Moebbels (270) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very pale yellow body with a quickly disappearing white head. Nose has hay, some hops and a little pale malts. Taste is lightly dry but has a fairly sweet note beside it, the finish is dry but leaves a sweet feeling on the palate.Carbonation and mouthfeel are medium. This is drinkable but overly sweet for the style.
estpiwo (1268) - ESTONIA - APR 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color, sweet aroma. Taste was sweet and corny, watery. Not so impressive.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml bottle. Pours very pale, almost white, a bit hazy with lively carbonation. To be honest, does not look very appetising - and I have never seen such colour in Japanese or in any other Asian beer. Aroma is faintly sweet, something synthetic, rubber. Taste… almost not there. Very watery, sweet and short, only some carbonation attacking the tongue, one mint candy diluted in 10 litters of water. Again - if this pretends to represent "Japanese style", then I burst out laughing loud, bitterly - I have never tasted anything as bad as this in Japan. Korean major industrial brands are pretty bad - but even they cannot be compared with this one. Totally underwhelming performance from Saku. This should be a drain pour...
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy yellow colour with not too much head. Aroma is grains, some mild rubbery and herbal notes along with a bit strange sweetness to it. Flavour is grainy, floral, some mild rubbery and strange sweetish thin notes. Rather thin palate as well.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 06/2014)
Thanks Kairit! Pale yellow color is a bit hazy, small white head. Sweetish aroma has rice and rubber, slightly grainy. Light bodied. Light palate. Flavor is corn-like sweet maltyness, some citrus. Kind of refreshing although quite bulkish.
visionthing (2581) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50 bottle from Rimi Hüpermarket, Tallinn. Pours very pale yellow (fairly hazy if the sediments are poured in). Not much head to speak of neither much aroma.
Lightly fruity with hints of yeast. Sweet, watery and pretty flavourless. Drinkable, but boring.
FatPhil (8997) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle (Solaris, Tallinn)
OMFG, this is the most horrifically pale beer I’ve seen, it’s offensive to my eye. A little bit of a haze, but the head’s very brief. Sweetish, possibly citrussy, aroma, weak and watery. Retronasals are the same citrussy sweet nonsense, but it again comes over as very watery. Crisp palate, watery, super watery. Very neutral, and clean, and not corny unlike some cheaper pale adjunct lagers. Sweeter, a little bit fuller, and less crisp, than a typical filtered lager, being unfiltered has made quite a difference. I think this is a fairly accurately created immitation of an eastern, warm climate, unfiltered rice-lager. As such, the brewer has actually done a pretty good job. However, he’s created a beer style I really don’t like, hence the very low numbers. Overall, I have to give him some credit though for chosing an unusual target, hitting it square on, and doing it without any brewing flaws. Very clean - certainly uncontaminated by anything pretending to flavour.
kingstoni (1435) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear pale straw color with a minimal head. Sugary aroma of cheap rice beer. Watery. Taste of sweet, malty tap water with some grain. Not disgusting though.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
ectuohy27 (543) - ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bizarre soapy watery alkaline-forward tasting PL. Not terribly bad--it does go easy on the dryness and the hoppiness, which *is* a good thing in my book--but its unorthodoxy and fork-tine metal aftertaste make this, like so many other Saku beers except Le Mans and Koduõlu, best avoided
Marduk (2494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
500ml bottle. Label clearly says unfiltered, but this is as clear as any pale lager can be. It’s almost white! Thou I have to admit there is some unknown shit stuck inside the bottle. And it looks disgusting. Aroma is sweet, chemicals, papery. Taste is like flavored water. As thirstyrabbit said above- this is leftover from Le Mans watered down. Disgrace.