Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours brilliant, pale yellow-gold with a mountainous white head. Holy crapola. This thing stinks: DMS & sour malt dominates the aroma. Flavor is well-balanced and grainy with metalic aftertaste. Mmmm, metal and adjuncts. Thin-bodied, moderately carbonated and hard to swallow. Nasty.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date unknown, but the bottle had been sitting on the shelf for quite some time, must be a 2004 bottle. Pours a golden body, typical pale lager loooking, so pardon me for not going in depth on that. Light amount of creamyish, white head which is actually quite well-retained. Medium-sized bubbles rise slowly. Smells of light apples at first, in fact I just barely catch a whiff of it, and then I can not find that note through the rest of the beer. There is a touch of graininess, something dry with a bit of corny biproduct smell, perhaps a touch sugary. I will say that the aroma, while not offensive at all, to me, is ridiculously weak. I have to sniff at it quite aggressively to even be able to note some light grains and grass. Anyhow, the flavor begins very even and reserved. Just a plain white dough-like maltiness. Moderate carbonation is not biting or overly forced. Ends with some (more) pale grains and light honey. Not watery at all, so that was impressive. Medium to medium-light body, just a very steady honey/dough maltiness on the palate with a touch of hops bitterness and some green apples lingering (not in the nose, though). Even provides good lacing. Hey, it was a hot day, very humid and nasty out and I was thirsty. It tasted darn good to me. Didnt find any metal or skunkiness.
shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Sour barnyard malt aroma. Golden yellow with little head. Sour malt flavor with a hint of soy sauce. Light body. Okay if you don’t have any other choice or want a light beer.
jgentgesdo (659) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a somehow metallic yellow with thin bubbly head that quickly diminishes. Nose is faint wheat and adjunct. The taste is thin, sour rice. Very bad.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale straw appearance. Sour, grain, corn aroma. Sour palate, fairly hoppy finish, slightly grainy.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased a 633ml bottle. Light gold body with a tight bubbled white head. Aroma is light with some cherries and baby powder. The aroma seems to remind me of underarm deoderant, but not in a particularly bad way. The taste has some honey and light celery. Truly, a decent lager.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I found this little jewel in Dayton Ohio of all places. I assume perhaps from the nearby Airbase and all of the flyboys that possibly had this at Kadena. Sadly this doesn’t travel well and probably sat in that store for a long time. Pale yellow in color with a white head. No lacing to speak of. A little skunky in aroma. Fair malt and fair hop. I have fond memories of this beer when I lived in Okinawa. The food, people and experiences all seem to come back. Gets bonus points for that.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep strawin color,slight haze and a thick rocky white head. Aroma of bread and malt, with a faint hop character. Flavor starts sweet and finishes dry.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow with a thin large-bubbled white head. Grass aroma with some lemon, medium body, starts and ends lightly bitter. Ends crisp and clean. Much better than most imported Japanese lagers.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer is crap. Pours lighter than Lite beers, no nose on it... tastes like straight poo.