Cuba (2) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a nice, refreshing summer beer. Has a nice crisp taste as soon as it hits the tongue followed a rather bitter after taste
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this at Corti Brothers in Sacramento...12 ounce bottle. It had a 96% for Pale Lagers Ratebeer shelf talker. Apparently, that is out of date. Oh well. Sweet, corn like, syrupy aroma. Some stale veggies and some grasses come through in the nose, too. Not overly pleasant. Transparent golden body with a decent white head that has really good head retention. This starts with a little bit of a grassy spiciness. Some fair noble hop character. A little malted huskiness is also in the middle. Lightly mineral later on. This is fairly drinkable. refreshing and light. It lacks the annoying sweetness that is so present in the aroma. Decent.
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours straw and carbonated from bottle at tasting: Noble hop flavor follows through to finish. Tastes fresh of pils malt, unlike imported Amer. Lite Lager, (in an impressive way).
popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one was a bit of a surprise. I was expecting Lhasa to be your average crappy lager, but itís actually pretty good. It seems like an entirely decent pilsner. It pours your standard very pale yellow, but it has a nice rocky, white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is rather hoppy - all Saaz grassy bite - with some light yeast and pale malt aromas. Thereís a very mild vegetal note, but nothing too bad. Happily, the flavor is quite dry and ends with some good grass hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, light and well-carbonated. Thereís even a bit of hop oiliness. A very refreshing beer and a big step up from most popular pale lagers.
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks bullzeye! carefully poured from a wicker basket - mapwhoring at itís finest... color is soft yellow with a slight haze and a billowy medium-bubbled white head. nose is surprisingly soft and floral with some dust/cement basement must and dried corn leaves and other assorted dried or toasted grains/plants. somebody said corn pudding but I canít make that happen even with how suggestible I am. lightly crisp, lightly dry - saaz hops? didnít know but guess it makes sense. mostly soft, some sort of rice flavor noticed at times but for the most part itís inoffensive and easy to like as simple as it is.
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of markwise. It pours clear gold with white head. The aroma has a mix of spice and floral hops along with malt graininess. The taste is sweet and grainy malts where those notes are cut somewhat by spicy hop bitterness followed by a bit of floral hops.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 27, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A basic beer, drinkable, Iíve had worse, this is an average, Pale lager. Sweet, corn,Cereal, some malt, but no off flavors, glad I got to try a beer from Tibet!
William_PDX (1) - USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice lager....fresh....will be a great Summer beer.
I am almost never a lager drinker - but, I will buy this one!
Not to mention the good things the brewer does for charity in Tibet and other places!
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to phaleslu for this one as an extra. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is bread, slight corn, water, and lager. Flavor is pretty similar with a background sweetness. Light bodied and a Tibetan Pale Lager. That says it all.
phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. i thought since this brew originated high in the Himalayas that there would be some amazing water or monk magic. this is basically a slightly less flavorful Singha. will not buy more.