Brewed by Shenzhen Kingway Brewery (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Shenzhen, China


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.87   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a medium frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a below average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
Mid gold, bright as bright, with a fine bead and a missing scalpal froth. Aroma of floating leaf paddies, mint and lemon grass - clean and fragrant. Mildly parching, dry, crisp and bitter on the palate. Light bodied and effervescent. Subtle, dusty malt with a hint of coloured, toasty grains. Short finish; floral, minty and peppered. Sour tang grips the side of the tongue; all in balance. Nothing offensive here. Clean cut and sessionable. Lawnmower to the extreme but tidy enough!! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations, Lynwood)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from Hongkong: Pale golden color, nearly no head. Flavor is very grainy, corny, cheap. Nearly no hop or bitterness. Poor, very cheap taste and close to water!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 Bottle at some restaurant near New Beer because we couldn’t get a cab. Pours clear old gold with white head. Nose and taste of corn, cardboard, rice, skunk, tortilla malt and old barley. Unpleasant. Light body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Clear, slightly brassy gold with a frothy white head. Light grain scent...unbelievably: NO SKUNK ! Taste is a heavy, peppery bread-cardboard affair. Rough, but without the strong sour grain malt found frequently in other Asian Lagers. Not good..but not overly awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1334) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Kingway Beer (Premium Lager) has a thin-to-medium, white head and a mostly clear, golden appearance, with some lacing and very fine particulate matter floating about. Some streaming bubbles are present. The aroma is of sweet, lightly toasted barley malt, and the flavor is of sweet, lemony, pale malt, cracker, a touch of paper, and just a kiss of the hops. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Kingway Beer finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, drinkable, mild, and semi-dry. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I think it is certainly worth a try. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkSachon (635) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle at Tokyo Sushi Buffet in Pittsburgh and a guess that I had the "12" and not some earlier incarnation. The nice waitress said she would have to check to see if she had a Kingway in stock and seemed surprised to bring one back to the table for my consumption. On the pour there’s an impressive burst of white cloudy foam which was a delight but the rest of the beer failed. I’d venture to say this not only goes poorly with Asian food but that the rest of the culinary world would be similarly disappointed.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Arve_Christian (3274) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
Backlog Shenzen november 2010 Golden color, good foam Light body & complexity Not much flavour Ok with spice food

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
larsga (6321) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
Medium white head. Clear deep golden body with carbonation. Light grainy vegetal aroma. Dry-sweet perfumy grainy taste with sugary notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel with some heat. Dryish perfumy sugary aftertaste with floral notes. It’s not bad, but too sweet. I imagine I can taste the alcohol, too. (0.64l bottle, Taste, Hang Hao, Hong Kong.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (3017) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Being a fan of all beers terrible and foreign, I was heartened to see this green bottled beauty in the make-your-own six-pack section of my local beer selling establishment. I have long been a fan of unpalatable Eastern European beers and am excited to be branching out into Asia and more specifically China in this case. This pours a nice and perfectly clear golden color with a thick and relatively long lasting head of fine bubbles. Looks really nice to a lager fan like myself actually. The nose tells a different story. It is actually not skunked--perhaps the use the same genetically modified hop varieties as Miller--just kind of stale and vaguely sour-doughy. Watery but fizzy on the palate w/ essences of sweet rolls and an odd kind of lemony tartness w/ underpinnings of a gun-powder-like bitterness and earth. This beer is a little off, there can be no doubt, even when compared to the worst (regular-strength) packaged beers in the US but it is not actively foul or hideous in any way. I could see myself wiling away some free time on the slow boat to China w/ a six pack of this in my lap.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DeanF (1723) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Oh my, another Chinese brewing company making beers a half percent different from each other and pretending they’re different brews..... so this pours with that usual awful rice-brewed head and that boring yellow body. The aroma is all rotting cardboard. The flavour is all rice, adding an extra point for the smooth mouthfeel but otherwise a total waste of an attempt at brewing a lager that might even be so slightly different from all the others.

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