trapped (558) - 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 (2210) - 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 itís 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 (2298) - 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 (2303) - 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 (584) - New Jersey, 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 (3403) - 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.
hayduke (3130) - 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 (4383) - 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 (5594) - 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 (1688) - 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.