DrNosha (682) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,33l Flasche. Goldgelbe Farbe. In der Nase sehr süß mit Sake-aroma. Unrunder Geschmack. Der Reis bringt eine unangenehme Akoholnote.
The_Osprey (4204) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle picked up for the Vietnam tick, shared at Leighton’s. Clear yellow, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is papery, card, airy. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is papery, water, pale barley, very light bitterness. Watery with a slight metallic note. Not horrendous by any means or even that offensive - just very watery and plain.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to dirty Danny the country scoper extraordinaire, 03/09/15.
Light golden blonde with moderate white spotting.
Nose is paper, grain, straw, lightly oxidised noted.
Taste comprises paper, damp flannel, cereal, pretty thin.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
3rd September 2015
Bottle share at Mr Smith’s Stratoflat. Big thanks to Dan for this country tick. Almost clear pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and semi dry, modest carbonation. Papery thin dry malts follows the papery malts nose. Forensic trace of citrus. A metallic dry finish. Jeez this is poor, I hope the good people of Vietnam get better beers than this to drink!
altonbrownd (4596) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Botlle from Utobeer. Golden clear body with thinnest head. Nose is malty and corn. Taste similar, of matls, paper and corn. Uninspired. Watery finish.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sort of thanks to Dan. It pours clear dirty gold with minimal head. The nose is filthy, paper, damp room, grainy and decent oxidisation. The taste is watery, paper, grainy, cardboard and soda water with a short, watery finish. Light body and fine carbonation. Watery and papery. Really aweful
r464 (2126) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Thin, but malty, hints of cereals. Pretty bland and unremarkable.
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Heavy duty 335ml semi-foiled bottle. The packaging is pretty different form the norm for S/e asia. I also believe this might actually be my first Nam beer. It pours a very bubbly dull gold with not much of a head . The aroma is odd smells like old skim milk form the plastic carton and some pickling spice. Flavor is watery and metallic, light autolyzed yeast note, paper, herbs. This is some poor stuff.
huineman (454) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very simple lager, just as many other around the world. Refreshing and featureless. Forget it almost as fast as you drink it.
ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Café Beer, Phạm Ngũ Lão, Hue, Vietnam.
Oddly one of the more difficult beers to get a hold of in the Imperial City. Restaurants were admittedly phasing it off their menu’s!?
Anyways; produces up a highly charged, sparkling medium gold raising a good two inches of foam atop that daubs the glass nicely. Aroma of chaff, dried mown grass, parsley flakes and black pepper is pleasant but strange. And then it went south. Phenolic and soapy in mouthfeel with an acrid, herbal bitterness. Light in body and heavy in carbonation making it a little rough and biting. Drabby and slick in the finish. Residually bitter but I can’t quite pin-point the nuance off flavours. Just on drinkable in the heat but give me a Larue over this anytime! (35,5cL, Bottled 05/08/14, Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam)