Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a pale yellow with no real head. Has a generic stale beer aroma.
Taste was slightly sweet but no real flavor, pretty bland. It had a light body with lots of carbonation. Had with a Korean meal. It makes OB & Cass look pretty good.
phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. can from The Tin Can. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a white head. Notes of sugar, corn, grass. Pretty sweet, actually. Light-bodied, with a watery mouthfeel and higher carbonation. Not a whole lot going on here, but unlike a lot of other Asian pale lagers, there’s nothing aggressively skunky going on, either.
jaghana (5443) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear yellow beer with almost no head and heavy carbonation. Aroma is on old paper and very dry at the beginning, the finish is better with hops notes and a bit fruity. Not so nice but very different compared to other lagers, is there rice in it ?
rubbishystuff (2293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 Not good. But better than OB and Cass. One positive, no irritating flavors. Serving: Bottle
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost clear yellow pour with a bubbly white head. Corn and cereal on the flavor. No aroma. Not something I would order again, even in a Korean restaurant.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at a Lao restaurant. Pours clear straw with a fizzy bright white head. Not much retention or lace. Sugary, grassy nose. Taste is watery, a bit sweet, nothing really there. No terrible adjunct notes. Probably gains clarity and a lighter body from some rice used in the mash. This has Yakima hops? No way. Pretty boring but unoffensive. Definitely inferior to Beerlao.
probstblueribbon (3700) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold (the open mark told me so!) in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear straw with a so-so bright white head.
Aroma: Sweet cereal/grain, very slightly fruity, a touch of wet grassy hops.
Palate: Medium-ish body, medium carbonation.
Flav.: Minerals, cereal/grain, slightly fruity, non-descript malt-adjunct, a wee hint of grassy hops; dry with a slightly mineral cereal/grain, overall watery finish.
Boring, all the way from Korea. I’m tempted to add a dollop of Kimchi for flavour.
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Location: Tap at a Korean Restaurant, 5/7/10
Aroma: The nose is grassy, some grains, rice, and corn
Appearance: Pale yellow color with a small white head
Flavor: Taste is also corn, grass, rice, a pretty dull flavor
Palate: The body is super light, quite thin
There isn’t much going on with this one, a fairly typical mild flavored, weak, drinkable, but ultimately forgettable beer.
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a short and non-persistent foamy white head. Mildly grainy malty aroma with traces of milk and oatmeal. Sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied with a slightly sharp carbonation. Shy grainy pale malty taste; dry-ish malty and slightly bitter finish. Drinkable in some way. Thanks to Mr. Kim, Sa Rang Bang, Essen (also for the kimchi). 08.VI.10
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Light grainy nose, not much else. Really clean. Pale yellow pour, no head or lace. Light grain, soft clean bitterness. Dry and with not much else going on. A clean pale lager.