GRM (2912) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sample, can, trip to China with Louise, savoured on May 17 2014; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: corn, caramel; mouth: corn, caramel, finale in caramel with slight presence of corn, light body, rather carbonated, quite sweet, thin; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, canette, voyage en Chine avec Louise, savourée le 17 mai 2014; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : maïs, caramel; bouche : maïs, caramel, finale en caramel avec très légère présence de maïs, corps léger, plutôt carbonatée, pas mal sucrée, mince; en résumé : ordinaire
ALLOVATE (2332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle after bottle of this was downed along side some fantastic local dishes at our hotel restaurant in the quiet back streets of Xi’an. Produced up a pale yellow and bright as bright. Intermittent carbonation sees the head dissipate rapidly. Light hop, light corn, light boiled vegie DMS amongst some grainy, pilsner malt on the nose. Ultra feather-weight in body with harsh carbonation that needed to be swirled out of it. Feint, distant grassy hop notes and sandy pale grains sum it up. So clean, but lacking in any character. Crisp, CO2 and gentle hop finish. Points for being refreshing, but then so is soda water. Still a decent light lager.(60cL, BB 08/11/12, Canaan Int’l Hotel, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China)
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Considering the extreme heat Ive been facing in Xiàn, this beer has been a welcome refreshment. Still, a generic lager.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Aroma is pilsner malts, very floral, and a hint of peppery hops. Flavor is honey, malty, rice, and light peppery finish.
asedzie (586) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
618 ml. bottle. Pours golden with a very small, quickly dissapiting head. Some hops in the aroma. Sweet smell as well. Very light. Light soapy bitterness throughout. Carbonated mouthfeel. Not bad.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals and light lemon. Flavor of light hops and lemon with a watery mouthfeel.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 15, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Rated this right along my great friend, the venerable jgb9348 and washed down some great dog with it. Boring lager crap. "Pale golden in colour, not much flavour - pretty bland of course, but it sure did wash down a 12cent sandwich and a 12 cent dessert from the streets. Good thing this 628 mL bottle only cost 60cent! (However, if you want to buy this at the local bar, it is $16 USD for a 6-pack) Sampled on the streets of Xi’an"
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hans 9° (that’s the entire description on the label) 618 ml Bottle–pours a foamy white head. Color is clear yellow with effervescence. Aroma is a nice grain, looking forward to another beer that is outside of the ‘standard’. Taste grain, good carbonation. Plain, and ‘standard’. I thought their other beers were better, but this was OK for myself and the group I was with.
jgb9348 (4625) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pale golden in colour, not much flavour - pretty bland of course, but it sure did wash down a 12cent sandwich and a 12 cent dessert from the streets. Good thing this 628 mL bottle only cost 60cents! Sampled on the streets of Xi’an, then brought into the Hyatt Regency. 15-March-2005.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had this strait from a tap in a tastey dumpling shop in Xi’an. Horrible stuff, I really could not taste anything. Nothing was beer like about it.