Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can in Macau, 4.1%. Fresh grainy beginning. Smooth, not too deep but round. Crisp on a drinkable body, fresh, no real bitterness but full bodied. Not too bad.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow! This smells like pouring 90 weight straight out of the can after drinking the 10.5P, wish in a fucked up way I kinda like. Reminds me of the oil field and Vietnam. Oooh. Its a richer golden color with a non-lasting head and tastes like sweat pretty much. The over carbonatiin tries to cover this up but fails and the finish is like waxed paper.
GoufCustom (1064) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml pull-tap can at abv 4.1% bought at Wui Lung Food Wholesale in Shek Wu Hui, Sheung Shui.
Light golden yellow colour; Razor thin head and residual white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Near zero lacing with notable slight carbonation; Slightly pungent smell of malt, with light urine, light bread, faint lemon and light straw; Mid to light sweet taste of light malt, with light grains, initial shades of wet cardboard, faint syrup, very light lemon and grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is watery but moderately malty macro, adjuncted sweet is minimal, some light bread and bitterness in there, wet cardboard gone with further sips, quite clean and easy. Okay… Hoppiness is lemon hint and smelly straw nose, low citrus and grass taste, and echo of bitterness for empty finish; Wet after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: Like Yanjing Style Beer, this is another grocery store-exclusive Chinese macro which surpasses the likes of Tsingtao, Yanjing, Buds, etc. with better maltyness, lesser adjuncts, off-taste free, and easily enjoyable. With just US$0.40 apiece, it has quality at a bargain. Will buy again!
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium white head. Clear yellow body with carbonation. Rice and wine grape aroma with apple notes. Dry-sweetish wine grape and flour taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish floral herbal aftertaste with fruity notes. Nice, drinkable, clean. (0.5l can from a supermarket in Macau.)
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This has no aroma. Looks very thin. Flavor is simple. A bit grainy, not funky, perhaps a tad bit rice-y. Okay.
presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hai Zhu (Kirin) drank in Borneo Malaysia. After 3 days in the jungle this tasted like nectar, but in reality it was just a ’wet’. Pale colour, good aroma and a flowery taste I thought.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned. Skunky aroma of bad grains and hops. Pale yellow color, tiny white head that disappears quickly and completely, few lace. Sweet for a lager, skunky hops well present, hints of apple and cardboard. It reminded me of an old damp cellar.
oh6gdx (22531) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned (thanks omhper). yellow colour, small white head, which disappears quickly. Aroma is maize, slight malts. Flavour is surprisingly sweetish with some malts (?) that reminds of Eastern European lagers (and strong lagers). Not even so bad. Dry hayish finish and aftertaste.
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can (BB 05/2007)
Golden color, no head. Grainy malty, cardboardish "East European type" aroma. Very East European feeling here - maybe it is that raw, grainy malty flavour. Medium bodied and fruity, sweetish notes in the finish. Raw palate but not thin like the most of these Chinese 4-5% beers.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A gift from Hong Kong! The can says "Guangdong Top Brand". Very thin and crisp with some surprising dryness and grassiness. Alcohol is noticeable, which is surprising for 4.7% beer.