Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another international contribution to the LCBO, i.e. a pale lager. Sudsy head though almost transparent body. Some taste with some leaf bitterness well malted and distinctly metalic. Metalic on tongue.
TerryR (383) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly sweet malty aroma. Sweet, metallic taste. Metallic finish. Asian beers are generally not great, but there are some that are not bad thirst quenchers with spicy foods. This was not one of them.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (355ml). Poured clear, glowing, pale gold with a big white quick-diminishing rocky head. Very mild sharply sweet vegetal malt aroma, chemicals and metals also. Taste is initially *very* sickly sweet malt, quickly overwhelmed by a harsh metallic bitterness - also scorched grass and tinned mushroom soup. Mouthfeel is watery and metallic. Quickly disappears off the palate, but leaves a harsh, brackish/metallic/sweet aftertaste. Ick.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Golden-straw color with a thin white head. Aroma of not much - some metallic/adjunct tones. Light sweet malt flavor thatís at least different from many other SE Asian lagers. Too bad itís not better.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head. Weak malty aroma and a light sweet malty light grassy taste. Light body and a light dry finish.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, small bubbly white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Malty flavour with sugarsweetish hints. A bit hoppy finish, and long hoppy (weak though) aftertaste. Quite boring.
TBone (11752) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, alc. 4.9% (BB 11/2005)
Golden, small white head. Cardboard aroma. Sweet, malty, some yeastyness also. Standard lager, slightly off the pace.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour, white lace. Aroma is mostly rice, some higher alcohols, paint thinner. Flavour is rice, slightly milky with a trace of pale malt. Taste is better than the smell. Maybe if it was 35C and 100% humidity, Iíd enjoy this more... but it isnít and I donít.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light-medium gold; no head. Aroma is quite grainy with touches of sweet and hop, plus some spice in the distance. Taste and palate is too watery in the beginning and middle, then some bitterness/bite picks up towards the end. Good carbonation. When thirsty, this beer will do the job.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a clear dark yellow colour with a thin foamy head. Looks like thereís some dust floating around. Aroma is an unpleasently metallic and green apple. Almost cider-like. Taste also not the best Iíve had with some malt presence but overpowered by that metallic cider. Left a strange , dusty feeling in my throat .