petewhitley (307) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Westkyoto77 (392) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pretty strawberry-blond. Strawberries in the flavour too, along with apples, soap, grass and sweet malt. Light body, fairly heavily carbonated. More interesting and flavourful than most macro lagers, but not really balanced.
biirusaikou (322) - - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt aroma. Honey malt flavor, mild fruity hop, bittersweet finish. Not a memorable one, just darker and maltier than your usual industrial blond.
GoufCustom (553) - HONG KONG - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber colour; Very thin head and white foam which dissipates in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing with lively carbonation; Light, somewhat pungent smell of ale malt, faint wet cardboard and hint of floral, with orange aroma becomes apparent as the beer warms; Light sweet taste of ale malt, citrus and grass throughout; Light body, quite thin palate; Hop bitterness was initially faint, but make its presence with a mildly astringent finish. Slight dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This is a pretty solid Blonde Ale, which showcase strong - albeit simple - character in smell and taste, typical looks and unexpectedly subtle hoppy finish. A decent one to have in a lazy Sunday afternoon. A bit too pricey though.
jonno (2087) - JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly soft and ineffectual beer. Looks pretty for a blonde, with lovely strawberry blonde highlights. Tastes like a better industrial lager with a fruiter finish - i.e. can taste the better quality ingredients. It’s still lacking acomponent that would lift it out of the pack and make it worthy of repeat purchase. That i can not say it does.
maekchu (1674) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Light malty sweetness. Standard yellow with fat slow bubbles rising. Very grassy flavor with a hint of cardboard in mid palate, and a bit of bitterness at the end. Thin, very gassy, light body (rice addition). Okay, but doesn’t really have much character.
larsga (5892) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Fruity earthy candy aroma with dusty yeasty bready notes. Dry-sweet fruity raisiny taste with citric strawy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish raisiny malt aftertaste with fruity resiny notes. Nice, drinkable, harmonic. Has some character. (0.35l can, from CitySuper IFC, Hong Kong.)
DeanF (1628) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Okay foamy head with a darker yellow-copper hue on the body. Soft aroma of malts. Flavour is unintrusive malt and caramel, with a slightly watery finish.
jgb9348 (4436) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden coloured body with a thin off-white head that has a ton of very very small bubbles. Aroma of pale malt, light cardboard, some very mild fruit and a very very small amount of hops. Light-bodied; Sharp malty note with a touch of cardboard and alcohol, a touch of light hops and an otherwise mild finish. Aftertaste has a little earth, some light caramel, a few hops and mostly light malt coming through. Overall, not such a bad beer, rather mild, but showing a few nice flavours coming through. I sampled this 350 mL can purchased from City’Super! in Hong Kong (2 IFC location), SAR on 30-June-2011 (my birthday) for HK$18.00 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the planet on 03-October-2011.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned at RBJG park session.
Deep golden, small head. Fruity with some caramel. Sweetish with rounded mouthfeel. Mildly buttery with rather ow bittrness. Quite simple.