tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I enjoyed this beer. It tastes good for a dry that doesn't leave you completely parched deep in your throat. Light beer drinkers may enjoy it.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I had heard better things about this brew, but I was thoroughly non-impressed with it. It came off as slightly skunky, perhaps my bottle was old/mishandled. Reminiscent of American macro-brews. I've heard reports about it being better in Japan right from the source, but I'm skeptical. I shall give this beer a few more chances...
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Colour is clear yellow-gold with a boring white head. Aroma has a faint hint of malt, and is otherwise non-existant. Flavour also holds a hint of malt off the top, but quickly fades to little more than fizzy water with a crisp, flavourless finish. I suppose that there must be some hops in there somewhere, but I couldn't find 'em. It's nice to kill the heat when you accidentally put too much wasabi on your sushi, but that's about it.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not to copy JK's comments but I definitely agree. It tastes like piss water and is a bit more expensive. Please don't ever drink this beer.
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 tastes like bud but is more expensive
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just another big factory lager.
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly skunky aroma
Pale Golden, ok head.
Taste like cooled pasta water (a bit salt would actually improve it). thin like a wafer thin mint. Now I have an idea how beer-starved my friends visiting Nippon must have been :-)
Nate (3792) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light hoppy initial aroma but then it went away - rubbery. Light gold-yellow with white foamy head, laces. Fizzy carb and medium-heavy watery body. Hoppy, ascerbic bitterness and industrial, adjuncty flavor. Not very appealing and kind of weak.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special here, not much taste a bit malt here a bit hops there. nah