ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, - AUG 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The most expensive half pint of beer I had whilst in China. Charged 36RMD at my hotel so it was one and one only!
Medium gold, well charged with a big head of foam that was messy and mostly lasting (first truly clean glass I had had since being in China I suppose!). Malty sweet, relatively clean nose with a spicy hop note coming through. Similar on the palate. Grainy, sweet toasted malt and mild corn notes upfront melding with a sour malt and hop backend and grassy, peppery and subtly bitter finish. Gassy, heavy in the stomach with medium-light body. There is an alkaline feel to it that develops as it warms, so down it went quickly. Light citrus comes out of the sourness. Not a bad quaffer. At least it has some back bone. (29,5cL, BB 30/11/12, The Qube Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai, China)
safaricook (7) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Got this from a street shop in Guilin. Idrank it on the balcony of our hotel room overlooking a part of the river. Cold it tastes like water with carbonation and a slightly oxidized aftertaste. Warmer there is some Pilsener malt. No hops. Not good, not even for Chineese mass beer standards.
GoufCustom (401) - HONG KONG - MAR 3, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013
600 ml green bottle ordered reluctantly while having spicy food at a Szechuan restaurant in Yuen Long. Piss-like pale yellow colour; Thin head and white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing and barely notable carbonation; Smell of weak malt, wet cardboard and nothing else; Taste of wet cardboard, rice grains, faint chalk dust, extremely weak malt, and barely noticeable trace of hops; Feather light body, watery palate; Taste is dominated by wet cardboard throughout with faint chalk dust, malt taste is almost zero. Hoppiness is very faint, almost unnoticeable and has no finish. Slighty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: the restaurant has only three choices for me to cut down the dryness and spiciness of the dishes - the local San Miguel, Blue Girl, and Tsingtao - I had all three before so I chose the least offensive one based on my memory, and I must say memory is never reliable! This watery swill is all wet cardboard front center and back. Not only it doesn’t quench my thirst, the chili I had actually amplifies its cardboard and chalk taste, which is so bad that I have to shovel down more chili to quell that. Its back label states “Good Beer with malty aroma”. Talk about a job well done, I mean the chili, not this crap. Any redeeming value? At least there is no skunk.
waynegreater (6) - - OCT 3, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
water like beer. understand now why it’s called "pee jiu" in chinese ? tastes like yellow water!
Camons (4493) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can @ Hotelroom, Kunshan. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of grain, grass. Taste is malt, grain, light caramel, straw. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. 140112
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow color with fine head as however is fast disappearing. Grassy aroma and taste. Fine bitterness. Really good lawnmower pilsner. purchased in China.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
14th May 2009
At Papsoe’s pre CPH Beer Fest tasting, cheers Henrik! Pale gold beer. Crisp with a little bit of malt. The barest whisper of hop. Drinkable but not clever!
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of caramel and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, vitamin C, and citrus fruits. The body is light. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can at Papsø.
Clear pale yellow coloured with a small white head.
Malty aroma of fruits and spices.
Malty flavour of corn and cardboard with notes of hops.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pale straw, pours with a head that vanishes to nothing. Bland, with barely any aroma. Thin beer with mineral water finish. Life cereal sweetness in the flavors and a paper pulp quality that is totally inoffensive.