KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Homeplus. Queen’s Ale 5.4% Extra Bitter Type served in a pint glass. It pours an orange gold with a soapy head of beige foam. The nose is pretty decent a sharp fruitiness mixed with a biscuity caramel sweetness. Fairly soft mouthfeel on a full body. The taste is a bit too sweet for me but it’s got some one dimensional hoppiness, sweet caramel graham biscuits and a somewhat bitter almost metallic finish. Boring but OK. I think I like this more than the blond, it’s more my speed.
Mcducts (1) - seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy and fruity on the first sent but too bitter in th end. Only choice of beer if you like hoppy beer in Korea.
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Alibi, Seoul. Aroma is a blend of earthy and faintly citrusy hops with spicy melanoidins. Almost clear bronze under a lacy, white collar. Not surprisingly, the flavour is quite bitter, with earthy English hops and some spicy malt melanoidin that are a bit sherry-like. Medium body, moderate carbonation, almost crisp.
ColdCalc (1) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A solid commercial beer. In Korea, there are only cheap swill, mass-market imports, and super pricey craft beers to choose from. Queen’s Ale offers a decent middle ground: more expensive than the mass Korean lagers, cheaper than the importer IPAs, and with a taste to match their middle position. This beer has a decent hoppy bitterness when compared with non-craft beers. A little harsher and less refined than the upscale beers, but much better than drinking another bland lager.
Fatehunter (1591) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body. Looks good.
The aroma has a mild lemon note to it. Not much but it’s there.
The taste has a metallic pine bitter flavor throughout with a grapefruit finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It’s an attempt at getting some flavor in the beers of Korea, but it doesn’t work well.
fredthecat (314) - CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells hoppy, fruity, american hops - melon, bright fruitiness. colour is light amber with a fair head. taste is pretty bitter, pleasantly herby, a little spicy. a good palate. a pretty great beer that fits the style from an otherwise awful brewer. interesting