Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a sweet and fruity pale lager. Kind of unusual but not entirely unappealing. I guess kind of an ale-like change of pace vs. the usual Japanese fair.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cereal grains and honey aromas with hints of grass. Pours clear blonde with a white head that dissipates quickly. Light cereal flavors with hints of corn and hints of grassy hops. Finishes very light and dry.
Tonkun (319) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Slightly reddish golden pour with a nice white head that disappeared quickly. Grain, grass. Light body. Crisp. Pretty nice for this style.
SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can: Poured a golden color with thin white head. Aroma was sweet grass. The taste was of soggy cardboard.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat.This poured a clear light gold with good sized white head. Nose of light malts and floral hops. Light in body with a very clean and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is pale malts and floral hops. Light bitter finish. A better than average pale lager.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured a hint of gold and was crystal clear. A nice white head. This was not unpleasant at all and that was a concern. It offered some honey, grain, and gentle floral hops. The hops added a bit of bitterness. For the style this was pretty good.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy sweetness, with some malty weirdness in the background. Canít really put my finger on it. Not awful.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Fairly repugnant aroma, some malt, some chemicals. Bright yellow. Harsh initial, with a bit of grass; mid goes metallic, with just a touch of malt; finish is quite bland. Thin body. This is junk. I mean, it is beer in a way, but it has so many adjuncts: rice, corn, and starch. Probably would taste better on a steaming hot day in Okinawa.
mansquito (2506) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
H-Mart, Merrifield, VA 633ml ($5.50): Pours a pale gold with a white head. Aroma is very light. Body is also very light, but it does have a pinch of hops. This doesnít really have any offensive elements and is absurdly easy to imbibe.
ronaldtheriot (785) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orion Premium Draft Beer has a medium-to-thick white head, a somewhat hazy, bubbly, yellow-golden appearance, and a nice amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, lightly-toasted barley malt, cracker, and sugar, and it has a very full smell- wonderful! Taste is of sweet, light barley malt, delicate cracker, sugar, a mild hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Orion Premium Draft Beer finishes crisp, refreshing, mostly dry, and super drinkable. This is an incredibly balanced, almost perfect lager beer. I am stunned by it, and I think you should seek it out! RJT