mjg74 (2632) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light yellow in color. Aroma is skunky cardboard. Flavor is of corn and paper. Not a good combo. Pretty much garbage.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Multiple 12oz bottles at Lao Shanghi - China Town Chicago. Pours a clear lighter yellow gold with small white fizzy head. Flavor is dry and grassy with a slight sweetness. Very crisp and drinkable, clean but definitely doesn’t hide its faults.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didn’t expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst I’ve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. I’ve had my fair share of skunked lagers lately, nothing comes close to the level of offensiveness displayed here. Clear golden, large head, good lacing and retention. Flavor isn’t much better, (holy crap as I’m typing this after refilling the glass I can smell it from here...) but at least I can somehow get it down. Light body with moderate to high carbonation, light sweetness, no bitterness. Surprisingly good lacing and retention, surprisingly bad everything else. I will say that the beer has probably been sitting under a well lit shelf for at least a month, but still... unreal.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle thanks to cavie. i can’t believe fratto didn’t rate this higher. poured clear yellow wit a soapy white head. aroma was skunk and flavor was nothing at all. light body with low carbonation. maybe my worst beer to date.
drpimento (2346) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
no faults other than it is simply beer flavored water. very pale, some head, thin, didn’t finish it. Had it at the TsingTao pub 2365 Sichuan Beilu.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle pours very light yellow with a thin white head that fades fast to nothing. Aroma is skunky with cat piss and sweet cereals. Flavor is sour and extremely thin. Thin ceareals and a sour finish of lingering cereals. Eh.
Slipstream (2146) - USA - SEP 25, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bomber bottle with Chinese and Western lettering. Wimpy taste of wheat, yeast, rice - watery. It could be they want this to compete with dry Japanese beers, but this is inferior to those and to regular Tsingtao. More like a lite beer than a draft lager. Save it for watering your bamboo trees.
dfinney23 (2048) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Glad I didn’t both with a full bottle of this, just had a taste from a plastic cup at the grocery store. Nothing too offensive but nothing worth revisiting, either.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad pale lager. A bit skunky but quite light flavor. Grassy hops, not too much there.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2009
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow, heavy carbonation. Some what skunky aroma with notes of grain. Flavor was nice and crisp, simple corn note though. Finish was subtle and dry.