JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pale golden with a thick white head. Aroma of pale malt, fresh grassy hoppiness. Noble character is apparent. Flavour is well-balanced, crisp pale malts and a slightly bready finish. Decent bitterness. Much better than most in the category.
Strykzone (5337) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden color with a medium sized soapy head. Interesting label on the bottle reminds one of the influences of India. Aroma is subtle but grass dominates. Saaz hops seem to be evident in the aroma but not in the flavor. Tartness is noteworthy and some honey can be tasted. It is slightly bitter, as well making a tart, sweet, bitter combination. I give points for that and anything in a pale lager that is unusual should be relished.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle enjoyed with my fantastic Indian dinner in london. Golden pour, Belgian yeastiness & spiciness. coriander & wit like features, mild bitterness
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from tops shared on 2/7/2010.
pale straw honey colored with a small off white head.
rough pils-ish grainy aroma mixes with honey comb, mud, a bit of nuttiness and dust.
add some lemon and mineral/slate to the aroma to make up the flavor... it finishes with a harsh mineral note which lingers with grain in the aftertaste.
the body is medium and crisp but somehow has a muddy/swampy mouth feel which really distracts me. 6/3/5/2/12/2.8
nearbeer (4009) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml. Finally, there’s a "premium beer brewed with patience using malt, rice, hops, yeast and spring water"! Orange-peach color with a lasting sticky head. Nose is honey, lemon, light toast and flowery dry grass. Flavor is the same, but slightly less sweetness and more dry lemon grass. Light-medium body is sweet, watery and tingly, but has a crisp, slightly tart, grainy-hop finish that balances. A decent quality, Asian-style lager that does go well with spicy food, as advertised.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright, clear gold, with a sturdy, foamy head. Nice clean, grainy aroma, with a hint of understated sweetness. Clean and crisp, withnotes of pepper, grass and maybe mint, although may have been the result of the chapstick I had used earlier. Spritzy and fizzy to the end. Nicely bitter.
Kinz (3449) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m worried and I haven’t even poured. The bottle appears to be a Belgian lager masquerading as an Indian lager. This does not portend of good things. Medium gold, nice head, utterly clear. Aroma of grain and hay. Flavor is of rough grains, a touch of honey sweetness, and a load of grassy hops. And something that isn’t quite right. Maybe it was the Indian flair they were going for. They should have stuck with all malts, and they could have had a much better beer. Having said that, in the vast world of crappy pale lagers, this really is on the high end of the scale.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow gold, stark white head.Corny, lightly soapy nose.Somewhat grainy light maly palate.Light spicy hop finish
Ughsmash (7276) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured a clear bright golden with a towering cap of loose white head. Aroma picked up a fair dose of bready character with light spices, lemon, and nice floral notes. Flavor found sweet breadiness at the core with pleasant and mild floral bitterness eminating outward... some floral and very dry grassy notes round out the finish.. certainly solid for the style. Light-bodied but thick on flavor across the middle.. dry lemony finish. Thought this was tasty and every bit worth the $0.99 I paid for it!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright gold with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of sweet pale malt, cookie, tart bread yeast, light herbs. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.