blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
unremarkable but not offensive. I was acutually able to finish the beer, which is a good sign. Light fizzy flavor, a tad fruity aroma, but not much else
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had at Chang's Mongolian Grill. Largely unspectacular. Hints of malt. Slight hops in the finish. Still more flavor than a BMC. Oh, and on the bottle it said it was brewed under the supervision of the Kirin Brewmaster by Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles Ca.
kumite56 (468) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium white head rapidly diminishing. Clear, light bodied and some noicable malt flavor and a moderate bitterness at the end. Dry finish and lively carbonation. Not bad but suggest you keep on looking.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a thin and quick dissipating white head and a pale gold colour. Slight hop aroma. Sweet flavours and fizzy carbonation. Boring.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 11, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ho hum. The 2.38 number here (as of 11Feb2003) is about right, perhaps a bit high.
Decidedly small, quickly receding head. Inactive carbonation leaves the beer on the flat side.
Light hop aroma...well, very light.
Dry body, light, sweet fruit, with some proteins to fill the mouth.
In summary: fairly unoffensive.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale color, weak but pleasant aroma, fairly well balanced. Nothing that's a turn-off, but nothing special either.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another macro beer. It is pretty smooth, however. Decent enough for a night at a Japanese steak house. I was kind of suprised to see that it is now brewed in The States by that purveyor of fine brews, A-B. Didn't they slam others a few years back for contract brewing????
crazyvin (1799) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
a smooth beer with a refreshing palate and unique taste reminisant of ginger.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decent for the fact that it wasn't offensive. Some malt detected. Perfect with the Tako Sushi.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden lager with a big white head. Nose offloral hops. Taste offloral hops bitter hops and enough light malt. Mouth maybe a little thin but as much as one can expect from a lager-style beer. Overall, surprisingly good factory beer.