dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A fine example of a brewery spending more on the logo than the beer. Pale gold, a touch of grass and corn.
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 330ml clear bottle of French Polynesian awesomeness, thanks (?) to J&K for the share. Clear flat-looking gold with a minimal bright white frothy head. Ugly aroma - dead grass, PVC - not utter garbage, but reminded me a bit of RenToKill weed killer. Taste is actually not that bad - lightly grassy, a bit sugary, but mercifully lacking in weed killer or even weeds, no alcohol presence. Watery, airy, quick-finishing, leaves a vaguely clovery/gritty afterpresence. Ultimate does not TASTE all that offensive - probably better than Bud.
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle in Moorea. Flavor is very light and thin. Refreshing. Less sweet than Hinano. Not worth the higher cost than hinano if you’re in French Polynesia but worth having one for the tick.
fsbw21086 (334) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Better than Hinano. Drank this more for a week than Hinano. Add a lime, make sure it's cold and drink 10 of em
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
[5131-20130222] 330mL clear bottle. Burnt corn nuts aroma. Clear, yellow orange body with a medium-lasting bubbly white head. More toasted corn and plastic yeast in the flavour. Light body. Terrible. (3/2/2/2/6) 1.5
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2013-02-22. Crisp yellow body, small white head. 3+ Grainy sort of sweet industrial grain. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet grainy cereally pale malt. Average bodied palate. Meh. About what you’d expect really. Bottle from Tahiti c/o my Mom
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ahhh, the forbidden beer. Dull colour, no lasting head. Smells very appley and sweet. Tastes very sweet. Gluey and hopless, this was lagered for what, a day? Unrefined. Is the Tabu brand for botched batches of Hinano?
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Just as bad as Hinano. But when in rome...plus its drinking this or paying a fortune for something else.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle [330ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel --c/o j&m. Pours a clear pale gold with a large lasting foamy white head. Some minor lacing. Aroma is mostly grain along with vegetal notes, grassy hops and some fusel. Flavour is grainy along with light grassy hops and a hint of fruit. Light bodied. Not as horrid as I expected but not good either.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not neary as good as its sister product Hinano. Poured with a foaming agent type, white head that soon settled to a light cover and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow no bubble trails. Aroma is adjunct beery, hint skunk/hop, grain. Flavor is like nose, but bland sweet, with little carbonic tang. Body is dull and a bit flat. Finish is like flavor and long on sweet. Bleh.