jercraigs (6477) - 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 (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - 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 (846) - 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 (5138) - 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 (1936) - 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.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
14th September 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle in Tahiti. Crisp and refreshing, hint of citrus. Not bad.
JorisPPattyn (7305) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yellow beer with a metallic sheen; medium, dense, disappearing head. End of bottle with a strange sludge. Dull malty nose. Bit of honey, and some leafiness. Short bitterish spike, then unform honeylike sweetness, straw-like. Bit lightstruck - small wonder in the clear glass abomination. Grist slickness, dull and flat. Usually, this type of exotic brews get defended by quotations as "Tastes ideally under the palms in the sun on the beach, etc. etc. " I doubt this could be invoked with this sweetness overload. Poor Stef, where were you, if you had to content yourself with this... palmtree... beach...?
Panzerfaust (539) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank at Rapa Nui, Easter Island. Pours a pale yellow color with lots of bubbles and a medium fast diminishing head.
Aroma is of grass, herbs and grains. Surprisingly I get some hop presence which is weird from a comercial lager of Polynesia. However the malt is the main character.
Flavor is sweet-ish with a touch of grass and herbs in the finish. I found it drinkable and refreshing.
Light body, highly carbonated. Watery texture but with some consistence. OK.
waileagirl (1) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
we went to tahiti and enjoyed tabu does anyone know where I can find it? I have been searching every where,thanks in advance..Jan
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle on Bora Bora. Not bad, definitely prefer this to the more popular Tahitian Hinano. Probably would classify this as a Premium American Lager versus a standard due to a lot better malt character. Think of a slightly more malty version of Corona Extra and you’ll get a good idea of what this is like. If only you could find it...