Cory (371) - , California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Light, a little bitter, short, clear, a little corn. Another cheap beer in Thailand that supposedly won a bunch of awards. I would like to know who gave these out and for what category exactly.
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, from Thailand. Pours a clear pale straw yellow body with a small fizzy white head that was very short lived. The nose is pretty huge on the rice and is quite thin and watery with just a little cereal grain. The flavor is just as weak and watery, some light rice and Cheerio like pale maltiness. Rather sweet, it’s completely lacking in hops. Finishes fairly clean though for the rice heavy malt bill. Light bodied, watery, fizzy prickly carbonation. All the usual hallmarks of the Pale Lager genre. Pretty boring stuff, but I’ve had a lot worse is the style.
ineedbeer (1088) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 6.0% ABV version poured from a can in Thailand. Aroma has a light graininess with some corn character. Faint sulfur and light floral esters. Not really any hop character. Fairly clean without diacetyl. Pours a very clear pale yellow gold with a moderately thick,inch tall white head that slowly recedes. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor is rather bland with quite a bit of corn character and a light, sweet graininess. Medium low bitterness with no hop flavor. Bitterness in finish is a bit harsh. Low floral ester notes and light sulfur. No diacetyl. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Medium low astringency with low alcohol warmth. Overall it’s not a very enjoyable beer but it does the trick. It’s alright upfront, though a lot of adjunct but the finish is not very clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
@ Lanta Casuarina Beach Resort, Koh Lanta, Thailand. Flaska från lokalt hak. Ganska söt och maltig doft och smak. Alldeles för liten beska och en kort eftersmak.
GoufCustom (998) - HONG KONG - NOV 11, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml can bought at 7-Eleven in Metropolis Plaza, Sheung Shui.
Piss pale golden yellow colour; Very thin head and white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing and some notable carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, rice, grains, corn syrup, grape juice, light lemon and thin grass; Medium sweet taste of thin malt, with strong rice, light bread, strong thinner / paint stripper, corn syrup, very light wet cardboard, light citrus and grass; Mid to light body, slightly slick palate; Taste profile is typical malt likka - strong solvent taste with obvious burning sensations, plus strong rice and corn syrups - malt taste faded into background, how nice! Booze is all about fusel, and pretty alcoholic as well. Blah! Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose and taste, and slight bitterness. Burning fusel finish; Slightly dry after taste, caustic and a boozy to mouth.
Comments: Having the other two Changs (Beer and Draught) previously, I didn’t hold much hope for this one and that’s exactly it - typical malt likka with loads of adjuncts and solvents. Should be popular if it was exported to America. Not for me, drain pours after half a glass.
bursprak (1161) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had a lot of those while I lived in Thailand. Taste is light but a bit boozy. A quite ok lager.
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours yellow bubbly with a small head, aroma of honey, grain, lightly funkiness, alcohol, flavor is sweet with honey, light bitterness, unpleasant sourness, light bodied
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 19, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer Light golden, clear and bubbly with white head. Corny, slightly worty, slightly alcoholic aroma, sweet alcoholic taste, mellow bitterness. Light body, mildly alcoholic finish. Pretty nasty.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is a bit alcoholic, grainy, sweet, with light honey-ish notes. Sweet grainy flavor, a bit alcoholic, with a light unpleasant bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied and alcoholic.
flying_pig (1096) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
640ml bottle in Koh Phangnan, Thailand (100 Baht):
Light grain and some faint hops on the nose with some very light skunk. There is some sweetness and corn with a faint hint of alcohol as well.
Clear, golden straw colour with a thin, 1cm head that settles as a patchy looking lacing after thirty seconds.
Lager malts with some grain, a few adjuncts and a very small taste of alcohol that was to be epected going by the abv. on the bottle. There is a hint of hops and a semi-bitterness with some grassy flavours and a bit of citrus.
Smooth for the most part bar the touches of grain. There is some alcohol but it is better hidden than I expected. Medium carbonation compliments a light body and there is a slight citrus tang together with a crisp and very clean feel.
A solid Asian beer and my go-to beer anytime I am in the region as it is so much better than the export version that makes its way to Europe and the UK. It’s not outstanding by any means but it is a good beer with a nice alcohol kick that soon catches up on you once you’ve had a few.