JorgeLee (1518) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the can, in a meeting with the company management in Manila! This beer is clearly neither retired nor was it brewed in California, but what the system says goes! Golden colour. Actually reasonably smooth for such a strong beer, some malty sweetness but not aggressively boozy. More bitterness might have been nice.
Desverger (5067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can - clear golden colour with tiny white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and malty, grainy, rough blatant boozy.
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cl can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is alcohol and grainy. Sweet, toasted and light fruity. Alcohol and sweet malty. Light bitter finish.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
33 cl. can. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, corn, bitterness and alcohol.
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can at Borup.
Clear golden colored with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and malty aroma of metal.
Sweet and malty flavor of caramel and alcohol.
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
0,5 l bottle, brewed and bottled by Asia Brewery Inc., thanks to Fredrik! No head, but beautiful golden colour, with a faint aroma of malt and hops, but mainly of cheap booze. 30 years ago I visited the Philippines and was shocked to see that a bottle of Coke was more expensive than bottle of (sugar, not grain based) domestically produced whisky. Obviously this beer is made for the same purpose: to get people intoxicated as cheaply as possible. "Premium roasted malt, triple hops brewed, smooth taste, full flavour": never trust the the smooth talking suits and spin doctors.
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Canned at Changi Airport, Singapore. Clear golden, brief head. Mild doesel and rice aroma. Sweetish with light body and rounded mouthfeel. Vodka diluted with water used for boiling rice. Boozy finish.
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Sampled side by side with the Asahi from Asia Brewery as well. This pours a slightly darker hue of clear yellow, maybe just 1 srm difference, and with considerably less white head, which fades quicker. Nose is less metallic than the Asahi, but still full of adjuncty notes. Flavor is pretty standard. I feel like it tastes less ’corny’ than standard colt 45. There is just a fainty earthy/grassy hops, but that basically is just bitterness, and not real flavor or anything.
KeefOz (1220) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml can BB 20Apr2014. Poured a clear amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced poorly. High carbonation with lots and lots of small to medium bubbles however carbonation reduces to very low levels very quickly. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes sweet and malty (not the "Premium Roasted Malt" as printed on the can) then faintly bitter (not the "Triple Hops Brewed" as printed on the can). Light body. Smooth light and sweet. Worth a try but not again.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Malt liquor whale shared at the Thunderbird malt liquor celebration. It pours golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is old fart, corn, syrupy, damp grass and metal. The taste is hot garbage, sweetcorn, hay, dull bitterness and rotten toffee apple. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Nasty stuff you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy..