but somewhat muted which makes it better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JaKeAFC (782) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2014
33 cl can in Hong Kong, 5%, 0.45 HK$. Yellow color, quickly disappearing white head, gassy. Aroma is glucose, unmalted stuff, alcohol already. Taste sweetish with an acidic finish. Quite horrible, similar to brazilian Skol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samparkique4 (50) - - MAY 17, 2014
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, grass, citruslite, bubblegum, medium-hite sweetness, lively, fizzy, light body,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Berard (487) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Can. Water thin beer with banana metallic flavors. Enjoyed straight from the can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1167) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2014

330 ml can available just about everywhere in HK. Got mine at Wui Lung Food Wholesale in Shek Wu Hui, Sheung Shui.

Light golden urine colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing and active carbonation; Quite pungent smell of malt, with very strong rice, light corn syrups, light bread, light lemon and faint grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with rice, chalk dust, shades of syrups, wet cardboard notes, light bread, and very light lemony grassy hops; Light body, close to watery palate; Mouth feel is typical East Asian macros with little pluses and minuses here and there: malt is lightweight but has a fairly okay feel, lots of rice adjunct, sweetness is thankfully very light, off taste is quite minimal. There’s even some lowly bready taste, slightly better than I remembered then and expected now… Hoppiness is very light but pretty lemony and low grassy in nose and taste. Faint notes of bitterness which contribute little for a void non-finish; Slightly dry after taste, pretty easy to mouth.

Comments: I remembered how I spent my youth on many freezing cold winter nights of yester years, watching Champions League’s group stage matches with big bag of chips on one hand, and a can of Blue Ice on the other, that was long before I became a beer taster and drinking it was merely a mean to an end. How time has flown… Back to the rating: this is below average because of so much adjunct rice in it and its mute chalky taste is numbing. Other than that, when being compared to many Chinese and Japanese macros, it’s maltyer and slightly richer, less sweet and hoppier, and mute off-tastes. Drinkable at sub-zero temperature, I am glad I’ve finally slayed this ugly dragon and move on!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Eructoblaster (3434) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Can - 500ml. Boring blonf body with heavy carbonation and a quickly fading white bubbly head. Thin, bland malty/hoppy aroma with bready and some subtle, weird chemical/soapy hints. Its bad, watery taste carries metallic, wet bread, and rotten herbs notes. Ends with a short corny finish. Useless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geiserich (3774) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 7, 2013
Can: Grainy aroma, light corny. Golden color, low white head. Flavor is malty, few grainy. Light notes of acid, metal, few grassy hops. Watery.

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