GoufCustom (1616) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Pale dull golden colour; One-quarter finger head with residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Good sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Light aroma of malt, with very light grains, bread, moderate lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of moderate malt, with very light grains, strong molasses, bread, light lemon and light bitter grass hops; Close to light body. Thin but slightly slick and crisp palate; Mouth feel is moderate, close to solid malt base for a Pale. Slightly watery but otherwise a good mouthful. Grain taste close to minimal, sweetness as in molasses not sickly sugar. Good breadyness. Solid!... Hoppiness is light lemon and grass in nose and taste. Low blow bitterness for an abrupt, faint astringent-light malt finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy, and quite malty to mouth.
Comments: Compare to rice-infested water like Buds, I prefer light but honest Pale like this one: solid maltyness for the style, very low grains, natural light sweetness, fair low hoppiness. No foul smeel and taste. More than drinkable, this is easily a go-to just like Carlsberg, only the prohibitive Canadian import price tag is deterring. Pretty nice!
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’d have to do a side-by-side to speak intelligently as to how this compares to MGD and other pale lagers. It’s a bit above average, but otherwise too faint to notice any outstanding qualities.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like most lagers it has almost no flavour. Pale straw yellow with a fizzy head that dies down fast. Thin malt based flavour but mostly tastes of light hay, straw, corn, etc. Not an awful beer by any means, just not very exciting.
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rated at the brewery, draft. Pale straw yellow, stable splotchy head, it’s actually fine except for the sweetness, clean, and has a very soft mouthfeel. Aches for hops, and not sure how many I’d drink, but I finished my pint and is not bad for what it is.
ChewyBeer (259) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical lager. Clear with medium carbonation. Neutral nose. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation. Malt based but not strong taste
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New Canadian province, British Columbia (4/13):
Appearance: Light golden, clear and fizzy. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Fruits, slight malt.
Taste: Fruit, lemon. Some malt and sweetness. Easy drinking.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 355 ml can, CHF 5.80
Info: 4/7-2014, BB: 23/10-2014
mkel07 (5159) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from December 2013. Pretty standard pale lager with nothing that sent sit apart from the hoards of other pale lagers on the market.
taylorderek (38) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral aroma. Pours clear yellow-gold with which thin tall head. Mostly hoppy with a thin body. Nice on the palate
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rockin’ the Kokanee! (You know chicks dig it, right?). 340mL bottle pours with a clear pale gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up corn, corn flakes, floral hops and grainy malts. The taste is similar with sweet malts, corn, floral hops and then some mild grainy malts that take a stab at balancing out the sweetness. It gets a bit mineral here and there too. Not bad as there is some balance achieved that offers a small island amid the sea of sweetness.
cmacklin (851) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355 ml can. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin white head. Very mild aroma of malt and corn. Very mild flavour of grass and hops. Light body with watery texture and soft carbonation. Bland and boring.