waynegreater (6) - - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 ferls like home. subtle smells of fruit nice mouth feel served cold with nice carbonation level
omhper (20606) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Slow Boat, Beijing. Cloudy amber, creamy head. Grapefruity nose. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel and perfume, lots of grapefruit. Really bitter finish.
GuideDogSaint (681) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint or whatever it is from the Tap Room. Mid brown, so a little dark for a pale ale. Hoppy aroma, sweetish taste, bitter finish. Nice.
Lovey (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I really wanted to like this beer... especially being subjected to Tsingtao and other Chinese dreck beers... but I really disliked it. As compared to Tsingtao, which is bland and unappealing, but otherwise unoffensive, I found this beer from Slow Boat - and many of the others from their brewery - to have a very strange, if not offensive, taste. It was not just an awful aftertaste, but it was a terrible first taste, too. Itís hard to describe what the taste was - but it was consistent among several of their brews. The closest I can come to in description is a pungent cheese. With that said, I give full credit to the brewmasters/owners for making a go of this in a place where so few beer options exist, and I am sure that with their passion for brewing, theyíll get it all sorted out.
jerryduff (1) - - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really impressed with this local micro.! Color is much darker than a pale but hops are spot on. Great lasting head. Detect a slight grapefruit aroma.
dreamflower (635) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable but quite bitter and dark I preferred the lighter beer from Slow Boat.
northropfrye (2458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bookworm Beijing. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, with some fruity malt sweetness. A solid APA.
Stu1979 (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good God I love this beer. Itís just home for me. The head is thick with fine bubbles with a delightful citrus grapefruit aroma. nutty malt notes with a handsome helping (but not overly so) of hops. At 5.5% itís not the highest alcohol beer Iíve ever had which means that I didnít stop at one. Excellent flagship ale!