skortila (4816) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well this one is actually better than expected. It has a grassy and grainy nose with some soapy hopelements. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter with a watery body. Carbonated, just a bit hoppy, and mainly grainy.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sharp aroma typical of lagers but with heavier hops than most American versions. Pale gold body with a light white head. Thin taste similar to Budwiser (not coincidental given this is brewed by their company for the US). No malts at all and heavy hop notes in the ending.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold color. Scant head, no lace. Aromas of malt, miscellaneous grain, maybe rice or corn, citrus, yeast and a tad of hops. Flavor was well-balanced, slightly malty and some noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Tastes all-malt but no toastiness or sweetness. Slightly sour. Reminds me of Ortliebs or Carling Black Label, for those who remember.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 Special premium reserve indeed! Such that its in convenience stores urbanlly everywhere! Hoppy tasting for commercial widespread lager. Nice finish. (Note: much better in the bottle.)
ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. There is really not much difference between Sapporo, Kirin, and Asahi. All 3 are Coorís light type clones. I mean come on, do you expect rally good beer from Japan? No, of course not. You expect good food!
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks and tastes much like a Budweiser or a Fosters. Slightly more bitter finish than a Bud. Nothing special about this beer, just another pale lager.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From an 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a "Freshest Taste Within 180 Days Bottled Date," 27/Sept/05. Made an average appearance, poured a marco lager golden with a small foamy white head that slowly reduced to a fine lacing. Had an macro lager aroma,
grassy, rice grainy and pale malts, like a Budweiser. Moderate carbonation and
a slick light bodied mouth feel, easy
drinkability. Had your basic macro lager taste, a little grassy hop bitterness,
some rice graininess, bland pale malts
and a crisp finish with some grassiness
lingering in palate, smooth tasting
overall. This is your average macro lager in all aspects. Purchased as a single for $1.00 and I believe I was slightly overcharged considering what a six of Budweiser goes for.
Skinnyviking (7729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. White disappering head. Clear golden body. Malt aroma. Thin hops flavor. Tickling feeling on the tongue.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2006
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Absolute crap. Possibly the worst beer Iíve ever had...and Iíve had a couple of doozies. In short it was the same as all the other macro pale lagers...except somehow worse. OK here goes:
Poured from bottle into a tall lager glass. Pale gold color with a fizzy, short lasting white head. This beer seriously smells like urine from some undistinguishable animal...possibly a nocturnal mammal. After waiting a bit, it opened up to display a LITTLE malt, mixed with urine of course. At this point Iím really beginning to think that this has been "recycled". Do I actually have to put this in my moputh??? Dear God this tastes aweful! A few sips and I was done. DRAINPOUR. I hope my septic tank bacteria will actually consume this crap.
Jayb0 (1084) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
typical pale lage, perhaps a bit creamier than some. drink cold, if it gets warm discard