17thfloor (2430) - 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 doesnít hide its faults.
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Didnít expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst Iíve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. Iíve 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 isnít much better, (holy crap as Iím 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 canít believe fratto didnít 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.
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 7, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Liter bottle from asian market in Seattle. Palest pour on a beer Iíve ever seen, minimal white head, looks like pale ginger ale. Nose is whiff of vinegar and grain/corn. Taste has some honey-like sweetness but otherwise fizzy corny malting. Sweetness is nice, works to cut spicy asian food, but pretty terrible otherwise. Serves its purpose.
drpimento (2267) - 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, didnít 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 (2040) - 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.
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.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a straw yellow color with a white head. Aroma is honey, floral, and skunk. Flavor is floral, rice, honey, vanilla, some skunk, and almost no bitterness.
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale Yellow pour from the 22 oz bottle. Just a little skunk flavor and aroma. Guess I should consider myself lucky considering the green bottle. Some lemony flavors, but not enough to actually make it good.