blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Vanipha Lanna. I’m having Thai food so I may as well have a Thai beer with it and this is the only one they have. Pours a clear sparkling gold with a large lasting foamy white head. Mild aroma of sweet grain, malt and very light hops -- there’s nothing foul or offensive about it but it’s quite bland. The flavour’s better then expected: a clean malt and hop flavour with some fruit and grain -- a little watery but not too bad. Not something I’d go out of my way to get but it went well with the food and was pleasant enough.
Lubiere (12704) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden lager with a thin white head. Light mineral malt aroma. In mouth, very decent malt, biscuitty, with light german hops, and a nice medium body. Bottle at Nokham restaurant, Ottawa.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Not an exceptional beer but not a drain-pour. You get exactly what you should expect from a lager from this region: slightly tropical banana, apple and pear notes on the nose, very easy going texture and soft malts on the palate with a quick refreshing, though subdued, hop finish. An ok Thai beer.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Purchased at Stanlee’s in Tumon, Guam. Pours very pale, clear yellow, with almost no head. Aroma is typical lager. A little cat piss, a few hops and malt. Flavor was kinda skunky, and even though I just pulled the bottle from a container of ice, it seemed warm. I can’t see drinking another one of these.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours very pale yellow with thick head. Aroma smells a little skunky and like it’s been poured from a can that has sat in the sun too long. Taste is a little sweet and bolder than the appearance would lead one to believe. Sour/bitter on the back end. Not very good.
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle at Mai Tai in Alexandria, VA. Poured a light straw colored gold, small head with a fair amount of carbonation. Tasted like about a million other pale lagers -- which to me is a good thing. I wasn’t noticing any overly bitter hops, like some of the reviewers did. This is what I could call a comfort beer -- when you’re in the mood to drink beer and not think about it -- but still look different from all your friends.
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale golden color with a thick white head. Aroma of corn, malt and hops. Flavor moves quickly from sweet malt to the bittering hops. For what it is, not bad. Accompanies Thai food very well.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear gold, small white head.
Faintly corny aroma of malt and hop bitter.
Dryish, somewhat sharp flavor mainly of hop bitter, with a faint malt sweetness in the background. Very watery and thin, as expected. Bitter aftertaste, with a hint of corny sweetness.
Clean mouthfeel, carbonation a bit on the heavy side, but typical for this type of beer.
This is really not as bad as I’d expected, but a very typical bulk lager in any case, of course. As asian pale lagers go, it really could be a lot worse. A good enough beer for a meal.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Excited carbonation just sustains a white froth. Crisp crackers and sugary breads support a bright mix of flowers and grass. A bitter tingle refreshes alongside vigorous carbonation as a clean sweetness sates the palate. Enough heft considering the delicateness; glides along with a slick sensation.
Expertly constructed, clean and refreshing to no end, though there is definitely room for more personality.
33 cl bottle, best before 02 May 2009.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical lager body, aroma and taste. Some cheese accents in the aroma though. Cheeseish ending.