ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I see that this beer doesn't get good ratings, but I liked it. Nice mellow beer, light and drinkable. Very impressed with it. Not what I expected from China.
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2004
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale straw colored body with a frothy white short lived head fed by fake carbonation. Clean grainy malt smell with notes of grassy hops. Cloyingly sweet diluted corn syrup like taste is pretty bad. A touch of hops in the aftertaste make this a bit more drinkable than it would otherwise be. On par with mass produced beers from the big three, and only worth sampling as a novelty. My Chinese friend at work handed this to me as a free sample. I would not buy it, and I’ll have to try to get him to sample some of the better pale lagers so that he wouldn’t either.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A standard bud like beer. Golden colored, skunky in the nose, light bodied, watery on the palate, very mild malt and hop flavors that seem to clash. It'll do, when it's your only choice in a chinese restaurant.
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 June, 2002 I have heard that this beer is very variable, but can be quite spicy and refreshing. Mine was obviously of the poor variety - soapy-sweet selotape. [1.4]
March, 2004 Pale yellow. Clean & crisp. Huge cow pat malt aroma. Surprisingly attractive. Some light bitterness. Not much happening, but an acceptable and refreshing drink. [2.2]
April, 2007 On tap at the Noodle House in Gillingham. Crisp and drinkable. Most of the character appears to come from the carbonation, and the main element of this beer is that it is inoffensive. [2.0]
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Skunky, watery, bitter. Not good, but it does cool the mouth after too much wasabi.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very skunky aroma. Thin white head recedes completely on light golden body. Mild bitterness and sweet finish. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle (green).
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Carbonated, clear straw body topped by quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is light skunk on the pour, but turns grassy with some grainy. Taste is mild -- medium sweet, grassy and grainy. FInishes with some dryness and minimal bitterness. Grainy and faintly grassy burp. Mild acidity in a light-medium body. Not bad, but its strength is its inoffensiveness.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample- 355 ML bottle- Poured a short lived white head. It lasted as long as the head would on a glass of cola. Light hoppy taste with the same aroma to match. Went down smooth, and was suprisingly refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary though.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Only thing wrong with the aroma was the lack. In fact that is pretty much how I'd sum this whole beer up. Everything is okay but now done much, Kind of reminded me of Steinlager but with even less prominent features. Slightly more expensive than Steinlager as well.
Little side note, as it gets warmer a funny little taste becomes apparent (it is a hot day) I don't recall this flavor, it is kind of a metallic touch on the tip of your tongue, I am wondering if this is because of the rice that the label mentions? It is something odd anyhow.
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didn't seem hoppy enough to be a pils but it did have more flavor than I expected. No head. Aroma is minimal, grassy. Not bad with the Chinese food.