thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) clear amber with small off white head; faint aromas of soy sauce, fruit; generally simple flavour with long, medium bitter and mineral finish; not great but better than most asian beers
sterk (8) - MALAYSIA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a refreshing beer from Hong Kong and a nice touch to bottle it. A good drink and far superior to the Tsing Tao / San Miguel macro rubbish, but not as nice as the AB
JaKeAFC (400) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
35 cl bottle, 4.7% thanks to a friend who brough me from HK. Pours amber color, clear, average offwhite head, looks like a Vienna. On the nose sems malty. Aroma is softly malty, slightly roasted, a bit of caramel and a metallic\copper hue, mineral notes. Hop is not shining thru, but there’s some. There’s something else i can’t define what it is, somewhat citrusy and spied, but very faint and difficult to get. Taste is softly bitter, palate is watery and finish is dry. Has a tough life compared to the EU standard, but i guess on the asian maket this has some interesting features.
kidmartinek (2968) - 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 (405) - 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 (3080) - 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 (1192) - 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 (1710) - 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 (1621) - 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 (959) - 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.