kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle at a restaurant; not even from Japan - made in LA by A-B) Pale lager gold with rapidly fading head and almost no aroma. Mild malt taste. Not bad, but just a boring lager.
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 Iím definitely a Kirin lover. The finish is very bitter and strong, but feeling your mouth invaded with this great cereal taste is a good experience
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good golden color. But no head and a very thin body, which i didnt expect. The taste is bland, and a little too bitter for me.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pale yellow with almost no nose, but good bubbly white head and some lacing. The flavor is non-existent until you get towards the end of the palate, when some sour malt comes through. Bleh.
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
So Iím sitting there drinking this and complaining. Saying how it tastes like a Budweiser but a little better. Then Iím reading the bottle and itís saying how itís monitered by the A-B brewmaster or something. Figures. No hops here really, some malt but basically another boring lager. Not offensive, less than enjoyable.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
japanís bud. bad, bad, bad, donít buy it. Bland, blah, and bad!!!! .
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours golden with a samll white head, aroma of sweet malts kinda boring smell and taste, little bit of bittnerness, nothing great.
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Apr-05 Very light sweet low malt and hop aroma. Yellow pissy colour with low head and suds lacing. Low malt and low hop flavour. Stale light tangy hop finish. Overall itís Euro-Asian trash. It bellows from the street, íHandsome Young Maní. My mate Terryís comment is, í...quite cheap pissí.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Did anybody notice that it says on the side of the bottle brewed by anheiser-busch under strict supervision of kirin, this was horrible.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dry beer. This is a decent Japanese lager, perfect to have with Asian food. Light but sharp flavor, dry aftertaste. Nothing exciting.