Thisis12ptfont (711) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Now I don’t usually review cheap pale lagers but Wade’s Wine’s just introduced a new Japanese beer section and due to my obsession with anything Japanese, I had to try it all. Faint aroma of corn. See through copper appearance. Taste is a bland, watery mess with weak flavors of rice flakes and biscuit. Overall, just your standard pale lager. Not very good.
Lagerboy (912) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber. Clear pale golden yellow, foamy white head vanishes. Sweet corny aroma and taste, bready lager malt, some faint grassy hop. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Typical Asian industrial swill manufactured to be consumed in mass quantities. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle at sushi dinner. Served in a fountain soda glass. LOL @ the beer of beers! Very pale pour, light head probably due too dish washed glass. Aroma of rice, corn, and light fruit esters. Flavor is similar, very light and watery. Sort of like a Bud. To bad sushi restaurants don’t serve Japanese craft beer, if it even exists?
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Mura, Raleigh. Extra pale gold pour, well carbonated but looks pretty generic. "The beer of beers"? Odd. Non-descript, vaguely malty/corny nose, but there’s really very little there no matter how deeply you snort. Slight vegetal taste, more grain, and maybe just a scooch of citrus. At least it’s got slightly more personality than the usual yellow fizzy shit.
trapped (455) - TURKEY - JAN 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color with small foamy white head, slight citrusy aroma, sweetish bland taste, high carbonation, abrupt finish. Generic lager.
hawthorne00 (2107) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at a Melbourne Japanese restaurant. Pale gold with a luxuriant white head that lasts well. Not much to the aroma or the taste - seems to be one of those "taste the nothingness" Japanese deals - but it’s slightly crackery and not that sweet, modestly grassily hopped with a gently drying finish. Very light and not really my sort of thing, but a pretty fair beer.
Frank (2224) - 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 (2299) - Orlando, 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 (455) - 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 (3282) - Wasilla, 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.