Cantabrian (927) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow, this one is so different from the other Tsingtao lagers... It’s probably my 17th Chinese pale lager, and it doesn’t cease to amaze me how creative these Chinese brewers are. Such a wide range of flavours and aromas. Congratulations to all of them. This particular one has very mild flavour and aroma of unsophisticated malt, somewhat sweet, no detectable hops, pissy appearance and rather watery. Different!
HerrBierkoenig (514) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From bottle. Pours clear yellow liquid. Aroma: tar, malty soda, Palate: lively to fizzy carbonation, Overall: drinkable malty soda, not a beer.
Gurthnar (2928) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Aroma corny, stale green bottles. Clear yellow. Short. Taste is creepingly sweet, corny raw industrial worty. Quite agreeable in its category.
Cuso (5867) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, kindly donated by MisoW. Pale golden color with medium white head. Korn, grain, malt in aroma. Malty taste, with almost no bitterness.
MisoW (2272) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow, white head. Aroma is corny and malty. Taste is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, malty.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Fast-disappearing head on a pale, clear golden bevvie. Aroma is bland sweet corn. Flavors have a pop of pepper fading to a lingering sticky aftertaste that is somewhat offensive. Green apple comes out in the lingering finish, like a bruised apple skin. Had potential for a minute there but it’s all gone.
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(600ml bottle) Pours a pale golden body with a moderate white head. Aroma of grass and florals. Flavor of mild hops and malt with a watery mouthfeel.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Blond beer with a medium disappearing head. Rather bland light hoppy beer. There are better beers in China.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark yellow. Watery flavour with hay and pee-like hop character and just the vaguest of malts.
omhper (20921) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden, no head. Thin, but to my amazement with a smokey flavour. Light bitterness. The smokiness is light - and I'm not even sure if it's intentional, but as there is nothing else there whatsoever, it dominates.