GoufCustom (1220) - HONG KONG - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml can as “Epic Hop Syndrome Pils Lager” bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Looks: Translucent pale golden colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and barely notable slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant Pils malt, with strong floral, fresh grapefruits, strong melon, pear cider, strong molasses, candy, light biscuits, yeast and light grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet moderate Pils malt, with grapefruits, floral, honey, molasses, cinnamon, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Mid to light body. Slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Moderate Pils maltyness in a solid thick background. The fresh grapefruit araoma carry onto the taste, very citrusy and lemony plus fairly good cinnamon and woody spices. Touch of honey and sweetness. Light but joyful!
Hoppiness: Impressive aroma with strong Lemondrop influence as in strong melon and hard candy. Calypso’s pear cider nose also came through, not to mention fresh grapefruits. Taste is grapefruits plus Crystal’s cinnamon and spice; Bitterness is notably strong for a lasting, high astringent citrus-spicy finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity and hoppy to mouth.
Comments: With or without the “Pils” alias or not, this is a compact yet seriously hoppy Lager - excellent aroma of hard candy, melon, citrus and pears, Solid hoppy taste in grapefruit and cinnamon. A bit thin in the end but that match a tight 4.5% Pilsner. If all Lagers are made like this, I just can’t get enough. Yes!
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale yellow, minimal head, with a pungent floral and citric aroma. Taste is medium bitter, gets the lager malts and tasty hops that gives it a dry balance. Hints of citrus. Very nice lager, as every lager should be. Shame on macro corn lagers!
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: tasting, can 355ml
Aroma medium plus intensity, floral citrus, softer follow-up. Nice malt base. Soft golden creating solid back up.
Top: smallish, snow-white, lasting with some lace on glass.
Base: pale gold, clear
Palate : medium thinner body, smooth and easy going, delicate.
Taste: balanced in approach. Leafy, grassy, herbal hop combination with sweet golden malt backbone.
other notes nice refreshing new-wave lager. Helles with American hops? Why not!
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, straw and bright, with a medium head. Light body, saazy taste with clean, slightly doughy pale malts. A little too timid on the hop for a body this light...it invites Bitburger comparisons and doesn’t live up.
wlajwl (4935) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is hops/hop resin, light tropical fruit and lager yeast. The flavor is hops/mild hop resin, tropical fruit, malts and a medium bitter finish.
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can pours clear yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma, maybe some pears, and the usual sharpness of a pils. Definitely happier than your average pils which is quite nice. Light, fruity, and clean.
Patrickctenchi (5243) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head.
Grain, citrus aroma.
Slight pils-like taste....mild grainy bittering, barley malt, grass...
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good lager hopped up a bit, but not overly bitter good flavor easy to drink smooth no hoppy after taste
HKdIPA (515) - HONG KONG - SEP 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Craftissimo opening. Aroma is slightly hoppy pils. Taste the same. Very crisp but tastes like Tsingtao with hops added. Fine but not worth it. Luckily this can was free.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can- Pours slightly hazy light golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is clean malts, peppery spicy hops, grass, no flaws. The taste is smooth, nice and citrusy, lemon, quality grains, light malt, spicy hops, dry finish. Easy drinking slightly hopped up pils, very good.