KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAY 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle
Aroma: moderately yeasty with the smell of bread.
Appearance: Pale clear and golden. Frothy head that dissipates quickly and leaves a modicum of lacing.
Taste: Sweet, mildly so without being cloying. No real sense of bitterness but an undertaste of sourness and a wee bit salty, just a touch.
Palate. Light to medium bodied, thinly creamy, carbonation is like a glass of Alka Seltzer that sat out too long. Finish is short and yeasty.
Overall: Nice, not memorable, better than a lot on tap here but I can see it going with spicy foods as advertised.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
not as bad as expected, some more pleasant sweetness than usual. otherwise boring.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Crystal clear rich golden hue, nice fluffy white head but it quickly diminishes. Aroma is predominantly nice honey, with a bit of cereal and passion-fruit and faint pine. Flavour is medium-heavy honey sweet but not cloyingly so. Medium body - more than any other lager I have had, texture is initially creamy becoming almost syrupy.
One of the best pale lagers I have had, would be even better with more hops presence. Went well with a Thai curry
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The colour was medium amber gold, with a medium frothy head, and moderate carbonation. The aroma was light and fruity, with malt and light bitterness. The flavour was quite sweet, with malt and light bitter hops. This beer had smooth soft flavours. It was a simple lighter style, lacking a bit in flavour.
Mistretta (5) - - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very sweet, with strong lemon citrus notes, mild hops punch, with a bit more of the hops flavor in the aftertaste. a bit too sweet for my taste, but not a bad summer brew.