redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
honey aromas with light grassy notes. Pours clear blonde with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is very malty, richer flavor than i expected for a light lager. Nice honey malts upfront with bitter grassy hops. Finishes with a dry earthy bitter hop flavor.
GoufCustom (223) - HONG KONG - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml can bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Clear golden yellow colour; Half finger head and weak white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Minimal lacing and notable carbonation. Strong smell of malt, rice, bread and light grass; Very light sweet and rather pleasant taste of malt, strong grainy rice, light bread, faint citrus and light grassy hops; Mid to light body, thin and crisp palate; Taste profile is nice, non-sweet bready malt with strong, tasty polished rice grain character quite unique to this genre. No other foul macro lager taste is detected, very clean and nice throughout; Hoppiness is fairly low on citrus taste, notable grassy aroma and quite impressively mild astringency for a quite decent finish; Quite dry after taste, very easy and nice to mouth.
Comments: After having countless awful macros, I think, at last, I have finally found a pale lager that is decent and fully enjoyable. This one doesn’t have any foul elements, really malty, a very tasty and chewy rice character that is actually a bonus in boosting the taste, a rarity in today’s adjunct-laden pale lagers. I was expecting the worst, instead I’m genuinely surprised and delighted. For a much maligned genre such as the pale lager, there is hope after all. Recommended.
jhogan4 (225) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
17oz bottle at Sansei in Maui. Waiter insisted its a great Japanese craft beer. Pours looking just like Coors. No aroma. Flavor is sharp and dry. Not worth the $12 I paid for it.
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baraciisch (904) - USA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow in color... Aroma is slightly off... Flavor is light and crisp, light body, hints of malt and grain, touch of hop on the palate... Very easy to drink, but pretty boring overall
MarkQ (58) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s got a dry finish... this stuff uses rice which I’m not too keen on. I’ve tried better beers but at least it doesn’t have a chemical taste to it.
mansquito (2506) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blue Ocean, Fairfax bottle: Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is rice, a bit of hops, and sugar. Taste is somewhat sweet, with a nice little grainy bite. Refreshing and easy-drinking. It is very obviously Japanese. Not bad.
trapped (336) - TURKEY - FEB 5, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color with whitish foamy small head, doughy aroma, strong doughy yeast flavor and sweetish bland taste. Poor excuse for a lager.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Very much your typical pale lager with a thin looking amber body and a sudsy pure white head of foam. Straw and hay aromas with nt much happening in he flavour department.
Tommygface (3) - Brunswick East, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Lovely pale colour. Strong head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing.
Nose: Got light malt and grains with a sweetness that usually comes with Asian beers. A sour twist from the rice that is not unwanted. Grassy hops.
Taste: Starts of clean and delicate. So well carbonated that it excites the mouth. Light body without becoming watery. Sweet malts and semi bitter hops and a sweetness of sushi rice.
Sashimi or Korean food is always paired with this in my house.
nearbeer (3050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle at Suishi Sushi in Folsom. Clear pale golden with a creamy lasting head. Nose is honey and a hint of rice and grass. Taste is the same sweetish flavors on front with a crisp finish. Light body is soft and balanced with a medium high carbonation. Nice with sushi.