PictouRx (142) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was one of two main beers I seemed to find at most places in Thailand, the other Chang. Well nothing much to write home about here, sort of a lame beer, flat no bitter, little grass aroma, tinny taste, flat overall.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2003 Very similar to Bintang, but a bit more refreshing and clean, light on the hops, easy on the palate.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pale, lively carbonation. Usual lager aromas of malt and yeast. Some bitterness in the taste but overall a little lacking in body.
Tabednar (139) - - NOV 16, 2011
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.16.2011 - Houston, TX
Similar to most American domestic beers with an almost unrefined taste that is unique and enjoyable.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An average beer from far away. It goes good with thai food, but doesnt have that fine subtle mix of flavors that many micros have. All in all, a good beer to go with some hot spicy thai food.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - SEP 20, 2000
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was fairly decent. A kind of sweet, malty flavor, with a very light hop aftertaste. I would have this again.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle...Straw color, moderate head. The aroma is lightly hoppy just as the flavour that also has light malty sweetness. The finish has good bitterness. An ordinary lager, perhaps a bit more hoppy than most mainstrems...very nice with the thai food
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, pours pale straw, very little head forms. Just enough to cover the top of the beer, but not thicker than a bubble or two. This makes me wonder what’s different about the bottle I had compared to others who speak of a huge foam.
Skunked somewhat. Smells of old grass. Malt mixed with a subtle fruity sweetness at first, but over time quite a big fruity aroma emerges. Let me say this--the aroma is quite unique.
The carbonation seems subdued, but it feels hot to the tongue. One glance at the glass reveals the carbonation exists in large amounts. This beer coats your tongue more than I’m used to.
Taste is overwhelmingly sour. A slight bitter finish (and I mean slight) that becomes more noticeable as you drink. Sour start sets the tone. An old kind of sour lemon taste (old as in off, not nostalgic). Aftertaste is very citrus, with bitter overtones. In time, the tongue feels ’spiced’. At first, the high alcohol content isn’t noticeable, but after half a glass, I could feel and taste it. As it warms, the grainy character emerges in the flavour and it becomes less citrus.
This beer isn’t as bad as I imagined it to be, but it’s quite different from what I usually favour. I was ansty about trying this one, but I would recommend this to people as an extremely unique, if not exciting, beer.
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.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
When in Thai (restaurant), drink Thai beer.
For better or for worse. My only regret is that I paid for the "big" bottle.
Pitiful head; spongy, gutless, and very coarse.
Surprised to see no adjuncts. Also surprised to see 6% ABV. It gave me a nasty headache.
Not much to say here.
A pervasive sourness, crudely alcoholic, dry. I'm nursing a cold; didn't catch the hops that other reviewers have.
Really quite similar in gross character to the American Malt Liqours.
Perhaps storage and transport has taken its toll, but I'm not sure how much better this swill could get.