Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Okay, I gotta check the reviews *before* I go beer shopping next time...
Sorry, I'm not even gonna justify this swill with a full-on review. I should have known by the "Brewed under the strict supervisvion of Kirin's brewmaster by Anheuser-Busch" claim on the lable.
Cool "half dragon/half deer" picture on the bottle. Other than that, there is nothing interesting about this beer.
"Special single-press process uses only the most flavorful portion of the finest ingredients. Your reward is all the nuances of flavor and complexities of the character only a first press beer can offer" aside." WTF, is this an olive oil?!? What the hell are they pressing? If there's a "second press," are they admitting that Bud is their waste-product?
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not Bad...but then, unremarkable.
Virtually no head, aroma or flavour.
Then again, I'd have another...unless I were paying for it.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(4 Jan 04, 5% ABV) A medium yellow brew with an average white head and no lacing to speak of. I noted a light malt and grass in the slightly sweet-smelling aroma. This is an unremarkable but drinkable beer.
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing special. Fizzy yellow and clean, well made but not distinctive. Goes OK with Sushi.
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2004
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear gold with bubbly white topping and a soapy aroma. Highly malt-sugary flavored and light on the tongue. Standard.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
very slight aroma of yeast; pale, washed-out yellow with a very thin head; bitter taste and astringent feel - not at all to my taste
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern- I ordered this for the free pint glass. Pale yellow color with a small fizzy head. No real aroma. Slightly better than BMC but not by much. Dry finish. Nothing special.
fryjohn (12) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Light aroma (difficult to distinguish due to being served with other food in a Japanese restaraunt), Yellow/gold appearance, light hoppy flavor, not strong, suitably dry, but not overly so. Went well with the food being served.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow with a small, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. A slight hint of fruit and hops in the aroma. Starts out very slightly sweet then turns bitter. Dry on the end.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft - Had at sushi dinner. Very thin, with light malt flavor. Do they use hops? Only good with food.