kidmartinek (2555) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark caramel color. White ring head. Light malt aroma. Cool and clean. Taste is fruity and has a strong bite. Light body. Nice amout of flavor and body for such a light beer. I like that style.
GoufCustom (237) - HONG KONG - JAN 18, 2013
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013
330ml bottle bought from CitySuper in Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Copper colour; No head, foam or lacing - absolutely zero! No carbonation either! This really took me by surprise. Medium to light body; Light smell of malt, some bread and sweetness; Taste is very weird - a mix of light malt, some unpleasant chemical used in oral medication, and a hint of fruitiness - not revolting but it doesn’t makes me feel comfortable. Only slight trace of bitterness, close to none most of the time. Slight dry after taste.
Comments: I thought I bought it as a gesture to support Hong Kong’s micro scene, instead, this is a bottle of liquid called ‘beer’ with no obvious characteristics of a half-decent macro lager, and its taste so weird I thought this is straight out from a hospital pharmacy. Tasted just half of it at the rest is drain pours. Prime candidate for RB’s “Worst Beer of the World”. Avoid.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow and fizzy with a white head, No lacing. Malts in the aroma. Light body. Carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is light hops and some spices,
Bif (1052) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Pours a dark copper color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of some citrus and malt sweetness. Taste of malt sweetness with a bit of fruit mixed in. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, quite smooth and refreshing. Not a bad beer. Good for a couple.
northropfrye (1376) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The better of the two HK beers I tried. There’s a prominent hop element here. Quite nice. Almost a pilsener.
DeanF (1602) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried at a super upscale drinkery on the top of one of those Hong Kong Towers, poured quite chilled. Nice aroma of fruitiness on the nose, and malty sweetness. Charming orange-bright brown body with no head, even when poured by an expert waitress - thusly it should be poured headless, one would assume. Taste is a pleasant mix of sweet malts with some fruity touches. Okay mouthfeel. This is a decent beer, worth seeking out if you’re in the city.
JorgeLee (769) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Bottle in HK with Galligan. Fuller amber colour than usual for Chinese beer, some hops in the aroma, body is reasonably crisp with a decent if brief bitter finish. Nothing special but a lot better than most beers out this way.
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small white head. Yellow body. Fruity grassy aroma with citric oily notes. Dry-sweet grassy oily smoky (WTF?) taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Faintly harsh mouthfeel. Dry grassy fruity smoky aftertaste with plastic notes. Not really a success. Weird. (0.33l bottle shared by hcalsos.)
johndoughty (3293) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Very kindly bought back from Hong Kong by my son Adam and his girlfriend Sam. Clear and bronze with a small head. Dry at first with a gentle sweet finnish. Medium body, well balanced and easy to drink.
jgb9348 (4025) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Super clear golden coloured body with a thinnish white head that leaves a pretty ugly lace on the side of the glass. Aroma of nice fresh malt, lemons, a touch of low a.a. hops, some raisins and a hint of coriander seed. Light-bodied; Sharp assertive hoppy taste up front with a mellow maltiness and a deep pungent grassy and barnyard flavour soon afterwards with a grassy bite at the end. Afterwards fairly bitter on the palate with the grass and bitter caramel coming through. Overall, a pretty bad beer, but when there aren’t many alternatives, this one was neat to try. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased at City/Super! Supermarket in the best city in the world: Hong Kong (off the Causeway Bay MTR stop), China on 26-August-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 21-January-2010.