bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Light malt and light grain aroma. Corn and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Corn and light malt lingers.
badhack (313) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like the artwork. To me tasted similar to Asahi with a little more oomph. More malt and hops, but not considerable. It was soft, no off flavors but didn’t pair with my ramen at all. Maybe a little italic.
mkel07 (3383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Taro’s Ramon restaurant . Standard pale lager with golden amber colour, soft white head and earthy flavours.
jinroh (354) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,35 ml can. Pours with a large white head that is gone after a few seconds. This beer is very clear, definitely filtered. Not much carbonation. Aroma is faint cookies, with some sweet undertones - probably coming from rice and cornstarch. I can already guess that this is going to be quite watery. Taste is not usual Japanese macro that I actually expected but somewhat milder and softer, with some malt (or rice) sweetness dominating in the aftertaste. Aftertaste itself is pretty short, nothing really special. Drinkable but not too good, I guess it would be nice to have it on a hot beach.
Brodies_Best (246) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at New World Birkenhead Auckland. Overall a decent drop not missing any marks for an average easy to drink beer. Sweet, slightly grassy, light bodied and not too carbonated.
Grumbo (596) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle bought in London. Pale gold colour with an average white head. Aromas of grass, and malt. Body light-medium. Hoped for something a little better.
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good sized frothy head clear gold pour medium strong carbonation aromas grassy fruit grain or hay some metallic notes flavours sweet tasting beer mild bitter fruit or citrus origin grassy hay metallic tastes the finish best tastes sweet bitter finish grassy grain notes
Inbreak (2127) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ Wasabi Manhattan NYC:
Fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is neutral, light malts, rice, hints of hay and yeast. Taste is slightly sour-ish, light malts, grass, citrus, hay. Little bitterness. Weird!
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
According to their wikipedia entry, Orion became popular when they switched from a German style to an American style. No wonder it tastes like bilge-water. Not a drain-pour, as it was so bland that I could force it down.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nothing special but actually not all that bad. I had it all the time when I was down in Okinawa. A light lager geared for tropical climes. Paly yellow gold color, white head, decent body and light flavor. Refreshing on a hot day, an ok lager.