BlackHaddock (2925) - Shropshire, - MAY 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It is a bright sunny Sunday afternoon and I’ve picked up the dog crap and leaves, mown the lawns for the first time this year, I am now sitting in the sun. My wife has even showered the dog in the garden, so summer is almost upon us (it’s 15th March 2009 in Shropshire, England).
In my quest to drink around the world I ordered this beer along with a few others over the interenet from ’Beers of Europe’, didn’t know Korea was in Europe, but hey, they sent the beer.
Brown 330ml twist-top bottle, best before 24th Mar 09, drank 10 days before that date. Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru tulip shaped glass.
Clear golden body, typical lager look, the large bubbles in the head didn’t hang around and soon the white head was a weak collar and a pathetic wisp, these in turn also disappeared before my second gulp.
Sweet lemon grass was the smell I though I detected as I sniffed the bottle before pouring the beer. That aroms faded swifter than the head, so my normal lager/pilsner 3 for smell.
Not unpleasant, but nothing to mark it above anyother lager import around. Starts off sweet in the mouth then turns dry towards the end.
I could imagine drinking this at a hot and sweaty South East Asian beachbar but it isn’t a UK summers drink. Not enough body or seoul (see what I did there? Seoul/Korea) to make it a truely memorable experience.
I am sure some wag has already suggested the brewery adds an ’S’ to its name, it could then be called the ’Shite Brewery’. This however would be unfair in my opinion, nothing wrong with this lager, however it is just below par and the head loss didn’t help its cause.
hawthorne00 (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Pale orange with a loose white head that doesn’t hang around. Odd aroma of lemon, apple, bread, cooked corn, glue. Sweet and grainy with apples, some metal, lemony cleaner. Dryish, slightly astringent finish with very little bitterness. Well into unpleasant territory.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found this beer in a bottle in a random American burger joint in Seoul. Great refreshing beer for lunch on a very hot and humid day, though it has everything you’d expect (and probably not like) in a pale lager. Meh.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale golden coloured body with a hint of a white head. Aroma of rice, corn, pale malt and a big metallic note. Light-bodied; Sharp rice and light malt flavour with a lot of metal, earth and cereal flavours and nothing too pleasing. Aftertaste has a little alcohol, the slightest hint of citrus and more of the funky malt. Overall, a pretty bad offering, but pairs well with spicy food here - however, just drink the soju and pass this one up! I sampled this 33 cL can purchased at GS25 in Myeongdong, Seoul, Korea on 06-April-2012 for 1,200Won.
kindacold (197) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well, it’s not offensively bad, but it’s not something I’m going to seek out. No flavor, crisp, chuggable. In fact, definitely chug it so it’s over sooner.
FatPhil (8114) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap (warawara, suwon)
Bland aroma. Sharp acidic watery palate. Fizzy. Bland. Eugh!
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle at Honey Pig Centreville. A light gold with a small and short lived white head. The nose has a some bits of grain and grass, but not much else. More of a premium lager feel and taste in my opinion. Slightly fuller bodied than the average pale lager with a little grainy sweetness and a slight nondescript bitterness. Serviceable if there isn’t anything else.
jiguns (1) - - APR 1, 2013 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
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maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can aboard KE 36 from Atlanta to Incheon. Very little aroma, some slight grass, very minor hop. Pale straw, two-finger head, lots of carbonation. Light grassy flavor / sweet, mild mid palate / disappears except for a thin coating of crude graininess. Light body. Label says it contains 100% Aus malt, 86% US hops (Cascade), and 14% German hops. I wouldn’t have noted this, except I was trying to kill time on a 15-hour flight.... and there was no better beer than this. The Cascade was absolutely undetectable.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ljusgul i färgen, vitt skum som försvinner snabbt. Unken doft med majs och gräs, kemiskt. Smakar tunt majs metalliskt unken malt. Hög kolsyra.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This bottle just says Max but I assume this is the same beer. Its a completely clear golden beer with a fizzing away white head as you pour it, I mean as I pour it. The aroma is foul like grease and corn. The flavor is decent like a premium lager with a malty backbone and a strong bite on the palate. Smelling this, you would never know that it tastes alright. Don’t pour it in a glass and make sure those bottle are ice cold if you want to enjoy this one. The finish is like rotting malt though.