kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a clear, pale golden color; thin off-white head with patchy lacing. Light aroma, with lots of skunkiness and light sugar; not terribly offensive, but not good. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: candy sugar, light skunkiness following through from the aroma; reasonably drinkable and crisp, but kind of grainy and stale overall. Not exceptional. Medium finish: sugars, grainy malts, and a touch of mineral bitterness.
IrishBoy (4060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors; clear gold with a medium white head; Nose is lightly grainy with some grassy hops; flavor only very slightly sweetand grainy witha faint hop bitterness.
ChainGangGuy (4690) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a small, white head.
Smell: Fresh, clean rice aroma with a waft of water-soaked grasses.
Taste: Not much to go on here, folks. Some puffed rice, some clean water, a medium sweetness, and a very slight grassy hop character. Clean, sudden finish. Just like life, it’s over before you know it.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Again, there’s not alot going on here. It’s okay, perhaps, if you’re looking for something tremendously light, but then the optimal choice would be: water.
nick76 (4356) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is full of adjuncts and rather malty with a grassy hop. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is water like with rice and grass. The palate is watery. Better than the regular with no funk but nothing great.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hint of hay on the nose. Pale yellow, almost lemon color. with decent carbonation. Taste was light and clean. Some slight hop flavor. Great with Chinese food. Very simple refreshing beer.
DuffMan (8794) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale clear straw yellow, crispy grains, lightly hopped, clean finish. No complaints when you know what you’ve signed up for.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Marginal in every way. Grassy hops with a bit of citrus. Pours with a fizzy white heead over a yellow body. Decent retention. Tastes like rice, but decently drinkable. Watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Not horrible.
mmmbeer (1369) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2008
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle poured into my trusty stein- poured transparent very light golden yellow, white head quickly bubbled away, medium carbonation. Aroma of seaweed and malt, ugh. Hits the mouth with a thin body, extremely light malt and hops, finish fades away. The perfect beer to drink when you don’t feel like drinking beer.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting find here, thanks to JRedmond. Classified as a regular pale lager, unlike Tsingtao which is a "premium" lager. Because the calorie content is listed in the deScription, im guessing thats its selling point and its the equevelent of a Light beer. To be honest this was pretty solid. Given the chance, I would rather drink this. Not a whole lot going on, but its very smooth and refreshing.
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 12 oz bottle split with pwn3d. I thought this was better than the original despite the rating, and lower alcohol. The body is very clear yellow. The aroma is really nothing at all. The taste is pretty smooth, nothing really offensive.